The Digital Organisation and Society (DOS) Research Centre is an interdisciplinary group of researchers whose work focuses on developing a critical and insightful understanding of the implications of digital technologies for work, organisations and society and interactions between them.
Our principles are:
- Inclusivity; bringing together researchers at different stages in their careers and from different departments and disciplines, diverse ethnicity, gender, race and age
- Impact; focusing on impactful work in terms of organisations, industries and societies to solve real-world problems
- To facilitate academic research on the role and impact of digital technologies on innovation and entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing, accounting and other business operations
- To encourage a critical perspective on digital technologies and their impact on organisations and wider society
- To enable knowledge exchange and foster collaborations within SBM and beyond, including our national and international partners
- To develop and support a community of researchers within SBM and play a key role within the RHUL ‘Digital’ Catalyst
- To promote academic/industry engagement to solve real-world problems
Researchers in the DOS area have a wide range of interests in relation to Digital Organisation and Society, however, these are organised into four broad clusters.
- digital public services (e.g. e-government, e-health, e-learning)
- business and social values of digital platforms
- open innovation and development (e.g. open data, open science, open education etc.)
- big data and business intelligence
- digital innovation for a sustainable economy
In addition, the Centre provides a forum to enhance exploration and integration of existing and emerging digital research methods, including: Big Data analysis, on-line (and off-line) data tracking; data analytics and data visualisation; virtual ethnography; on-line participatory research, including crowdsourcing approaches and ethical issues in digital research.