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The Digital Transformation Research Group

The Digital Transformation Research Group is a cross-division research group based in Alliance Manchester Business School with links to other Schools across The University of Manchester

The group’s research concentrates around research themes that are driven by the transformative potential of digital technologies including mobile apps and digital platforms, artificial intelligence systems, blockchain and new financial technologies, the Internet of Things, cloud infrastructures and many more.

The focus on the transformative potential of digital technologies is aligned with the University of Manchester’s Digital Futures initiative to engage in emerging research areas and to support Greater Manchester's ambitions to become a leading digital city. 

The Digital Transformation Research Group has direct links with some of the key digital initiatives across The University of Manchester, including Fintech and our Data Visualisation Observatory.

Seminar Series

The Digital Transformation Research Group at AMBS is privileged to host academic experts presenting their latest research on digital transformation and related topics. Upcoming and past seminars appear below.

DateVenueTopicSpeakerDetail

28/01/2022, 1pm - 2.30pm

Online

Data network effects

Robert Wayne Gregory
Robert W. Gregory is Associate Professor of Business Technology at University of Miami Herbert Business School. He is also a Research Fellow with MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), Research Associate at Weatherhead School of Management's xLab. He co-founded and currently serves as President-Elect of the newly formed AIS special interest group on Digital Innovation, Transformation, and Entrepreneurship (SIGDITE). Robert's research program focuses on novel management and information systems phenomena related to the diffusion and innovation with digital technologies and the associated transformation of individuals, organizations, and markets. He serves as Associate Editor for Information Systems Research (ABS 4*/FT50) and Journal of the Association for Information Systems (ABS4).

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 980 9394 9196
Passcode: AMBS2022

17/02/2022, 11am - 12.30pm

In person. 
Room TBC

Data oil

Eric Monteiro
Eric Monteiro is professor at the Norwegian University of Technology. Eric’s primary field of interest is digitalisation of organizations. Key concerns include challenges of integration, change, and standardization. Particularly interested in the interplay between 'technical' and non-technical design decisions especially in large-scale ("infrastructural") projects. Empirically, his work has focused on the health care sector (Norway and developing countries) and the oil and gas sector. He is a senior editor at MISQ (ABS4*/FT50) and Information and Organization (ABS3) and served previously as Senior Editor at Information Systems Research (ABS4*/FT50) and Editor-in-chief of the SJIS (2001-2005)

 

Room TBC

17/03/2022
11am - 12.30pm

In person, Room TBC

TBC

Jason Thatcher
Jason Bennett Thatcher holds the Milton F. Stauffer Professorship in the Department of Management Information Systems at the Fox School of Business of Temple University. Jason’s current research examines technology use, cybersecurity, and strategic decisions about technology. His work appears in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of the AIS. He has served as a senior editor for MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and Journal of the Association for Information Systems.

Room TBC

01/04/2022, 11.30am - 1pm

Online

Digital transformation in healthcare

Andrew Burton-Jones
Andrew Burton-Jones is a professor of business information systems at the University of Queensland Business School. He obtained his BCom (Hons) and M. Information Systems from the University of Queensland and his Ph.D. from Georgia State University. Previously, he was an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. Andrew researches how organizations can use IT more effectively (especially in the healthcare sector), how to improve systems analysis and design methods, and how to improve theories and methods in the IS discipline. He is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and is currently editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly (ABS4*/FT50).

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 984 4562 4583
Passcode: AMBS2022

 

28/04/2022
11am - 12.30pm

In person. Room TBC

TBC

Abayomi Baiyere
Abayomi Baiyere is an Associate Professor at Digitalisation Department of Copenhagen Business School; a Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research and a visiting scholar at University of Turku. His research interest seats at the intersection of digital innovations, digital disruption and the societal impact of digitalisation. His studies have looked at digitalization issues from both an organizational and societal perspective - with focus on digital transformation, digital strategy, disruptive innovations as well as digital work. He currently serves as an associate editor of Information Systems Journal - ISJ and Information and Organisation.

Room TBC

26/05/2022, 11am - 1pm

In person. 
Room TBC

Managing AI

Nick Berente
Nick Berente is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He studies how digital innovations like artificial intelligence technologies drive change in organizations and institutions. He teaches courses on Strategic Business Technology and is Co-Director of the GAMA Lab. Prof. Berente received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. He was an entrepreneur prior to his academic career, founding two technology companies. He is the principal investigator for a number of U.S. National Science Foundation projects and has won multiple awards for his teaching and his research. Prof. Berente is associate editor for MIS Quarterly.

Room TBC 

 

PhD Workshops

PhD workshops are run in joint by external academic experts and the academics affiliated with the Digital Transformation Research Group. The aim of these PhD workshops is to engage our PhD students on a number of academic practices, from applying different methodologies, writing papers for journals, presenting at conferences, reviewing and giving feedback to colleagues and applying for academic jobs. Forthcoming workshops appear below. 

DateVenueTopicSpeakerDetail

28/01/2022, 3pm - 4.30pm

Online

How to develop theory?

Robert Wayne Gregory
Robert W. Gregory is Associate Professor of Business Technology at University of Miami Herbert Business School. He is also a Research Fellow with MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), Research Associate at Weatherhead School of Management's xLab. He co-founded and currently serves as President-Elect of the newly formed AIS special interest group on Digital Innovation, Transformation, and Entrepreneurship (SIGDITE). Robert's research program focuses on novel management and information systems phenomena related to the diffusion and innovation with digital technologies and the associated transformation of individuals, organizations, and markets. He serves as Associate Editor for Information Systems Research (ABS 4*/FT50) and Journal of the Association for Information Systems (ABS4).

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 953 7023 9724
Passcode: AMBS2022

18/02/2022, 11am - 12.30pm

In person. 
Room TBC

How to do qualitative research?

Eric Monteiro
Eric Monteiro is professor at the Norwegian University of Technology. Eric’s primary field of interest is digitalisation of organizations. Key concerns include challenges of integration, change, and standardization. Particularly interested in the interplay between 'technical' and non-technical design decisions especially in large-scale ("infrastructural") projects. Empirically, his work has focused on the health care sector (Norway and developing countries) and the oil and gas sector. He is a senior editor at MISQ (ABS4*/FT50) and Information and Organization (ABS3) and served previously as Senior Editor at Information Systems Research (ABS4*/FT50) and Editor-in-chief of the SJIS (2001-2005)

 

Room TBC

18/03/2022
11am - 12.30pm

In person. Room TBC

TBC

Jason Thatcher
Jason Bennett Thatcher holds the Milton F. Stauffer Professorship in the Department of Management Information Systems at the Fox School of Business of Temple University. Jason’s current research examines technology use, cybersecurity, and strategic decisions about technology. His work appears in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of the AIS. He has served as a senior editor for MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and Journal of the Association for Information Systems.

Room TBC

01/04/2022, 1.30pm - 3pm

Online

Transparency guidelines in research practices

Andrew Burton-Jones
Andrew Burton-Jones is a professor of business information systems at the University of Queensland Business School. He obtained his BCom (Hons) and M. Information Systems from the University of Queensland and his Ph.D. from Georgia State University. Previously, he was an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. Andrew researches how organizations can use IT more effectively (especially in the healthcare sector), how to improve systems analysis and design methods, and how to improve theories and methods in the IS discipline. He is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and is currently editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly (ABS4*/FT50).

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 984 4562 4583
Passcode: AMBS2022

 

29/04/2022
11am - 12.30pm

In person. 
Room TBC

TBC

Abayomi Baiyere
Abayomi Baiyere is an Associate Professor at Digitalisation Department of Copenhagen Business School; a Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research and a visiting scholar at University of Turku. His research interest seats at the intersection of digital innovations, digital disruption and the societal impact of digitalisation. His studies have looked at digitalization issues from both an organisational and societal perspective - with focus on digital transformation, digital strategy, disruptive innovations as well as digital work. He currently serves as an associate editor of Information Systems Journal - ISJ and Information and Organisation.

Room TBC

27/05/2022, 11am - 12.30pm

In person. 
Room TBC

How to do mixed-methods research?

Nick Berente
Nick Berente is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He studies how digital innovations like artificial intelligence technologies drive change in organizations and institutions. He teaches courses on Strategic Business Technology and is Co-Director of the GAMA Lab. Prof. Berente received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. He was an entrepreneur prior to his academic career, founding two technology companies. He is the principal investigator for a number of U.S. National Science Foundation projects and has won multiple awards for his teaching and his research. Prof. Berente is associate editor for MIS Quarterly.

Room TBC