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Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations
Hatim A. Rahman is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His research investigates how artificial intelligence, undergirded by algorithms, is impacting the nature of work and employment relationships in organizations and labor markets. His current research uses field data collected through participant observation, interviews, and archival sources to study how sophisticated algorithms are being used by digital platform organizations in ways that disrupt how people work and are evaluated.
In a new project, he examines how to empower more adults without college degrees to obtain higher-paying STEM jobs created by AI and new technologies. In particular, in light of the way AI and new technology is changing the way we work, he is interested in understanding the situated social, behavioral, and organizational factors influencing the reskilling process for adults without a college degree.
His research primarily uses qualitative field methods and also incorporates computational social science techniques, field experiments, and surveys.
Professor Rahman's research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Academy of Management Discoveries. This research has received several awards, including from the National Science Foundation (CAREER Award), INFORMS, Academy of Management, Psychology of Technology Institute, Industry Studies Association, and ICIS. His research and teaching have also received coverage from a variety of news sources including The Washington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Wired, Slate, CBS: Chicago, Kellogg Insights, Stanford News, The Hill, Work in Progress, and Organizational Musings.
Prior to joining Kellogg, Professor Rahman received his PhD and Masters in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Technology’s role in organizations, digital platforms, employment relationships, and labor markets, especially the impact of algorithms and artificial intelligence. Sociology of work and occupations. Algorithmic management and evaluations.
Aritficial Intelligence and the Future of Work