Established in 2001 by Dr Carsten Sørensen, the mobility@lse research unit engages academics and practitioners in debates on mobile business and the societal changes of mobile and ubiquitous information technology. The research unit is hosted by the Information Systems and Innovation Group within Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The mobility@lse research unit has over the years involved a large number of researchers and practitioners in discussions of the development and impact of mobile and ubiquitous information technology on individuals, business and society.

If you wish to get in touch with the mobility@lse research unit, just email Dr Carsten Sørensen on this address: c.sorensen {at} lse.ac.uk. If you wish to reach a specific member of the research unit, please follow the link from their name.

Through the years the following key-individuals have been or are active in the research unit’s work and resulting in a significant number of completed doctoral dissertations – 9 as of April 2010. The participants are listed alphabetically by first name: Dr Adel Al-Taitoon, Dr Amarolinda Saccol, Dr Arianna Bassoli, Ben Eaton, Dr Carsten Sørensen, Dr Daniele Pica, David Gibson, Dr David Tilson, Dimitris Kallergis, Eduardo Fontana, Dr Gamel Wiredu, Dr Jan Kietzmann, Dr Jan Herzhoff, Jens Henrik Hosbond, Dr Jonathan Liebenau, Dr Katerina Voutsina, Dr Kofi Boateng, Prof Lars Mathiassen, Dr Masao Kakihara, Ofer Engel, Patrick Kärreberg, Reuel Ocho, Saifullah Dewan, Dr Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood, Siobhan Thomas. We have of course been engaged with a large external network of collaborators from both academia and industry. The mobility@lse research unit has also over the years supervised more than 50 MSc students on the ADMIS Programme at LSE.

Mobility@lse is also associated with other research groups studying mobile informatics, such as the Mobile Informatics Research Group led by Nancy Pouloudi and Elpida Prasopoulou at the e-Business Center ELTRUN, Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business.

The mobility@lse research unit has over the years worked with a range of organisations, for example: Microsoft, Google, Orange, Intel, Vodafone, AXA, Gartner, Skype, The Danish Ministry of Science, EDS, UBS, Carphone Warehouse, CSC, BOX, PA Consulting, The National School of Government UK, Fjord, The European Union Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OAMI), Mobile VCE, Siemens, Caja Madrid, BDG Workfutures, 3 UK, YouGov, Emap, Computer Associates, Mitel, Surfkitchen, Cnet, KMD, Nykredit, Netonomy, Murmur Research, County Surveyors Society (CSS), BAT, Business Objects, and the Intranet Benchmarking Forum.

A range of organisational contexts and roles have been studied empirically over the years, for example: accountants, actuaries, auditors, bank executives, bank managers, black cab drivers, charity workers, CIOs, clinical trial managers, e-commerce developers, energy traders, foreign exchange traders, computer games developers, general office workers, internet bank workers, IT professionals, manufacturing engineers, manufacturing workers, mobile ICT support workers, mobile services developers, modern professionals, police officers, recruitment agency workers, security guards, solicitors, specialist health practitioners, technology consultants, waste disposal workers.

Although the mobility@lse unit primarily has been concerned with studying mobile and ubiquitous information technology in an organisational context, the unit has also been involved in the Mobile Life studies supported by Carphone Warehouse (www.mobilelife2008.co.uk). Mobile Life has conducted surveys of mobile phone and Internet use amongst over 30.000 adults, teenages and children in Britain USA, France, Germany, Sweden and Spain from 2006-2008.

The mobility@lse research unit has accumulated a comprehensive repository of knowledge on the development and use of mobile and ubiquitous information technology and we are centrally placed to engage in critical debates on issues related to this.