- New IESE research shows strong increase in demand for AI-related jobs and examines the impact of AI adoption on firm growth, productivity and investment
September 18, 2020. IESE Business School is kicking off its new Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Management Initiative with an open-access session on the wide-reaching impact of artificial intelligence on companies and the people who manage them.
The launch event will take place Monday, Sept. 21, at 19:00 to 20:30 (CET). Dean Franz Heukamp, who has edited a book on management in an AI world, and professors Sampsa Samila, Sebastien Brion and Mireia Giné will speak at the event, bringing their multidisciplinary expertise to the topic.
The event will discuss:
- What the impact of AI is on global business and why managers need to invest in AI now
- What managers need to know to put AI to use in their companies in an ethical and responsible way
- What the IESE AI Initiative is doing to help managers acquire the knowledge and skills they need in an AI-fueled world
New research being produced
The initiative, first created in February, is already producing important research on the deep impact of AI on firms and management. Those include the recent studies:
- The Demand for AI Skills in the Labour Market, a new report which documents the dramatic increase in demand for AI skills from 2010 to 2019, and the higher wages for those with those skills, particularly at a management level.
- AI Adoption and Firm Performance: Management versus IT, a report that examines the impact of AI adoption on firm growth, productivity and investment, and explores whether managers or IT specialists drive growth.