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2018 week 44
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Masterclass Digital Platforms & Ecosystems - 2 November

On Friday the 2nd of November, KIN is hosting a masterclass on Digital Platforms & Ecosystems. You will learn what your organization can do with platform ecosystems: How to create platform value? What strategies work? How can you grow and govern a platform?

Given the overall trend towards digitalization of products and services, increasingly organizations find themselves moving towards digital platforms and develop ecosystems around such platforms. Digital platforms are emerging in transport (Uber, BlaBlaCar), media (Blendle, YouTube), finance (open banking), hospitality (AirBnB, Couchsurfing), software and apps (Android), entertainment, game consoles, smart homes, and many other sectors and industries. Such platforms facilitate new forms of interaction between different groups of users, and offer opportunities for new forms of value creation as well as potential to disrupt traditional industries.

More information about the masterclass and the possibility to sign up for the waiting list can be found here. Regular registration has been closed.

Seminar Joris Ebbers - 9 November

ABRI would like to invite you to an ABRI lunch seminar given by Dr. Joris Ebbers (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Business School) about “The perceived value of multi-dimensional intra-incubator entrepreneurial networks and new venture performance.”

The seminar will take place on Friday, November 9, from 12:00 – 13:00 in room HG-06A37.

To register for this event, please send an e-mail to Mariana Stori (m.t.stori@vu.nl), latest on Tuesday, November 6.

For the abstract and a short biography please click here.

KIN Talk Patrick Vreeburg - 9 November
Jet fighter pilot Patrick Vreeburg is working as “Chief Air C2 Cell” at the Operation Center of the Air Force Command. He focuses on the planning and steering of big air force operations, combining people and technology. On November 9, Patrick will come over to talk about the struggles and opportunities of managing the closed-off defence organization and the need for open innovation to remain on top of current technological developments.

Please register here when you would like to join the KIN Talk on November 9. If you have further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact KIN (kintalks.sbe@vu.nl).
Call for Nominations: ABRI Visiting Professorship 2019
The Amsterdam Business Research Institute offers 3 new ABRI Visiting Professor positions, starting on April 1, 2019. The visit(s) to VU can be planned at any time between April 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. You are welcome to nominate a candidate (in consultation with your Head of Department).

ABRI is seeking nominations of experienced, internationally renowned experts with a high potential to make a significant contribution to our research community in any of our academic focus areas:

- Accounting & Financial Management
- Information & Innovation Management
- Logistics & Operations Research
- Marketing
- Organisational Behaviour
- Strategy & Organisation
The purpose of the Visiting Professor appointments is to stimulate the development of new research on the topics relevant to the appointed professor.

The Visiting Professor positions are non-employment, grant-based positions. Funding covers two return flights and 10,000 EUR for accommodation and daily allowance.

Prerequisite for the position is an affiliation as associate or full professor with a university or research institute outside of the Netherlands, and a commitment to stay at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for a period of 3-4 weeks throughout the period of the appointment. This stay can be divided into 2 visits.

You can address your nomination including CV with publication list and motivation letter (also clearly describing the benefit for the hosting research group at ABRI) to Mariana Stori before November 30, 2018 (m.t.stori@vu.nl).
Dr. M. Soekijad and dr. A. Sergeeva host OLKC track on Algorithmic Technologies

Dr. Maura Soekijad and dr. Anastasia Sergeeva are organizing a specialized conference track on algorithmic technologies and their implications for work and organizing

This track is part of 13th International Conference on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC), which is hosted by the University of Sussex Business School in Brighton (UK) on 24-26 April 2019. The track aims to bring together field studies of situated use of data and Artificial Intelligence and its consequences for work. We specifically invite scholars conducting ethnographic research on organizing with algorithms and interested in theorizing unintended and unforeseen consequences of datification for people in the workplace. Submit your abstract before December 21, 2018.

Developments in digital data technologies such as analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence have allowed for high impact changes in social and organizational life, and work in particular.


Digital data technologies are widely taken up by organizations to improve decision-making, efficiency and performance. However, the use of these technologies is also associated with unforeseen and profound shifts in work practices that go beyond mere performance improvements. For example, over-reliance on the algorithms may eventually lead to losing crucial tacit knowledge necessary for professional decision-making (Pachidi et al. 2016), trigger status struggles between professional groups (Anthony 2018) or occasion power tensions in institutional fields, such as travel industry (Orlikowski and Scott 2013). Even though an emerging stream starts speculating on such controversial consequences of datification (e.g. Faraj et al. 2018; Elish and boyd 2018), there is still a need for in-depth studies that unpack what the use of algorithms and data-driven work constitutes in practice. 

OLKC 2019 aims to bring together diverse scholars with interests around topics of changing nature of work in order to develop interdisciplinary understanding of the trajectories brought about by ongoing exposure of the contemporary workplace to the technologies, methods and philosophies of the digital economy. 

Important dates:
December 21, 2018 – Deadline to submit abstracts to general and thematic tracks, as well as for contributions to the Doctoral Symposium
February 18, 2019 – Notification of acceptance
April 3, 2019 – Deadline to submit full papers
April 24-26, 2019 – Conference time!

Support our Rise Against Hunger Meal packaging event on 21 November

On 21 November a Rise Against Hunger event will take place at the VU, as a joint effort between SBE and Kraft Heinz.


More than 815 million people are impacted by hunger. During the Rise Against Hunger event we will pack dry meals that are provided support those in need with a nutritional meal.

For this the help is needed from students or staff. Two timeslots are available: from 9:00 till 12:00 and from 13:00 till 16:00.

Together we can make a difference, so let's make it happen. 

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More information about Rise Against Hunger can be found here.

Janneke Oostrom winner of the 2018 Journal of Personnel Psychology Best Reviewer Award

Janneke Oostrom was one of the winners of the 2018 Journal of Personnel Psychology Best Reviewer Award.


Selection of award winners was based on nominations by all JPP Action Editors during the past twelve months and on subsequent independent ratings of all nominees by the three members of the award committee.

The Journal of Personnel Psychology is a periodical dedicated to international research in psychology as it relates to the working environment and the people who “inhabit” it. The Journal of Personnel Psychology is published in four issues per annual volume.

Watch VPRO Tegenlicht documentary on the gig economy featuring Jovana Karanovic on Sunday, November 4
Jovana Karanovic, PhD candidate at KIN Center for Digital Innovation will be featured on Tegenlicht’s episode “Klik- en kluseconomie”, a documentary on the gig economy. The episode will be aired on Sunday, November 4 at 21:10 on channel NPO 2.
Tegenlicht (Backlight) is a documentary television programme by Dutch public broadcasting organisation VPRO.
Please click here for more information (in Dutch).

November 12 | 12:00 - 14:00 | 8A-44
ARCA Seminar Yasemin Karaibrahimoglu | Is More Always Better? Disclosures in the Expanded Audit Report and Their Impact on Loan Contracting | Register here
November 12 | 18:00 – 19:30 | Forum 4, room HG 1D-12
Info session Part-Time PhD programme | Meeting 2 of 2 | Register here
Novermber 14 | 17:00 | Vrije Universiteit
KIN Information Evening: Executive Programme | Register here
November 20 | 11:45 | Aula
PhD Defence Charlotte Vonkeman | Through a Glass Darkly
November 21 | 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00 | Vrije Universiteit
Rise Against Hunger | Meal packaging event | Register here
November 27 | 16:00 - 17:00 | HG 5A-37
ABRI Research Seminar Jovana Karanovic | Different paths to alignment: platform capitalism vs. platform cooperativism
November 30 | 0:00 | Vrije Universiteit
Deadline Call for Nominations: ABRI Visiting Professorship 2019
December 6 | 14:00 - 19:00 | Vrije Universiteit
KIN Talent Event: Meet Your Match
December 7 | TBA | Vrije Universiteit
Masterclass Culturele Duurzaamheid “van statushouder naar talent”




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