Governing Knowledge and Imagination in the Digital Era

Today, we experience the dawning of an innovation renaissance determining new relations between humans and machines. Large platforms, ‘Big Data,’ Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning enabled by cloud computing are impacting our society and helping managers, entrepreneurs, and consultants address complex problems and capture new opportunities. Benefits are considerable, as are challenges, ethical responsibilities, and managerial implications. Thus, the emergence of new business models, organizational forms, and competitive landscapes has attracted increasing attention. And yet, the impact of modern information technologies on how managers and entrepreneurs actually assemble, govern, and marshal knowledge to spur imagination is one of the least understood dimensions of these modern technological breakthroughs. The conference aims at developing a deeper understanding, from academics and practitioners alike, of how firm leadership and governance should evolve to keep pace with modern information technologies and shape it to the benefit of society.

The SMS Special Conference in Milan is designed with the goal of stimulating close and fruitful collaboration between an equal number of practitioners and academics in understanding and solving burning issues raised by the progress of the Digital Era. Multiple interactive formats will engender innovative insights and solution-oriented proposals on problems and opportunities advanced by participants.


FEBRUARY 10, 2022
Submission Deadline for Labs, IMRs, and Parallel Presentation Proposals
FEBRUARY 14, 2022
Co-Author Confirmation Deadline
Notification of Program Review Committee Decisions
MARCH 31, 2022
Author Registration Deadline
JUNE 15-18, 2022
SMS Special Conference in Milan

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