Ebusiness Event

e-Business & e-Government British Academy of Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Workshop


3rd-4th May 2007 - Brunel University

Organizers: Dr Michael Bourlakis (Brunel University), Dr Savvas Papagiannidis (Newcastle University), Professor Feng Li (Newcastle University)

The e-Business & e-Government SIG would like to invite academics and practitioners to participate in an interactive workshop at Brunel University to explore the future directions of e-Business and Information Systems research.  The main purposes are to (1). Investigate the relationships between e-Business and Information Systems as rapidly evolving fields of research. (2). Discuss and debate key issues of common interest between participants; and (3). Facilitate collaborations in research and publications.  In the past three years, this SIG has successfully edited four journal special issues and one book, in conjunction with the e-Business & e-Government Track at BAM annual conferences. We are currently negotiating with a number of journal editors and book publishers for a journal special issue and/or an edited book. This workshop will provide a useful forum for you to test your ideas and shape the focus of the journal special issue as well as the agenda of the SIG in general. 

The Workshop

The workshop will be organised as a series of presentations by participants; combined with themed discussions around a range of issues. Possible topics include (but not exclusively):

•   What are the relationships between e-Business and Information Systems?  Where do we draw the line?
•   What are the most significant developments in technology, infrastructure, services and applications that will affect our research?  What are the main opportunities and challenges in the next five years.
•   Reviews on how e-Business and Information Systems have evolved from their inception to where we are today. 
•   How might we study them? Are existing research methodologies and methods still appropriate, or do we need to develop new methodologies/methods?
•   What theoretical frameworks, techniques and skills do we need to address emerging issues?

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