Articles from the category: Innovation & Work
Sustainable industries through digital supply chains?
Can digital supply chains help the industry to become more sustainable? Researchers at the Research Institute for Sustainability take a look at its opportunities and risks.
Towards a socially just gig economy in Kenya: Stakeholder engagement and regulatory processes
The gig economy in Kenya is growing rapidly but conditions for workers are often precarious. We investigated the livelihoods of gig workers.
The Anywhere Jobs are nowhere near – How remote work is moving towards the city
Remote working allows us to work from “anywhere”. So why are cities, of all places, becoming the new mega-hubs for digital work? What does this change bring to rural regions that are being left behind?
Digital strategizing as a new way of doing strategy
Considering the dynamics and processes related to the digitalization of the strategy making process results in a shift from digital strategy to digital strategizing. What’s behind the concept?
Shaping AI in the interests of employees
AI offers opportunities and risks for employees. But what can managers and works councils do to enable potential positive effects and avoid negative effects?
Towards an African Narrative on Digital Sovereignty
How can an African perspective help us reframe our view of digital sovereignty? We shed light on economic independence in the digital economy and how states need to become aware of it.
Research issues in focus
Digital innovation and entrepreneurship
Increasingly, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are investing in digital technologies to respond to the rapid changes that are now affecting almost all sectors of life and work. Many SMEs take this step either to realign their business model, to make their processes more efficient or simply because they are forced to do so by structural change and altering customer needs. But what concrete activities and strategies do SMEs pursue in terms of digital innovation? What are the different approaches? What exactly do successful digitisation projects look like in medium-sized companies? In our dossier we get to the bottom of these and other questions.
Work in the digital age
The future of work is now. We work side by side with intelligent technologies. Does that frighten us or does it give us courage? Automation and AI are changing the world of work. How will we work tomorrow, and who gets a say? No machine can give us the answers. At least for now. The issue in focus “work in the digital age” was created in 2017 during the research project Competing and Complementing – The Relation of Co-determination and new Participatory Platforms within Companies. Among others, the research project Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Work – Implications, Opportunities And Risks currently investigates the future of work.