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

Making digital and data create value

Business School, University of Kent- 21/22 Jan 2019

The E-Business & E-Government Track at BAM's Annual Conference provides a lively and friendly forum for academics, practitioners and policy makers to present and discuss their latest findings in e-Business and e-Government, and the underlying technologies, infrastructure and services to support these applications.

Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • e-business
  • e-commerce and e-retail
  • e-marketing, e-consumer behaviour, e-CRM
  • e-business models
  • social media and computer-mediated communications
  • e-government, e-public services, e-health
  • information systems / digital research methods
  • adoption, acceptance and diffusion of digital innovations
  • digital innovation / IT-enabled innovation
  • online communities and digital collaboration
  • smart cities, smart homes, smart manufacturing and smart government
  • virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence
  • big data, open data, data analytics and data science applications

The aim of the workshop

  • 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.

Participants may be also interested in the Special Issued hosted by Technological Forecasting and Social Change: "Tension in the Data Environment: Future Implications for Individuals, Organisations and Society"

Workshop Organisers: Prof Thanos Papadopoulos, Prof Savvas Papagiannidis


Those who wish to attend and/or present their work should provide an extended abstract of their talk (up to 2 pages) in which the research topic is discussed and research methodology outlined as soon as possible and before the 30th November 2018. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Abstracts should be emailed to Davit Marikyan.

5 travel bursaries are available for doctoral students. These will cover the overnight accommodation and networking dinner (£70 pounds total per bursary). Bursaries will be allocated to students presenting their work who are BAM members and have booked train tickets to the event. For more information please get in touch.

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

Location: University of Kent: Sail & Colour Loft, The Historic Dockyard, ME44TE Chatham, Kent.


21st of January

11.30 – 11.55

Arrival and registration

11.55 – 12.00

Welcome note by the workshop organisers

12.00 – 13.00

Keynote: Professor Marian Garcia - University of Kent

13.00 – 13.30


13.30 – 14.15

Dr Iannacci Federico, Canterbury Christ Church University: "From acceptance to adaptive acceptance of social media policy change: a set-theoretic analysis of B2B SMEs"

14.15 – 15.00

Prof Maureen Meedows, Coventry University: "Trustworthy and legitimate? Big data, business and society"

15.30 – 16.45

GuihanKo, University of Kent: "Fostering the generation of creative solutions in crowdsourcing communities: co-opetition in discussion forums"

Mahmoud Zakarneh, University of Kent: "The Impact of Technology-Enabled Value Co-Creation on Innovation Performance in Business Networks"

15.00 – 15.30

Coffee Break

15.30 – 17.15

Zoe Chroni, University of the West of Scotland: "Factors influencing social media adoption by B2B organisations in Greece. A case study approach."

Kuttimani Tamilmani, University of Swansea: "The battle of Brain Vs Heart: A Literature review and Meta-analysis of "Hedonic motivation" use in UTAUT2"

Davit Marikyan, Newcastle University: "Acceptance of pervasive technology in private spaces"


18.30 – 20.30

Networking dinner


22nd of January

09.00 – 10.15

Dr Elvira Ismagilova, Bradford University: "Advances in research on Smart City: An information systems’ (IS) perspective"

Anushri Gupta, Queen Mary University of London: "Capabilities Development in City Data Infrastructure"

10.15 – 10.45

Coffee Break

10.45 – 12.00

Claire Brewis, Coventry University: "Big data (re)sources – an impetus for new dynamic capabilities"

Ariya Nithikulsak, University of Kent: "From product-centric to customer-centric: An e-transition capabilities model for SMEs"

12.00 – 12.55

Prof Savvas Papagiannidis Newcastle University & Dr Panos Panagiotopoulos, Queen Mary University of London: "Big data? Big problems!"


Closing notes

Accommodation & Networking Dinner

Participants will need to make their own travel/accommodation arrangements. Participants are expected to attend the networking dinner.

Travelling to University of Kent