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Systemic risk in major public contracts (2018)
Journal Article
Bloomfield, K., Williams, T., Bovis, C., & Merali, Y. (2019). Systemic risk in major public contracts. International Journal of Forecasting, 35(2), 667-676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2018.10.005

This paper presents a novel approach to the characterisation of “systemic risk” in the context of public sector procurement and contracting. We argue that contemporary risk management practices in project and programme management exhibit a number of... Read More about Systemic risk in major public contracts.

Strategies and effective decision-making against terrorism affecting supply chain risk management and security: A novel combination of triangulated methods (2018)
Journal Article
Khan, M. N., Akhtar, P., & Merali, Y. (2018). Strategies and effective decision-making against terrorism affecting supply chain risk management and security: A novel combination of triangulated methods. Industrial management + data systems, 118(7), 1528-1546. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-09-2017-0449

Purpose –The aim of this study is to investigate the knowledge gaps in the published research on terrorism-related risk in supply chains, and to develop a framework of strategies and effective decision-making to enable practitioners to address terro... Read More about Strategies and effective decision-making against terrorism affecting supply chain risk management and security: A novel combination of triangulated methods.

Fitness voter model: damped oscillations and anomalous consensus (2017)
Journal Article
Woolcock, A., Connaughton, C., Merali, Y., & Vazquez, F. (2017). Fitness voter model: damped oscillations and anomalous consensus. Physical Review E, 96(3), https://doi.org/10.1103/physreve.96.032313

We study the dynamics of opinion formation in a heterogeneous voter model on a complete graph, in which each agent is endowed with an integer fitness parameter k ≥ 0, in addition to its + or − opinion state. The evolution of the distribution of k–val... Read More about Fitness voter model: damped oscillations and anomalous consensus.

Complexity and information systems: The emergent domain (2016)
Book Chapter
Merali, Y. (2016). Complexity and information systems: The emergent domain. In L. Willcocks, C. Sauer, & M. Lacity (Eds.), Enacting Research Methods in Information Systems, 251-281. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29272-4_8

This paper is concerned with the emergence of the information systems (IS) domain as a central feature of the management research landscape in the networked world. It shows that the emergence of the network economy and network society (Castells, 1996... Read More about Complexity and information systems: The emergent domain.

Organization as Information – a Space Odyssey (2014)
Journal Article
Child, J., Ihrig, M., & Merali, Y. (2014). Organization as Information – a Space Odyssey. Organization Studies, 35(6), 801-824. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840613515472

This Vita Contemplativa has been written in recognition of Max Boisot, who died in 2011. It reflects on his work and its contributions to organization studies and beyond. Boisot created a knowledge-based lens for studying complex organizational pheno... Read More about Organization as Information – a Space Odyssey.

The Broader Context for ICT4D Projects: A Morphogenetic Analysis (2013)
Journal Article
Merali, Y., & Muranga Njihia, J. (2013). The Broader Context for ICT4D Projects: A Morphogenetic Analysis. MIS Quarterly, 37(3), 881-905

This paper demonstrates the value of Archer’s morphogenetic approach (MA) in understanding and explaining the complexity of the broader context within which many developing country information and communication technology (ICT) projects are implement... Read More about The Broader Context for ICT4D Projects: A Morphogenetic Analysis.

FOOD SECURITY RISK LEVEL ASSESSMENT: A FUZZY LOGIC-BASED APPROACH (2013)
Journal Article
Abdul Kadir, M. K., Hines, E. L., Qaddoum, K., Collier, R., Dowler, E., Grant, W., …Napier, R. (2013). FOOD SECURITY RISK LEVEL ASSESSMENT: A FUZZY LOGIC-BASED APPROACH. Applied Artificial Intelligence, 27(1), 50-61. https://doi.org/10.1080/08839514.2013.747372

A fuzzy logic (FL)-based food security risk level assessment system is designed and is presented in this article. Three inputs—yield, production, and economic growth—are used to predict the level of risk associated with food supply. A number of prev... Read More about FOOD SECURITY RISK LEVEL ASSESSMENT: A FUZZY LOGIC-BASED APPROACH.

Information systems strategy: Past, present, future? (2012)
Journal Article
Merali, Y., Papadopoulos, T., & Nadkarni, T. (2012). Information systems strategy: Past, present, future?. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 21, 125-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsis.2012.04.002

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the current discourse in the Strategic Information Systems (SIS) domain about the future and identity of SIS. We draw on Nelson’s theorisation of the co-evolution of Physical and Social Technologies to re... Read More about Information systems strategy: Past, present, future?.

The role of actor associations in understanding the implementation of Lean thinking in healthcare (2011)
Journal Article
Papadopoulos, T., Radnor, Z., & Merali, Y. (2011). The role of actor associations in understanding the implementation of Lean thinking in healthcare. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 31(2), 167-191. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443571111104755

Purpose – The importance of networks in effecting the outcomes of change processes is well-established in the literature. Whilst extant literature focuses predominantly on the structural properties of networks, our purpose is to explore the dynamics... Read More about The role of actor associations in understanding the implementation of Lean thinking in healthcare.

Complexity and Information Systems: The Emergent Domain (2006)
Journal Article
Merali, Y. (2006). Complexity and Information Systems: The Emergent Domain. Journal of Information Technology, 21(4), 216-228. https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jit.2000081

This paper is concerned with the emergence of the information systems (IS) domain as a central feature of the management research landscape in the networked world. It shows that emergence of the network economy and network society necessitates a pa... Read More about Complexity and Information Systems: The Emergent Domain.

The role of boundaries in knowledge processes (2002)
Journal Article
Merali, Y. (2002). The role of boundaries in knowledge processes. European Journal of Information Systems, 11(1), 47-60. https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave/ejis/3000413

Advances in communications and information technology deliver an increasingly dynamic and interconnected competitive context. To survive and prosper in this environment, organisations must be innovative and adaptive. Intellectual and relational capit... Read More about The role of boundaries in knowledge processes.

Individual and collective congruence in the knowledge management process (2000)
Journal Article
Merali, Y. (2000). Individual and collective congruence in the knowledge management process. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 9(2-3), 213-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0963-8687%2800%2900044-5

This paper is concerned with the cognitive infrastructure underpinning the socially situated process of knowledge management in dynamic contexts. It describes the cognitive congruence framework (Fourth International Conference on Competence Based Man... Read More about Individual and collective congruence in the knowledge management process.

The strategic positioning of information systems in post-acquisition management (1993)
Journal Article
Merali, Y., & McKiernan, P. (1993). The strategic positioning of information systems in post-acquisition management. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 2(2), 105-124

Although corporate growth through acquisition continues to be a popular strategy for the1990s the failure rate of acquired companies remains high at 50 per cent. This paper focuses on post-acquisition integration of information systems (IS) and infor... Read More about The strategic positioning of information systems in post-acquisition management.

Small fish in a big pond : an architectural approach to users privacy, rights and security in the age of big data
Book Chapter
Merali, Y., Angelopoulos, S., McAuley, D., Mortier, R., & Price, D. Small fish in a big pond : an architectural approach to users privacy, rights and security in the age of big data

Paper presented at 37th International conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016), 11-14 December 2016, Dublin, Ireland. ABSTRACT We focus on the challenges and issues associated with Big Data, and propose a novel architecture that uses the princip... Read More about Small fish in a big pond : an architectural approach to users privacy, rights and security in the age of big data.


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