Decentralization in Organizations (DiO) Conference 2024 – Program Information

DiO 2024

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Monday, June 17

8:00-9:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration

9:00-9:10 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Organizers & President of University of St. Gallen: Manuel Ammann

9:10-10:30 AM

Blockchains: Meaning & Functionality

(Paper Session)

Presenter: Semi Min

‘Computational Text Analysis in the Study of the Evolution of the Meaning of Novel Technologies’

Presenter: Brian Wu

‘Blockchains: Fusing Extant Organizational Functionalities Under the CAP Tradeoff’

Discussant: Phanish Puranam

10:30-10:50 AM

Coffee Break

10:50-12:30 PM

Prospects for Platforms

(Panel Session)

Panelists: Melissa Schilling (lead), Tammy Madsen, Joost Rietveld, & Danny Sokol

12:30-2:00 PM


2:00-3:20 PM

The Human Side of Decentralization

(Paper Session)

Presenter: Bex Hewett

‘Decentralization and High Employee Involvement: A Configurational Perspective’

Presenter: Mike Lee

‘Is Decentralization Better for Everyone? Investigating Employee Characteristics that Drive Preferences for Decentralized Structures’

Discussant: Markus Reitzig

3:20-3:40 PM

Coffee Break

3:40-5:00 PM

Democratizing Organizations

(Paper Session)

Presenter: Trevor Young-Hyman

‘Demanding but Committed: The Organizational Consequences of Broadening Stakeholder Governance’

Presenter: Felipe Massa

‘Fostering Dignity at Scale: Jaipur Rugs and the Reflexive Management of Artisanal Craftwork’

Discussant: Martin Kornberger

5:00-6:00 PM

Decentralized Feedback: The Community as Your Sounding Board

MC: Oliver Alexy

Pitch Presenters: Xule Lin, Philipp Reineke, Charlie Williams, Phanish Puranam

7:00 PM

Reception: Central Terrace, Executive Campus

Tuesday, June 18

8:30-9:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration

9:00-10:20 AM

Tradeoffs in Decentralization

(Paper Session)

Presenter: Helge Klapper

‘How to Limit the Negative Effects of Misalignment: The Case of Decision Structures in Decentralized Autonomous Organizations’

Presenter: Vivianna Fang He

‘Balancing Convergence and Deliberation in Decentralized Consensus Formation’

Discussant: Charlie Williams

10:20-10:40 AM

Coffee Break

10:40-12:00 PM

Decentralized Design and Governance

(Paper Session)

Presenter: Linus Dahlander

‘Selection Regimes and Selection Errors’

Presenter: Gurneeta Vasudera Singh

‘Governance of Data Resources and Market Valuation’

Discussant: Carliss Baldwin

12:00-1:30 PM


1:30-2:50 PM

Opportunities for Decentralization Research

(Special Session)

Presenter: John Eklund

‘A New Organizational Structure Database: Examining Structure through Top Management Team Compositions’

Presenter: Ying-Ying Hsieh

‘A Deeper Look at DAOs: Introducing the DREAM Project’

Discussant: Tobias Kretschmer

2:50-3:50 PM

Aesthetics & Synthetics

(Paper Session)

Presenter: Paolo Leone

‘Work as Play: A Model of Aesthetics Control’

Presenter: Alex Murray

‘Synthetic Stakeholders: Combining Acknowledged Personhood and Emergent Technologies to Achieve Stakeholder Salience’

Joint Discussion: Alexy Murray and Paolo Leone

3:50-04:10 PM

Coffee Break

4:10-5:30 PM

Decentralization for Good?

(Paper Session)

Presenter: Katherine Chen

‘Expanding Model Cases: How Do Groups Develop Relational, Emergent, Transformative, and Change-Oriented Organizations (RETCOs)?’

Presenter: Paul Adler

‘The Climate Crisis and the Democratic-Transformative State: New Directions for Management Research’

Discussant: Johanna Mair

5:30-6:00 PM

Reflection and Outlook

7:10-10:00 PM

Dinner: Restaurant Sauceria

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