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AI Adoption and its Implications for Organizational Change in the CSDP Framework

Förster, Robert (2023) AI Adoption and its Implications for Organizational Change in the CSDP Framework.

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Abstract:This thesis seeks to further the understanding of AI technology in the context of an organization’s readiness as it’s impact on organizational dynamics remains rather vague and understudied, specifically in the context of public organizations. Moreover, the concept of AI readiness is further refined through its application to a different organizational setting, thus following the call of Jöhnk, Weißert & Wyrtki (2020) to fill this gap. To this end, this thesis asks the following main research question: To what extent is the AI revolution likely to trigger a CSDP reform both substantially and organizationally? To construe the organizational AI readiness factors against the CSDP context, an ethics- and rights-based approach, as well as the body on EU integration theory is chosen. The analysis of CSDP policy documents shows, how the European Commission is exerting increasing influence in the CSDP area through funding of and drawing expertise from private military actors. Furthermore, the newly developed AI readiness framework is used to depict the shortcomings of the current CSDP in terms of AI governance. The dominant position of large defence enterprises coupled with the absence of binding regulatory frameworks in the military application of AI, curtails the participation of civil society and collaborative efforts between SMEs, MS, and other EU institutions.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science, 86 law, 88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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