Dr Jorge Tiago Martins

Lecturer in Organisational Informatics

BSc (1st Class, Nova de Lisboa, Portugal), PgCt LTHE (Sheffield Hallam), PhD (Sheffield), FHEA

Jorge Martins 2014


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I joined the Information School as a doctoral researcher in 2008, after being awarded a research grant by the Portuguese National Foundation of Science and Technology. My PhD research focused on perceived barriers and catalysts influencing e-learning adoption.

One of the theoretical contributions emerging from my PhD research was the proposition that users’ trust in information systems is an essential component in the interactive relationship between users and systems. However, this process of trust formation (or erosion) does not happen in abstract terms, it is connected to organisational contexts. This directed my attention towards organisational learning processes and in particular to the complexity of managing the conjunction of networks of individuals and groups with a view to achieving innovation and strategic renewal.

I took up the post of Lecturer in Organisational Informatics in September 2012. My overarching research and teaching area is the management and use of information technology (IT) in complex organisations. I am interested in the intersection between IM/KM systems and organisation, with particular emphasis on structures, cultures, work practices, behaviour, and change. These intersecting teaching and research interests form the basis of my dual affiliation to the Information Systems, and to the Knowledge and Information Management research groups.

University Responsibilities

  • Deputy Programme Coordinator for MSc Information Management.
  • Study Abroad Advisor.
  • Erasmus Tutor.
  • International Student Advisor.