Friday, March 1, 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Lucas Göbeler has submitted his thesis entitled:

Shifting and Shaping - Physicality in Digital Innovation

As digital innovation has become pervasive in almost all aspects of our life, we often come to understand it as a realm of frictionless and unbounded opportunity. However, digital innovation does not occur in isolation but in the context of a world that is not just digital – in fact our world is inherently physical. This dissertation takes the opportunity to contribute to this field of knowledge and expand our understanding of digital innovation by providing a systematic conceptualization of physicality, as well as a language of physicality that is needed to reveal the nuances of how digital innovation interacts with the physical world.

The thesis will be available from

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Xiao Xiao
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisors:
Assistant Professor Philipp Hukal
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Ben Eaton (Chair)
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Lisen Selander
Department of Applied IT
University of Gothenburg

Professor Jonathan Wareham
Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences

Date: 1 March 2024
Time: 14:00-16:00
Online: Teams
Location: Kilen
Room: Ks71
Reception: Atrium

*Please note that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off.
*The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence.

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