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

Salford Business School, University of Salford - 1/2 Dec 2016

The aim of the workshop

In collaboration with BAM and UKAIS, the Centre for Digital Business at Salford Business School welcomes doctoral candidates & early career scholars to share their research on the theme of "what are the consequences of disruptive technologies on business and society". The key philosophy behind our workshop theme is to provide a supportive and friendly environment for established BAM and IS scholars to network and to invite early career scholars of the E-Business and E-Government community to contribute their voices on how research on digital business delivers both societal and academic impact.

This workshop opens the series, by bridging together the participants of all previous workshops and new participants in a 2 half day that has 4 objectives:

  • Encourage participants to present their research and get an informative feedback from audiences and the session chair.
  • To provide a supportive environment so that participants can be reflective on their progress, contribution, or potential publications.
  • Offer an opportunity for social and face to face networking and build new connections with fellow participants.
  • To build and reinforce partnerships across the academic community for members of the BAM E-Business and E-Government SIG and UKAIS, and also to demonstrate how digital business underpins the different Industry Collaboration Zones with The University of Salford.

Workshop Directors

  • Dr Marie Griffiths, University of Salford
  • Dr Mostafa Mohamad, University of Salford

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Trevor Wood-Harper
  • Professor Mike Newman


  • Dr Mahmoud Abdelrahman, Northumbria University
  • Professor Andrew Basden, University of Salford
  • Dr Fletcher Gordon, University of Salford
  • Dr Aleksej Heinze, University of Salford
  • Prof Thanos Papadopoulos, Kent University
  • 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 18th November 2016. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Abstracts should be emailed to Mo Mostafa(

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

Location: University of Salford


1st of December

Location: Mary Seacole Building - Room MS181

11.30 – 11.55

Arrival and registration

11.55 – 12.00

Welcome note by the workshop organisers (Prof.John Davis)

12.00 – 13.00

Prof. Mike Newman: "Disruptive Innovations and the Sharing Economy: the Case of Uber Taxi Services"

13.00 – 13.45


13.45 – 15.00

Theme: Digital Sport and community engagement

Session Facilitator: Prof Savvas Papagiannidis, Newcastle University

Alex Fenton, Salford Business School: "Building international relationships through social media marketing: A netnography of football communities"

Joseph Silveira Asamoah , Salford Business School: "Do "happy" and "surprising" videos make viral videos? What is the role of emotion and social identity on video virality? Case study of Salford City FC/Football related videos."

15.00 – 16.15


15.15 – 16.30

Theme: Wide impact e-Business projects

Session Facilitator: Dr Mahmoud Abdelrahman, Northumbria University

Aber Wazzan, Salford Business School: "The Use of Online Shopping Acceptance Model (OSAM): influence of social media in Saudi Arabia"

Hafizah Yusup, Salford Business School: "Managing Technology Innovation in SMEs: Case Studies of KTP Projects in UK"


18.30 – 20.30

Networking dinner: TOOPS


2nd of December

Location: Mary Seacole Building - Room MS187

09.00 – 10.00

Theme: ICT for Development

Session Facilitator: Dr. Mostafa Mohamad

Hassan Baz Chamas, Bradford School of Management: "Government Systems Acceptance in Developing Countries: The Context-System Gap"

Henry Aborele, Manchester Metropolitan University: "E-waste policy development and societal change"

10.00 – 11.00

Theme: Sociotechnical Perspective & IS philosophy

Session Facilitator: Prof. Andrew Basden

Ayman Alhabshi, University of Salford: "Developing a Socio-Technical Process Framework for Information Systems Project Management in Public HEIs: A Case Study of Kuwait University".

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.30 Theme: Engaged scholarship and Community Impact

Peter Kawalek, Professor of Information systems and Strategy, University of Manchester: "Action research and Engaged scholarship"

Roddy Eileen - Associate Dean International, University of Salford: "Wide impact research and community engagement - League Table ranking"

12.30 – 13.30

Professor Trevor Wood-Harper: "Ideal Type Thesis and Learning"


Closing notes: Dr Marie Grifiths & Dr Mostafa Mohamad

Accommodation & Networking Dinner

Participants will need to make their own travel/accommodation arrangements. Participants are expected to attend the networking dinner. UKAIS has kindly sponsored a number of places.

Travelling to University of Salford