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Eduardo Israel

A Critical Investigation of the Mental Health of Astronauts: Implications for Systems

Tuesday, 21. June 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Talk title: A Critical Investigation of the Mental Health of Astronauts: Implications for Systems

Speaker affiliation: Dr. Patrick Stacey, Centre for Information Management, Loughborough University, United Kingdom.

Talk abstract: The aim of this research is to critically investigate the emotional aspects of astronaut mental health. There have been emotional outbursts by many astronauts including one involving attempted assault. Emotional health is also important in systems use in a range of situations from gamification to cancer care. But we have no knowledge of emotional health within the context of space systems. In this extreme environment we expect to learn a great deal that can inform systems research, for users and designers.

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Eduardo Israel

Digital Technologies and Future Making

Tuesday, 14. June 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Talk title: Digital Technologies and Future Making

Speaker affiliation: Prof. Dr. Sirkka L. JarvenpaaMcCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

Talk abstract: In 1995, James G. March suggested that information technologies have an influence on organizational learning in that they accentuate exploitation of the present competences at the expense of exploring future competences, or organizational futures. Since the writing of March,  information technologies - now evolved into digital technologies -  have gained computational power, connectivity, and autonomous action that potentially further exacerbate the imbalance. According to March (1995), the imbalance would render organizations disposable or  throw-away with limited life span. We examine this proposition in the light of temporal agency that March and his followers largely assumed but rarely explicitly addressed.

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Eduardo Israel

City 5.0

Tuesday, 24. May 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Talk title: City 5.0

Speaker affiliation: Prof. Dr. Dr. H.C. Jörg Becker, WWU

Talk abstractAs citizens, our access to goods and services is restricted. Digital technologies can help in overcoming restrictions as well as in shifting goods and services from the private into the public domain. In this talk, I will capture the notion of City 5.0 - a liveable city, in which the potential of digital technologies is utilized in order to eliminate citizens’ restrictions in consuming public goods and services and by that creating new goods and services or delivering them in a restriction-free manner.

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Eduardo Israel

Are Decision Makers Really Averse to Algorithms? Challenging the Findings on Current Research on Algorithm Aversion and Suggestions For Future Research

Tuesday, 31. May 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Talk title: Are Decision Makers Really Averse to Algorithms? Challenging the Findings on Current Research on Algorithm Aversion and Suggestions For Future Research

Speaker affiliation: Dr. Ekaterina Jussupow, University of Mannheim, Business School

Talk abstract: Even though algorithms increasingly influence humans in daily life and workplaces, scientific research has shown that decision makers have an aversion toward algorithms. Specifically, decision makers often have more favorable evaluations of humans and prefer advice provided by humans instead of algorithms. As a result, decision makers fail to fully benefit from the computational abilities of algorithms. This working paper aims to critically examine the experimental studies on algorithm aversion to discuss whether decision makers are really averse to algorithms.

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Eduardo Israel

A supply chain integration maturity model enabling contextualized supply chain integration maturity assessment

Tuesday, 12. July 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Talk title: A supply chain integration maturity model enabling contextualized supply chain integration maturity assessment

Speaker affiliationEduardo Israel, WWU

Talk abstractSupply chain integration (SCI) has become relevant for both practitioners and academics. Despite the growing number of publications on the topic, scholars have recognized that the research findings remain fragmented. A major criticism is the lack of a common understanding between SCI dimensions, which hinders the development of more normative studies for guiding what, how, and to which extent supply chains can be integrated. This talk presents a modular weighted-fuzzy SCI-MM that enables contextualized SCI maturity assessment and guidance.

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Eduardo Israel

Understanding the meaning and management of exploration and exploitation in the context of small- and medium-sized IT consulting firms: An application of a paradox perspective

Tuesday, 5. July 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Talk title: Understanding the meaning and management of exploration and exploitation in the context of small- and medium-sized IT consulting firms: An application of a paradox perspective

Speaker affiliation: Matthias Werner, WWU

Talk abstract: The high innovation pace in the IT sector requires IT consulting firms to innovate and learn constantly and in ever shorter cycles to ensure revenues in the long term. At the same time, IT consulting firms face high pressure to apply their current knowledge efficiently, which shapes a business model focusing on billable hours and short-term revenue. Compared to large IT consulting firms, small- and medium-sized IT consulting firms face greater resource scarcity to deal with short-term and long-term demands. This work-in-progress study aims to understand how these demands manifest and are managed in the context of small- and medium-sized IT consulting firms. Previous research frequently recurred to the concept of ambidexterity and assumed a rather conflicting relationship between activities of short-term and long-term character. This study applies a paradox perspective to identify how small- and medium-sized IT consulting firms engage in both separating and integrative practices to manage these disparate demands.

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Eduardo Israel

Do Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) Affect Prices of Physical Products? Evidence from Trading Card Collectibles

Tuesday, 28. June 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Talk title: Do Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) Affect Prices of Physical Products? Evidence from Trading Card Collectibles

Speaker affiliation: Prof. Dr. Dominik Gutt, Rotterdam School of Management

Talk abstract: The introduction of NFTs and the high prices that many have been auctioned off for raise the question how the introduction of NFTs affect the prices of their physical counterparts. In this work, we use data from eBay to evaluate how the prices of basketball trading card collectibles are affected by the introduction of a related NFT market named "NBA Top Shot''.

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Eduardo Israel

A Process Reference Model for Operational and Real-Time Planning in Road Freight Transport

Tuesday, 17. May 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Talk title: A Process Reference Model for Operational and Real-Time Planning in Road Freight Transport

Speaker affiliation: Sandra Lechtenberg, WWU

Talk abstract: While there are successful applications of data analytics to operational and real-time planning, a structured overview of the processes and decision tasks is missing. Hence, this talk shows a process reference model for operational and real-time transport planning enabling companies to understand their operations and examine them to uncover application potential for data analytics.

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Eduardo Israel

Leveraging “AI for Good” to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, 10. May 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Talk title: Leveraging “AI for Good” to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals


Speaker affiliation: Prof. Dr. Stefan Feuerriegel, LMU Munich School of Management


Talk abstract: Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) allows for unprecedented opportunities to make important progress towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations by 2030. In this talk, we present several AI-powered tool from our research to support decision-makers in this objective.

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Eduardo Israel

Intentional forgetting and the role of trust in information systems

Tuesday, 3. May 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Talk title: Intentional forgetting and the role of trust in information systems

Speaker affiliation: Sebastian Reiners, WWU

Talk abstract: The current changes in the world of work mean that users and information systems must deal with ever-increasing volumes of data and information. The project "Getrost Vergessen" aims to investigate how intentional forgetting can be harnessed in organizations with the help of information systems and what factors influence it.

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