Steve Page

MBA Dissertations Co-ordinator

Strategic Management, Information and knowledge management, Senior lecturer and Published academic:: with an international research track record, conference organising & chairing experience, extensive national & international post-graduate lecturing/supervising experience, several years course leadership expertise, & comprehensive external examining experience.

Overview

Steve's international teaching experience has taken him to Europe, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam & Singapore. He has successfully supervised over 100 MBA dissertations & a PhD.

He has acted as a consultant for a number of organisations helping them to better understand the strategic importance & value of their corporate knowledge & organisational intelligence.

Other Expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Creative Thinking for Managers
  • E-Business
  • Post-Graduate Study Skills
  • Post-Graduate Research Methods
  • Soft Systems Methodologies
  • Strategic Information & Knowledge Management
  • Strategic Planning for Information Systems

Roles and Responsibilities

  • MBA Dissertations Co-ordinator

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy (2004 - to date)
  • Institute for Learning & Teaching (2001 - 2004)
  • Northern United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems Committee (1996 - to date)
  • Northern Information Systems Group (1996 - to date)
  • United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems (1996 - to date)

Languages

  • Business German

External Examining Experience

  • University of Greenwich (2009 - to date)
  • Business - Undergraduate
  • Canterbury Christ Church University (2006 - to date)
  • Computing - HNC
  • Canterbury Christ Church University (2004 - to date)
  • Computing - Foundation Degree
  • Southampton Solent University (2004 - to date)
  • Business - Undergraduate
  • University of Lincoln (2001 - 2006)
  • Core Business - Undergraduate (off campus)
  • E Commerce - Undergraduate
  • E Commerce - Undergraduate (off campus)
  • Information Systems - Undergraduate
  • Information Systems - Undergraduate (off campus)
  • MBA Dissertations (off-campus)
  • MSc Dissertations (off-campus)
  • Northumbria University (1998 - 2002)
  • Information Management - Postgraduate
  • Information Management - Undergraduate
  • MSc Dissertations

Validation Panel (External) Membership

  • Southampton Solent University
  • MA Business Studies (May 2006)
  • MA Management (May 2006)
  • MA Management & Finance (May 2006)
  • MA Management & International Business (May 2006)
  • Masters in Professional Studies (Business) (May 2006)
  • Swansea Institute of Higher Education
  • MBA (July 2005)
  • MBA (International Tourism) (July 2005)
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Computing Foundation Degree (June 2004)
  • Northumbria University
  • Postgraduate Business Information Technology (May 1998)

 

Professional Activities:

Associate Editor - Journal of the World Universities Forum (2009 - to date)

Referee - European Journal of Information Systems (1996 - to date)

Referee - Journal of the World Universities Forum (2008 - to date)

Conference Chair - Ethics, ICT & Social Exclusion, Bolton, 8-9 February, 2001

Conference Organising Committee Member - 8th European Conference on Research Methods in Business & Management, University of Malta, Valletta, 22-23 June, 2009.

Conference Organising Committee Member - 7th European Conference on Research Methods in Business & Management, Regent's College, London, UK, 19-20 June, 2008.

Conference Organising Committee Member - 6th European Conference on Research Methods in Business & Management, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 9-10 July, 2007

Conference Organising Committee Member - 5th European Conference on Research Methods in Business & Management, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 17-18 July, 2006

Conference Organising Committee Member - United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems 4th Annual Conference, York, April, 1999

Teaching

Postgraduate:

  • MBA - Creative Thinking for Managers
  • MBA - Dissertation Supervision
  • MBA - E Organisations
  • MBA - Research Methods
  • MBA - Strategic Information & Knowledge
  • MSc Management - Exploiting Strategy & Information for Competitive Advantage
  • MBA: Dissertations Co-ordinator
  • MPhil/PhD Research Supervisor (currently no registered students)

Undergraduate:

  • Research Methods
  • Management Information Systems

Research

  • Business Strategy & Information Systems Strategy Alignment
  • Impact of Information Technology on the Workforce
  • Information & Performance Management
  • Information Systems & Organisational Change
  • Organisational Culture & Information Systems
  • Soft Systems Development Methodologies
  • Strategic Information & Knowledge Management

Future Research

Pedagogical issues around the expectations versus reality for international students experience of UK higher education

Informal Interests

In his spare time Steve loves listening to music on his beloved & esoteric Linn Sondek LP12 turntable, reading science fiction novels & watching F1, IRL & NASCAR motor racing.

Published work

Peer-Reviewed

Page, S., Rajkhowa, G. & Webb, P. (2009), Bridging the Gap: Expectations Versus Reality for International MBA Students Studying in the UK, Journal of the World Universities Forum, (Forthcoming)

Rajkhowa, G. & Page, S. (2008), Facilitating Pedagogy and Assessment at Masters Level: Learning Through Employing "Debates", Journal of the World Universities Forum, Vol. 1, No. 5, pp. 1-6.

Page, S. & Howard, C. (2005), Performance of Surgical Services within a Diagnostic and Treatment Centre: An Analysis of Trust ‘X', Health Informatics Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 135-145.

Page, S. (2002), Information Technology Impact: A Survey of Leading UK Companies, International Journal of Management Literature, Vol. 2, Nos. 3 & 4, pp. 187-210.

Peer-Reviewed - Electronic

Page, S. & Robinson, G. (2004), A Study of Employee & Customer Perceptions and Use of Technological Services at the Wrexham Branch of Bank X, in Reflection on the Past, Making Sense of Today, and Predicting the Future of Information Systems, Grant, K., Edgar, D. A. & Jordan, M. (Eds), ISBN: 1 903661 56 0 (CDROM).

Page, S. & Seddon, B. (2003), The Human and Social Factors Associated with the Development of a Computerised Information System: A Case Study from the Building Industry, in Co ordination and Co-opetition: the IS Role, Levy, M., Martin, A. & Schweighart, C. (Eds), University of Warwick, CDROM.

Conference Papers (Double-Blind Refereed) - Last 3 Years Only

Page, S., Rajkhowa, G. & Webb, P. (2009), Bridging the Gap: Expectations Versus Reality for International MBA Students Studying in the UK, Proceedings of the Second World Universities Forum Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, January 16th - 18th.

Rajkhowa, G., Page, S. & Webb, P. (2009), Ethics on First Exposure: Facilitating Learning at Masters Level, Learning through Employing Scenarios, Proceedings of the Second World Universities Forum Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, January 16th - 18th.

Page, S., Rajkhowa, G. & Webb, P. (2008), Performance Management and Customer Satisfaction: Knowledge Management Issues from Three Shared Service Centres in the UK and Europe, Proceedings of Eighth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, Cambridge University, Cambridge, August 5th - 8th.

Page, S., Rajkhowa, G. & Webb, P. (2008), Issues of Cultural Diversity on a Newly Established International MBA Programme: A Case Study from the United Kingdom, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities & Nations, HEC Montreal, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada, June 17th - 20th.

Rajkhowa, G. & Page, S. (2008), Facilitating Pedagogy and Assessment at Masters Level: Learning Through Employing "Debates", Proceedings of the Inaugural World Universities Forum Conference on the Role and Future of the University in a Changing World, Congress Center Davos, Davos, Switzerland, January 31st - February 2nd.

O'Brien, A., Webb, P., Page, S. & Proctor, T. (2007), A Grounded Theory Study into the Factors Influencing the Choice-Making Process of Indian Students when Selecting an International University for Graduate Studies, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities & Nations, OZW-School of Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 3rd - 6th.

Page, S., Proctor, T. & Webb, P. (2007), The "New Managerialism": Experiences of Introducing Formal Management Education into the Public Sector Through the Mechanism of the MBA Dissertation, Proceedings of the3rd International Integrating for Excellence Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, June 27th - 28th.

Wood, S., Page, S. & Webb, P. (2007), Measurement of Customer Satisfaction & Performance Measurement Within a Local Government Framework, Proceedings of The Academy of Marketing Conference 2007 ‘Marketing Theory into Practice', Kingston Business School at Royal Holloway Conference Centre, Egham, Surrey, July 3rd - 6th.