8th Munich

Munich 2019: 8th CNoW

Digital Ecosystems and the Changing Nature of Work: Reconfiguring technology, practices, and organizations

December 15, 2019
Pre-ICIS Workshop in Munich, Germany

Keynote Speakers :

● Michael Barrett, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School

Manju Ahuja, University of Louisville, College of Business

Deadline for extended abstract submission: 25 September 2019

Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions: 18 October 2019


Workshop Description

The nature of work in organizations is changing to accommodate new forms of organizing through emerging digital technologies like platforms, AI, robotics, 3D printing, among others. While potentially transforming work, digital technology also has deep effects on employee engagement and how meaning is formed in day to day work. For example, crowd working platforms now span organization boundaries and, in fact, have led to forms of work where it becomes almost irrelevant to which organizations individuals belong or whether they belong to a particular organization at all. Digital ecosystems emerging from these changes can thus be highly decentralized and more flexible in terms of when, where, and how we work. Yet 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 digitalization is transforming the workplace and organizing, including new forms of leadership, governance structures and individual responses to digital ecosystems. These and other issues related to digital ecosystems and the changing nature of 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. At the workshop, 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 in digital ecosystems

Digital working and workplace technologies

Algorithmic management

Digital infrastructures of work

Modern work space as a combination of physical and digital environments

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 technology-enabled forms of employee participation and engagement

Gig economy, crowdwork

Impact on professions and labor through digitization and automation

Changing patterns of leadership, leadership in the digital age

Impact of the digital workplace on work-life balance and boundary management

The Workshop Business Meeting

All workshop attendees and anyone interested in workshop business meeting are encouraged to attend the WG bsuiness meeting that will follow the workshop at 5 pm. At the business meeting, we will discuss future workshops and working conferences, and conduct other working group related business.

Program Chairs

Bart van den Hooff, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (b.j.vanden.hooff@vu.nl)

Lauri Wessel, University of Bremen (lauri.wessel@uni-bremen.de)

Program Committee:

Margunn Aanestad, University of Agder

John Baptista, Warwick Business School

Ivo Blohm, University of St. Gallen

Abayomi Baiyere, Copenhagen Business School

Jonny Holmström, Umea University

Lars Hornuf, University of Bremen

Julia Kotlarsky, University of Auckland

Sven Laumer, FAU Erlangen Nuremberg

Christian Maier, University of Bamberg

Christian Meske , Freie Universität Berlin

Mareike Möhlmann, Warwick Business School

Manuel Nicklich , FAU Erlangen Nuremberg

Roxana Oogeanu-Taddei, University of Montpellier

Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University

Daniel Schlagwein, University of Sydney Business School

Martha Snyder, Nova Southeastern University

Mari-Klara Stein, Copenhagen Business School

Burt Swanson, University of California Los Angeles

Monideepa Tarafdar, University of Lancaster

The workshop Chairs

Jungwoo Lee, Hitotsubashi University/Yonsei University (jlee@yonsei.ac.kr)

Stefan Klein, University of Muenster (Stefan.Klein@wi.uni-muenster.de)

Mary Beth Watson-Manheim, University of Illinois Chicago (mbwm@uic.edu)