E-business and E-government Special Interest Group

Doctoral Workshop Organisers: Ewelina Lacka & Prof. Savvas Papagiannidis

The British Academy of Management, E-Business and E-Government Special Interest Group would like to invite doctoral students whose research focuses on digital platform including e-business, e-government and social media etc. to participate in an interactive workshop taking place at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia on 12th- 13th June 2014.

The aim of the workshop
The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for doctoral students to present their work in progress, receive constructive feedback from experienced academics, and to network with fellow research colleagues. The workshop will be run in two parallel streams, each stream having 5 participants and 2 facilitators. Each participant will have an hour allocated to present his/her research and engage in in-depth discussion with the facilitators as well as fellow colleagues focusing on participant research related issues. In addition, keynote speeches before and after each stream will provide up-to-date perspectives on PhD research, focussing on all stages of the research process including theory development, methodology adoption and a number of career-related topics. It is hoped that the workshop design will make it possible for doctoral students to gain experience of presenting and discussing their PhD research project as well offering new insights into the entire PhD process.

Keynote talks

  • Prof Fiona Lettice (University of East Anglia): What makes a good Phd?
  • Prof Bart MacCarthy (Nottingham University): The publishing journey
  • Prof Savvas Papagiannidis (Newcastle University): The engaged PhD student


  • Dr Richard Adams (University of Exeter)
  • Dr Hing Kai Chan (University of East Anglia)
  • Dr Matthew Hinton (Open University)
  • Dr Thanos Papadopoulos (University of Sussex)

Students who wish to present their work should provide an extended abstract of up to 1000 words in which the research topic is discussed and research methodology outlined as soon as possible and before the 15th of May 2014 (places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis). Abstracts should be emailed to Ewelina Lacka (E.Lacka@uea.ac.uk)


12th of June

12.00- 13.00

Arrival, registration and lunch

13.00 - 13.10

Welcome note by the workshop organisers

13.10 – 14.00

Keynote speaker: Professor Savvas Papagiannidis (Newcastle University Business School) -- ‘The engaged PhD student’

14.00 - 15.00

Keynote speaker: Professor Bart MacCarthy (Nottingham University Business School) -- ‘The publishing journey’

15.00 - 16.00

Session 1: Jorge Louzada (Queen Mary, University of London) -- ‘Business model renewal in mature industries; an empirical investigation’

Session 2: Ibrahim Almatrodi -- ‘Exploring power politics and power knowledge in Information systems implementation and use: theoretical and methodological challenges.’

16.00 – 17.00

Session 1: David Reynolds -- ‘Money from nothing and the clicks are free: An investigation into the commodification of non-pecuniary consideration in the Digital Economy’

Session 2: Nigel Walton -- ‘The Internet as a new technology-based ecosystem: beyond industry structures, strategic groups and traditional business models.’

18.00 – 20.00

Networking dinner  

13th of June

09.00 - 10.00

Session 1: Alya Al-Nasseri -- The Predictive Value of Stock Micro-blogging Sentiment in Predicting Stock Market Behaviour’

Session 2: Ewelina Lacka‘ -- The effect of acculturation process on consumers in their acceptance of e-commerce platforms’

10.00 - 11.00

Session 1: Max Wolf ‘ -- Social media as disruptive innovations; investigations in Human Resource Management field’

Session 2: Mohammed Almamari‘-- Impact of organisational culture on the implementation of digital government’

11.00 - 12.00

Keynote speaker: Professor Fiona Lettice (Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia) -- ‘What makes a good PhD’

12.00 – 12.10

Closing note

Workshop participants will have to book their own accommodation. The participants are recommended to book their accommodation at Travelodge Norwich Central Hotel, 14 Queens Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3PR. The average price for a room is £40- £50.

Travelling to Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia
From the Travelodge Norwich Central Hotel on Queens Road turn right towards the roundabout then turn right on to St Stephens Street. Walk straight ahead to a bus stop marked ‘BP’, in front of WHSmith bookshop (see map A). Wait for bus no 25 or 25A, which will take you to the University. Get off at the second bus stop on campus. You will be in front of The Thomas Paine Study Centre where the workshop takes place.