Seminar on Innovation in e-business: adoption and diffusion

Date:  9 May 2014 (Fri), 4:00-5:00pm

Venue:  Room CF401, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University



Prof Savvas Papagiannidis

David Goldman Professor of Innovation and Enterprise

Newcastle University



The seminar will outline Prof. Papagiannidis’s research interests that mainly revolve around electronic business and its various sub-domains and e-entrepreneurship. More specifically, his research aims to inform our understanding of how Internet, mobile and related technologies affect the social and business environment, organisational strategies and business models, and how these models are implemented in terms of functional innovations (for instance in e-commerce, e-marketing, e-logistics etc.).


His work puts strong emphasis on innovation, new value creation and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities, within the context of different industries. Apart from the impact that the Internet and related technologies can have on businesses, he is also very much interested in the impact such technologies can have on individual users.


His presentation will include cases of his recent work. He will present his longitudinal research on online political engagement, as studied from different perspectives, on social media and how companies may apologise during service discontinuities and on the adoption and diffusion of web and Internet-related technologies.


Speaker’s profile


Prof. Papagiannidis is the David Goldman Professor of Innovation and Enterprise in Newcastle University Business School. He is also the Head of Marketing, Operations and Systems group and the Chair of the special interest group in E-business and E-government of the British Academy of Management. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.


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