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Building on a rich tradition of studying the relationship between technological futures, societal phenomena, management practices and organisational dynamics.
We're one of the largest groups of our kind in the UK, home to over many internationally recognised academics from departments from across Lancaster University. Together, we have a strong socio-technical foundation - members of the Centre draw upon a variety of perspectives to bring their expertise into our research themes.
Our innovative research is located at the intersection between studies in several areas including information systems, management, futures, science and technology, and organisational studies. Our research is interdisciplinary, and conducted across the world in a diverse range of domains including public sector, large companies, healthcare, engineering and many more. The research themes focus on the relationship of technology to the futures-in-the-making associated with a range of organisational and social activities.
This theme focuses on the strategic management of information technologies and associated innovations in organizations. Topics include enterprise modelling, project management, technology based entrepreneurship and the IT workforce. The research in this cluster also links in content, to the specialist masters programmes, EBIN and ITMOC.
Technology and work are irrevocably intertwined. This theme investigates different ways in which digital technologies transform and shape work and workplaces. Topics include the intersection of technology and stress and wellbeing, knowledge management, ethics, education, organising in professional service firms, surveillance and performance rating. Our research focuses on both the bright and dark side of how technology shapes work and vice versa.
Technology and society have always grappled with each other in a symbiotic-combative relationship. This theme addresses this relationship with topics that address the relationship of technology with inclusion, smart parks, aging, mobility, societal wellbeing, disaster relief and planning, sustainability, and economically vulnerable sections of society. The effects of pervasive technologies such as social media with regard to the above are of particular interest.
This theme looks at how markets and inter-organizational governance structures are shaped by the technological milieu in which organizations transact and interact with one another. Topics include regulation of technology markets of products such as drones, fin-tech based business models, supply chain governance in block chain based transactions, and technology based coordination in different types of operational settings.
We're home to a vibrant doctoral community where our PhD students are encourage to take advantage of the School's research strengths to develop core skills. We welcome PhD applicants with a good first degree or Masters in areas such as management, philosophy or the social sciences - industrial experience is also an advantage. For more information, please contact Teresa Aldren.
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Businesses actively embracing artificial intelligence and striving to bring technological advancements into their operations are reaping dividends not seen by companies who fail to properly adapt and adopt. While most business and technology leaders are optimistic about the value-creating potential of AI in their enterprise – Enterprise Cognitive Computing (ECC) – the actual rate of adoption is low, and benefits have proved elusive for a majority of organisations.
Lancaster University Management School will help deliver a major new research project to help mid-sized law and accountancy firms adopt artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to improve productivity and develop new business models. This project presents a tremendous opportunity to make a real impact on a vital and potentially world-leading sector of the UK economy. It will also show how the deeply engaged, multi-disciplinary ethos of our Centre for Technological Futures can be harnessed to tackle society’s grand challenges, based on excellent scholarship and research.
Centre for Sustainable Healthcare , Centre for Technological Futures , Health Systems, Information Systems, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Technology, Systems and Organisation
Centre for Science Studies, Centre for Technological Futures
Centre for Consumption Insights, Centre for Family Business, Centre for Financial Econometrics, Asset Markets and Macroeconomic Policy, Centre for Leadership Studies & Practice, Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Centre for Productivity & Efficiency, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare , Centre for Technological Futures
Centre for Biophotonics, Centre for Technological Futures , Cyber Security Research Centre (Data), Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)
Centre for Science Studies, Centre for Technological Futures , Technology, Systems and Organisation
Centre for Technological Futures
Centre for Technological Futures , Technology, Systems and Organisation
CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research, Centre for Science Studies, ImaginationLancaster, Mobilities.Lab
Centre for Technological Futures , Networks, Knowledge and Strategy
Centre for Technological Futures , Management and Society, People, Work and Organisation
Centre for Technological Futures , Management and Society
CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research, Centre for Technological Futures
CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research, Centre for Technological Futures , DEMAND - Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand, People, Work and Organisation
Centre for Sustainable Healthcare , Centre for Technological Futures , Health Systems, Information Systems, Simulation and Stochastic Modelling
Centre for Technological Futures , Management and Society, Technology, Systems and Organisation
Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation, Centre for Technological Futures
Centre for Sustainable Healthcare , Centre for Technological Futures , Technology, Systems and Organisation
SCC (Pervasive Systems)
Centre for Technological Futures , Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), Information Systems
Centre for Technological Futures , Health Systems, Information Systems, Simulation and Stochastic Modelling, Technology, Systems and Organisation
Centre for Leadership Studies & Practice, Centre for Technological Futures
Centre for Technological Futures , HighWire Doctoral Training Centre
Bastian is a PhD student from the IT-University of Copenhagen in Denmark. His research interest is in the development of government IT projects, with its reoccurring hopes and failures. He is conducting a fieldwork in the Danish Tax Administration, where an increased investment in IT departments and employees together with agile methodologies are imagined to bring about a so called data-driven tax administration. He has been following the development of two IT projects: One the development of a machine learning algorithm to catch tax fraudsters, and two the development of a data sharing platform, from which the tax administration wants to share its data with other public and private organisations. His research is inspired by actor network theory, and he is interested in how organisational relations are being configured and reimagined through new IT methodologies and projects. Bastian will be the Centre for Technological Futures for part o 2018. He is located at the department of Organisation, Work and Technology. He can be contacted on his mail: email@example.com or by phone: +4531663085.
Jana Mattern, January to March 2019
Jana Mattern is a visiting Ph.D student from Muenster University, Germany. She works in topics related to organizational psychology and personality psychology. In her research, she focuses on the challenges and opportunities of the digital workplace and the impacts on the individual. Currently, she is researching the influence of detachment strategies on the ability to cope with the constant connectivity that is created by the increased use of Information and communication technologies. She follows a multimethod approach with qualitative data, quantitative analyses and the use of physiological measures (e.g. heart rate variability). Her department’s webpage is https://www.wi.uni-muenster.de/department/wi
Raoni Rajão is a tenured professor in environmental management and social studies of science & technology in the Department of Production Engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil and Visiting Professor in the Centre for Technological Futures at Lancaster University. He also teaches in the graduate programmes in Production Engineering, and Environmental Analysis and Modelling both at UFMG and in Social and Political Sciences of the Environment at Radboud University in the Netherlands. His research interests cross postcolonial studies, environmental politics and science studies with a particular focus on climate and forest policies in Brazil. He has collaborated with different agencies of the United Nations, the World Bank and the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), and has advised senior officials from the State Government of Minas Gerais and the Brazilian Federal Government in the creation of environmental policy. His research has featured in journals such as Social Studies of Science, Science Technology and Human Values, Theory, Culture & Society, Science (AAAS), Nature Climate Change and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). He is currently the principal investigator of grants from CNPq and FAPEMIG, the national and regional funding agencies.
Christian is an assistant professor (University of Bamberg). In his research, he studies topics such as IS usage, technostress and IT personnel. Among others, he has shown that--next to IS use in organizations--also the use of private IS (e.g. Facebook) is stressful and, finally, let individuals discontinue the use of the IT, even though switching from use to non-use stresses the individual. In current research projects, he studies how personality traits influence technostress and how further aspects within the environment of an individual causes perceptions of technostress. In those research projects, he collects subjective and objective data and follows different methodological approaches, such as mixed-methods, quantitative or qualitative studies. Findings from these projects are published in several journals, including EJIS, JSIS, ISJ or JIT.