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

Nripendra P Rana is an Associate Professor in the School of Management. With an academic and professional background in Mathematics and Computer Science and with PhD in Information Systems, his current research interests focus primarily upon adoption of emerging and cutting edge technology in general and e-government, m-government, e-commerce and m-commerce systems in particular. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as European Journal of Marketing, Information Systems Frontiers, Government Information Quarterly and Computers in Human Behaviour. He developed, taught and assessed undergraduate and postgraduate modules on information systems such as Business Information Systems, Contemporary Issues in Information Systems and E-Business, Global E-Business. He has presented his research in international conferences and workshops including ECIS, PACIS, AMC, IFIP EGOV, IFIP WG 8.6, UKAIS and tGov Workshop. He also possesses a prior teaching experience in the area of computer engineering and applications at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and an experience of software development and leading successful software projects in a multinational company in India. 

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. & Key Challenges to Digital Financial Services in Emerging Economies: The Indian Context. Information Technology & People
  2. & Blockchain Research, Practice and Policy: Applications, Benefits, Limitations, Emerging Research Themes and Research Agenda. International Journal of Information Management
  3. & Investigating the Antecedents of Customer Brand Engagement and Consumer-based Brand Equity in Social Media. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services
  4. & An Integrated Model for M-Banking Adoption in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Bank Marketing
  5. & The effect of characteristics of source credibility on consumer behaviour: A meta-analysis. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services

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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