Angell, Ian

Professor Emeritus Ian Angell  


Position held

Professor of Information Systems


Experience keywords:

anti-money laundering; bureaucracy; complexity; computer security; creative commons; global consequences of ICT; information systems management; internet business; motivation; national information technology strategies; new technology; strategic information systems

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Professor Angell looks into the global consequences of ICT. He is also involved in the internet business, strategic IS, computer security and anti-money laundering. Professor Angell is also interested in computer generated complexity and bureaucracy and computer facilitated creativity.

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

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Kietzmann, Jan and Angell, Ian (2010) Panopticon revisited Communications of the ACM, 53 (6). 135-138. ISSN 0001-0782

Samonas, Spyridon and Angell, Ian (2010) The power of discretion in IS security Journal of Information System Security, 6 (2). 3-29. ISSN 1551-0123

Angell, Ian and Demetis, Dionysios (2010) Science's first mistake: delusions in pursuit of theory Bloomsbury Academic, London, UK. ISBN 9781849660648


Angell, Ian and Samonas, Spyridon (2009) The risk of computerized bureaucracy Journal of Information System Security, 5 (2). 3-25. ISSN 1551-0123


Angell, Ian and Demetis, Dionysios (2007) The risk-based approach to AML: representation, paradox, and the 3rd directive Journal of Money Laundering Control, 10 (4). 412-428. ISSN 1368-5201

Hosein, Ian and Whitley, Edgar A. and Angell, Ian and Davies, Simon (2007) Reflections on the academic policy analysis process and the UK identity cards scheme Information Society, 23 (1). 51-58. ISSN 1087-6537

Angell, Ian (2007) Ethics and morality: a business opportunity for the amoral? Journal of Information Systems Security, 3 (1). 3-18. ISSN 1551-0123


Angell, Ian and Demetis, Dionysios (2006) AML-related technologies: a systemic risk Journal of Money Laundering Control, 9 (2). 157-172. ISSN 1368-5201

Angell, Ian and Kietzman, Jan (2006) RFID and the end of cash? Communications of the ACM, 49 (12). 90-96. ISSN 0001-0782

Angell, Ian O and Ezer, Jonathan (2006) New barbarians at the gate: the new spirit emerging in India Information Society, 22 (3). 165-176. ISSN 0197-2243


Angell, Ian (2005) No More Leaning on Lamp-Posts: Managing Uncertainty the Nick Charles Way Villa Publishing, London, UK. ISBN 1902573072

Angell, Ian (2005) Systemic risk re-defining digital security Journal of Information Systems Security, 1 (1). 7-22. ISSN 1551-0123

Angell, Ian and Demetis, Dionysios (2005) Systems thinking about anti-money laundering: considering the Greek case Journal of Money Laundering Control, 8 (3). 271-284. ISSN 1368-5201


Backhouse, James and Angell, Ian (2004) Anti-money laundering - avoiding the technology trap Financial Regulator, 9 (2). 34-38. ISSN 1362-7511

Angell, Ian O. and Ilharco, Fernando M. (2004) Solution is the problem: a story of transitions and opportunities In: Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Ciborra, Claudio and Land, Frank, (eds.) The Social Study of Information and Communication Technology: Innovation, Actors, and Contexts. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 38-61. ISBN 9780199253524


Angell, Ian (2000) The new barbarian manifesto: how to survive the information age Kogan Page Ltd, London, UK. ISBN 9780749431518


Smithson, Steve and Angell, Ian (1992) Information systems management: opportunities and risks Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780312079413

Smithson, Steve and Angell, Ian and Kendall, Jeremy and Kendall, K. E. (1992) A divergent methodology applied to forecasting the future roles of the systems analyst Human Systems Management, 11 (3). 123-135. ISSN 0167-2533


Smithson, Steve and Angell, Ian (1990) Managing information technology: a crisis of confidence European Management Journal, 8 (1). 27-36. ISSN 0263-2373

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