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Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Programme Director for MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Hajar Mozaffar, is a Lecturer in Innovation in the Business School with almost a decade of professional experience, prior to her academic career, in management and consultancy in large IT implementation projects. She holds a PhD in Innovation and Information Systems from the University of Edinburgh Business School (2013); She also holds a BSc and an MSc in Software Engineering (2005).  She has an interdisciplinary research interest on Information Systems and its intersection with Innovation Studies, Science and Technology Studies, and Organisation Studies. Her current research interests are around the role of intermediaries in (open/user) innovation, and the complexities of moving from invention to innovation, and adoption in complex organisational technologies.

Hajar has been involved as researcher, Co-I and PI in many interdisciplinary research projects on procurement, implementation, use and optimisation of technologies in large organisations. She is currently part of the evaluation team of NHS England's flagship Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) Programme, where she is studying the supply markets of Hospital Information Systems and she is particularly looking into the evolution of learning networks and relationships between different actors within field. She is also a Co-I on an interdisciplinary study of development and evaluation of a complex ePrescribing-based Antimicrobial Stewardship (ePAMS+) intervention for hospitals funded by the NIHR.  

Hajar would welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students who are interested in studies of innovation and technologies. If you have ideas in an area related to her research, listed below, then discuss it with her through an e-mail. 

Research Interests

  • Open innovation/  collaborative innovation / user innovation
  • User communities
  • Digital Innovation
  • Adoption & use of information technologies in organisations
  • Innovation
  • Technology & innovation management
  • Sociology of information systems
  • Organisation studies
  • Health Information Technologies/ Health Informatics
  • Technology & organisational change
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Co-production and co-creation

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