In cooperation with Ahlia University, Bahrain, and Brunel University London, UK, the Information Systems & eBusiness Network (ISN) is pleased to announce the Industrial Revolution & Business Management: 11th Annual PwR Doctoral Symposium (PwRDS) 2020 eJournal. This eJournal is available to all subscribers at no charge and contains abstracts of the meeting papers with links to the full text in the SSRN eLibrary.

The PwR Doctoral Symposium is an annual event organized by Ahlia University, Bahrain. This year marked the 11th version of the symposium, reflecting 15 years of international partnership with Brunel University London, UK through the PhD without Residence (PwR) program. The PwR program has graduated 50 PhD holders so far.

This annual gathering is a great opportunity for the PhD candidates as it provides a dynamic environment of discussion from field experts in both academic and industrial sectors. This has an enriching impact on the PhD researcher's thesis by providing better understanding and development. The output of the symposium is this proceeding.

This proceeding is a collection of papers presented at the PhD without Residence (PwR) annual symposium in its 11th edition. All the papers show in-depth, updated findings in relevant information technology and social science-related topics accordingly. This proceeding may serve early scholars as well as expert researchers in different trending multi-disciplinary topics related to the industrial revolution and technology advancement such as artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IOT), environmental compliance to technology, fintech, e-crisis management and digital marketing. In addition, there are papers covering other important topics more related to management such as obesity management, employee satisfaction and reward systems, equal gender representation in organization boards, and the Islamic business model. Every paper enclosed in this proceeding provides cohesive and unique discussion of an important area in the literature of these areas of knowledge. (Opening remarks by Dr. Dalia Mohamed Kamel, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Ahlia University.)

View Papers:
Conference URL:

You can subscribe to this area at no cost, by clicking on the "subscribe" link listed above.

You can change your subscriptions by logging into SSRN User HQ. If you have any problems, please contact us for assistance by visiting: or by phone: 877-SSRNHelp (877 777 6435) in the United States, or +1 585 442 8170 outside of the United States. We are open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30AM and 6:00PM, United States Eastern.

SSRN's searchable library contains abstracts, full bibliographic data, and author contact information for more than 950,700 papers, more than 503,100 authors, and full text for more than 816,000 papers. This content can be accessed at

SSRN supports open access by allowing authors to upload papers to the platform for free through the SSRN User HeadQuarters at - and by providing free downloading of those papers.

Downloads from SSRN in the past 12 months total more than 15.9 million, with more than 154.5 million downloads since inception.

Searching on an individual's name in the author field on our search page at provides a directory of scholars that includes contact information for authors, including email, postal, telephone, and fax information.

SSRN's objective is to provide rapid, worldwide distribution of research to authors and their readers and to facilitate communication among them at the lowest possible cost. In pursuit of this objective, we allow authors to upload papers without charge. And, any paper an author uploads to SSRN is downloadable for free, worldwide.

The Information Systems & eBusiness Network (ISN) hosts research content. You can subscribe to new content notifications through the SSRN User HeadQuarters at


Erik Brynjolfsson
Information Systems & eBusiness Network

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

This is an occasional email to help you get the most out of SSRN. To unsubscribe from these General Announcements, click here.

To unsubscribe from ALL publications, including SSRN eJournals, click here.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to one or more related SSRN eJournal in the Information Systems & eBusiness Network.

Occasionally, we may email you about new research networks and solutions that we think may be valuable to you for your research needs. To ensure we deliver the best communications experience for you, if you prefer not to receive these email updates from SSRN, please use the unsubscribe links above.