EAM 2020 CONFERENCE THEME: BEING HUMAN IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

In the new age of the digital world, human skills are in great demand. What are these skills? How do humans interact with digitization, automation, big data, artificial intelligence and other new frontiers of technology? How do we develop these skills required in this new age? How do faculty change the way we teach to prepare our students? The Eastern Academy of Management community will get together to explore these and other management issues in research, teaching and learning.


SOME THEME RELATED RESEARCH QUESTIONS

(from Track Chairs and Members)

Strategy, International Management

  • How are firms using digital technology in strategic decision making?
  • What is the impact of artificial Intelligence (AI) on organization structure?
  • What are the effects of new digital technologies on different industries? Different countries/world regions?

Human Resource Management (HRM)

  • Will AI create substitution or complementarities with humans?
  • How do new digitization technologies (including AI) impact  HRM functions? Will the the fundamentals of HRM practices be impacted?
  • Digitalized talent management

Organizational Behavior

  • How do digitization, automation, big data, artificial intelligence and other new frontiers of technology impact organizational learning?
  • How do these technology change organizational communication?

Ethics, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability, Leadership 

  • What are the potential consequences of AI for management?" AI potentially acts against humans, dividing between humans and technology

Management Education & Development 

  • What new skills are needed in the digital age and how do we teach them?
  • What is the role of Management Education for current workers/students who fear participating in the digital world?  
  • What types of education/training programs are needed to move the reluctant worker/student into the digital age?
  • How can instructors measure student outcomes?  Can we use the revised Bloom taxonomy?
  • How do we measure organizational learning in the digital world?  Is it the sum of the individual parts or is the cultural synergy that directly improves organizational performance?
  • In terms of readiness for training, do different generations of workers/students (e.g., Boomers to Digital Natives) require different approaches to training?
  • How can faculty members prepare students to communicate more efficiently in the digital world?
  • What are the best practices for teaching and learning in the age of innovation and technology in the classroom?
  • How can faculty members embrace new forms of technology in teaching and learning while helping students cope with communication overload?
  • How can organizations better equip and support employees in dealing with communication overload? 

Academy of Management August 2019 Conference Resources

Machines vs Humans: How can we adopt Organizations to AI?  session

Resources

Academic papers

Elsbach, K. D., & Stigliani, I. (2019). New information technology and implicit bias. The Academy of Management Perspectives, 33(2), 185.

Klotz, F. (2019). The perils of applying AI prediction to complex decisions. MIT Sloan Management Review, 60(4), 1-4

Meijerink, J. G., & Habraken, M. M. P. (2018). HRM Systems and Value Co-Creation in the Digitized Economy. Paper presented at AOM Specialized Conference, Guildford, United Kingdom.

Khoreva, V., Vaiman, V., Bondarouk, T., & Salojärvi, S. (2019). Exploring the Influence of Digitalization on Global Talent Management. Academy of Management Proceedings, Volume 2019, Issue 118. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.18

Tidhar R., & Eisenhardt, K. (2019). Get Rich or Die Trying: Unpacking Revenue Model Choice Using Machine Learning and Multiple Cases. Academy of Management Proceedings. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.216 

Karunakaran, A. (2019). Front-Line Professionals in the Wake of Digital Scrutiny: The Paradox of Public Accountability. Academy of Management Proceedings. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.225

Business Journal articles, videos

Different Strokes for Different Folks: Complementarities between Human Capital and Machine Learning

Machine Intelligence vs. Human Judgement in New Venture Finance

The Rise of Analytics in HR

The Grey Area: Ethical Dilemmas in HR Analytics

MIT Initiative on Digital Economy: How Platforms Change Structure and Strategy Marshall Van Alstyne

Digital Disruption - A Look at Industries and their Futures Regulation of Artificial Intelligence  How Artificial Intelligence Would Redefine Management Four Ways Jobs Will Respond to Automation

Can artificial intelligence help society as much as it helps business?      


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