Paul Michelman on the Launch of MIT SMR’s Frontiers Initiative

MIT SMR editor in chief Paul Michelman explains the impetus behind the publication’s launch of Frontiers, and the value it holds for readers.

With the Fall 2016 issue, MIT Sloan Management Review introduces a new content initiative, Frontiers, which focuses on the intersection of technology and management. To celebrate its launch, MIT SMR commissioned a collection of essays penned by both scholars and tech leaders, all of whom addressed the same question: How is technology going to transform the practice of management over the next five years in a way we have not yet witnessed?

In a video interview, MIT SMR editor in chief Paul Michelman explains the impetus behind Frontiers and the value he hopes it will hold for readers. Michelman explains the genesis of the idea, the nature of the essayists selected for the launch feature, and why it’s important for MIT SMR to introduce this initiative now. He also discusses the themes that emerged from the essays, including the changing nature of the man–machine collegial relationship, the ethical implications of management by algorithm, and the radical transparency that technology is forcing on organizations.