At this year’s Academy of Management (AoM) conference, empirical researchers from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management received an impressive number of awards for their work. Founded in 1936, the AoM’s global community today stands at nearly 20,000 members. The 2022 AoM conference, one of the most renowned in the world for management and organization, took place in Seattle, Washington (USA) and saw more than 12,500 people listed in the program. Research was presented over the course of 2,237 sessions.
Lukas Lanz and Professor Fabiola H. Gerpott, Chair of Leadership at WHU, received the Best Paper Award in the Organizational Behavior division for their work “Adherence to Unethical Instructions from AI Supervisors: Combining Experiments with Machine Learning,” co-authored with Dr. Roman Briker of Maastricht University. In their paper, the authors find that people adhere less to unethical instructions from an AI than to those from a human supervisor—and discuss what that could mean for how work is designed in the future.