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Research Topic

Overcoming Complexity and Uncertainty through Organisational Resilience

Research Summary

This research focuses on the schema of Resilience and how it can support persistence allowing it to be applied successfully at the organisational or institutional level. The work is interdisciplinary spanning the Accounting and Management Science fields with ancillary work in Institutional Theory. My research in Management Science focuses on Soft OR, an area of operational research which seeks to structure complex problems paying specific attention to human factors, social capital and the complexity that exists in contemporary organisational communications and control processes. The result has been a novel methodology for structuring problems from a resilience aspect. My work in Accounting focuses on Management controls and how contemporary management theory can support the implementation of resilience through control mechanisms.

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Jason is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh Business School engaged in cross-disciplinary​ research. He is situated within both the Accounting and Finance research group and the Management Science and Business Economics research group. A recipient of both the Centre for Accounting and Society (CAS) Scholarship and the Edinburgh Strategic Resilience Initiative (ESRI) Scholarship. Jason completed his Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) at the University of Edinburgh Business School in 2015 and was recipient of the Business School Award for Academic Excellence MBA 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and has over 20 years’ project experience in the Construction and Oil & Gas sectors informing his research.