01/04/2013 11:07 AM
BATON ROUGE – The MIT Sloan Management Review’s recently published winter 2013 issue
features an article co-written by Ourso Family Distinguished Professor of Information
Systems Rudy Hirschheim. Titled “Managing the Human Cloud,” the article was co-written
with Evgeny Kaganer, Erran Carmel and Timothy Olsen.
The article highlights the need for new management models and skills for companies in the wake of organizational changes occurring in the way they approach a virtual, on-demand workforce.
“The human cloud is growing rapidly,” the article stated. “Year-over-year growth in
the global revenue of human cloud platforms was 53 percent for 2010 and 74 percent
for 2011. The number of platforms and middlemen has also skyrocketed. Using a narrow
definition, we counted more than 100 active platforms in 2012, up from perhaps 40
To read the article in full, visit http://sloanreview.mit.edu/the-magazine/2013-winter/54214/managing-the-human-cloud/. Registration, which is free, is required to see the entire article.
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organizational, technological and societal change.
The Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College
of Business combines teaching and research to create a rich learning experience for
its students. Relationships with industry and state agencies enable the department
to assist organizations with issues related to business analytics and business intelligence,
as well as innovation and technological change, as well as offer enhanced career opportunities
for its graduates. Collaborative research efforts of its diverse faculty have resulted
in major grants from the National Science Foundation and the state of Louisiana.
Posted on Friday, January 4, 2013