Digitization, innovation and entrepreneurship
Fostering a dialogue between design, technology and business administration scholars we investigate new forms and understandings of organizations, ownership, work and markets and alternative change paths to a sustainable society.
Automation/artificial intelligence and work
We investigate how automation and different kinds of AI transform the meaning of work, with a particular emphasis on professional and creative work and on the shifting boundaries between humans and machines.
Digitization, public space and the social contract of democracy
In this wide steam of research, we investigate the implications of the digital transformation (investigated in the previous two streams) for the notion of public space and democratic structures. We have a particular interest in the digitization of public debate and the consequences changing business models of digital media for democratic processes.
Design, participation and local sustainable development
We investigate the possibilities of different design methods for transforminglocal development towards sustainability. At the intersection between design, organization and marketing studies, we unpack the complexities of organizing participatory processes for local sustainable development. Some of our activities here are organized together with the Centre for Tourism.