Dr Farjam Eshraghian is a Lecturer in Technology Management and Operations at the department of Business Information Management and Operations (BIMO). Since starting his full-time role in the Westminster Business School (WBS), in addition to supervising dissertations by postgraduate students, he has joined the following module teams to play active role along with the other members in delivering them: Analysing and Managing Information (Level 4), Communication for Global Business (Level 4), Web-enabled Business (Level 5), Operations and Digital Business (Level 5), Innovation and Creativity (Level 6), Social Media for Business (Level 6) and Information Management (Level 7).
Farjam holds a PhD in Technology and Information Management from the University of Edinburgh. He also has a background in Technology Management (M.B.A) and Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng.). Before joining the Westminster Business School, during the period of doing his PhD, he organised and lectured Manufacturing Information Systems (MIS) and Supply Chain Management (MIS) modules at the University of Edinburgh School of Engineering as a contracted lecturer. Additionally, he had different roles as a teaching and research assistant in a variety of modules and research projects at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Meantime, he obtained his associate fellowship of Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Farjam’s main research focus is on understanding of the dynamics of forming perceived information quality (PIQ) by organisational users. In this regard, his main work has been exploring (1) how the sense made of technology platforms (especially emerging platforms) used to deliver information, and (2) how the organisational setting of a task for which users require information are involved in the above-mentioned dynamics. His work was presented in multiple prestigious conferences including the International Conference of Information Quality running by MIT Information Quality Centre, the Digital Research Conference by University of Oxford Internet Research Centre, the UK Academy of Information Systems Conference, Innovation in Information Infrastructures Conference at the University of Warwick, and the British Academy of Management Conference.
His professional memberships include the membership of Association of Information Systems (AIS), British Academy of Management (BAM), UK Academy of Information Systems (UKAIS), Iran Knowledge Management Association and Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN). He also served as a reviewer for several journals and conferences including the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) and Academy of Management (AOM).
Prior to joining academia, Farjam had three years of professional experience of working as an information systems developer and consultant in automotive, food manufacturing and healthcare industries. For example, he was part of a developer team in the largest Iranian vegetable oil manufacturing company that developed a bespoke warehouse management module and integrated it into the enterprise system.
Education and Qualifications:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Technology and Information Management, University of Edinburgh
Thesis Title: Information Quality Frames: An Information Product Perspective and A Socio-cognitive Approach to Perceiving Quality of Information in Organisations.
- Associate Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (HEA)
- MBA, Technology Management
- BEng (BSc), Mechanical Engineering (Thermo-fluids)
Farjam is a member of the teaching teams who deliver the following modules in 2017/18 academic year:
+ Analysing and Managing Information (Level 4)
+ Communication for Global Business (Level 4)
+ Web-enabled Business (Level 5)
+ Operations and Digital Business (Level 5)
+ Innovation and Creativity (Level 6)
+ Social Media for Business (Level 6)
+ Information Management (Level 7)
Dr Eshraghian's research interests include:
+ Digital Technologies (Technology Management, Digital Business, Information Systems and Social Studies of Technology)
+ Information Management (Data and Information Quality, Perceived Information Quality, Socio-cognitive Approach to Studying Information Quality)
+ Innovation and Knowledge Management