Professor Nripendra Rana
Telephone: (01792) 295179
Room: Office 322 - 322
Third Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

Professor Rana’s research interests are in the area of information systems (IS) including the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) (such as electronic government, electronic commerce, mobile government, mobile commerce, mobile payment etc.), analysis and usage of IS theories, social media, social commerce and mobile payment research. His work on these topics has been published in a range of leading academic journals including European Journal of Marketing, Information Systems Frontiers, Government Information Quarterly, Computers in Human Behaviour, Public Management Review, Technology Forecasting and Social Change, Information Technology & People, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Production Planning and Control, Annals of Operations Research etc. He has presented his research at key international conferences in Asia, Europe and North America. He has co-edited five books on social media, emerging markets, supply chain operations, challenges and opportunities in the digital era and digital marketing by international publishers such as Springer and Taylor & Francis. He has been acting as Associate Editor for International Journal of Information Management, Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management and Handling Editor for Information Systems Frontiers. He has developed, taught and assessed undergraduate and postgraduate modules on information systems, digital marketing and e-Business.

Areas of Expertise

  • Technology Acceptance
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Electronic Government
  • IS/IT Success and Failure
  • Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM)
  • Meta-Analysis of Existing Theories of IS/IT Adoption
  • Structural Equation Modelling (SEM)
  • IS Adoption Theory Exploration and Development
  • Use of Technology in Learning and Teaching


  1. & The Effect of Electronic Word of Mouth Communications on Intention to Buy: A Meta-Analysis. Information Systems Frontiers
  2. & Impact of acculturation, online participation and involvement on voting intentions. Government Information Quarterly
  3. & Smart Monitoring and Controlling of Government Policies Using Social Media and Cloud Computing. Information Systems Frontiers
  4. & Key Challenges to Digital Financial Services in Emerging Economies: The Indian Context. Information Technology & People
  5. & Blockchain research, practice and policy: Applications, benefits, limitations, emerging research themes and research agenda. International Journal of Information Management 49, 114-129.

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  • MN-2514 Business Information Systems

    The module provides an introduction to Business Information Systems. It will introduce Information Systems in today¿s digital age and its role in achieving competitive advantage, its underlying technological infrastructure and related concepts (e.g., security of Information Systems and ethical and social issues).

  • MN-M519 Global e-Business

    The module is designed to develop an awareness of how electronic business technologies and models are shaping the practice of contemporary organisations. This will include consideration of a full range of e-business systems, from the internet to mobile technologies and apply them in developed and developing world contexts. The module brings together a range of conceptual models, frameworks, theories and cases to build an integrated picture of modern e-business practice for organisations large or small, public or private sector, domestic or global.


  • consumer adoption of social commerce (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Hatice Kizgin
  • A meta-analytic and empirical evaluation of UTAUT2 theory: Towards a modified model (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Yogesh Dwivedi
  • 'Different Shades of Guilt: A New Insight into Consumer Behavior' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Antonis Simintiras
  • 'Success and failure of Information Systems (IS) projects: elucidating the interrelationships between the critical factors and their dominance within PRINCE2® stages' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Antonis Simintiras
    Other supervisor: Prof Yogesh Dwivedi