This symposium was organized by Gretta Corporaal (Oxford) and took place in VU Amsterdam in May 2018. It was a great opportunity to share ideas on how digital technologies (AI, algorithms), automation, and increased specialization are changing the nature of work and discuss implications for research and practice. I spoke about expertise and specialization and the challenges involved in translating ideas in formal organizations. Building on some research with internal consultants in a technical organization I shared some reflections on how these specialists developed a number of strategies to carve out space for their ideas.
Beth Bechky (NYU)
Mathew Willis (Oxford Internet Institute)
Pedro Monteiro (Warwick Business School)
Ella Hafermalz (VU Amsterdam)
Hans Berends, (VU Amsterdam)
Dick de Gilder (VU Amsterdam)