Shahrokh Nikou is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi University. He received a doctorate from ÅAU in 2012 and became a Docent in Information Systems in 2014. He has MSc in Computer Networks from the Royal University of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden), 2008, and MSc in Computer Sciences from ÅAU 2009. Shahrokh is also affiliated with the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) at the Stockholm University.
His research interests relate to digitalisation in entrepreneurship, healthcare services and higher education with a particular focus on the digital transformation as enablers for the organisational change. He has practical and academic experience in higher education research. He is one of the leading scholars at his home university on research methods, both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Dr. Nikou has been involved in several national and international research projects and collaborates with a number of international universities, such as Stockholm University, Delft University of Technology, Kaunas University of Technology, the University of Trento, Uppsala University, Korea University, University College Lillebaelt (UCL)in Odense, Denmark, as well as Babson College, USA.
Shahrokh has published more than 95 peer-reviewed articles in academic journals and conference proceedings, mostly on digitalisation, digital transformation, business models and business model innovation, as well as research in healthcare, entrepreneurship and higher education using sophisticated and advanced research methods and data analysis techniques.
He is an Associate Editor in the Journal of Electronic Markets (Springer) and Digital Business Journal (Elsevier), Academic Editor in PLOSONE, Section Editor in the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research. He is also a member of the editorial board of Telematics and Informatics, Electronic Markets, International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology (IJWET), the Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (JECO) and International Journal of Electronic Business Research (IJEBR).
The fundamentals of structural equation modelling will be discussed in this workshop. The Smart PLS will be used as a tool to understand the fundamental and necessary stages, such as data cleansing, as well as more advanced steps, such as path analysis.