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PDW at AOM 2019: Exploring Digital Transformation with Philosophical Methods

  • 1.  PDW at AOM 2019: Exploring Digital Transformation with Philosophical Methods

    Posted 07-09-2019 08:26

    You are invited to participate in this new exciting PDW:

    Exploring Digital Transformation with Philosophical Methods

    Co-Sponsors: SIM, OMT, MSR

    Program Session: 59 | Submission: 13145 

    Friday, Aug 9 2019 8:00AM - 10:00AM at Boston Marriott Copley Place in Regis


    Organizer: Cristina NeeshamNewcastle U.
    Organizer: Thomas J. DonaldsonThe Wharton School, U. of Pennsylvania
    Organizer: Andreas Georg SchererU. of Zurich
    Organizer: Marian EabrasuSouth Champagne Business School
    Presenter: Robert CaruanaThe U. of Nottingham / ICCSR
    Presenter: Abraham SingerLoyola U. Chicago
    Facilitator: Vikram R. BhargavaSanta Clara U.
    Facilitator: Stormy SweitzerWeatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve U.

    The purpose of this workshop is to explore the potential of philosophical methods to advance management research in the topical area of digital transformation, for the benefit of society and humanity. In a world where the introduction of digital innovations is met with suspicion and fear, due to their potential to exclude humans from traditional control functions, managing these challenges to achieve inclusive organizations becomes an utmost priority. The workshop is designed to stimulate interest in envisioning potential, alternative futures for digitally transformed organizations, by inviting participants to brainstorm various ways in which specific philosophical methods (e.g. thought experiments, axiological analysis, critical theory, discourse ethics, hermeneutic circles) can be applied to digital transformation challenges.

    We are expecting very lively discussions on key issues troubling many of us at the moment – so we are looking forward to seeing you there!

    Dr Cristina Neesham
    Reader, Director of Business Ethics and CSR
    Newcastle University Business School
    Newcastle University, United Kingdom