Prizes, papers, and a new publication on success factors in information systems development projects

John Mowbray's winning poster

John Mowbray’s winning poster

We currently have eight research students undertaking doctoral studies in the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) working on a variety of projects. While the goal of our students is to complete their theses within the degree registration period, it’s also important that they share news of their work as it progresses. A number of our current students have recently been busy taking advantage of opportunities to disseminate their research. New work on success factors in information systems projects co-authored by a PhD graduate has also been accepted for publication.

Dr Robert Irvine and I have recently heard that our critical evaluation of the literature on success factors in information systems projects, which extends some of the work that Robert completed for his PhD in 2013, has been accepted for publication by Information Research. The full text entitled ‘Factors, frameworks and theory: a review of the information systems literature on success factors in project management’ is available.

If reading about our students’ successes has encouraged you to consider undertaking doctoral studies with us, you may be interested to know that we’re currently recruiting another student to join us in October 2015. Applications for the studentship are due on Monday 20th April. The successful applicant for the studentship will work on a fully-funded project entitled Enhancing the capacity for workplace learning and innovation in Scotland. The advert for this place can be found on the Edinburgh Napier University vacancies web page and at

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