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Ella Hafermalz

Ella Hafermalz

BA(Hons) MTeach Melbourne; PhD Sydney
Postdoctoral Researcher

Rm 4054
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 8627 5365
ella.hafermalz@sydney.edu.au
@ellahsyd

Bio

Ella Hafermalz is a postdoctoral researcher in Business Information Systems. Her research focuses on how new technologies are being integrated in the workplace and how networked communications are informing reconfigurations of work and understandings of the "office". Ella draws on interdisciplinary literatures to problematize dominant understandings of how online and offline worlds come together in the workplace, with a particular interest in how technology is involved in "the work of belonging". Ella is currently working on a three-year industry partnered ARC Linkage project that investigates how user-led technology adoption can be guided by management for organisational transformation.

Ella has received multiple awards for her teaching and research, most recently the 2016 Best Paper Award at the Australasian Conference for Information Systems. Ella is a guest host on the international "Talking About Organizations" Podcast (sponsored by the Journal of Management Studies), and she is an active member of the Digital Disruption Research Group and the Sociomateriality Debating Group.

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2017

5
Conference Paper/s

Badham R and Hafermalz E 2017 'Management Education as Parody: The Exemplar of Organizational Theater', 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, United States, 8th August 2017

Bednar J, Galvin B, Ashforth B and Hafermalz E 2017 'The Impact of Narrative Alignment on Identification Trajectories in Organizations', 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, United States, 8th August 2017

Hafermalz E and Badham R 2017 'Parody, Rhetoric and Discursive Reframing in Processes of Deinstitutionalization: The Case of the 'Smoking Nurse'', 9th International Process Symposium PROS2017, Kos, Greece, 24th June 2017

Johnston RB, Riemer K and Hafermalz E 2017 'Edification: That's the Name of the (New Technology) Game', 9th International Process Symposium PROS2017, Kos, Greece, 24th June 2017

Cecez-Kecmanovic D, Hafermalz E and Huysman M 2017 'Working Around the Clock: Reframing Temporalities in Flexible Work Practices', 9th International Process Symposium PROS2017, Kos, Greece, 24th June 2017

2016

2
Book Section/s

Dery K and Hafermalz E 2016 'Seeing is Belonging: Remote Working, Identity and Staying Connected' in The Impact of ICT on Work, ed. J. Lee, Springer, Singapore, pp. 109-26 [Link]

Hafermalz E, Riemer K and Boell SK 2016 'Enactment or Performance? A Non-dualist Reading of Goffman' in Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organisation: IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations, IS&O 2016, Dublin, Ireland, December 9-10: Proceedings, ed. L. Introna, D. Kavanagh, S. Kelly, W. Orlikowski, & S. Scott, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 167-81 [Link]

4
Journal Article/s

Tansley C, Hafermalz E and Dery K 2016 'Talent Development Gamification in Talent Selection Assessment Centres', European Journal of Training and Development, vol.40:7, pp. 490-512 [Link]

Orsatti J, Hafermalz E and Hovorka DS 2016 'Rethinking, “Rethinking: Post-Human Boundaries”: Pre-given or Performed?', Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, vol.47:4, pp. 41-44 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Hafermalz E and Hovorka DS 2016 'Where the Wild Things Are: The Ecological Paradox of "Innovation Labs"', 8th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies - “Dualities, dialectics and paradoxes in organizational life”, Corfu, Greece, 18th June 2016

Hafermalz E and Riemer K 2016 'I’ll Be There for You: The Work of "Presencing" in a Distributed Tele-nursing Call Centre', 8th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies - “Dualities, dialectics and paradoxes in organizational life”, Corfu, Greece, 18th June 2016

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Hafermalz E and Riemer K 2016 'Negotiating Distance: “Presencing Work” in a Case of Remote Telenursing', Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2016 - "Digital Innovation at the Crossroads", Dublin, Ireland, 14th December 2016

Seymour M and Hafermalz E 2016 'Hello Computer: Towards a Research Agenda for Conceptualising "Presence" in Human-Computer Engagement', Proceedings of the 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), Wollongong, Australia, 7th December 2016

Hafermalz E, Boell SK, Hovorka DS, Elliot S and Marjanovic O 2016 'Exploring Dimensions of Sharing Economy Business Models Enabled by IS: An Australian Study', 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS2016, Wollongong, Australia, 7th December 2016

Hafermalz E and Hovorka DS 2016 'Can Innovation Centres Tame the Wild? A Critique of Innovation Centre Rhetoric through Metaphorical Analysis of Human-Animal Relations', Information Systems Foundation ISF 2016 Workshop: "Theorising Digital Innovation", Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 16th September 2016

Hafermalz E and Riemer K 2016 'The Work of Belonging through Technology in Remote Work: A Case Study in Tele-nursing', Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2016, Istanbul, Turkey, 15th June 2016

11
Seminar Paper/s

Hafermalz E 2016 'Is Goffman's Notion of "Performance" Compatible with a Performative Orientation in Information Systems Research?, LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science PhD program, London, United Kingdom, 6 December 2016

2015

5
Conference Paper/s

Hafermalz E and Riemer K 2015 'Metaphors of Flexibility: Efficiency or Freedom?', Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisation Studies - APROS/EGOS Conference, Sydney, Australia, 11th December 2015

Hafermalz E 2015 'Identification with When? A Temporal Model of Organizational Identification', 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada, 11th August 2015

Hafermalz E and Riemer K 2015 'Exploring the Materiality of the Desk through the Practice of Flexible Working', 7th International Process Symposium, Kos, Greece, 27th June 2015

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Hafermalz E, Hovorka DS and Riemer K 2015 'Shared Secret Places: Social Media and Affordances', Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS, Adelaide, Australia, 4th December 2015 [Link]

Hafermalz E and Riemer K 2015 'The Question of Materiality: Mattering in the Network Society', 23rd European Conference on Information Systems ECIS, Münster, Germany, 29th May 2015 [Link]

11
Seminar Paper/s

Hafermalz E and Riemer K 2015 'What tethers us? The changing materiality of the office, 5th Annual Organizations, Artifacts and Practices (OAP) Workshop, Sydney, Australia, 8 December 2015

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Dery K, Tansley C and Hafermalz E 2014 'Hiring in the Age of Social Media: New Rules, New Game', University of Auckland Business Review, vol.17:1, pp. 44-51 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Tansley C, Hafermalz E and Dery K 2014 '‘Ender’s Game’: Learning to Survive in the Limens of an e-HRM Gamification Talent Selection Assessment Centre', 5th International e-HRM Conference, New York, United States, 31st July 2014

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Dery K, Tansley C and Hafermalz E 2014 'Games people play: social media and recruitment', Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, 10th December 2014 [Link]

Research Expertise

  • The changing nature of work
  • Communication and technology in the workplace
  • Distributed and flexible work
  • Philosophy and critical theories in Information Systems
  • Social media
  • Gamification
  • Talent management

Recent Units Taught

  • WORK2210 Strategic Management

    2017: Int Jan, S1,

  • WORK2221 Organisational Communication

    2015: S1,

  • WORK6034 Talent Management

    2016: S1, S2,
    2015: S1, S2,

  • WORK6118 Managing Communication in Organisations

    2015: S1,