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

Department of Business Management, Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University

28th/29th May 2015

Innovation in E-Business & E-Government

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. Each participant will 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 Innovation in E-Business & E-Government. In addition, keynote speeches 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. A business keynote speaker will provide an analysis of the impact of e-business development on the customer and the company.

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 Glasgow School for Business and Society 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

  • Professor David Edgar, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Professor Kevin Grant, University of Kent
  • Dr Geoff Whittam, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Steve Talbot, University of West of Scotland
  • Dr Beverly Wagner, University of Strathclyde


  • Dr Alexis Barlow, Glasgow School for Business and Society
  • Dr Peter Duncan, Glasgow School for Business and Society
  • Prof Savvas Papagiannidis, Newcastle University Business School
  • Dr Elizabeth Williamson, Glasgow School for Business and Society


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 1st of May. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Abstracts should be emailed to Ewelina Lacka ( ).


28th of May

(Room: CEE2)

12.00 – 12.45

Arrival, registration and lunch

12.45 – 13.00

Welcome note by the workshop organisers

12.45 – 13.30

Keynote Speaker: Dr Geoff Whittam, Glasgow Caledonian University & Steve Talbot, University of West of Scotland: Innovation in Finance for SMEs? The experience of Credit Unions

13.30 – 14.45

Prof David Edgar, Prof Kevin Grant: "Exploring the consequence and impact of polar paradigms - touchy feely vs rigidity"

14.45 – 15.30

Ewelina Lacka, Strathclyde University: "The role of social media in online marketplace"

15.30 – 16.15

Trevor Clohessy, National University of Ireland Galway: "Strategizing Cloud Service Provision: Deciphering the Business Model"

16.15 – 17.00

Ekene Okwechime, Glasgow Caledonian University: "Collective creativity: Games, contents and networks. Where we are with Smart Cities: Towards an e-government framework"


19.00 – 21.00

Networking dinner: Piper's Tryst Hotel


29th of May

(Room: CEE1)

09.00 – 9.45

Nnanyelugo Aham-Anynwu, Northumbria University: "An Extended Abstract of E-participation: Towards a Citizen-Content Engagement Framework

09.45 – 10.30

Luong Ngan, University of Birmingham: "Entrepreneurial marketing and social media interface: An empirical study of boutique hotels in Vietnam and the UK"

10.30 – 11.15

Sayed Abdul Majid Gilani, Glasgow Caledonian University: "Perceptions of owner-managers of remote rural micro-businesses in Scotland regarding the drivers and barriers for broadband adoption by their businesses"

11.15 – 11.30


11.30 – 12.30

Dr Beverly Wagner: "Publishing in and reviewing for academic journals"

12.30 – 12.45

Closing notes

Accommodation & Networking Dinner

Information relate to the accommodation and the networking dinner will be made available in due course.

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