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How can we implement highly creative idea?

In two studies using both field (165 employees and their 24 direct supervisors from a manufacturing firm in Study 1) and experimental (123 second-year undergraduate student participants in lab Study 2) data, we explore how perceived supervisor support acts as a crucial contingency that enables higher levels of idea implementation from creative-idea generation. First, we […]

Academic Odyssey: Becoming an Organizational Scholar

The book ‘Becoming an Organizational Scholar: Navigating the Academic Odyssey‘ we’ve been co-editing with Tomislav Hernaus, published by Edward Elgar Publishing is out. Academic Odyssey highlights academic success factors and common career development obstacles, demystifying coping mechanisms on how to address them. We gathered a group of aspiring and inspiring international scholars (Eleanna Galanaki, Ante Glavas, Markus Hällgren, Spencer Harrison, Jan Mendling, Hana […]

How do Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation, and Blockchains Affect the Human Factor in Business Process Management?

This paper summarizes a panel discussion at the 15th International Conference on Business Process Management. The panel discussed to what extent the emergence of recent technologies including machine learning, robotic process automation, and blockchain will reduce the human factor in business process management. The panel discussion took place on 14 September, 2017, at the Universitat […]

How can we prevent burnout of digital workers that are overloaded in technology?

Technology has enabled or made platform-mediated work easier, and individuals are frequently being stimulated via various digital solutions to be absorbed in technology. Understanding the nuances of the human-computer symbiosis is even more prominent in the context of digital work, for individuals performing digitally-mediated labor. However, for platform workers, technology might result in overload and burnout, leading to adverse […]

Who is more creative, online crowds or professionals?

Studies promote crowdsourcing as an alternative source of creativity for companies. By investigating whether a boundary exists in crowdsourcing for innovation, we aim to identify the conditions under which the generic crowd (mainly consisting of novices, instead of professionals) is less creative. Based on the componential theory of creativity, we compare the crowd’s and professionals’ […]

Digital Mindsets: Recognizing and Leveraging Individual Beliefs for Digital Transformation

Employees’ beliefs about technological change, their “digital mindsets,” are likely to influence their engagement in, or withdrawal from, their company’s digital transformation initiatives. Employees’ beliefs regarding the malleability of personal ability (fixed/growth mindset) and their beliefs about the availability of situational resources (zero-sum/expandable-sum mindset) influence the extent to which they see new technologies as providing […]

Prof. Tomislav Hernaus got his project funding approved & has been named into the Economic Council advising the President of the Republic of Croatia

We are delighted to inform you about two major pieces of news related to our crew member Tomislav Hernaus. First, the Croatian Science Foundation has granted funding of research project proposal Multilevel organization design configurations: Understanding the heterogeneity– homogeneity duality (MULTIDUALORG). The project looks into (1) when, how and why organizational dualities bundle together; (2) whether systems of dualities […]