Theodore Gerard Lynn

Theodore Gerard Lynn
Dublin City University | DCU · Dublin City University Business School

BBLS, MBS, PhD

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Introduction
Professor Theo Lynn is Full Professor of Digital Business at DCU Business School. He was formerly Director of the Irish Institute of Digital Business, Principal Investigator of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce, an EI/IDA funded Cloud Computing Technology Centre and Director of the LINK Research Centre. He was a PI on the Horizon 2020 projects, CloudLightning and RECAP. He is currently a PI on H2020-RINNO and a Co-PI on the Erasmus+ MENA-Preneurs project.
Additional affiliations
December 2018 - January 2020
Irish Institute of Digital Business
Position
  • Managing Director
May 2016 - present
Dublin City University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
February 2012 - November 2018
Dublin City University
Position
  • Principal Investigator
Education
August 2002 - September 2005
University College Dublin
Field of study
  • Corporate Governance
August 1996 - September 1997
University College Dublin
Field of study
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
August 1991 - August 1995
University College Dublin
Field of study
  • Business, Law

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Publications (256)
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The objective of this chapter is to alleviate some of the potential and perceived uncertainty and risk associated with social media research using Big Data. We propose a definition-agnostic generalised conceptual framework to illustrate how different elements of SNS relate to each other. We then introduce an enabling workflow, a generalised big dat...
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By decoupling network service functions from custom-built hardware, network function virtualization is transforming network service provisioning, making large scale telecommunications more flexible, scalable, and agile. Service function chaining often requires network traffic to flow through a specific sequence of virtual network functions (VNFs) t...
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The WHO estimates that vaccine hesitancy contributes to 1.5 million deaths annually which could be avoided if global vaccinations improved. To investigate how vaccination sentiments are perceived on social media, we examine stigma amongst those active in the vaccination discourse on Twitter. Two datasets of English-language tweets published in Dece...
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One of the main categories of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are arboviruses, of which Dengue and Chikungunya are the most common. Arboviruses mainly affect tropical countries. Brazil has the largest absolute number of cases in Latin America. This work presents a unified data set with clinical, sociodemographic, and laboratorial data on confirm...
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Globalisation, technological advances, liberalisation of financial markets, and changing consumer behaviour are transforming banking profoundly. Under the EU Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), incumbent banks must open up their data, processes, and business functionalities to customers and third parties including rivals. It is critical to underst...
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Purpose The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces significant data protection obligations on all organizations within the European Union (EU) and those transacting with EU citizens. This paper presents the GDPR privacy label and uses two empirical studies to examine the effectiveness of this approach in influencing consumers' privacy...
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Public health interventions to counter the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated and increased digital adoption and use of the Internet for sourcing health information. Unfortunately, there is evidence to suggest that it has also accelerated and increased the spread of false information relating to COVID-19. The consequences of misinformation, disinfo...
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Brands have been conceptualized as being made up of three different components: name, logo and slogan (Keller 1993, Dass, Kumar, Kohli, & Thomas, 2014). Slogans are short, memorable phrases that are often used to sign off on advertisements. They characterize a large proportion of brand advertising and are designed to attract consumer attention, cry...
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During the last decade, sustainable fashion has attracted increasing attention from policymakers, firms, and consumers. This interest is also reflected in consumer behavior research in this area. Notwithstanding this, there are few systematic literature reviews from a consumer behavior perspective. The purpose of this paper is to systematically rev...
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Commercial buildings are a significant consumer of energy worldwide. Logistics facilities, and specifically warehouses, are a common building type which remain under-researched in the demand-side energy forecasting literature. Warehouses have an idiosyncratic profile when compared to other commercial and industrial buildings with a significant reli...
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Background Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) primarily affect the poorest populations, often living in remote, rural areas, urban slums or conflict zones. Arboviruses are a significant NTD category spread by mosquitoes. Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika are three arboviruses that affect a large proportion of the population in Latin and South America....
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Commercial buildings are a significant consumer of energy worldwide. Logistics facilities, and specifically warehouses, are a common building type yet under-researched in the demand-side energy forecasting literature. Warehouses have an idiosyncratic profile when compared to other commercial and industrial buildings with a significant reliance on a...
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Rural small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) represent a significant proportion of SMEs, are typically micro-enterprises (MSMEs), and face different challenges to their urban peers yet are typically under-represented in research. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated enterprise internet adoption and use however extant reports primarily focus on large...
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Digital public services refer to the provision of public services using digital technologies wherein the interaction with a public sector organisation is mediated by an IT system. Citizens are constantly demanding higher transparency, efficiency and responsiveness from public organisations. The increasing adoption of digital technologies constitute...
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Education plays an essential role in transferring social norms and building human capital. There is widespread enthusiasm for the adoption and integration of digital technologies in education. This digitalisation of education has become a pillar of education policy worldwide, driven by growing optimism that such a policy approach can bestow a wide...
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To fully function in a society permeated by digital technologies requires individuals and households to have both the access and skills to use these technologies effectively. Unfortunately, access to digital infrastructure and skills is not equal. This chapter begins with a discussion on the nature of the digital divide and digital literacy. It the...
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Digital technologies are an increasingly important part of societies and economies. International benchmarks suggest that countries and cities worldwide are progressing in their digitalisation efforts. Unfortunately, some parts of society and the economy are under-represented in extant measurement frameworks and composite indices and are in danger...
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Civil society refers to social institutions outside of the confines of households, the market and the state. Such institutions provide a wide range of facilities and services in communities and society, generate employment, and create significant economic value through direct, indirect and induced expenditure. Notwithstanding this, voluntary, socia...
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This chapter provides an overview of the growing body of evidence that now documents the positive impact of infrastructure for digital connectivity, as policymakers seek to harness its potential to drive economic development and improve standards of living. However, significant challenges continue to impede the delivery of comprehensive digital con...
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It is well-established that the use of digital technologies can generate clear advantages for enterprises including cost savings, operational efficiency, IT resilience and scalability, easier access to new markets, and market effectiveness, amongst others. However, the adoption and use of digital technologies by rural businesses typically lags urba...
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Digital technologies are transforming all aspects of society. While so-called smart city technologies are widely cited as solutions for a wide range of socio-economic challenges, there is a relative paucity of research and discussion on the role and impact of ICTs in towns. The term ‘digital town’ concerns a physical place, the people who interact...
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Realising the potential of digital technologies in smaller and rural towns is a significant organisational and management challenge involving a diverse range of stakeholders, who may have conflicting motivations. It requires substantial horizontal integration at a local level to leverage local contextual knowledge and relationships to increase part...
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Background: Malaria is curable. Nonetheless, over 229 million cases of malaria were recorded in 2019, along with 409,000 deaths. Although over 42 million Brazilians are at risk of contracting malaria, 99% percent of all malaria cases in Brazil are located in or around the Amazon rainforest. Despite declining cases and deaths, malaria remains a maj...
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While information technology is playing a significant transformative role in virtually every industry, within the agriculture sector, family-operated farming enterprises have been slow to adopt IT solutions to manage their operations. This study adopts a sequential mixed-methods research design to examine the pre-and post-adoption phases of farmers...
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The global displaced population numbers in excess of 80 million people. They often are not permitted to work or receive monetary benefits while holding refugee status or seeking asylum. Where allowed, they face discrimination and other challenges associated with their status. Despite the perception of refugees as a financial burden on a host countr...
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Mobile contact tracing applications have emerged as a potential solution to track and reduce the transmission of viruses such as Covid-19. These applications require the disclosure of potentially sensitive personal information thus generating understandable implications for personal privacy. This research aims to determine the factors driving accep...
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Software-defined networking and network functions virtualisation are making networks programmable and consequently much more flexible and agile. To meet service-level agreements, achieve greater utilisation of legacy networks, faster service deployment, and reduce expenditure, telecommunications operators are deploying increasingly complex service...
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Mobile network traffic prediction is an important input into network capacity planning and optimization. Existing approaches may lack the speed and computational complexity to account for bursting, non‐linear patterns, or other important correlations in time series mobile network data. We compare the performance of two deep learning (DL) architectu...
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Social media is a major source of health information. However, the spread of health-related mis- and dis-information within such online networks is a major concern for governments and public health agencies worldwide. We argue that the adverse impacts of false information on social media can be mitigated by better understanding the human and non-hu...
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This paper summarises four presentations in a special track of the 15th International Conference on Digital Society entitled ”Digital Health Surveillance and COVID-19”. Faced with a virus of unknown pathogenicity, transmission, and treatment, governments and public health agencies sought to control the spread of COVID-19 using a variety of mechanis...
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Building stock accounts for a major portion of worldwide energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Integrating resources, information and automation systems in a proper manner to achieve the required outcomes and meet the relevant regulatory standards for deep renovation and emerging energy efficiency is a significant challenge. RINNO is a H...
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Health information is regularly sourced from social media platforms. However, health-related mis-and dis-information, particularly regarding vaccinations, has become increasingly prevalent on social networks since the spread of COVID-19. Automated attempts to manipulate or deceive the public by spreading false information on social media have adver...
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License plates are the primary source of vehicle identification data used in a wide range of applications including law enforcement, electronic tolling, and access control amongst others. License plate detection (LPD) is a critical process in automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) that reduces complexity by delimiting the search space for subse...
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The building stock accounts for a significant portion of worldwide energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. While the majority of the existing building stock has poor energy performance, deep renovation efforts are stymied by a wide range of human, technological, organisational and external environment factors across the value chain. A key...
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Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne infectious disease caused by organisms in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) complex. In many low and middle-income countries, TB remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Once a patient has been diagnosed with TB, it is critical that healthcare workers make the most appropriate treatment decision given th...
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Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne infectious disease caused by organisms in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) complex. In many low and middle-income countries, TB remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Once a patient has been diagnosed with TB, it is critical that healthcare workers make the most appropriate treatment decision given th...
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The continued proliferation of information technology in all aspects of our lives fosters benefits but also generates risks to individuals’ privacy. In emerging contexts, such as government surveillance technologies, there is a dearth of research investigating the positive and negative drivers of citizens’ acceptance. This is an important gap given...
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Blockchain can potentially disrupt business processes across many industries. Despite substantial hype, blockchain adoption still remains quite low. Research suggests that the success and adoption of a new technology depends on whether it is deemed legitimate by key stakeholders. This is extremely important in the context of blockchain given the co...
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Simulation has become an indispensable technique for modelling and evaluating the performance of large-scale systems efficiently and at a relatively low cost. ElasticSearch (ES) is one of the most popular open-source large-scale distributed data indexing systems worldwide. In this paper, we use the RECAP Discrete-Event Simulator (DES) simulator, an...
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Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne infectious disease caused by organisms in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) complex. In many low and middle-income countries, TB remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. This work performs a benchmarking of machine learning models using a Brazilian health database related to TB confirmed cases and deaths...
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Shopping streets are an essential part of rural towns however after centuries of resistance to change, the resilience of rural shopping streets is being threatened by aging infrastructure, urbanization, online shopping, and now, COVID-19. In addition to connectivity, streets perform a number of important economic, social, and environmental function...
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The promotion of healthy nutrition and diet advice is a key tenet of public health strategies to combat obesity worldwide. Increasingly, social media is a major source of health information however is not subject to the same filtering and quality control as required by public health bodies or commercial sources. Consequently, unqualified users, poo...
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This data article describes a dataset of data breaches in US listed firms over a ten-year period. Data breaches represent major events that pose serious challenges to organisations. The number of incidents has been on the increase over the last decade and this has attracted the interest of the media, consumers and regulators. While there is a well-...
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2021): The effect of media coverage on target firms' trading activity and liquidity around domestic acquisition announcements: evidence from UK, The European Journal of Finance To link to this article: https://doi. ABSTRACT This study investigates the effect of news media coverage on trading activity in, and the liquidity of, target firms' shares a...
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Digital technologies are transforming entrepreneurial finance. Near-ubiquitous access to the Internet, platformisation, and advances in cloud computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and blockchain are changing the sources, basis, and quantum of funding in ways that were unimaginable at the turn of the century. This chapter outlines...
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Cloud computing is the dominant paradigm in modern computing, used by billions of Internet users worldwide. It is a market dominated by a small number of hyperscale cloud service providers. The overwhelming majority of cloud customers agree to standard form click-wrap contracts, with no opportunity to negotiate specific terms and conditions. Few cl...
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This open access book brings together perspectives from multiple disciplines including psychology, law, IS, and computer science on data privacy and trust in the cloud. Cloud technology has fueled rapid, dramatic technological change, enabling a level of connectivity that has never been seen before in human history. However, this brave new world co...
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The DarkNet is a purposefully hidden collection of disconnected web sites that are not indexed by conventional or mainstream search engines, are not accessible by conventional means, and requires specialised software, specific knowledge, and authorisation to gain access. While typically associated with illegality and criminality, there are an incre...
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In order to meet complexity, scalability and quality of service requirements in modern network infrastructures, resources need to be allocated and/or optimized along a Cloud-to-Thing (C2T) continuum using new paradigms. To accommodate the dynamism and address the variability, network operators and cloud systems will need to be able to pre-emptively...
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Mercosur (a.k.a. Mercosul) is a trade bloc comprising five South American countries. In 2018, a unified Mercosur license plate model was rolled out. Access to large volumes of ground truth Mercosur license plates with sufficient presentation variety is a significant challenge for training supervised models for license plate detection (LPD) in autom...
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Shopping streets are the lifeblood of rural towns performing a number of important economic, social, and environmental functions. Streets represent a public realm that is actively and passively consumed depending on how it is structured as a public space. These structures result from historic forces and planning processes that highly influence the...
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Economic growth, job creation, better public services, and improved quality of life are just some of the benefits from the digital transformation of society. Policymakers worldwide are not only investing in the infrastructure to deliver this digital future but measurement and benchmarking to assess digital progress. These benchmarks are, for the mo...
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Over 2.8 million people die each year from being overweight or obese, a largely preventable disease. Social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate, collaborate, consume, and create content. The ease with which content can be shared has resulted in a rapid increase in the number of individuals or organisations that seek to influence...
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Social media is widely used by accounting firms to achieve a variety of business objectives and is a key enabler of non-market strategies. Socio-political involvement (SPI) involves firms taking positions on issues that lack societal consensus, have low information rationality, evolving viewpoints and issue salience, with no clear performance outco...
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As signals of internal control weaknesses, cyber security incidents can represent significant risk factors to the quality of financial reporting. We empirically assess the audit quality implications of data breaches for a large sample of US firms. Using a difference-indifference approach based on a matched sample of breached and non-breached firms,...
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To minimise environmental impact, to avoid regulatory penalties, and to improve competitiveness, energy-intensive manufacturing firms require accurate forecasts of their energy consumption so that precautionary and mitigation measures can be taken. Deep learning is widely touted as a superior analytical technique to traditional artificial neural ne...
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Trust is regularly cited as one the main barriers for increased adoption of cloud computing, however conceptualisations of trust in cloud computing literature can be simplistic. This chapter briefly introduces the trust literature including definitions and antecedents of trust. Following an overview of cloud computing, we discuss some of the cited...