Dimitris Bibikas

Personal details

Name: Dimitris Bibikas
Email address: dbibikas@seerc.org
Location: SEERC, 24, Proxenou Koromila Street, 546 22, Thessaloniki, GREECE


Questions

Tell us a little about yourself.

Born, raised and working in Thessaloniki, Greece. Proud of having avoided the temptation of leaving.
Not yet at least.

What got you interested in this subject?

See "Achievements and awards".

What have you enjoyed about it?

Now emphasize on the award part.

What have you found most challenging?

To go beyond the `failurization´ of `problems´ and the `successfulization´ of `solutions´.

What is your top tip for a future KIM student?

Reflect on the above.

Research

Research interests

Social media at Work. Materiality at Work. Technology and Organization. Agency and Structure.

Project title

Theorizing social media at work.

Project supervisor

Dr. Ana Cristina Vasconcelos, Dr. Iraklis Paraskakis, Dr. Alexandros Psychogios.

Project description

Purpose

The main aim of my study is to explore and theorize on the nature of social software as a technological object engaged within everyday work. To develop a theoretical framework which can help us understand, explain and foresee the future behaviour of the above phenomenon.

Positioning of research

The positioning of my research aims at moving beyond the usual exploration of social media at work on a basis of `closed´ models of determinacy, that is `culture´ affecting `tools´ or `functionalities´ affecting `culture´ or even one sub-system of work affecting the other. On the contrary, I attempt to explain the enactment of social media within businesses through an understanding of both the material as well as the social constitution of social software and work.

Research design

Qualitative. Case study. Exploratory

Anticipated outcomes

The contribution of this study to the existing body of knowledge is to hopefully provide better understanding and theoretical treatment of an increasingly expanding yet under-theorized phenomenon: the enactment of social media within work environments.

Project keywords

Social media, work, materiality.

Background

Education

Master in Business Administration, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece (2003)
Master in Information Systems, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece (2002)
Bachelor in Mathematics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (1999)

Experience

I am a Research Associate at the South East European Research Centre. I have 12 years of experience in working at projects awarded mainly by the European Commission, the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, and the Greek Information Society Programme.

Achievements and awards

My greatest achievement is to be able to find pre-existing tendencies that strive for legitimacy and ultimately assist in achieving it (the last part is the award).

Publications

Bibikas, D. (2010). A Sociotechnical approach for designing KM Systems with Social Software (In Greek). On-Line Magazine (Greek Association of Computer & Communication Engineers), (27), 18–22.

Bibikas, D., & Kargioti, E. (2010). Design Thinking: Towards a Unified View of Organizational and Technological Realms. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop Business and IT Alignment (BITA 2010), 13th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2010), Berlin, Germany, May 3-5, 2010.

Bibikas, D., Paraskakis, I., Psychogios, A., & Vasconcelos, A. (2010). The Potential of Enterprise Social Software in Integrating Exploitative and Explorative Knowledge Strategies. Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, , 1661–1673.

Bibikas, D., Paraskakis, I., Psychogios, A. G., & Vasconcelos, A. C. (2010). Emerging Enterprise Social Software Knowledge Management Environments: Current Practices and Future Challenges. International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC), 7(3/4), 328–343.

Kargioti, E., Kourtesis, D., Bibikas, D., Paraskakis, I., & Boes, U. (2010). MORMED: Towards a multilingual social networking platform facilitating Medicine 2.0. In P. D. Bamidis, & N. Pallikarakis (Eds.), XII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2010 (pp. 971–974). IFMBE Proceedings Series, 29. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg.

Bibikas, D., Paraskakis, I., Psychogios, A. G., & Vasconcelos, A. C. (2009). An Integrated Knowledge Innovation Process Management Model: The Case of Skandia. In Lytras M., & Ordonez de Pablos P. (Eds.), Knowledge Ecology in Global Business: Managing Intellectual Capital (Advances in Emerging Information Technology Issues Book Series) (pp. 156–173). London, UK: IGI Global.

Bibikas, D., Paraskakis, I., Psychogios, A. G., & Vasconcelos, A. C. (2009). The Potential of Enterprise Social Software in Integrating Exploitative and Explorative Knowledge Strategies. In S. Hatzipanagos, & S. Warbutron (Eds.), Social Software & Developing Community Ontologies (pp. 285–297). London, UK: IGI Global.

Bibikas, D., Paraskakis, I., Vasconcelos, A.C. and Psychogios A. (2009). Integrating knowledge and innovation through practice-based thinking: early findings from an SME case study. In proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM), , Università Degli Studi Di Padova, Vicenza, Italy, 3-4 September 2009..

Bibikas, D., Paraskakis, I., Vasconcelos, A.C. and Psychogios, A.G. (2009). Enterprise 2.0: The "New Knowledge Management" or Just Another Buzzword? In International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC).

Vasconcelos, A. C., Bibikas, D., Zijlstra, T. and Paraskakis, I. (2009). Implementing 'Grounded Action Research' in Information Systems Development: the OrganiK Approach. In European Conference on Research Methods (ECRM 2009) 22-23 June, Valletta, Malta.

Bibikas, D., Kourtesis, D., Paraskakis, I., Bernardi, A., Sauermann, L., Apostolou, D., et al. (2008). A Sociotechnical Approach to Knowledge Management in the Era of Enterprise 2.0: the Case of OrganiK. Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience Scientific International Journal for Parallel and Distributed Computing, 9(4), 315–327.

Bibikas, D., Kourtesis, D., Paraskakis, I., Bernardi, A., Sauermann, L., Apostolou, D., et al. (2008). Organisational Knowledge Management Systems in the Era of Enterprise 2.0: The case of OrganiK. In D. Flejter, S. Grzonkowski, T. Kaczmarek, M. Kowalkiewicz, T. Nagle, & J. Parkes (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Social Aspects of the Web (SAW 2008), 11th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2008) (pp. 53–45). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 333. CEUR-WS.org.

Bibikas, D., Paraskakis, I., Psychogios, A. G., & Vasconcelos, A. C. (2007). A Novel Approach to Enterprise Knowledge Management Systems: an Enterprise Web 2.0 Holistic Model. In Proceedings of the 2nd South East European Doctoral Student Conference (DSC 2007). Thessaloniki, Greece: South East European Research Centre (SEERC).

Bibikas, D., Paraskakis, I., Psychogios, A. G., & Vasconcelos, A. C. (2007). Towards a Holistic Model of Decentralized Enterprise Knowledge Management Systems: Emerging Web 2.0 Technologies and Management Techniques. In Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXII).