Michael Scott Morton

Large Organizations May Be Doomed in a Business Where Information Technology Leads To Rethinking Organizational Structure

Michael S. Scott Morton (born August 25, 1937 in Mukden in Manchuria) 


Is a British business theorist, and Professor Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, known for his contributions to Strategic information systems and benchmarking e-learning.



After an engineering at the University of Glasgow, Scott Morton received his BS in 1961 from Carnegie Mellon University, and received his PhD from the Harvard Business School.

Scott Morton started his academic career in 1966 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was founding director of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), serving as director from 1974 to 1976. From 1976 to 1983 he was Deputy Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management, where later he was appointed Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management. Further from 1983 to 1995 he directed the Strategy Group, and from 1995 to 1999 he co-directed the research initiative, which lead to the publication of Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century.

Scott Morton co-founded three companies in the fields of Information and Control Systems and served as board member in three more companies.


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