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

Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University - 3/4 December 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.

Keynote speakers

  • Dr Laurence Brooks, Brunel University
  • Prof Helen Edwards, Sunderland University
  • Dr Sue Childs, Senior Research Fellow, Northumbria University
  • Prof David Wastell, University of Nottingham


  • Prof David Wainwright, Northumbria University
  • Dr Panos Panagiotopoulos, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof Savvas Papagiannidis, Newcastle University


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 23rd October. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Abstracts should be emailed to Ewelina Lacka ( ).

Location: Corporate Hub, Top floor of our Business School


3rd of December

12.00 – 12.45

Arrival, registration and lunch

12.45 – 13.00

Welcome note by the workshop organisers

13.00 – 14.00

Dr Laurence Brooks: "Researching Policy informatics for e-government"

14.00 – 15.00

Dr Sue Childs/Prof Helen Edwards: "Evidence based research - does it matter?"

15.00 – 15.45

Nico Binsfeld, University of Northumbria, "Innovative ecosystems in a small country: an exploratory analysis of Luxembourg"

15.45 – 16.30

Alicia Parkes, Loughborough University: "Agile Organisational Transformation Paradigm"

16.30 – 17.15

Shirumisha Kwayu, Nottingham Trent University: "The impact of social media on the balance of strategies within organisations


18.30 – 20.30

Networking dinner  


4th of December

09.00 – 10.30 - Parallel Stream 1

Martins Odiase, Northumbria University: "Exploring the role of cultural diversity on information technology (IT) implementation in a developing country: A Nigerian perspective"

Eleni Dermentzi, Newcastle University: "Public's intention to engage with academic community via online technologies"

09.00 – 10.30 - Parallel Stream 2

Alex Fenton, University of Salford: "Social capital, brand and football: tales from the digital field"

Jack He, Newcastle University: "Humour Addition and Audience Acceptance in Subtitling - With Special Reference to Popular Slang Used by Internet Fan-subtitlers"

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.15

Prof David Wastell: "Achieving impact through action research: tales from the trenches of health and social care"

12.15 – 12.30

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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