International scholar to speak on escalating digitization of work

The rapid transition to remote work at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic was powered by a range of digital technologies that have, in turn, transformed jobs across a number of sectors.

The fall session of the Goodman School of Business’ Luncheon Speaker Series will kick off Friday, Sept. 8 with a presentation on the impact of extensive remote work by renowned international scholar Viswanath Venkatesh. The study covers four years of data and examines the evolution of these impacts on employees as the basis for drawing implications for both science and practice.

Headshot of Viswanath Venkatesh.

Viswanath Venkatesh is an Eminent Scholar and Verizon Chair at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

Venkatesh is an Eminent Scholar, Verizon Chair and Director of the Executive PhD program at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business and will share his findings in his talk “Escalating digitalization of work due to COVID-19: A cross-context comparison of job impacts and job outcomes.”

His work has appeared in leading journals in human-computer interaction, information systems (IS), organizational behaviour, psychology, marketing, medical informatics and operations management, and he has won best paper awards, including the Academy of Management Journal. He also developed and maintains an IS research ranking. Venkatesh is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and the Information Systems Society INFORMS.

The Goodman Speaker Series provides Goodman faculty, staff and students with an informal opportunity to listen and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with business colleagues.

The talk will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Sankey Chamber. Anyone interested in attending can RSVP to Jennifer Smith at to reserve a seat.

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