Operations and Information Systems Management Research Group (OISM)
Based on accumulated knowledge and resources in two previously successful research centres of the Business School (ISEing led by Habin Lee and Ray Hackney; and OASIS previously led by Amir Sharif and David Gallear), OISM has the ambition to be a leading research group specialised in responsible and sustainable operation management - exploring information systems, operations research, management science, and general and strategic management knowledge, using approaches across public and private industry sectors.
Led by Habin Lee and Zahir Irani, with Ray Hackney, Amir Sharif, David Gallear, Ashley Braganza and Vishanth Weerakkody as professorial staff; the group supports a number of research grants worth approximately €3million which are funded by national, European Union (EU) and other international research funders. Research areas include electronic government, energy management in future smart cities, sustainable maritime logistics, policy modelling and simulation, social innovation, big data analytics and co-creation, sustainable food supply chains, and lifelong learning among others. The group has a wide research network within the EU and other regions of the globe including the BT Group, Cambridge County Council (UK), Fraunhofer (Germany), Telefonica (Spain), OTE (Heleni Telecommunications Organization, Greece), Commune de Torino, ENEL (Italy), Ankara Development Agency, ARKAS Holdings (Turkey), and the Danish Technology Institute, these are just some among over 50 institutes. The members of OISM currently have three journal editorships including Transforming Government:People, Process and Policy, and Enterprise Information Management (Zahir Irani), and International Journal of Electronic Government Research (Vishanth Weerakkody). Members of the group publish articles to high impact international journals including Management Science, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, European Journal of Operational Research, and Journal of MIS among others. Habin Lee is conducting EU funded research grants (circa €1million) on data analytics for green maritime logistics (MINI-CHIP) and policy modelling and simulation (Policy Compass). Zahir Irani is working on green energy (DAREED), food supply chain (SAFE-Q), and sustainable maritime planning (CLOUD-VAS), worth €630k. Vishanth Weerakkody has research funding from the EU and Qatar on EMPATIA (€150k), SI-DRIVE (€400k) and LEARNER ($230k).