Technological developments continue to reshape how work is designed, performed, and managed at individual, organizational, and societal levels. Traditional employment arrangements are increasingly becoming contingent, flexible, and distributed. The accelerated digitalization of information is pushing many organizations away from the established archetype of 9-5 office work towards more contemporary approaches to work. Exemplars of contemporary approaches to work include mobile or remote work, offshoring, outsourcing, globally distributed project work, as well as freelancing on demand, brokered through dedicated platforms such as Mechanical Turk, Uber, and TaskRabbit.

The automation and augmentation of work with artificial intelligence are transforming not just organizations and industries, but potentially entire labor markets, with humans being replaced by, or working together with, ever smarter algorithms and robots. There is a concern among workers that whole classes of job roles and occupations are at risk of extinction, while demand for other job roles in other occupations grow at an increasing rate. Workers in these jobs will need to adapt their skills portfolio and careers to remain employable. At the same time, the meaning of work and employment are shifting as the new generation of digital natives reconfigure the future of work.

Track Chairs
Damien Joseph
Nishtha Langer
Mari-Klara Stein

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Amazon Mechanical Turk and the Reconfiguration of Relations of Data Production

Reza Mousavi, IESEG School of Management
Maya Stewart, Paris School of Business

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Lauren Rhue, Wake Forest School of Business

Becoming a Digital Nomad: Identity Emergence in the Flow of Practice

Julian Prester, UNSW Business School
Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, UNSW Business School
Daniel Schlagwein, The University of Sydney

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Matthias Murawski, ESCP Europe Business School
Julian Bühler, ESCP Europe Business School Berlin
Karl C. Blatz, ESCP Europe Business School
Markus Bick, ESCP Europe Business School

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Stefan Seidel, University of Liechtenstein
Nicholas Berente, University of Notre Dame
John Gibbs, University of Georgia

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Sarah Lebovitz, New York University

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Blair Wang, UNSW Business School
Daniel Schlagwein, The University of Sydney
Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, UNSW Business School
Michael Cahalane, University of New South Wales

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Michael Knierim, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Elmira van den Broek, VU University Amsterdam
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Friedemann Kammler, Osnabrueck University
Jonas Brinker, University of Osnabrueck
Jannis Vogel, University of Osnabrueck
Tahany Hmaid, University of Osnabrueck
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Gerit Wagner, Universität Regensburg
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Nicola Ens, Copenhagen Business School

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Dominick Werner, Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt)
Christian Hovestadt, University of Cologne
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Aaron Cheng, London School of Economics
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