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The Information Systems & Management (ISM) group conducts research on the transformative potential of digital technology as it pervades modern business, entrepreneurship, and society. Our distinctive research focus is cross-disciplinary, encompassing the interactions between people, organisations and information technologies which are an increasingly important feature of advanced societies.
We have an active group of doctoral students in different stages of their PhD research. Our research agenda reflects its positioning at the interface between conventional studies of IS, organisation studies, and economics and markets, and includes close links with the Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology and the Innovation, Knowledge & Organisational Networks research unit (IKON).
Current areas of research
Digital innovation and platforms
- Digital transformation, platform ecosystems, digital innovation and entrepreneurship, open innovation and crowdsourcing, digital business strategy, algorithmic decision-making, and cross-boundary collaboration.
Financial technology (FinTech) and artificial intelligence (AI)
- Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, AI and machine learning, crowd-based microfinance, cloud computing, and cyber security.
- Predictive and prescriptive analytics, health informatics, social media and online communities, digital marketing and sharing economy, and Internet of Things (IoT).
We run the highly successful MSc in Information Systems Management & Innovation which has around 70 students. We also offer a portfolio of modules for Undergraduate courses, Postgraduate courses, the MBA, and Executive Education.
Head of group: Professor Joe Nandhakumar.
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