Maha Shaikh is an Assistant Professor at Warwick Business School. Her area of research involves open source, open development, and open innovation. Her PhD focused on the dynamics of learning and organizing in open source collectives. Until recently Maha was a post-doc at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the Information Systems and Innovation Group. Her research has concentrated on how, why, and under what conditions the public and private sector decides to adopt open source software and/or process.
Maha holds a PhD in Information Systems from the LSE. Her past affiliations include the University of Limerick, where she worked on a number of projects, including the OPAALS project, with Professor Brian Fitzgerald at the Lero Research Centre. At the LSE she was also a Research Officer to Professor Leslie Willcocks, and was studying the relationship of open source to outsourcing, open innovation and open business models. Maha’s co-authored book on the secondary adoption of open source by the public sector, published by the MIT Press was recently published (November 2011). This is co-authored with Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Professor Jay Kesan, Dr Barbara Russo, and Professor Giancarlo Succi. She has published, and presented at all the main information systems conferences like ECIS, ICIS, AMCIS, HICSS, and her own special interest group, the OSS conference.
She maintains a personal blog on Wordpress.