Dr Mary Cronin

Boston College


Dr Mary J. Cronin is a research professor for information systems at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts, USA. She has published a variety of books about digital strategy, innovation and the sustainability of companies – these include the international bestseller Doing Business on the Internet (1994), Smart Products, Smarter Services (2010) and her most recent publication Managing for Social Impact: Innovations in Responsible Enterprise (2018). Her publications have been translated into many languages.
Mary Cronin completed her doctorate at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, where she is currently responsible for computer and information technology on the advisory board. She is a member of the editorial team of Electronic Markets and has more than 25 years of experience in managing and advising technology-focused organisations. Additionally, she is the co-founder of the social company 4Q Catalyst, which supports companies in designing and managing programmes for circular economies and the zero-waste principle, and the voice-first platform Life-Notes, which enables older people to share and document their life stories.

Session Session theme
The Future of Work in a global circular economy 6 Regional and global change