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 Neesham, Newcastle U. Organizer: Thomas J. Donaldson, The Wharton School, U. of Pennsylvania Organizer: Andreas Georg Scherer, U. of Zurich Organizer: Marian Eabrasu, South Champagne Business School Presenter: Robert Caruana, The U. of Nottingham / ICCSR Presenter: Abraham Singer, Loyola U. Chicago Facilitator: Vikram R. Bhargava, Santa Clara U. Facilitator: Stormy Sweitzer, Weatherhead 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!