Professor Michael Williams
Personal Professor
School of Management
Telephone: (01792) 295181
Room: Deputy Dean - 332
Third Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

Michael D. Williams is a Professor (Personal Chair) in the School of Management. With an academic and professional background in computer science, his current research interests focus primarily upon two of the three pillars of data science: domains and analytics, taking the form of the application of a range of analytical tools and techniques to the analysis of data in order to develop greater understanding of the behaviour of consumers, employees, citizens, markets, and organizations.

Prior to entering academia, he worked in both public and private sectors in domains including finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, and government with firms including British Telecom, Standard Chartered, and Canon.

His work has been published in numerous leading academic journals including the Journal of Information Technology, the Journal of the Operational Research Society, and the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, among others.

 He has been awarded funding from bodies including the European Union, the UK NHS, the Nuffield Foundation, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the Welsh Government, acts as reviewer for funding applications for research councils and international bodies, and participates in promotion/tenure committees both in the UK and abroad.

He holds editorial board membership of a number of journals, has chaired tracks and mini tracks at leading international events (including AMCIS, ECIS and ICIS), and was the inaugural chair of the established iSHIMR conference on health informatics.

He has acted as regional government advisor in the UK and the European Union, and as external examiner for numerous PhD theses, both in the UK and overseas. He currently supervises a substantial vibrant group of doctoral candidates, and following recent successes, would be happy to consider applications from potential PhD candidates seeking supervision. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Technology Acceptance
  • The impact of technology impact on behaviour and society
  • digital innovations and social media use by organizations
  • digital innovations and social media use by individuals (citizens/consumers)
  • PLS
  • ISM
  • theory exploration and development

Publications

  1. Social Commerce and the Mobile Platform: Payment and Security Perceptions of Potential Users. Computers in Human Behavior
  2. & Exploring consumers perceived risk and trust for mobile shopping: A theoretical framework and empirical study. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 42, 133-146.
  3. & Citizens’ adoption of an electronic government system: towards a unified view. Information Systems Frontiers 19(3), 549-568.
  4. & Empirical Examination of the Role of Three Sets of Innovation Attributes for Determining Adoption of IRCTC Mobile Ticketing Service. Information Systems Management 32(2), 153-173.
  5. & Exploring consumer adoption of proximity mobile payments. Journal of Strategic Marketing 23(3), 209-223.

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Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Davies
  • The impact of dual organisational identity on commitment and job satisfaction in a partner-led environment. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Davies
  • Scalable Commercialisation and Research and Development Strategies for mobile video based telehealth solutions (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Paul Lewis
  • Open Innovation Networks and Knowledge Transfer (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Davies
  • He is still working on it. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Mina Tajvidi
    Other supervisor: Dr Nick Hajli
  • See progress statement. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Hatice Kizgin
  • Factors Affecting Consumer Purchase Intention Toward Foreign Products in an Emergent Market (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Nigel Morgan
    Other supervisor: Dr Cathy Mcgouran
  • Corporate Marketing Insights into the Business of Higher Education (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Yogesh Dwivedi
  • 'Mobile shopping: An analysis of factors affecting consumers'''''''' adoption intention' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Yogesh Dwivedi
  • 'Perceived helpfulness of electronic word of mouth (eWOM): deducing emotions, fairness and rationality.' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Emma Slade
    Other supervisor: Prof Yogesh Dwivedi