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Geoff Walsham

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Professor Emeritus of Management Studies (Information Systems)

BA, MA (University of Oxford), MSc (University of Warwick), LittD (University of Cambridge)

Professional experience

Professor Walsham worked for four years as an operational research analyst at BP Chemicals before taking up academic posts in operational research and then information systems. He has extensive international experience having worked as a teacher, researcher or consultant in over 25 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. He was part of the senior management team for the telecommunications company Analysys during its start-up and early growth phases. Professor Walsham has also held university management posts including being Director of the Cambridge MBA. He has wide editorial experience, having been a Senior Editor of both MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research, and he is currently an editorial board member of a number of other academic journals.

Previous appointments

Professor Walsham has held lectureships at Mindanao State University in the Philippines, the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and the University of Cambridge, and a professorship at the University of Lancaster.

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

Walsham, G. (1993) Interpreting information systems in organizations. Chichester: Wiley.

Walsham, G. (2006) "Doing interpretive research." European Journal of Information Systems, 15(3): 320-330

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)

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)

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)

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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Contact details

Geoff Walsham
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Tel: +44 (0)1223 339606