Michael Barrett — OCIS 2016 Keynote Speaker


Researching Innovation in a Digital Age:
Transforming how we do our research


Michael Barrett

Judge Business School

University of Cambridge



IT and innovation has been an enduring and important theme in research over the last couple of decades. This presentation will reflect on practice based and discourse perspectives to understand innovation in a digital age.   These investigations raise important insights for scholars in contemplating how they go about developing practice-based studies in their research.   The talk will also challenge us as innovative researchers to transform how we go about doing our research. This is critical in a changing research landscape which includes new pressures of accountability through research rankings as well as pluralist conceptualizations of scholarly impact. We discuss the need to develop further a collaborative logic in the research process and conclude by drawing on an expertise lens to encourage researchers to rethink the scope and type of their contributions.


Link to keynote (synthesis), click here

Link to interview (w/ Divinus, PhD candidate and OCIS student reps), click here