My name is Joschka Hüllmann and I am currently working as an assistant professor for the department of High-tech Business and Entrepreneurship (HBE) at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. I am also affiliated with the ERCIS competence center Smarter Work at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster.
My expertise focuses on the future of work and covers multiple topics at the intersection of people, organizations, and technologies.
- Future of Work
- People Analytics
- Virtual, Distributed Work
- AI & Algorithmic Management
- Domains & Industries
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Manufacturing and Farming
Technological advances change how work is organised and lived, leading to new ways of working. Shaping this digital transformation of work is crucial to ensure the well-being and productivity of all those involved. A recent phenomenon is artificial intelligence (AI) at work, where algorithms support, augment, or automate organisational decision-making. I examine this phenomenon and pioneer applications in the domains of human resources (“People Analytics”), information technology services, and industrial settings such as manufacturing and farming.
I continuously advance my methodological skills, relying on mixed-methods research designs. I employ qualitative approaches to theory building, using case study designs, interviews, or netnographies. I am triangulating and corroborating these qualitative results with surveys and computational methods, particularly the collection and analysis of digital trace data (application logs, behavioural data and logs, computational social science). Combining qualitative approaches with advanced computational methods provides novel avenues for generating insights about organizational phenomena at the intersection of technology and work.
Besides my academic skills, I have an established software development and programming background. In professional practice, I worked as an application developer in various positions. I was responsible for managing the design and implementation of projects in critical infrastructure domains such as energy and public transport.
I share my experience either by writing and publishing articles, or by speaking at conferences and other events. I always try to bridge the gap between academia and practice.
Before joining the University of Twente, I have worked at international and national universities and leading organisations in industry. Please have a look at my complete resume for information about all positions.
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
2022 - Now
University of Twente, The Netherlands
Research and teaching in people analytics and AI at work, and information management in the digital era.
2017 - 2021
University of Münster, Germany
Research and teaching in virtual, distributed work, digital traces, and information management in the digital era.
2015 - 2017
AMCON GmbH, Germany
Conception and development of mobile and stationary passenger information systems for bus, train, and train stations.
Ph.D in Information Systems
2017 - 2021
University of Münster, Germany
Researching virtual, distributed work, digital traces, and information management in the digital era.
Publications & TalksI publish articles in internationally renowned scientific journals, conference proceedings, edited books, and popular outlets. I am a regular speaker at industry events. For a complete overview, including downloads and presentations, see my publications or my press and talks.
3. Hüllmann, J. A. (2021). Smarter Work? Promises and Perils of Algorithmic Management in the Workplace Using Digital Traces. Dissertation at the University of Münster.
2. Thapa, R., Pankajeshwara, S., Hüllmann, J. A., & Savarimuthu, B. T. R. (2021). Identifying Influence Mechanisms in Permissionless Blockchain Communities: The Bitcoin Case. In Proceedings of the 42nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Austin, Texas, USA.
1. Hüllmann, J. A., Krebber, S., & Troglauer, P. (2021). The IT Artifact in People Analytics: Reviewing the Tools to Understand a Nascent Field. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
3. Co-Organizer at Wirtschaftsinformatik-Nachwuchstreffen 2022 (German early career IS scholars’ meetup).
2. Workshop at Kaufleute und Ingenieur Netzwerk Deutschland 2022: Benefits & Risks of People Analytics.
1. Keynote at SHIFT/HR Innovation SUMMIT 2022: Spotting good People Analytics.
Together with my partners, I advise and consult companies on their digital transformation towards “Smarter Work”, providing a rigorous scientific perspective. We focus employees at all hierarchical levels who use innovative technologies in their daily work. We examine the effects of integrating novel technologies into existing individual practices and group processes. Shaping “Smarter Work” together, we strive for effective collaboration, sustainable performance, and a lasting well-being of employees.
I offer a range of services. For more information and inquiries, please have a look at the services page.
I help companies implement rigorous survey designs across the globe for robust inferences about new ways of working.
I make a deep-dive with companies to examine employees’ underlying motivations, perceptions, and beliefs regarding novel technologies.
I extract, collect, and analyze the application logs from the cloud or on-premise to mine, model, and modernize company processes.
I teach companies about scientific and analytical methods or novel advances in technology, empowering them for their digital transformation.
I speak about recent advances in science and technology concerning the future of work.
I advise on how to introduce novel information technology, focusing change management of new work, tasks, and job roles.
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Research & Development
I would be very happy if you reach out to me! My preferred means of communication is email.