Information Systems & Management

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.

Business analytics

  • 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.

Latest research news

Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship
How can digital platforms beat their rivals?

Kalina Staykova and her colleagues used their studies of MobilePay to create a competition grid advising firms how to defeat multiple rivals online.

School News
Ram Gopal wins best paper award

Professor Ram Gopal has been awarded the Information Systems Research Best Publication of 2020 prize at the International Conference on Information Systems.