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Building on a rich tradition of studying the relationship between technological futures, 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 social science 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 management, information systems, futures, science and technology, organisation, and workplace. Our research is interdisciplinary, and conducted across the world in a diverse range of domains including public sector, healthcare, engineering and many more.
Digital technologies have been transforming workplaces and increasing economic productivity for the last 25 years. Could overuse on information technology now be sapping your managers’ and employees’ - and your organisation’s - health and well-being? Professor Monideepa Tarafdar and her co-researchers have carried out a series of studies over the past seven years to explore this theory.
Traditionally, drug use has been seen as a problem for employment – something which needs to be managed and eliminated through workplace testing, counselling or disciplinary measures. More recently, however, there has been growing interest in the potential of particular pharmaceutical products to increase productivity, positively affect motivation or commitment, and even improve safety. Dr Karen Dale and Professor Brian Bloomfield discuss their research into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the workplace.
While more and more public services are made available online only, older persons’ needs and wishes towards digital services are rarely understood and taken in account. This deficit is often exacerbated by their lower digital skills and poor access to the internet. This pioneering research aims to explore the inclusion of senior citizens in digital public services through the development of user-friendly mobile applications as part of the Mobile Age Project.
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.
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.
Wednesday 20 February 2019, 10:00am to 1:30pm
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 , Technology, Systems and Organisation
Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting
Centre for Biophotonics, Centre for Technological Futures , Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC Data Science Group, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)
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 Sustainable Healthcare , Centre for Technological Futures , Technology, Systems and Organisation
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.