Hatim Rahman

Rising star on AI and the future of work.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024.


Listed as a Poets & Quants 40 Under 40 Best Business School Professor, 2023.


Winner of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, 2023.


Hatim’s research investigates how artificial intelligence, undergirded by algorithms, is impacting the nature of work and employment relationships in organisations and labour markets. He focuses on algorithmic management and evaluations and digital platforms, in the field of the sociology of work and occupations. Hatim’s research has earned him several awards including the Academy of Management Best Published Paper Award (CTO Division) 2022 and 2023. His published articles have been recognised for both their theoretical and empirical impact by the Academy of Management, the Labor and Employment Relations Association, the Psychology of Technology Institute, the Industry Studies Association, and the International Conference on Information Systems.


Hatim is an assistant professor of management and organisations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Prior to joining Kellogg, he received his PhD and master’s in management science and engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hatim sits on the editorial board of Administrative Science Quarterly and his research and teaching have received coverage from a variety of news sources including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, and Business Insider.


Inside the Invisible Cage: How Algorithms Control Workers (University of California Press, forthcoming 2024); ‘The Experimental Hand: How Platform-based Experimentation Reconfigures Worker Autonomy’ (with T. Weiss, A. Karunakaran, Academy of Management Journal, 2023); ‘Taming Platform Power: Taking Accountability into Account in the Management of Platforms’ (with A. Karunakaran, L. Cameron, Academy of Management Annals, 2024).

Hatim’s research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Annals, and Academy of Management Discoveries


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Essential research and practical insights that will impact how we all adapt to new ways of working in the era of AI.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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