Pedro Seguel

PhD Student, Information Systems
Pedro Seguel
Contact Information
Email address: 
pedro.seguelvaras [at]

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5

  • The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
    Master of Science, Information Studies (May 2019)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC) de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Master of Sociology (Oct. 2014)
    Bachelor of Sociology (Jan. 2011)


Information Systems

INSY 455 Tech&Innov for Sustainability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PhD Student
Research areas: 
Digital Innovation
Evolution of Management Practices
Green IT & Innovation for Sustainability
Labour Issues in IT
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS).
    Selected participant in ICIS Doctoral Consortium 2023.
  • McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
    Grad Excellence Award in Management 2022
  • Academy of Management
    Selected participant in OCIS Doctoral Consortium 2020
  • Fulbright Commission
    Fulbright Scholarship 2017-2019
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    Dean prestigious fellowship supplement 2018-2019
    Muse Endowed Scholarship 2018-2019
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    Scholarship of honors 2009
  • Seguel, P., Cohen, L., and Vaast, E. (2023). ""The Occupational Vision of Information Technology Job Markets"". ICIS 2023 Proceedings.
  • Seguel, P. (2023). ""Harmonizing Technology with Sustainability with Green Software"". ICIS 2023 Technology, Research, Education, Opinion (TREOs), Dec.
  • Seguel, P., Cohen, L., and Vaast, E. (2023). ""Navigating IT Labor Market Disruption: An Analysis of Occupational Vision and Skill Change."" 16th Annual People & Organizations Conference, The Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sep.
  • Seguel, P. (2023). “The Evolution of a Technical Skill: A Study of AI Demand Evolution in Job Labor Markets.” Academy of Management Journal and HEC Paper Development Workshop, Montreal, Canada, Jun.
  • Seguel, P. and Vaast, E., "Repertories of Evaluation in AI Ethics: Plurality in Professional Responsibility and Accountability" (2021). ICIS 2021 Proceedings. 8.
  • Seguel, P., "Information-sharing Workarounds in Enterprise Social Networks: Privacy-related Triggers" (2021). ICIS 2021 Proceedings. 10. [Nominee Best Short Paper Award]
  • Seguel, P. (2021). Linking transparency and privacy to the impact of Enterprise Social Networks. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2021, No. 1, p. 16015). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.
  • Pérez-Comisso, M, Seguel, P., Sanhueza, N., Acevedo, C., Cancino, R. (2018): "Socio-Technical Geographies from the End of the World: A Story of STS in Chile", In STS Across Borders Gallery Exhibit, curated by Aalok Khandekar And Kim Fortun. Annual Meeting of the Society Of Social Studies of Science. Sydney, Australia, Aug 30-31
  • Seguel, P. (2018) “Governing (with) algorithms: trust, uncertainty and the promise of transparency”, in Annual Meeting of the Society Of Social Studies of Science. Sydney, Australia, Aug 30-31
Current research: 

My research integrates computational and qualitative methodologies to explore the interplay between technology evolution, job dynamics, and organizational innovation, firmly rooted in a socio-technical perspective. This interdisciplinary foundation drives my research focus: understanding the intricate dynamics between technological practices, occupations, and their societal implications. At the heart of my inquiry is how new technical practices are talked about, legitimated, or contested by different organizations, which can influence their diffusion chances.

My Ph.D. dissertation examines the changing nature of work, specifically on changes in IT occupations and the demand for emerging technologies like AI. The three-paper thesis leverages text data from online job vacancies to inspect the demand for IT roles and skills across organizations over time. It expands Organizational Studies and IS theories by analyzing patterns from computational methods.

Research areas: 

  • Digital Innovation
  • Evolution of Management Practices
  • Labour Issues in IT
  • Open Collaboration
  • Green IT & Innovation for Sustainability
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