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Systemic risk in major public contracts (2018)
Journal Article
(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

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. doi: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

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), doi:10.1103/physreve.96.032313. ISSN 2470-0045

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

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

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

Small fish in a big pond : an architectural approach to users privacy, rights and security in the age of big data
Book
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