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Digital Business

Digital Business, combined with rapid technological innovations enabled by the internet of things (IoT), is leading to unprecedented technological advancement for business, the economy and society.

Digital Business, combined with rapid technological innovations  enabled by the  internet of things (IoT), is leading to unprecedented technological  advancement for business, the economy and society. 

This involves developing telecommunications policy and infrastructures, enabling the  adoption of mobile working applications and practices, developing smart technologies, buildings, cities, and applications. The Digital Business research cluster, at the Newcastle Business School, aims to develop excellent and high impact research, to contribute to our ‘Digital Future‘ and change the  way that work is performed and  services are delivered for the good of our society and a sustainable economy. Our Digital Business cluster is built on four  closely inter-related pillars of research.

Digital Business is situated within the wider ‘Digital Living’ Research themes for Northumbria University developing multi-disciplinary synergies and joint projects with other Faculties, UK and international universities, and external academic and practitioner organisations and communities. 

Research Staff

PhD and DBA Students

Recent Publications

Anderson, G. and Whalley, J. (2015) Public library internet access in areas of deprivation: The case of Glasgow. Telematics and Informatics, 32 (3). pp. 521-537. ISSN 0736-5853

Chen, W. and Bennett, D. (2013) Gaining social values of wireless technology: An interpretive case study in the healthcare institutional context.International Journal of Information Management, 33 (5). pp. 802-809. ISSN 1873-4707

Filieri, R. and McLeay, F. (2013) e-WOM and accommodation: An analysis of the factors that influence travelers’ adoption of information from online reviews. Journal of Travel Research, 53 (1). pp. 44-57. ISSN 0047-2875

Fitzgerald, C. and Cunningham, J. (2015) Inside the university technology transfer office: mission statement analysis. The Journal of Technology Transfer. ISSN 0892-9912 (In Press)

McLeay, F., Roberts, J. and Yoganathan, V. (2012) Transferring social marketing knowledge through third sector CoPs. The Marketing Review, 12 (4). pp. 381-401. ISSN 1469-347X

Nguyen, T. and Waring, T. (2013) The adoption of customer relationship management (CRM) technology in SMEs: an empirical study. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 20 (4). pp. 824-848. ISSN 1462-6004

Small, A. and Wainwright, D. (2014) SSM and technology management: Developing multimethodology through practice. European Journal of Operational Research, 3 (233). pp. 660-673. ISSN 0377-2217

Edwards, H., Childs, S., Oates, B., Wainwright, D. (2014) Yet another Journal! – Is there any need? Inaugural Editorial, The Evidence Based Information Systems Journal (EBIS), Vol. 1, Open Access Online,

Wainwright, D., Shaw, C. (2013) Modernising Pathology Services: Modelling Effective IT Project Collaboration, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol.26, No.4, pp. 268-282.

Waring, T. and Skoumpopoulou, D. (2013) Emergent cultural change: unintended consequences of a Strategic Information Technology Services implementation in a United Kingdom university. Studies in Higher Education, 38 (9). pp. 1365-1381. ISSN 0307-5079

Waring, T., Alexander, M. and Casey, R. (2013) Bringing about innovative change: the case of a patient flow management system in an NHS Trust. In: Grand Successes and Failures in IT: Public and Private Sectors. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 402 . Springer, New York, pp. 164-183. ISBN 978-3-642-388613

Yan, W and Xiong, Y. (2014) Bricks vs. clicks: different channel structures for remanufactured goods marketing. European Journal of Operational Research, 242 (2). pp. 434-444

Xiong, Y., Zhou, Y., Li, G., Chan, H.K., Xiong, Z., 2013.  Don’t Forget Your Supplier When Remanufacturing. European Journal of Operational Research.Volume 230(1), pp15-25

Xiong, Y., Li, G., Zhou, Y., Fernandes, K., Harrison, R., 2013. Optimal dynamic pricing for used products in remanufacturing. International Journal of Production Economics. Volume 147(1), pp 678-688

Current Seminar Programme

Coming soon.

Current Projects

Title: Integration Ready? Technology in Health and Care

HEIF Innovation Funded Project

November 2014 – March 2015 - ongoing, Professor Teresa Waring (Newcastle Business School) and Professor David Wainwright (Newcastle Business School) (Principal Investigators)

Collaborators: Newcastle City Council (matched funding)

Past Projects

Coming soon.

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