Josh was awarded a grant from the Dgit Innovation Fund in 2021 on A Framework for Digital Strategy Work: Exploring Inclusion and Transparency in the Strategy Process.
I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Strategy and Innovation and joined Leeds University Business School in 2017. My PhD explored strategy and organisational legitimacy in pluralistic contexts. I have worked closely with organisations on a number of research and consultancy projects, many of which are ongoing, including with Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, CILIP, Microsoft, and the NHS.
My research interests focus on strategy and innovation, including; pluralistic contexts, strategic agility, digital strategizing, open strategy, legitimation, and digital innovation. I have published in high-ranked journals and often present at leading conferences including the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Strategic Management Society Annual Conference/Special Conferences, International Conference on Information Systems, European Conference on Information Systems, IFIP 8.2 Working Conference, and the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
Enabled by digital technologies, so-called ‘open strategy’ initiatives are showing greater transparency and inclusion.
Morton J, Amrollahi, A, Wilson AD. Forthcoming. Digital Strategizing: An Assessing Review, Definition, and Research Agenda. Journal of Strategic Information Systems.
Morton J, Wilson AD, Cooke L. 2020. The digital work of strategists: Using open strategy for organizational transformation. Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 29(2), pp. 1-17.
Morton J, Stacey P, Mohn M. 2018. Building and Maintaining Strategic Agility: An Agenda and Framework for Executive IT-Leaders. California Management Review. 61(1), pp. 94-113.
Newell S, Morton J, Marabelli M, Galliers RD. 2020. Managing Digital Innovation: A Knowledge Perspective. London: Red Globe Press (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Morton J, Wilson A, Galliers RD, Marabelli M. 2019. Open Strategy and Information Technology. In: Seidl D; Von Krogh G; Whittington R (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Open Strategy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 169-185
Projects awarded funding include research into the deployment of digital technologies in social care work and exploring disability, neurodiversity and remote working.