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Making digital platforms successfulMaking digital platforms successful: Insights on how to manage third-party app developers

With the advent of digital technology, organizations increasingly choose for open platform strategies. Platform-based innovation thrives on complementary products/services that are developed by independent third-parties. Through adopting standardized interfaces (APIs) and sharing documentation, a platform owner can invite outsiders to create additional functionality on top read more...

 

KIN weekend smallImpression KIN weekend

The KIN Castle Weekend had it all: blue skies, Autumn leaves, a scavenger hunt through Belgian hills, and a six course meal prepared by teams of colleagues who turned out to be quite impressive chefs.

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KINTalks - Ministry of Defense: Opening up the organization for digital innovation 

For the newest edition of KINTalks, we invited lieutenant colonel Patrick Vreeburg, working as Chief Air C2 Cell at the Operation Center of the Air Force Command of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to talk about open and digital innovation at the MoD. Patrick explained that the MoD has developed several open and digital innovation initiatives to improve its ability to provide peace and safety in the Netherlands and contribute to stability and security worldwide. In the recent years, read more...

emptyDopen bankingigital Platform Ecosystems – Value, Strategy, Architecture, and Governance

In recent years, digital platform-based firms have emerged as some of the most profitable businesses, making billions of dollars each year. Digital platforms have become an integrated part of society, as we are for example all familiar with the ride-hailing services through Uber or the hotel-experience-provider Airbnb. Though both solutions seem simple, it’s no small business. Uber is currently valued at roughly 50 billion dollars, Airbnb at over 38 billion dollars. Read more...

Digital InnovationDigital Innovation & Sustainability

Digital innovations are not only highly interesting in more technological settings, new digital technologies offer a host of possibilities in different industries and contexts. In the field of sustainability, and increasing number of people and organizations are trying to experiment with new technologies to make their business more eco-friendly. At KIN we study digital innovations in a wide variety of contexts ranging such as consulting firms, hospitals, police departments, laboratories, and tax. Read more...

 

KIN Summerschool 2018KIN Summerschool 2018 on Digital Transformation, AI, and The Future of Work

This KIN Summer School is organized by the KIN Center for Digital Innovation of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, together with the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI). During 4 intensive days participants and faculty will discuss research in the field of Technology, Knowledge and Innovation. This year’s summerschool has been designed to help develop the insights and skills of PhD and early career researchers in theory development and methodologies within this multi-disciplinary field of knowledge, information and innovation research. The purpose is to expand academic insights and skills in order to conduct and publish valuable research. Read more...

 

new ways of workingStudy on Social Technologies at Dutch Tax Office

With the radical change from an industrial to a knowledge society comes the increased significance and autonomy of knowledge workers. Developments in technology and society have given rise to more openness in the processes and practices of these knowledge workers. Working, learning and innovating are less constrained by organizational, geographical and cognitive boundaries. The challenge that organizations increasingly face is to combine this openness with integration across individual knowledge workers, units and areas of expertise, and counter inherent threats of fragmentation. Read more...

 

KIN_EGOS2018Discussing Research & Winning Awards at EGOS 2018

Between July 4th and 7th, several researchers from our group have presented and discussed their research at the European Group of Organization Studies Conference 2018, in Tallinn. The theme of this year’s conference is Surprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected.Read more...

 

 

NRCLiveNRCLive – AI & the Future of Work

New AI trends, self-driving cars, surprising use of robots, questions about whether AI is a hype or reality. Talking about AI is hot and, of course, KIN members are part of that conversation.

On Thursday June 21, KIN members Marleen Huysman, Marlous Agterberg, and Lauren Waardenburg were present at NRCLive AI where delegates of science, business and society were invited to collaborate and talk about AI and the future of humanity. During this full-day event, they joined different keynote sessions and panel discussions where hopes, dreams, fears and the current status quo passed by. Read more...

 

 

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