Dr Murray Scott

Lecturer in Business Information Systems; Vice Dean of Internationalisation for the College of Business, Public Policy and Law

J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, University of Galway

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Dr Murray Scott

Murray was awarded a Ph.D. in the area of eGovernment and Public Value and his recent research addresses current environmental and sustainability challenges by developing new innovative models for participative, user-centred, public services aiming at creating greener communities in remote areas. 

As Vice Dean of Internationalisation, Murray leads on the development of global partnership strategies that ensure diversity, inclusion and equal access to education for our student population.

Murray's work contributes to these SDGs


The Emergreen Emerging Technologies for Greener Communities project consisted of six partners from Ireland, Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom and Faroe Islands. The project aimed overcome the common territorial challenge of how to deliver quality and sustainable public services in remote areas, defeating factors such as long distances, high service delivery costs due to low demand aggregation, shortages in human and material resources, and lack of access to the latest innovations.

The EMERGREEN online platform offers access to the services developed in the project on a transboundary basis. An open market place of tech-led public services in the Northern Periphery and Arctic  area.

Key Target 4.7 Education for sustainable development and global citizenship

Works to support the adoption of a Global Citizen approach to teaching and learning, by providing education on multi-culturalism and many opportunities for immersive cultural-rich experiences with international universities.

Helps provide opportunities for equal access to education through the development of scholarships for example, Irish Aid and vocational fellowships for Indonesian students.

SDG 16


eBusiness Technologies
This module includes a design thinking challenge integrated across three modules. We work in partnership with SAP to challenge students to develop a start-up business concept in relation to the Circular Economy. SAP provide mentorship in how to apply industry standard development practices to business concept design and the development of software interfaces. The challenge increases global awareness and appreciation of the importance of place, identity and culture in a global context.

Supporting SDG Target: 16.7 - Ensure responsive, inclusive and representative decision making and Target: 8.2 - Diversify, innovate and upgrade for economic productivity

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Murray maintains active professional and research links with leading indigenous and multi-national companies including SAP, BearingPoint and Microsoft

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Direct impact SDG Targets

4.7 - Education for sustainable development and global citizenship

4.B - Expand higher education scholarships for developing countries

5.5 - Ensure full participation in leadership and decision-making

5.B - Promote empowerment of women through technology

8.9 - Promote beneficial and sustainable tourism

11.4 - Protect the world’s cultural and natural heritage

12.2 - Sustainable management and use of natural resources

12.6 - Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and sustainability reporting

13.1 - Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate related disasters

13.2 - Integrate climate change measures into policies and planning

13.3 - Build knowledge and capacity to meet climate change

14.5 - Conserve coastal and marine areas

14.A - Increase scientific knowledge, research and technology for ocean health

16.7 - Ensure responsive, inclusive and representative decision-making


2.4 - Sustainable food production and resilient agricultural practices

7.A - Promote access to research, technology and investments in clean energy

8.1 - Sustainable economic growth

8.2 - Diversify, innovate and upgrade for economic productivity

10.4 - Adopt fiscal and social policies that promotes equality

11.3 - Inclusive and sustainable urbanization

17.6 - Knowledge sharing and cooperation for access to science, technology and innovation

17.16 - Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development

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Photo by Daniel Zbroja on Unsplash

Featured Publications



Smyth, C., Dennehy, D., Fosso Wamba, S., Scott, M., & Harfouche, A. (2024) 'Artificial intelligence and prescriptive analytics for supply chain resilience: a systematic literature review and research agenda'. International Journal Of Production Research,

SDG 12.6, 13.2

Scott, M., Delone, W., Golden, W. (2016). Measuring eGovernment success: A public value approach. European Journal of Information Systems,25(3) 187-208

SDG 16

Callinan, C., Scott, M., Whelan, E. and 1 more (...) (2018). How to create public value through open data driven Co-creation: A survey of the literature. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series,363-370


Callinan, C., Scott, M., Whelan, E. and 1 more (...) (2017). A co-creation based model for engaging citizen open data use. 30th Bled eConference: Digital Transformation - From Connecting Things to Transforming our Lives, BLED 2017,47-56

SDG 16

O'Brien, A., Golden, W., Scott, M. (2018). Public values on the cusp of change, the journey from consultation to collaboration. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series,685-686

SDG 16

Clohessy, T., Acton, T., Callinan, C. and 2 more (...) (2018). An Analysis of the 2016 American Presidential Nominees’ Tweets: A Magical Realism Perspective. ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation,

SDG 5.0, 5.6, SDG 13.0, SDG 8.3, 8.5

O’Brien, A., Golden, W., Scott, M. (2021). Discovering Sense of Community Enabling Factors for Public and Government Staff in Online Public Engagement. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics),1284915-26

SDG 16

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