Information Systems Research Forum

The Information Systems Research Forum (ISRF) is a seminar series focusing on recent advances in research broadly relating to information and communication systems. ISRF is organized by research students of the Information Systems and Innovation Group (ISIG) in the Department. While the Group's research focus can be described as the social study of ICTs and innovation, ISRF aims to involve speakers from different backgrounds in a cross-disciplinary discussion and debate.

For more details of these seminars please contact Fran White|, Research Coordinator

These seminars are are open to staff and postgraduate students from LSE and elsewhere in London.

Please note that public events organised by ISIG are normally recorded and streamed from our website. If you do not wish to appear in the video please inform the camera operator before the start of the session and seat yourself where you will not be inadvertently be in the field of view of the camera. If you do not inform us of your wish not to be recorded we will presume your consent to being included in the video.

Upcoming events

Please check back at a later date for information on the upcoming events.

Past events

Panel Discussions

Thursday May 15th 2014, Graham Wallas Room, OLD 5.25, 2.00 - 4.00pm

Information Systems in Developing Countries: Exploring the Future|

Chrisanthi Avgerou, Professor, ISI Group, Department of Management

Richard Heeks, Professor, University of Manchester

Kathy McGrath, Senior Lecturer, Brunel University

Wednesday March 5th 2014, Graham Wallas Room, OLD 5.25, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Privacy after Snowden|

Orla Lynskey, Department of Law, LSE

Caroline Wilson Palow, Privacy International

Edgar Whitley, ISI Group, Department of Management, LSE

Friday March 14th 2014, CLM 4.02 (Clement House), 11.00am - 1.00pm

Health Information Systems in Developing Countries: Lessons from Multiple Theoretical Perspectives|

Adebusoye Anifalaje, Cosultant, Health Information Systems Programme, Cambridge

Ela Klecun, ISI Group, Department of Management, LSE

Shirin Madon, ISI Group/Department of International Development, LSE

Sandeep Sahay, Professor of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway

Thursday February 13th 2014, Vera Anstey Room, VAR, Old Building, 4.15pm - 5.45pm

Casual explanations, the way forward|

Chrisanthi Avgerou, Professor, LSE

Lynne Markus, Professor, Bentley University

Frantz Rowe, Professor, Université de Nantes

Jochen Runde, Professor, University of Cambridge

Wednesday June 26th 2013, STC S421, 11.00-1.00pm

ICT in Public Administration: Booster or Buster?|

Patrick Dunleavy, Professor, Public Policy Group, Department of Government, LSE

Zahir Irani, Professor, Brunel Business School, Brunel University

Antonio Cordella, Lecturer, ISI Group, LSE

Thursday June 13th 2013, NAB LG.03, 11.45-1.30pm

Cloud Computing betweek Outsourcing and Innovation|

Mary Lacity, Professor, University of Missouri, Saint Louis

Leslie Willcocks, Professor, ISI Group, LSE

Will Venters, Senior Lecturer, ISI Group, LSE

Thursday March 13th 2013, GWR (OLD), 2.30-4.00pm

Technology at the gateway of organising|

John Leslie King, Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan

Ola Henfridsson, Professor, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Carsten Sorensen, Reader, ISI Group, LSE

Wednesday February 27th 2013, NAB 5.21, 2.30-4.30

ICT4D: A Focus on Theoretical Innovation|

Geoff Walsham, Emeritus Professor, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Shirin Madon, Senior Lecturer, ISI Group, Department of Management, LSE

Yingqin Zheng, Lecturer, Royal Holloway University of London

Monday 10th December 2012

The non-neutrality of digital ecosystems: A panel discussion|

Jannis Kallinikos, Professor, ISI Group, Department of Management, LSE

Robin Mansell,  Professor,  Department of Media and Communications, LSE[-

Dr Martha Poon, CARR, Department of Accounting, LSE


Thursday 31 May 2012, NAB 5.21, 3.00-4.30pm

Discourses of ICT and Organizational Transformation: Towards a Patient-Centred Model of Healthcare
Ela Klecun

Dr Ela Klecun
Lecturer in Information Systems
Department of Management
London School of Economics and Political Science

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Monday 21 May 2012, NAB 5.21, 4.00-5.30pm

Ethnomethodology for Information Infrastructure
Gian Marco Campagnolo

Dr Gian Marco Campagnolo
Lecturer in Science, Technology and Innovation
University of Edinburgh

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Thursday 10 May 2012, NAB 5.21, 3.00-4.30pm

The True Cost of Unusable Security
Angela Sasse

Professor Angela Sasse
Head of Information Security Research
University College London

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Monday 23 April 2012, NAB 5.21, 4.00-5.30pm

Open Source and Open Data in Information Systems
Juho Lindman

Dr Juho Lindman
Assistant Professor
Hanken School of Economics

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Monday 27 February 2012, 4.00-5.30pm

Transparency, Measurement and ICT – Cause of, or Cure for, the Next Financial Crisis?


Michael Mainelli
Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group and Visiting Professor
Information Sysyems and Innovation Group
London School of Economics and Political Science

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ISIG PhD study area

Information Systems Research Forum

An LSE PhD student-led panel series for exploring innovative ideas in the Information Systems and the Internet fields.