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Michel Avital is Professor of Digitalization at Copenhagen Business School. His research focuses on the relationships between the digital innovation ecosystem and organizational practices. He studies how emergent technologies are developed, applied, managed and used to transform and shape organizations. He currently examines blockchain-enabled innovation, transformation, organization, collaboration, and business models. He has published over 100 articles on topics such as blockchain technology, sharing economy, big data, open data, open design, generative design, creativity, innovation, the social impact of IT and sustainable value. He is an editorial board member of leading IS journals and serves in various organizing capacities in major international conferences on digital technology and organization studies. Further information:


  • –present
    Professor, Copenhagen Business School


  • 2002 
    Case Western Reserve University, Management Information Systems