Vishanth Weerakkody

Professor of Digital Governance

Contact Details

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Room: ESGW 310
Brunel University
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 266020
Email: vishanth.weerakkody@brunel.ac.uk

Summary

Vishanth Weerakkody is a Professor of Digital Governance and Director of the Business Life Programme. Prior to his academic career, Vishanth worked in a number of Multinational organisations, including IBM UK, in the area of software engineering, business systems design and process analysis. He is currently involved in several research projects which are funded by the European Commission and Qatar Foundation focusing on themes such as ICT enabled process transformation, social innovation and digital inclusion in the public sector. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, guest-edited special issues of leading journals and edited several books on these themes. Vishanth has many years of R&D experience in the field of digital governance and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Electronic Government Research. A Chartered IT professional and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, he combines over 25 years of practical industry-based knowhow with academic and teaching experience. Vishanth is also an elected member of the University Senate and Disciplinary Committee

Teaching and Research

Teaching

Innovation and Knowledge Management
Organisational Behaviour and Analysis

Research Interests

  • Electronic government (E-Government)
  • Transformational Government (T-Government)
  • Business process re-engineering
  • Organisational change
  • Technology adoption and diffusion in the public sector

Research Centres

Information Systems Evaluation and Integration (ISEing)

Publications

Publications

Journal Papers

(2013) El-Haddadeh, R., Weerakkody, V. and Al-Shafi, S., The complexities of Electronic Services Implementation and Institutionalisation in the Public Sector, Information and Management 50 (4) : 135- 143

(2012) El-Haddadeh, R., weerakkody, V. and Peng, J., Social networking services adoption in corporate communication: the case of China, Journal of Enterprise Information Management 25 (6) : 559- 575

(2012) Weerakkody, V., Dwivedi, YK., EL-Haddadeh, R., Almuwil, A. and Ghoneim, A., Conceptualizing E-Inclusion in Europe: An Explanatory Study, Information Systems Management 29 (4) : 305- 320

(2012) Irani, Z., Weerakkody, V., Kamal, M., Hindi, NM., Osman, IH., Anouze, AL., El-Haddadeh, R., Lee, H., Osmani, M. and Al-Ayoubi, B., An analysis of methodologies utilised in e-government research: A user satisfaction perspective, Journal of Enterprise Information Management 25 (3) : 298- 313

(2012) Weerakkody, V., El-Haddadeh, R., Sabol, T., Ghoneim, A. and Dzupka, P., E-government implementation strategies in developed and transition economies: A comparative study, International Journal of Information Management 32 (1) : 66- 74

(2011) Jain, V., Dwivedi, YK. and Weerakkody, V., New frontiers in global is outsourcing, Journal of Global Information Technology Management 14 (2) : 1- 5

(2011) Al-Busaidy, M. and Weerakkody, V., E-government services in Oman: An employee's perspective, Electronic Government 8 (2-3) : 185- 207

(2011) Weerakkody, V., El-Haddadeh, R. and Al-Shafi, S., Exploring the complexities of e-government implementation and diffusion in a developing country: Some lessons from the State of Qatar, Journal of Enterprise Information Management 24 (2) : 172- 196

(2011) Kamal, M., Weerakkody, V. and El-Haddadeh, R., Process and information and communication technologies (ICT) integration in the public sector, Journal of Cases on Information Technology 13 (3) : i- v

(2011) Kamal, MM., Weerakkody, V. and Irani, Z., Analysing the role of stakeholders in the adoption of technology integration solutions in UK local government: An exploratory study, Government Information Quarterly 28 (2) : 200- 210

(2011) Weerakkody, VJP., Janssen, M. and Dwivedi, Y., Transformational change and business process re-engineering (BPR): Lessons from the British and Dutch public sector, Government Information Quarterly 28 (3) : 320- 328

(2011) Dwivedi, YK., Venkitachalam, K., Sharif, AM., Al-Karaghouli, W. and Weerakkody, V., Research trends in knowledge management: Analyzing the past and predicting the future, Information Systems Management 28 (1) : 43- 56

(2010) Dwivedi, YK. and Weerakkody, V., A profile of scholarly community contributing to the international journal of electronic government research, International Journal of Electronic Government Research 6 (4) : 1- 11

(2010) Weerakkody, V. and Irani, Z., A value and risk analysis of offshore outsourcing business models: An exploratory study, International Journal of Production Research 48 (2) : 613- 634 Download publication

(2010) Al-Shafi, S. and Weerakkody, V., Adoption and diffusion of free wireless internet parks in Qatar, International Journal of Value Chain Management 4 (1-2) : 68- 85

(2010) Al-Sobhi, F., Weerakkody, V. and Kamal, MM., An exploratory study on the role of intermediaries in delivering public services in Madinah City: Case of Saudi Arabia, Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy 4 (1) : 14- 36

(2010) Sharif, AM., Irani, Z. and Weerakkody, V., Evaluating and modelling constructs for e-government decision making, Journal of the Operational Research Society 61 (6) : 929- 952 Download publication

(2010) Irani, Z., Lee, H., Weerakkody, V., Kamal, MM., Topham, S., Simpson, G., Balci, A., Medeni, TD., Gabor, A., Ko, A., Kucukpehlivan, A., Dabanli, A., Sagirogllu, C., Saygin, Y., Nergiz, E., Hintoglu, A., Campos, LM., Correia, P., Luis, JPS., Rebahi, Y., Onofrei, AA., Iancu, M., Pop, E. and Barbos, M., Ubiquitous participation platform for policy makings (UbiPOL): A Research Note, International Journal of Electronic Government Research 6 (1) : 78- 106

(2009) Weerakkody, V., Dwivedi, YK. and Kurunananda, A., Implementing e-government in Sri Lanka: Lessons from the UK, Information Technology for Development 15 (3) : 171- 192

(2009) Dwivedi, YK., Weerakkody, V. and Williams, MD., Guest editorial: From implementation to adoption: challenges to successful E-Government diffusion, Government Information Quarterly 26 (1) : 3- 4

(2009) Kamal, MM., Weerakkody, V. and Jones, S., The case of EAI in facilitating e-government services in a Welsh authority, International Journal of Information Management 29 (2) : 161- 165

(2009) Weerakkody, V., Dwivedi, YK. and Irani, Z., The diffusion and use of institutional theory: A cross-disciplinary longitudinal literature survey, Journal of Information Technology 24 (4) : 354- 368 Download publication

(2008) Dhillon, GS., Weerakkody, V. and Dwivedi, YK., Realising transformational stage e-government: A UK local authority perspective, Electronic Government 5 (2) : 162- 180

(2008) Carter, L. and Weerakkody, V., E-government adoption: A cultural comparison, Information Systems Frontiers 10 (4) : 473- 482

(2008) Weerakkody, V. and Dhillon, G., Moving from e-government to t-government: a study of process reengineering challenges in a UK local authority context, International Journal of Electronic Government Research 4 (4) : 1- 16

(2007) Weerakkody, V., Dwivedi, Y., Brooks, L., Williams, M. and Mwange, A., E-government implementation in Zambia: Contributing factors, Electronic Government: An International Journal 4 (4) : 484- 508

(2007) Janssen, M., Joha, A. and Weerakkody, VJP., Shared service arrangements in the public sector: an exploratory study, Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy 1 (3) : 271- 284

(2005) Choudrie, J. and Weerakkody, V., Exploring e-government in the UK: challenges, issues and complexities, Journal of Information Science and Technology 2 (2) : 25- 45

(2004) Currie, WL., Wang, X. and Weerakkody, V., Developing web services using the Microsoft.Net platform: technical and business challenges, Journal of Enterprise Information Management 17 (5) : 335- 350

(2004) Choudrie, J., Ghinea, G. and Weerakkody, V., Evaluating global e-government sites: A view using web diagnostics tools, Electronic Journal of e-Government 2 (2) : 105- 114 Download publication

(2003) Weerakkody, V., Currie, WL. and Ekanayaka, Y., Re-engineering business processes through application service providers: challenges, issues and complexities, Business Process Management Journal 9 (6) : 776- 794

(1999) Weerakkody, V., Bennett, J. and Tagg, C., Implementing business process and information systems reengineering in Sri Lanka: Identifying critical success factors, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 58 (3) : 160- 170

Conference Papers

(2007) Weerakkody, V., Dwivedi, Y., Williams, M., Brooks, L. and Mwange, A., E-government implementation in Zambia: contributing factors, 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems

Book Chapters

(2009) Al-Busaidy, M. and Weerakkody, V., E-government implementation in Oman: a preliminary investigation. In: Sahu, GP., Dwivedi, YK. and Weerakkody, V. eds. E-Government Development and Diffusion: Inhibitors and Facilitators of Digital Democracy. Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference 272- 280

(2009) Elnaghi, M., Alshawi, S., Weerakkody, V. and Aziz, W., Instigating transformational government at a municipality level: a case study. In: Weerakkody, V., Janssen, M. and Dwivedi, YK. eds. Handbook of Research on ICT-Enabled Transformational Government: A Global Perspective. Information Science Reference 72- 91

(2009) Weerakkody, V. and Dhillon, G., Moving from e-government to t-government: a study of process reengineering challenges in a UK local authority context. In: Weerakkody, V. ed. Social and Organizational Developments through Emerging E-Government Applications: New Principles and Concepts. Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference 349- 364

(2009) Al-Shafi, S. and Weerakkody, V., Technology acceptance of free wireless internet park initiatives. In: Sahu, GP., Dwivedi, YK. and Weerakkody, V. eds. E-Government Development and Diffusion: Inhibitors and Facilitators of Digital Democracy. Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference 161- 175

(2007) Williams, MD., Dwivedi, YK., Middleton, C., Wilson, D., Falch, M., Schulz, A., Weerakkody, V., Papazafeiropoulou, A., Ramdani, B. and Gholami, R., Global diffusion of broadband: current state and future directions for investigation. In: McMaster, T., Wastell, D., Fermeley, E. and DeGross, JI. eds. Organizational Dynamics of Technology-Based Innovation: Diversifying the Research Agenda. (235/2007) : 529- 532

Books

(2009) Sahu, GP., Dwivedi, YK. and Weerakkody, V., E-government development and diffusion: inhibitors and facilitators of digital democracy. Information Science Reference

(2009) Weerakkody, V., Janssen, M. and Dwivedi, YK., Handbook of research on ICT-enabled transformational government: a global perspective. Information Science Publishing

(2009) Weerakkody, V., Social and organizational developments through emerging e-government applications: new principles and concepts. Information Science Reference

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