Conference Theme: Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy


In an increasingly digital economy, opportunities dazzle, threats loom large, and management challenges abound.  Pervasively connected and powered by digital technologies, to which extent will modern organizations require or invent new forms of management?


Big Data, digital businesses, platforms, innovation ecosystems, but also algorithmic organization, network effects, winner-take-all: far from being simply a purely technological phenomenon, digitization affects individuals, organizations, industries, markets, and regions. It alters individual and team behaviors, practices, organizational processes, industry dynamics, and impacts outcomes at several levels of analysis. The digital phenomenon is multifaceted and affects how we work and how we organize. It 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.


The Conference program is articulated around six track themes, which have been co-developed by AOM Divisions & Interest Groups. Each theme is meant to be of interest and relevance to more than one Division, in line with the cross-disciplinary ethos of the Conference.



Paper and Panel Symposium Conference Track Themes