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Dirk Hovorka

BA (Honours) MS PhD
Associate Professor; Head of BIS

Rm 4071
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 2949
Fax +61 2 9351 7294
dirk.hovorka@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Dirk S. Hovorka is an Associate Professor in the Business Information Systems discipline. He holds as MS in Geology and an MS in Interdisciplinary Telecommunications, and received his PhD in Information Systems from the University of Colorado. His research is centered on: the philosophical foundations of IS research with a focus on theory and theory development; design practices, ecosystems, configurations and  theory: and on the co-constitutive role of information systems in scientific research. He research has been published in the Journal of the AIS, Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, Communication of the AIS, Decision Support Systems, a number of book chapters and, the major IS conferences. Dirk was a co-author on "Secondary Design: A Case of Behavioral Design Research" which received the AIS 2011 Best Paper Award and was JAIS Best Paper.

Dirk's contributions to the IS community include: Guest Senior Editor for editor JAIS and THCI; Associate Editor of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Co-chair "Theories in IS" track HICSS, Editorial Board member of JAIS; Member of IFIP working group 8.2.

Selected publications

2017

Conference Proceedings

Hardwicke N, and Hovorka D (2017) Enterprise Social Software Appropriation: A Dance of Animacy The 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2017; Australasian Association for Information Systems (AAIS), Hobart.

Hovorka D, and Boell S (2017) Contribution in Information Systems: Insights from the Disciplinary Matrix The 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2017; Australasian Association for Information Systems (AAIS), Hobart.

2016

Journal Articles

Bichler M, Frank U, Avison D, Malaurent J, Fettke P, Hovorka D, Kramer J, Schnurr D, Muller B, Suhl L, and et al (2016) Theories in Business and Information Systems Engineering Business and Information Systems Engineering, 58 (4), 291-319. [More Information]

Orsatti J, Hafermalz E, and Hovorka D (2016) Rethinking, "Rethinking: Post-Human Boundaries": Pre-given or Performed? Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, 47 (4), 41-44. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Hafermalz E, and Hovorka D (2016) Can Innovation Centres Tame the Wild? A Critique of Innovation Centre Rhetoric through Metaphorical Analysis of Human-Animal Relations 8th Information Systems Foundations (ISF 2016) Workshop: Theorising Digital Innovation; The National Centre for Information Systems Research (NCISR), Canberra.

Hafermalz E, Boell S, Elliot S, Hovorka D, and Marjanovic O (2016) Exploring Dimensions of Sharing Economy Business Models Enabled by IS: An Australian Study The 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2016); Australasian Association for Information Systems (AAIS), Wollongong.

Hovorka D, and Larsen K (2016) Introduction to "Theory and Information Systems" Minitrack 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway. [More Information]

2015

Conference Proceedings

Brit J, Hovorka D, and Nelson J (2015) Interdisciplinary Translation of Comparative Visualization 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS; University Of South Australia, Adelaide.

Hafermalz E, Hovorka D, and Riemer K (2015) Shared Secret Places: Social Media and Affordances 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS; University Of South Australia, Adelaide.

Hovorka D, and Boell S (2015) Cogency and Contribution in IS Research 36th International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2015; Association for Information Systems (AIS), United States.

Lee A, and Hovorka D (2015) Crafting Theory to Satisfy the Requirements of Interpretation 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS 2015; IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway. [More Information]

Riemer K, Finke J, and Hovorka D (2015) Bridging or Bonding: Do Individuals gain Social Capital from Participation in Enterprise Social Networks? 36th International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2015; Association for Information Systems (AIS), United States.

2014

Journal Article

Montealegre R, Hovorka D, and Germonprez M (2014) A Coevolutionary View of Information Services Development: Lessons from the U.S National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 15 (9), 577-613.

Conference Proceedings

Birt J, and Hovorka D (2014) Effect of mixed media visualization on learner perceptions and outcomes 25th Australasian Conference of Information Systems ACIS 2014; AUT University, New Zealand.

Hovorka D, Germonprez M, and Levy M (2014) Designing the mind's eye: A holistic view of design research 8th Information Systems Foundations Workshop, WISF 2014; ANU E Press, Canberra.

Larsen K, Hovorka D, West J, Birt J, Pfaff J, Chambers T, Sampedro Z, Zager N, and Vanstone B (2014) Theory Identity: A Machine-Learning Approach 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS-47 2014; IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway. [More Information]

2013

Journal Articles

Germonprez M, and Hovorka D (2013) Member engagement within digitally enabled social network communities: new methodological considerations Information Systems Journal, 23 (6), 525-549. [More Information]

Hovorka D, and Germonprez M (2013) Perspectives on Emergence in Information Systems Research Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 33 (1), 353-364.

Conference Proceedings

Hovorka D, Larsen K, Birt J, and Finnie G (2013) A Meta-theoretic Approach to Theory Integration in Information Systems 2013 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2013); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway. [More Information]

Riemer K, Johnston R, Hovorka D, and Indulska M (2013) Challenging the Philosophical Foundations of Modeling Organizational Reality: The Case of Process Modeling 34th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Milan, Italy.

Book Chapter

Hovorka D, and Pries-Heje J (2013) Don't Ignore the Iceberg: Timely Revelation of Justification in DSR Design Science at the Intersection of Physical and Virtual Design: 8th International Conference, DESRIST 2013, Helsinki, Finland, June 2013 Proceedings; Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 228-241. [More Information]

2012

Journal Article

Indulska M, Hovorka D, and Recker J (2012) Quantitative approaches to content analysis: identifying conceptual drift across publication outlets European Journal of Information Systems, 21 (1), 49-69. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Hovorka D, and Corbett J (2012) IS Sustainability Research: A Trans-Disciplinary Framework for a 'Grand Challenge' International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2012; AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Atlanta, USA.

Hovorka D, and Larsen K (2012) Localizing and identifying theory: A meta-theoretical approach 6th Information Systems Foundations Workshop ISF 2012; Australian National University (ANU), Australia.

Hovorka D, Birt J, Larsen K, and Finnie G (2012) Visualizing the Core-Periphery Distinction in Theory Domains 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2012; Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.

Larsen K, and Hovorka D (2012) Developing Interfield Nomological Nets 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS-45 2012; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Los Alamitos, CA. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Hovorka D, Labajo E, and Auerbach N (2012) Information Systems in Environmental Sustainability: Of Cannibals and Forks Green Business Process Management: Towards the Sustainable Enterprise; Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 59-72. [More Information]

2011

Journal Article

Germonprez M, Hovorka D, and Gal U (2011) Secondary Design: A Case of Behavioral Design Science Research Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 12 (10), 662-683. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Germonprez M, and Hovorka D (2011) Secondary Design: A Case of Community Participation 17th Americas Conference On Information Systems (AMCIS 2011); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Detroit.

Gregor S, and Hovorka D (2011) Causality: the Elephant in the Room in Information Systems Epistemology 19th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2011): ICT and Sustainable Service Development; Aalto University, Helsinki.

Hassan N, and Hovorka D (2011) Sociomateriality and IS Identity 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2011): Identifying the Information Systems Discipline; Association for Information Systems (AIS), Sydney.

Book Chapter

Hovorka D, and Germonprez M (2011) Reflecting, Tinkering, and Tailoring: Implications for Theories of Information System Design Reframing Humans in Information Systems Development; Springer, London, 135-149.

2010

Conference Proceedings

Hovorka D (2010) Moving beyond IS identity: Concepts and discourses 31st International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2010; Association for Information Systems (AIS), United States.

Hovorka D, and Auerbach N (2010) Building Community Sustainability with Geographic Information Systems 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2010); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Atlanta.

Hovorka D, and Gregor S (2010) Untangling Causality in Design Science Theorizing 5th Information Systems Foundations Workshop: Theory Building in Information Systems; Australian National University (ANU), Australia.

Hovorka D, and Lee A (2010) Reframing interpretivism and positivism as understanding and explanation: Consequences for information systems research 31st International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2010; Association for Information Systems (AIS), United States.

Hovorka D, Rees M, and Alkilani A (2010) A Design Framework for Researching Collaborative Learning Environments 21st Australasian Conference for Information Systems ACIS 2010 - Information Systems: Defining and Establishing a High Impact Discipline; AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Brisbane Australia.

Book Chapters

Hovorka D (2010) Incommensurability and Multi-paradigm Grounding in Design Science Research: Implications for Knowledge Creation Human Benefit through the Diffusion of Information Systems Design Science Research - IFIP WG 8.2/8.6 International Working Conference, Perth, Australia, March 30 - April 1, 2010 Proceedings; Springer, Berlin, 13-27. [More Information]

Hovorka D, and Auerbach N (2010) The generative potential of participatory geographic information systems Advances in Appreciative Inquiry; Emerald Group Publishing, Bradford, United Kingdom, 157-173.

2009

Conference Proceedings

Germonprez M, Hovorka D, and Gal U (2009) Theorizing on secondary design JAIS Theory Development Workshop 2009; Sprouts Alliance, Phoenix, Arizona.

Hovorka D, and Germonprez M (2009) Tinkering, Tailoring, and Bricolage: Implications for Theories of Design 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems AMCIS 2009; Association for Information Systems (AIS), San Francisco.

Hovorka D, and Rees M (2009) Active Collaboration Learning Environments: The Class of Web 2.0 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2009; Monash University, Australia.

Hovorka D, Larsen K, and Monarchi D (2009) Conceptual Convergences: Positioning Information Systems Among the Business Disciplines 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2009); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Verona, Italy.

2008

Journal Articles

Hovorka D, Germonprez M, and Larsen K (2008) Explanation in Information Systems Information Systems Journal, 18, 23-43. [More Information]

Larsen K, Monarchi D, Hovorka D, and Bailey C (2008) Analyzing Unstructured Text Data: Using Latent Categorization to Identify Intellectual Communities in Information Systems Decision Support Systems, 45 (4), 884-896. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Hovorka D, and Germonprez M (2008) Identification-interaction-innovation: a phenomenological basis for an information services view The 4th Information Systems Foundations Workshop: Answering the Unanswered Questions about Design Research; ANU Press, Canberra, Australia.

Hovorka D, and Germonprez M (2008) From Practice to Design and Back: Emergence of an Information Service View 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2008; University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Montealegre R, Hovorka D, and Germonprez M (2008) Toward an Information Service View of an Enterprise International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2008; Association for Information Systems (AIS), France.

Book Chapter

Germonprez M, and Hovorka D (2008) The Information Service View Information Technology in the Service Economy: Challenges and Possibilities for the 21st Century; Springer, Boston, 365-366.

Recent Units Taught

  • BUSS6002 Data Science in Business

  • INFS5002 Digital Business Foundations

  • INFS6032 Agile Project Management

Newsroom articles

  • Do innovation centres undermine innovative thinking? 08 Aug 2017

    Australian Financial Review

    Australian Financial Review quoted Associate Professor Dirk Hovorka and Postdoctoral Researcher Ella Hafermalz about innovation centres. The piece was authored by Dr Sandra Peter.

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