The BiS Platform Digital Transformations: Technology, data and knowledge in the digital age. The platform explores the implications of digital and other technological developments for economic and societal transformations.

Academic Directors

Mikkel Flyverbom
Professor with special responsibilities, Ph.D
Ioanna Constantiou
Professor with special responsibilities, Ph.D

The Digital Transformations Platform focuses on the implications of digital and other technological developments for economic and societal transformations. Anchoring this broad question in the context of CBS priorities, the platform will explore issues such as organizational transformations in the digital age, transformations of business models, technology and socio-economic transformations, knowledge production and digital transformations and digital transformations in media and communications.

The mission of the platform is to bring together CBS researchers and external partners from public and private sectors in understanding and leveraging technological transformations in the digital age. The Transformations Platform will pursue innovative and high-quality initiatives in research and education, and make a strong and visible CBS contribution in the current public debates on these matters. Through seed funding and other forms of support, the platform will strengthen and cross-fertilize existing and new research on technological transformations in the digital age at CBS.

The Digital Transformations Platform seeks to combine the expertise of top researchers, inside and outside CBS, and stakeholders from the public and private sectors that will provide research ideas and innovation by bridging disciplinary and sectorial boundaries. The platform is led by a Steering Committee consisting of the HoDs of DIGI, MSC and ECON.

The platform programme runs from 2018-2023.

Research Clusters:

Organizational transformations in the digital age
The research cluster, Organizational transformations in the digital age, will be a collaborative space for organizing seminars, workshops and research applications revolving around the transformative effects of digitalization in the organization of private firms, public sector and third sector organizations. The organizational perspective implies an interest in, for instance, how digitization changes tasks, work practices, professional relations, management strategies, accountabilities and decision-making in organizations.

Organized by Ursula Plesner
Business models - transformations in the digital age
The cluster, Business models-transformations in the digital age, concerns the way digitalization influences firms in traditional industries, as well as the emergence of digital platforms and the creation of new markets. In particular, the proliferation of digital platforms and the digitalization of business activities have profound impact on industry competition, business models and value chains. Digital transformation challenges our understanding of the dynamics of firm boundaries and the industry structure. The cluster aims to address the major challenges of firms facing the disruptive effects of digital transformation.

Organized by Ioanna Constantiou
Emerging technological transformations and society
The cluster “Emerging technological transformations and society” seeks to elucidate the socio-economic impact of technological transformations. Such transformations may determine the governance of societal change at the macro level but also the creation of knowledge in firms and other organizations at the micro level. They also impact knowledge exchange and transfer between individuals and organizations. This, in turn, may have repercussions for the protection of knowledge and the distribution of innovation activity in societies. The cluster aims at answering the important questions that arise from technological transformations in these respects.

Organized by Christoph Grimpe
Digital transformations and knowledge production
The cluster ’Digital transformations and knowledge production’ explores how processes of digitalization and datafication create novel conditions for the production of knowledge, and how they relate to more qualitative and quantitative modes. Digital technologies and digital traces constitute new resources for the understanding and representation of organizational and social affairs, and shape the workings of corporations, research and education and the governance of societies. The emergence of datafied and algorithmic modes of knowledge production raises a host of questions about organizational practices, epistemology and social justice in need of attention. The cluster will address these issues in relation to research, funding, education and public engagement.

Organized by Mikkel Flyverbom
Digital transformations in media and communications
The Cluster "Digital transformations in media and communications” concerns the ways in which digital technology is transforming communication across a range of different media. These changes have captured the public imagination with increasing urgency, amid growing concerns about filter bubbles, fake news and clickbait. Digital technology has also completely transformed the way in which researchers can study communications media. The cluster will deploy techniques from computational linguistics and machine learning and combine them with qualitative and quantitative research methods to gain new insights into the ongoing transformations of media and communications.

Organized by Daniel Hardt


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