Organizing in the age of Organic Machines
Information Systems and Operations Management
Speaker : Youngjin Yoo
Professor in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Design & Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management
HEC Campus - Jouy-En-Josas - Buil. V - Room Bernard Ramanantsoa
The continuing penetration of digital technology into physical artifacts (Yoo, 2010) and the emergence of big data and artificial intelligence (Rai, Sarker, Constantinides, & Sarker, 2019), together with the continuing growth of digital platform ecosystems in size and scope (Parker, Van Alstyne, & Jiang, 2017), will likely lead us to new forms of organizing in this new decade. In this short essay, I will try to characterize the emerging socio-technical environments as organic machines and make a few speculative observations on new forms of organizing that is likely to replace digital platforms.
Short Bio :
Youngjin Yoo is the Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professor in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Information Systems at the department of Design & Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. An Association of Information Systems Fellow, he is also WBS Distinguished Research Environment Professor at Warwick Business School, UK. and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, UK. He is the founding faculty director of xLab at Case Western Reserve University. He has worked as Innovation Architect at the University Hospitals in Cleveland, overseeing the digital transformation efforts at one of the largest teaching hospital systems in the country. Before he returns to Case Western Reserve University, he was the Harry A. Cochran Professor of Management Information Systems and the Founding Director of Center for Design+Innovation at the Fox School of Business, Temple University where he was also the founder and Principal Investigator of Urban Apps & Maps Studios, an interdisciplinary initiative for digital urban entrepreneurship in Philadelphia