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Professor Mohammad H. Rezazade Mehrizi VU Amsterdam, School of Business

Jun 6, 2024 • 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Professor Mohammad H. Rezazade Mehrizi is an associate professor in Knowledge, Information and Networks research group, at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

"Understanding the Impact of Algorithmic Technologies on Work and Organizations in Healthcare: A Six-Year Research Journey."

ABSTRACT: The research talk shares the story of developing a research program to understand how algorithmic technologies shape working and organizing. It takes a learning (and unlearning) lens to examine the dynamics of discourse, practices, and socio-technical arrangements in healthcare being questioned and constructively disrupted by algorithmic technologies. It shows how medical professionals and their associated communities engage in pre-reframing not only the new technology but also the relational notion of work-technology, hence being able to rethink their work, expertise, and professional arrangements. The presentation also narrates the stories of carving out learning spaces in the fabric of clinical practice to enable practical experimentations and testing out various emerging forms of work-technology configurations. Finally, it features the challenges and mechanisms of cross-community learning, namely medical, technology, regulatory, and patient communities, in not only sharing what they know, but how to collectively discover the relevant “unknown”, translate them into work-practice experimentations, and collectively discuss and learn from them. The aim is to inspire the conversation on how we, as engaged researchers, can not only passively study but actively participate in this learning journey as we also undergo some forms of rethinking and unlearning.

Bio: Mohammad is an associate professor in Knowledge, Information and Networks research group, at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He did first a PhD in Science and Technology Policy from Sharif University of Technology (in collaboration with SPRU), Iran, and a second PhD in management science from ESADE Business School, Barcelona. After doing his B.Sc. in electrical engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Mohammad moved to management domain and got his MBA in 2005 from Sharif University of Technology. In 2006, he received a grant to stay at SPRU (University of Sussex-UK) for working on innovation studies as part of a joint PhD program in Science and Technology Policy. His interest is to understand and help organizations and their associated communities to unlock their historical chains that prevent them from making a better future. Thus, he is researching how organizations unlearn their outmoded experiences, discontinue their obsolete information systems, learn and unlearn from their failures and incidents, and renovate their established business models to be able to tap the opportunities of new technologies such as big-data analytics. 

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Type: On-Line
Time: Thursday June. 6,2024 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom