JoAnne Yates

JoAnne Yates is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management, Emerita and Professor Post Tenure of Work and Organization Studies and Managerial Communication at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Yates developed MIT Sloan's Managerial Communication curriculum starting in 1980. From 2007-2012 she served as Deputy Dean for programs at MIT Sloan. Her research is both historical and contemporary.  
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JoAnne Yates | Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management MIT Sloan School

Featured Research

Engineering Rules:  Global Standard Setting Since 1880.  Yates, JoAnne and Craig N. Murphy.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.

"The International Organization for Standardization (IS0): Global governance through voluntary consensus." Murphy, Craig N., and JoAnne Yates. London: Routledge Press, 2009.

"The Autonomy Paradox: The Implications of Mobile Email Devices for Knowledge Professionals." Mazmanian, Melissa, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and JoAnne Yates. Organization Science Vol. 23, No. 5 (2013), pp. 1337-1357.

Control Through Communication: The Rise of System in American Management. Yates, JoAnne. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

Areas of Interest

  • Managerial Communication
  • Work and Organizational Studies
  • Business History

My Affiliations

Managerial Communication Group

The Managerial Communication unit offers theory and skill development in oral, written, interpersonal, cross-cultural, and leadership communication.

Work and Organization Studies Group

WOS reflects the diverse disciplinary backgrounds and research methods of the faculty, including social psychology, sociology, history, anthropology, labor economics and industrial relations.

Information Technology Group

The MIT Sloan Information Technology Group researches the economic, social, and organizational implications of the digital technologies that transform the way we live and work.