Dr Ana Cristina Vasconcelos
Senior Lecturer in Corporate Information Management
BA (Lisboa, Portugal), PGDip (Lisboa, Portugal), PhD (Sheffield Hallam)
My research interests are centred on the interface between the management of information and knowledge and the implementation and adaptation of information systems. My research has developed a unique integration of process and structural models in knowledge management and has been funded by the European Community and the AHRC. Specific interests are: organisational learning, knowledge sharing and boundary spanning practices; absorptive capacity and knowledge integration; communities of practice, virtual communities and identity; IS implementation and adaptation. I bring a perspective to these themes influenced by Arenas/Social Worlds Theory, Practice Theory and approaches such as Discourse Analysis and Grounded Theory.
I am interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas:
- absorptive capacity, knowledge integration and innovation
- adaptive capabilities and business resilience
- knowledge sharing and boundary spanning practices
- communities of practice, virtual communities and identity
- information failure and organisational learning
- information systems, particularly knowledge management systems and social enterprise software: implementation, adaptation and use
I am head of the Knowledge and Information Management Research Group
Current PhD Students
Hooria Ali Hafedh: Knowledge transfer from the perspective of a “Quadruple Helix”: The banking sector in Bahrain
Bekim Kasumi: Network management for innovation performance of Research Track 1: Enterprise Innovation and Development
James Toner Understanding organisational learning and knowledge sharing in pursuit of organisational effectiveness: A multi-actor, international school perspective
Naveendra Weerakoon: Service Innovation in Knowledge Intensive Business Services. Approach of Managing Knowledge Across Boundaries
Completed PhD Students
Dimitris Bibikas: Towards a holistic model of the third generation of enterprise knowledge management systems.
Alice Schofield: Evaluating the intellectual assets of the scholarship and collections directorate at the British Library.
Titima Thumbumrung: Knowledge sharing across boundaries in interdisciplinary scientific and technological research projects in Thailand.
Cristian-Andrei Gherhes: Economic Resilience, Enterprise Growth and Entrepreneurial Activity.
Ying Wang: Exploring how nascent digital enterprises develop relational capabilities with local businesses in a mutually reinforcing perspective.
Alexander Schauer: A multi-cultural study on knowledge, individual, team, organisational and institutional factors affecting knowledge sharing willingness in the IT services industry.
Inaam Idrees: Clique and Elite: Inter-Organisational Knowledge Sharing across Five Star Hotels in the Saudi Arabian Religious Tourism and Hospitality Industry - a Grounded Theory Study.
Raid M. Al-Adaileh: Management styles and managers attitudes towards IT: a developing country case study.
|European Commission||Principal Investigator||£115,296||17 November 2008||24 months|
|Higher Education Academy||Investigator||£2,858||2 January 2008||5 months|
An Inquiry-Based Model for Research Methods Training
|Centre for Inquiry Based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences||Investigator||£9,395||1 September 2007||17 months|
The project aimed to develop and evaluate an inquiry-based model for research methods training of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
A Model for Research Methods Training for New Research Students in Libraries and Information Studies
|Arts and Humanities Research Council||Investigator||£9,801||1 January 2007|
The project aimed to develop a framework for research training and a series of joint seminars for Library and Information Science doctoral students.