Technology, Systems & Organisation

The Technology, Systems and Organisation research group consists of a highly transdisciplinary set of researchers, with a strong social science foundation, undertaking innovative research in the intersection between management, information systems, technology, and organisation studies.

It is one of the largest groups of its kind in Europe and undoubtedly one of the leading groups nationally and internationally. The work of this group is organised through the Centre for the Study of Technology and Organisation, which has ongoing collaborations with STS scholars in Lancaster's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

The international impact of work done by the group is exemplified by the fact that a major study on facial recognition systems was cited by the European Parliament, the US Senate and the US Federal Trade Commission. Work on the political nature of plagiarism detection systems has also impacted upon both policy and practice at 32 higher education institutions, in the UK and across the world.

Some of the key thematic themes being pursued by the group include:

  • Critical and social study of technology
  • Electronic government and IT in healthcare
  • Virtuality and mobile working
  • Information technology and organisational transformation 
  • Socio-technical design