From smart work to Digital Do-It-Yourself: a research framework for digital-enabled jobs

Friday, 7 October, 2016 -
15:00 to 15:30

Aurelio Ravarini (,, Gianni Maria Strada and Marina Leandri of LIUC present a paper with this title at the XIII international conference of the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems. Here is the abstract:

This position paper proposes a framework to study the effects of emerging digital technologies on work. We frame such effects in a four-folded taxonomy that highlights the differences between traditional automation, self service and virtualization applications of digital technology and a new genre of applications, that we name Digital Do-IT-Yourself (DiDIY), funded on the concepts of knowledge worker and knowledge sharing. By leveraging on DiDIY, we propose to challenge the dramatic scenarios of job destruction portraited by recent economical reports, and, on the other hand, we discuss the actual novelty of smart working, as it is carried out now