Study level


Vacation research experience scheme


Science and Engineering Faculty

School of Information Systems

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Dr Rehan Syed
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty


Digital transformation and digitalisation are on top of the chief information officer's agenda. However, organisations embarking into these initiatives struggle to understand the nature of capabilities required for effective digital transformation.

This project is a systematic literature review to collect, collate and synthesise high quality published material on digital capabilities and digital transformation. The outcomes are expected to document and categorise digital capabilities within different organisational contexts.

Research activities

Scope of the systematic literature review will include retrieval of literature from Basket of 8 IS journals, and Q1 IS journals.

Research activities will include synthesis, analysis, and conceptualisation of digital transformation capabilities.


You may develop a potential conference paper as a result of this research.

Skills and experience

You'll need:

  • strong research, communication and analytical skills
  • skills for abstraction and conceptualisation
  • good critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • excellent reading and writing skills
  • professionalism
  • knowledge of EndNote and NVivo (desirable).



Contact the supervisor for more information.