Digital innovation in turbulent times

British Academy of Management Ebusiness & Egovernment SIG & Newcastle University Business School

in collaboration with the Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise and the Institute of Social Renewal

4-5 April 2013 / Newcastle University

Organisers: Professor Savvas Papagiannidis & Professor Feng Li

The BAM e-Business & e-Government SIG would like to invite academics and practitioners to participate in an interactive workshop hosted by Newcastle University Business School. The workshop aims to explore how digital technologies can underpin innovative approaches and solutions when it comes to tackling business and societal challenges, in turn making a positive contribution and resulting in tangible impact. The workshop also aims to explore various facets of the digital economy, such as how new technologies affect the business environment, how they influence organisational strategies and the underlying business models and how they these are underpinned by functional innovations in order to create new value. More broadly, our workshop also aims to identify emerging technologies and applications in the digital economy, explore theoretical and methodological challenges and finally facilitate collaborations in research and publications among our members.

About the SIG

The e-Business and e-Government SIG provides a forum for academics and practitioners on all aspects of applying Internet and related technologies in public and private sector organisations. It fosters and promotes the discovery and dissemination of high quality research at the interface between information systems and business management. Our rapidly growing international memberships include academics and practitioners at all stages of their careers. The SIG actively provides networking opportunities within a supportive and constructive environment to explore cutting edge issues. To find more about the SIG please click here.


This is a free workshop. This workshop will continue to adopt the successful format of two half-days, with a social evening in between. You can attend this workshop even if you are not presenting.

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 22nd of March. To submit an abstract (single page A4), please email it to Prof Savvas Papagiannidis (). We would particularly welcome submissions by doctoral students and early career researchers.

Provisional Program

We plan to start the workshop around mid-day on the 4th April to allow people to arrive; and then finish the workshop at mid-day on 5th April.Each speaker will have 45mins to present a topic which will be followed by a questions from the floor and a round the table discussions.

Thursday 4th April, 2013: Partners' Room, 8th Floor, Business School, Newcastle University


Registration and lunch


Welcome note: Prof. Savvas Papagiannidis, co-Chair of the BAM E-business and E-government SIG

Prof. Roy Sandbach, David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise, Newcastle University


Dr. Evangelia Fragouli (University of Dundee): Implementing E-government policy in the public sector: A case study


Joman Alzahrani (Glasgow Caledonian University): E-government Adoption in Saudi Arabia: barriers and challenges


Coffee Break


Ewelina Lacka (University of East Anglia): The effect of acculturation process on consumers in their acceptance of e-commerce platform

Dr Festus Oderanti (Newcastle University): Sustainable Market Development for Assisted Living Technologies and Services in the Digital Economy

19:00-21:00 - Dinner and networking

Friday 5th April, 2013: Partners' Room, 8th Floor, Business School, Newcastle University


Dr Elena Serova (St. Petersburg State Economic University): Aspects of Forming the Information Infrastructure of Marketing Spatial Systems


Prof Savvas Papagiannidis (Newcastle University): Engaging citizens over the Internet: The case of Greek politicians during the financial crisis


Coffee Break

11:00-11:45 Xiao Zhou (Glasgow Caledonian University): An Empirical Study of E-Business adoption in China’s Natural Resource-based industry clusters: The Case of the Natural Stone Industry in Shandong, China
11:45-12:30 Dr Konstantinos Giannoutakis (Cass Business School, City University London): Dynamic Market Evolution in Business Ecosystems: An Agent-Based Modelling Approach
SIG Discussion and AoB - Closing note: Prof. Savvas Papagiannidis

Accommodation & Travel Information

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Travel Information