Category: Research

Diffusion of Blockchain Technology

Title: Diffusion of Blockchain Technology

Purpose: Although blockchain is often discussed, its actual diffusion seems to be varying for different industries. The purpose of this paper is to explore the blockchain technology diffusion in different industries through a combination of academic literature and social media (Twitter).

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My first thousand citations

The first thousand is pretty special, at least for me, since I had to wait 8 years after my academic journey to get it. Took me about 80 articles to reach this, based on my Scopus profile. Hopefully many more will come, given that I have some 30 years of academic career left. Continue reading “My first thousand citations”

Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Reputation – Insights from Tweets on Sustainable Development Goals by CEOs

International Journal of Information Management, Volume 48, October 2019, Pages 39-52

Abstract
Social media had been extensively used for communication and networking purposes among corporates. Literature indicates social media platforms had also been used by the firms for building relationship with different stakeholders (i.e. customers, employees, investors and neighbouring communities). But there exists a gap in literature, whether social capital present on social media can be used for building corporate reputation (CR) in the society. Literature indicates corporate social responsibility (CSR) impacts CR. Therefore this study explores how CSR messages on social media impacts CR. For this study assumption was made that all the concerns and issues raised by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the social responsibilities of the CEOs. The study tries to explore this gap by analysing the tweets posted by two group of CEOs, i.e. CEOs in top 200 fortune companies and top 100 social influencer CEOs. Continue reading “Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Reputation – Insights from Tweets on Sustainable Development Goals by CEOs”

User Engagement for Mobile Payment Service Providers – Introducing the Social Media Engagement model

Journal title: Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services

Authors: Purva Grover and Arpan Kumar Kar

Highlights

We investigate the impact of advertisements and promotions on Twitter. The study explores user participation, user engagement and user retention on Twitter. The study proposes a new Social Media Engagement model for understanding user dynamics. The study provides interesting inputs for promotional marketing tweets.

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How do Indian Institutions compare with the Global Leaders

Recently I had a very interesting chat with a close friend. Why do some of the best Indian Institutes never rank among the top universities in global rankings. What stops us to work harder and achieve global rankings. Why do Indian institutions fare badly in research? I was kind of perplexed in responding how can I explain it to someone outside the ecosystem. The challenge is that I should explain this in less than 500 words, since readers inside the domain of academics, know already about our shortcomings, but readers outside our system may get lost if we explain it in too much of details.  But more importantly, I also suffer from a lack of time to pen down my thoughts in a more detailed manner.

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“Technology enabled Health” – Insights from Twitter Analytics with a Socio-Technical Perspective

International Journal of Information Management, Vol 43, pp 85-97.
Highlights: We investigate the nature of discussion on “Technology enabled health” in Twitter.The study identifies the top technologies in health domain. The study explores the nature of discussions surrounding disease categories. The inter-dependency in terms of usage between technology and diseases is illustrated.
Authors: Purva Grover, Arpan Kumar Kar, Gareth Davies

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Effects of successful adoption of information technology enabled services in proposed smart cities of India: From user experience perspective

The purpose of this paper is to understand the effects of successful adoption of information technology (IT)-enabled services to be provided in the proposed smart cities of India from end-user-experience perspective.

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Big data with cognitive computing: A review for the future

Abstract : Analysis of data by humans can be a time-consuming activity and thus use of sophisticated cognitive systems can be utilized to crunch this enormous amount of data. Cognitive computing can be utilized to reduce the shortcomings of the concerns faced during big data analytics. The aim of the study is to provide readers a complete understanding of past, present and future directions in the domain big data and cognitive computing. A systematic literature review has been adopted for this study by using the Scopus, DBLP and Web of Science databases. The work done in the field of big data and cognitive computing is currently at the nascent stage and this is evident from the publication record. The characteristics of cognitive computing, namely observation, interpretation, evaluation and decision were mapped to the five V’s of big data namely volume, variety, veracity, velocity and value. Perspectives which touch all these parameters are yet to be widely explored in existing literature.

Journal: International Journal of Information Management (Elsevier)

Authors: Shivam Gupta, Arpan Kumar Kar, Abdullah Baabdullah, Wassan A.A Al-Khowaiter

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Success of IoT in Smart Cities of India: An empirical analysis

With rapid progress of wireless technology, the daily life of the citizens has undergone drastic change. They are using sophisticated devices based on latest technology for their daily usage at homes. This lucrative facility is available especially to the citizens of modern cities of the world. India is also not lagging. Government of India has announced for creation of 100 Smart Cities where the citizens are expected to use Information and Communication Technology with the help of internet. More use of internet by the citizens would enhance more internet penetration and here Internet of Things (IoT) plays a crucial role.

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Digital India – Reflections and Practice | Springer

This book offers a multidisciplinary resource on digital government, while specifically focusing on its role within the emerging market of India. The Government of India (GoI) is concentrating on transforming India under the Digital India initiative. In order to do so, it has emphasized three core areas: (1) Computing infrastructure as a  utility to every citizen; (2) Governance and services on demand; and (3) Digital empowerment of citizens. The chapters in this book address issues surrounding these areas, highlighting concepts such as knowledge societies, urban operations and logistics, issues in managing emergent Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), and also smart analytics for urbanization. The chapters contribute to the theory, practice and policy for a “Digital India.” The book captures lessons, knowledge, experiences (about challenges, drivers, antecedents, etc.) and best practices emerging from implementation of various projects. While the book is dedicated to a “Digital India,” this book can also be valuable resource for public administrators, government officials and researchers in other emerging markets and developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America where similar socio-political and economic conditions exist. Continue reading “Digital India – Reflections and Practice | Springer”

CFP for SI on Digital Nations – Smart Cities, Innovation & Sustainability in Information Systems Frontiers

Nations are rapidly transforming by leveraging on information and communication technologies (ICTs). The access to information and knowledge across the web enables new innovations and the creation of smart cities. Organisations and governments at all levels initiate ICT-driven programmes to stimulate innovation and address the needs of the key stakeholders. This results in radical changes in the way nations are organized. Continue reading “CFP for SI on Digital Nations – Smart Cities, Innovation & Sustainability in Information Systems Frontiers”

How to Build the right Social Media Marketing Strategy – Viewpoints from an Expert

Social media is a term that invokes fear in the hearts of many business owners, but really, it is not that bad. In fact, once you understand how to deliver an effective social media marketing strategy, it is quite easy. Most people perceive marketing to be all about promotions and sales, which is not the case. Marketing is a holistic process that begins when a product is created. One of the mediums that have sprung up in recent years, for this purpose is social networks. Social media marketing encompasses all the other aspects of traditional marketing such as sales, promotions, customer research, and customer feedback.

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10 Most Useful Web Design Tips For 2017

The information laid out in this article was created to help designers deal with issues from the year 2017. There are several design-related issues that seem to have appeared in the year 2017 that have not been resolved yet. Some have appeared due to changes in technology, and other have appeared due to changes in the way people access websites, which includes changes in the way Google works. Continue reading “10 Most Useful Web Design Tips For 2017”

15 Design Hacks to Maximize Conversions

Establishing an online presence with a website for a business is all about one thing—converting an audience into customers. To make that more likely, every aspect of the website should be focused towards that goal, including its very design. Web design is not just about looks, but also how it directs the users’ overall experience with the website. Therefore, to have a website with a good conversion rate, it should have a web design that makes it easy for potential customers to get into whatever you are offering them. Here are some of the things you can do to make that happen. Continue reading “15 Design Hacks to Maximize Conversions”

Significance of Digital Technology for Logistics Start Ups In 2017

Start-ups the world over are slowly and steadily changing the way the industry works. By identifying a problem and addressing it through their products and services, they are making a name and gaining an audience for themselves. Start-ups are also not afraid to take a few unconventional routes and take some bold decisions that others would term risky, and this is helping them gain an edge.

The logistics industry too is seeing its fair share of start-ups emerge. They are leveraging technology to solve a problem and are orchestrating innovation in the truck industry to fast gain a market share. From trying new concepts such as truck platooning to solving base-line problems such as allowing shippers to make freight shipping bookings online, they are doing it all and with flair. Continue reading “Significance of Digital Technology for Logistics Start Ups In 2017”

CFP for IEEE SCI 2017 Conference

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The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart City Innovations

August 4-8, 2017, San Francisco, USA

http://ieee-smartworld.org/2017/sci/

Workshop/Special Session Proposal Due: January 30, 2017

Paper Submission Deadline: March 10, 2017

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The Most Popular Types of Video on Social Media

Social media video consumption has been on the rise over recent years. Because it is becoming a more popular medium than text and images, more social networks have made interacting with videos easier for users. Likewise, businesses have started to incorporate social media video marketing strategies that have lead them to digital prosperity. Continue reading “The Most Popular Types of Video on Social Media”

10 Amazing Google Chrome Experiments You Need to Try Right Now

If you are not new to the Web, Google Chrome must definitely be familiar to you. Even if you prefer another browser, Chrome is still something you are must have heard of. It certainly made its name among other browsers. Now it is closely connected with words “evolution” and “progress”. Continue reading “10 Amazing Google Chrome Experiments You Need to Try Right Now”

5 Ways Tech Is Changing Human Resources

One of the most important things for a company’s success is the team that is working on it. This is people who make it possible by simply doing their job well every day. That’s the reason why each organization should have a human resources department that is responsible for the process of supervising the work of employees and hiring new ones.Actually, the range of its functions is much bigger, but these are the key ones. Continue reading “5 Ways Tech Is Changing Human Resources”

Software Testing – Approaches and Methods

Software testing in increasingly being recognized as an area of expertise which requires specialized set of skills. In the entire scope of software project management, verification and validation of the work undertaken by a development team is of paramount importance. In this article, we explore the different approaches for software testing, which may be undertaken by the professionals working in the domain. Continue reading “Software Testing – Approaches and Methods”

Do organizations change their personality before and after critical events – Insights from Twitter Analytics

Social media and big data have been in high focus due to their potentially huge impact on business, society and polity. As more and more data gets created in social media directly by organizations and more importantly, through user generated content, the importance of mining this data was recognized. This research contributes to the same domain and peruses the twitter community before and after an event which is a major breakthrough for an economy. Such an event could be an election for a nation or an economic budget announcement for a country. In this study, the event being monitored is the Union Budget 2016 in India and try to track the conversations surrounding the budget on twitter among the corporates and individual influencers.  Continue reading “Do organizations change their personality before and after critical events – Insights from Twitter Analytics”