NEWS: ABRI PhD Day on March 20th – 2018

Eight ABRI PhD candidates are now halfway their PhD trajectories!  The right opportunity for a presentation of their challenging work to an audience of faculty members, fellow PhD students, and a panel of selected reviewers.

This will be a great occasion to  celebrate the progress of their effort, to give feedback and  a good way to strengthen our multidisciplinary research community. From KIN, Julia Schlegelmilch will tell about her recent research results, titled:

 

Digital Nomads and the Future of Work

 

The abstract of her research:

The nature of work is changing and digital nomadism is emerging as a new way of working. Digital nomads are professionals who use information and communication technology to achieve location-independence and, to varying extents, combine working with traveling. Through a 25 months qualitative study of highly mobile digital nomads, this article investigates how a new generation of professionals works and lives. Our three main findings are that digital nomads strive for independence of work and life, engage in a community of like-minded others to create sense of identification and continuously establish and break down temporary structures of working and living. This article ties digital nomadism to three main conversations in the literature of work, namely work design, work identity and identification, and changing places of work. We draw on our findings to suggest avenues for future theory building and research

 

Program

To register for a half- or full-day participation, please, send an email to (graduateschool.abri@vu.nl) latest on Friday, March 16.