Assistant Professor Management Department
Symbiosis Institute of Management
• Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Management Information Systems (June 2014 – April 2020), Information Systems Area, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK), Kerala
• Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Telecommunication Engineering (June 2007- June 2011), Department of Telecommunication Engineering, B N M Institute of Technology (Affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum), Bangalore, Karnataka
• Ninth Rank at University Level
• First Class with Distinction (84.75%)
• Pre-University in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Electronics (PCME) (June-2005-June 2007), National College Jayanagar, Bangalore, Karnataka
• Distinction (90.33%)
• Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (June 2005), Clarence Public School, Bangalore
• Distinction (94.08%)
• ICT for Development
• Sustainable ICT
• Data Exchanges
• Women Entrepreneurship
Soumya Choudhury, Parvathi Jayaprakash, S. Srinivas, S. Sowmya, Tarun Shah, and R. Abinaya Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Parvathi Jayaprakash, , and Rupesh Kumar Pati Korea Society of Management Information Systems
Parvathi Jayaprakash and R. Radhakrishna Pillai Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Parvathi Jayaprakash and Radhakrishna Pillai Informa UK Limited
ABSTRACT The ubiquitous nature of ICT makes it an inevitable choice to address economic growth of a nation. The literature indicates a positive significance of ICT on economic growth, but intensity of the usage of ICT highly depends on the nature of the society. This study uses the perspective that sustained usage of ICT is highly dependent on various factors and facets of the society. Using national culture as a societal facet, the study demonstrates the necessity of congruence between ICT usage and national cultural values to attain desired level of economic growth. The results indicate that national culture dimensions and ICT have a significant influence on the economic growth of a nation. The study demonstrates variations in using ICT for economic growth depending on cultures in different regions of the world. The study has implications for policy makers at national and international levels regarding the usage of ICT for economic growth.
Parvathi Jayaprakash and R Radhakrishna Pillai Informa UK Limited
ABSTRACT Human development is one of the prominent factors that captures the essence of livelihoods in societies. In the current information era, the unprecedented reach and diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICT) to the remotest countries of the world make it a catalyst to achieve the desired target of human development. But ICT cannot be highly overrated, while the world acknowledges the benefits of incorporating ICT to solve societal issues, the world reports also indicate that nearly 70% of ICT designed projects for development are mere failures. The reason can be attributed to the societal norms and cultural aspects of the community toward the usage of technology. This study builds on the thought that the sustained usage of ICT is highly dependent on the various factors and facets of the society. Using national culture as a societal facet, the study demonstrates the necessity of congruence between ICT usage and national culture values to attain the desired human development. The results indicate that national culture dimensions of low-power distance, collectivism, femininity, short-term orientation, and restraint with ICT have significant influence on human development index. The study demonstrates the variations in using ICT for human development depending on cultures in different regions of the world. The study has implications for policymakers at national and international levels regarding treatment of ICT for human development.
Parvathi Jayaprakash and R. Radhakrishna Pillai Inderscience Publishers
Parvathi Jayaprakash and R. Radhakrishna Pillai IEEE
Green Information Technology (IT) is the study of environment friendly practices in the IT context. Science and technology has brought in many benefits over the years but we failed to see the environmental degradation that is happening due to anthropogenic activities. In recent times, there exists an enthusiasm in sustainable activities among people but its relationship with their day to day work is not that clear. Literature also shows high rates of awareness in the green IT. But the translation of awareness to practice is hardly limited to only 1/4th of the population of practioners. This paper attempts to explore this translation in terms of self-efficacy of an individual. The study attempts to understand the efficacy of the public towards Green IT practices. The study can help policy makers and managers understand the psychological feelings people associate to Green IT activities and rightly promote application of these activities. Thereby, increasing the translation from mere awareness of activities to implementing them as activities. Results suggest social persuasion largely affects the green IT self-efficacy of an individual followed by vicarious experience and emotional state. The results specify high importance on promotion of Green IT initiatives to lure people thereby initiating persuasion among individuals. Self-efficacy drives people to practice activities pertaining to it.
Parvathi Jayaprakash and R. Radhakrishna Pillai SAGE Publications
This article proposes a model for managing e-waste in India using systems thinking approach. The plot of the article begins by the idea of reducing the environmental pollution caused by e-waste in the hands of the informal sector. This can be done by formalizing the disposal stage of the electronic products. The idea can reap results when the registered e-waste agencies be a part of the supply chain activities and thereby ensures reverse logistics model of handling e-waste. Currently, the amount of e-waste generated in the country is higher than the total capacity of the registered recyclers in the country. Even then, most of the recyclers are not functioning at full capacity, which is counter intutive. The government norms are not commanding which leads this waste becoming hazardous to human health. The article uses system dynamics approach proposing one solution to reduce this menace. The causal loop diagram gives a holistic picture of the problem in hand and the stock and flow diagram validates the integrated model of e-waste management system.