Geoff Walsham is an Emeritus Professor of Management Studies (Information Systems) at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. In addition to Cambridge, he has held academic posts at the University of Lancaster in the UK, the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and Mindanao State University in the Philippines. His research is focused on the question: are we making a better world with information and communication technologies? He was one the early pioneers of interpretive approaches to research on information systems. 

Research interests:

The development, use and management of information and communication technologies and systems; and implications for work, organisations and societies.

Geoff Walsham is a member of the Organisational Theory & Information Systems subject group.

Selected publications

  1. Walsham, G. (1993) Interpreting information systems in organizations. Chichester: Wiley.
  2. Walsham, G. (2006) "Doing interpretive research." European Journal of Information Systems, 15(3): 320-330
  3. Walsham, G. (2012) "Are we making a better world with ICTs? Reflections on a future agenda for the IS field." Journal of Information Technology, 27(2): 87-93 (DOI: 10.1057/jit.2012.4)
  4. Ellway, B.P.W. and Walsham, G. (2014) "A doxa-informed practice analysis: reflexivity and representations, technology and action." Information Systems Journal, 25(2): 133-160 (DOI: 10.1111/isj.12041)
  5. Walsham, G. (2017) "ICT4D research: reflections on history and future agenda." Information Technology for Development, 23(1): 18-41 (DOI: 10.1080/02681102.2016.1246406)
  6. Sahay, S. and Walsham, G. (2017) "Information technology, innovation and human development: hospital information systems in an Indian state." Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 18(2): 275-292 (DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2016.1270913)

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Keynote: South- South and Triangular Cooperation in ICT4D

This talk will explore the issue of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTrC) and some ICT4D opportunities in this area will be identified. Some challenges will also be outlined including who is doing the driving, who benefits from the work, and why Southern-based research is not well represented in the ‘top’ journals. An exemplar case study will be introduced and five ways forward for the ICT4D field will be discussed.