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"Business Analytics; Defining the field. Insights from editors of a Special Issue" -- talk by Professor Richard Vidgen (UNSW and Birbeck College) & Professor Martin Kunc (Southampton) Event

15:00 - 17:00
20 February 2020
Building 2, Room 3043, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Martin Kunc at .

Event details

The special issue on business analytics has been a great endeavour with more than 100 papers received. The call for papers highlighted that business analytics has a clear role to generate competitive advantage in organizations and our focus has been to demonstrate this role through the papers finally selected for the special issue. In this presentation, we will provide our perspective on the current situation of the field through a computational literature review and comparison with the papers in the special issue through a short review of some of the papers accepted. We conclude that business analytics is maturing as a field with significant synergies and opportunities for the operational research community.

Speaker information

Professor Richard Vidgen, UNSW and Birbeck College, Professor of Business Analytics at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School, Australia and Emeritus Professor of Systems Thinking at the University of Hull, UK. Following fifteen years working in the IT industry he held academic positions at the University of Bath, UNSW, and the University of Hull. His current research focuses on the management and organisational aspects of business analytics and data science.

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