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Success Series Webinar Scheduled for April 30

Wednesday, April 8, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amanda Bureau

Social Network Effects on Productivity and Job Security: Evidence from the Adoption of a Social Networking Tool

April 30, 2015 | 11 AM - 12 PM EDT | Register

This webinar will discuss the 2013 AIS Best Information Systems Publications Award winning paper “Social Network Effects on Productivity and Job Security: Evidence from the Adoption of a Social Networking Tool" by Lynn Wu, Information Systems Research, Wharton School. 

Wu will discuss the impact of enterprise social media adoption on the work outcomes of information workers. Not only can social media technology actively change one’s social network at work, they can also have a substantial impact on work outcomes through the network change. She will quantify these effects as well as explore intermediate mechanisms that drives the performance change. 

An Assistant Professor at the Wharton School, Wu is interested in studying how information and information technology impact the productivity of information workers, organization and broad sectors of economy. Specifically, her work follows three streams:

  • How social networks and information derived from social networks affect individuals’ performance and long-term career trajectories. In her second stream of research

  • The role of investment in IT and complementary organizational practices to explain how firms can achieve greater business value from IT 
  • Leveraging the fine-grained nanodata available through online digital traces to predict economic indicators such as real estate trends, labor trends and product adoption. 

Wu has published articles in economics, management and computer science. Her work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and The Economist. She received her undergraduate degrees from MIT (Finance and Computer Science), her master’s degree from MIT (Computer Science) and her Ph.D. from MIT Sloan School of Management (Management Science).

AIS members can register to attend live sessions and download recordings at no cost as a benefit of membership.

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