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Management Division Seminar Series

The Impact of IT and National Culture on Successful Digital Entrepreneurship Projects

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Dr Mumin Abubakre, Nottingham Business School

  • From: Wednesday 14 June 2017, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 14 June 2017, 2.30 pm
  • Location: N23B, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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The Impact of IT and National Culture on Successful Digital Entrepreneurship Projects


Digitised work and entrepreneurial activities are dynamic and fluid, thus it can be difficult to understand the implication of digital entrepreneurs’ cultural practices on the creation of innovation. Digital entrepreneurs’ cultural practices can be conceptualised from the IT culture perspective. A possible challenge for digital entrepreneurs is a clash between their IT culture and their national culture. Hence, this study will evaluate how espoused cultural characteristics at the national level support the relationship between digital entrepreneurs’ IT culture and achieving successful digital entrepreneurship projects. This research-in-progress paper presents a research model, which will be tested using structural equation modelling, by surveying a sample of digital entrepreneurs operating in Yabacon Valley in Lagos, Nigeria. It is anticipated that the study will explain how certain cultural values such as affiliation with a work group, satisfying a power need, accomplish goals, and achieving personal satisfaction, consistent with IT and national culture, is vital for achieving successful digital entrepreneurship projects.

About the author

Dr Mumin Abubakre is a Senior Lecturer in Management. He completed his PhD in 2013 from Loughborough University. His research interests span the interplay of culture and control in the implementation of e-business/IS strategies, Global Management of IT and Business Process Management. Mumin regularly contributes to international leading peer-reviewed conferences such as the International Conference on Information Systems and the European Conference on Information Systems and has published articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals such as Information & Management Journal (3*), Information Technology & People (3*), Journal Global of Information Management (2*). He is currently on the editorial board of Journal Global of Information Technology Management (2*).

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N23B, Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

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