How do organisations evolve as they are subject to transformative forces? How are pervasive technologies shaping the present and future of the business sector? We are interested in the transformative power of the new digital revolution we are living. We examine, for example, the changes in customer’s expectations and behaviours following the advent of the smartphone, artificial intelligence and big data.
More specifically, we look at issues surrounding the growth of digital information, mobile technologies, cloud computing and internet-enabled business activities. In addition to this, we work on IT-enabled innovation, with regards to enterprise mobility, issues of security and privacy, system development and implementation practice, outsourcing of IT and business services.
What are the benefits of adopting a new technology infrastructure in key public sectors, such as public health and the justice system? In what way can video hearings, for example, contribute to a system that is just, proportionate, and accessible to all users and thus transform and modernise the justice system?
We aim to have a positive impact on society, whether it’s social, cultural or environmental and work towards tackling the world’s most pressing challenges. One of our recent projects, for example, focused on the economic and social benefits of promoting diversity and inclusion in business innovation, whereas another project has examined the driving forces behind and obstacles to innovation in higher education.
Who we work with
We conduct leading research on a diverse range of areas, from internet governance, net neutrality, and protection of intellectual property rights, to privacy and security and e-commerce. Given the broad scope of our work, our experts come from different LSE departments and specialised centres, such as the Department of Management, the LSE Tech research group, the Department of Law, the Department of Media and Communications, and The Marshall Institute.
Areas of expertise
What we do:
Applied research and expert analysis on the implications of digitalisation along value chains concerning emerging technologies (e.g. AI, robotics, automation, blockchain, big data) in different industries, individuals and society. We provide insights on how disruptive innovations affect entrepreneurial outcomes, as well as the resistance and receptivity to new technologies through multiple research methods.
Examples of our work:
Digitalisation - Taking charge of the change
Gowling WLG & McCann Central, 2019
The Evolving Role of ICT in the Economy
Huawei Technologies, 2018
Sky High Economics - Chapter One: Quantifying the commercial opportunities of passenger connectivity for the global airline industry
Inmarsat & Ogilvy, 2017
Autonomous Vehicles - Negotiating a Place on the Road
Travel Distribution: The end of the world as we know it?
Amadeus & Kwittken, 2016
Forum Papers on Medical Innovation: Assessing value and funding innovative therapies and options for the sustainable financing of innovative therapies
Gilead Sciences, 2015
> Dr Alexander Grous
> Professor Bradley Franks
> Dr Carsten Sørensen
> Dr Chris Tennant
> Professor Martin W Bauer
> Dr Mirko Draca
> Professor Piotr Fryzlewicz
> Rafal Baranowski
> Ralf Martin
> Rosa Sanchis-Guarner
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