During lecture time, we have our Lunchtime Seminar each Tuesday from 12.15-12.45. During this seminars, researchers of the Department or invited guest provide us with insights into their research.

Datesort ascending Title Abstract
20.11.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Virtual relationships as patterns of intercorporeal engagements
Abstract:   Technological advances and increased pervasiveness of ICTs have afforded the emergence of distributed and virtual forms of organizing and collaborating. It has been suggested that research on virtual interactions is still missing appropriate understanding of the processes of developing intersubjective relations and social bonding in virtual context. Research in the area has been dominated by polar stances. On one hand, there have been claims for the... more
13.11.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Evolutionary Computing for Problems with Dynamically Changing Constraints

Dynamic problems appear frequently in real-world applications such as logistics for mining and are usually subject to a large set of constraints. These constraints change over time due to changes in resources and having algorithms that can deal with such dynamic changes delivers direct benefit to decision makers. Evolutionary algorithms are well suited for such dynamic problems as they can easily adapt to changing environments. In this talk, I will report on some... more

30.10.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - How many is too many? Effects of Multiple Team Membership on Performance and Creativity

In today’s hyper-competitive and dynamic environment, organizations are called on to deliver faster and higher quality products than ever before. In response to this trend, employees are often concurrently working on multiple project teams that may be comprised of geographically dispersed team members. This work arrangement, which we refer to as Multiple Team Membership (MTM), has advantages in that employees can leverage knowledge across projects and use gaps in time and... more

23.10.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Interorganizational Ambidexterity

The ability to combine exploitation, (i.e. optimizing existing processes and products), and exploration, (i.e. searching for new and innovative approaches towards technology, business processes, or markets), is called ambidexterity and seen as important driver of sustainable economic success. We study, how companies use interorganizational collaboration in order to efficiently balance exploration and exploitation and extend their ambidexterous capabilities in the context... more

16.10.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - The Go-Betweens: Backstage Collaboration Among Community Managers in an Inter-organisational Enterprise Social Network

Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) have become an important part of an organization’s collaboration repertoire. Yet, despite well-known promises for improving collaboration and enabling new ways of working, in many organizations adoption rates have been underwhelming. Given that ESNs are malleable technologies, they require bottom-up sense-making and experimentation to be appropriated. Yet it is not well understood how this process can be facilitated, and how those tasked with facilitation... more

09.10.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Co-Working Spaces, Collaborative Practices and Entrepreneurship

Collaborative work practices are being transformed through the growth of co-working in urban third spaces, makerspaces, fab labs, incubators, accelerators and digital labs. This paper is based on a 2-year project carried out by a network of academics and practitioners interested in new work practices in the collaborative economy, focusing particularly on collaborative workspaces. We concentrate on the relationships between collaboration and these new work practices according to three levels... more

17.07.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - How Much Collaboration? Balancing the Needs for Collaborative and Uninterrupted Work

The proliferation of collaboration platforms in organisations has benefits for knowledge workers in terms of access to knowledge and social resources. However, negative effects, specifically collaborative overload, have only recently been acknowledged and are still rarely considered by companies. Collaborative overload is a multi-faceted construct, which covers downsides, unintended or side-effects of collaboration platforms and their organisational use. In this talk, the phenomenon is... more

10.07.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Design of global production networks under consideration of trade barriers and uncertainty

In a volatile business environment where uncertainties are influencing the supply chain, the ability to adapt to changes is essential. In particular uncertainties about customer demand, exchange rate fluctuations and changing labor costs are pressuring global manufacturers to flexibly adapt their production networks on a global scale to face these challenges. Legal regulation by countries and free trade agreements are governing the material flows and places of value creation. The optimal... more

03.07.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - Digital Services in the public sector

Advancements in technology continuously enable new solutions and opportunities for digitalization of public services. In government practice, the term ‘digital service’ now covers services and systems of various kinds and complexity; a variety not fully covered conceptually in the e-government research literature. Lindgren’s research focuses on how digital services are manifested in practice and possible conceptual and organizational consequences of different manifestations. The presentation... more

26.06.2018 Lunchtime Seminar - An Exploration into IT Programme Management: Insights from Multiple Case Study Research

The use of IT to drive organizational changes has gained momentum in both profit and non-profit organizations. It is currently culminating in the discussion on Digital Transformation, which assumes that the ability to manage IT-enabled change is key to survival for organizations in the Digital Age. While researchers are just beginning to study this new phenomenon, practitioners are urgently seeking for guidance on how to manage such change and transformation. Professional bodies such as the... more