Dr Efpraxia D. Zamani

BA (Aristotle), MA (Leicester), MSc (Aegean), PhD (AUEB), PGCert (De Montfort)

Information School

Senior Lecturer in Information Systems

Dr Efpraxia D. Zamani
Dr Efpraxia D. Zamani
e.zamani@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6331

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Dr Efpraxia D. Zamani
Information School
Regent Court (IS)
211 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
Profile

My background is multidisciplinary. I hold a Bachelor in Architectural Engineering, an MA in Museum Studies and an MSc in Finance and Management Engineering. I received my doctorate from the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) in 2014. After this, I was a post doctoral researcher at the same university until early 2016, when I joined De Montfort University as a Lecturer of Information Systems. I joined the Information School at the university of Sheffield in late 2018.

Research interests

My broad research interests relate to the organisational and social aspects of information systems and emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and the Blockchain. I am particularly interested in  the relationship between technology and inequalities.

My research work has been presented in numerous conferences and has been published in journals such as the Information Systems Journal, the Journal of Information Technology, Government Information Quarterly and the International Journal of Electronic Commerce.

I am interested in supervising PhD students with an interest in the use of information systems within personal and work-related contexts, in the social implications of emerging technologies (e.g., ICTs for development purposes and societal inequalities) and/or their impact on work and productivity, as well as more broadly in how users make sense of technology and technology-enabled practices.

Publications

Books

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • McKenna-Aspell J, Wang Y, Rutter S & Zamani E (2022) Facilitating inclusive spaces for sharing untold stories from diverse perspectives. Information Science Trends 2022: Untold Stories RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alotaibi N, Dasuki S & Zamani E (2021) Factors Affecting the Adoption of M-government services in Saudi Arabia: A Female Citizen Perspective. 2021 UK Academy for Information Systems Conference, 23 March 2021 - 24 March 2021. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zamani E, Griva A, Spanaki K, O'Reilly P & Sammon D (2020) Making Sense of Business Analytics: The Case of Two Start-Ups. Workshop on Business Analytics for the Management of Information Systems Development, 28th European Conference on Information Systems 2020 (ECIS 2020) - 2020. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zamani E & Pouloudi N (2019) On the Appropriation of Consumerised IT: A Trial and Error Approach. 13th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zamani E (2019) Power and Bitcoins: a Critical Realism Perspective. 13th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ardo A & Zamani E (2019) Mobile Phones for Financial Inclusiveness and Empowerment: A Case Study of Anchor Borrowers Programme. 2019 UK Academy for Information Systems Conference View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zamani E & Stamatiadis E (2018) Healthcare Information Systems Implementation: Social and Organisational Dimensions. 12th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS 2018). Corfu, Greece RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zamani E & Babatsikos I (2017) Diffusion and Adoption of Bitcoins In Light of The Financial Crisis: The case of Greece. 11th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS 2017). Genoa RIS download Bibtex download
  • Choudrie J, Zamani E & Al-Bulushi A (2017) Are online social networks, leading to a ‘better world in the Omani public sector? A qualitative study. Information and Communication Technologies for Development (pp 669-680). Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 22 May 2017 - 24 May 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Choudrie J, Zamani E, Umeoji E & Emmanuel A (2016) Developing e-Services for Lagos State: Understanding the impact of Cultural Perceptions and Working Practices. 9th Pre-ICIS SIG GlobDev Workshop. Dublin, Ireland RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kypriotaki K, Zamani E & Giaglis G (2015) From Bitcoin to Decentralized Autonomous Corporations - Extending the Application Scope of Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Networks and Blockchains. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 27 April 2015 - 30 April 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jyoti C, Sutee P, Efpraxia Z & George G (2014) Investigating the adoption and use of smartphones in the UK: A silver-surfers perspective. ECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kasimati AE, Zamani ED & Manou OT (2014) ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN THE DIGITAL ERA: A ROADMAP FOR UBIQUITOUS GAME BASED LEARNING IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AT HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS. ICERI2014: 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (pp 5945-5952) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zamani ED, Giaglis GM & Pouloudi A (2014) Tactile Experiences: User Interpretations and Meaning with Tablets. 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 6 January 2014 - 9 January 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zamani ED, Giaglis GM & Pouloudi A (2013) A sensemaking approach to tablet users' accommodating practices. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013): Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design, Vol. 1 (pp 246-264) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kasimati AE, Kourouthanassis PE, Zamani ED & Giaglis GM (2013) The Wireless Readiness Innovation Index: Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Public Sector in New Service Introduction. 12th International Conference on Mobile Business, ICMB 2013 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zamani ED, Mitakou EN, Fanou PG & Hatzopoulos DM (2013) Introduction to the proceedings of IU/IC 2013. WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT ENVIRONMENTS, Vol. 17 (pp 699-699) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mitakou EN, Fanou PG & Zamani ED (2013) From Spectator to User, From Viewer to (Act)or. WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT ENVIRONMENTS, Vol. 17 (pp 700-708) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zamani ED, Giaglis GM & Pouloudi N (2012) “DAD BOUGHT ANOTHER TOY”: MEANING MAKING AND EMOTIONS WITH TABLETS. International Conference on Mobile Business, ICMB 2012 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kasimati A & Zamani E (2011) Education and Learning in the Semantic Web. 2011 15th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics, 30 September 2011 - 2 October 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kounavis CD, Zamani ED & Giaglis GM (2011) A Mobile Application Supporting Conference Attendees and Organizers. 2011 15th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics, 30 September 2011 - 2 October 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kounavis CD, Zamani ED & Giaglis GM (2011) An Innovative Conference Management Mobile Application (CoMMA). 2011 10th International Conference on Mobile Business, 20 June 2011 - 21 June 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kourouthanassis PE, Georgiadis CK, Zamani E & Giaglis GM (2010) Explaining the Adoption of Mobile Internet Applications. 2010 Ninth International Conference on Mobile Business and 2010 Ninth Global Mobility Roundtable (ICMB-GMR), 13 June 2010 - 15 June 2010. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zamani E, Kourouthanassis PE & Giaglis G (2010) The mediating role of Emotional State toward Pervasive IS adoption.. 9th International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB 2010) (pp 100-106) RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Current PhD students

  • Michael Adetu:  "Crowdsourcing in a Globally Dispersed Crowd: A Catalyst for Business Innovation or Participant Deskilling?"
  • Norah Alotaibi: The Efficiency and Quality of E-Government Services: An Analytical Study of Smartphone Applications in the Saudi Ministries
  • Eko Wahyu Tyas Darmaningrat: Developing Information Security Policy Framework to Support Smart City Implementation in Indonesia
  • Jing Wang: Digital Collaboration: The Establishment of Knowledge Management-Based BIM Collaboration Model
  • Haoyu Xie: A Research on the Self-Organization of Crowdsourcing Workers
  • Yuzhen Zhu: Understanding the Role of Information and Communication Technology in the Shaping of Interorganizational Knowledge Exchange Practice: Proposing an ICT-based Generic Knowledge Management Framework for the European Living Lab Ecosystem

I am a member of the Information Systems Research Group.

Teaching activities
  • I am the programme coordinator for the MSc Information Systems and module coordinator for INF6001 Information Systems Project Management.

  • I am a contributor to INF6002 Information and Knowledge Management and INF6511 Information and Knowledge Management (distance learning).

  • I received my PGCert in Higher Education from De Montfort University in 2017 and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

  • External Examiner: 
    • Birkbeck College - University of London 2018-2022
    • School of Management, Swansea University 2022-2025
    • Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University 2022-2025
Professional activities

Membership of professional bodies

  • Association of Information Systems
  • British Academy of Management
  • UK Academy of Information Systems Board Member (elected, 2021 – 2024)

Editorial Board Membership

  • British Academic of Management – Peer Review College (2022 – 2025)
  • Senior Editor at Information Technology & People (ITP)
  • Editorial Board Member at Industrial Management and Data Systems (IMDS)
  • Editorial Board Member at Journal of Global Information Technology Management (JGITM)
  • Editorial Board Member at Journal of Responsible Technology (JRT)
  • Editorial Board Member at Futures & Foresight Science (FFS)

Invited presentations

  • Guest lecture on ‘Project Selection and Control’, for the Systems Development and Project Management, National University of Galway, Ireland (October 21, 2021)
  • Guest lecture on ‘System Dynamics’ for the Stochastic Modelling and Simulation module, Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece (January 12, 2021)
  • Invited seminar as part of the seminar series at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on “The appropriation of IT”, London, UK (March 10, 2019)
  • “Creative and Cultural Roles of Emerging Technologies” Expert panel – Leicester Business Festival 2017, Leicester, UK (November 3, 2017)
  • Invited Talk on ‘Use and User Centricity in Information Systems Research' at the Institute of Information Management, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland (March 3, 2014)
  • Invited lecture on ‘Strategic imperatives for telecom companies’, E-commerce, M-Commerce Module, MBA in Telecoms, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece (February 2, 2015)