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On the management of creative professionals: A lesson from the Oliver Twins

When it comes to managing creative IT professionals, the Oliver Twins can teach us all a thing or two. As pioneers of the UK computer games industry and founders of ‘Radiant Worlds’, a thriving British games development company, Philip and Andrew Oliver have three decades’ experience of working with and managing games programmers and other […]

How our tool analysing emotions on Twitter predicted Donald Trump win

This Blog post consists of an excerpt from an article published in The Conversation on Wednesday, 9th November 2016. To read the full article, please go to:  How our tool analysing emotions on Twitter predicted Donald Trump win “As the world dissects the how and why of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, pollsters are already […]

An interview with Dermot Turing: Alan Turing’s nephew

We were delighted to welcome Sir John Dermot Turing to our Distinguished Speaker Series, organised by the Centre for Information Management at the SBE. Dermot is a solicitor and consultant with international law firm Clifford Chance, specialising in bank and investment firm regulation with several publications to his name in this area. He is also the nephew […]

Change feels good: Emotional agency in a digital business world

Emotion research is like doing particle physics in a mirage – it’s complex on a subatomic scale and vanishes upon closer inspection. Hold on, this is a business blog isn’t it? Is emotion even relevant ‘here’? Isn’t business concerned with rather more rational concepts? Here’s a rhetorical answer: Firstly, the original meaning of the very […]

How to be a great researcher!

Over recent months I have had some opportunities to speak on how to develop a research career.  Indeed, I presented on this topic recently at the Centre for Information Management’s conference; yesterday, January 12th, to be precise.  So for this blog post I thought I would outline some of the key messages from these talks. […]

The role of an editor

I found it an interesting experience when Taylor & Francis asked me for a blog posting about the role of an editor. Even though I have been editing academic journals (Health Information and Libraries Journal (1998 – 2004) and New Review of Academic Librarianship (2004 to date) for a while, I had never reflected on […]

Cyberchondria: How do we control the risks?

PhD student Becca Coates has written a piece about the increasing frequency for consumers to approach online sources about symptoms of illness, a process that has been described as ‘Cyberchondria’. Critics are increasingly questioning the quality of interactive health information in ‘The Age of Risk’. Research in this field is often concerned with a focus on […]

The impact of culture on information behaviour: A case study of the polio eradication campaigns in Nigeria

The AIM: To investigate the impact of cultural orientation on information behaviour of selected categories of people within some chosen states in Nigeria by focusing on the polio eradication campaign in Nigeria. OBJECTIVES: The objectives to be adopted in achieving the aim of this study are as follows: To identify the relationship if any, between […]

Managing Access to the Internet in Public Libraries

The MAIPLE project How do public libraries manage to prevent users from accessing ‘unacceptable’, obscene, or otherwise illegal material and protect minors from harm on the internet? And what impact do measures taken have on our right to freedom of expression and freedom of access to information? For the past two years, a team led […]

Mobiles phones and socio-economic development in rural areas of Africa

This Blog post is on the doctoral research by PhD student Sylvain Cibangu, in the Centre for Information Management Abstract My doctoral research looks at the ways in which mobile phones generate economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in remote rural areas of the Congo. While mobile phones have been shown to reach various populations […]