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Telfer Research Seminar Series - Abayomi Baiyere Happier

Digital Practices

Date & Time

October 26, 2023


DMS 7170


Kathy Cunningham

digital nodes and connection paths

***M.Sc. Students, this event can count towards one of the six mandatory Research Seminars Series needed to attend (MGT 6191/ MGT 6991 / MHS 6991).***

Abayomi Baiyere, PhD

The rise of digital-themed research is signaling the dawn of a new era. Emerging digital-themed studies such as digital transformation, digital entrepreneurship, digital innovation – “digital x” for short - have argued that the logic of theorizing about “x” does not necessarily translate to the digital – yet we have limited theoretical explanations and toolkits for this. We propose a theory of digital practices to explain the unit of “doing”, that is, what transpires in attaining a digital-themed objective. We present digital practices as a conceptual bridge that allows for interdisciplinary conversation around objective-driven digital-themed research. 

About the Speaker

Abayomi Baiyere is an Associate Professor at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, a Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research, and a visiting scholar at the University of Turku. Previously he served as an Associate Professor at the Digitalization Department of Copenhagen Business School. Before joining academia, he worked for companies such as SAP, ABN AMRO (Dialogues Incubator), and as an entrepreneur. His research interest sits at the Abayomi Baiyere intersection of digital transformation, digital disruption, and the societal impact of digitalization. His studies have looked at these issues from an organizational and societal perspective. His research mostly takes a design science, ethnographic, and mixed methods orientation, among other approaches.

Some of his research has been recognized with best paper awards or nominations such as – AoM CTO 2022 best paper award | JAIS 2021 best paper honorary mention | CMCE 2021 research award | EJIS 2020 best paper award | AoM OCIS 2020 best-published paper award runner-up (ISR) | ECIS 2020 best paper award nominee | MCIS 2018 best paper award winner and | ICIS 2017 Paperathon joint winner, among others. He currently leads the Digital Disruption and Transformation special interest group of ISPIM and leads the Theory of Digital Theme at DIGI in CBS. He has served as the Ph.D. community coordinator for ISPIM and as an executive member of the CTO (formerly OCIS) division of AoM. He currently serves as an associate editor of Information Systems Journal - ISJ and on the editorial board of Information and Organization. His work has been accepted in journals such as Information Systems Research (ISR), Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), California Management Review (CMR), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (TFSC), among others.

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