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The Srini Raju Center for Information Technology and Networked Economies (SRITNE) conducts field-based research on issues related to the management and use of information technology (IT) in complex organisations. Our mission is to develop concepts and frameworks to help researchers and executives address the IT-related challenges of leading increasingly dynamic, global, and information-intensive organizations.
The relevance of our research is ensured by the active participation of corporate sponsors and government agencies. SRITNE’s research begins with the premise that emerging technologies change prototypes: they upend the very structure of firms.
Our goal is to create a learning community by working together with researchers, governments and corporate partners and expand reach of the research we conduct. Further, translation of the research is achieved by creating actionable insights and data-driven models that align with core strategies and support dissemination of information through key reports. Given that our research is intrinsically cross-industry, our efforts are directed at four areas that together define our academic domain.
It’s an exciting time for technology. Big data, artificial intelligence, on-demand computing and an increasingly networked economy are catalysing change in diverse industries and changing how we live and work. Grounded in the ISB tradition of rigorous and relevant research, SRITNE advances the understanding of industry leaders and policymakers of the impacts of technology on business and society and the drivers of such impact.
Digital Economy & Future of Work
How does the future of work look like in a rapidly-evolving Digital Economy? This is the time when globalisation, digital technologies and other mega-trends are causing shifts to how we live and work. We aim to understand the underlying forces that shape the outcomes.
Traditional boundaries and value networks of firms are getting disrupted at a rapid pace, forcing organisations to rethink strategies not just for business growth and competitive advantage, but also for survival. We aim to understand how digital technologies help businesses and society transform for the better.
Digital Experiments, Big Data & Computational Policy
We aim to leverage data to solve problems pertaining to public policy and governance – especially when policymakers are increasingly look forward to scientific data & research-backed recommendations to societal challenges.
We aim to study the role played by technology to narrow the growing disparity or digital divide between the underprivileged members of our society – often poor and rural people – and the rest of the society.