MIT Slone Management Review Publishes Rudy Hirschheim Article

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 in 2011.”

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Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Friday, January 4, 2013