Organisational Dynamics in the Digital Society

Why study Master Organisational Dynamics in the Digital Society

If you’re interested in how algorithms (re)shape the way we work, how robotisation is changing relationships among people, or how platformisation is influencing our perceptions of organising and organisations, this master programme is for you. It deals with technologies which have been at the forefront of the popular and academic imagination, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and algorithms. 

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The programme elaborates on questions such as the type of work that is affected by these technologies and how, the kind of perspectives and (in)equalities this brings about and for whom, the ethical and privacy concerns that may rise, and how we might deal with the consequences of these technologies on the individual, organisational, and societal level. It provides you with tools to navigate these issues, to develop your own understanding of them and to be able to advance technological interventions or intervene in them.   

Why choose this programme?

This programme:

  • Provides multiple perspectives and tools to study digital technologies in the changing world of work (highlighting insights from psychology, sociology, and public administration).
  • Teaches you, among others, about digital work, platformisation, robotisation, sustainable employability, and virtual teams.
  • Offers professional skill development to work in organisational contexts pervaded with technological innovations.
  • Has dedicated professors from the fields of Psychology, Sociology, and Public Administration teaching classes together to offer different viewpoints.
  • Organises field trips to organisations to get a thorough understanding of current developments in the field.
  • Provides students from all backgrounds with the understanding and skills needed to contribute confidently to the future of work.
  • Research of Public Administration at Erasmus University was ranked #1 in the ShanghaiRanking 2017 and 2018. 
Digital technologies reshape how we work, organise, and govern. We need people who have a multidisciplinary understanding of how these technological innovations play out and how to intervene.
Prof. dr. Claartje ter Hoeven
Coordinator of the programme


Quote from Judy Wajcman in 'Automation: is it really different this time?' published in The British Journal of Sociology:

"... these [...] technologies are facilitating not less work but more worse jobs. [...]. Information systems rely on armies of coders, data cleaners, page raters, porn filterers, and checkers, subcontractors who are recruited through globe sites such as Mechanical Turk and who do not appear on the company payroll. [...]. While these kinds of jobs may well in turn be automated, other novel forms will be created in unexpected ways as capital seeks new ways to accumulate."



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