Wegene Demeke

wegene demeke

Dr Wegene Demeke

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Wegene Demeke, PhD, MSc, BEng (Hons), FHEA is a researcher and lecturer in Information Systems in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University.

DDemeke’s main research interest lies in the application of ICT in business and social context. How ICTs are adopted and used by individuals and organisations in different contexts and the impact ICT has created on all stakeholders. Demeke holds a PhD in information management, from the University of West London in 2014, with the focus on the factors that affect the adoption and use of ICT in the hotel sector in Ethiopia. He taught in various UK Universities such as Brunel University, Cardiff Metropolitan, and at Bucks New University before being appointed lecturer in the creative social informatics group at Edinburgh Napier University. He has published his research outputs in journals such as Aslib and Libri. He has experience of supervising students at undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a journal reviewer for the JIIS, AJAR and for the Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance journals.
His current projects include investigating on how ICT can assist in improving health outcomes for communities living in remote parts of Ethiopia.

He teaches in the information systems group in the area of Information systems and related areas.

Demeke is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Events

Esteem

External Examining/Validations

  • External evaluation member for the BSc Hons Financial Technology Programme at the University of Ulster

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Date


7 results

Lost in translation: Qualitative data collecting and translating challenges in multilingual settings in information systems research

Journal Article
Demeke, W., & Ryan, B. (2021)
Lost in translation: Qualitative data collecting and translating challenges in multilingual settings in information systems research. University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal, 16(2), 105-118
In this paper under-researched methodological issues in information systems research of multilingual interview data collection and translation using translators explored. Obse...

Factors Affecting the Adoption of Information and Communication Technologies: Small Hotels and Tour Operators in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Journal Article
Demeke, W., Olden, A., & Nocera, J. A. (2016)
Factors Affecting the Adoption of Information and Communication Technologies: Small Hotels and Tour Operators in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Libri, 66(2), 151-165. https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2016-0029
In Africa the adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) varies considerably from one country to another, for example between Kenya and Tanzania on the one ...

Adoption of information and communication technologies in the hotel and associated business in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa

Conference Proceeding
Demeke, W. (2014)
Adoption of information and communication technologies in the hotel and associated business in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa. In P. Isaias, L. Rodrigues, P. Powell, & M. Baptista Nunes (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th IADIS International Conference Informaation Systems 2014, 11-18
Many international organisations assert that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play an important role as a facilitator and as one of the critical determinants ...

Researching the adoption of ICT in Ethiopia: a case study of small hotels in Addis Ababa

Journal Article
Demeke, W., & Olden, A. (2012)
Researching the adoption of ICT in Ethiopia: a case study of small hotels in Addis Ababa. Aslib Proceedings, 64(5), 519-528. https://doi.org/10.1108/00012531211263139
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the difficulties encountered when researching the adoption of information and communications technology (ICT) by small hotels...

Double-clicking poverty: the diffusion of ICT in the hotel sector in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Presentation / Conference
Demeke, W. (2012, January)
Double-clicking poverty: the diffusion of ICT in the hotel sector in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Paper presented at University of West London, MPhil/PhD Conference Presentation, University of West London, London, UK
According to the United Nations Development Program, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has a significant impact on the reduction of poverty in developing countrie...

Small and Micro Business Enterprises (SMBEs) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Development and Poverty Reduction through Information and Communication Technologies

Presentation / Conference
Demeke, W. (2010, January)
Small and Micro Business Enterprises (SMBEs) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Development and Poverty Reduction through Information and Communication Technologies. Paper presented at University of West London MPhil/PhD conference, University of West London, London, UK
No abstract avilable.

Case study methodology

Presentation / Conference
Demeke, W. (2010, January)
Case study methodology. Paper presented at West London University, School of Hospitality and Tourism, West London University, London, UK
No abstract available.

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