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Veranstaltungen von Prof. Dr. Stefanie Habersang


Empirical Research Project - Digital Transformation (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Stefanie Habersang

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 14.103 Seminarraum

Inhalt: For this group research project, you will be responsible for designing and implementing a research project centered around the field of digital transformation, with a particular emphasis on the ecological and social impact of these transformations. We will explore the exciting and rapidly evolving field of digital transformation and its impact on organizations. We will focus on how digitalization can lead to social and ecological transformation processes within businesses.The use of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual reality (i.e., the metaverse) or IoT (Internet of Things) is rapidly changing the way organizations operate and create value. As managers, it is essential that you to understand these trends and how to leverage them to create sustainable, socially responsible, and profitable businesses. You will create your own research question and explore the topic within your project. Exemplary research questions resolve around: - To what extent do digital transformation initiatives contribute to or hinder ecological sustainability, and what are the main trade-offs that need to be considered? - How can organizations leverage digital transformation to mitigate the environmental impact of their operations, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste? - What role do digital platforms and ecosystems play in fostering sustainable business models, and how can they be designed to encourage ecological transformation? -What ethical and social considerations need to be taken into account when using digital technologies to drive ecological transformation, and how can organizations balance competing priorities? - How can digital technologies be used to promote sustainability and environmental responsibility among employees, customers, and stakeholders? Course: This course consists of the following 10 parts: (1) discussing relevant theories in the field of organization theory and digital transformation, (2) identifying a gap or puzzle and formulating a research question, (3) understanding different qualitative research designs, (5) designing a qualitative study (data access and data collection), (6) analyzing and interpreting qualitative data using a grounded-theory approach (7) coding qualitative data with MaxQDA, (8) presenting and writing-up qualitative findings, (9) building theory from qualitative findings (10) ethics in qualitative research.

Critical Management Studies in the Digital Age (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Stefanie Habersang

14-täglich | Mittwoch | 10:15 - 13:45 | 25.10.2023 - 08.11.2023 | C 11.117 Seminarraum
14-täglich | Mittwoch | 10:15 - 13:45 | 22.11.2023 - 24.01.2024 | C 7.013 Seminarraum | ab 22.11.23 in C7.013

Inhalt: Digital technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), have become ubiquitous in the management of organizations, transforming the way work is performed and managed. For instance, AI systems are used to screen job applicants, manage supply chains, and optimize production processes. However, the adoption of digital technologies has also given rise to a range of social, ethical, and political concerns. For example, facial recognition technologies have been used to surveil and control minority populations, and the use of digital technologies has also been associated with job displacement, precarious work, and growing income inequality. In recent years, scholars and practitioners alike have raised concerns about the social, ethical, and political implications of these changes. Kate Crawford's "Atlas of AI" illustrates how AI systems are not neutral, but rather shaped by the values, biases, and interests of those who design and deploy them. Similarly, Shoshana Zuboff's "Surveillance Capitalism" highlights how digital platforms, such as Facebook and Google, extract and exploit personal data for profit, raising significant concerns about privacy, autonomy, and democracy. As such, there is a pressing need to critically examine the impact of digitalization on management practices and the world of work.These and other issues are at the heart of Critical Management Studies (CMS). This course, therefore, focuses on the often untold and hidden stories of management and organizations, and the approach I apply here is embedded in the tradition of CMS. CMS has emerged over the last twenty years as a field that problematizes and critically reflects upon mainstream managerial theories and practices. Scholars attuned to CMS have adopted a broad variety of theoretical stances from the social science such as critical theory, post-modernism, social constructivism, critical realism, and others. CMS develops more reflexive perspectives that should help students and managers to better understand and challenge tacit assumptions, and, in the end, improve management and organizations. This course is organized as a seminar. This means that in practice students will play a very active role by being prepared before coming to class, presenting their thoughts on specific topics, and raising critical questions. It is imperative for you as a student to have read the required readings before coming to class. Class discussion will be used to explore theoretical as well as practical business implications from an interdisciplinary perspective.