Operations and Systems Management

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Dr Martyn Roberts

  • Qualifications: PhD MSc MBA MBCS BA (Hons)
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392844037
  • Email: martyn.roberts@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Operations and Systems Management
  • Faculty: Faculty of Business and Law


I have undertaken a number of management roles including course leadership, programme directorship and subject group leadership. I have been a member of a number of internal and external course validation committees and served as the PBS quality assurance officer for three years on the University Quality Assurance Committee. I have represented the University at a variety of overseas events, including Malaysia, Thailand, Dubai, India, and Vietnam and have been involved with a number of universities, particularly in the USA and Canada, in setting up international student exchanges.

I have worked as an external examiner for three UK universities.

Teaching Responsibilities

My teaching specialism focuses on management use of information systems within business and includes: 

Strategic Information Systems,

Information Systems Management,

Business Intelligence.

I also teach International Business on a number of programmes. I spent a year as part of a Fulbright teaching exchange, lecturing at Humboldt State University, California, USA, in the early part of my career.


My research interests focus on the strategic use of information systems in organisations and includes such areas as:

The strategic use of IS by SMEs,

Issues in Outsourcing of IS,

Implications for IS in organisational growth,

The use of IS in eCommerce.

I have presented at international conferences around the world including the USA, Canada and UK, and have published consistently in a wide variety of journals. I won an MCB Literati excellence award in 1997 for my research on information systems and competitive advantage in SMEs.

I have completed a number of consultancy projects involving the implementation of IS in organisations and recently completed a major Knowledge Transfer Project (KTP) involving the strategic use of IS for a well-known air ambulance organisation.


Research profile

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