Miguel Nunes

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Purpose – To propose and test a model about the business value of government electronic services (e-government) to small firms. Two dimensions of e-government use (search-oriented and transaction-oriented) are measured and the effects of three types of e-government benefits on small firms’ profitability are tested. Design/methodology/approach – Survey of(More)
This paper proposes an action research model as basis for the management of change in continuing professional distance education (CPDE). The model proposed emerged from the need to manage a complex change process from traditional paper-based distance education to e-learning. In order to illustrate and support the model proposed, this paper describes and(More)
It is common for inexperienced researchers and research students to aim at investigating very wide contexts such as countries (e.g. China, India, UK), regions (e.g. the Arab Countries) or even continents (e.g. Africa). Such studies in Information Systems (IS) are not only unrealistic and potentially unfeasible, but may result in findings that are neither(More)
This paper proposes an action research model as basis for the management of change in continuing professional distance education (CPDE). The model proposed emerged from the need to manage a complex change process from traditional paper-based distance education to e-learning. In order to illustrate and support the model proposed, this paper describes and(More)
In this paper we reflect on experiences of delivering a database design module at Sheffield University and discuss some of the issues and problems relating to teaching, learning and assessment in this area. In particular, the paper discusses the tensions that are experienced when delivering a module to a mixed group presenting a diversity of backgrounds,(More)
The objectivist nature of lecture-based teaching is often perceived to be unsuitable for encouraging deep learning and the acquisition of contextualised transferable skills in the field of Information Systems. On the other hand, collaborative and active e-learning and online learning are seen to be an approach capable of fostering these highly desirable(More)
Purpose – The main purpose of this paper is to extend the technology acceptance model (TAM) in the context of internet banking adoption in India under security and privacy threat. Design/methodology/approach – Keeping the TAM proposed by Davis as a theoretical basis, an extended TAM incorporating securityand privacy-related issues for internet banking(More)
The development of applications and solutions to support collaborative environments targeted to real businesses means that often there is a choice to be performed: Either the business is forced to comply with the specifications and technologies defined in the collaborative environment or otherwise it is the development of solutions that must be specific and(More)