Future of Governance

Theme Description

The Future of Governance theme seeks to investigate cutting edge issues related to the governance of digital business. We take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding issues which are critical to the design and success of digital business drawing from social science disciplines including psychology, sociology and philosophy. We have a strong focus on how individual stakeholders interact with digital business and in particular the role of trust, privacy and ethics in relationships between individuals, organizations and technology. Ongoing projects in this theme include an examination of factors influencing trust in artificial intelligence, the data privacy behaviors of organisations, the impact of data breach on stakeholder perceptions and behavior, and the role of ethics in influencing digital business design and conduct.


  • van der Werff, L., Legood, A., Buckley, F., Weibel, A. and de Cremer, D. (2019) ‘Trust motivation: The self-regulatory processes underlying trust decisions.’ Organizational Psychology Review, p.2041386619873616.
  • Lynn, T., Van Der Werff, L., Hunt, G. and Healy, P. (2016) ‘Development of a cloud trust label: a Delphi approach.’ Journal of Computer Information Systems56(3), pp.185-193.
  • Emeakaroha, V.C., Fatema, K., van der Werff, L., Healy, P., Lynn, T. and Morrison, J.P. (2016) ‘A trust label system for communicating trust in cloud services.’ IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 10(5), pp.689-700.