Professor David Brown

Professor

Research Overview

My main research interest has two separate but linked strands. Firstly, strategic studies including strategic information systems and e-business, secondly the application of these strands internationally, especially in transitional economies. Current research includes:  E-business adoption in micro SMEs; complex ICT adoption in SMEs in UK, Jamaica, China and Bahrain; interaction between ICT adoption and quality standards in auto manufacturing in Turkey. Complementing this is strategy and policy work including: strategic alliances; strategic ICT in Saudi healthcare; public programme policy implementation of ICT in UK SMEs; equality and diversity within the Anglican Church. The majority of work is strongly organisationally based, including action research and SSM.

The role of improvisation in IST planning and provision in UK SMEs
Hamamra, A., Brown, D., Devadoss, P. 2014
Conference paper

Stakeholder dynamics in strategic ICT projects: appreciative systems perspective.
Al-Ghaith, T., Brown, D., Worthington, D. 10/09/2013
Conference paper

Stakeholder dynamics in strategic ICT projects
Al-Ghaith, T., Brown, D., Worthington, D. 15/08/2013
Conference paper

Third party IT provision in UK SMEs: an improvisational strategy perspective
Hamamra, A., Brown, D., Devadoss, P. 2013
Conference paper

Understanding the causes of informal and formal discretion in the delivery of enterprise policies: a multiple case study
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D. 2013 In: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. 31, 1, p. 102-118. 17 p.
Journal article

Improvement of the public support to SMEs: policy and research implications
Vega, A., Brown, D., Chiasson, M. 8/11/2012
Conference paper

The improvement of the public assistance to SME innovation: the role of governments, universities and industry
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D. 8/08/2012
Conference paper

Considerable discretion in the implementation of enterprise policy: the influence of policy contexts
Vega, A., Brown, D., Chiasson, M. 11/04/2012
Conference paper

What can we learn from the qualitative evaluations of the public assistance to SMEs?: a new but necessary practice
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D. 9/01/2012
Conference paper

Qualitative approaches as formative evaluations: the missing link in the public support to SMEs
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D. 2012
Conference paper

Sustaining growth of China's SMEs through ICT: Recent experiences of policy initiatives and their implementation
Brown, D., Wang, Q. 2012 In: Rising China in the Changing World Economy. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Innovation and SMEs: Exploring Public Policy and the Scope for Improvements in University Based Public Programmes through a Multidisciplinary Lens
Vega, A., Brown, D., Chiasson, M. 2012 In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 18, 4, p. 457-476. 20 p.
Journal article

Discretion in the implementation of policies for the informatisation of SMEs
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D. 11/11/2011
Conference paper

Adoption and Programme Contexts in the Support to the Informatisation of SMEs
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D. 9/11/2011
Conference paper

Strategic Alliance performance: Economic Logic or Sensemaking?
Brown, D., Rinfret, L., Clarke, I. 15/08/2011
Conference paper

Stakeholders’ dynamics influence on ICT strategic projects in Saudi public hospitals: appreciative system concept – a ‘work in progress’ perspective
Al-Ghaith, T., Brown, D., Worthington, D. 8/06/2011
Conference paper

Institutional Intervention in SMEs ICT Adoption: A Network Perspective
Brown, D., Dunning-Lewis, P., AlFadhel, S. 2011 In: AMCIS 2011 Proceedings. p. Paper 251. 15 p. Electronic ISBN: 978-0-615-50707-1.
Conference contribution

Systems of innovation, multidisciplinarity and methodological pluralism: a realist approach to guide the future of information systems research and practice
Vega, A., Brown, D. 2011 In: Researching the future in information systems. Berlin : Springer p. 249-268. 20 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Priorities, policies and practice of e-government in a developing country context: ICT infrastructure and diffusion in Jamaica
Brown, D.H., Thompson, S. 2011 In: European Journal of Information Systems. 20, p. 329-342. 14 p.
Journal article

A revisited performance impact of the public assistance to SME innovation: policy consequences and a complementary evaluative approach
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D. 2011
Conference paper

Donor Project funded ICT Initiatives in the Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) Sector of Asian Developing Countries: A Systems Approach to Managing Project Intervention Processes
Gunawardena, G., Brown, D. 2011 In: ICTs for Global Development and Sustainability: Practice and Applications. Hershey, Pa. : Information Science Reference p. 269-301. 33 p. ISBN: 9781615209972.
Chapter

Strategic Alliance Performance: Structural and Behavioural Factors
Rinfret, L., Brown, D., Clarke, I. 15/09/2010
Conference paper

A systems perspective to improve the public suport to enterprise innovation: The case of Information systems diffusion in SMEs
Brown, D., Vega, A., Chiasson, M. 6/09/2010
Conference paper

How SMEs are accessing and using enterprise software: Experiences of UK based SMEs from choice through to evaluation
Brown, D., Ford, A. 09/2010
Conference paper

Strategic Alliance Evaluations: A Framework for Understanding managers Perspectives
Brown, D., Rinfret, L., Clarke, I. 13/08/2010
Conference paper

Stakeholders’ dynamics in ICT strategic projects in Saudi public hospitals: appreciative system concept – a ‘work in progress’ perspective
Al-Ghaith, T., Brown, D., Worthington, D. 14/07/2010
Conference paper

Critical realism, multidisciplinarity and methodological pluralism: a systematic approach to guide information systems research and practice
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D.H. 2010 In: 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) (Lima, Peru) - 2010. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Public programme contexts and their influence on enterprise innovation: the case of university outreach activities
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D.H. 2010 In: The VIII Triple Helix Conference (Madrid, Spain) - 2010. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

How much the role of the other? Universities as policy-makers in the enterprise innovation arena
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D.H. 2010 In: The VIII Triple Helix Conference (Madrid, Spain) - 2010. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

The effects of innovation process and programme contexts on the implementation of public services: the worrying case of enterprise innovation
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D.H. 2010 In: 14th International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) Conference (Berne, Switzerland) - 2010.
Conference contribution

Setting up university support to small and medium enterprise innovation: managerial, policy and research implications
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D.H. 2010 In: Engage HEI (Higher Education Institutions) 2010 Conference (Bradford) - 2010. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Evaluation of beta-alanine- and GABA-substituted peptides as inhibitors of disease-linked protein aggregation
Madine, J., Wang, X., Brown, D.R., Middleton, D.A. 17/08/2009 In: Journal of Family Psychology. 10, 12, p. 1982-7. 6 p.
Journal article

Developing China's SMEs: Insights into ICT Policy initiatives
Brown, D., Wang, Q., See-To, E. 23/07/2009
Conference paper

Sustaining the growth of China's SMEs through ICT
Brown, D., Wang, Q. 16/04/2009
Conference paper

Strategic alliance performance: a critical review of the literature
Rinfret, L., Clarke, I., Brown, D.H. 2009 In: Academy of Management Conference (Chicago) - 2009.
Conference contribution

Sustaining the growth of China's SMEs through ICT: recent experience of policy initiatives and their implementation
Brown, D.H., Wong, Q. 2009 In: Fudan International Conference on Sustainable Development (Shanghai) - 2009. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Relative size and complexity: e-business use in small and medium sized tourism enterprises in Thailand
Kaewkitipong, L., Brown, D.H. 2009 In: Journal of Enterprise Information Management. 22, 2, p. 212-231. 20 p.
Journal article

Change Agents Intervention in E-Business Adoption by SMEs
Thompson, S., Brown, D. 15/08/2008
Conference paper

IS initiatives in technical and vocational education in developing Asian countries: a systems approach to project management
Gunnawardena, C., Brown, D.H. 2008 In: Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (Suzhou) - 2008. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Adoption and evaluation of e-business in Thai SMEs: a process perspective
Kaewkitipong, L., Brown, D.H. 2008 In: 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems (Toronto) - 2008.
Conference contribution

Extending the research agenda on diffusion: the case of public program interventions for the adoption of e-business systems in SMEs
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D.H. 2008 In: Journal of Information Technology. 23, p. 109-117. 9 p.
Journal article

IS Initiatives in Technical and Vocational Education in developing Asian Countries: a systems approach to the management of projects
Gunawardena, C., Brown, D. 2008
Conference paper

Extending the research agenda on diffusion of innovations: the role of public programs in the diffusion of e-business innovations
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D.H. 2007 In: The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group Conference (Manchester) - 2007. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Extending the research agenda on diffusion of innovations: the role of public programs in the diffusion of e-business innovations
Vega, A., Chiasson, M., Brown, D. 2007 In: Organizational dynamics of technology-based innovation. Berlin : Springer p. 379-392. 14 p. ISBN: 0387728031, 9780387728032. Electronic ISBN: 9780387728049.
Chapter

Policy initiatives and their impact on the development of ICT in Jamaica
Thompson, S., Brown, D.H. 2007 In: Developing Successful ICT Strategies: Competitive Advantages in a Global Knowledge-driven Society. Hershey : Information Science Reference ISBN: 9781599046549.
Chapter

Entrepreneurs'' attitude towards the computer and its effect on e-business adoption
Robertson, A., Lockett, N.J., Brown, D.H., Crouchley, R. 2007 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

Patterns of ERP adoption and implementation in China and some implications
Brown, D.H., He, S. 2007 In: Electronic Markets. 17, 2, p. 132 - 141. 10 p.
Journal article

The search for innovators and early adopters of e-collaborative technologies within small and medium sized enterprises in the UK
Robertson, A., Crouchley, R., Brown, D.H., Lockett, N.J. 2007 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

E-business, innovation and SMEs - the significance of hosted services and firm aggregations
Brown, D.H., Lockett, N.J. 2007 In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. 7, 1, p. 92-112. 21 p.
Journal article

The use of hosted enterprise applications by SME: a user perspective
Brown, D.H., Lockett, N.J. 2006 In: Electronic Markets. 16, 1, p. 85-96. 12 p.
Journal article

E-Business and the small firm
Lockett, N.J., Brown, D.H. 2006 In: Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy. London : Prentice Hall
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Aggregation and the role of trusted third parties in SME e-business engagement: a regional policy issue
Brown, D.H., Lockett, N.J. 2006 In: International Small Business Journal. 24, 1, p. 379-404. 26 p.
Journal article

An ASP perspective of e-business engagement by SME aggregations
Lockett, N.J., Brown, D.H. 2005 In: Americas Conference on Information Systems (Omaha, USA) - 2005. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

The relevance of Soft Systems Methodology in implementing CRM applications in SMEs
Lockett, N.J., Brown, D.H., Sissons, A. 2005 In: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 28th National Conference (Blackpool, UK) - 2005. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

The use of hosted applications by SMEs: a user perspective
Lockett, N.J., Brown, D.H., Kaewkitipong, L. 2005 In: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 28th National Conference (Blackpool, UK) - 2005. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Preface to the focus theme section: SMEs and e-business
Brown, D.H., Lockett, N.J., Schubert, P. 2005 In: Electronic Markets. 15, 2, p. 76-78. 3 p.
Journal article

ERP implementation in Chinese organisations: some emerging patterns
Brown, D.H., He, S. 2005 In: Proceedings of the China Economic Association Conference 2005 (London, UK) - 2005. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Corporatisation reform of large Chinese state-owned companies
Brown, D.H., Zhang, Y. 2005 In: Proceedings of the China Economic Association Conference 2005 (London, UK) - 2005. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Adoption of ERP in China
Brown, D.H., He, S. 2005 In: Americas Conference on Information Systems (Omaha, USA) - 2005. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Reluctant partners - small firms and e-business?
Brown, D.H. 2005 In: 21st Century Business Review. 8
Journal article

Insights into strategy development in China's TVEs
Brown, D.H., Zhang, Y., Qi, H. 2005 In: Challenges for China's Development: an Enterprise Perspective. London and New York : Routledge ISBN: 0-415-34133-7.
Chapter

China's macroeconomic environment and enterprise challenges
Brown, D.H., MacBean, A.I. 2005 In: Challenges for China's Development: an Enterprise Perspective. London and New York : Routledge p. 1-11. 11 p. ISBN: 0-415-34133-7.
Chapter

Challenges for China's Development: an Enterprise Perspective
Brown, D.H., MacBean, A.I. 2005 London and New York : Routledge. 240 p. ISBN: 0-415-34133-7.
Book

An SME perspective of vertical application service providers
Lockett, N.J., Brown, D.H. 2005 In: International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems. 1, 2, p. 1-18. 18 p.
Journal article

Challenges for China's development: an enterprise perspective
Brown, D., MacBean, A. 2005 London : Routledge. 180 p. ISBN: 0415341337, 9780415341332.
Book

Strategic readiness of China's enterprises in an era of transformation
Brown, D.H., Qi, H. 2004 In: International Journal of Applied Human Resource Management. 5, 2
Journal article

The strategic impact of vertical application service providers
Lockett, N.J., Brown, D.H. 2004 In: Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) (New York City ) - 2004. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

SMEs ability to go global -relevance of aggregation and critical e-applications in outsourcing
Brown, D.H., Lockett, N.J. 2004 In: The Handbook of Outsourcing. Aldershot : Gower Publishing Company ISBN: 0-566-08624-7.
Chapter

The potential of critical a-aggregation applications for engaging SMEs in e-business
Lockett, N.J., Brown, D.H. 2004 In: European Journal of Information Systems. 13, 1, p. 21-34. 14 p.
Journal article

The changing characteristics of information during IST strategic development and enactment
Brown, D.H., Robinson, P. 2003 In: Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 5-7 Aug (Tampa, FL, USA ) - 2003. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

An interpretive framework for the investigation of e-business engagement by SMEs: the construction industry
Brown, D.H., Lockett, N.J. 2003 In: Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 5-7 Aug (Tampa, FL, USA ) - 2003. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Innovations affecting SMEs and e-business with reference to strategic networks, aggregation and intermediaries
Brown, D.H., Lockett, N.J. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

The investigation of e-business engagement by SMEs with reference to strategic networks and aggregation: the dairy farming industry
Lockett, N.J., Brown, D.H. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science
Working paper

Perspectives of IST strategy development and enactment - a view from the top
Robinson, P., Brown, D.H. 2002 In: Americas Conference of Information Systems (AMCIS) (Dallas, TX ) - 2002. N/A : unknown p. 1326-1332. 7 p.
Conference contribution

IST Strategic development and enactment - a perspective of appreciation
Robinson, P., Brown, D.H. 2002 In: Systemist. p. 121-128. 8 p.
Journal article

Insights into IST and e-business strategy development
Brown, D.H., Robinson, P. 2001 In: Towards the E-Society: E-Commerce, E-Business and E-Government. Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers ISBN: 0792375297.
Chapter

IST and e-business strategy development: an i-space perspective
Robinson, P., Brown, D.H. 2001 In: Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2-5 Aug (Boston, MA ) - 2001. N/A : unknown p. 1769-1775. 7 p.
Conference contribution

A framework for the engagement of SMEs in e-business
Brown, D.H., Lockett, N.J. 2001 In: Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2-5 Aug (Boston, MA ) - 2001. N/A : unknown p. 656-662. 7 p.
Conference contribution

Engaging SMEs in e-commerce: the role of intermediaries within eClusters
Brown, D.H., Lockett, N.J. 2001 In: Electronic Markets. 11, 1, p. 1-7. 7 p.
Journal article

Strategic development in China
Brown, D.H., Qi, H. 2000 In: Global Change: The Impact of Asia in the 21st Century. London : Palgrave p. 273-290. 18 p. ISBN: 0-333-92006-6.
Chapter

Exploring China's township and village enterprise success: a strategic analysis
Brown, D.H., Qi, H. 2000 In: International Journal of Applied Management. 1, 3, p. 61-77. 17 p.
Journal article

eClusters: the potential for the emergence of digital enterprise communities enabled by one or more intermediaries in SMEs
Lockett, N.J., Brown, D.H. 2000 In: Knowledge and Process Management. 7, 3, p. 196-206. 11 p.
Journal article

eClusters and the role of intermediaries in enabling digital enterprise communities of SMEs
Lockett, N.J., Brown, D.H. 2000 In: Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2-5 Aug (Boston, MA ) - 2001. N/A : unknown p. 746-749. 4 p.
Conference contribution

Exploring success in China's TVEs
Brown, D.H., Qi, H. 1999 In: World Management Conference (Beijing ) - 1999. N/A : unknown p. 231-247. 17 p.
Conference contribution

A multi-disciplinary identification of issues associated with 'contracting' in market oriented health service reforms
Hindle, A., Burgoyne, J.G., Mumford, M.J., Brown, D.H. 1997 In: British Journal of Healthcare Management. 8, p. 39-49. 11 p.
Journal article