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Exploring the concept of an operating model

The concept of an operating model has come to the fore in operations management research in the last five years. Much of the available material about operating model is published by consultancies and there has been little academic focus on the definition of an operating model. In the recently published paper, Operating Model: An Exploration […]






Going above and beyond: A ethnographic study of homecare for people with dementia

The proportion of us who will be affected by, and will subsequently die from dementia is growing at epidemic proportions. It is not just the elderly who are being struck down by this terrible disease. It is taking hold at much younger ages and scientists are still trying to pin down the major causal factors, […]






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. […]






2014: A year for ‘Research that Matters’

It is without doubt that information technology is at the heart of the profound change all around us. Social media itself is majorly impacting on the way we live our lives and manage our careers, and we are all having to become digital natives, whether or not we wish to. The establishment of the Centre […]






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Conceptual modelling

I was recently contacted by a US organisation, which for reasons of confidentiality will remain nameless, thanking me for helping them with a problem that they have been trying to address for years.  It was obviously very pleasing to receive such thanks, but it also came as a total surprise.  I knew nothing of this […]