Dr Efpraxia Zamani

Job: VC2020 Lecturer in Information Systems

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)

Address: Gateway House GH5.72, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH UK

T: 01162577518

E: efpraxia.zamani@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/ccsr


Personal profile

Efpraxia D. Zamani is a Lecturer of Information Systems and member of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Her research lies at the intersection of organisational and societal implications of IT, including Enterprise Information Systems, the blockchain, ICT4D etc.

She has extensive experience on the study of user behaviour with mobile and portable IT artefacts and uses both qualitative and quantitative methods. Her research work has been published in peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Journal of Information Technology, Government Information Quarterly, International Journal of Electronic Commerce).

Dr. Zamani is interested in applications from prospective PhD students who would like to pursue research in any of the above areas. You can contact her by email with your CV and your research proposal.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Publications and outputs 

  • Zamani, E.D., Giaglis, G. (2018). With a little help from the miners: distributed ledger technology and market disintermediation, Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 118 Issue: 3, pp.637-652 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-05-2017-0231). IF: 2.205
  • Choudrie, J, Zamani, E.D., Umeoji, E., Emmanuel, A. (2017). Implementing E-government in Lagos State: Understanding the impact of Cultural Perceptions and Working Practices. Global Information Quarterly, 34(4), pp. 646-657. IF: 4.090.
  • Choudrie, J., Zamani, E.D. (2016). ‘Understanding Individual User Resistance and Workarounds of Enterprise Social Networks: The Case of Service Ltd’, Journal of Information Technology, vol. 31, No. 2, 130-151 (https://doi.org/10.1057/jit.2016.9). IF: 4.600
  • Zamani, E.D., Kasimati, A.E., Giaglis, G.M. (2015). ‘Public Relations Crisis and Social Media: An Investigation into Extant and Prospective Consumers’ Perceptions through the Lens of Attribution Theory’, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 33-52 (doi: 10.4067/S0718-18762015000200004)
  • Kourouthanassis, P.E., Giaglis, G.M., Karaiskos, D., Zamani, E.D. (2014), ‘Adoption Behavior Differences for Mobile Data Services: M-Internet vs. M-Portals’, International Journal of Mobile Communications, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 207-228 (doi: 10.1504/IJMC.2014.061459). IF: 0.765
  • Drossos, D.A., Giaglis, G.M., Vlachos, P.A., Zamani, E.D. and Lekakos, G. (2013), ‘Consumer Responses to SMS Advertising: Antecedents and Consequences’, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 105–136. (doi: 10.2753/JEC1086-4415180104). IF: 1.872
  • Zamani, E. D., Giaglis, G. M., & Pouloudi, A. (2013). Gravitating to "the new shiny thing": Meaning, emotions, and tablets. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 32(2), 74-80. (doi: 10.1109/MTS.2013.2259320). IF: 0.556
  • Kounavis, C.D., Kasimati, A.E., Zamani, E.D. (2012), ‘Enhancing the Tourism Experience through Mobile Augmented Reality: Challenges and Prospects’, International Journal of Engineering Business Management, Special Issue: Digital and Mobile Economy, vol. 4. (doi: 10.5772/51644)

Research interests/expertise

  • Information Systems Management
  • User Experience and Post-Adoption Behaviour
  • Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • ICT4D

Areas of teaching

Management of Information Systems


PGcert Higher Education

PhD Information Systems

MSc Finance and Management Engineering

MA Museum Studies

BA Architecture Engineering

Courses taught

IMAT2601 - Management of ICT (UG, 2nd year)

IMAT3451 - Finaly Year Project (UG, 3rd year)

IMAT5206 - Management of Information Systems (PG)

Honours and awards

2014: Best Paper Award Nominee for the paper ‘Zamani, E.D., Giaglis, G.M., Pouloudi, A. (2014). Tactile Experiences: User Interpretations and Meaning with Touch-Focused IT Artifacts. In the Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 47), January 6-9, Big Island, Hawaii.

2013: Best Paper Award for the paper ‘Zamani, E.D., Giaglis, G.M., Pouloudi, A. (2013). A Sensemaking Approach to Tablet Users’ Accommodating Practices. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013), December 15-18, Milan, Italy.

2010 – 2013: Herakleitos II PhD Fellowship by the Education and Lifelong Learning Operational Programme (NSRF 2007 – 2013), co-financed by the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs and the European Social Fund.

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS)

Technical Chambers, Greece

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional licences and certificates

Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis (2015), British Computer Society (BCS)

Professional esteem indicators

  • Visiting Professor of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Applications at the International Hellenic University, Greece (2018)
  • Ad Hoc reviewer for academic journals including Information & Management, Journal of Enterprise Information Management and IT & People
  • Member of the Editorial Review Board for Industrial Management and Data Systems
  • Associate Editor for the ORBIT journal



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