Strategic Imperatives and Core Competencies in the Era of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Strategic Imperatives and Core Competencies in the Era of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Roman Batko (Jagiellonian University, Poland) and Anna Szopa (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 302
ISBN13: 9781522516569|ISBN10: 1522516565|EISBN13: 9781522516576|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1656-9


The use of machines has changed the workplaces of today. While machinery is still not able to perform certain jobs that require creative or non-routine functions, their continuous advancements have shifted the dynamic between organizations and manual laborers.

Strategic Imperatives and Core Competencies in the Era of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence focuses on contemporary organizations and their use of new competencies. Featuring coverage on new skill identification and best practices for management, this book is essential for professionals, administrators, researchers, and students seeking current research on the latest developments in technological applications in the workplace.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Living Labs
  • Marketing Considerations
  • New Media
  • Organizational Control
  • Socio-Technical Systems

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Bionote Roman Batko is Associate Professor of Management in the Faculty of Management and Social Communication at the Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland and director of the Institute of Culture. He holds an MA in Polish Literature and a PhD in Management from the Jagiellonian University. He is the author and editor of numerous articles and expert analyses on process and quality management, as well as management in public institutions, especially in the context of liquid modernity; he has written four books, Quality in Public Administration (2009), Modern Museum (2010), A new paradigm for the public administration (2012) and Golem, Avatar, Midas, Golden Calf: Public Organization in Liquid Modernity (2013). His most recent interests concentrate on humanistic approach to management, philosophical, ethical and aesthetic aspects of the organization as well as issues related to the new media and organization of the future.
Anna Szopa, PhD, designs and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. She holds an MS in Quality Management from Silesian University of Technology and earned her doctoral degree from Jagiellonian University examining innovation strategies of spin-off companies. She has twelve years’ experience in managing companies including research and consultancy. She awarded the fellowship of the The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff). She was a visiting researcher at Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute and University of Central Florida. Her primary research interests include university-industry relationships and university spin-offs. She is and editor of books about innovations, and published several articles in management journals and books.