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Otto Mønsted Visiting Professorship - Hamid Ekbia


The purpose of the application is to fund a 3-months visit in 2018 by Professor Hamid Ekbia from Indiana University (IU), USA, at the cost of 70.000 DKK per month. A primary purpose of the visit is to further the fledgling but excellent collaboration between Professor Ekbia and faculty members at the Department of IT Management (ITM) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). This, in turn, will help to build new relationships between other CBS departments and IU. For the duration of his visit, Professor Ekbia will be associated with and situated at ITM. He will engage in the following collaborative activities as listed below.(1) Develop a promising new research program on the “New Division of Labour between Humans and Machines”. A detailed outline of the proposed new research program can be found in Annex A.(2) Collaborate on scientific articles with colleagues at ITM with the objective of generating at least one co-authored article to be published in Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Academy of Management Review (AMR) or Organization Science (ORSC). All three journals are premium business journals listed on the Financial Times’ List of 50 Business Journals (FT50), the UT Dallas List of 24 Business Journals (UTD List) and as 4* journals on the Association of Business School’s Ranking of Business Journals (ABS 4*). The FT50, UTD List and ABS 4* are of the highest international standards applied in ranking business schools.(3) Engage with representatives of Danish society with regards to the social implications of computerized automation and the changing nature of labour and the welfare state. ITM has already garnered interest from the Danish media, industry, labour unions and policy-makers to meet Professor Ekbia.(4) Play a vital role in the PhD programs of LIMAC, the doctoral school of CBS, by teaching in post-graduate courses and/or running a series of workshops on theory development and research methodologies. Professor Ekbia will also be a valuable source for strengthening the PhD education at ITM with the eventual aim of securing reputable placements for PhD graduates at the best universities in the world.(5) Mentor junior faculty members at ITM to publish in premium business journals.


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Otto Mønsteds Fond

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Indiana University



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