5th Seoul

Seoul 2017
5th International Workshop on the Changing Nature of Work (CNoW)
Transforming Work with Digital Innovation

The CNoW Pre-ICIS workshop will be held in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday, December 10, 2017, from 9:00-15:00. This will be the fifth meeting in the series (Milan, Italy – Dec. 2013, Muenster, Germany – May 2015, Ft. Worth, TX, USA – Dec. 2015, Dublin, Ireland - Dec. 2016). The 2017 workshop is co-sponsored by SIG-OSRA.


The workshop business meeting will be held at the conclusion of this workshop.

Workshop description:

The nature of work in organizations is changing to accommodate new forms of organizing through modern digital platforms. Digital innovation transform jobs but also has deep effects on employee engagement and how meaning is formed in day to day work. While there is more flexibility in terms of when, where, and how we work there are also multiple adverse effects associated with these emerging patterns of work, for example too much connectivity and managing boundaries of work and personal life. Ultimately digital innovation is transforming the workplace and organizing, including leading to new forms of leadership, governance structures and individual responses to these new patterns of work. These and other issues related to the impact of digital innovation on work will be explored in this workshop. You are invited to submit extended abstracts about your research (maximum 5 pages) related to the changing nature of work. Indicate whether this is a completed research project or research-in-progress. A combination of short presentations and discussions will be used to facilitate the exchange of ideas.

Potential topic areas include (but are not limited to) :

- Emerging new patterns of work

- Digital working and workplace technologies

- Job crafting with IT

- Gamification of work

- Changing spatial and temporal dimensions of work

- Work fragmentation and nomadic work practices

- New forms of virtual teamwork and virtualization of work

- Transparency and open collaboration

- New forms of employee participation and engagement

- e-Lancing and freelancing movement

- Impact on professions and labor through digitization and automation

- Changing patterns of leadership forms of organizing

- Impact on work-life balance and boundary management

- Well-being in the workplace

Workshop Keynote Speakers :

● Jeffrey V. Nickerson,

Machines are rapidly increasing their capabilities with respect to cognitive tasks. Researchers can help design more interesting jobs that use learning machines. Higher human productivity and improved job satisfaction are the desired outcomes. The likelihood of achieving these outcomes can be increased by building a research network that spans disciplines, creates a vision, and strives for convergence. Convergence involves finding a common language for those in different disciplines to use, as well as identifying ways of benchmarking and sharing progress in multiple domains. Professor Nickerson is an investigator on an NSF convergence award dedicated to building a research network related to the changing nature of work, and his talk will discuss ways of involving workshop participants in the network and the research to follow.

Important Dates :

Sep. 18, 2017: Extended abstract due. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO Sep. 25, 2017. Submission system is now closed.

Oct. 16, 2017: Notification of acceptance Additional Details:

Additional Details :

Paper submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cnow2018

Paper template: Extended abstract template

At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. You can register for the workshopxx

You can register for the workshop at https://icis2017.aisnet.org/register/

Workshop Program Chairs :

Joao (John) Baptista, Warwick Business School (J.Baptista@wbs.ac.uk)

Mari-Klara Stein, Copenhagen Business School (ms.digi@cbs.dk)

Sue Conger, University of Dallas (sue.conger@gmail.com)

Masaaki Hirano, Waseda Business School (masaaki.hirano@gmail.com)

Gyoo Gun Lim, Hanyang Business School (ggseer@gmail.com)

Workshop Program Committee :

J.P. Allen, San Francisco University

Jonny Holmström, Umeå University

Tina Blegind Jensen, Copenhagen Business School

Elizabeth Regan, University of South Carolina

Nancy Russo, Malmö University

Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University

Martha (Marti) Snyder, Nova Southeastern University

Burt Swanson, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Monideepa Tarafdar, Lancaster University

Bart van den Hooff, Vrije University Amsterdam

Lauri Wessel, Freie Universität Berlin

Workshop Officers :

Chair : Jungwoo Lee, Yonsei University

Vice Chair : Stefan Klein, University of Muenster

Secretary : Mary Beth Watson-Manheim, University of Illinois Chicago