Professor Debra Howcroft

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Position: Professor / Head of Financial Digital Innovation group
Academic unit: People, Management and Organisations
 

Biography

Debra is a member of the editorial boards of Information Systems Journal, Information Technology and People, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems and the Qualitative Review of Accounting and Management.

Research Interests

Debra is a member of the ESRC-funded Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) and her research interests are broadly concerned with the drivers and consequences of socio-economic restructuring in a global context.

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2015

  • Carter, B., Danford, A., Howcroft, D., Richardson, H., Smith, A., & Taylor, P. (2015). Uncomfortable Truths – Teamworking under Lean in the UK. Unknown Journal. . Publication link: 5570b4a6-2828-445c-a0b8-28fbbf4aec7f

2014

  • Carter, B., Danford, A., Howcroft, D., Richardson, H., Smith, A., & Taylor, P. (2014). ‘They Can’t be a Buffer any Longer’: Class Relations and Supervisors under White-collar Lean Production. Capital and Class, 38(2), 323-343. . Publication link: cb36b54b-00d8-4172-a712-cb19fc30e8c9
  • Bergvall-Kåreborn, B., Howcroft, D., & Ståhlbröst, A. (2014). Disregarding history: Contemporary IS contexts and participatory design. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 34(1), 1319-1332. [68]. . Publication link: cf9ad34e-af54-46c0-8ca1-60872647aa25
  • Bergvall-Kåreborn, B., & Howcroft, D. (2014). Persistent problems and practices in information systems development: A study of mobile applications development and distribution. Information Systems Journal, 24(5), 425-444. DOI: 10.1111/isj.12036. Publication link: b5b12e6c-9add-4dd0-b808-291fba307e93
  • Bergvall-Kåreborn, B., & Howcroft, D. (2014). Amazon Mechanical Turk and the Commodification of Labour. New Technology, Work & Employment, 29(3), 213-223. . Publication link: 5550bc25-24ff-43ab-bfbc-c27d061491c1

2013

  • Carter, B., Danford, A., Howcroft, D., Richardson, H., Smith, A., & Taylor, P. (2013). Taxing Times:: Lean Working and the Creation of (In)efficiencies in HMRC. Public Administration, 91(1), 83-97. . Publication link: 7664ef34-0311-46ad-829f-9b0503cdecd7
  • Carter, B., Danford, A., Howcroft, D., Richardson, H., Smith, A., & Taylor, P. (2013). Taxing Times: Lean Working and the Creation of (In)efficiencies in HMRC. Public Administration, 91(1), 83-97. . Publication link: 14f31f99-8084-490c-a015-8d92a95fac3b
  • Carter, B., Danford, A., Howcroft, D., Richardson, H., Smith, A., & Taylor, P. (2013). 'Stressed out of my box': Employee experience of lean working and occupational ill-health in clerical work in the UK public sector. Work, Employment and Society, 27(5), 747-767. DOI: 10.1177/0950017012469064. Publication link: 3b300ed9-7926-4c14-b5b8-8ced4c9332e8

2012

2011

2010

  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Trauth, E. (2010). Gender and IT Research: reflections on critical empirical work. Unknown Journal. . Publication link: b161bfcc-bf89-40c1-b62a-693c5a13d780
  • Howcroft, D., & Light, B. (2010). The social shaping of packaged software selection. Journal of the Association of Information Systems, 11(3), 122-148. . Publication link: 0321d045-c0cc-47f2-a8af-51731887af0f
  • Bergvall-Kåreborn, B., Howcroft, D., & Chincholle, D. (2010). Outsourcing creative work: A study of mobile application development. In ICIS 2010 Proceedings - Thirty First International Conference on Information Systems|Proc. Inter. Conf. Inf. Sys... Publication link: 1371116d-49a6-4ee8-9340-f26a3dd57657
  • Carter, B., Danford, A., Howcroft, D., Richardson, H., Smith, A., & Taylor, P. (2010). The changing class relations of supervisors under Lean Production: the case of HMRC. In host publication.. Publication link: 3304c81d-4758-46f4-8d00-59eacffc54b5
  • Howcroft, D., Carter, B., Danford, A., Richardson, H., Smith, A., & Taylor, P. (2010). ‘All They Lack is a Chain’. Lean Production and the New Performance Management in the British Civil Service. In host publication.. Publication link: 8ac37c85-1edc-440b-9e55-837ae2e682e2
  • Carter, B., Danford, A., Howcroft, D., Richardson, H., Smith, A., & Taylor, P. (2010). Occupational ill-health and absence management under the lean regime in the UK Civil Service. In host publication.. Publication link: 7cc12837-923e-4ed5-8827-0be4df76ca8e

2009

  • Howcroft, D., Alvesson, M. (Ed.), Wilmott, H. (Ed.), & Bridgman, T. (Ed.) (2009). Information Systems. In The Handbook of Critical Management Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. . Publication link: 5243c6d2-afbb-4d4f-ad78-331116ec48cb
  • Howcroft, D. (2009). The Indian ITES-BPO Industry:Mobility and Immobility in Contemporary Capitalism. Third European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ECIME), Gothenberg, Sweden, .. Publication link: 42766368-f901-4a7f-a574-04343d472ac0
  • Howcroft, D., Richardson, H., & Taylor, P. (2009). The good, the bad and the ugly? A historical overview of BPO to India, In host publication.. Publication link: 5a39bcc8-724d-4e1a-8fd7-392318930dfe
  • Howcroft, D., & Richardson, H. (2009). 'Home is where the KPI's are': the Domestication of Business Process Outsourcing. In host publication.. Publication link: 8df537f0-a984-4457-b310-f8a0d6348e33

2008

  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Land, F. (2008). Foundations, Philosophy and Research Methods: Major Currents in Information Systems. London: Sage.. Publication link: 6f59a0e4-cc94-4e5c-8914-3682a5410d6d
  • Howcroft, D. (2008). Gender, service work and globalisation: making the connections. Gender and Technology conference, University of Austin, Texas, USA, .. Publication link: 92db0957-d0fb-4b13-846b-1409a07c4127
  • Howcroft, D., & Richardson, H. (2008). Gender invisibility and ICT-enabled service work in the global economy. In host publication.. Publication link: 2a05988e-6658-42f1-be54-677a08c3f2cc

2007

  • Langer, S., Howcroft, D., & Westrup, C. (2007). Getting the right mix in Shared Service Centres: combining people, skills and locations in the transformation of back-office functions. In host publication.. Publication link: 07d9ae53-6977-423f-86ab-d34b9870df18
  • Howcroft, D., Knox, H., Langer, S., Richardson, H., & Westrup, C. (2007). Global Shared Service Centres: Exploring Assumptions and Contradictions. In host publication.. Publication link: 5cf25737-0394-40c8-8bd7-7412d4a8b32b

2006

  • Trauth, E., Howcroft, D., Butler, T., Fitzgerald, B., & DeGross, J. (2006). Social Inclusion: Societal and Organizational Implications for Information Systems: IFIP TC8 WG 8.2 International Working Conference, July 12-15, 2006, ... in Information and Communication Technology). (1 ed.) Springer Verlag.. Publication link: 93a9c281-524a-4e37-a8ad-b3644b109cbd

2005

  • Howcroft, D., & Trauth, E. M. (2005). Handbook of critical information systems research: Theory and application. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.. Publication link: 17e39c19-22e4-437e-893a-3905a515498d
  • Howcroft, D., & Cataldi, G. (2005). The study of territory and the role of history in applied research in urban morphology. In Urban Morphology|Urban Morphol.. (Vol. 9, pp. 122-126). Publication link: 7fa11a96-10ab-42e5-b05b-0e3b099012f4
  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., Mitev, N., Wilson, M., Mingers, J. (Ed.), & Willcocks, L. (Ed.) (2005). What We May Learn From the Social Shaping of Technology Approach. In Social Theory and Philosophy of IS. John Wiley & Sons . . Publication link: d60bcce1-1e52-4dbe-b8d9-915d81ef305d

2004

  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., Adam, A., & Richardson, H. (2004). A Decade of Neglect: Reflecting on the Gender and IS Field. Unknown Journal, 19. . Publication link: 524460bd-9ec5-4de6-a713-ad9ef1a58dd3

2003

  • Howcroft, D., & Wilson, M. (2003). Participation: 'Bounded freedom' or hidden constraints on user involvement. New Technology, Work and Employment, 18(1), 2-19. . Publication link: 81058728-35d1-4df1-b645-efb2590b104d

2002

  • Howcroft, D., Mitev, N., & Wilson, M. (2002). Applying Social Shaping of Technology to Information Systems Research. In EASST Conference.. Publication link: 9ba5e14f-2fd0-41e2-9c20-aa5a47673014
  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Light, B. (2002). A Study of User Involvement in Packaged Software Selection. In host publication.. Publication link: 0583d035-6ccf-42f6-9b32-1a0d9a1ff222

2001

  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., Light, B., & Bell, F. (2001). From Vendor to Portal: a case study of internet-enabled re-configuration. In host publication.. Publication link: 42ec69a6-71d8-4f1d-97bb-79c803d3b50f
  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., Adam, A., & Richardson, H. (2001). Absent Friends? The Gender Dimension in IS Research. In host publication. Massachusetts: Kluwer Publishing. . Publication link: 334bad5b-500a-4ed4-becf-8cb32bf0d428

2000

  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Wilson, M. (2000). The Role of Gender in User Resistance and IS Failure. In host publication. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. . Publication link: 545ac651-e1fd-407b-9840-5db5c5268fa7
  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Wilson, M. (2000). The Politics of IS Evaluation: a social shaping perspective. In host publication.. Publication link: acb14dbc-384a-494a-9fba-42f1f54518e8
  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Mitev, N. (2000). An Empirical Study of Internet Usage and Difficulties Amongst Medical Practice Management in the UK. Unknown Journal, 10. . Publication link: fd699f41-5b9a-4bd9-84b4-29d843b62b27

1999

  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Wilson, F. (1999). World-Wide Culture? An empirical study of the adoption and diffusion of the Internet in Japan. In host publication.. Publication link: 4408875f-ff5c-45b1-b4c8-01d6297e9884
  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Hughes, J. (1999). Grounded Theory: I mentioned it once but I think I got away with it. In host publication.. Publication link: 03f9c41b-caec-4f66-9451-5caf336c44c1
  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Mitev, N. (1999). Doctors on the Net: are GP's ready for the information superhighway. In host publication.. Publication link: d15b2f98-b59a-4ef3-b03b-6bf51a46f2b4
  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Wilson, M. (1999). Paradoxes of Participatory Design: the end-user perspective. In host publication.. Publication link: daa0693a-b69b-4044-b62b-49166fd403ac

1998

  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Fitzgerald, B. (1998). Towards Dissolution of the IS Research Debate: from polarisation to polarity. Unknown Journal, 13. . Publication link: 911966ec-9caa-4549-a54a-4a3e0ce6cecd
  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Fitzgerald, B. (1998). Competing Dichotomies in the IS Research Debate and Possible Strategies for Resolution. In host publication.. Publication link: 1118739a-71ca-415d-bdc6-606a96d84ddc
  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Wilson, F. (1998). Deny All Knowledge? Examining the epistemological assumptions of anti-foundationalist information systems design methodologies, methodologies for developing and managing emerging technology-based information systems. In host publication.. Publication link: 0eface47-a80d-46ee-bcb5-3b226ae7e7bb
  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Fitzgerald, B. (1998). From Utopia to Dystopia: the twin faces of the internet. In host publication. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. . Publication link: d5c91004-92fa-429a-9efb-9df7fd7e13ae

1997

  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Ferneley, E. (1997). A Critical Framework for Information Systems Methodologies. In host publication. New York: Plenum Press. . Publication link: 72f8f7b3-bf00-4a80-bdeb-3b4367c3c3e9

1996

  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., & Wilson, M. (1996). New Directions for Systems Analysts: lessons drawn from the application of multiview, lessons learned from the use of methodologies. In host publication.. Publication link: a292ca25-b1e5-4753-b3e7-a6772f6af6b2

1994

  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., Ferneley, E., & Davies, C. (1994). Design Metrics as an Aid to Cost Estimation. In host publication.. Publication link: 67b1e97c-1a82-4385-8fe9-633d1c4c4eee
  • Howcroft, D., D., . U., Ferneley, E., & Davies, C. (1994). Complexity Measures for System Development Models. In host publication.. Publication link: 4bee8fab-d0c0-4660-bb12-276fcea1cb29