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Dr Walter Skok

Visiting Fellow

About

I am a Visiting Fellow since January 2012. Previously, I was Principal Lecturer in Business Computing.

I have always actively developed strong links with business eg by introducing consulting projects for external clients into the curriculum, undertaking two-year Knowledge Transfer Projects (KTPs) and long-term research projects with outside organisations.

I am an advocate of a multi-disciplinary approach, believing that (a) the introduction of IT should be treated as any other organisational change process, and (b) it is vital to balance the business, technology and people issues. 

My current teaching includes: Information Systems Management, Knowledge Management and Global Strategy on Masters courses; Client Report writing on the MBA's Management Research Project and dissertation supervision.

Prior to entering higher education, I was employed in the Operational Research Department of the British Steel Corporation and in Management Consultancy at Atkins Planning, where I was involved in project management and systems development on major projects, including a two-year assignment in Venezuela.

Areas of specialism

  • Information systems management
  • Knowledge management
  • International taxi cab management and operations
  • Client report writing

Qualifications

  • 1986 PhD Computing, London School of Economics, University of London
  • 1970 MSc Computer Science, University of London

Professional membership

Fellow of the British Computer Society

Member of the UK Academy of Information Systems

Chartered IT Professional.

Research

My research includes: information systems evaluation, managing organisational knowledge, the role of individuals in applying IT to business and world-wide taxi cab management.

Publications

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Number of items: 27.

Article

Heaton, Karen Macdonald, Skok, Walter and Kovela, Serhiy (2016) Learning lessons from software implementation projects : an exploratory study. Knowledge and Process Management, 23(4), pp. 293-306. ISSN (print) 1092-4604

Kovela, Serhiy and Skok, Walter (2015) Mergers and acquisitions in banking: a framework for effective IT integration. International Journal of Business and Management, 10(3), pp. 279-294. ISSN (print) 1833-3850

Al-Esia, Zena and Skok, Walter (2014) Arab knowledge sharing in a multicultural workforce: a dual case study in the UAE. Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review, 4(4), pp. 1-10. ISSN (online) 2223-5833

Skok, Walter, Clarke, Kevin and Krishnappa, Sandeep (2013) Managing organisational knowledge: a case study of a global energy consulting group. Knowledge and Process Management, 20(3), pp. 123-130. ISSN (print) 1092-4604

Kovela, Serhiy and Skok, Walter (2012) Mergers and acquisitions in banking: understanding the IT integration perspective. International Journal of Business and Management, 7(18), pp. 69-81. ISSN (print) 1833-3850

Skok, Walter and Tahir, Saad (2010) Developing a knowledge management strategy for the Arab world. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 41(7), pp. 1-11. ISSN (online) 1681-4835

Skok, Walter and Martinez, Juan Antonio (2010) An international taxi cab evaluation: comparing Madrid with London, New York, and Paris. Knowledge and Process Management, 17(3), pp. 145-153. ISSN (print) 1092-4604

Skok, Walter and Goldstein, Brian (2007) Managing organizational knowledge: developing a strategy for a professional services company. Strategic Change, 16(7), pp. 327-339. ISSN (print) 1086-1718

Skok, Walter (2007) Review. 2nd International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL 2007), 28-29 June 2007, Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York City, USA. International Journal of Information Management, 27(6), pp. 439-440. ISSN (print) 0268-4012

Skok, Walter and Kobayashi, Satoko (2007) Strategic management of the Tokyo taxi cab industry: an exploratory study. Knowledge and Process Management, 14(1), pp. 37-45. ISSN (print) 1092-4604

Skok, Walter and Tan, Bian (2007) What business people need to know about IT: an accounting perspective. Strategic Change, 16(1-2), pp. 57-68. ISSN (print) 1086-1718

Skok, Walter and Kobayashi, Satoko (2007) An international taxicab evaluation: comparing Tokyo with London, New York and Paris. Knowledge and Process Management, 14(2), pp. 117-130. ISSN (print) 1092-4604

Skok, Walter and Kalmanovitch, Caroline (2005) Evaluating the role and effectiveness of an intranet in facilitating knowledge management: a case study at Surrey County Council. Information & Management, 42(5), pp. 731-744. ISSN (print) 0378-7206

Skok, Walter and Vikiniyadhanee, Junthima (2005) International management of taxi cab operations: a case study in Bangkok. Knowledge and Process Management, 12(2), pp. 140-149. ISSN (print) 1092-4604

Skok, Walter and Baird, Stephen (2005) Strategic use of emerging technology: the London taxi cab industry. Strategic Change, 14(6), pp. 295-306. ISSN (print) 1086-1718

Skok, W. (2004) Knowledge management: Taxis Parisiens case study. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 2(3), pp. 147-154. ISSN (print) 1477-8238

Skok, Walter and Ryder, George (2004) An evaluation of conventional wisdom of the factors underlying the digital divide: a case study of the Isle of Man. Strategic Change, 13(8), pp. 423-428. ISSN (print) 1086-1718

Skok, Walter (2003) Knowledge management: New York City taxi cab case study. Knowledge and Process Management, 10(2), pp. 127-135. ISSN (print) 1092-4604

Skok, Walter and Tissut, Michel (2003) Managing change: the London taxi cabs case study. Strategic Change, 12(2), pp. 95-108. ISSN (print) 1086-1718

Skok, Walter (2003) A hitch-hiker’s guide to learning in higher education. BEST PRACTICE: the newsletter of LTSN Business, Management and Accountancy, 4(1), pp. 10-12. ISSN (print) 1470-8035

Skok, Walter and Legge, Michael (2002) Evaluating enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems using an interpretive approach. Knowledge and Process Management, 9(2), pp. 72-82. ISSN (print) 1092-4604

Skok, Walter and Döringer, Hartmut (2002) Potential impact of cultural differences on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 7(5), pp. 1-8. ISSN (online) 1681-4835

Skok, Walter, Kophamel, Andrew and Richardson, Ian (2001) Diagnosing information systems success: importance-performance maps in the health club industry. Information & Management, 38(7), pp. 409-419. ISSN (print) 0378-7206

Skok, Walter (2000) Managing knowledge in the London taxi cab service. Knowledge and Process Management, 7(4), pp. 224-232. ISSN (print) 1092-4604

Skok, Walter and Hackney, Ray (1999) Management of information technology within the business: lessons for organizational, educational and international issues. Failure & Lessons Learned in Information Technology Management: an international journal, 3(1-4), pp. 59-65. ISSN (print) 1088-128X

Skok, Walter and Wardley, Rachel E. (1997) Development of consultancy skills for future IT professionals via group working. AI and Society, 11(3-4), pp. 231-246. ISSN (print) 0951-5666

Skok, Walter and Dhanjal, Dan (1996) Executive support systems evaluation. Journal of Applied Management Studies, 5(2), pp. 159-177. ISSN (print) 1360-0796

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