Social Study of IT
Open Research Forum

May 3, 2017

Open Research Forum workshop at the LSE is aiming at PhD and junior researchers who study information systems and digitalisation.

As digital technologies become increasingly ubiquitous and sophisticated, they also carry an increasing potential to upend business and governance strategies and to alter organisational and social practices. This poses fresh challenges to researchers and teachers of information systems and digital innovation as they might be expected to teach and theorise the phenomena of digitalisation at large, ranging from spreadsheets and infrastructures to social media, blockchains, artificial intelligence and robotics in a variety of organisational and social settings.

To respond to these challenges, this year’s workshop will explore theorising and teaching of an increasingly multi-faceted phenomena of digitalisation.

You can register to attend here by 26 April 2017. You can find the programme below.

2017 Programme

Theorising and Teaching the Origins and Impacts of Digitalisation

May 3, 2017

London School of Economics, PAR.LG.03
8.30 – 17.00, followed by reception

8.30 – 9.00 Registration and coffee

All delegates

9.00 – 9.10 Welcome

Chrisanthi Avgerou (LSE)

9.10 – 10.10 Panel discussion
Avenues for theorising digitalisation 

Ole Hanseth (Oslo)
Ola Henfridsson (Warwick)
Jannis Kallinikos (LSE)

Antti Lyyra

10.10 – 11.30 Presentations 1
Infrastructures and innovation

Alexander Eck
Kanchana Ambagahawita
Jianhua Shao
Kari Koskinen

Bo Kelestyn

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

All delegates

12.00 – 13.00 Keynote speech
Theorizing About Technology

John Leslie King (Michigan)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

All delegates

14.00 – 15.20 Presentations 2
Making sense of Information Systems 

Fábio Rocha
Archimedes Apronti
Allen Higgins

Marta Stelmaszak Rosa

15.20 – 16.00 Coffee break

All delegates

16.00 – 17.00 Panel discussion
Teaching Information Systems: What, How, and Why? 

M. N. Ravishankar (Loughborough)
Magda David Hercheui (UCL)
Will Venters (LSE)
Silvia Masiero (Loughborough)

Florian Allwein

17.00 – 19.00 Reception
All delegates

Chairman’s and Director’s dining rooms. Old Building, 5th floor