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Professor Zahir Irani

Interim PVC AI & Q

Faculty/Dept/School Professional Services / Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Emailz.irani@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 234370
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Biography

Professor Zahir Irani joined the University of Bradford as Dean of the Faculty of Management and Law in December 2016, and became Dean of the Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences in August 2018.

Professor Irani has held several senior management positions at Brunel University London, the most recent of which being the Dean of College (Business, Arts and Social Sciences - CBASS) which he set up following an organisational restructuring from eight schools into three colleges.Prior to this role, he was seconded full-time to Whitehall, where he was a Senior Policy Advisor at the Cabinet Office during part of the coalition Government. He is however most proud of being Head of the Brunel Business School, which in 2013 was awarded the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year under his leadership.

He completed a BEng (Hons) at Salford University before then accepting a research position in industry where he finished his Master’s degree by research.He has a PhD in the area of investment evaluation and undertook his leadership development at the Harvard Business School.He has an extensive list of 3 and 4 star publications in the area of information systems, management decision making, eGovernment and more recently food security within a circular economy. He has significant grant income from national and international funding councils such as EPSRC, ESRC, EU (FP7, H20202, Marie Curie), Qatar Foundation (QNRF). Professor Irani has a sector leading H-index.  

He tweets at: @ZahirIrani1

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleE-government implementation: A bird’s eye view of issues relating to costs, opportunities, benefits and risks (2019)
AuthorsWeerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Irani, Zahir; Lee, Habin; Osman, I.H.; Hindi, N.
 
TitleThe influence of individual readiness for change dimensions on quality management implementation in Algerian manufacturing organisations (2019)
AuthorsHaffar, Mohamed; Al-Karaghouli, W.; Irani, Zahir; Djebarni, R.; Gbadamosi, G.
 
TitleThe influence of individual readiness for change dimensions on quality management implementation in Algerian Manufacturing Organisations (2019)
AuthorsHaffar, M. Al-Karaghouli, W; Irani, Z; Djebarni, R & Gbadamosi, G
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
 
TitleFrom design to operations: a process management life-cycle performance measurement system for Public-Private Partnerships (2018)
AuthorsLiu, H.J.; Love, P.E.D.; Smith, J.; Irani, Zahir; Hajli, N.; Sing, M.C.P.
 
TitleFactors influencing e-diplomacy implementation: Exploring causal relationships using interpretive structural modelling (2018)
AuthorsAl-Muftah, H.; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Rana, Nripendra P.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Irani, Zahir
 
TitleA decision support system for vessel speed decision in maritime logistics using weather archive big data (2018)
AuthorsLee, Habin; Aydin, N.; Choi, Y.; Lekhavat, S.; Irani, Zahir
 
TitleDigital divide at individual level: Evidence for Eastern and Western European countries (2018)
AuthorsChipeva P.;Cruz-Jesus F.;Oliveira T.;Irani Z.
JournalGovernment Information Quarterly
DOI10.1016/j.giq.2018.06.003
 
TitleBig data-driven fuzzy cognitive map for prioritising IT service procurement in the public sector (2018)
AuthorsChoi, Y.; Lee, Habin; Irani, Zahir
 
TitleFood security across the enterprise: a puzzle, problem or mess for a circular economy? (2018)
AuthorsIrani Z.;Sharif A.
JournalJournal of Enterprise Information Management
DOI10.1108/JEIM-03-2017-0045
 
TitleA consumer behavioural approach to food waste (2018)
AuthorsAktas E.;Sahin H.;Topaloglu Z.;Oledinma A.;Huda A.;Irani Z.;Sharif A.;van’t Wout T.;Kamrava M.
JournalJournal of Enterprise Information Management
DOI10.1108/JEIM-03-2018-0051
 
TitleManaging food security through food waste and loss: Small data to big data (2018)
AuthorsIrani, Zahir; Sharif, Amir M.; Lee, Habin; Aktas, E.; Topaloğlu, Z.; van't Wout, T.
 
TitleCritical analysis of Big Data challenges and analytical methods (2017)
AuthorsSivarajah, Uthayasankar; Kamal, M.M.; Irani, Zahir; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.
 
TitleBig data in an HR context: Exploring organizational change readiness, employee attitudes and behaviors (2017)
AuthorsShah, N.; Irani, Zahir; Sharif, Amir M.
 
TitleOpen data and its usability: an empirical view from the Citizen’s perspective (2017)
AuthorsWeerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Irani, Zahir; Kapoor, K.; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Dwivedi, Y.K.
 
TitleOff the rails: the cost performance of infrastructure rail projects (2017)
AuthorsLove, P.E.D.; Zhou, J.; Edwards, D.J.; Irani, Zahir; Sing, C-P.
 
TitleRisks and rewards of cloud computing in the UK public sector: A reflection on three Organisational case studies (2017)
AuthorsJones, S.; Irani, Zahir; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Love, P.E.D.
 
TitleThe impact of organisational justice on ethical behaviour (2017)
AuthorsShah, N.; Anwar, S.; Irani, Zahir
 
TitleEnabling sustainable energy futures: factors influencing green supply chain collaboration (2017)
AuthorsIrani, Zahir; Kamal, M.M.; Sharif, Amir M.; Love, P.E.D.
 
TitleSocial media and Web 2.0 for knowledge sharing in product design (2017)
AuthorsIrani, Zahir; Sharif, Amir M.; Papdopoulos, T.; Love, P.E.D.
 
TitleOnline Banking Information Systems Acceptance: An Empirical Examination of System Characteristics and Web Security (2017)
AuthorsHussain Chandio, F.; Irani, Zahir; Zeki, A.M.; Shah, A.; Shah, S.C.
 
TitleFactors influencing user acceptance of public sector big open data (2017)
AuthorsWeerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Kapoor, K.; Balta, M.E.; Irani, Zahir; Dwivedi, Y.K.
 
TitleCost performance of public infrastructure projects: the nemesis and nirvana of change-orders (2017)
AuthorsLove, P.E.D.; Irani, Zahir; Smith, J.; Regan, M.; Liu, J.
 
TitlePolicy making for global food security in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world (2017)
AuthorsSharif A.;Irani Z.
JournalTransforming Government: People, Process and Policy
DOI10.1108/TG-08-2017-0050
 
TitleRisks and rewards of cloud computing in the UK public sector: A reflection on three Organisational case studies (2017)
AuthorsJones S.;Irani Z.;Sivarajah U.;Love P.
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
DOI10.1007/s10796-017-9756-0
 
TitleCritical analysis of Big Data challenges and analytical methods (2017)
AuthorsSivarajah U.;Kamal M.;Irani Z.;Weerakkody V.
JournalJournal of Business Research
DOI10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.08.001
 
TitleThe role of e-participation and open data in evidence-based policy decision making in local government (2016)
AuthorsSivarajah U.;Weerakkody V.;Waller P.;Lee H.;Irani Z.;Choi Y.;Morgan R.;Glikman Y.
JournalJournal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce
DOI10.1080/10919392.2015.1125171
 
TitleAre U.K. Citizens Satisfied With E-Government Services? Identifying and Testing Antecedents of Satisfaction (2016)
AuthorsWeerakkody V.;Irani Z.;Lee H.;Hindi N.;Osman I.
JournalInformation Systems Management
DOI10.1080/10580530.2016.1220216
 
TitlePeople, process and policy perspectives on food security: An exploration using systems archetypes (2016)
AuthorsSharif, Amir M.; Irani, Zahir
 
TitleSustainable food security futures: Perspectives on food waste and information across the food supply chain (2016)
AuthorsIrani, Zahir; Sharif, Amir M.
 
TitleMaking Sense of Rework Causation in Offshore Hydrocarbon projects (2016)
AuthorsLove, P.E.D.; Ackerman, F.; Smith, J.; Irani, Zahir; Edwards, D.J.
 
TitleThe role of e-participation and open data in evidence-based policy decision making in local government (2016)
AuthorsSivarajah, Uthayasankar; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Waller, P.; Lee, Habin; Irani, Zahir; Choi, Y.; Morgan, R.; Glikman, Y.
 
TitleA brand preference and repurchase intention model: the role of consumer experience (2016)
AuthorsEbrahim, R.; Ghoneim, Ahmad; Irani, Zahir; Fan, Y.
 
TitleAre U.K. Citizens Satisfied With E-Government Services? Identifying and Testing Antecedents of Satisfaction (2016)
AuthorsWeerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Irani, Zahir; Lee, Habin; Hindi, N.; Osman, I.H.
 
TitleCost overruns in transportation infrastructure projects: Sowing the seeds for a probabilistic theory of causation (2016)
AuthorsLove, P.E.D.; Ahiaga-Dagbui, D.D.; Irani, Zahir
 
TitleA decision support model for identification and prioritization of key performance indicators in the logistics industry (2016)
AuthorsKucukaltan, B.; Irani, Zahir; Aktas, E.
 
TitleIdentifying the trends and impact of graduate attributes on employability: a literature review (2015)
AuthorsOsmani M.;Weerakkody V.;Hindi N.;Al‐Esmail R.;Eldabi T.;Kapoor K.;Irani Z.
JournalTertiary Education and Management
DOI10.1080/13583883.2015.1114139
 
TitleLocalising Professional Skills Development Strategies in the GCC: Research and Policy Considerations for Qatar (2015)
AuthorsWeerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Al-Esmail, R.; Hindi, N.M.; Osmani, M.; Irani, Zahir; Eldabi, T.
 
TitleOrganizational Energy: A Behavioral Analysis of Human and Organizational Factors in Manufacturing (2015)
AuthorsIrani, Zahir; Sharif, Amir M.; Papadopoulos, T.
 
TitleEvaluating the use and impact of Web 2.0 technologies in local government (2015)
AuthorsSivarajah, Uthayasankar; Irani, Zahir; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.
 
TitleIdentifying the trends and impact of graduate attributes on employability: a literature review (2015)
AuthorsOsmani, M.; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Hindi, N.; Al Esmail, R.; Eldabi, T.; Kapoor, K.; Irani, Zahir
 
TitleA User Satisfaction Study of London's Congestion Charge e-Service: A Citizen Perspective (2015)
AuthorsLee, Habin; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Molnar, A.; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Irani, Zahir
 
TitlePerformance measures and metrics in outsourcing decisions: A review for research and applications (2015)
AuthorsGunasekaran, A.; Irani, Zahir; Choy, K.-L.; Filippi, L.; Papadopoulos, T.
 
TitleManaging e-Government: value positions and relationships (2015)
AuthorsRose, J.; Persson, J.S.; Heeager, L.T.; Irani, Zahir
 
TitleA user satisfaction study of London's Congestion Charge e-service: A citizen perspective (2015)
AuthorsLee H.;Sivarajah U.;Molnar A.;Weerakkody V.;Irani Z.
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Government Research
DOI10.4018/IJEGR.2015040103
 
TitleEvaluating the use and impact of Web 2.0 technologies in local government (2015)
AuthorsSivarajah U.;Irani Z.;Weerakkody V.
JournalGovernment Information Quarterly
DOI10.1016/j.giq.2015.06.004
 
TitleE-government implementation: A bird’s eye view of issues relating to costs, opportunities, benefits and risks (2015)
AuthorsWeerakkody V.;Irani Z.;Lee H.;Osman I.;Hindi N.
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
DOI10.1007/s10796-013-9472-3
 
TitleModelling and analysis of sustainable operations management: certain investigations for research and applications (2014)
AuthorsGunasekaran, A.; Irani, Zahir; Papdopoulos, T.
 
TitleCOBRA framework to evaluate e-government services: A citizen-centric perspective (2014)
AuthorsOsman I.;Anouze A.;Irani Z.;Al-Ayoubi B.;Lee H.;Balc A.;Medeni T.;Weerakkody V.
JournalGovernment Information Quarterly
DOI10.1016/j.giq.2013.10.009
 
TitleFostering smart cities through ICT driven policy-making: Expected outcomes and impacts of DAREED project (2014)
AuthorsSivarajah U.;Lee H.;Irani Z.;Weerakkody V.
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Government Research
DOI10.4018/ijegr.2014070101
 
TitleA Review of the Factors Affecting User Satisfaction in Electronic Government Services (2014)
AuthorsWeerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Irani, Zahir; Lee, Habin; Hindi, N.; Osman, I.
 
TitleVisualising a knowledge mapping of information systems investment evaluation (2014)
AuthorsIrani, Zahir; Sharif, Amir M.; Kamal, M.M.; Love, P.E.D.
 
TitleLessons on measuring e-government satisfaction: An experience from surveying government agencies in the UK (2014)
AuthorsWaller P.;Irani Z.;Lee H.;Weerakkody V.
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Government Research
DOI10.4018/ijegr.2014070103
 
TitleA user satisfaction study of the NHS online prescription prepayment certificate (2014)
AuthorsIrani Z.;Weerakkody V.;Molnar A.;Lee H.;Hindi N.;Osman I.
JournalHealth Policy and Technology
DOI10.1016/j.hlpt.2014.05.003
 
TitleAnalysing supply chain integration through a systematic literature review: a normative perspective (2014)
AuthorsKamal, M.M.; Irani, Zahir
 
TitleCOBRA framework to evaluate e-government services: A citizen-centric perspective (2014)
AuthorsOsman, I.H.; Anouze, A.L.; Irani, Zahir; Al-Ayoubi, B.; Lee, Habin; Balci, A.; Medeni, T.D.; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.
 
TitleIntelligent Systems Research in the Construction Industry (2014)
AuthorsIrani, Zahir; Kamal, M.M.
 
TitleI-MEET Framework for the Evaluation eGovernment Services from Engaging Stakeholders' Perspectives (2014)
AuthorsOsman, I.H.; Anouze, A.L.; Hindi, N.M.; Irani, Zahir; Lee, Habin; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.
 
TitleThe latent causes of rework in floating production storage and offloading projects (2014)
AuthorsLove, P.E.D.; Edwards, D.J.; Irani, Zahir; Forcada, N.
 
TitleToward a Coherent Methodological Framework for Examining Social Innovation in the Public Sector (2014)
AuthorsEl-Haddadeh, R.; Irani, Zahir; Millard, J.; Schröder, A.
 
TitleOverruns in transportation infrastructure projects (2014)
AuthorsLove, P.E.D.; Sing, C-P.; Wang, X.; Irani, Zahir; Thwala, D.W.
 
TitleA user satisfaction study of the NHS Online Prescription Prepayment Certificate (2014)
AuthorsIrani, Zahir; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Molnar, A.; Lee, Habin; Hindi, N.; Osman, I.
 
TitleFostering Smart Cities through ICT Driven Policy-Making: Expected Outcomes and Impacts of DAREED Project (2014)
AuthorsSivarajah, Uthayasankar; Lee, Habin; Irani, Zahir; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.
 
TitleA research proposition for using high definition video in emergency medical services (2013)
AuthorsWeerakkody V.;Molnar A.;Irani Z.;El-Haddadeh R.
JournalHealth Policy and Technology
DOI10.1016/j.hlpt.2013.04.001
 
TitleProposing a reference process model for the citizen-centric evaluation of e-government services (2013)
AuthorsTsohou A.;Lee H.;Irani Z.;Weerakkody V.;Osman I.;Anouze A.;Medeni T.
JournalTransforming Government: People, Process and Policy
DOI10.1108/17506161311325387
 
TitleSupporting public policy making processes with workflow technology: Lessons learned from cases in four european countries (2012)
AuthorsTsohou A.;Lee H.;Al-Yafi K.;Weerakkody V.;El-Haddadeh R.;Irani Z.;Ko A.;Medeni T.;Campos L.
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Government Research
DOI10.4018/jegr.2012070104
 
TitleAn analysis of methodologies utilised in e-government research: A user satisfaction perspective (2012)
AuthorsIrani Z.;Weerakkody V.;Kamal M.;Hindi N.;Osman I.;Anouze A.;El-Haddadeh R.;Lee H.;Osmani M.;Al-Ayoubi B.
JournalJournal of Enterprise Information Management
DOI10.1108/17410391211224417
 
TitleAnalyzing the role of stakeholders in the adoption of technology integration solutions in UK local government: An exploratory study (2011)
AuthorsKamal M.;Weerakkody V.;Irani Z.
JournalGovernment Information Quarterly
DOI10.1016/j.giq.2010.08.003
 
TitleA value and risk analysis of offshore outsourcing business models: An exploratory study (2010)
AuthorsWeerakkody V.;Irani Z.
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
DOI10.1080/00207540903175160
 
TitleUbiquitous participation platform for pOLicy makings (UbiPOL): A research note (2010)
AuthorsIrani Z.;Lee H.;Weerakkody V.;Kamal M.;Topham S.;Simpson G.;Balci A.;Medeni T.;Gábor A.;Kö A.;Küçükpehlivan A.;Dabanli A.;Saǧiroǧllu C.;Saygin Y.;Nergiz E.;Hintoglu A.;Campos L.;Correia P.;Luis J.;Rebahi Y.;Onofrei A.;Iancu M.;Pop E.;Barbos M.
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Government Research
DOI10.4018/jegr.2010102006
 
TitleThe diffusion and use of institutional theory: A cross-disciplinary longitudinal literature survey (2009)
AuthorsWeerakkody V.;Dwivedi Y.;Irani Z.
JournalJournal of Information Technology
DOI10.1057/jit.2009.16
 
TitleBusiness process reengineering: A survey of international experience (2001)
AuthorsAl-Mashari M.;Irani Z.;Zairi M.
JournalBusiness Process Management Journal
DOI10.1108/14637150110406812
 
TitleHolistic business process reengineering: An international empirical survey (2001)
AuthorsAl-Mashari M.;Irani Z.;Zairi M.
JournalProceedings Of The Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences
DOI10.1109/HICSS.2001.927135