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John's main areas of interest are the strategic uses of IS/IT, the integration of IS/IT strategies with business strategies, the development of organisational IS capabilities and the management of IS/IT investments. He has published many papers in leading academic and business journals, including California Management Review and is co-author of the books, Strategic Planning for Information Systems and Benefits Management: Delivering Value from IS & IT Investments. He was Director of the IS Research Centre from 1993-2004. Prior to joining Cranfield in 1984, John worked in industry for 15 years, the last three as Systems Development Manager at Kodak Limited. He acts as a consultant to a range of major international corporations and public sector organisations. He has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and is a past-President of the UK Academy for Information Systems.