|Title||Knowledge Generation and Usage in Piloting|
|Publication Type||04. Conference Papers|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Fritzsche, A., & Agarwal N.|
|Conference Name||British Academy of Management|
Modern information technology has changed the landscape of economic practice. It has not only changed the offerings that companies bring to a market, but also the nature of business activities, the structure of organizations and the forms of collaboration between them (Picot et al. 2008). In the future, the ongoing digitization can be expected to have an even bigger impact. Interconnected, responsive devices allow the creation of cyber-physical systems that integrate formerly disconnected processes on a common technical infrastructure (Lee 2008). As a consequence, the traditional distinction between economy and technology or manage-ment and engineering (e.g. Weber 1978) cannot be upheld. This also affects the way how business and management studies can proceed. They have to adopt methodological approaches that can give an appropriate account of both the economic and the technical aspects of business and management at the same time. In order to do so, it is necessary to establish closer connections to engineering research.