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- Dr Edgar A. Whitley
- MAR 4.32
- Department of Management
- London School of Economics
- Houghton Street
- London WC2A 2AE
- United Kingdom
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- Edgar is an Associate Professor (Reader) of Information Systems.
- Edgar has a BSc (Econ) and PhD in Information Systems, both from LSE. He is the co-editor of Information Technology and People, Senior Editor for the Journal of Information Technology and the AIS Transactions of Replication Research. He has served as research co-chair for the European Conference on Information Systems in 1993, 2009 and 2021, track co-chair for the International Conference on Information Systems in 2003 and 2011. He was previously an associate editor for the European Journal of Information Systems and MIS Quarterly.
- At LSE Edgar has been Deputy Head of Department for Teaching and Learning, acting chair of the LSE Research Ethics Committee, Deputy Chair for the Classification Scheme Review Group that successfully introduced resits to LSE and a member of the LSE Impact Case Studies Review Panel. He has also been an academic member of the Professionalising the Service Project Board, Assessment Service Change Project and Architecture Board.
- Edgar is an advisory board member for the Ada Lovelace Institute’s Ryder review of Biometric Regulation and an expert advisor for a series of Ada Lovelace Institute reports on technological responses to COVID-19. Edgar is co-chair of the Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group (PCAG) to the Government Digital Service and GOV.UK and a member of the Cabinet Office Digital Economy Act 2017 Debt and Fraud Information Sharing Review Board and the Cabinet Office Digital Economy Act 2017 Public Service Delivery Review Board, as well as a member of the DCMS National Data Strategy Forum. He is an academic member of the DCMS College of Experts. Edgar is also a member of the Scottish Government Digital Identity Scotland Expert Group and the Open Banking Expert Group.
- Edgar was the research coordinator of the influential LSE Identity Project on the UK’s proposals to introduce biometric identity cards; proposals that were scrapped following the 2010 General Election. His book with Gus Hosein Global Challenges for Identity Policies was published by Palgrave in 2010 and has provided the academic grounding for subsequent research on digital identity systems around the world. Edgar has also advised governments in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, India, Jamaica, Japan and Mexico about the political, technological and social challenges of effective identity policies. He has contributed to reports for the World Bank, Omidyar Network and Centre for Global Development.
- Edgar has successfully supervised eleven PhD students, including four with colleagues in other departments at LSE and is currently supervising two more. He has examined over 30 PhDs at LSE, University of Auckland, Brunel University, University of Edinburgh, IESE, Kings College London, University of Manchester, Nottingham Trent University, Oxford University, University of Pretoria, University of Southampton, University of Sydney, Trinity College Dublin and UCL.
- In 2021 Edgar was award both an ATLAS Award and an Impact Award by the Association for Information Systems and has previously been awarded the AIS Community Service Award and the AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award.
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- Google Scholar Page Google H-index = 35 (10 May 2022) (34 was 34 17 June 2021) (was 31 24 July 2019) (was 29 16 May 2018) (was 28 2 October 2017) (was 27 1 February 2017, was 26 on 3 January 2017, was 25 on 17 June 2016, was 23 on 2 October 2015)
- Scopus H-index = 23 10 May 2022 (was 22 17 June 2021) (was 19 3 June 2019) (18 2 August 2018) (17 2 October 2017, 15 22 March 2017, 14 - 1 February 2017)
- ISI H-index = 23 25 November 2021(was 18 17 June 2021) (was 16 22 July 2019 (was 15 2 August 2018) (14 12 December 2017, 13 16 May 2017)
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|2019||Tatiana Martinez||Transparency in Brazil: Why Has It Failed to Curb Corruption?||Examiners: Richard Heeks and Michael Barzelay|
|2016||Roser Pujadas||Designing technology to innovate teaching practices: A critical assessment of a learning design support environment||Examiners: Kathy McGrath and Andreas Schroeder|
|2015||Peter Erdelyi||Constructing Entrepreneurial Markets for Innovations: The Emergence of e-Commerce Entrepreneurship in the South of England||Examiners: David Rae and Daniel Neyland|
|2012||Chenwei Zhu||Authoring Collaborative Projects: A Study of Intellectual Property and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Licensing Schemes |
from a Relational Contract Perspective (joint supervision with Anne Barron, Law)
|2011||Aaron K Martin||Envisioning technology through discourse: a case study of biometrics in the National Identity Scheme in the UK||Examiners: Martin Bauer and Neil Pollock|
|2007||Prodromos Tsiavos||Cultivating Creative Commons: From Creative Regulation to Regulatory Commons (joint supervision with Anne Barron, Law)||Examiners: Andrew Murray and Eric Monteiro|
|2004||Mary L. Darking||Integrating Online Learning Technologies into Higher Education: a case study of two UK universities||Examiners: Robin Mansell and Lucas Introna|
|2002||Steven R. Haynes||Explanation in Information Systems: A Design Rationale Approach (joint supervision with Andy Wells, Social Psychology)||Examiners: Ray J. Paul and Allan MacLean|
|1998||Athanasia Pouloudi||Stakeholder analysis for interorganizational information systems||Examiners: George Rzevski and Julika Siemer|
|1992||Marios Angelides||Hypertext-based, Intelligent Tutoring Systems (HITS) (joint supervision with Georgios I. Doukidis and Ray J. Paul)||Examiners: Malcolm King and Tony Cornford|
|2019||Joanne Orsatti||University of Sydney|
|2019||Udayangi Muthupoltotage||University of Auckland|
|2018||Ayesha Khanna||London School of Economics and Political Science|
|2017||Kyung Park||London School of Economics and Political Science|
|2016||Samuel Imhanwa||University of Manchester|
|2016||Ella Hafermalz||University of Sydney|
|2015||Faisal Alanezi||Brunel University|
|2015||Reuben Binns||University of Southampton|
|2015||Christopher Porter||University College London|
|2014||José-Carlos Mariátegui||London School of Economics and Political Science|
|2013||Miguel Malheiros||University College London|
|2013||Maria Maloney||Trinity College Dublin|
|2012||Vasiliki Baka||London School of Economics and Political Science|
|2012||Adrian Rahaman||University College London|
|2005||Michele Ambaye||Brunel University|
|2003||Masao Kakihara||London School of Economics and Political Science|
|2002||Patricia Alexander||University of Pretoria|
|2002||Darren Dalcher||Kings College London|
|2002||Manal Naji||Brunel University|
|2002||Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou||Brunel University|
|2001||Brian Webb||University College London|
|2000||Lynne Baldwin||Brunel University|
|2000||Tillal Eldabi||Brunel University|
|2000||Sandra Sieber||IESE, Barcelona, Spain|