Dr Matthew Hall


Operations & Information Management Group

Matthew Hall
Position: IBAM Course Director / Lecturer / Director of International Relations 

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3120 Email: m.j.hall@aston.ac.uk Room: ABS255

  • 2001 PhD in Knowledge Management, Open University

  • 1995 MSc in Information & Library Studies, Loughborough University

  • 1990 BA (Hons) in Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge


Current Projects

  • Training and assessment in intercultural competence: A critical review of contemporary practice in business education (funded by the Higher Education Academy, Business Management Accountancy and Finance Group).

  • Cross-cultural training for US and EU students (Crocus): A consortium project between Aston, Mannheim, San Diego State and Drexel universities to develop the intercultural competence and global employability of our students (funded by the EU-Atlantis Programme).

  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the National Skills Academy for Power:  Developing a system for capturing and retaining the knowledge and skills of employees in the UK power sector (funded by the Technology Strategy Board).

  • BN3386Knowledge at Work (final year undergraduate elective module)

  • BS1131Perspectives on Business and Management (first year undergraduate core module)

  • BNM807Learning Skills and Career Development (core module for MSc Information Systems and Business Analysis)

  • BNM799Knowledge Management (MBA elective module)

  • BFD102The Philosophy of Management Research (research methods course for doctoral students)

  • Skills for the Knowledge Economy
  • Knowledge and Technology Transfer
  • Internationalisation of Higher Education

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Refereed journal articles

  • Palmer, M., Simmons, G and Hall, M. (2011). Textbook (non-) adoption motives, legitimizing strategies and academic field configuration. Studies in Higher Education, 1-21, iFirst article.

  • Edwards, J., Ababneh, B., Hall, M., Shaw, D. (2009). Knowledge management: A review of the field and of OR's contribution. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60(S1), 114-125.

  • Shaw, D., Hall, M., Edwards, J., Baker, B. (2007). Responding to crisis through strategic knowledge management. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 20(4), 559-578.

  • Hall, M. (2006). Knowledge Management and the limits of knowledge codification. Journal of Knowledge Management, 10(3), 117-126.

  • Edwards, J., Hall, M., Shaw, D. (2005). Proposing a systems vision of knowledge management in emergency care. Journal of Operational Research Society, 56(2), 180-192.

  • Hall, M., C. Oppenheim and M. Sheen. (2000). Barriers to the use of patent information in UK small and medium enterprises II: Results of in-depth interviews. Journal of Information Science, 26(2), 87-100.

  • Hall, M., C. Oppenheim and M. Sheen (1999). Barriers to the use of patent information in UK small and medium enterprises I: Questionnaire survey. Journal of Information Science, 25(5), 335-350.

Book chapters

  • Hall, M., Oppenheim, C., Sheen, M. (2003). Barriers to the use of patent information in SMEs. Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms (pp. 144-160) London: Routledge.

Non-refereed journal articles

  • Hall, M., H. Higson and N. Bullivant. (2010). The role of the undergraduate work placement in developing employment competences: Results from a 5 year survey of employers. Graduate Market Trends (online).

  • Shaw, D., M. Hall, B. Baker and J.S. Edwards. (2008). Managing knowledge to control a crisis: How to avoid organizational collapse as closure looms. Strategic Direction, 24(5), 28-30.

Published conference papers

  • Ababneh, B., Edwards, J., Hall, M. (2009). Systems thinking: Whether you use it or not is the road to KM. 6th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

  • Hall, M., Higson, H., Bullivant, N. (2009). The role of the undergraduate work placement in developing employment competences: Results from a 5 year study of employers. DECOWE, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

  • Hall, M., S. Clegg and Sillince, J. (2008). The importance of learning to differentiate between 'hard' and 'soft' knowledge.  In Soliman, K. (Ed) Proceedings of the 10th International Business Information Management Conference (IBIMA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Alias, J., Bennett, D.J., Hall, M. (2008). Transferring knowledge of manufacturing techniques in multinational corporations: Preliminary findings. Proceedings of 3rd European Conference on Management Technology, CERAM/IAMOT, Nice, France.

  • Alias, J., Bennett, D.J., Hall, M. (2008). Transferring knowledge of manufacturing techniques in multi-national corporations: A review of the literature. Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK.

  • Guidry, B.N., Hall, M., Bennett, D.j. (2008). Studying the economic impact of FTTH infrastructure: A literature review and preliminary research agenda.  In Business research yearbook: Global business perspectives. Volume XV 2008, 491-496. A publication of the International Academy of Business Disciplines, 20th Annual Meeting, Houston, USA.

  • Bennett, D., M. Hall, J. He, K. Vaidya and X. Wang. (2006). The reality of transferring technology to China: What has been learned after 15 years? IAMOT, Beijing, China.

  • Bennett, D.J., Hall, M., He, J.S., Vaidya, K., Wang, X.M. (2006). Is China following the East Asian late industrialisation model of capability development?  Evidence from cases over the last 15 years.  In Managing global manufacturing and supply networks. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium, Moller Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

  • Hall, M., (2006). The social dimensions of knowledge codification: An empirical investigation into how codes link knowledge within communities of practice. KMAC, Birmingham, UK.

  • Hall, M., Sillince, J. (2005). Politics, learning and the garbage can: A structure-agency approach to an extended theory.  In Proceedings of BAM 2005, Said Business School, Oxford, UK.

  • Hall, M., Ouintas, P. (2003). Towards a new conceptual approach to knowledge codification in a knowledge management context.  In Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Oriel College, Oxford, UK.

  • Bresnen, M., M. Hall and J. Swan. (2002). Implementing new management initiatives in project-based organisations.  Innovative research in management, European Academy of Management 2nd annual conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Bresnen, M., Swan, J. and Hall, M. (2002).  Implementing change: New management initiatives and their impact on internal company practices. In Construction Innovation and Global Competitiveness: Proceedings of 10th International Symposium University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research