Ivan is Senior Lecturer in Technology Management and Qualification Director for the Postgraduate Programme in Technology Management.
Associate Dean and Director of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Technology, The Open University (2003-05)
Lecturer in Technology Management, The Open University (2001-06).
Lecturer in Security Management, The Scarman Centre, University of Leicester (1998-01).
Research Fellow, Programme for the Study of Telematics and Governance, Nottingham Trent University (1993-98).
Prior to 1993: mature student, Nottingham Trent University (BA hons. Public Administration); project and community development work in local government and the voluntary sector (Manchester, South Wales and Nottinghamshire); industry (NCB, Pirelli, British Rail) and retail (WH Smiths and Liptons).
Public policy and practice relating to any form of e-government and digital democracy or technology more generally.
Ivan’s current teaching centres on chairing the Masters module, Strategic Capabilities for Technological Innovation, (T849) which he previously chaired through production and was a major author of. He has previously authored the following teaching material:
Technology, Innovation and Management (2012) with Steve Walker, T848: Managing Technological Innovation.
A short history of the Development and Evaluation of E-government (2009), University of Leicester, Masters in Media and Communication.
IT Leadership and Professional Skills Development (2009), for TM892: The Certificate in IT Professional Practice, The Open University.
Evaluating and Assessing Technology (2007), T887: Technology Evaluation, The Open University, Technology Management Programme.
Power, Politics and Technology Strategy (2004), T846: Technology Strategy, The Open University, Technology Management Programme.
2010-2012 Principal Investigator (lead of an OU team), Work Package 7 (impact evaluation), E-government for You (EGOV4U), an EC funded project aimed at using IT to tackle social exclusion. Partners: Cities of Dublin, Reykjavik, Rijeka and Milton Keynes and the Maltese Local Government Association, http://egov4u.open.ac.uk/.
1998-2003 Founding member of the European Commission’s Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) A14 Governance and Democracy in the Information Age (GaDIA) programme and convener of the specialist working group on cyber democracy.
Managing legacy system costs: A case study of a meta-assessment model to identify solutions in a large financial services company (2017-12)
Crotty, James and Horrocks, Ivan
Applied Computing and Informatics ((Early Access))
Into the void: a realist evaluation of the eGovernment for You (EGOV4U) project (2015-01)
Horrocks, Ivan and Budd, Leslie
Evaluation, 21(1) (pp. 47-64)
Experts and e-government: Power, influence and the capture of a policy domain in the UK (2009-02)
Information, Communication and Society, 12(1) (pp. 110-127)
Applying the morphogenetic approach: outcomes and issues from a case study of information systems development and organisational change in British local government (2009)
Journal of Critical Realism, 8(1) (pp. 35-62)
Security training: education for an emerging profession? (2001-05)
Computers & Security, 20(3) (pp. 219-226)
The 'Webbing' of British Local Government (1998)
Horrocks, Ivan and Hambley, Neil
Public Money and Management, 18(2) (pp. 39-44)
Telematics and community governance: Issues for policy and practice (1997)
Horrocks, Ivan and Bellamy, Christine
International Journal of Public Sector Management, 10(5) (pp. 377-387)
Exchanging information with the public: From one-stop shops to community information systems (1995-04)
Bellamy, Christine; Horrocks, Ivan and Webb, Jeff
Local Government Studies, 21(1) (pp. 11-30)
Electronic democracy: A policy issue for UK local government? (1994-12)
Horrocks, Ivan and Webb, Jeff
Local Government Policy Making, 21(3) (pp. 22-30)
Change and Reality: Exploring the Structure-Culture-Agency Dynamic (2008)
ISBN : 978-3-639-09421-3 | Publisher : VDM Verlag | Published : Saarbrucken, Germany
Virtual hype? New media and the transformation of political parties and party systems (2001)
Wring, Dominic and Horrocks, Ivan
In: Axford, Barrie and Huggins, Richard eds. New Media and Politics
ISBN : 0-7619-6200-X | Publisher : Sage | Published : London, UK
Community Information Systems and Process Reengineering: evidence from a case study (1997)
In: Snellen, I.Th.M; Taylor, J.A. and Zuurmond, A eds. Beyond BPR in Public Administration
. Informatization Developments and the Public Sector (5)
ISBN : 90 5199 309 9 | Publisher : IOS Press | Published : Amsterdam
Electronic Public Information Systems: designations on an information superhighway? (1996)
Horrocks, Ivan and Zouridis, Stavros
In: Bekkers, V.J.; Koops, B-J and Nouwt, S eds. Emerging Electronic Highways: new challenges for politics and law
. Law and Electronic Commerce (pp. 55-70)
ISBN : 90-411-0183-7 | Publisher : Kluwer Law International | Published : The Hague
Electronic democracy: Themes and issues (1995)
Horrocks, Ivan and Pratchett, Lawrence
In: Lovenduski, J. and Stanyer, J. eds. Contemporary Political Studies 1995: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of the UK
ISBN : 0 9523150 4 1 | Publisher : Political Studies Association | Published : Belfast
Democratic Governance and New Technology: Technologically Mediated Innovations in Political Practice in Western Europe (2000-03)
Hoff, Jens; Horrocks, Ivan and Tops, Pieter eds.
Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science
ISBN : 0-415-18922-5 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London
The legacy problem in government agencies: an exploratory study (2015-05-27)
Alexandrova, Assia; Rapanotti, Lucia and Horrocks, Ivan
In : 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (27-30 May 2015, Phoenix, Arizona) (pp. 150-159)
Developing a capstone research module for multiple masters qualifications at the Open University (UK): the case of T847 (2014-06)
In : ECRM 2014 13th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management (16-17 June 2014, London, UK) (pp. 177-184)
Government for you (EGOV4U): a realist evaluation of "success" and "failure" (2013-07)
In : 16th International Association for Critical Realism Conference (28-30 July 2013, Nottingham, UK) (pp. 91-108)
Multi-channel governance and electronic democracy (2011-11-25)
Budd, Les and Horrocks, Ivan
In : Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2011: Contested Regions: Territorial Politics and Policy (25 November 2011, London, UK)
Analysing decision-making and policy outcomes in government: a critical realist perspective (2010-06-18)
In : Critcial Realism in Action (18 Jun 2010, Leeds University Business School)
From Revolving Doors to Capture and Control: a critique of the "commercialisation" of the Whitehall policy process (2008-07)
In : International Association for Critical Realism Annual Conference 2008 (11th - 13th July 2008, Kings College, London)
Digital democracy: a critique (2008-07)
In : Grounds for critique: realism in the natural and human sciences, IACR Annual Conference (11th - 13th July 2008, Kings College, London)
Revolution, transformation and reinvention: questioning the 'inevitability' of e-government (2008-04)
In : Against the Flow: realism and critiques of contemporary thought (5th April 2008, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAC), London)
In search of the real: evaluating the application of the morphogenetic approach to a longutudinal case study of organisational change (2007-08-17)
In : The 2007 annual conference of the International Association for Critical Realism (17-19 August 2007, Philadelphia, USA)
The Internet: managed technology = managed democracy (2006-12-06)
In : The Internet: Power and Governance in a Digitised World (6 December 2006, Oxford, UK)
eGovernment for You: Impact Evaluation Framework (2012-12)
Budd, Leslie; Grimsley, Mike; Horrocks, Ivan; Meehan, Anthony; Minocha, Shailey and Walker, Steve
The Open University
eGovernment for You: Work Package 7: Impact Evaluation: Training and Support Materials, Schedules and Methods (2012-12)
Budd, Leslie; Grimsley, Mike; Horrocks, Ivan; Meehan , Anthony; Minocha, Shailey and Walker, Steve
The Open University