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    Futurelearn: Innovation & Enterprise

    I encouraged our second year Innovation & Entrepreneurship students to sign up for the FutureLearn MOOC on Innovation and Enterprise which has been produced by Loughborough University, the English Midland’s premier university. I promised I would…

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    Heartbleed

    The OpenSSL project describes itself as “a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured, and Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as…

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    Richard Ling – The structuring of mobile communication into social interaction

    Below I have embedded the video of a recent talk by Rich Ling of IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Professor Ling examines the development of social cohesion and the structured use of mobile communication in everyday…

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    Management of e-Reputation in Online Work Exchanges

    Recently Dr James Stewart gave a presentation entitled From Crowd to Cloud: the shaping and management of e-reputation in online freelance and crowdsourced work exchanges to Edinburgh University’s Social Informatics Forum. His talk drew on a…

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    E-punditry & Mr Worrier

    Earlier this month I dropped in on a seminar at Edinburgh Napier University’s department of Informatics presented by Lallands Peat Worrier, a leading blogger on Scots law and politics. The seminar was part of Napier’s Informing…

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    Innovation and Enterprise MOOC

    Our second year Innovation and Entrepreneurship course uses the Wiley book “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” by John Bessant and Joe Tidd as the recommended text. There are many good entrepreneurship texts out there, and some adequate innovation…

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    Tesco Bank Digital Challenge – 17-21 February 2014

    Tesco Bank Digital invites undergraduate students from Informatics, Product Design (ECA) and the Business School at the University of Edinburgh to apply to join one of eight cross disciplinary teams working together during Innovative Learning Week. …

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    MBA Operations Management Course Survey

    The course monitoring feedback for this course was very disappointing, with the responses  falling below programme quality guideline on every question. The key points to be taken from the course survey requiring action are: Dissatisfaction with…

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    Facebook’s so uncool, but it’s morphing into a different beast

    By Daniel Miller, University College London What does 2014 hold for your online life? If you’re young, it probably won’t involve Facebook that much. This year marked the start of what looks likely to be a…

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    Facebook “Dead and Buried” For Young?

    According to an article in the Guardian “Facebook is ‘dead and buried’ to older teenagers, an extensive European study has found, as the key age group moves on to Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat”. The article…

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    Using the FT Education API

    It is always helpful for business studies students to read recent articles from the business press. However, few students have the  time to rummage through the online editions of newspapers searching for relevant articles, while professors…

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    Cultural Probes

    Last month there was a social informatics seminar by Siobhan Magee on the “Internet of Second-hand Things: Object biographies, consumption pathways and re-valuing goods“, a project based in the University of Edinburgh’s College of Art funded…

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    Mariana Mazzucato TED Talk: Government — investor, risk-taker, innovator

    Recent TED talk by Sussex University economist Mariana Mazzucato arguing that the state has pivotal role in facilitating innovation; in most European countries this is taken completely for granted, but in the US it is maybe…

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    Edinburgh University Trial of a Pearson Online Textbook

    The University of Edinburgh have been collaborating with Pearson to trial the online delivery of teaching materials to our first year undergraduate Business Studies course. The first-year course covers the whole range of academic business disciplines,…

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    Business Studies 1: Some Statistics…

    I was visited during the summer by a researcher interviewing academics across the university to investigate their experience of the University’s Widening Participation programme. The Widening Participation programme aims to: “raise aspirations and educational attainment among…

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    Hemmi & Graham: Hacker science versus closed science: building environmental monitoring infrastructure

    The online preprint of a forthcoming article to appear in Information, Communicationa & Society co-written with Dr Akiko Hemmi investigating the formation of networks to monitor radiation following the Fukushima accident has recently become available. Abstract The…

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    Trevor Pinch: Unmasking Amazon.com’s Top Product Reviewers

    When Trevor Pinch, professor of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell, was a guest in Edinburgh he mentioned his survey with Filip Kesler of Amazon reviewers. The study focuses on how the ranking system influences the…

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    Online Campaigning:  the Public Sphere and Eschatalogical Abuse

    I was asked last Summer to give a short presentation on my research into the use of social media in the Scottish referendum to the University’s Social Informatics group. The presentation last summer was postponed due…

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    ISSTI Retreat Videos

    Last summer’s ISSTI retreat was held in the chimpanzee house at Edinburgh Zoo. It gave a range of faculty, research students and invited guests the chance to present their latest ideas to a sympathetic audience. For…

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    The Point of Operations Management

    When thinking about their option courses, business school students will ask me: “How useful will a course in operations management be?” After I have explained its intrinsic intellectual interest, they clarify their question: “No, what I…

Dr Ian Graham

Ian Graham

Ian Graham is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at the University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, Scotland. This blog supports his teaching in operations management, innovation and quality management and provides background on his research…

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Teaching

Operations management in Business Studies 1; Innovation & Entrepreneurship 2nd Year Course; Quality Management honours course; Operations Strategy honours course; Operations Management MBA core course.  

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Research

Standardisation of information technology; management operational risk; serious games for operations management teaching Past Research Projects MyFire  EU FP7 project developing the use of experimental Future Internet facilities in Europe Network Enterprise: ESRC project investigating B2B…

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Futurelearn: Innovation & Enterprise

I encouraged our second year Innovation & Entrepreneurship students to sign up for the FutureLearn MOOC on Innovation and Enterprise which has been produced by Loughborough University, the English Midland’s premier university. I promised I would…

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Heartbleed

The OpenSSL project describes itself as “a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured, and Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as…

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Richard Ling – The structuring of mobile communication into social interaction

Below I have embedded the video of a recent talk by Rich Ling of IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Professor Ling examines the development of social cohesion and the structured use of mobile communication in everyday…