School of Business and Economics

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  • A CIM Distinguished Speaker Lecture: The Oliver Twins on 'Managing Digital Games' was held on 14th March 2017, organised by Dr Patrick Stacey

  • 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.

  • Professor Jackson comments in an article in The Telegraph (April 27 2017) about the use of 'ego-mail' at work.

  • The Sustainable Knowledge Management Seminar was held on the 15th of February 2017, led by Dr Peter Heisig
  • A CIM Mid-Career Workshop: "More than ‘mere’ supervision: Publishing with PhD students" was held on the 18th of October 2016, led by Professor Robert Galliers.

  • Sir John Dermot Turing, nephew of Alan Turing and Trustee of Bletchley Park, gave a talk on: 'Alan Turing, Bletchley Park and the origins of Big Data', 27th September 2016


  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Dr Claire Creaser, Director of LISU at Loughborough University and member of the Centre for Information Management, has been appointed Chair of a new panel established to review library services in Wales. Full press release here.
  • New CIM conference series set up: International Data and Information Management Conference (IDIMC) to be launched 17th September 2014. Click here for the Call for Papers and event details.
  • CIM Distinguished Speaker Programme launched 5th March 2014. Click here for details on the launch event (with VIP speaker Yahoo! Labs (Europe and Latin America) VP Ricardo Baeza-Yates. Watch this space for follow-on events.
  • Dr Mark Hepworth has been asked to contribute to a four day Workshop on Promoting Employability through Specific Literacies which will take place between the 10th and 14th March, 2014. Participants are expected from France, the Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, the United Kingdom and Turkey. The workshop is organised by Greenwich University and funded under the the European Union’s Grundtvig programme for ‘Lifelong Learning’ . Mark will discuss the capabilities that people need to enable them to manage, data, information and knowledge in the workplace and how these capabilities can be fostered as well as the associated challenges.
  • Dr Mark Hepworth has been asked to facilitate the contribution of elders to the final conference of the HOST project in Brussels on March 6th. The HOST project is a part of the European Union’s Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Joint Programme implemented by 20 European Member States and 3 Associated States.  The aim of the HOST project ( is to provide easy-to-use information technologies and services for older people to enable independent living and a better quality of life. The project explored the use of participative approaches where elders played a fundamental role in the co-design of information solutions.
  • Official Launch of the Centre for Information Management: The Centre for Information Management officially launched at Loughborough University in late September with over 150 delegates attending the high-profile event.  The launch included a keynote address from Professor Robert Galliers Distinguished Professor at Bentley University, who discussed strategising for tomorrow’s information needs with a showcase of the ground-breaking research being undertaken at the Centre. To read this full report of the launch event, please click here.
  • Dr Crispin Coombs, Mumin Abubakre and Dr Ravishankar Mayasandra-Nagaraja nominated for the Claudio Ciborra Award at European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) conference, Utrecht University, 2013
  • Dr Louise Cooke, winner of Best All-round Lecturer 2012
  • Dr Louise Cooke, winner of the Loughborough University Enterprise Awards 2012, Knowledge Transfer Category
  • Dr Louise Cooke, highly commended in the 2nd Annual Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards 2006