Symposium The changing nature of work



HG 2A-36

The changing nature of work

Beth Bechky, Matthew Willis, Pedro Monteiro, Ella Hafermalz

Faculty of Social Sciences

Business and Organisation

Conference / Symposium

The purpose of this symposium is to have active scholars share interesting research on how digital technologies (AI, algorithms), automation, and increased specialization are changing the nature of work and discuss implications for research and practice. The presentations will be 25 minutes each, including Q&A. We hope this symposium will advance research on this important topic as well as give scholars an opportunity to connect and network with the related community of faculty and researchers interested in this area.


  • Beth Bechky, Stern School of Business, New York University
  • Matthew Willis, Oxford Internet Institute. University of Oxford
  • Pedro Monteiro, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
  • Ella Hafermalz. KIN Research, VU Amsterdam


  • Beth Bechky, Stern School of Business, New York University
  • Hans Berends, KIN Research, VU Amsterdam
  • Dick de Gilder, Organization Sciences, VU Amsterdam


  • Greetje “Gretta” Corporaal, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
  • Peter Groenewegen, Organization Sciences, VU Amsterdam

Symposium Program

14.30-14.35Opening and introduction – Gretta Corporaal
14.35-15.00 “Occupations and Work in the Digital Age” – Beth Bechky
15.05-15.30 “Automation and Information Work: Shaping occupation work practices for the future of healthcare” – Matthew Willis
15.30-15.50Coffee & Tea
15.50-16.15“The Work to Make Your Work Relevant to Others. The Case of Staff Professionals in an Engineering Department.” – Pedro Monteiro
16.15-16.40 “The changing place of work: Is the office still required?” – Ella Hafermalz
16.40-17.00 Discussion on theoretical and methodological implications, avenues for future research, and practical implications. Reflections from Beth, Hans, and Dick de Gilder

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