Bob Wood

Bob Wood

Bob Wood is GEMISIS Professor of Information Technology, and Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Business and Informatics at the University of Salford. His research work focuses on the development and use of new broadband Information and Communications Technologies to support collaborative purposeful human activity both within and between organisations.Professor Wood is particularly interested in how ICTs can encourage and bring about the social processes of public formulations of knowledge and the mechanisms for bringing about such formulations. Learning, for both the individual and the community, thus becomes a social process of knowledge construction. This view allows us to focus both on transforming our ideas on what constitutes knowledge and on how such a process can be supported through the use of collaborative technologies.Bob Wood's favoured research methods are Action Research and Action Learning. Current projects include: investigating different communities of practice within a large globally distributed organisation; a study of how project managers might share understanding and wisdom through the use of story telling; the development of personal research tools for supporting a Knowledge Management initiative within an organisation; and the creation of collaborative value networks amongst SMEs.

Affiliations and Expertise

GEMISIS Professor of Information Technology, and Associate Dean (Research), for the Faculty of Business and Informatics, University of Salford