Socialness in the Digital Economy

Research Team

Dr. Wietske Van Osch is Associate Professor in the Department of Information Technologies at HEC Montreal. For the past 10 years, the focus of her research has been on the role of ESM in digital transformation and she has received ~$1million (USD) in research funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation in order to support fundamental empirical research in this area as well as support design efforts to improve ESM systems. Dr. Van Osch has extensive experience in knowledge mobilization and well-established connections to industry partners (including Steelcase, Leo Burnett, and General Motors).

Pamela Lirio

Co-Applicant, École de relations industrielles
Dr. Pamela Lirio is Associate Professor in the School of Industrial Relations at the University of Montreal. She conducts research on global careers, workforce diversity, digital transformation and artificial intelligence in HR, and employee branding on social media, working in both English and French. Dr. Lirio has been funded over the past 3 years by the Fonds Société et culture (FRQSC), Québec for her research on new forms of global careers and the impact of this on the work-life balance of global managers. She is also a co-researcher in OBVIA, the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology. Dr. Lirio maintains close connections to global HR practice and professional associations.