Category Archives: Technology

To what extent does technological development offer new opportunities in areas such as the economy, management and business relationships?

Are you being kept in the picture? Fighting against privacy conflicts in the uploading of content on social media without consent

With users reporting high levels of privacy problems connected to the sharing of photo and video content online, and with image scraping and facial recognition technology more widespread, an easy-to-use effective solution is needed.

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Corporate digital responsibility: the solution to a difficult digital dilemma?

The introduction of new digital technologies raises some complex and problematic ethical issues for organizations, yet there is no standard approach to tackling these issues. To remedy this situation Benjamin Mueller and his colleagues introduce the concept of Corporate Digital Responsibility and provide a CDR framework to guide executives.

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Motivation matters: The importance of intrinsic motivation in behavioral change app design

Designing a mobile app to help create lasting changes in behavior is a difficult challenge. New research suggests that a measure of motivation – the Intrinsic Motivation Index score (IMI) – could play an important role in any solution.

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Kept in the picture: A consent-based system for sharing data online

Privacy issues associated with the online sharing of data, from photos to genetic information, have been the subject of much discussion recently. One particular problem is how to protect the privacy of people who are featured in shared data, such as group photos, for example, but are not the uploaders of that data, and may not even be aware of the data being shared.

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Disrupting human resource development: The impact of immersive virtual reality

Interpersonal skills training is about to get a little less personal, it seems. A new paper from Marianne Schmid Mast and co-authors suggests that our role-playing training partners of the future may not be our colleagues or managers, but virtual humans instead.

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Effective data Management in a digitally driven world

In this Q&A, Christine Legner talks about the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ), the data excellence model that the consortium has produced, and the need for organisations to think about data and its management in new ways, as many corporations engage in the digital transformation of their business.

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Watching me, watching you: making sense of social interaction

Whether it is negotiating, selling, motivating, or even dating, people with access to the latest social sensing technologies and techniques will have a distinct advantage as they engage in a range of activities, business related or otherwise. While they may not be able to read minds, they will be able to monitor the impact of their social interactions on others in real time, and modify their behavior accordingly to achieve their desired outcome.

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A meeting of minds: how clever conversations underpin great project management

Meetings may often seem like a waste of time, yet new research suggests that they are essential part of effective project management. The problem is not the meetings, but what people say in them. Get that right; facilitate common understanding between team members, and project success follows.

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