Dr Oliver Kayas

Liverpool Business School

I am an experienced Senior Lecturer in the Business School environment with experience at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level. My research interests centre around digital business, management, organisation studies, information systems, digital technologies, surveillance, and privacy. I am particularly interested in critically examining digital technologies to understand the impact they have on societies, organisations, and individuals. My research includes a portfolio of 20 outputs in international journals, book chapters, and conference contributions. I am also an experienced PhD supervisor and examiner, and I am always seeking opportunities to supervise PhD candidates with similar interests.

I was elected to the Board of Directors for the UK Academy for Information Systems in 2015 where I support the development of the information systems field nationally and internationally. In this role, I also created and run the mentorship programme designed to support early career academics. In 2018 I was elected as a Committee Member of the North Western Operational Research Society Group. In this role my aim is to develop synergy between operations and information systems researchers. I am also an active member of the Surveillance Studies Network where I mentor international and national PhD students and early career academics with teaching, research, and career development.

I was the Guest Editor for the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management and I have served as Associate Editor for the International Conference on Information Systems on several occasions. I have reviewed articles for international peer-reviewed journals and international conferences, including the European Journal of Information Systems, the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Technology & People, the European Conference on Information Systems, and the UK Academy for Information Systems.

I have extensive programme development experience both at postgraduate and undergraduate level for programmes and apprenticeship programmes. I was previously the IT Consultancy Pathway Lead for the Digital Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship programme at Manchester Metropolitan University. I have taught across a range of postgraduate and undergraduate modules related to digital business, including Digital Business, Management Practice, Strategic Enterprise Information Systems, Organisational Strategy for Information Systems, Technology Ethics, Business Information Systems, Customer Information Management, Business Intelligence, and Business Strategy. I have been a Fellow of the HEA since 2017 and I am also an experienced external examiner.

Prior to an academic career, I worked as a consultant supporting the development of small organisations in a number of different industries. I am also committed to the third sector, having worked on the development of a range of different projects: digital marketing platforms, websites, information technology systems, and e-library systems. I have also worked for multinational firms in the banking and insurance sectors.

Journal article

Kayas OG, Matikonis K, Cranmer EE, Campos JP. 2023. Socially negotiating privacy boundaries and academic identities Studies in Higher Education, :1-12 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Kayas OG. 2023. Workplace surveillance: A systematic review, integrative framework, and research agenda Journal of Business Research, 168 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Matikonis K, Kayas OG. 2021. Regressive stamp duty land tax relief British Tax Review, 2 :127-130 Publisher Url Public Url

Kayas OG, Assimakopoulos C, Hines T. 2020. Student evaluations of teaching: emerging surveillance and resistance Studies in Higher Education, 47 :1-12 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Kayas O, McLean R, Hines T, Wight G. 2018. Resisting government rendered surveillance in a local authority Public Management Review, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Assimakopoulos C, Antoniadis I, Kayas OG, Dvizac D. 2017. Effective social media marketing strategy: Facebook as an opportunity for universities International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 45 :532-549 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

McLean R, Kayas O, Henderson A. 2005. Use of the Internet by Health Professionals and Consumer Support Groups: a case analysis. Comunications Communications of the IIMA, 5 :107-113 Publisher Url

Kayas OG, McLean R, Hines T, Wright GH. The panoptic gaze: Analysing the interaction between enterprise resource planning technology and organisational culture International Journal of Information Management, 28 :446-452 DOI Publisher Url


Kayas O, Wright GH. 2018. Knowledge Management and Organisational Culture Syed J, Murray PA, Hislop H, Mouzughi Y. Palgrave Handbook of Knowledge Management :131-149 Palgrave

Editorial/letter to the editor

Kayas O, Wright GH. 2017. Guest Editorial International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 45 :466-467 DOI Publisher Url

Book review

Kayas O. 2017. Electronically Monitored Punishment New Technology, Work and Employment, 32 :192-193

Conference publication

Sheombar A, Urquhart C, Kayas OG, Ndhlovu T, Lewis B, Ravesteijn P. Business-like Behaviour and Digital Social Entrepreneurship among ‘Transitioning’ Northern-based Development NGOs 11th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development

Theodoridis C, Kayas O. Connecting place managers to places: The challenge of moving beyond tacit knowledge informed placemaking decisions 6th Corfu Symposium on Managing and Marketing Places

Wilson D, Nawaz R, Kayas O, Dancey D, Welch K. ‘The web is not print’: tracing historical influences on changing web coding practices 3rd Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials conference

Sheombar A, Urquhart C, Kayas O, Ndhlovu T. Social Media and Development: Understanding NGO practices and perceptions Proceedings Annual Workshop of the AIS Special Interest Group for ICT in Global Development

Kayas O, Hines T. Surveillance systems in UK Higher Education: A critical analysis of emerging power relations 8th Biennial Surveillance Studies Network Conference

Wright GH, Van Bon H, Kayas O, Pyatt A. Relationship management: the characteristics of an effective account manager Relationship management: the characteristics of an effective account manager

Theodoridis C, Kayas O. Place Management decision-making under uncertainty: Evidence from the UK and Ireland 4th Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places

Wright GH, Van Bon H, Kayas O, Hines T. Quality and value for sustainable relationships in professional services 4th International Conference on Contemporary Marketing Issues

Kayas O, McLean R, Hines T, Wright GH. The Panoptic Gaze: Analysing the Interaction between Enterprise Resource Planning Technology and Organisational Culture 13th United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS)

McLean R, Kayas O, Henderson A. Use of the Internet by Health Professionals and Health Consumer Support Groups: A Case Study 10th United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS)

Kayas OG, McLean R. The antecedents and outcomes of algorithmic management United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems

Arnold M, Campos JP, Nguyen S, Kayas OG. Uses and gratifications of humanized conversational agents: A qualitative study of Dutch and South Korean consumers Etmaal 25th 24 hours of Communication Science Conference

Makitonis K, Kayas OG. How do Barriers to Environmental Innovation Differ from General Innovation? MIRDEC 19th International Academic Conference on Economics

Bouaynaya W, Mavengere N, Kayas OG. Exploring Trust in Mobile Commerce during a Pandemic Crisis ICEBE2022 18th International Conference on E-Business Engineering

Heald O, Kayas O, Tucker M. Measuring digital maturity for digital transformation projects in construction: Developing the digital transformation maturity assessment model for construction company operations British Academy of Management


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