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Barney Tan

Barney Tan

BComp (Hons); PhD National University of Singapore
Senior Lecturer

Rm 4074
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 2983
Fax +61 2 9351 7294
barney.tan@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Barney joined the University of Sydney in July 2010. He received his PhD in Information Systems from the National University of Singapore.

His research interests include strategic information systems, enterprise systems implementation, electronic commerce, Chinese IT management and qualitative research methods.

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2017

4
Journal Article/s

Tan FTC, Tan B, Wang W and Sedera D 2017 'IT-Enabled Operational Agility: An Interdependencies Perspective', Information and Management, vol.54:3, pp. 292-303 [Link]

Leong C, Tan B, Xiao X, Tan FTC and Sun Y 2017 'Nurturing a FinTech ecosystem: The case of a youth microloan startup in China', International Journal of Information Management, vol.37:2, pp. 92-97 [Link]

Tan F, Tan B, Lu A and Land L 2017 'Delivering disruption in an emergent access economy: A case study of an e-hailing platform', Communications of the Association for Information Systems, vol.41:1, pp. 497-516 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Tan B 2017 'The Process of Technology Leapfrogging: Insights from the National ICT Infrastructure Development Journey of Azerbaijan', International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries and University Of Sydney Joint Conference: Exploring Connectivity in Landlocked Developing Countries, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 20th April 2017

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Lister T, Cahalane M, Tan FTC, Tan B and Saito L 2017 'The Yin-And-Yang of Collaborative Consumption Development: The Role of Ambidextrous IS Capabilities at Goget’s Car-Share (winner of the Best Research-in-Progress Paper award)', Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2017, Guimarães, Portugal, 10th June 2017

10
Report/s

Tan B and Ng E 2017 'Exploring connectivity in landlocked developing countries: The Azerbaijan model of technology leapfrogging', International Think Tank for Land Locked Developing Countries [Link]

2016

4
Journal Article/s

Tan FTC, Tan B and Pan SL 2016 'Developing a Leading Digital Multi-sided Platform: Examining IT Affordances and Competitive Actions in Alibaba.com', Communications of the Association for Information Systems, vol.38, pp. 738-60 [Link]

Sun Y, Cao H, Tan B and Shang R 2016 'Developing Frugal IS Innovations: Applied insights from Weqia.com', International Journal of Information Management, vol.36:6, pp. 1260-4 [Link]

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Yue L, Tan B and Cui L 2016 'The Development, Enactment and Social Implications of Digital Entrepreneurship: Insights from a Rural Chinese Village', Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2016 - "Digital Innovation at the Crossroads", Dublin, Ireland, 14th December 2016

Brown S, Dennis A, Samuel B, Tan B, Valacich JS and Whitley E 2016 'Replication research: Opportunities, experiences and challenges', Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2016 - "Digital Innovation at the Crossroads", Dublin, Ireland, 14th December 2016

Tan F, Ky D and Tan B 2016 'Toward A Process Theory of IT-Enabled Frugal Innovation: The Role of Organizational Bricolage in Koufu Singapore', Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2016, Chiayi, Taiwan, 1st July 2016

Zaitsev A and Tan B 2016 'Agile Projects Done Right: Lessons from Project BetterProduct', Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2016, Chiayi, Taiwan, 1st July 2016

Tan F, Saito L, Lister T, Cahalane M and Tan B 2016 'Cultivating IT-Enabled Collaborative Consumption Ecosystem: A Service-Dominant Perspective of GoGet', Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2016, Chiayi, Taiwan, 1st July 2016

Zaitsev A, Tan B and Gal U 2016 'Collaboration amidst Volatility: The Evolving Nature of Boundary Objects in Agile Software Development', Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2016, Istanbul, Turkey, 15th June 2016

2015

4
Journal Article/s

Tan B, Pan SL and Zuo M 2015 'Harnessing Collective IT Resources for Sustainability: Insights from the Green Leadership Strategy of China Mobile', Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, vol.66:4, pp. 818-38 [Link]

Tan B, Yi C and Chan HC 2015 'Deliberation Without Attention: The Latent Benefits of Distracting Website Features for Online Purchase Decisions', Information Systems Research, vol.26:2, pp. 437-55 [Link]

Tan B, Pan SL, Lu X and Huang L 2015 'The Role of IS Capabilities in the Development of Multi-Sided Platforms: The Digital Ecosystem Strategy of Alibaba.com', Journal of the Association for Information Systems, vol.16:4, pp. 248-80 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Tan F, Tan B and Sun Y 2015 'Social Shaping of Enterprise System Acquisition and Development: The Influence of Reference Users in XiZi Holdings', International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2015, Fort Worth, United States, 16th December 2015

Yue L, Pan S, Tan B and Cui L 2015 'Digitally Enabled Social Innovation: A Case Study of Community Empowerment in Rural China', International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2015, Fort Worth, United States, 16th December 2015

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Tan F, Tan B and Land LP 2015 'The Affordance of Gamification in Enabling a Digital Disruptor: A Case Study of the goCatch Taxi Booking App', Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS 2015, Kauai, United States, 16th December 2015

2014

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Zaitsev A, Gal U and Tan B 2014 'Boundary Objects and Change in Agile Projects', Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference of Information Systems ACIS 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, 10th December 2014

Tan FTC, Wang W and Tan B 2014 'Toward Management Innovation for IT-Enabled Operational Agility: A Dependencies Perspective (Awarded best paper)', Proceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2014, Chengdu, China, 28th June 2014

2013

2
Book Section/s

Tan B, Pan SL and Cha V 2013 'Achieving and Enhancing E-Government Integration: Lessons from the Land Data Hub Project of the Singapore Land Authority' in Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Casebook, ed. Gary Pan, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 115-134 [Link]

Tan B 2013 'Constructing a Platform for Information Technology Value Co-Creation: Lessons from the Alliance for Corporate Excellence Programme (ACE) of Singapore’s Ministry of Finance' in Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Casebook, ed. Gary Pan, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 85-102 [Link]

Tan B, Pan SL and Cha V 2013 'Developing a Customer-Centric, Inclusive E-Government: Lesseson from the Central Provident Fund Board of Singapore' in Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Casebook, ed. Gary Pan, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 53-84 [Link]

Tan B 2013 'NS Portal: Transforming the Public Services of the Ministry of Defence of Singapore' in Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Casebook, ed. Gary Pan, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 135-174 [Link]

Tan B, Pan SL and Cha V 2013 'The Evolution of Singapore’s Infocomm Plans: Singapore’s e-Government Journey from 1980 to 2007' in Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Casebook, ed. Gary Pan, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 1-40 [Link]

4
Journal Article/s

Wang Z, Huang J and Tan B 2013 'Managing organizational identity in the e-commerce industry: An ambidexterity perspective', Information & Management, vol.50:8, pp. 673-83 [Link]

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Tan B and Tan FTC 2013 'Nurturing and Leveraging Virtual Communities: A Two-Dimensional Process Model', Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2013 - "Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design", Milan, Italy, 18th December 2013

Tan FTC, Tan B and Pan SL 2013 'Interdependencies and Collaborative Action for Platform Leadership: A Comparative Analysis of Two Leading Chinese Multi-Sided Digital Platforms', Proceedings of the 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2013, Jeju Island, Korea, (South) Republic of, 22nd June 2013

2012

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Gal U, Hansen S and Tan B 2012 'Collaborative Infrastructures for Distributed Work: The Case of Haier’s 1000-Day Information Revolution', Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2012 - "Digital Innovation in the Service Economy", Orlando, United States, 19th December 2012

Wang Z, Huang J and Tan B 2012 'Managing organizational identity through ambidextrous capabilities: a dual level analysis', Proceedings of the 16th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2012 - "IS Innovation in Pacific Asia", Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 15th July 2012

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Chen W, Huang L, Tan B and Pan SL 2011 'Sensemaking in the implementation of enterprise systems: The case of Company S', Guanli Shijie, vol.2011:6, pp. 142-51

Pan SL and Tan B 2011 'Demystifying case research: A structured-pragmatic-situational (SPS) approach to conducting case studies', Information and Organization, vol.21:3, pp. 161-76

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Tan B, Pan SL and Zuo M 2011 'Attaining and Enacting Green Leadership: Insights from the Green IT Initiatives of China Mobile', Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2011 - “East Meets West: Connectivity and Collaboration through Effective Information Systems”, Shanghai, China, 7th December 2011

Tan B, Ling LM and Hackney R 2011 'Achieving & Enhancing E-government Integration: Lessons from the Land Data Hub Project of the Singapore Land Authority', Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2011 - “East Meets West: Connectivity and Collaboration through Effective Information Systems”, Shanghai, China, 7th December 2011

Tan FTC, Pan SL and Tan B 2011 'The Co-Creation of Service Value: The Case of a B2B Exchange in China', 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2011 - "Identifying the Information Systems Discipline", Sydney, Australia, 2nd December 2011

2010

2
Book Section/s

Krishnan S, Tan B and Pan S 2010 'Process Model of Customer-Centric E-Government Enabled Service Transformation: Insights from MINDEF’s Portal Implementation Experience' in "E-Government, E-Services and Global Processes" - Proceedings of the Joint IFIP TC 8 and TC 6 International Conferences, EGES 2010 and GISP 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010., ed. Marijn Janssen, Winfried Lamersdorf, Jan Pries-Heje and Michael Rosemann, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 187-200

4
Journal Article/s

Tan B, Pan SL and Hackney R 2010 'The strategic implications of web technologies: A process model of how web technologies enhance organizational performance (Joint winner of the 2010 best paper award)', IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, vol.57:2, pp. 181-97

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Tan B, Pan SL and Cha V 2010 'Developing a Customer-Centric, Inclusive E-Government: Lessons from the Central Provident Fund Board of Singapore', Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2010 - "Information Technology: Gateway to the Future", St. Louis, United States, 15th December 2010

Tan B, Pan SL, Chen W and Huang L 2010 'Evolutionary Sensemaking in Enterprise Applications Implementation: Insights from a State-Owned Enterprise in China', Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2010 - "Information Technology: Gateway to the Future", St. Louis, United States, 15th December 2010

Tan B, Pan SL, Chou T and Huang J 2010 'Enabling Agility through Routinized Improvisation in IT Deployment: The Case of Chang Chun Petrochemicals', Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2010 - "Information Technology: Gateway to the Future", St. Louis, United States, 15th December 2010

Krishnan S, Tan B and Pan SL 2010 'Leveraging Process Model of Customer-Centric E-Government Enabled Service Transformation: Insights from MINDEF’s Portal Implementation Experience', World Computer Congress- WCC, Brisbane, Australia, 23rd September 2010

2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Tan B, Pan SL, Lu X and Huang L 2009 'Leveraging digital business ecosystems for enterprise agility: The tri-logic development strategy of Alibaba.com', International Conference on Information Systems- ICIS, Phoenix, United States, 18th December 2009

2008

2
Book Section/s

Tan B and Pan SL 2008 'Online Teaching Case: Web assimilation at Hardwarezone.com' in Asian IT Case Series [Link]

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Tan B, Yi C and Chan HC 2008 'Beyond annoyance: The latent benefits of distracting website features', International Conference on Information Systems- ICIS, Paris, France, 17th December 2008

Tan B and Pan SL 2008 'Strategic online communities: How online communities facilitate business strategies to enhance organizational performance.', International Conference on Information Systems- ICIS, Paris, France, 17th December 2008

Tan B and Pan SL 2008 'Strategic virtual communities: How virtual communities enhance organizational performance', Academy of Management Annual Meeting-AOM, Anaheim, CA, United States, 13th August 2008

Tan B, Ng EH and Chan HC 2008 'The effect of distractions on online consumer satisfaction', European Conference on Information Systems-ECIS, Galway, Ireland, 11th June 2008

2007

4
Journal Article/s

Pan SL, Tan B, Huang J and Poulson B 2007 'The development paths of non-strategic capabilities', European Management Journal, vol.25:5, pp. 344-58

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Tan B, Pan SL and Hackney RA 2007 'The value of e-business: How web assimilation leads to better organizational performance', International Conference of Information Systems- ICIS, Montreal, Canada, 12th December 2007

Pan SL, Tan B, Huang J and Poulson B 2007 'The development paths of non-strategic capabilities', Academy of Management Annual Meeting- AOM, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 8th August 2007

2006

2
Book Section/s

Tan B 2006 'E-business in Hardwarezone.com' in Managing Emerging Technologies and Organizational Transformation in Asia, ed. S.L.Pan, World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 165-85

Tan B and Tan GW 2006 'Hardwarezone: A Singaporean success story' in Cases on Electronic Commerce Technologies and Applications, ed. M. Khosrowpour , Idea Group, Hershey, PA, United States

Selected grants

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2016-2019

2016

2015

2015

Recent Units Taught

  • BUSS4202 Business Information Systems Honours A

    2017: S1,

  • BUSS4203 Business Information Systems Honours B

    2017: S2,

  • INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation

    2017: Int Jan, S1,
    2016: S1, S2, SS,
    2015: S1, S2, SS,

Videos

Every year, for the foreseeable future, another 30 million Chinese will go online to shop, according to a new Boston Consulting Group report.

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Barney Tan's talk takes the audience to rural China, where e-commerce has had a major impact in empowering communities and bringing about social change.

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