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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Exploring dark and unexpected sides of digitalization: how digital technologies challenge organizations and organizing
Organization Unit
  • Hannah Trittin
  • Andreas Scherer
  • Glen Whelan
  • Iain Munro
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published electronically before print/final form (Epub ahead of print)
  • English
Journal Title Organization
Publisher Sage Publications
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 1350-5084
Page Range Epub ahead of print
Date 2020
Abstract Text In the past decade, the proliferation of digital technologies such as social media, internet platforms, algorithms, artificial intelligence and ‘big data’ have gained interest from businesses and academic researchers alike. Practitioners and scholars have revealed far-reaching organizational and managerial implications of these new technologies. At the same time many risks have also been identified including matters such as the loss of individual rights and the difficulty of resisting new forms of organizational control; increasing power imbalances between corporations, employees, and customers; the intensification of organizational surveillance; the opacity and biased nature of machine based processes and decisions; and many unexpected externalities that have yet to be explored. With this call for papers, we draw on and extend the emerging critical debate on the economic, ethical, social, and political implications of digitalization. We encourage scholars to critically explore the dark side and unexpected consequences of digitalization, i.e. issues that have (so far) been overlooked, ignored, or suppressed with regards to the impact of digital technologies on organization and organizing. The aim of this call is to span the boundary between multiple disciplines, to fertilize the discourse amongst critical scholars, and to develop the necessary theoretical and empirical groundwork around the implications of digitalization for organizations and organizing processes.
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