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Gary Oliver

Gary Oliver

BA Macq. MCom UNSW Grad Cert HEd MEd PhD Syd. CPA
Senior Lecturer

Rm 437
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 9420
Fax +61 2 9351 6638
gary.oliver@sydney.edu.au


Bio

As a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with a PhD in Economics, Gary combines accounting, information and organisation perspectives. This draws on the Master of Commerce with a double major in Accounting and Information Systems from The University of New South Wales, and the Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University with majors in Anthropology and Philosophy. In addition Gary has both a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and a Master of Education from the University of Sydney. These qualifications were obtained while working full-time so Gary is aware of the challenge of balancing life-work commitments.

Gary specialises in knowledge sharing in business and academia. Gary gained specific experience in information systems and technology over 25 years. Gary has both managed operations as a Chief Information Officer, and, consulted to government and private enterprise, at state and international levels. Since 2000 these have used complexity-based approaches. Particular areas of expertise include knowledge management including information sharing, IT strategy formulation and evaluation, IT operations appraisal, enterprise change, project and risk management, and, sourcing of IT products and services.

Prior to teaching at the University of Sydney, Gary taught introductory and advanced courses in information systems, technology and management at the undergraduate levels at The University of New South Wales and postgraduate levels at The Australian Graduate School of Management and also The University of New South Wales.

Publications

2014

5
Conference Paper/s

Oliver G 2014 'Modes of Information (Knowledge) Sharing: A Case Study', 15th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2014, Santarém, Portugal, 5th September 2014

10
Report/s

Oliver G 2014 'Submission to the Senate Committee Inquiring into Australia Post as an Organisation and Its Licensed Post Offices', Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Oliver G 2013 'A micro intellectual capital knowledge flow model: A critical account of IC inside the classroom', Journal of Intellectual Capital, vol.14:1, pp. 145-62 Link

Oliver G 2013 'A tenth anniversary assessment of Davenport and Prusak (1998/2000) Working Knowledge: Practitioner approaches to knowledge in organisations', Knowledge Management Research & Practice, vol.11:1, pp. 10-22 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Oliver G 2013 'Theorising a new concept: ‘Micro Intellectual Capital’ (MIC) using knowledge from inside the classroom', 14th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2013, Kaunas, Lithuania, 6th September 2013

2012

1
Book/s

Oliver G 2012 'Foundations of the assumed business operations and strategy body of knowledge (BOSBOK): An outline of sharable knowledge', Darlington Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 390

4
Journal Article/s

Hendry GD and Oliver G 2012 'Seeing is Believing: The Benefits of Peer Observation', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, vol.9:1, pp. Article 7 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Oliver G 2012 'Cynefin for Practitioners: Avoiding Diagnostic and Intervention Feedback Errors', 13th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2012, Cartagena, Spain, 7th September 2012

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Oliver G and Coyte R 2011 'Engendering Learning Engagement in a Diverse Cohort: A Reflection', Accounting Research Journal, vol.24:2, pp. 195-204

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Oliver G 2011 'A Tenth Anniversary Assessment of Davenport and Prusak (2000) Working Knowledge: Practitioner Approaches to Knowledge in Organisations', Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Knowledge Management, University of Passau, Germany, 2nd September 2011

Oliver G 2011 'The Pleasures and Perils of Sharing Information: A Pilot Case Study of a Male South African Bricklayer', Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces - “Statistics, Computing and IT in the Coming Decade”, Cavtat/Dubrovnik, Croatia, 30th June 2011

2010

4
Journal Article/s

Oliver G and Coyte R 2010 'Learning for Living: Using Teams for Student Centred Learning', Synergy:30-July, pp. 48-56

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Coyte R and Oliver G 2010 'An Internationalisation Pilot to Enhance Educational Outcomes in the Master of Professional Accounting', Proceedings of the Internationalising Learning and Teaching in Academic Settings - "Engagement, Collaboration and Sustainability", University of Sydney, Australia, 1st January 2010-31st December 2010

Oliver G 2010 'Sharing an Assumed Business Body of Knowledge: An Evaluation Using a Critical Management Perspective', Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2010, Famalicao, Portugal, 3rd September 2010

10
Report/s

Oliver G 2010 'Submission: Proposed Co-operatives National Law Review', NSW Fair Trading

11
Seminar Paper/s

Oliver G and O'Connor M 2010 'Introduction for honours students to experiments and quasi-experiments using SPSS: Notes from a PhD diary, Honours Presentation - Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney, Australia 2010

Coyte R and Oliver G 2010 'Addressing Learning Issues in International Student Cohorts to Enhance Educational Outcomes in the Master of Professional Accounting, The Accounting Foundation - University of Sydney Seminar Series 2010, Sydney, Australia, 03 March 2010

2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Oliver G and Coyte R 2009 'Addressing learning issues in international student cohorts to enhance educational outcomes in the Master of Professional Accounting', Internationalising Learning and Teaching in Academic Settings: Engagement, Collaboration & Sustainability, University of Sydney, Australia, 23rd November 2009

Oliver G 2009 'Value Chain of Information Sharing: Information Seeking and Information Providing', Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2009, Vicenza, Italy, 4th September 2009

12
Newspaper Article/s

Oliver G 2009 'Drucker's GM insights fresh again', Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Business Media, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 63

2008

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Oliver G 2008 'Emergent KM Axioms of Information Sharing: Remediating Four Fatal Flaws in the Touchstones of Information Sharing', 9th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2008, Southampton, United Kingdom, 5th September 2008

2007

5
Conference Paper/s

Oliver G 2007 'Using Narrative to Develop a Complexity Based Narrative Knowledge Sharing Theory', 8th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Consorci Escola Industrial de Barcelona (CEIB), Barcelona, Spain, 7th September 2007

7
Thesis

Oliver G 2007 'Information Sharing: Comparing Intention and Behaviour', University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2006

4
Journal Article/s

Oliver G and Walker R 2006 'Reporting on software development projects to senior managers and the board', Abacus, vol.42:1, pp. 43-64

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Oliver G 2006 'Preparing robust entity-relationship models using supporting worksheets: Demonstrating the basis for an acceptable model', 7th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM), Budapest, Hungary, 5th September 2006

2005

2
Book Section/s

Oliver G and Snowden DJ 2005 'Patterns of narrative in organizational knowledge sharing: Refolding the envelope of Art-Luddism and Techno-Fabulism' in Knowledge Management and Narratives: Organizational Effectiveness Through Storytelling, ed. G Schreyögg and J Koch, Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 15-71

4
Journal Article/s

Walker R and Oliver G 2005 'Accounting expenditure on software development for internal use', Abacus, vol.41:1, pp. 66-91

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Oliver G 2005 'The paradox of sharing knowledge despite providing incomplete information using a visual format: The example of IT strategy', Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2005), Limerick , Ireland, 9th September 2005

2004

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Oliver G and Snowden D 2004 'A short critique of the methods for using narrative enquiry in organisations', 5th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Paris, France, 1st October 2004

2003

2
Book Section/s

Oliver G, D'Ambra D and Van Toorn C 2003 'Evaluating an approach to sharing software engineering knowledge to facilitate learning' in Managing software engineering knowledge, ed. A Aurum, R Jeffery, C Wohlin and M Handzic, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 121-134

4
Journal Article/s

Oliver G, Handzic M and Van Toorn C 2003 'Towards understanding knowledge management in academia: The shoemaker's paradox', Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, vol.1:2

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Oliver G, Handzic M and Van Toorn C 2003 'Knowledge management in academia: The shoemaker's paradox', Proceedings of the 4th Annual European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM), Oxford , United Kingdom, 19th September 2003

2002

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Oliver G, Handzic M and Arum A 2002 'An empirical study of a knowledge discovery tool', Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM), Dublin, Ireland, 25th September 2002

Oliver G and Land R 2002 'Practical guidelines for knowledge codification: A KM Baker's dozen', Proceedings of the 6th International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management: Convergence in the Digital Economy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20th February 2002

2001

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Oliver G, Handzic M, Lam B and Arum A 2001 'A comparative study of two knowledge discovery tools: Barchart versus Scatterplot', Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Data Mining, Bologna, Italy, 27th September 2001

Research Expertise

  • Application of techniques in complexity to intractable management issues
  • Business Information Systems
  • Chief Information Officer role & responsibilities
  • Information sharing
  • Knowledge harvesting for business intelligence

Recent Units Taught

  • ACCT5002 Managerial Accounting & Decision Making

    2014: Semester 1, Semester 2, 2013: Semester 1, 2012: Semester 1, Semester 2,

  • ACCT5002 Managerial Accounting & Decision Making

    2014: Semester 1, Semester 2, 2013: Semester 1, 2012: Semester 1, Semester 2,

  • ACCT6014 Designing Accounting Systems

    2014: Semester 1, 2013: Semester 1, 2012: Semester 1,

  • ACCT6014 Designing Accounting Systems

    2014: Semester 1, 2013: Semester 1, 2012: Semester 1,