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Dr Niall Hayes

Director, Reader

Niall Hayes

Charles Carter Building

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YX

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 510962


Research overview

Niall Hayes  is a Reader in Information and Organisation in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University. He is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Technology and Organisation.  His research interests relate to the social and organisational implications arising from the introduction and use of information systems in organisations. His specific research domains are fourfold: knowledge management, electronic government, plagiarism detection systems and information and communication technology in developing countries and for development.

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising Ph.D. students in the following domains:

E-Government and Public Sector Transformation
Knowledge Sharing and Information Technology
Information Technology in Non-Western Contexts
Information Technology and International Development

Research Interests

General Interests

Social and organisational implications surrounding the development, management and use of computer-based information systems in contemporary organisations.

External Roles

Conference Co-Chair for IFIP 9.4 Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, Jamaica, May 19-22, 2013, http://ifipwg94.org/ifip-wg94-conference

Associate Member of the Centre for Development Informatics (CDI), University of Manchester

External Examiner for:

Undergraduate Information Systems Modules: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

BSc Information Technology Management for Business, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

Current Teaching


MNGT190 Perspectives on Information Systems

OWT.226 Management and Information Technology


MSc Management: Module 8: Management of Organisational Change

MSc IT, Mangement and Organisational Change: ITO.005: Social Aspects of the Digital Age

MBA: Managing Information Technology in Organisations


BSc, MSc, PhD (Lancaster)

Current Research

  • E-Government: Joining-Up and Modernisation
  • Plagiarism, International Students and Technology
  • Boundary crosing and technology
  • Institutional theory and technology
  • Technology in non-western contexts
  • Technology and International Development

Guest Editor of the Information Systems Journal entitled "Theorising Development and Technological Change."

Research Grants

A £215,000 HEFCE grant - Plagiarism, Computers and Values (with Prof Lucas Introna at Lancaster and Dr Edgar Whitley at the LSE)


Professional Role

Director of the Centre for the Study of Technology and Organisation

Programme Director for Management and Information Technology

Department Part Two Director 


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