Emerging Technologies and 21st Century Commerce

Research Group Summary

The Emerging Technologies and 21st Century Commerce research group is currently investigating a broad range of issues related to the transformation of commerce by emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, surveillance, biotechnology, cryptocurrencies and blockchain, and the cluster of technologies known as social media and Web 2.0.

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Members - Non-UC Staff

  • Stephen L. Baglione: Researcher; Saint Leo University
  • Robert Bastida: Researcher; ICT Consultant
  • Madeline Domino: Researcher; University of South Florida at Sarasota
  • Maryam Mahdavian: Researcher; Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
  • Robbie Morrison: Researcher; University of Canterbury
  • Nick Murphy: Researcher; Ernst & Young
  • Ney Prai-Ngam: Ph.D. Researcher; University of Canterbury
  • Pedro Reyes: Researcher; Baylor University

Events

  • A disconnect in the literature on measurement in the behavioural sciences: a diagnosis and a treatment plan
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; 29 March 2018
    A seminar by Dr. Sander Zwanenburg of the University of Otago, hosted by the Emerging Technologies and 21st Century Commerce research group, at the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.
  • Article: "CEO decision making under crisis: Cases from the Christchurch earthquake", in the Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, by Amit Sarkar, Stephen Wingreen, and John Ascroft
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; May 2017
    Well done, Amit and John!
  • Article: "Exploring blog usage in virtual teams: Discovering social media utility", in the Journal of Information Technology Management, by Rob Bastida, Rick Gupta, and Stephen Wingreen.
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; July 2017
    Congrats, Rob and Rick!
  • Article: "Perceptions of trust in bionano sensors: Is it against our better judgement? An investigation of generalised expectancies and the emerging technology trust paradox", in the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, by Natasha Mazey and Stephen Wingreen
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; May 2017
    Congratulations, Natasha!
  • Best Paper, EMCIS 2016
    European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems 2016 (EMCIS2016), June 23th – 24th 2016, Krakow, Poland; 24 June 2016
    Congrats to Amit Sarkar, and our co-author, John Ascroft, CIO of Jade Software, for winning the best paper award for "Governing information systems resilience: a case study". Great work, and well-done, everyone!
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in Business, Culture, and Society
    SIGNAL ICT Graduate School; 6 March 2018
    An invited lecture on the topic of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in business, culture, and society, delivered for the SIGNAL ICT Graduate School, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Concourse Theory and Q-Methodology: Research seminar, workshop, and Ph.D. forum, with Dr. Stephen C. Wingreen
    University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; 1 April 2016
    University College Cork, Department of Business Information Systems and the School of Graduate Studies
  • Concourse Theory, Q-methodology, and Q-sort Applications for Blockchain and Bitcoin
    University College Dublin, Smurfit Graduate School of Business Administration and Quinn School of Business; 12 April 2016
    A workshop, delivered to the faculty and students of University College Dublin, Smurfit Graduate School of Business Administration and Quinn School of Business
  • Concourse Theory, Q-Methodology, and Q-sort as a Means for Determining Software Feature Sets, a research seminar, presented by Dr. Stephen C. Wingreen
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland; 31 March 2016
    University of Limerick, LERO Institute
  • Initial trust in emerging technologies and the effect of threats to privacy, by Natasha Mazey.
    University of Canterbury, Department of Accounting and Information Systems; 17 - 19 October 2016
    2016 ACIS Postgraduate Seminar
  • MCom thesis, "Organisational information systems resilience : a Q-methodology approach", with distinction, by Amit Sarkar.
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; 25 August 2016
    Congratulations, and well-done, Amit!
  • Ph.D. thesis defense, "Initial trust in emerging technologies and the effects of threats to privacy", by Natasha Mazey
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; 24 September 2018
    Congratulations, and well-done, Dr. Mazey!
  • Ph.D. thesis defense, "Social media usage and its effect on virtual team dynamics:a transactive memory system approach", by Rick Gupta
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; 29 January 2016
    Congratulations, Dr. Gupta, and well-done!
  • Seminar with Robert Thomson, "Relational mobility and behaviors on social network sites"
    Department of Accounting and Information Systems; 4 September 2015
    Robert Thomson, of Hokkaido University, presented his research on relational mobility and behaviors on social network sites. It was a pleasure to be your host for the day, Rob, and to hear your research. Thank you for coming, and you are certainly welcome back any time!
  • Technology and Privacy in the 21st Century: An Analysis of Personal Information Privacy Concerns using Q-Methodology
    National University of Ireland at Galway; 8 April 2016
    A research seminar, presented by Dr. Stephen Wingreen, for the National University of Ireland at Galway, Whitaker Institute, IS Research Seminar Series.
  • Technology, Freedom, and Privacy in the 21st Century: Perspectives About the Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies
    Trinity College Dublin, Neill Lecture Theatre; 26 April 2016
    A public lecture, by Dr. Stephen Wingreen, on the ethical challenges posed by modern technologies, and their implications for freedom and privacy in the 21st Century.
  • Valuing Bitcoin, and Translating the Blockchain: Initial Results From the World Cafe
    University College Dublin, Smurfit Graduate School of Business Administration and Quinn School of Business; 25 April 2016
    A research seminar, delivered to the faculty and students of University College Dublin, Smurfit Graduate School of Business Administration, and Quinn School of Business.

Subject Area: Disciplines