Venters, Will

Dr Will Venters  

Department

Position held

Assistant Professor of Information Systems

 

Experience keywords:

IS development methodologies; action research; cloud computing; grid computing; information systems development; knowledge management; sociotechnical approaches to information systems; software engineering; utility computing

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Dr Venters' general research interests lie in the development and use of IT technologies to support collaborative working. He is interested in knowledge management and how IT systems are developed and employed to support collaborative working and communities of practice in international and inter-organisational domains. He has undertaken research in financial services standards, the UK construction industry and global NGOs. He is currently researching the development and use of Grid computing technology among experimental particle physicists for the LHC experiments at CERN.

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7852 3619

Publications

2017

Hibberd, Ralph and Cornford, Tony and Lichtner, Valentina and Venters, Will and Barber, Nick (2017) England’s electronic prescription service In: Aanestad, Margunn and Grisot, Miria and Hanseth, Ole and Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni, (eds.) Information Infrastructure Within European Health Care: Working with the Installed Base. Health Informatics. Springer, New York, USA, 109-128. ISBN 9783319510187

Brown, A. and Fishenden, Jerry and Thompson, M. and Venters, Will (2017) Appraising the impact and role of platform models and Government as a Platform (GaaP) in UK Government public service reform: towards a Platform Assessment Framework (PAF) Government Information Quarterly, 34 (2). 167-182. ISSN 0740-624X

2016

Venters, Will and Khanna, Ayesha (2016) Integrating digital systems to help city residents plan seamless journeys LSE Business Review (12 Oct 2016) Blog entry

Hessey, Sue and Venters, Will (2016) Sensing distress – towards a blended method for detecting and responding to problematic customer experience events In: HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations: eCommerce and Innovation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (9751). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 395-405. ISBN 978-3-319-39395-7

2015

Dickson, Jane and Cornford, Tony and Hibberd, Ralph and Klecun, Ela and Venters, Will and Lichtner, Valentina (2015) Following digital drugs. In: LSE Research Festival 2015, 21 May 2015, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

2014

Venters, Will and Oborn, Eivor and Barrett, Michael I. (2014) A trichordal temporal approach to digital coordination: the sociomaterial mangling of the CERN grid MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, 38 (3). 927-949. ISSN 0276-7783

Whitley, Edgar A. and Mooney, John and Retana, German and Reynolds, Peter and Venters, Will (2014) The shift to cloud computing: a slow train comin’? In: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013): reshaping society through information systems design. Curran Associates, Inc., Atlanta, USA, 4196-4200. ISBN 9781629934266

Willcocks, Leslie P. and Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. (2014) Moving to the cloud corporation: how to face the challenges and harness the potential of cloud computing Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9781137347466

Khanna, A. and Venters, Will (2014) Exploring the rhythms of information infrastructure coordination for smart cities: The case of building a mobility infrastructure in Berlin. In: ECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems, 9 June 2014 through 11 June 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel

2013

Lichtner, Valentina and Venters, Will and Hibberd, Ralph and Cornford, Tony and Barber, Nick (2013) The fungibility of time in claims of efficiency: the case of making transmission of prescriptions electronic in English general practice International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82 (12). 1152-1170. ISSN 1386-5056

Willcocks, Leslie P. and Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. (2013) Cloud sourcing and innovation: slow train coming? A composite research study Strategic Outsourcing: an International Journal, 6 (2). 184-202. ISSN 1753-8297

Willcocks, Leslie P. and Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. (2013) Cloud computing as innovation: studying diffusion Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, 163. 117-131. ISSN 1865-1348

Willcocks, Leslie P. and Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. (2013) Cloud computing as innovation: studying diffusion. In advances in global sourcing: models, governance and relationships In: Oshri, Ilan and Kotlarsky, Julia and Willcocks, Leslie P., (eds.) Advances in Global Sourcing. Models, Governance, and Relationships. Lecture notes in business information processing (163). Springer, London, UK, 117-131. ISBN 9783642409509

2012

Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. and Willcocks, Leslie P. and Hindle, John (2012) Cloud on the landscape - promises and challenges In: Willcocks, Leslie P. and Lacity, Mary C., (eds.) The New It Outsourcing Landscape: From Innovation to Cloud Services. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230358812

Willcocks, Leslie P. and Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. and Hindle, John (2012) Shifting to cloud services: current challenges and future opportunities In: Lacity, Mary C. and Willcocks, Leslie P., (eds.) Advanced Outsourcing Practice: Rethinking Ito, Bpo and Cloud Services. Technology, work and globalization. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9781137005571

Willcocks, Leslie P. and Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. (2012) Cloud and the future of business: from costs to innovation: part four: innovation Accenture In association with The Outsourcing Unit London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Willcocks, Leslie P. and Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. (2012) Cloud and the future of business: from costs to innovation: part three: impact Accenture In association with The Outsourcing Unit London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Willcocks, Leslie P. and Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. (2012) Cloud and the future of business: from costs to innovation: part two: challenges Accenture In association with The Outsourcing Unit London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. (2012) A critical review of cloud computing: researching desires and realities Journal of Information Technology, 27 (3). 179-197. ISSN 0268-3962

Venters, Will and Kyriakidou-Zacharoudiou, Avgousta (2012) Interventionist grid development projects: a research framework based on three frames Information Technology and People, 25 (3). 300-326. ISSN 0959-3845

Willcocks, Leslie and Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. (2012) Cloud sourcing: implications for managing the IT function In: Kotlarsky, Julia and Oshri, Ilan and Willcocks, Leslie P., (eds.) The Dynamics of Global Sourcing: Perspectives and Practices: 6th Global Sourcing Workshop 2012. Lecture notes in business information processing (130). Springer, 142-163. ISBN 9783642339196

2011

Willcocks, Leslie P. and Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. (2011) Cloud and the future of business: from costs to innovation: part five: management Accenture In association with The Outsourcing Unit London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Willcocks, Leslie P. and Venters, Will and Whitley, Edgar A. (2011) Cloud and the future of business: from costs to innovation: part one: promise Accenture In association with The Outsourcing Unit London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Zheng, Yingqin and Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony (2011) Collective agility, paradox and organizational improvisation: the development of a particle physics grid Information Systems Journal, 21 (4). 303-333. ISSN 1350-1917

Lichtner, Valentina and Venters, Will (2011) Journey to DOR: a retro science-fiction story on researching eprescribing In: Chiasson, M. and Henfridsson, O. and Karsten, H. and DeGross, J. I., (eds.) Researching the Future in Information Systems. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (356). Springer, 151-161. ISBN 9783642213632

2010

Venters, Will (2010) Knowledge management technology-in-practice: a social constructionist analysis of the introduction and use of knowledge management systems Knowledge Management Research and Practice, 8 (2). 161-172. ISSN 1477-8238

Lichtner, Valentina and Petrakaki, Dimitra and Hibberd, Ralph and Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony and Barber, Nick (2010) Mapping stakeholders for system evaluation - the case of the Electronic Prescription Service in England. In: MEDINFO 2010, 12 - 15 of September 2010, Cape Town, South Africa

Lichtner, Valentina and Petrakaki, Dimitra and Hibberd, Ralph and Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony and Barber, Nick (2010) Mapping stakeholders for system evaluation - the case of the electronic prescription service in England Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 160 (1). 1221-1225. ISSN 0926-9630

2009

Zheng, Yingqin and Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony (2009) Social capital in distributed system development: a case of grid development in particle physics. In: 17th European Conference on Information Systems, 8-10 June 2009, Verona, Italy

Mitev, Nathalie and Venters, Will (2009) Reflexive evaluation of an academic–industry research collaboration: can Mode 2 management research be achieved? Journal of Management Studies, 46 (5). 733-754. ISSN 1467-6486

2008

Venters, Will and Zheng, Yingqin and Cornford, Tony (2008) Grids: a knowledge infrastructure requiring a knowledge infrastructure [presentation]. In: UK e-Science All Hands Meeting (AHM2008), 8-11 September 2008, Edinburgh, UK

Kyriakidou, Avgousta and Venters, Will (2008) Distributed development of large-scale global systems: exploring the collaborative practices of particle physicists as they develop a grid for the LHC. In: IFIP 8.2 Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) 2008 Workshop, 13 December 2008, Paris, France

2007

Venters, Will and Zheng, Yingqin (2007) Pegasus: an information systems research study of Grids for the Large Hadron Collider. In: IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference, 3-5 April 2007, University of Surrey, UK

Venters, Will and Zheng, Yingqin and Cornford, Tony (2007) Collaborative construction of Grid: usability within Particle Physics. In: Third International Conference on e-Social Science, 7 - 9 October 2007, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Venters, Will and Kyriakidou, Avgousta (2007) The multi-disciplinary development of collaborative grids: the social shaping of a grid for healthcare. In: 15th European Conference on Information Systems, 7-9 June 2007, St Gallen, Switzerland

Venters, Will and Zheng, Yingqin (2007) Users, usability and grids: introducing Pegasus, a social study of the development and use of GridPP. In: The Second Enabling Grids for e-Science (EGEE) User Forum, 9-11 May 2007, Manchester, UK

Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony and Lancaster, Mark and Zheng, Yingqin and Kyriakidou, Avgousta (2007) Studying the usability of grids: ethnographic research of the UK particle physics community. In: UK e-Science All Hands Meeting (AHM2007), 10-13 September 2008, Nottingham, UK

Kyriakidou, Avgousta and Venters, Will (2007) The multi-disciplinary development of collaborative grids: the social shaping of mammogrid Working paper series, 154. The Information Systems Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Scott, Susan V. and Venters, Will (2007) The practice of e-science and e-social science: method, theory, and matter In: Crowston, Kevin and Sieber, Sandra and Wynn, Eleanor, (eds.) Virtuality and Virtualization: Ifip Working Groups 8.2 on Information Systems and Organizations and 9.5 on Virtuality and Societ. Springer, New York, USA, 267-279. ISBN 9780387730240

Zheng, Yingqin and Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony (2007) Distributed development and scaled agility: improvising a grid for particle physics Information Systems and Innovation Group Working Paper series, 163. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Scott, Susan V. and Venters, Will (2007) Virtuality and virtualization the practice of e-science and e-social science: method, theory, and matter In: Crowston, K. and Sieber, Sandra and Wynn, E., (eds.) Virtuality and Virtualization: Proceedings of the International Federation of Information Processing Working Groups 8.2 on Infor. IFIP advances in information and communication technology (236). Springer, 167-280. ISBN 9780387730240

Venters, Will and Wood, Bob (2007) Degenerative structures which inhibit the emergence of communities of practice: a case study of knowledge management in the British Council Information Systems Journal, 17 (4). 349-368. ISSN 1350-1917

Zheng, Yingqin and Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony (2007) Agility, improvisation, or enacted emergence. In: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2007, December 9 - 12, 2007, Montréal, Québec, Canada

2006

Venters, Will (2006) Software engineering: theory and practice External programme subject guide, 2790 139. University of London, London, UK.

Venters, Will (2006) The use of technology within knowledge management: a review Journal of Intelligent Systems, 15 (1). 329-356. ISSN 0334-1860

Venters, Will and Giustiniano, L. and Lundell, B. (2006) Post-PhD research - the trials and tribulations of beginning post-doctoral research following a PhD. In: 14th European Conference on Information Systems, 12-14 Jun 2006, Göteborg, Sweden

Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony (2006) Introducing pegasus: an ethnographic research project studying the use of grid technologies by the UK particle physics community. In: Second International Conference on e-Social Science, 28-30 Jun 2006, Manchester, UK

Scott, Susan V. and Venters, Will (2006) The practice of e-science and e-social science: method, theory, and matter Working paper series, 151. Information Systems Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Venters, Will (2006) Knowledge management: the fad that forgot technology. In: International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC), 20-22 Mar 2006, Warwick, UK

Mondale, Jennifer and Scott, Susan V. and Venters, Will (2006) Knowledge management as an image of the organization: industry standards and the processes of knowing in credit risk management. In: 14th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2006), 12-14 Jun 2006, Göteborg, Sweden

2005

Venters, Will and Wood, Bob (2005) Organizational knowledge, learning and capabilities in action: the case of the British Council. In: The Sixth European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Capabilities, 17-19 Mar 2005, Waltham, MA., USA

Venters, Will and Darking, Mary and Light, Ben and Pries Heje, Jan and Lundell, Bjorn (2005) Panel: jumping the high-jump and landing in the sand - the issues involved in moving from being a Ph.D student to being a full member of the IS community. In: Thirteenth European Conference on Information Systems, 26-28 May 2005, Regensburg, Germany

Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony and Cushman, Michael (2005) Knowledge about sustainability: SSM as a method for conceptualising the UK construction industry's knowledge environment Cit Journal of Computing and Information Technology, 13 (2). 137-148. ISSN 1330-1136

2004

Cushman, Mike and Venters, Will (2004) Making sense of rich pictures: combining SSM and oval mapping. In: Operational Research Society 46th Annual Conference (OR46), 7-9 Sep 2004, York, UK

Mitev, Nathalie N. and Venters, Will (2004) Knowledge management practices for sustainable construction: political tensions in engineering ICT knowledge tools in the private and public sectors. In: Information, Knowledge and Management: Re-assessing the Role Of ICTS In Public And Private Organizations, 3-5 March 2004, Conference organised by Rome Superior School of Public Administration, ESRC, the University of Manchester, UMIST and the University of Pisa, L. Anselmi, A. Capocchi, D. O'Doherty, T. Vurdubakis and C. Westrup. Bologna, Italy

2003

Venters, Will and Mitev, Nathalie N. and Cushman, Mike and Cornford, Tony (2003) Practiced knowledge and knowledgeable practices: weaving stories from engineering to culture. In: Social Study of Information Technology (SSIT) Workshop, 24-25 April 2003, London School of Economics, London, UK

Venters, Will and Cushman, Mike and Cornford, Tony (2003) Motility of practiced knowledge: an exploration within the UK construction industry. In: 4th European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities, 13-15 April, 2003, Barcelona, Spain

Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony and Cushman, Mike and Mitev, Nathalie N. (2003) A prologue for knowledge management: the case of sustainable construction practice C-SanD Working Paper series, C-SanD, United Kingdom.

Venters, Will (2003) The introduction of knowledge management technology within the British Council: an action research study doctoral thesis, University of Salford

2002

Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony and Cushman, Mike (2002) The motility of construction knowledge. In: eSm@rt Conference 2002: Towards a European knowledge economy, 18 - 21 September 2002, Salford, UK

Cushman, Mike and Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony and Mitev, Nathalie N. (2002) Understanding sustainability as knowledge practice. In: British Academy of Management Conference: Fast-tracking Performance through Partnerships, 9-11 September 2002, London, UK

Venters, Will and Cushman, Mike and Cornford, Tony (2002) Creating knowledge for sustainability: using SSM for knowledge mapping and conceptualising technological interventions. In: Third European conference on organizational knowledge, learning and capabilities, 5-6 April 2002, Athens, Greece

Venters, Will and Cushman, Mike and Cornford, Tony (2002) Creating knowledge for sustainability: using SSM for describing knowledge environments and conceptualising technological interventions LSE Working Papers Series, 107. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Venters, Will and Cushman, Mike and Cornford, Tony (2002) Inter-organisational motility of construction knowledge practices. In: e-sm@rt 2002: towards a European knowledge economy in the construction and related sectors, 19-21 November 2002, University of Salford, UK

2001

Venters, Will (2001) Literature review for C-Sand: knowledge management C-SandD/WP/1002/2. C-SanD, United Kingdom.

Brophy, Richard and Venters, Will (2001) Work, the workspace and workspace portals In: Beynon, Meurig and Nehaniv, Chrystopher L. and Dautenhahn, Kerstin, (eds.) Cognitive Technologies: Instruments of Mind: 4th International Conference, Ct 2001 Coventry, Uk, August 6-9, 2001 Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 421-431. ISBN 978-3-540-42406-2

2000

Venters, Will and Wood, J.R.G. (2000) Knowledge tools within a knowledge organisation. In: GEMISIS Millennium Conference, 16-18 May 2000, Salford, UK

Venters, Will and Khalid, M. (2000) Working with a strategy: an action research project within the British Council. In: 1st European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM), 26-27 October 2000, Bled School of Management, Bled, Slovenia

Venters, Will and Wood, J.R.G. (2000) Knowledge tools within a knowledge organisation: how to support communication in a multinational organisation. In: The 5th annual UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) Conference, 26-28 April 2000, University of Cardiff, Wales

1999

Venters, Will and Wood, J.R.G. (1999) Sharing knowledge in large multinational organisations. In: BITWorld 99, 30 June-2 July 1999, Cape Town, South Africa

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