Business & Employment

Theme Lead: Professor Ken McPhail

Scope of Theme

The theme explores the use of digital technologies to catalyse collaboration and business
innovation. It addresses the potential for economic growth, the disruption of existing business
models, and the impact of digital platforms and automation on patterns of employment, the
experience of individuals in the workplace, and the future of work itself. The theme includes:

  • Next generation services
  • Financial & legal technology
  • Technology support for business decisions
  • Analysis of investment risk
  • Regional growth & ecosystems
  • Changing skills & employment landscapeĀ 
  • Quality of working lifeĀ