Dr Amany Elbanna

Personal profile

- Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

- Recipient of IFIP Service Award 2020 (International Federation of Information Processing)

- ESRC Marie Jahoda Visiting Fellow

- Past Deputy Director of Graduate Studies

- Former Programme Director - MSc Project Management

- Former Programme Director - MSc Business Information Systems

Personal profile


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.

Research focus:

Amany's recent research examines new ways of working afforded by AI and digital platforms.  She also continues with resaerch streams on Systems development, delivery and impact. She is specialised in studying technology in context and in relation to organisations and users (individuals, groups, communities and society).  Research published covers wide range of technologies and areas such as digital platforms, crowdsourcing, Chatbots, AI, 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.


Academic positions and standing:

Amany is the current Vice-Chair of International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.6 on ICT Diffusion and adoption.  She 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 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 and past Associate Editor of Information Systems Journal.  She won Reviewer's Recognistion Award from the Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS) in 2016 and 2018 and is listed in the JAIS Hall of Fame 2020.  

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 the current Director elect of Professional Development of the UK Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals (UK-ACMP) .

Her work is published in internationally leading journals including MIS Quarterly, the European Journal of Information Systems, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, 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. 

PhD Examination: 

Amany has examined several PhD dissertations nationally and internationally including in London School of Economics - UK, Brunel University - UK, Copenhagen Business School - Denmark, Macquarie University-Australia, UNSW Canberra-Australia, Auckland University-New Zraland, RMIT University-Australia. 


PhD Supervision:

Amany is happy to explore and discuss ideas with potential PhD students and supervise in areas related to her current research interests including:


- New Ways of working including: AI-enabled work, crowdsourcing, platform-based work, digital labour

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

- Digital Platforms and Platform Economy

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


·    Digital Organisation and Society Research Centre

·    Centre for Critical and Historical Research on Organisation and Society 

·    Communications and Technology for Society Research Group, University of Sydney, Australia

·    The Research Group on Collaborative Spaces, Universite Paris-Dauphine, France

·    The Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines Research Coordination Network, Syracuse University, US

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