Centre for Information Management

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Centre news

  • CIM Director Peter Kawalek will give his inaugural lecture on October 17th at 5pm here on campus. The title: The Digital: Eating the World? To book your place, please visit the University's Events page.
  • A new research paper by recent CIM PhD graduate Josh Morton and Dr Patrick Stacey on strategic ability within executive IT leaders has been piublished by UC Berkeley's California Management Review. You can read the paper here: https://bit.ly/2MNplud 
  • A new Paper Writing Workshop with Dr Michael Myers, University of Auckland, New Zealand, will be held on November 15th & 16th on campus. For details or to sign up, please go to Events
  • Dr Patrick Stacey wins the JAIS Best Paper Award for his co-authored paper on improvisation in systems development. Read the full paper. Go to News.
  • Dr Crispin Coombs was invited to be a keynote speaker at the 15th International Conference on Information Systems and Technology Management (CONTECSI), at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil to present his research on the organisational impacts of new technologies.
  • Dr Crispin Coombs has been appointed to the editorial board of the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) as Associate Editor. EJIS is one of the premier basket of eight AIS journals and ranked A* on the ABDC journal ranking list.
  • The Sun Yat Sen University's School of Information Management (China) invited Dr Gillian Ragsdell to give two presentations on her knowledge management research, which she did earlier this month. Read the full news story here.
  • Dr Crispin Coombs, Deputy Director of CIM and Reader in Information Systems, will be busy this year promoting CIM and his research on automation and information systems - he will be presenting a keynote speech at BRAIS 2018: 15th CONTECSI - International Conference on Information Systems and Technology Management (May 23-25, 2018, São Paulo, Brazil) on the 'Impacts of Intelligent Machines on Work and Employment', and then in October is going back to Brazil to deliver a keynote address at the country's largest business and management conference, as well as to teach PhD student research methods at the University of Sao Paulo. More on both of these events to come!
  • Dr Patrick Stacey has co-authored a paper in JAIS on email as a source of workplace stress. Read the news item here.
  • CIM is delighted to announce the launch of a new Doctoral Training Centre on Online Civic Culture - and 3 new PhD Studentships associated with the CDT. Applications are being accepted until 27 April, so please get in touch soon
  • Professor Louise Cooke is leading on project to develop national guidance for internet provision in libraries across the UK. Read the news item here.
  • CIM members, including Professor Tom Jackson, attended the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51), held at the University of Hawaii, Manoa at the start of this year. HICSS is one of the longest-standing scientific communities in the information systems and technology fields, and the 51st conference took place January 3-6th. More to follow!
  • New research on automation in the workplace by Dr Crispin Coombs (CIM Deputy Director), Professor Donald Hislop, Dr Stanimira Taneva and Dr Sarah barnard has been published by the CIPD. The full report is available here.
  • Dr Patrick Stacey is co-author of an article published in JAIS on improvisation. 
  • Charnwood Connects, co-led by Dr Gillian Rasgdell, wins prestigious international award. Read the press release here.
  • Professor Peter Kawalek joins as new CIM Director!
  • Professor Jackson comments in an article in The Telegraph (April 27 2017) about the use of 'ego-mail' at work.
  • Dr Suzanne Elayan officially joins CIM, working with Dr Martin Sykora on the Stresscapes project and with Prof Tom Jackson and Dr Sykora on the EMOTIVE project.

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Older news

  • Dr Gillian Ragsdell, Reader in Information Management and leader of the Knowledge Management Research Interest Group (KM-RIG), held a well-attended 'Sustainable Management Seminar' in London February 15th 2017 - Dr Peter Heisig was the guest speaker. Details can be found here.
  • A new book by Dr Patrick Stacey'Managing Big Data Anayltics Projects', has just been published and is available as a Kindle-only publication from Amazon. A paperback version is due to be published later this year.
  • Dr Patrick Stacey has some new research, conducted with colleague Liu Liu from Queen Mary's London, on fitness games and users with learning disabilities. Their research was presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in January 2017. The press release can be read here.
  • We are extremely sad to announce the passing of Professor Neil Doherty, also a member of CIM and the IM discipline group at the SBE. Neil's funeral was held on the 9th of February 2017.
  • Professor Mark Hepworth passed away after a relatively brief but intense battle with motor neurone disease. You can read the press release here, and the obituary in the January 26th edition of TES Global.
  • We predicted a Trump victory in the 2016 US Presidential election using the Emotive app by analysing emotions in the thousands of tweets sent every day. Watch Professor Jackson and Dr Sykora talking about how EMOTIVE works (filmed in the lead-up to the US Election), or go to the Emotive website
  • Loughborough University, in collaboration with Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA), has been chosen as a finalist in the technology category of the 3rd Sector Care Awards for ‘SMaRT Messenger’, a system which allows individual messengers to appear on a television screen. SMaRT Messenger grew out of a previous project led by Professor Mark Hepworth and Wendy Olphert of Loughborough University and NCHA. This was part of an EU project for assistive technologies, HOST. The team, including Dr Marianne Bamkin, researched the information needs of older people in one NCHA supported living residence and a “set top box” to attach to participant’s televisions was commissioned by NCHA from a software company. The technology for the original project was found to have limitations and was therefore radically altered to form SMaRT Messenger. You can read more about the project here.
  • special interview with Sir John Dermot Turing on his September 27th CIM Distinguished Speaker Series lecture ('Alan Turing, Bletchley Park and the origins of big data') is now available. You can watch the full lecture here.
  • A very insightful video can now be viewed of Andrew Fisher speaking about 'Building a Billion Dollar Business', wherein he talks about starting a business here in the UK, about how Shazam came to be and how integral information management is to the future of business.
  • A MISQ-published research paper ('Coping with Information Technology: Mixed Emotions, Vacillation and Nonconforming Use Patterns') co-authored by Prof Robert Galliers in CIM has just been named as the European Research Paper of the Year 2016 by CIONET. The CIONET blog with the announcement can be read here.