Dr Amany Elbanna

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Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Deputy Director of Graduate Studies

- Former Programme Director - MSc Project Management

- Former Programme Director - MSc Business Information Systems

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Amany Elbanna is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Information Systems.  She holds a MSc and PhD in information systems from The London School of Economics and Political Science. Amany's research revolves around two main streams: 1) platform economy including service platforms, volunteering, emergency management, humanitarian platforms, government platforms, crowdsourcing and crowd funding.  2) Systems development, delivery and impact. In this stream she studies different technologies in context.  Research published following this stream covers topics such as ERP, e-procurement, VR, IS project management, Agile software development. Amany has a wide experience in different industrial contexts and sectors including manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, food and beverages, postal services, government and public sector and emergency response.


Amany is the past Chair of the Special Interest Group on Enterprise Systems (SIG ENTSYS) at the premier Association of Information Systems (AIS).  She served as co-Chair of the Doctoral Consortium of the Mediterranean Conference of Information Systems in 2009, Program Chair of IFIP WG 8.6 Conference in 2017 and 2018 (International Federation of Information Processing Working Group on Technology Adoption and Transfer), Chair of ECIS 2018 Workshops and Panels (European Conference of Information Systems) and chaired and participated in panels in many premier IS conferences including International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference in Information Systems (ECIS) and IFIP WG 8.6.


Amany is an Associate Editor of Information Systems Journal and a member of the Editorial Board of Information & Management, Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), Information Technology & People, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems and Journal of Enterprise Information Management.  She won Reviewer's Recognistion Award from the Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS) in 2016 and 2018.  She is a reviewer for most top IS journals and a number of top management journals including Information Systems Research (ISR), MIS Quarterly (MISQ), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS),  The Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS), Journal of Information Technology (JIT), Information Systems Journal (ISJ), Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), Information & Organization (I&O), Information Technology and People (IT&P), MISQ Executive, Management Science, Organization Studies, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sectory Quarterly.  

Amany is a regular speaker in industry and her research is featured in The Financial Times, Computer Weekly and The Manufacturing Magazine.  She is a founding member and current Director of Professional Development of teh UK Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). Her work is published in internationally leading journals including MIS Quarterly, the European Journal of Information Systems, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, IEEE Software, The Data Base, Information Technology and People, Communications of the AIS, Information Systems Frontier, Journal of Enterprise Information Management and in the proceedings of many international IS conferences including the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), The European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS), International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) WG 8.6 and WG 8.2, Americas Conference of Information Systems (AMCIS), Mediterranian Conference of IS (MCIS), Bled e-Commerce Conference in addition to many international workshops. 


Amany is happy to discuss with and supervise PhD students in areas related to her current research interests and welcome discussion with potential PhD applicants in the following areas:

- digital platforms, Platform economy

- Crowdsourcing and platform-based work

- IS project management, Agile software development and IT operations.

- IT in emergency mangement, humanitarian, construction, healthcare and financial organisations.

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