Vishanth Weerakkody

Vishanth WeerakkodyVishanth Weerakkody is a member of faculty in the Business School at Brunel University (UK). VW was previously a faculty member in the Department of IS and Computing at Brunel University and he has held various IT positions in multinational organizations, including IBM UK. VW is a member of the British Computer Society, Chartered IT professional and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Electronic Government Research.

Publications

The Role of Co-Innovation Platform and E-Collaboration ICTs in Facilitating Entrepreneurial Ventures
Mohamad Wali Osmani, Ramzi El Haddadeh, Nitham Hindi, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2020. 14 pages.
The aim of this study is to stimulate and support women to engage in action-oriented entrepreneurial activities such as practical training, international collaboration, knowledge...
Debating Digitally-Enabled Service Transformation in Public Sector: Keeping the Research Talking
Amizan Omar, Craig Johnson, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2019. 22 pages.
Digitally-enabled service transformation (DEST) in the public sector (PS) offers a unique opportunity for public administration (PA) and information systems (IS) disciplines to...
EMPATIA: A Multichannel Platform for Participatory Budgeting
Bruno Sousa, Vitor Fonseca, Luis Cordeiro, Bianca Flamigni, Luca Foschini, Paulo Simoes, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2019. 32 pages.
Participatory budgeting (PB) is currently one of the most widely adopted democratic innovations. ICT platforms are key enablers of PB processes, by supporting citizen engagement....
Developing Employability Skills in Information System Graduates: Traditional vs. Innovative Teaching Methods
Mohamad Osmani, Nitham M. Hindi, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2018. 13 pages.
It is widely acknowledged that traditional teaching methods such as lectures, textbooks and case study techniques on their own are not adequate to improving the most in-demand...
A Review of the Factors Affecting User Satisfaction in Electronic Government Services
Vishanth Weerakkody, Zahir Irani, Habin Lee, Nitham Hindi, Ibrahim H. Osman. © 2016. 37 pages.
Even after more than a decade of intensive research work in the area of electronic government (e-government) adoption and diffusion, no study has yet undertaken a theoretical...
A User Satisfaction Study of London's Congestion Charge e-Service: A Citizen Perspective
Habin Lee, Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Andreea Molnar, Vishanth Weerakkody, Zahir Irani. © 2015. 16 pages.
The importance of evaluation and optimization of electronic government (e-government) services is imperative if the government organisations are to have an effective impact on...
International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA)
Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar. Est. 2014.
The International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) seeks to examine both the impact of information technology (IT) on public and nonprofit...
Fostering Smart Cities through ICT Driven Policy-Making: Expected Outcomes and Impacts of DAREED Project
Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Habin Lee, Zahir Irani, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2014. 18 pages.
The concept of smart city is emerging as a key strategy to tackle the problems generated by the urban population growth and rapid development. It is widely recognised that...
Lessons on Measuring e-Government Satisfaction: An Experience from Surveying Government Agencies in the UK
Paul Waller, Zahir Irani, Habin Lee, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2014. 10 pages.
This paper summarises lessons learned in relation to an ongoing study to collect feedback on e-government systems that have been implemented to e-enable several core...
E-Government Services Design, Adoption, and Evaluation
Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2013. 475 pages.
With the widespread knowledge and use of e-government, the intent and evaluation of e-government services continues to focus on meeting the needs and satisfaction of its...
Technology Enabled Transformation of the Public Sector: Advances in E-Government
Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2012. 457 pages.
Electronic Government is continually advancing in topics such as hardware and software technology, e-government adoption and diffusion, e-government policy, e-government...
Examining the Role of Stakeholder’s in Adopting Enterprise Application Integration Technologies in Local Government Domain
Muhammad Mustafa Kamal, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2012. 17 pages.
The realisation of innovative technological transformation in providing electronic services (e-Services) has often been associated with the presence of a number of prime...
Ubiquitous Participation Platform for POLicy Makings (UbiPOL): A Research Note
Zahir Irani, Habin Lee, Vishanth Weerakkody, Muhammad Mustafa Kamal, Shaun Topham, Gary Simpson, Asim Balci, Tunc D. Meden, András Gábor, Andrea Ko Corvinus, Alim Küçükpehlivan, Ahmet Dabanli, Candan Sagirogllu, Yücel Saygin, Ercan Nergiz, Ayca Hintoglu, Luis Miguel Campos, Paulo Correia, João Paulo Santos Luis, Yacine Rebahi, Andreea Ancuta Onofrei, Eugen Pop, Mihai Barbos, Mihai Iancu. © 2012. 26 pages.
The purpose of UbiPOL project is to develop a ubiquitous platform that allows citizens be involved in Policy Making Processes (PMPs) regardless of their current locations and...
A Profile of Scholarly Community Contributing to the International Journal of Electronic Government Research
Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2012. 11 pages.
This paper analyses the first five volumes of research published in the International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR). All 90 papers that appeared between the...
Building Trust in E-Government Adoption through an Intermediary Channel
Faris Al-Sobhi, Vishanth Weerakkody, Ramzi El-Haddadeh. © 2012. 16 pages.
E-government has become an essential strategy for many governments in their efforts to increase accessibility and facilitate improved diffusion of public sector services....
Comparative Study of E-Government Implementation in two Public Agencies in Oman
Moaman Al-Busaidy, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2012. 15 pages.
Electronic government has been established as an effective mechanism for increasing government productivity and efficiency and a key enabler of citizen-centric services. Like the...
Supporting Public Policy Making Processes with Workflow Technology: Lessons Learned From Cases in Four European Countries
Aggeliki Tsohou, Habin Lee, Karim Al-Yafi, Vishanth Weerakkody, Ramzi El-Haddadeh, Zahir Irani, Andrea Ko, Tunc D. Medeni, Luis Miguel Campos. © 2012. 15 pages.
Workflow technology has been proven as an enabler for numerous benefits for private and public organizations. Including: cost reduction, efficiency savings in terms of time and...
Applied Technology Integration in Governmental Organizations: New E-Government Research
Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2011. 422 pages.
The forces shaping governmental adoption and distribution of e-government are in many cases the same as those influencing modern political, environmental, and social crises...
Moving from E-Government to T-Government: A Study of Process Reengineering Challenges in a UK Local Authority Context
Vishanth Weerakkody, Gurjit Dhillon. © 2011. 16 pages.
The UK government is striving towards a vision for government-wide transformation, in which local authorities and central government departments are endeavouring to work with...
Implementing Free Wi-Fi in Public Parks: An Empirical Study in Qatar
Shafi Al-Shafi, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2011. 14 pages.
This article examines the adoption of free wireless Internet parks (iPark) by Qatari citizens as a means of accessing electronic services from public parks. The Qatari government...
The Roles of Intermediaries in E-Government Diffusion and Adoption: A Case Study of Madinah City in Saudi Arabia
Faris Al-Sobhi, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2011. 13 pages.
E-government diffusion and adoption is a global topic that concerns many developed and developing countries worldwide. However, global efforts to provide e-services to different...
Comparative Study of E-Government Implementation in two Public Agencies in Oman
Moaman Al-Busaidy, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2011. 15 pages.
Electronic government has been established as an effective mechanism for increasing government productivity and efficiency and a key enabler of citizen-centric services. Like the...
Social and Organizational Developments through Emerging E-Government Applications: New Principles and Concepts
Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2010. 464 pages.
Government and industry e-commerce agendas have become more closely linked in recent times and more people are now less tolerant of poor, impersonal service in the public sector...
Ubiquitous Participation Platform for POLicy Makings (UbiPOL): A Research Note
Zahir Irani, Habin Lee, Vishanth Weerakkody, Muhammad Kamal, Shaun Topham. © 2010. 29 pages.
The purpose of UbiPOL project is to develop a ubiquitous platform that allows citizens be involved in Policy Making Processes (PMPs) regardless of their current locations and...
Moving from E-Government to T-Government: A Study of Process Reengineering Challenges in a UK Local Authority Context
Vishanth Weerakkody, Gurjit Dhillon. © 2010. 16 pages.
The UK government is striving towards a vision for government-wide transformation, in which local authorities and central government departments are endeavouring to work with...
A Profile of Scholarly Community Contributing to the International Journal of Electronic Government Research
Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2010. 11 pages.
This paper analyses the first five volumes of research published in the International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR). All 90 papers that appeared between the...
Examining the Role of Stakeholder’s in Adopting Enterprise Application Integration Technologies in Local Government Domain
Muhammad Mustafa Kamal, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2010. 18 pages.
The realisation of innovative technological transformation in providing electronic services (e-Services) has often been associated with the presence of a number of prime...
E-Government Development and Diffusion: Inhibitors and Facilitators of Digital Democracy
Ganesh P. Sahu, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2009. 358 pages.
E-government has become a global phenomenon through its use of Internet technologies as a platform for exchanging information, providing services, and transacting with citizens...
Handbook of Research on ICT-Enabled Transformational Government: A Global Perspective
Vishanth Weerakkody, Marijn Janssen, Yogesh K. Dwivedi. © 2009. 582 pages.
E-government has evolved from basic information provisioning to more integrated service offerings enabling citizen-centric services. The Handbook of Research on ICT-Enabled...
Implementing Free Wi-Fi in Public Parks: An Empirical Study in Qatar
Shafi Al-Shafi, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2009. 15 pages.
This article examines the adoption of free wireless Internet parks (iPark) by Qatari citizens as a means of accessing electronic services from public parks. The Qatari government...
Technology Acceptance of Free Wireless Internet Park Initiatives
Shafi Al-Shafi, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2009. 15 pages.
This chapter examines the adoption of free wireless internet parks (iPark) by Qatari citizens as means of accessing electronic services from public parks. The Qatari government...
E-Government Implementation in Oman: A Preliminary Investigation
Moaman Al-Busaidy, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2009. 9 pages.
With the advancement of the Internet and supporting information and communication technologies, e-government has emerged as an effective means of delivering government services...
Horizontal Process Integration in E-Government: The Perspective of a UK Local Authority
Jyoti Choudrie, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2009. 18 pages.
This article examines how horizontal integration between the various departments of a local authority in the United Kingdom (UK) occurs. Following that the aim of this article is...
Moving from E-Government to T-Government: A Study of Process Reengineering Challenges in a UK Local Authority Context
Vishanth Weerakkody, Gurjit Dhillon. © 2009. 16 pages.
Most public services are overly complex, and separate where citizens have no choice in the service that they receive. All too often, Information and Communication Technologies...
Instigating Transformational Government at a Municipality Level: A Case Study
Marwan Elnaghi, Sarmad AlShawi, Vishanth Weerakkody, Wael Aziz. © 2009. 20 pages.
This empirical research chapter focuses on the findings and the potential value of instigating a transformational government (t-government) at a municipality level. The emerging...
Citizen's Acceptance of Electronic Services: A Qatari Perspective
Shafi Al-Shafi, Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2009. 10 pages.
The Qatari government has launched Wireless Internet Parks (iPark) concept under their national electronic government (e-government) initiative with a view of providing free...
Moving from E-Government to T-Government: A Study of Process Reengineering Challenges in a UK Local Authority Context
Vishanth Weerakkody, Gurjit Dhillon. © 2008. 16 pages.
The UK government is striving towards a vision for government-wide transformation, in which local authorities and central government departments are endeavouring to work with...
Understanding Factors Affecting Consumer Adoption of Broadband in India: A Pilot Study
Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Michael D. Williams, Vishanth Weerakkody, Banita Lal, Sneha Bhatt. © 2008. 13 pages.
The aim of this study is to provide an initial understanding of the factors affecting the adoption of broadband Internet in a developing country context, in this instance India....
Integration and Enterprise Architecture Challenges in E-Government: A European Perspective
Vishanth Weerakkody, Marijn Janssen, Kristian Hjort-Madsen. © 2008. 22 pages.
Traditionally, government agencies are organized vertically around functional structures and there are almost no processes spanning departments and agencies. In such an...
Factors Affecting Attitudes Towards Broadband Adoption in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Vishanth Weerakkody. © 2008. 14 pages.
Utilizing a survey approach, this research set out to explore the reasons for the slow progress in broadband adoption and investigates the factors that may be affecting the...
Integration and Enterprise Architecture Challenges in E-Government: A European Perspective
Vishanth Weerakkody, Marijn Janssen, Kristian Hjort-Madsen. © 2007. 23 pages.
Traditionally, government agencies are organized vertically around functional structures and there are almost no processes spanning departments and agencies. In such an...
International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR)
Nripendra P. Rana. Est. 2005.
The International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary, international journal that publishes high-quality, original research...
Analyzing the Risk Factors of Moving to a Remote Application Outsourcing Model
Vishanth Weerakkody, D.E.S. Tebboune, Wendy L. Currie, Naureen Khan. © 2004. 15 pages.
In the last few years there has been much interest in the delivery of software-as-a-service. The concept of remote application outsourcing, or application service provision...