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Information Systems and Innovation track


This track is based in the leading Information Systems and Innovation Faculty Group within the Department of Management and aims to be the most advanced doctoral training for socio-technical research in digital innovation worldwide. It focuses on the in-depth critical analysis of information and communication technologies and how they shape expert communications within and across organisations.

This multidisciplinary track also draws on the core fields of information systems and a great range of social science disciplines. We seek to recruit exceptional PhD candidates who are familiar with social theories and knowledge of information systems, digital innovation and management and who have the motivation to conduct high quality research.  You will learn to define problems and research questions, collect and analyse data, and bring data and empirical observations to bear on the development of theory. This will prepare you for a range of careers in universities and other research institutions around the world, government organisations and a range of  multinational corporations.

Research conducted within in this faculty group is predominantly qualitative in nature. It aims to provide a rich account of how technologies are introduced as the agents of organisational and social change in the context of socio-economic life. Quantitative skills are useful as far as they serve the goals of qualitative research and can be meaningfully integrated with the interpretive research tradition.