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Dr Uthayasankar (Sankar) Sivarajah

PositionReader in Technology Management and Circular Economy
Head of Logistics, Supply Chain and Technology Research Centre
DepartmentSchool of Management
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Research Interests (key words only)

Business and Technology Management; Circular Economy; Sustainable Operations Management; Information Systems Evaluation; Digital Governance; Social Innovation.

PhD Supervision

PhD Supervision Interest Areas:

  • Role of Emerging Technologies in Business and Management
  • Circular Economy
  • Information Systems Evaluation
  • Digital Governance
  • Social Innovation

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Circular Economy: Core Principle and Concepts (MBA, DL).

Administrative Responsibilities

Head of Logistics, Supply Chain and Technology Research Centre.


Dr Sankar Sivarajah joined the School of Management at University of Bradford in December 2017 as a Reader in Technology Management and Circular Economy. He is also the current Head of Logistics, Supply Chain and Technology Research Centre.

Prior to this role, he was a Lecturer in Operations and Information Systems Management and a Senior Research Fellow at the Business School in Brunel University London. His current research interests include exploring the emergent role of digital technologies in the circular economy, information systems evaluation, social innovation and e-Government.

He is an investigator of several multi-million-pound R&D projects funded by the European Commission (FP7, H2020, Marie Curie) addressing societal challenges surrounding themes such as Energy Efficient Smart Cities, Green Data Centres, Social Innovation and Participatory Budgeting. He actively publishes in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Business Research, Information Systems Frontiers, Computers in Human Behaviour and Government Information Quarterly and is also invited member of editorial advisory board of journals.

His research has been featured in leading media/trade publications such as Computer Weekly, PublicFinance, UKauthority etc. He has a PhD in the area of technology evaluation from Brunel University London. Prior to his PhD, he was awarded a MSc in Management with distinction from Cass Business School (CASS), City University of London and a first-class honours BSc degree in Business and Management (Computing) from Brunel University. He was also awarded by CASS an honorary membership to the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) society, an international honour society recognizing business excellence.

He is a member of British Academy of Management (BAM) and Association for Information Systems (AIS). He is also a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Study History

  • BSc (Hons) in Business and Management (Brunel University London)
  • MSc in Management (CASS Business School, City University London)
  • PhD in Management (Brunel University London)

Research Areas

  • Technology Management and Evaluation
  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Operations Management
  • e-Government
  • Social Innovation

Current Projects

EU 2016 - 2018: ‘Enabling Multichannel Participation through ICT Adaptations (EMPATIA)’ European Commission Horizon 2020 – P674710. Co-Investigator: Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Grant Total £106,383.

EU 2016 - 2020: ‘Sustainable energy demand side management for GREEN Data Centers (GREENDC)’ European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) – P734273. Co-Investigator: Uthayasankar Sivarajah Grant Total £219,000.

EU 2014 - 2018: ‘Social Innovation Drive (SI-DRIVE)’ European Commission FP7 – P612870. Co-Investigator: Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Grant Total £355,525.

EU 2014 - 2017: ‘Decision Support Advisor for innovative business models and user engagement for smart Energy Efficient Districts (DAREED)’ European Commission FP7 – P609082. Co-Investigator: Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Grant Total £283,000.


Foroudi, P., Gupta, S., Sivarajah, U., & Broderick, A. (2018). Investigating the effects of smart technology on customer dynamics and customer experience. Computers in Human Behavior, 80, 271-282.

Jones, S., Irani, Z., Sivarajah, U. and Love, ED. P. (2017), Risks and Rewards of Cloud Computing in the UK Public Sector: a Reflection on Three Organisational Case Studies, Information Systems Frontier. doi: 10.1007/s10796-017-9756-0.

Omar, A., Weerakkody, V. and Sivarajah, U. (2017) Digitally enabled service transformation in UK public sector: A case analysis of universal credit. International Journal of Information Management. doi: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.04.001.

Kapoor, K., Omar, A., and Sivarajah, U. (2017). Enabling Multichannel Participation Through ICT Adaptation. International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR), 13(2).

Sivarajah, U., Kamal, MM., Irani, Z. and Weerakkody, V. (2016) 'Critical analysis of Big Data Challenges and analytical methods'. Journal of Business Research. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.08.001.

Weerakkody, V., Irani, Z., Kapoor, K., Sivarajah, U. and Dwivedi, Y. (2016), Open Data and its Usability: An Empirical view from the citizen's perspective. Information Systems Frontier, In Press, DOI 10.1007/s10796-016-9679-1.

Sivarajah, U., Weerakkody, VJP., Waller, P., Lee, H., et al. (2016) 'The Role of e-Participation and Open Data in Evidence-Based Policy Decision Making in Local Government'. Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 26 (1-2). pp. 64 - 79. doi: 10.1080/10919392.2015.1125171.

Almuftah, H., and Sivarajah, U. (2016) A Theoretical Perspective of an e-Diplomacy Maturity Framework, International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR), 12 (4) pp. 35-45 doi: 10.4018/IJEGR.2016100103.

Sivarajah, U. Irani, Z. and Weerakkody, V. (2015). Evaluating the Use and Impact of Web 2.0 Technologies in Local Government, Government information Quarterly, 32(4), pp.473-487 doi: 10.1016/j.giq.2015.06.004.

Lee, H., Sivarajah, U., Molnar, A., and Weerakkody, V., and Irani, Z., (2015). A User Satisfaction Study of London’s congestion Charge e-Service: A Citizen Perspective. International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR), 11(1).

Sivarajah, U., Lee, H., Irani, Z., and Weerakkody, V. (2014). Fostering Smart Cities through ICT Driven Policy-Making: Expected Outcomes and Impacts of DAREED Project. International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR), 10(3), 1-18.

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