British Academy of Management E-business and E-government SIG

School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex - 5/6 February 2015

The aim of the workshop

The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for doctoral students and early career researchers to present their work, receive constructive feedback from experienced academics, and to network with fellow research colleagues. The workshop will be run in two parallel streams. 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 research, focussing on all stages of the research process including theory development, relevant methodologies and a number of career-related topics.

There is no fee to attend the event, but registration is required.

The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies has kindly made a number of travel bursaries available, while the School of Business, Management and Economics will also sponsor and host the workshop.

This workshop is part of a series of 5 workshops in Ebusiness and Egovernment. Click here for details.

For more information about our SIG please visit our BAM pages or our LinkedIn group.

Keynote speakers

  • Dr Laurence Brooks, Brunel University
  • Prof Constantin Blome, University of Sussex
  • Prof Michael Bourlakis, Cranfield University Management School


  • Dr Matthew Hinton, Open University
  • Dr Des Laffey, University of Kent
  • Dr Thanos Papadopoulos, University of Sussex
  • Prof Savvas Papagiannidis, Newcastle University Business School


Those who wish to present their work should provide an extended abstract of their talk between 1000-2000 words in which the research topic is discussed and research methodology outlined as soon as possible and before the 10th of January. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Abstracts should be emailed to Ewelina Lacka ( ).

Location: Room 252, Jubilee Building


5th of February


Arrival, registration and lunch


Welcome note by the workshop organisers


Keynote speaker: Prof Michael Bourlakis: "Publishing in Leading Logistics Journals: Insights from an Editor"


Keynote speaker: Dr Laurence Brooks: "How to prepare a good review for a conference / journal?"



15.15-16.00 (Parallel stream 1)

Badriah Alfozan, University of Bath: "The Role of Social Media Sites in Establishing Customer Loyalty for E-Commerce Companies"

16.00-16.45 (Parallel stream 1)

Mariana Almeida, University of Sussex: "Sharing to improve services: an exploratory study of shared services capabilities"

15.15-16.00 (Parallel stream 2)

Sayed Tahir Abbas, University of Sussex: "IT ambidexterity model in new product development"

16.00-16.45 (Parallel stream 2)

Yaser Jalghoum, University of Manchester: "Investigating the Barriers Affecting the Evolution of E-Government: An Empirical Study in Jordan"


18.30 - 20.30

Networking dinner


6th of February


Keynote speaker: Prof Constantin Blome: "Taking your first steps as an academic"


Rezwanul Huque Khan, University Warwick: "Liminality in ICT Innovation for Bottom of the Pyramid: Insights from Three Case Studies in Bangladesh"




Lamya Al Nasir Oxford Brookes University: "A comparative study: The process adopted by the UK and Saudi Arabia governments for developing and redesigning e-services"


Sofia Angelidou, Leeds University: "Do cooperation strategies build architectural knowledge? An empirical examination of the emerging smart city industry"


Closing notes

Travelling to School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex