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Professor Joao Baptista

Professor of Information Systems, Professor, Chair in Information Systems

Joao Baptista

The Management School



Research overview

Joao's research focuses on the use of digital media in the workplace, with an emphasis on capturing effects on dynamics and the structuring of organisations.

PhD supervision

João is open to supervise Doctoral research students interested in topics related with digital transformation of organisations, digital working and organisational transformation, digital strategy and information systems security in organisations, changing ways of working and modern organising and strategising. He prefers qualitative methods and case based research methodologies but is open to a variety of methods depending on research focus and questions.


João (John) joined Lancaster University Management School in 2021 as Professor of Information Systems. Prior to this he was at Warwick Business School since 2006 where he was Director of the MSc Business Consulting and teaching topics such as "Digital Working and Organisational Transformation". He also lead an innovative and award winning double weighted programme delivered to more than 500 MSc students called "Business in Practice" based on an immersive business simulation. 

João is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

Joao's research focuses on the use of digital media in the workplace, with an emphasis on capturing effects on dynamics and structure of organisations. He won awards for best research publication of year by Association of Information Systems and best paper of the year published in the Journal of Strategic Information Systems in 2010. He has supervised 6 PhD students to completion researching various aspects of digital working in organisations. He is founder of the AIS special interest group on Changing Nature of Work and Editor of the Special Issue of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems on "Strategic Perspectives of Digital Work and Organisational Transformation". 

Joao has been Visiting Professor at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy and also at Bentley University in Boston, USA. He was Associate of the Digital Workplace Group from 2004 until 2016. He was a researcher and teacher at the London School of Economics from 2001 to 2006 where he completed his PhD in Information Systems on conceptualising the evolution of one of the earlier intranets in a bank in the UK over e period of 5 years. Prior to joining the LSE he had some high profile roles in the industry, as Director of New Technologies for the Conservative Party between 1999 and 2001 and leading the implementation of a large call centre for a bank in Portugal in 1999. Before that managed one of the largest ticketing operations globally at the World Expo 98 in Lisbon where he worked from 1996 until the exhibition in 1998.

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