Dr Jenny Ure is a psychologist who has researched socio-technical issues in large scale system design and implementation of telehealth and renewable energy clusters in Europe, Australia and Latin America, with a focus on barriers and opportunities for SMEs in particular. She has a particular interest in user- led design and infrastructure, in recurring issues supply chains and clusters and in the sharing of strategies which align social, technical and organisational architectures to advantage where she has published widely on eBusiness and on eHealth infrastructure design and implementation. CV
Professor Gudrun Jaegersberg holds a chair in the
Faculty of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau, and has worked in management education and industry in Germany, Italy and Brazil
specialising in cross cultural issues in globalisation. Her current projects focus on the area of knowledge management in the competitiveness of the
automotive supply chain in Saxony, German and Paraná, Brazil, and on knowledge sharing within and between renewable energy custers
The outcomes have supported research and benchmarking services across regional business communities in Europe, Latin America and Australia in ten national clusters in four continents. Our current focus is on leveraging this network of users and the data they have provided in relation to renewable energy cluster development, In these different contexts, user communities provide a crucial resource in bringing local knowledge and agency to the table in the design of cost-effective and sustainable systems.
We agree with companies like www.mydex.org and http://www.ctrl-shift.co.uk/ that designing in user knowledge and user agency can cut costs, cut risk and add value in large scale infrastructure design and implementation.
Recent Book and Journal Publications
Barriers to Knowledge Sharing and Stakeholoder Alignmen tin Solar Energy Clusters: Learning from Other Regions. Jnal. of Strategic Information Systems. Elsevier
Invisible Architecture: Aligning People Processes and Technology. Case Studies for System Designers and Managers. British Computer Society.