Our strategic research expertise

Research in digital business, e-commerce and ICT  innovation

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a constantly changing field of research driven by new technologies and characterised by windows of opportunity that emerge as technologies facilitate and enable new social and organisational opportunities. Electronic Commerce (EC) involving the application of ICT and new business processes in organisations has become a highly visible focus for research.

The School has a series of major research programmes which focus on the application of ICT and EC.

  • Socio-Economic Impacts of ICT/ECIncluding economic impacts of ICT on labour markets, e-business activities in New Zealand, social and cultural consequences of ICTs for women, Maori, new immigrants.
  • Innovative Applications of ICT/EC
    Including analysis tools for B2B websites, innovation processes.
  • Commercialisation of Innovative ICT/EC
    Including processes for commercialisation of ICT, success factors for commercialisation of ICT.
  • Strategic use of ICT/ECs
    Including strategy taxonomies for electronic retailing, e-business strategies, strategic alliances in electronic marketplaces.
  • Adoption, uptake and implementation processes for ICT/EC
    Including case studies of adoption of ICT/EC by New Zealand organisations and government, change management.
  • On-line communities and electronic communication
    Including electronic networks for innovators and entrepreneurs, seniors, teenagers.