Professor Emeritus in Information Management
Department of Information
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TN, U.K.
+(44-114) 222-2631, tel
+(44-114) 278-0300, FAX
Tom Wilson is Professor Emeritus in Information Management at
the University of Sheffield, holding a BSc (Econ) (London), PhD (Sheffield),
Before his retirement Tom served as Head of Department for 15
years. He continues his research and publishing activities and is currently
involved in a number of research projects directly related to his fields of
interest: information management, information strategies and information policy;
research methods; information behaviour; organizational problems in the
application of information technology; information systems strategies; and
Recently completed research projects:
Tom is also Publisher, Editor-in-Chief and Web-master of Information Research and of the World List
of Departments and Schools of Information Studies, Information Management,
Information Systems, etc.
Since its inception, ICIMSS has been greatly favored by having
Professor Wilson actively engaged in its progress and development. He is ICIMSS'
Academic Director, helping to form the academic standards to which ICIMSS
In addition to his work for ICIMSS, Professor remains
academically active in a number of other countries: he is particularly involved
in the development and delivery of an MSc in Information Management at the
Universidade do Porto, Portugal, and in the developoment of research ideas and
projects at the H÷gskolan i Borås, Sweden, as Visiting Professor.
Professor Wilson can be reached at T.D.Wilson@Sheffield.ac.uk.
The International Centre is a wonderful experience in bringing together
a variety of people from diverse backgrounds and different countries to
establish something that we hope will survive and prosper. The task is not
without its difficulties, but there has been considerable success in
attracting students to the Professional Development Programme, and well-known,
respected and highly proficient professionals as their teachers. The extent of
involvement of very busy people not only in the teaching programme, but also
in developing the Centre and evolving its courses, demonstrates how it has
caught the imagination. As the Centre develops, we shall need more
collaborators and I hope that some of those who monitor this Web-site will
offer their services in support of a genuinely worthy cause.