Dr Angela Lin

BA (Leeds), MSc (London School of Economics), PhD (London School of Economics)

Information School


Angela Lin
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Dr Angela Lin
Information School
Room C222
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH

After completing my PhD, I moved to Leeds Metropolitan University, before joining the University of Sheffield in 2001. My main interests are in the areas of information systems and the digital economy.

University responsibilities

  • Director of Postgraduate Recruitment
  • Module coordinator for E-business and E-commerce
Research interests

My principal research interests are in the areas of information systems management, digital transformation, e-commerce, and the business applications of the Internet of Things. I have published papers and supervised student projects on the topics of: information systems implementation management, information systems adoption and post adoption management, information systems project risk management, sustainable information systems strategy, e-government infrastructure, online consumer behaviours (e.g. decision making and information search), e-commerce business models and strategies, digital marketing, and concept of smart supply chain management.

I am interested in supervising PhDs in management information systems, digital transformation, e-commerce, and Internet of Things related projects.

I am a member of Information, Knowledge and Innovation Management Research Group.

Research projects

The Internet of Everything

University of Sheffield Principal Investigator £8,691 1 September 2013 12 months

Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers

  • Foster JJ, Lin A & Cornford A (2018) Implementing and sustaining infrastructures: a question of when not what. Proceedings of UKAIS 2003, 9 April 2003 - 11 April 2003. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hashim H, Lin A & Foster J (2017) Barriers surrounding e-government implementation: A case study of Government to Business (G2B) system. Communication, Management and Information Technology - Proceedings of the International Conference on Communication, Management and Information Technology, ICCMIT 2016 (pp 295-298) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lin A & Madden A (2015) Understanding the role of IoT technologies in supply ecosystems. Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB), Vol. 2015-January (pp 484-491) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Parinyavuttichai N & Lin A (2013) Understanding the Nature of Project Escalation: An Exploratory Study from an IS Risk Perspective Completed Research Paper. AMCIS 2013 PROCEEDINGS RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chen Q, Wang S & Lin A (2012) The joint beta distribution with refund rate in online C2C trust building: A theoretical study on Taobao. 2012 International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE) (pp 191-196). IEEE RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lin A & Foster J (2011) Understanding knowledge transfer for social enterprise: some preliminary findings.. iConference (pp 708-709) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Foster JJ & Lin A (2003) Making a case for collaborative business planning: educating information management and systems graduates for the knowledge-based economy. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Electronic Business, 10 December 2003 - 13 December 2003. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Foster J & Lin A (2011) Discourse 2.0 and the New Reputation Economy. Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Liu L The Role of e-Commerce in the Economic Empowerment of Women in China. iConference 2016: Partnership with Society. RIS download Bibtex download

Working papers

  • Alharbi S, Dasuki S & Lin A (2021) The Impact Of Digital Solutions On Organisational Onboarding Practice: A Case Study of a Saudi-Arabian Organisation. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Foster J & Lin A () Contextualising data work in healthcare: A preliminary analysis of the Care.data project. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Current PhD students

  • Bedour Alboloushi: The Development of Administrative Innovation in Relation to Post-Adoption Usage of Human Resource Information Systems in Public Sector Organizations
  • Xuanning Chen: Information Behaviours

Completed PhD students

  • Raudah Danila: The Electronic Filing System: The Case of Malaysia.
  • Hasan Hashim: Developing Infrastructure for E-Government to Business Services: A Case Study of the e-Umrah System in Saudi Arabia.
  • Zefeng Wang: The application of spectral clustering in drug discovery.
  • Thanongsitt Chuleekorn: Management of Information System Implementation from a Power Perspective: Case Studies of Organisations in Thailand.
  • Nipon Parinyavuttichai: Risk Management in Information Systems Development in Thai Context.
Teaching interests

I currently teach two undergraduate modules: In Information Systems and Information Society students explore the concept of asymmetry of information and its applications in everyday life; building on their personal experience of using the Internet and social media students also examine networked society phenomena and the implications for relationship development at both individual and societal levels. In the Information Management in the Digital Economy module I cover electronic commerce business models and consumer information systems.

I also coordinate two postgraduate modules E-business and E-Commerce and Information Systems in Organisations. E-Business and E-Commerce focuses on both concept and practice. The module has received funding from White Rose Centre for Enterprise and from Knowledge Transfer to develop the curriculum by engaging industry experts. The content is continually updated each year to ensure that the module is up to date and covers key issues in the digital economy.

Given my research background and interest I teach Information Systems in Organisations module with a particular focus on a socio-technical tradition and emphasize the importance of social organization in the management of information systems.

Professional activities and memberships
  • International Journal of Business and Systems Research: editorial board.
  • Online Information Review: Co-Editor