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Catherine Hardy

Catherine Hardy

PhD UNSW MEc UNE BBus RMIHE CPA
Senior Lecturer

Rm 387
H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 9064
Fax +61 2 9351 7294
catherine.hardy@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Catherine Hardy joined the University of Sydney in 2004. Her research program is directed towards assisting organisations improve the governance, assurance and protection of their information and information related systems. Drawing from the fields of information policy, audit and assurance and risk management, Catherine's research interests focus mainly on the changing and complex relationships between technical innovation, risk and organisational change. Catherine also has a strong commitment to reflexive and case based methodologies.

Her teaching approach is based on constructionist principles, viewing her role as a co-explorer and creating experiences where diverse perspectives can be explored through an inquiry and dialogical learning process.

As the co-founder and member of The Information Systems Management Research Group (ISMRG), Catherine has extensive experience in research, teaching and consultancy in the areas of information risk, assurance and governance in both the private and public sectors. She is also a member of the Business and Professional Ethics Research Group (BPEG) and the International Centre for Research in Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change (ICRODSC).

Catherine is a reviewer for the International Journal of Information Management (Asia Pacific) and reviews on an ad hoc basis for Government Information Quarterly and the Australian Accounting Review.

Newsroom articles

  • Surviving Digital Disruption 01 Mar 2013

    Australian Institute of Company Directors

    Senior Lecturer Catherine Hardy has been quoted in a feature story on digital disruption, in Australian Institute of Company Directors magazine

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Publications

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Hardy CA and Tolhurst D 2014 'Epistemological beliefs and cultural diversity matters in management education and learning: A critical review and future directions', Academy Management Learning & Education Link

Hardy CA 2014 'The Messy Matters of Continuous Assurance: Preliminary findings from six Australian case studies', Journal of Information Systems Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Cutcher L and Hardy CA 2014 ''Entering the Tardis': Age Across Time and Space in a Global Engineering Firm', "Terra Firma, Terra Nova, Terra Incognita", 11th International Conference on Organizational Discourse, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 11th July 2014 Link

Leonard J and Hardy CA 2014 'Framing Semantic Process and Data Modelling Notations for/in Accounting Practice', International Symposium of Accounting Information Systems (ISAIS), Melbourne, Australia, 3rd July 2014 Link

Hardy CA 2014 '“We’re at the end of the beginning”: Framing the future of continuous assurance as/in practice', International Symposium of Accounting Information Systems (ISAIS), Melbourne, Australia, 3rd July 2014 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Hausmann V, Williams S, Hardy CA and Schubert P 2014 Forthcoming 'Enterprise Information Management Readiness: A survey of current issues, challenges and strategy', Proceedings of the CENTERIS - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, Troia, Portugal, 17th October 2014 Link

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Williams SP, Hardy CA and Holgate J 2013 'Information security governance practices in critical infrastructure organizations: A socio-technical and institutional logics perspective', Electronic Markets, vol.23:4, pp. 341-54 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Hardy CA 2013 'The Messy Matters of Continuous Assurance: Preliminary findings from six Australian case studies', 29th World Continuous Auditing and Reporting Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, 22nd November 2013

Hardy CA 2013 'Messy matters and multiple ontologies of continuous assurance: An exploratory case study', 29th European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium EGOS 2013 - "Bridging Continents, Cultures and Worldviews", Montreal, Canada, 6th July 2013

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Leonard J, Hardy CA and Raduescu C 2013 'Using Technical Artefacts in the Development of a Sociotechnical Curriculum for Business Education', Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2013, Melbourne, Australia, 6th December 2013

Williams S, Hausmann V, Hardy CA and Schubert P 2013 'Enterprise 2.0 Research: Meeting the Challenges of Practice', Proceedings of the 26th Bled eConference – “eInnovation: Challenges and Impacts for Individuals, Organizations and Society”, Bled, Slovenia, 13th June 2013

10
Report/s

Williams SP, Hardy CA, Hausmann V and Schubert P 2013 '2013 Enterprise Information Management Survey - Report on Preliminary Findings', IBD Research Review Report Series (Report No. 2013/091: September) Link

2012

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Hardy CA 2012 'Internal auditors, managers and the framing of continuous monitoring: A case study of an Australian wholesale company', Proceedings of the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems AMCIS 2012, Seattle, United States, 11th August 2012

Holgate J, Williams SP and Hardy CA 2012 'Information Security Governance: Investigating Diversity in Critical Infrastructure Organizations (winner of the Outstanding Paper Award)', Proceedings of the 25th Bled eConference 2012 - "eDependability: Reliable and Trustworthy eStructures, eProcesses, eOperations and eServices for the Future", Bled, Slovenia, 20th June 2012

Hardy CA and Williams SP 2012 'Thinking about identities of information professionals: Exploring the concept of intersectionality', Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2012, Barcelona, Spain, 13th June 2012

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Hardy CA and Williams SP 2011 'Assembling E-Government Research Designs: A Transdisciplinary View and Interactive Approach', Public Administration Review, vol.71:3, pp. 405-13

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Hardy CA and Leonard J 2011 'Governance, risk and compliance (GRC): Conceptual muddle and technological tangle', 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2011 - "Identifying the Information Systems Discipline", Sydney, Australia, 2nd December 2011

Hardy CA 2011 'Exploring continuous assurance in practice: Preliminary Insights', Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2011 - “Quality Research in Pacific Asia”, Brisbane, Australia, 11th July 2011

Williams SP and Hardy CA 2011 'Information Management Issues and Challenges in an Enterprise 2.0 Era: Imperatives for Action', Proceedings of the 24th Bled eConference 2011 – "eFuture: Creating Solutions for the Individual, Organisations and Society", Bled, Slovenia, 15th June 2011

2010

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Hardy CA and Williams SP 2010 'Managing Information Risks and Protecting Information Assets in a Web 2.0 era', 23rd Bled eConference 2010 - "eTrust: Implications for the Individual, Enterprises and Society", Bled, Slovenia, 23rd June 2010

10
Report/s

Hardy CA and Williams SP 2010 'Developing an information capability: Practitioner survey and focus group findings- August', Link

2008

4
Journal Article/s

Hardy CA and Williams SP 2008 'E-Government Policy and Practice: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration of Public e-Procurement', Government Information Quarterly, vol.25:2, pp. 155-180

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Hardy CA and Williams SP 2008 'Making e-Government Research Designs Visible: Reflexivity and Collaborative Research', 4th International Conference on e-Government ICEG 2008, Melbourne, Australia, 24th October 2008 Link

2007

4
Journal Article/s

Williams SP and Hardy CA 2007 'Update on e-Procurement in Australia', Procurement Professional

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Williams SP and Hardy CA 2007 'E-Procurement: current issues and future challenges', 15th European Conference on Information Systems, St Gallen, Switzerland, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

2006

4
Journal Article/s

Williams SP, Scifleet P and Hardy CA 2006 'Online business reporting: An information management perspective', International Journal of Information Management, vol.26:2, pp. 91-101

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Williams SP and Hardy CA 2006 'Constructing the meaning of document retention: A policy research agenda', e-society 2006 - Proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 16th July 2006

10
Report/s

Williams SP, Elliot S, Langfield Smith K, Hardy CA and Custodio G 2006 'NeRPA Report on the Findings of the 2006 Australian National e-Procurement Survey', (Linkage Grant LP0214841) Link

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Williams SP and Hardy CA 2005 'Public eProcurement as socio-technical change', Strategic Change, vol.14:5, pp. 273-281

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Hardy CA and Williams SP 2005 'Public eProcurement in action: Policies, practices and technologies', Towards electronic democracy (TED) Conference on e-Government - Electronic democracy: The challenge ahead, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 4th March 2005

10
Report/s

Williams SP, Elliot S, Langfield Smith K, Custodio G and Hardy CA 2005 'National eProcurement research project Australia (NeRPA)', Survey

2004

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Hardy CA 2004 'Strategic information systems planning for e-business: Theoretical insights and empirical issues', Multi-disciplinary solutions to industry and governments’ e-business challenges IFIP WG8.4, Salzburg, Austria, 11th June 2004

10
Report/s

Williams SP and Hardy CA 2004 'Case studies of public eProcurement. Presentation of project finding', Australian Government Information Management Office Project no. ACON/04/05

Williams SP and Hardy CA 2004 'Case descriptions of experiences', Australian Government Information Management Office Project number ACON/04/05

Williams SP and Hardy CA 2004 'Public eProcurement: Case descriptions of experiences', Australian Government Information Management Office Project number ACON/04/05

Williams SP, Elliot S, Langfield Smith K, Morello F, Custodio G and Hardy CA 2004 'National eProcurement research project Australia (NeRPA)', Survey

11
Seminar Paper/s

Williams SP and Hardy CA 2004 'Public eProcurement as socio-technological change, ERP Workshop: Managing ERP's - Organisational implications, Sydney, Australia, 8 November 2004

Research Expertise

  • Information risk and assurance
  • Information governance
  • Information policy and practice
  • Strategic management of IS-enabled business innovations
  • Qualitative & participatory research & design methods

Recent Units Taught