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Peter Weill (born c. 1955) is an Australian computer scientist[1] and organizational theorist, Professor of Information Systems Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and chairman of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).[2]

Peter Weill
Bornc. 1955
Alma materMelbourne University
New York University Stern School of Business
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science



After receiving his BE with honours from Melbourne University in 1978 and his MBA in 1984, Weill proceeded to study management information systems at the New York University Stern School of Business, where he received his M.Phil in 1987, and his PhD in 1988.[3]

Weill started his academic career at the Melbourne University, where he was Professor of Management Information Systems and Director of its Centre for Management of Information Technology (CMIT) at the Melbourne Business School (MBS). In July 2000 he joined Sloan as Director of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research,[4] where July 2008 he was succeeded by Jeanne W. Ross, and Weill became chairman of the CISR.[5]

Weill was awarded the Library Journal of America’s best business book of the year award for his 2001 Place to Space: Migrating to eBusiness Models. In 2007 Weill also received the MIT Sloan Outstanding Teacher Award. In 2008 he was recognized by Ziff Davis as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in IT" and the top academic in the field.[2]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Weill, Peter, and Michael R. Vitale. Place to space: Migrating to eBusiness Models. Harvard Business Press, 2001.
  • Weill, Peter, and Jeanne W. Ross. IT governance: How top performers manage IT decision rights for superior results. Harvard Business Press, 2004.
  • Ross, Jeanne W., Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson. Enterprise architecture as strategy: Creating a foundation for business execution. Harvard Business Press, 2006.

Articles, a selection:


  1. ^ Guy G. Gable (2008) The Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia. p. 106
  2. ^ a b "MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Peter Weill". MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  3. ^ Peter Weill bio eBusiness@MIT Annual Conference "Making eBusiness Payoff" April 17–19, 2002 Cambridge, Massachusetts. Accessed October 18, 2013.
  4. ^ Weill, Peter, and Jeanne W. Ross. "IT governance on one page." CISR WP 349.2 (2004).
  5. ^ CISR Mission and Contact Information as of August 1, 2009 (online)

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