CRAFT is excited to announce our next workshop, CBDC and Standardization. The workshop will be hybrid, accessible via zoom (link below) or in-person at the “Gallery” room at the new Stevens University Center Complex.

    The workshop is set for Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 3-5pm. Stevens will be hosting a reception event afterward from 6-7pm, which we also hope you can attend. We look forward to seeing you at the workshop. An event brochure/agenda and calendar invite will be sent shortly.

    Zoom link: Register in advance for this meeting ( After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Workshop Papers


    Shaping the Future of Work and Business Education
    June 19-20, 2023
    Athens, Greece

    This conference is unique in that it will bring together academic leaders, academic researchers, and industry leaders to discuss new results on management and leadership in the digital era, as well the impact of digital on business and on education. The conference will feature selected papers presenting innovative research results and their business impact, as well as discussion papers and panels by academic leaders and industry leaders on their vision about the future of Business Schools and business education. The conference will explore:

    1. The Impact on Business
      The digital transformation of business is at the top of the agenda of every CEO. New technologies enable better and faster dissemination of information, vast improvement in operations, upgrades in customer experience, business model innovations and significantly improved decision making. New skills and mindsets are needed to be competitive and to match the emerging new roles when traditional leadership and management roles are disappearing. At the same time, the opportunities for digital disruption fuel a trend towards startups and entrepreneurial activities.

    2. The Impact on Business Schools
      To produce graduates that meet the skill demands of newly digital employers, Business Schools are urgently revising and retooling existing programs and curricula by infusing more technology and creating new programs that address the changing needs. High profile international projects, such as the MaCuDE project (, sponsored by AACSB International, systematically addresses the efforts of Business Schools to revise their curricula, while HR managers seek to attract

    3. The Impact on Business Research
      The digital era and the transformation of the workplace create significant opportunities and expectations for impactful research. Academic journals increasingly publish papers on the applications of digital technologies on business, and research grants are pursued to examine the future of work, the changing roles of management, the new skills needed in the digital era, how curricula should change, and how modalities of delivery will change. Researchers need to set a broader, interdisciplinary agenda and explore innovative methods to respond to the challenges of the changing business and technological landscape.