Prof Brian Nicholson


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Dr Brian Nicholson is Professor of Information Systems. Since 1995, he has been involved in teaching, research and consultancy projects in the broad area of global outsourcing of software and other business processes. This has involved work in India, China, Costa Rica, Iran, Egypt; Malaysia and Bangladesh. Brian's research at the firm level has resulted in several influential publications in international journals and three books, Global IT Outsourcing (Cambridge University Press, 2003);  Sustainable Global Outsourcing (Palgrave, 2012) and Socially Responsible Outsourcing Global Sourcing with Social Impact (Palgrave, 2016). Recent work is in digital freelancing platforms.  Currently adjunct professor at University of Oslo focussing on digital platforms and healthcare primarily involving DHIS2. 


External positions

Adjunct professor, University of Oslo

2018 → …

external examiner, The University of Warwick


Research Networks and Beacons


  • Management information and Information Technology

Education / academic qualifications

  • 1999 - Doctor of Philosophy, An Analysis of the Process of Software Development Across Time and Space: The Case of Outsourcing to India , The University of Salford (1995 - 1999)

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