Professor G. 'Hari' Harindranath

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G. Hari Harindranath is a Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Digital Innovation & Management, School of Business & Management at Royal Holloway, University of London. Hari has a background in political economy and holds a doctorate in Information Systems from the London School of Economics. His research centres on the social and organisational implications of digital technologies, including ICT for development.


Hari is Co-Investigator on the 5-year (2019-2024, £20 million), UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub, led by Coventry University. He is the Royal Holloway lead for the work package (£670,000) on  ‘Digital technologies, inequality and migration'. Working with Co-I, Prof Tim Unwin (Geography and the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D Chairholder), this work package seeks to understand the extent and ways through which the application of ICTs has alleviated or exacerbated existing inequalities in the context of South-South migration, as well as successes and challenges facing the use of ICT for migrant-related development outcomes. It also considers how the potential benefits of ICT can be leveraged to ensure that the developmental benefits of migration are harnessed and increased, particularly through reducing inequalities in ICT access and use. See more details HERE, and visit the project website at MIDEQ.ORG.


Hari is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Information Technology and the ORBIT Journal for Responsible Research & Innovation; Associate Editor of the Journal of Global Information Management; Senior Editor of The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, and a co-founder of the Association for Information Systems-affiliate conference, International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM).


Hari has published in leading journals such as British Journal of Management, European Journal of Information Systems, Human Relations, Decision Support Systems, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Journal of Information Management, The Information Society among others; edited special issues for journals such as Journal of Information Technology and presented at numerous international conferences.


Hari welcomes PhD applicants interested in the following areas: ICT4D; the interface between digital technologies and migration; and the organisational/social implications of digital technologies.


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2020, CONFERENCE THEME TRACK CO-CHAIR, 'Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in a Digitizing World', European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Marrakech, Morrocco, June  

2020, PROGRAMME COMMITTEE MEMBER, 11th International Development Informatics Association Conference (IDIA 2020), Macau, China, March.

2020, TRACK CO-CHAIR, 'Digital Information Systems for Development and Inclusion', International Conference on Information Resource Management (Conf-IRM), Miami, USA, May.

2019, CONFERENCE THEME TRACK CO-CHAIR, 'Information Systems for a Sharing Society', European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), June, Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden,

2018, PROGRAMME CO-CHAIR, International Conference on Information Resource Management (Conf-IRM), Ningbo, China (University of Nottingham at Ningbo), 4-6 June,

2018, ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IT Implementation, Adoption and Use, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisco, USA, Dec.

2018, Member-Programme Committee, IFIP WG9.4 European Chapter Conference, Tirana, Albania, June.

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