12th Kristiansand

In 2023 we are hosting two SIG CNOW workshops.
The first takes place as a hybrid workshop in June in relation to ECIS 2023 in Kristiansand, Norway
The second takes place in December, in relation to ICIS 2023 in India.  

The 12th CNOW Workshop



Due to a high number of requests, we have decided to arrange the workshop in a hybrid format.

Time and Date: Tuesday the 13th June from 9.00 – 17.00 in Kristiansand, Norway/ or on Zoom.
Submission deadline -  10 May (previously 25 April)  
Notification – 19 May 
Camera ready version – 2 June
Submission site: EasyChair
Submission Template: Download template CNoW12Template-2023.docx

The nature of work and organizing is changing with the deeper embedding of modern new digital technologies in the workplace. In response to the Covid 19 pandemic organizations have accelerated the pace of digital transformation. Emerging digital work practices and arrangements based on remote and hybrid work are now the new normal way of working in many organizations. This digitization is therefore transforming work,changing and challenging core aspects of organizations such as employee connectedness, engagement and how meaning and identity are formed and reproduced in day-to-day work.

These deep effects contribute to the emergence of new forms of organizing based on open platforms of communication, collaboration, and exchanges. Digital workplace platforms and ecosystems can thus support more dynamic and fluid work arrangements within and across organizations, and allow for more flexibility in terms of when, where, and how we work. The potential to leverage the opportunities from this new landscape of work in organizations to improve the lives of workers is enormous.

Although there is great potential to create a better society and more sustainable organizations,  this changing nature of work raises many concerns and unintended consequences (e.g., digital fatigue, impact on well-being, meaningless work with algorithmic management and the corrosion of privacy). We need to explore those critical challenges for the future digitization of workplace and organizing and how to digitize for the next generation.

In this workshop we are interested in the debate between the bright and dark side of the changing nature of work.

At the workshop, a combination of short presentations and group discussions will be used to facilitate the exchange of ideas. The workshop will take place in-person. We are pleased to have keynotes speakers at the event stimulating our thinking and setting context for the round table discussions:


  • · Frantz Rowe, Professor, Nantes University - presenting format TBD
  • · Emmanuelle Vaast, Prefessor, McGill University - presenting online

Discussion Panel "Reflections on changing work-behavior and collaboration - post-pandemic"
Facilitated by Emma Gritt and Joschka Hüllmann. Participants: Alexander Richter, Anna Sigridur Islind and more to come. 

You are invited to submit short papers of maximum 5 pages, related to the workshop theme, or one of the following sub-themes:

  • The dark side of social media, digital, and virtual collaboration
  • Social and ethical implications of remote/hybrid work
  • Emerging new patterns of work and organizing
  • Digital working and workplace technologies
  • Algorithmic management and datafication
  • The use of AI in shaping new work practices
  • Communication in immersive environments, platforms and Metaverse 
  • New technology-enabled forms of employee participation and engagement
  • Impact of the digital workplace on work-life balance, mental health and well-being, and boundary management
  • Creating more resilient work arrangements in modern organizations
  • Sustainable and responsible use of digital technologies and design of digital work

Organizing Committee

Lisa Marie Giermindl, University of Applied Science Sankt Gallen
Louise Harder Fischer, IT-University of Copenhagen
Emma Gritt, Leeds University Business School
Emma Forsgren, Leeds University Business School
Helena Vallo Hult, University West
Joschka Hüllmann, University of Twente


Program Committee Members and Reviewers

Anna Sigridur Islind, Reykjavik University
Anne-Sophie Meyer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Aleksi Aaltonen, Temple University
Benedikt Berger, University of Münster
Crispin Coombs, Loughborough University
Daniel Westmattelmann, University of Munster
Edin Smailhodzic, University of Groningen
Eleanor Wynn, Ronin Institute,
Ella Hafermalz, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Emma Gritt, Leeds University Business School
Emma Forsgren, Leeds University Business School
Helena Vallo Hult, University West
Jeroen Meijerink, University of Twente
Jian Mou, Pusan National University
Joao Baptista, Lancaster University
Joschka Hüllmann, University of Twente
Julia Backmann, University of Münster
Kai Riemer, University of Sydney Business School

Lisa Marie Giermindl, University of Applied Science Sankt Gallen
Livia Norström, University West
Louise Harder Fischer, IT-University of Copenhagen
Maren Gierlich-Joas, University of Hamburg
Mari-Klara Stein, Talltech/CBS
Marta Stelmaszak Rosa, The School of Business Portland State University
Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström, University of Gothenburg
Nicola Ens, Copenhagen Business School
Noel Carroll, University of Galway
Pernille Rydén, IT University of Copenhagen.
Stefan Klein, University of Muenster
Stan Karanasios, University of Queensland

The 12th CNOW Workshop

Programme the 13th June 

See the detailed roundtable program and papers below.  

The workshop is conducted in a hybrid format and will follow the below timeline.  If you attend online please follow this Zoom link and contact Louf@itu.dk, if you if you experience any difficulties. 


09.00 –  09.15   Opening by Organizers

09.15 – 10.30    Keynote #1: "Digital entrapment in big data practices: insights from critical social theory and an illustration". By Frantz Rowe, Nantes Université and Institut Universitaire de France, France, and Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada and Cape Town University, South Africa

10.30 -  10:45    Coffee and networking

10:45 – 12:00    Roundtables Part I

12:00 – 13:00    Common Lunch

13:00 – 14:00    Roundtables Part II

14:00 – 15:00    Keynote #2 – There is a crack in everything... by Emma Vaast, McGill University

15:00 -  15.30    Afternoon coffee and cake and networking.

15.30 – 16:45    Panel and discussion 1 hours longer possible

16:45 – 17:00    Round-up

Online Organizing Committee Members:
Lisa Marie Giermindl, University of Applied Science Sankt Gallen
Louise Harder Fischer, IT-University of Copenhagen

On-site Organizing Committee members: 
Emma Gritt, Leeds University Business School
Emma Forsgren, Leeds University Business School
Helena Vallo Hult, University West
Joschka Hüllmann, University of Twente




Roundtable groups

Instructions: For each paper/author, please prepare a resumé of your research agenda in max. 5 minutes and suggest questions for discussion. All papers are given 20-30 minutes. Please read all the papers in your group. The presenter of the paper is marked with italic. Please make sure to be there in due time and to participate in the discussions in the groups during both roundtable sessions. 



Group 1: Hybrid work (online attendance)
facilitated by Louise Harder Fischer

Paper 5. Suzana Brown. Leadership Responses towards Work from Home in South Korea during Covid-19

Paper 6Amelie Schmid and Manuel Wiesche. Shaping Hybrid Data Science Work: Investigating the Role of Domain Experts

Paper 20Serhii Prokopenko, Liana Razmerita and Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström. Enforced Remote Work and Resilience in Ukrainian Organizations During the War

Paper 19Karin Högberg and Sandra Ebojo. Leadership and co-workership in the virtual workplace –A spatial perspective

Paper 13Louise Harder Fischer, Emil Bram Johansson, Christian Haslund Oreskov. The Hybrid Work Paradox


Group 2: Digitalization, Risks, and Ethics (online attendance)
faciliated by Lisa Germindl

Paper 17. Ronald Ivancic and Lisa Marie GiermindlCorporate Digital Responsibility

Paper 10. Daniel Nylén and Lena Enqvist. Competing Concerns in Algorithmic Decision-Making at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency

Paper 11. Michael Hans Gino Kraft, Beat Tödtli, Michael Ziegler and Patrick Binder. Cyberbullying Detection using Machine Learning: Insights from an Applied Research Project

Paper 18. Sibylle Olbert-Bock, Lisa Giermindl and Flavio De Bortoli. Digitalization and Sustainable Leadership

Paper 3. Amelie Schmid and Manuel Wiesche. Reconfiguring Workers’ Expectations on AI Reliability: The Evolvement of Trust during AI Implementation


Group 3: Digital and Hybrid work (hybrid)
facilitated by Emma Gritt and Emma Forsgren

Paper 21Emma Gritt, Linhao Fang, Matthew Davis, Hannah Collis, Helen Hughes and Simon Rees. Exploring employees’ experiences of autonomy in hybrid work

Paper 16. Linhao Fang, Aleksandra Irnazarow, Kitty Yuen-Han Mo, Johnson Chun-Sing Cheung and Lynda Jiwen Song. Hybrid Interaction Mediation in Social Work – A Social Affordances Perspective

Paper 1. Willem Standaert and Joseph Allen. Participation and effectiveness in hybrid meetings

Paper 2. Joëlle Simonet, Martina Becker, Sabrina Schell and Nikolaus Obwegeser. Digital Onboarding: Systematic Review and Synthesis

Paper 14. Artur Toikka, Mari-Klara Stein and M Winter. Platform-based gig work: Doomed to be poor work or potential for more?


Group 4: Digital work and - workplaces (on-site attendence)
facilitated by Helena Valo Hult

Paper 15. Livia Norström, Helena Vallo Hult, Beata Jungselius and Linda Bradley. Designing Sustainable Digital Ecosystems For Language Learning and Integration

Paper 7Marie Bia Figueiredo and Chantal Morley. Metaphors of power to study leadership practices within a remote agile project team

Paper 8Forough Shahpasandi, Jussi Nyrhinen and Lauri Frank. Excessive social media use, online sexual victimization, and online individual racial discrimination: the effect of overusing of Instagram on self-esteem?

Paper 9Harry Ramadasse, Aurelie Dudézert and Florence Laval. The role of digital technologies in the new normal way of working

Paper 4Florian Laux, André Haff and Dennis Kundisch. Crowdwork in the Age of Algorithms – How Algorithmic Requesters affect the Meaningfulness of Crowdwork