About this Research Topic
Philosophically speaking, the state of change is absolute and permanent. Today, the world we live in is experiencing an accelerated change that exerts profound impacts on each of us. For example, the transformation of digital technology significantly alters the ways people communicate and businesses operate. Similarly, greater variability in temperature and precipitation reshape the global environment we live in. More recently, the outbreak of COVID-19 poses an unprecedented threat to health safety, requiring adjustments that cover almost all aspects in life and work.
Existing literature has started to explore the downstream consequences of changes. For instance, evidence shows that increased variability, such as climate change and asset price fluctuations, makes individuals feel vulnerable, which in turn affects their attitudes toward unethical behavior. Pandemics have also been shown to deeply shape our lives, from consumption to work behavior. However, given the limited number of papers on this topic, our understanding toward change management is still inadequate and superficial. A significant amount of literature gaps remain to be filled, and a lot of questions in practice await answers.
Therefore, in this Research Topic, we seek to add knowledge to the management of changes, both in the individual and organizational levels. We welcome research drawing on different disciplines and theories to help us better understand self and business management in a fast-changing world. The potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• The influence of new information technology on behavior and management
• Novel online business models
• New trends in digital communications
• Self-management of Internet addiction
• Management theories of the information technology industry
• Digital business and innovation (e.g., AI)
• Big data and public management
• Psychological and behavioral impacts of pandemics
• Environmental changes and management
• The impacts of urgent social or economic events on individuals
Keywords: Change management, Digital technology, Pandemics, Business management, Self-management
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