Ikpe Justice Akpan is Assistant Professor in the department of Management & Information Systems. He is presently the Secretary & Treasurer, Faculty Council, Kent State University, Tuscarawas. His research interests include Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Strategies, Computer simulation and applications, Information Visualization and Web-based Simulation. He has published scholarly articles in these areas. His articles appear in several journals including Decision Support Systems Journals, Simulation Transactions and Strategic Information Systems and Management, etc.
In addition, he has extensive industry practice / experience as computer information systems consultant in the areas of Business & Systems Analysis and Design, Software Systems Implementation, Business Process Design & Re-engineering and IT Project Management & Consulting. Ikpe is also a board member of the following academic journals and/or associations: Editorial Board Review, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Taylor & Francis.
Akpan, IJ and Dizdar, O. (2015). Two Decades of Internet Affiliate Marketing Practice: A Review of Platforms, Strategies and Effectiveness and Research Direction. Proceedings of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Conference, July 22-25, 2015, Vancouver, Canada.
Invited Speaker: Formative Assessment as a Technique for Improving Student Engagement and Learning Effectiveness in Self-regulated E-learning Environment, Information and Communication Technology Forum (ictf2014), Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Poznan Polytechnic University, Poland; May 2014.
Virtual Reality, 3D Visualization and Simulation in Decision Support, International Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, Athens: July 2009.
Practitioners' perception of the impacts of virtual reality on discrete event simulation. Presented at Winter Simulation Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA: December 2005.
Experimental investigation of the impacts of virtual reality on discrete event simulation. Presented at Winter Simulation Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA: December 2005.
The effectiveness of 3D Visualization in Model Validation. Presented at Lanner Educational Conference, University of Warwick, UK: May 2005.
Ph.D., MS/OR, Lancaster University, UK
Virtual Reality, 3D visualization and computer simulation, Business process design and systems engineering/re-engineering, Performance measuring and resource utilization, Decision support systems (DSS), Business intelligence (BI), E-Business operations, Strategies and enterprise, Electronic/Internet communications, web-based solutions, economic/social environments
Akpan, IJ & Brooks, RJ (2014). Experimental Evaluation of User Performance on Two-dimensional and Three-dimensional Perspective Displays in Discrete Event Simulation, Decision Support Systems, 64(2014), pp14-30. Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2
Akpan, IJ & Brooks, RJ (2012). “Users’ Perceptions of the Relative Costs and Benefits of 3D and 2D Visual Displays in Simulation”. Simulation, 88(4), pp464-480. Sage.
Akpan, IJ (2010). Virtual Reality, 3D Visualization and Simulation in Decision Support. In Strategic Advantage of Computing Information Systems in Enterprise Management, Ed. Majid Sarrafzadeh and Panagiotis Petratos, pp13-44, ATINER.
Akpan, IJ (2009). Virtual Reality and Simulation for Safe Practices. In: Handbook of Safety and Lifesaving, Athens.