Digitalization and the Future of Work

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract The Swiss Journal of Business Research and Practice invited submissions related to the question of how the digitalization may shape the future of work. The rapid development of innovative digital technologies and the associated digital transformation have changed the way in which we live, communicate, and work. Digital platforms and the increasing pursuit of becoming more effective and flexible have affected many traditional work structures within and across organizations. Work is potentially becoming more distributed, flexible, and autonomous. At the same time, many approaches of digital work are associated with inferior working conditions, low payment, or even increasing surveillance (Durward et al. 2020, Aloisi/Gramano 2019). Phenomena such as artificial intelligence, smart devices, or robotics might further accelerate these developments and could lead to an augmentation and automation of knowledge work - work that requires extensive education and training and that is today performed by humans. Similarly, organizations and management practices may become more digital such that new jobs, roles, and skill profiles as well as innovative modes of management and leadership could emerge. These developments will not only impact individuals and organizations, but also our society in its entirety.
Authors Leimeister, Jan Marco & Blohm, Ivo
Journal or Publication Title Die Unternehmung
Language English
Subjects business studies
information management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Refereed No
Date January 2022
Publisher Nomos
Volume 76
Number 1
Page Range 1-5
Number of Pages 5
ISSN 0042-059X
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Ivo Blohm
Date Deposited 12 Jul 2022 11:16
Last Modified 17 Aug 2022 10:40


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Leimeister, Jan Marco & Blohm, Ivo (2022) Digitalization and the Future of Work. Die Unternehmung, 76 (1). 1-5. ISSN 0042-059X

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