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Stephen Little

Research Interests Principal Affiliations Other Professional Affiliations A full Curriculum Vitae is available here

Research Interests

Design and Determination
is my contribution to the Ashgate book series Voices in Development Management.
It brings together these interests from a design perspective.

Intellectual Capital Flows, Identity and Regional development This follws from an ESRC Science in Society funded project: "Diffusion of knowledge through the migration of skilled labour" and research into the role of technology transfer from large scale scientific collaborations in maintaining governmental and public support. The role of place branding, identity and heritage is being explored in the context of regional development through the attraction of inward migration and investment.
Knowledge creation and management in virtual organizations and global production networks This work originated with research into manufacturing technology transfer, initially into Australia from Asia and Europe, and with practical prototyping of networked resources with "virtual journeys". It now includes a collaboration on the impact of the BRICs economies on the global aerospace sector.
Global information systems, E-governance and social inclusion The characteristics of the Internet have changed the nature of distributed resources and practices. All levels of government and private enterprise face the challenge of the electronic mobilisation of their stakeholders.
Information and knowledge management for global design and development This work forms the basis of my contribution to the Centre for IKD and originated with my involvement with IFIP Working Group 8.2 and 9.4.
Problem-based learning and e-learning I maintain an interest in the development of electronic support and problem based learning since my involvement with the network supported by Problarc at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

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Principal Affiliations

The Asia Pacific Technology Network (APTN) is based in London and provides access to international and UK companies and to government departments concerned with the economies of East Asia. Stephen Little is chairman of this company limited by guarantee.

Akihabara, Tokyo, 1998
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Asia Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies (APROS) has members from across the Pacific Rim and beyond. APROS-15 took place in Tokyo in February 2013.

Bund, Shanghai
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Chatham House (RIIA), The Royal Institute of International Affairs is one of the world's leading institutes for the analysis of international issues. APTN has conducted joint meetings with Chatham House.

Demonstration, London 2002.
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The Odyssey Group is an open network of organisation researchers who meet in physical and cyber-space to discuss and enact the implications of the current generation of Information and Communication Technologies.

The proceedings of the 2007 meeting on the theme of Accessibility, Tourism and Development hosted at the Open University were published by Rikkyo University Tokyo.

U.S.-Canada Border, Niagara
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Design Research Society (DRS) I have been a member of DRS since 1972 serving during that time as a member of the Council, Treasurer and Newletter Editor. The Society hold regular meetings and cooperates with a variety of partners in international conferences.

Rail crossing, Cambs, U.K.
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The International Federation For Information Processing Working Group 8.2 was established by IFIP in 1977 as a working group concerned with "the interaction of information systems and the organisation."

WG 8.2 conducts working conferences, in 2004 the meeting held in Manchester UK was a retrospective on research conducted since the 1984 Manchester conference.

IFIP WG 8.2: Manchester, UK, 2004
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Other Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy HEA
Fellow of the Regional Studies Association RSA
Life Member of International Sociological Association ISA
Member of British Sociological Association BSA
Member of International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.6 WG 8.6
Member of the UK Academy of Information Systems UKAIS
Affiliate of British Computer Society BCS
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