Dr Chloe Preece | Senior Lecturer | School of Business Management, Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr Victoria Rodner | Lecturer | University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh “Zoom made my life much easier,” explains Mãe (mother) Fernanda, an Afro-Brazilian priestess from the coastal city of Santos (Brazil). Like many of us, facing an indefinite lockdown, … Continue reading Virtual Spiritual Agency in Times of Covid
Dr. Nisreen Ameen and Dr. Elizabeth Quaglia | Cluster co-leaders On 6th November 2020, a new research cluster within RHUL’s DOS Research Centre was launched. The new research cluster on ‘Cybersecurity, Design and Human Behaviour’ aims to offer a welcoming environment for idea exchange, a platform for researchers from different research areas at RHUL and … Continue reading The new DOS interdisciplinary research cluster on Cybersecurity, Design and Human Behaviour
Shyam Krishna| PhD Candidate| School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London. In recent months amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19, food delivery workers in India have faced a tightening of their working conditions. The main contention voiced by the workers in strikes and protests is that digital platforms have lowered effective wages by changing … Continue reading Gig-work and spatiotemporal (in)justice: Auto-ethnographic study of food delivery platforms
Dr Philip Wu | Senior Lecturer | Department of Digital Innovation and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London. Online reviews have become an important phenomenon in this so-called reputation economy. Headlines such as “online reviews impact purchasing decisions for over 93% of consumers” seem exaggerated but not entirely surprising. On the surface, online reviews are simply … Continue reading Why Amazon Reviewers Review (and How to Deal with Fake Reviews)
Xiangming Tao|PhD Student (4th Year)| Royal Holloway School of Business and Management The virtues of digital transformation have been promoted by the popular business press and academic articles, particularly in the pursuit of strategic renewal (Warner and Wäger, 2019). The massive scale of Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown policy have further demonstrated the significance of digital … Continue reading COVID-19 driven digital transformation in retail business
Dr Vera Hoelscher|Lecturer in Marketing| Royal Holloway School of Business and Management On 19 February 2020, the DOS Research Centre organised a half-day event on Digital Activism. The purpose of the day was to learn about the nature and impact of digitally enabled and enhanced mobilisation for political, economic and social change, and how research … Continue reading Notes on Digital Activism
Niki Panteli | Professor of Digital Business|Royal Holloway University of London In the current unprecedented times caused by the Covid-19 outbreak where many of us have been forced to stay at home and work virtually, the role of the organisational leader is critical. In this new context, leaders willingly or not need to become e-leaders and … Continue reading Leading Effectively Online
Call for Track Proposals IFIP9.4 2021 – Conference Theme: Freedom and Social Inclusion in a Connected World
Deadline 30 May 2020 | The 16th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries |Lima, Peru, 26-28 May 2021 We send out this call for tracks at this unusual time amid the coronavirus global pandemic. A lot of us are currently in more or less a lockdown situation. Some may be experiencing … Continue reading Call for Track Proposals IFIP9.4 2021 – Conference Theme: Freedom and Social Inclusion in a Connected World
DOS research scholars give some tips on remote working Digital technologies in this moment are crucial to our working arrangements as we maintain social distance and work from home but how can we manage our remote digital work and maintain a sense of well-being? DOS scholars reflect on what we have learnt from our own … Continue reading Remote working: Keeping your distance but also your well-being
Evronia Azer | Assistant Professor | Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University It is argued that the rise of social media has given rise to new forms of protest action, where the digital space has empowered activists and given lots of opportunities for activism to be successful. Lately, more researchers and media outlets are starting to … Continue reading The digital transformation of social movements: is it good to be “seen”?
Fabienne Perez| PhD Student | Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche en Gestion d’Aix-Marseille (CERGAM) Image © Maurizio Pesce from Milan, Italia [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)] I am a PhD student at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche en Gestion d’Aix-Marseille (CERGAM), a research laboratory in IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management, where I am supervised by … Continue reading AI and the Transformation of Jobs and Workplaces in Banks and Radiology.
Researching fitness trackers in everyday life. Amalina Zakariah | PhD Student (3rd Year) | Royal Holloway School of Business and Management As the title suggests, my PhD research looks into the consumption of self-tracking technologies (i.e. wearables, fitness trackers) in everyday lives. Some popular examples include, smart wristbands like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and Garmin, … Continue reading “How many steps have you done today?”
On Monday 16th September, DOS welcomed colleagues from Copenhagen Business School to Royal Holloway. Most of our CBS colleagues are associated with the Digital Transformations Platform at CBS, which seeks to explore the relationship between technology and society and, amongst other things, runs a very successful Research Fellow Programme involving visits from pre-eminent scholars in … Continue reading Research Exchange CBS-DOS-CHRONOS
DOS was launched as a research theme within the School of Management in January 2017 and became a College Research Centre in May 2018. As we are living in an era when digital technology is rapidly reconfiguring organisations, industries and society, as well as individual’s daily lives, a digital research group was timely to promote … Continue reading Welcome to DOS Research Centre