We are dedicated to developing collaborations with the business community through qualitative, engaged research approaches to a wide range of phenomena of organising with digital technology.
Our work with industry partners extends from short-term engagements such as workshops and events to consulting, directly funded research in partnerships, and larger public-private funded initiatives such as Australian Research Council Linkage Projects.
We are known for our influential, analytical thinking on matters of information technology design, implementation, management and use, at the intersection of people, work practices and organisation.
Generally, we take a balanced and socio-technical view of technology with a sensitivity for both new opportunities from digital innovation and transformation for individuals, business and society, as well in relation to matters of individual privacy, agency and freedom, market disruptions, or power and inequality in organisations and society.
Our areas of interest include:
We are home to the newly founded Motus Research Lab, which explores the role of new visual interfaces and artificial intelligence in increasing trust and emotive user involvement with technological devices. Our aim is to improve service effectiveness in areas such as business advisory, healthcare, education and personal assistance. The lab has a strong focus on ethical and societal implications of technology, including AI personal assistance and 'digital humans'.
Meet our academics and research students.
Thesis title: Agile Software Development: Exploring the Values and Principles, Collaboration and Boundary Objects
Supervisors: Uri Gal, Barney Tan
Thesis title: Social media within emergency management organisations: A case study exploring social media utilisation for emergency and disaster management
Supervisors: Deborah Bunker, Sebastian Boell
Thesis title: The performative office: A multi-case problematization of remote working
Supervisors: Kai Riemer, Bradon Ellem
Thesis title: The holistic management of information security processes
Supervisors: Philip Seltsikas, Tyrone Carlin
Thesis title: Decision making under uncertainty: An investigation into the effects of decision context, information characteristics and decision aid on performance
Supervisor: Marcus O'Connor
Thesis title: Making sense of digital documentary practice: A common denominator for discourse
Supervisor: Susan P Williams
The Discipline of Business Information Systems seminar series is organised by Dr Sebastian Boell.
Below is an outline of some of our recent activity.
Anthropogenic climate change threatens human society on a global scale. The scientific consensus is that greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) related to human activities are the cause. This paper argues that municipalities need to focus on eco-sustainability objectives if GHG are to be reduced. More information can be found on the event page.