Dr Farjam Eshraghian

Dr Farjam Eshraghian

Dr Farjam Eshraghian is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Business in the school of Applied Management, Westminster Business School (WBS). Since starting his full-time role in WBS, in addition to supervising PhD and postgraduate students, he has been leading the following modules: Digital Business Fundamentals (Level 5), Web-enabled Business (Level 5), and Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence (Level 7). He has also joined the following module teams to play active role along with the other members in module delivery: Innovation and Creativity (Level 6), Information Management (Level 7) and Contemporary Issues in Digital Business (Level 7).

Farjam holds a PhD in Technology and Information Management from the University of Edinburgh. He also has a background in Technology Management (M.B.A) and Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng.). Before joining the Westminster Business School, during the period of doing his PhD, he organised and lectured Manufacturing Information Systems (MIS) and Supply Chain Management (MIS) modules at the University of Edinburgh School of Engineering as a contracted lecturer. Additionally, he had different roles as a teaching and research assistant in a variety of modules and research projects at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He has also obtained his PGCert in Higher Education (PGCHE) from Queen Mary, University of London and is recognised as a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Farjam’s main research focus is on understanding of the dynamics of forming information quality frames by organisational users. These socio-cognitive frames are being formed by these users to perceive the quality of information in the organisational context. In this regard, his main work has been exploring (1) how the sense made of technology platforms (especially emerging platforms) which are used to deliver information, and (2) how the organisational setting of a task for which users require information, are involved in the above-mentioned dynamics. His work was presented in multiple prestigious conferences including the International Conference of Information Quality running by MIT Information Quality Centre, the annual meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) conference, the Digital Research Conference by University of Oxford Internet Research Centre, the UK Academy of Information Systems Conference, Innovation in Information Infrastructures Conferences at the University of Warwick and the University of Surrey, and the British Academy of Management Conference.

His professional memberships include the membership of the Academy of Management (AOM), the British Academy of Management (BAM), UK Academy of Information Systems (UKAIS) and Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN). He also served as a reviewer for several journals and conferences including the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Studies in Higher Education and Academy of Management (AOM).

Prior to joining academia, Farjam had three years of professional experience of working as an information systems developer and consultant in automotive, food manufacturing and healthcare industries. For example, he was part of a developer team in the largest Iranian vegetable oil manufacturing company that developed a bespoke warehouse management module and integrated it into the enterprise system.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Technology and Information Management, University of Edinburgh
  • Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • PGCert in Higher Education (PGCHE), Queen Mary University of London
  • MBA, Technology Management
  • BEng (BSc), Mechanical Engineering (Thermo-fluids)

Dr Eshraghian's research interests include:

+ Data Analytics (Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, AI implications for organisations)

+ Digital Technologies (Technology Management, Digital Business, Information Systems and Social Studies of Technology)

+ Information Management (Data and Information Quality, Perceived Information Quality, Socio-cognitive Approach to Studying Information Quality)

  • Centre for Digital Business Research

In brief

Research areas

Digital Business, Data Analytics, Digital Platforms, Information Quality, Information Management, Technology Management, Information Systems