The Academy of Management, Big Data and Surrey in April 2018

Digital Platforms guru Annabelle Gawer reports in from the Academy of Management (AOM) in Atlanta, where she gave two presentations: one at a Professional Development Workshop on Open Innovation, and another on Platforms and Ecosystems.

High on the agenda was the progress and development of the AOM Specialized Conference on Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy from 18-20 April 2018, which we are thrilled to be hosting here at the University of Surrey; it’s the first AoM conference to be held outside the US. See the call for submissions right here! We expect 400 participants and it will be a great event at Surrey, putting us visibly at the forefront of impactful management research on digital economy.

The effect of Big Data and digital technologies cannot be understated; they have impacted the modern workplace and stimulated the evolution of new forms of management. The Big Data phenomenon is multifaceted, and changes the way organizations compete and innovate. It threatens long-lasting business models, and opens up new ways of creating and capturing value. As such, it is not only clearly relevant for management practitioners, but also centrally important for management scholars.

This ground-breaking three-day conference will include a mix of dynamic and collaborative sessions, with keynote speakers, symposia, paper sessions, interactive roundtable sessions, hands-on active learning workshops and more. Developed in collaboration with the BPS, HR, MC, OB, OCIS, OMT, ONE, SIM, and TIM Divisions, this exciting new conference is articulated around six track themes. Each theme and topic is meant to be of interest and relevance to more than one Division, in line with the cross-disciplinary ethos of the Conference.

Track 1: The Digital Organization and Digital Organizing

Track 2: Platforms, Ecosystems, Computational Social Science, and Big Data

Track 3: The Future of Managing People, Work, and Well-Being in the Digital Economy

Track 4: Data Governance & Data Markets

Track 5: Culture and Big Data in Digital Humanities

Track 6: Governing the Corporation in the Age of Big Data

Download the Call for Submissions and prepare to connect with scholars advancing this rapidly evolving field, and jump-start your own exploration of how Big Data and digital technologies are changing how we work and the world we live in. The deadline for conference submissions is October 3, 2017.




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About the Author : Kris Henley

Communications and Outreach for Surrey Business School's Centre for the Digital Economy, a newly-founded research centre to explore the implications of the Digital Economy for business, government and society.