Dibattitto aperto sui fini dell’impresa

Come introdotto nell'Editoriale del numero 1/2020, Impresa Progetto - Electronic Journal of Management apre un dibattitto sul tema dei fini dell'impresa, alla luce del recente Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation della Business Roundtable. La proposta di dibattito è stata poi ulteriormente articolata alla luce dell'emergenza sanitaria e degli stimoli alla riflessione che ne derivano.

Quanti desiderano intervenire nel confronto possono inviare i loro contributi secondo le modalità specificate nel documento di Addendum alla proposta di dibattito.

Employee skills and digital transformation: preliminary insights from a case study

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Organization
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10.15167/1824-3576/IPEJM2020.2.1274
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Recent technological innovations are reshaping the work-life and the workplace. Advances in automation and information and communication technology (ICT) drove scholars to identify the skills required for a competitive workforce. We analysed empirical data, collected from a multinational firm, through the lenses of the situational awareness approach, with the aim of investigating managers’ awareness about the relevance of digital skills to undertake a digitalization processes and whether this awareness differs across departments within the same organization. This study leads to three main contributions: (i) managers consider it essential to have a clear digital strategy in order to undertake digital transformation initiatives; (ii) managers consider it quite relevant to implement proper training initiatives both for acquiring and maintaining DS inside the organization and for fostering informal learning among senior experts and new employees; (iii) regardless of the business department, managers are often not properly aware of the DS required for a digital transformation process.