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Thomas Gegenhuber

Thomas Gegenhuber
Johannes Kepler University Linz and Leuphana University Lüneburg · Sustainable Transformation Management Lab

Doctor of Business Administration

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April 2018 - present
Leuphana University Lüneburg
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Assistant professor für digital transformation (management)
May 2013 - present
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (43)
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Digital work platforms are often said to view crowdworkers as replaceable cogs in the machine, favouring exit rather than voice as a means of resolving concerns. Based on a qualitative study of six German medium-sized platforms offering a range of standardized and creative tasks, we show that platforms provide voice mechanisms, albeit in varying de...
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In this conceptual piece we suggest that the institutional perspective is a prolific lens to study digital innovation and transformation. Digital innovation is about the creation and putting into action of novel products and services; by digital transformation we mean the combined effects of several digital innovations bringing about novel actors (...
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Crowdsourcing spreads and morphs quickly, shaping areas as diverse as creating, organizing, and sharing knowledge; producing digital artifacts; providing services involving tangible assets; or monitoring and evaluating. Crowdsourcing as sourcing by means of ‘global search’; yields four types of values for sourcing actors: creative expertise, critic...
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While previous open strategy studies have acknowledged open strategy's function as an impression management instrument, their focus has mostly been on short episodes. The impression management literature, meanwhile, pays openness scant attention. By studying how new ventures engage in open strategy-making, we track how open strategy-making and resp...
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Undoubtedly, digital transformation is permeating all domains of business and society. We envisage this volume as an opportunity to explore how manifestations of digital transformation requires rethinking of our understanding and theorization of institutional processes. To achieve this goal, a collaborative forum of organization and management theo...
Technical Report
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Das Open Social Innovation Experiment #WirvsVirus mobilisierte Menschen aus allen Bereichen der Gesellschaft (Zivilgesellschaft, Verwaltung und privatem Sektor) um gemeinsam an der Bewältigung der Covid-19 Krise zu arbeiten. Das Programm bestand aus einem Sprint (der Hacka-thon zur Ideenentwicklung) und einem Marathon (Umsetzungsprogramm zur Unters...
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Working conditions on many digital work platforms often contribute to the grand challenge of establishing decent work. While research has examined the public regulation of platform work and worker resistance, little is known about private regulatory models. In this article, we document the development of the "Crowdwork Agreement" forged between pla...
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Plattformgenossenschaften stellen einen Gegenentwurf zu den bestehenden Organisationsformen im digitalen Kapitalismus dar. Basierend auf demokratischen Prinzipien versprechen digitale Kooperativen, einen Beitrag zu einer gerechteren und nachhaltigeren Wirtschaftsordnung und damit zur mehr Partizipation und Mitbestimmung für Beschäftigte zu leisten....
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Germany's first government-hosted crisis hackathon offers seven lessons on how to make the most of a messy-but-promising way to kick-start social innovation.
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Plattformgenossenschaften stellen einen Gegenentwurf zu den bestehenden Organisations-formen im digitalen Kapitalismus dar. Basierend auf demokratischen Prinzipien, versprechen digitale Kooperativen einen Beitrag zu einer gerechteren und nachhaltigeren Wirtschafts-ordnung, und damit zur mehr Partizipation und Mitbestimmung für Arbeitnehmer zu leist...
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We envisage this Volume as an invitation to think about the interplay of novel digital technologies and institutional processes, including processes of institutional emergence, change, institutionalization and de-institutionalization. We see this as encompassing new, platform-based organizations that disrupt existing institutional processes (e.g.,...
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Podcasts, Preprints, Plattformen-Digitale Kommunikationstechnologien stehen im Zentrum vieler neuer Lehr-, Lern-und Forschungspraktiken. Von digitaler Transformation der Hochschulbildung lässt sich sprechen, wenn neue Hochschulpraktiken an Legitimität in einem organisationalen Feld (z.B. der deutschen Hochschullandschaft) gewinnen. Dieser Beitrag v...
Technical Report
A growing body of literature seeks to understand the conditions and consequences of platform work for platform workers and society at large. This study takes stock of current literature on platform work in Europe, discerns central debates (terms and definitions, relevance and diffusion, worker motivations and working conditions) and synthesizes kno...
Technical Report
Wie organisieren Crowdwork-Plattformen die Partizipation von CrowdworkerInnen in arbeits- und unternehmensbezogenen Themen? Diese Studie untersucht sechs Plattformen im Hinblick auf die Modi der Partizipation (informieren, melden, diskutieren und abstimmen) und die Inhalte (auf die Aufgabe bezogen, die Arbeitsorganisation oder die Unternehmensstrat...
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The cultural entrepreneurship literature has established that ventures can use stories to convince external stakeholders to issue a positive social evaluation, which is critical in overcoming the liability of newness. To advance the underlying imagery of an astute narrator and passive audience, we examined the interactive dialogic process between v...
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In this article, we explain the mechanisms that allow social enterprises to balance their missions, and the risk of mission drift as organizations grow. We empirically explore Incubator-BUS (I-BUS), a student organization within a private Brazilian university, which sought to incubate cooperatives for vulnerable groups. Although initially successfu...
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This study contributes to the understanding of citizen-government interaction in open government arenas by investigating why citizens are willing to participate in citizensourcing platforms. We draw on technology acceptance literature, motivation theory, and the theory of planned behavior to explain individual citizensourcing activity, and quantita...
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Leistungserbringung, sei es staatliche, private oder jene im Zwischenbereich der Gemein-wirtschaft angesiedelte, vollzieht sich in einem Netz aus gesellschaftlichen, politischen und organisationalen (Leistungs-)Politiken, welche die alltägliche Arbeit von Beschäftigten wie auch Selbstständigen prägen. Die zunehmende Verbreitung managerialer Steueru...
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES • Understand what role the main principles of open government (transparency, participation, collaboration) also play on a local level • Show how the city of Linz and its local government realized different open government principles on a local level • Analyse how the city successfully managed to implement the interactive mapping...
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In this paper we examine how a hybrid organization struggles, and eventually fails, to balance institutional logics in order to avoid mission drift. We explore this in the context of ITCP-FGV (Technological Incubator of Popular Cooperatives) an organization within a private Brazilian business school based on solidarity economy ideology. Our finding...
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By increasing transparency in corporate strategy-making, open strategy approaches potentially limit possibilities to tailor respective information to specific audiences. Taking an impression management perspective in this paper, we explore why and how new firms use open-strategy making to establish their position in the marketplace. Empirically, we...
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The innovation of organizations has been likened to the improvisation capacity of musicians playing jazz – a modernist form of music that emphasizes improvisation within the boundaries of a particular genre. But recent bricolage research suggests that this metaphor is incomplete when applied to entrepreneurs. The innovation of entrepreneurs lies no...
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In the literature on different forms of online collaboration, a growing variety of empirical phenomena is subsumed under labels such as “crowdsourcing” or “community”. Defining online collaboration as a form of organizing self-selected actors leading to a joint outcome, we try to clarify these concepts in form of a three-dimensional continuum. On o...
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Purpose ‐ The aim of this study is to explore the drivers of supply and demand for attention in the managerial context, and develop a framework of managerial tools for allocating attention to various competing demands. Design/methodology/approach ‐ Deliberative attention refers to the application of attention to prolonged reflection and considerati...
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Purpose – On the basis of the Collective Intelligence Genome framework, which was developed to describe private, for profit ventures, this study aims to review the recent public sector initiatives launched by the American federal government and the European Union. The study's goal is to examine if, and how, the Genome construct would apply to not f...
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Organizations use broadcast search to identify new avenues of innovation. Research on innovation contests provides insights on why excellent ideas are created in a broadcast search. However, there is little research on how excellent ideas are selected. Drawing from the brainstorming literature we find that the selection of excellent ideas needs fur...
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With the growing success of internet based collaborative for profit ventures, including Innocentive, VenCorps, Threadless and many others, governments have begun to take notice. Recent public sector initiatives, including Open.gov, Peer 2 Patent, innovation.ED.gov amongst others, have begun to leverage collaborative internet media through similar m...
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Free networks. It has never been easier to connect people and remix their (digital) works. Free networks help to use and expand these potentials by the inclusion of all people. Free knowledge. Access to digital networks does not automatically mean access to knowledge. Free access to knowledge, however, is the fundament of innovation and emancipatio...

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DOC-team 67 der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, als PromovendInnen und AntragstellerInnen: Mag. Maria Dammayr, Mag. Thomas Gegenhuber, Mag. Doris Graß, als BetreuerInnen, Mit-AntragstellerInnen und im Advisory Board: o. Prof. Dr. Herbert Altrichter, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Aulenbacher, a. Prof. Dr. Robert Bauer; im Advisory Board: Prof. Dr. Johann Füller/Innsbruck, Prof. Dr. Birgit Riegraf/Paderborn und Prof. Dr. Uwe Schimank/Bremen, Laufzeit 06/2013 – 05/2016, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Gesamtsumme: 390.000 EUR