THE RISE OF COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR THEORY DEVELOPMENTSaturday, Jul 31th 2021, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM, Eastern Time (New York time)
Organizers:Hila Lifshitz-Assaf (New York University),Aron Lindberg (Stevens Institute of Technology)Semi Min (New York University)
Panelists:Natalia Levina (New York University)Brian Pentland (Michigan State University)Youngjin Yoo, (Case Western Reserve University)Shaila Miranda (The University of Oklahoma)Emmanuelle Vaast (McGill University)Stefan Seidel (University of Liechtenstein)
Dear community members
We would like to invite you to attend the AOM PDW "The rise of computational methods for theory development". We expect that this PDW will be relevant to researchers who are seeking to investigate organizational phenomena, guided by novel computational methods. The event is structured through a mix of presentations, an interactive breakout room, and panel discussion, where participants will be able to interact with presenters.The PDW is scheduled on Saturday, July 31, from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT. It is sponsored by the OCIS. Hope to see you there! https://2021.aom.org/meetings/virtual/AAvELqcmQ3s6dBLBY
As digital traces and computational capacity have grown exponentially, researchers in the IS field, as well as adjacent fields, have increasingly utilized computational methods of various kinds. Recently, computational methods have also been used in an inductive mode, geared towards developing, rather than testing, theory. In this PDW we seek to examine the emerging role of computational methods in theory development, associated potentialities as well as obstacles to overcome. We do so through a number of presentations of empirical work currently underway, group discussions, as well as a panel of senior scholars. This workshop is intended to contribute to the increasing sophistication, prevalence, and legitimacy of computational methods in developing new exciting theories of information systems and organizing.