Welcome to CITO
The Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organisation (CITO) is home to a multi-disciplinary research community that is broadly concerned with understanding the role played by information, knowledge and information and communication technologies (ICT) in organisational processes, both within and between business corporations and broader social institutions. More specifically, a key focus of the Centre's research activities is on understanding the dynamics of ICT-enabled organisational change, and on developing approaches and implications for the management of IS innovation.
The research activities of CITO are focused on understanding the relationship between innovation, technology and organisation, and the associated policy and management implications. Our approach is guided by the assumption that a sophisticated understanding of information and technology, and their role in the constitution of social and organisational life, should be based on an appreciation of how such artefacts come to be embedded within broader institutional (organisational, cultural, economic, political) contexts. As such, our research work is concerned with in-depth empirical studies of information systems implementation and use that are especially attentive to the underlying social relations within which such systems are embedded. We are committed to developing appropriate theoretical perspectives for illuminating such processes by drawing from a variety of intellectual traditions, including philosophy, sociology, political science, psychology, economics and organisation theory. The emphasis is on the pragmatic use of theory to make tangible and insightful contributions to management practice.
CITO’s work focuses on several research streams:
- Understanding and managing ICT-enabled social/ organisational change (IS innovation)
- Knowledge, innovation and organisation
- ICT and new modes of organising in a globalised world
- The production and consumption of technological artefacts
These streams aim to develop understanding of the relationship between ICT and social/organisational transformation, including the role that ICT may play in facilitating innovative or virtual forms of organising based on new modes of communication, co-ordination, collaboration, and surveillance and control. This has direct implications for the work of information management and the informatisation of social/ organisational processes, Knowledge creation and management. Our analysis is informed theoretically and empirically by paying attention to the practice of IS implementation/innovation; practices associated with IS strategy formation, evaluation, design and development, and the management of technological change.
Public healthcare in developing countries (HISP)
Global Software & Services Work
Software offshoring (NetTrade-IndiaSoft)
‘Knowledge management’ in consulting services
The University and Knowledge Production
Corporate discourse and research intensive work
Technological innovation in MNEs
Organising to benefit from research.
Trade & Public Administration, Network Innovation
See ITAIDE (Information Technology for Adoption and Intelligent Design for E-Government) iIST-027829, EU 6th Framework, funded by the European Commission IST Programme. A collaboration with researchers at the Free University Amsterdam, University of Muenster, University of Maribor, and Copenhagen Business School, among others.
PhD Research at CITO
Sinead Murnane. Research into the way medical practices may come to be reconfigured around the introduction of new information technologies.
Frank Froessler. RTC (Real-time Collaboration Studies), Innovation and Change of Social Practices.
Simeon Vidolov. Basic Assumptions in Global Software Development.
Peadar O Scolai. IS Innovation in Healthcare, Implementation and Use of Electronic Healthcare Record Systems.
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