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David Avison
Distinguished Professor, Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS) Department

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
General Information Research Areas Publications Teaching Other Activities
Education
HDR, University of Nantes 'Reflective Research in Information Systems'
PhD, Information Systems, Aston University, 'A Contingency Framework for Information Systems Development'
MSc, Applications in Computing (CNAA) Polytechnic of North London
BSc, Economics, University of Leicester
Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS)
Biography

David Avison is Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at ESSEC Business School, near Paris, France after being Professor at the School of Management at Southampton University for nine years. He has also held posts at Brunel and Aston Universities in England, and the University of Technology Sydney and University of New South Wales in Australia, and elsewhere. He is President-elect of the Association of Information Systems (AIS). He is joint editor of Blackwell Science's Information Systems Journal now in its eighteenth volume, rated as a 'core' international journal. So far, twenty-five books are to his credit including the fourth edition of the well-used text Information Systems Development: Methodologies, Techniques and Tools (jointly authored with Guy Fitzgerald).  He has published a large number of research papers in learned journals, edited texts and conference papers. He was Chair of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) 8.2 group on the impact of IS/IT on organisations and society and is now vice chair of IFIP technical committee 8. He was past President of the UK Academy for Information Systems and also chair of the UK Heads and Professors of IS and is presently member of the IS Senior Scholars Forum. He was joint programme chair of the International Conference in Information Systems (ICIS) in Las Vegas (previously also research programme stream chair at ICIS Atlanta), joint programme chair of IFIP TC8 conference at Santiago Chile, programme chair of the IFIPWG8.2 conference in Amsterdam, panels chair for the European Conference in Information Systems at Copenhagen and publicity chair for the entity-relationship conference in Paris and chair of several other UK and European conferences. He will be joint program chair of the IFIP TC8 conference in Milan, Italy in 2008. He also acts as consultant and has most recently worked with a leading manufacturer developing their IT/IS strategy. He researches in the area of information systems development and more generally on information systems in their natural organizational setting, in particular using action research, though he has also used a number of other qualitative research approaches.
Research Areas
Areas


Information systems development,

Information systems evaluation,

Information systems strategy,

Information systems in their organizational context,

Qualitative research,

Action research, and the

Discipline of information systems.


Academic Publications
Books
  Information Systems Development - Project Management. (with G. Torkzadeh). Thousand Oaks (USA)  : SAGE Publications, 2009
  The Past and Future of Information Systems: 1976-2006 and Beyond. (with S. Elliot, J. Krogstie, J. Pries‑Heje (editors)). New York (United States)  : Springer, 2006
  Information Systems Development: Methodologies, Techniques and Tools. (with G. Fitzgerald). 4th edition. Maidenhead (Great Britain)  : McGraw-Hill Education, 2006
  Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth International Conference on Information Systems. (with D. Galletta, J. Degross (editors)). Las Vegas (USA)  : ICIS, 2005
  Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems. Information Systems in a Rapidly Changing Economy. (with D. Bartmann, F. Rajola, J. Kallinikos, R. Winter, P. Ein‑Dor, J. Becker, C. Weinnhardt (editors)). Regensburg (Germany)  : IMIS, University of Regensburg, 2005
  Research in Information Systems: A Handbook for Research Students and their Supervisors. (with J. Pries‑Heje  (editors)). Oxford (Great Britain)  : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005
  A Management Approach to Database Applications. (with C. Cuthbertson). London (Great Britain)  : McGraw-Hill Education, 2002
  Qualitative Research in Information Systems: A Reader. (with M. Myers (editors)). London (Great Britain)  : Sage, 2002
  Developing Web Information Systems. (with R. Vidgen, B. Wood, T. Wood‑Harper). Oxford (Great Britain)  : Butterworth Heinemann, 2002
  Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Information Systems, Volumes I-III. (with J. Pries‑Heje, C. Ciborra, K. Kautz, J. Valor (editors)). Copenhagen (Denmark)  : Copenhagen Business School, 1999
  Matching Technology with Organisational Needs. (with D. Edgar‑Nevill (editors)). Maidenhead (Great Britain)  : McGraw-Hill, 1998
  Key Issues in Information Systems (Editor). Maidenhead (Great Britain)  : McGraw-Hill , 1997
  The Information Systems Development Life Cycle: A First Course in Information Systems. (with H. Shah). Maidenhead (Great Britain)  : McGraw-Hill, 1997
  Human, Organizational and Social Dimensions of Information Systems Development. (with J. Kendall, J. Degross (editors)). Amsterdam (Netherlands)  : North Holland, 1993
  Mastering Business Microcomputing. 2d edition. Basingstoke (Great Britain)  : Macmillan, 1990
  Multiview: An Exploration in Information Systems Development. (with T. Wood‑Harper). Maidenhead (Great Britain)  : McGraw-Hill, 1990


Articles
  "Qualitative Research in Three IS Journals: Unequal Emphasis but Common Rigour, Depth and Richness" (D. Avison), Systèmes d'Information et Management, Dec 2013, Vol. 18, Issue 4, p. 75‑123
  "From espoused values to action: a commentary on ?Are we making a better world through IS??" (D. Avison), journal of information Technology, Jun 2012, Vol.  , Issue 27 , p. 104‑105
  "Reflections and opinions on 25 years with the ISJ" (D. Avison, G. Fitzgerald), Information Systems Journal, May 2012, Vol. 22:3, p. 1‑13
  "Business Model Requirements and Challenges in the Mobile Telecommunication Sector" (M. Al‑Debei, D. Avison), journal of organisational Transformation & Social, Dec 2011, Vol. 8, Issue 2, p. 215‑235
  "Meso Level as an Indicator of Knowledge Society Development" (A. Zorina, D. Avison), International Journal of Knowledge Society Research, Oct 2010, Vol. 1, Issue 4, p. 1‑19
  "Developing a unified framework of the business model concept" (M. Al‑Debei, D. Avison), European Journal of Information Systems, May 2010, Vol.  , Issue 19, p. 359‑376
  "Cross-cultural (mis)communication in IS offshoring: understanding through conversation analysis" (D. Avison, P. Banks), Journal of Information Technology, Jan 2008, Vol. 1, Issue 23, p. 249‑268
  "The Beginnings of a new Era: Time to Reflect on 17 years of the ISJ" (D. Avison, Y. Dwivedi, G. Fitzgerald, P. Powell), Information Systems Journal, Jan 2008, Vol. 18, Issue 1, p. 5‑21
  "Service Sector Role in the ICT Contribution to Economic and Productivity Growth" (D. Wilson, D. Avison), International Technology Management Review, Dec 2007, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p. 22‑33
  "The Potential of Hermeneutics in Information Systems Research" (M. Cole, D. Avison), European Journal of Information Systems, Sep 2007, Vol. 16, Issue  , p. 820‑833
  "Time to Rethink Health Care and ICT?" (D. Avison, T. Young), Communication of the ACM, Jun 2007, Vol. 50, Issue 6, p. 69‑74
  "Enterprise Resource Planning Software in China: A Disaster Story" (D. Avison, J. Malaurent), Intercultural Management Quaterly, Apr 2007, Vol. 8, Issue 2, p. 7‑9
  "Reflections on Teaching Information Systems Analysis and Design: From Then to Now!" (D. Avison, M. Cole, G. Fitzgerald), Journal of Information Systems Education, Oct 2006, Vol. 17, Issue 3, p. 253‑256
  "Reflections on Teaching Information Systems Analysis and Design: From Then to Now!" (D. Avison, M. Cole, G. Fitzgerald), Journal of Information Systems Education, Oct 2006, Vol. 17, Issue 3, p. 253‑256
  "Enid Mumford: a tribute" (D. Avison, N. Bjorn‑Andersen, E. Coakes, G. Davis, M. Earl, A. Elbanna, G. Fitzgerald, R. Galliers, R. Hirschheim, J. Livari, H. Klein, F. Land, M. De Marco, A. Pettigrew, J. Porra, B. Stahl, C. Sorensen, B. Wood , T. Wood‑Harper), Information Systems Journal, Oct 2006, Vol. 16, Issue 4, p. 343‑382
  "Managerial IT Unconsciousness" (G. Shirley), Communications of the ACM, Jul 2006
  "Becoming Engaged with Conferences: Reputations and Networks" (K. Kautz, M. Sigala, E. Whitley, R. Winter), Communications of the AIS, Jan 2005, Vol. 16, Issue 46, p. 895‑903
  "Strategic alignment: a practitioner's perspective" (B. Campbell, B. Kay), Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Jan 2005, p. 653‑664
  "Using and Validating the Strategic Alignment Model" (J. Jones, P. Powel, D. Wilson), Journal of Strategic Information Systems (The), Sep 2004, Vol. 13, Issue 3, p. 223‑246
  "Redesigning Human Systems" (D. Avison), European Journal of Information Systems, Jan 2004, p. 162‑163
  "Information Systems in the MBA Curriculum: An International Perspective" (D. Avison), Communications of the AIS, Jan 2003, Vol. 11, Issue 6, p. 117‑127
  "Images of Information Systems Development in the Practice of Architecture" (C. Atkinson, D. Wilson), Communications of the AIS, Jan 2003, Vol. 12, Issue 18, p. 283‑300
  "Dangers Inherent in the Use of Techniques: Identifying Framing Influences" (C. Adams), Information, Technology and People, Jan 2003, Vol. 16, Issue 2
  "Where Now for Development Methodologies?" (G. Fitzgerald), Communications of the ACM, Jan 2003, Vol. 46, Issue 1, p. 78‑82
  "Scholarly Products in IS: Will Advances in Electronic Media Promote Evolutionary or Radical Change?" (K. Peffers, P. Ein‑Dor, R. Zmud), Communications of the AIS, Jan 2003, Vol. 11, p. 498‑512
  "Is IS an Intellectual Subject?" (D. Avison), European Journal of Information Systems, Jan 2003, Vol. 12, Issue 3, p. 229‑230
  "Architectural Images of Computer-Based Information Systems Development" (C. Atkinson, D. Wilson), Information and Software Technology, Jan 2003, p. 289‑291
  "The UK Information Systems Perspective: A Personal View" (D. Avison), Systèmes d'Information et Management, Jan 2002, Vol. 7, Issue 3, p. 49‑54
  "A Viewpoint on Software Engineering and Information Systems: What We Can Learn From the Construction Industry?" (D. Wilson), Information and Software Technology, Nov 2001, Vol. 43, Issue 13, p. 795‑799
  "Controlling Action Research Projects" (R. Baskerville, M. Myers), Information, Technology and People, Jan 2001, Vol. 14, Issue 1
  "Reflections on Information Systems Practice, Education and Research: 10 Years of the Information Systems Journal" (G. Fitzgerald, P. Power), Information Systems Journal, Jan 2001, Vol. 11, Issue 1
  "The Paradox of Information Systems: Strategic Value and Low Status" (C. Cuthbertson, P. Powell), Journal of Strategic Information Systems (The), Dec 2000, Vol. 8, Issue 4, p. 419‑445
  "Rigour in Action Research: Some Observations and a Plea" (D. Avison), Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, Jan 1999, p. 119‑124
  "Action Research: Making Academic Research Relevant" (F. Lau, M. Myers, P. Nielsen), Communications of the ACM, Jan 1999, p. 94‑97
  "Suggestions for Capturing Corporate Vision in Strategic Information Systems" (A. Eardley, P. Powell), Omega, Dec 1998
  "A Further Exploration into Information Systems Development: the Evolution of Multiview2" (T. Wood‑Harper, R. Vidgen, B. Wood), IT and People, Jan 1998, p. 124‑139
  "The Fiction of Methodological Development: A Field Study in Information Systems Development" (J. Nandhakumar), IT and People, Jan 1998, p. 176‑191
  "Information Systems Development Methodologies: A Classification According to Problem Situation" (V. Taylor), Journal of Information Technology, Jan 1997
  "Developing Information Systems to Support flexible Strategy" (A. Eardley, P. Powell), Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Jan 1997, p. 57‑77
  "The Limits to DSS: Supporting Vision, Creativity and Future Thinking" (C. Loebbecke, P. Powell, A. Eardley, T. Jelassi), Revue des systemes de decision, Jan 1997, p. 317‑331
  "Flexibility and the Management of Uncertainty: A Risk Management Perspective" (Ward, J. Klein, P. Powell, J. Keen), International Journal of Project and Business Risk Management, Jan 1997, p. 131‑145
  "How Strategic are Strategic Information Systems?" (A. Eardley, P. Powell), Australian Journal of Information Systems, Jan 1996, p. 11‑20
  "Who should have a say? Developing a Rationale for Consultation with Older Persons in Relation to Commissioning Plans" (J. Waldman, J. Orme, I. Forbes, B. Glastonbury), Generations Review, Jan 1996, p. 6‑11
  "The linkage between IT and business strategy in competitive systems: a reappraisal of some 'classic' cases using a competition analysis framework" (A. Eardley, T. Lewis, P. Powell), International Journal of Technology Management, Jan 1996, p. 395‑411
  "Addressing the Need for Flexibility in Information Systems" (P. Powell, P. Keen, J. Klein, S. Ward), Journal of Management Systems, Jan 1995, p. 43‑60
  "Information Systems and Anthropology: An Anthropological Perspective on IT and Organizational Culture" (M. Myers), Information Technology and People, Jan 1995, p. 43‑56
  "Identifying and Incorporating Change in Information Systems" (P. Powell, C. Adams), Systems Practice, Jan 1994, p. 143‑159
  "From Third Generation to Fourth Generation Applications Development: A Case Study" (H. Shah), Information Technology and People, Jan 1994, p. 233‑248
  "The Discipline of Information Systems: The Interdisciplinary Thing" (G. Fitzgerald, T. Wood‑Harper), Systemist, Jan 1994, p. 62‑69
  "Software Quality Standards in Practice: The Limitations of Using ISO-9001 to Support Software Development" (H. Shah, D. Wilson), Software Quality Journal, Jan 1994, p. 105‑111
  "Tools for SSM: A Justification - A Reply to `Critique of Two Contributions to Soft Systems Methodology'" (P. Golder, H. Shah), European Journal of Information Systems, Jan 1993, p. 313
  "An SSM Toolkit: Rich Picture Diagramming." (P. Golder, H. Shah), European Journal of Information Systems, Jan 1992, p. 397‑407
  "Reflections from the experience of using Multiview: through the lens of soft systems methodology" (T. Wood‑Harper), Systemist, Jan 1992, p. 136‑145
  "Applying Methodologies for Information Systems Development." (H. Shah, R. Powell, P. Uppal), Journal of Information Technology, Jan 1992, p. 127‑140
  "Controls for Effective Prototyping" (D. Wilson), Journal of Management Systems, Special MIS Issue, Jan 1991, p. 41‑53
  "Action Programmes for Teaching and Researching in Information Systems" (D. Avison), Australian Computer Journal, Jan 1991
  "Information Systems Development Research: A Pragmatic View" (T. Wood‑Harper), Computer Journal, Jan 1991, p. 98‑112
  "MERISE: A European Methodology for Developing Information Systems" (D. Avison), European Journal of Information Systems, Jan 1991, p. 183‑191
  "Information Systems Practice, Education and Research" (G. Fitzgerald), Journal of Information Systems, Jan 1991, p. 5‑17
  "Decision Support in a Microcomputing Environment" (C. Freeman), Asia Pacific International Management Forum, Jan 1990, p. 6‑11
  "A Departmental Information System" (D. Avison), International Journal of Information Management, Jan 1990
  "Evaluating Benefits of Computerised Information Systems" (J. Horton), Information Technology in Nursing, Jan 1990, p. 58‑59


Chapters
  Redefining Agency: Indeterminacy and the role of extra-organizational dynamics in organizational routines and technologies. In: Materiality and Space: Organizations, Artefacts and Practices (with A. Zorina). Basingstoke (England) : Palgrave Macmillan, Francois-Xavier de Vaujany, Nathalie Mitev. 2013, p. 274-301
  Information Systems Development Approaches. In: Strategic Information Systems Management (with G. Fitzgerald). Singapore (Singapore) : Seng Lee Press - Course Technology Cengage Learning, Kevin Grant, Ray Hackney, David Edgar. 2010, p. 51-76
  The Structure of Power in Action Research Projects. In: Information Systems Action Research-An Applied View of Emerging Concepts and Methods (with R. Baskerville, M. Myers). New York (USA) : Springer, Ned Kock. 2007, p. 19-41
  Scoping the Discipline of Information Systems. In: Information Systems. The State of the Field (with S. Elliot). Chichester (Great Britain) : John Wiley and Sons, KING J.L., LYYTINEN K.. 2006
  Scoping the Discipline of Information Systems. In: Information Systems: The State of the Field (with S. Elliot). : John Wiley, John King and Kalle Lyytinen (Eds). 2006, p. 3-18
  Methodologies for Developing Information Systems: A Historical Perspective. In: The Past and Future of Information Systems : 1976-2006 and Beyond (with G. Fitzgerald). : Springer, AVISON D,, ELLIOT S., KROGSTIE J., PRIES-HEJE J.. 2006, p. 27-38
  Qualitative Research. In: Research in Information Systems. A handbook for research supervisors and their students (with M. Myers). Oxford (UK) : Elsevier, AVISON D,, PRIES-HEJE J,. 2005, p. 239-253
  Confession and Reflections. In: Research in Information Systems. A handbook for research supervisors and their students.. Oxford (UK) : Elsevier, AVISON D,, PRIES-HEJE J,. 2005, p. 35-54
  Quality and Originality. In: Research in Information Systems. A handbook for research supervisors and their students. (with J. Pries-Heje). Oxford (UK) : Elsevier, AVISON D,, PRIES-HEJE J,. 2005, p. 207-220
  Diverse Cultures. In: Research in Information Systems. A handbook for research supervisors and their students. (with M. Kah, J. Kah, A. Soriyan). Oxford (UK) : Elsevier, AVISON D,, PRIES-HEJE J,. 2005, p. 171-182
  Discipline of Information Systems. In: Research in Information Systems. A handbook for research supervisors and their students. (with S. Elliott). Oxford (UK) : Elsevier, AVISON D,, PRIES-HEJE J,. 2005, p. 185-206
  Focus on the Student. In: Research in Information Systems. A handbook for research supervisors and their students (with D. Trueu, R. Montealegre, C. Long). Oxford (UK) : Elsevier, AVISON D,, PRIES-HEJE J,. 2005, p. 93-106
  Reflections on Development Techniques using the Psychology Literature. In: Information Systems Research: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice (with C. Adams). : KLUWER J,, 2004, p. 493-512
  Forminf a contingent, multi-disciplinary and ethical approach to IS development. In: The Past and Future of Information Systems (with R. Vidgen, T. Wood-Harper). Oxford (UK) : Elsevier, VIBORG ANDERSEN K,, THANNING VENDELO M,. 2004, p. 29-42
  Bringing Social and Organisational Issues into Information Systems Development: The Story of Multiview. In: Socio-technical and Human Cognition Elements of Information Systems (with T. Wood-Harper). Hershey (Etats-Unis) : Information Science Publishing, CLARKE S., COAKES E., HUNTER M.G. WENN A.. 2003, p. 5-21
  Information Systems. In: International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science (with G. Fitzgerald). London (Grande-Bretagne) : Routledge, FEATHER J., STURGES P.. 2003, p. 306-310
  Macro Analysis of Techniques to deal with Uncertainty within Information Systems Development: Mapping the Framing Effect. In: Soft-Ware: Computing in an Imperfect World (with C. Adams). BUSTARD, D., LIU, W., STERRITT, R.. 2002, p. 280-299
  La recherche qualitative en systèmes d'information. In: Faire de la recherche en systèmes d'information. : Vuibert/FNEGE, ROWE F,. 2002, p. 57-66
  A Word of Caution. Exploring Fashions in IS/IT Management. In: Make or Break Issues in IT Management. Oxford (Grande-Bretagne) : BH (Butterworth Heinemann), REMENYI D., BROWN A.. 2002, p. 1-16
  An Introduction to Qualitative Research in Information Systems. In: Qualitative Research in Information Systems. A Reader (with M. Myers). Londres (Grande-Bretagne) : SAGE Publications, MYERS M.D., AVISON D.. 2002, p. 3-12
  IT Failure and the Collapse of One.Tel. In: Information Systems: The e-business Challenge (with D. Wilson). Boston (Etats-Unis) : Kluwer Academic Publishers, TRANMULLER R.. 2002, p. 31-46
  Reflections on Information Systems Development 1998-2002. In: Information Systems Development. Advances in Methodologies, Components, and Management (with G. Fitzgerald). New York (USA) : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, KIRIKOVA M., GRUNDSPENKIS J., WOJTKOWSKI W., WOJTKOWSKI W.G., WRYCZA S., ZUPPANCIC J.. 2002, p. 1-11
  Diffusion: Personal Reflections of an Outsider. In: The Adoption and Diffusion of IT in an Environment of Critical Change. : Pearson/IFIP, BUNKER, D., WILSON, D., ELLIOT, S.. 2002, p. 2-8
  Strategic Aspects of Business Process Engineering: the UK Experience. In: IT in Business: A Manager's Casebook (with E. Viseck, P. Powell). : Butterworth Heinemann, GRIMSHAW D,, Powell P,. 1999, p. 108-123
  Information Systems Development. In: Rethinking Management Information Systems (with G. Fitzgerald). Oxford (Grande-Bretagne) CURRIE W.L., Galliers B,. 1999, p. 250-278
  Matching Technology with Organisational Needs. In: Matching Technology with Organisational Needs (with D. Edgar-Nevill). : McGraw-Hill, 1998, p. 1-13
  Key Issues in Information Systems.. In: Key Issues in Information Systems. : McGraw-Hill, AVISON D.E.. 1997, p. 1-8
  The Search for the Discipline of Information Systems. In: Understanding Social Research, Perspectives on Methodology and Practice. : Falmer Press, McKENZIE G., USHER R.. 1997, p. 87-100
  The Discipline of Information Systems. In: Information Systems Teaching, Research and Practice. : McGraw-Hill, MINGERS J., STOWELL F,. 1997, p. 113-136
  Action Research in Information Systems. In: Understanding Social Research, Perspectives on Methodology and Practice. : Falmer Press, McKENZIE G., USHER R.. 1997, p. 196-209
  Information Systems Development: A Broader Perspective. In: Method Engineering: Principles of Method Construction and Tool Support. : Chapman and Hall, Brinkkemper, S., Lyytinen, K. and Welke, R.J. (Eds.). 1996, p. 263-277
  Information Systems Development Methodology in Use: An Empirical Study. In: Lessons Learned from the Use of Methodologies (with J. Nandhakumar). Londres (Grande-Bretagne) : BCS, 1996, p. 205-214
  The Discipline of Information Systems: Let Many Flowers Bloom. In: Information System Concepts: Towards a Consolidation of Views (with J. Nandhakumar). : Chapman and Hall, Falkenberg, E.D., Hesse, W. and Olivé, O., eds.. 1995, p. 1-12
  Experience of using Multiview: some reflections. In: Information Systems Provision: The Contribution of Soft Systems Methodology (with T. Wood-Harper). : McGraw-Hill, 1994, p. 102-117
  Emancipatory Research Themes. In: Information Systems Development: Human, Organizational and Social Aspects (with J. Kendall). Amsterdam (Pays-Bas) : North-Holland, Avison, D.E., Kendall, J.E. and DeGross, J. 1993, p. 1-12
  Evaluation and Information Systems Development.. In: Investimenti in Information Technology nel settore bancario (with J. Horton). Milan (Italie) : Franco Angeli, Arduini, R.. 1993, p. 248-279
  Tools Supporting Soft Systems Methodology. In: The Impact of Computer Supported Technologies on Information Systems Development, (with P. Golder, H. Shah). Amsterdam (Pays-Bas) : North-Holland, 1992
  The Need for Tool Support for Soft Systems. In: Systems Thinking in Europe (with P. Golder). : Plenum, 1991, p. 327-332
  Investigating the Costs and Benefits of a Community Health System.. In: Current Perspectives in Healthcare Computing (with J. Horton, M. Stone). : BJHCC/BCS, 1991, p. 40-50
  The Nature of Information Systems and the Role of Practice. In: Systems Thinking in Europe (with G. Fitzgerald). : Plenum, 1991, p. 459-464
  Tools Supporting Soft Systems. In: Systems Thinking in Europe (with P. Golder). : Plenum, 1991, p. 333-338
  Conclusions from Action Research: The Multiview Experience. In: Systems Thinking in Europe (with T. Wood-Harper). 1991, p. 591-596
  Preface to English-language edition. In: Merise in Practice (with P. Quang, C. Chartier-Kastler). : Macmillan, 1991, p. 13-14


Other Publications
Articles published in conference proceedings
  "Innovation Management in the Knowledge Economy: The Intersection of Macro and Micro Levels", With A. Zorina. In : Visioning and Engineering the Knowledge Society ¿ a Web Science Perspective, Second World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2009. Chania, Crete (Greece) : Springer, 2009, p. 395-404
  "The Status of the Discipline of Information Systems", With P. Ein-Dor. In : 28th annual ICIS 2007 « Diversity in IS Research and Practice » Cd-Rom, ICIS Montréal 2007 (International Conference on Information Systems). Montréal, Québec (Canada) : AIS, 2007, p. 1-14
  "Double Jeopardy : The Crises in Information Systems, an Australian Perspective", With D. Wilson. In : Proceeding of the 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ¿ the 3Rs: Research, Relevance, Rigour ¿ Coming of Age, ACIS2007 Toowoomba. Toowoomba (Australie) : Toowoomba, Qld University of Southern Queensland, 2007, p. 60-69
  "Flexible Information Systems Development: Designing an Appropriate Methodology for Different Situations", With J. Pries-Heje. In : Enterprise Information Systems, 9th International Conference, ICEIS 2007. Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) : Springer, 2007, p. 212-224
  "Designing an Appropriate Information Systems Development Methodology for Different Situations", With J. Pries-Heje. In : Proceedings Information Systems Analysis and Specification, ICEIS 2007 ¿Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems¿. Funchal (Portugal) : INSTICC, 2007, p. 63-70


Teaching at ESSEC

Qualitative Research Methods (ESSEC PhD Management)

Information Systems - Discipline/IS Development/IS Evaluation (ESSEC PhD Management)

Analyzing Published Research in Information Systems (ESSEC PhD Management)

Research Methods (Masters Research SID – ESSEC/Paris 1 Sorbonne/CNAM)

Information Systems Management (ESSEC MBA)

Management Information Systems (EPSCI)
Other Teaching Activities
Supervised 30 PhD students to completion as first supervisor

Member of faculty for PhD consortia at: Bath, UK; Brisbane, Australia; Copenhagen, Denmark; Cranfield, UK; Londe-les-Maures, France; Magleas, Denmark; Manchester, UK; Montpelier, France; Nantes, France; Oulu, Finland; Stafford, UK; Sydney, Australia; Tallahassee, USA; Washington, USA; Warwick, UK. (e.g. ACIS, ICIS, ECIS, UKAIS, AIM, FNEGE)

Member of senior faculty for ICIS junior faculty consortium, Barcelona, 2002.
Awards and Distinctions

SILVER CORE International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP)

PRESIDENT-ELECT Association of Information Systems

EDITOR: (with Guy Fitzgerald) Information Systems Journal, (1990-present)

CHAIR (by election): IFIP Working Group 8.2 (2000-2002) (previously elected vice-chair and secretary)

VICE-CHAIR (by election): IFIP Technical Committee 8 (2002-2007) (and French representative)

CHAIR (by election): Committee of UK IS Professors and Chairs (2000)

PRESIDENT (by election): UK Academy of Information Systems (1997-1999)

MEMBER (by nomination) IS Senior Scholars Forum (2005-present)

Literati Club: Highly Commended Award, 2006

Literati Club: Award for Excellence, 2000

EMCIS: Best Practical Paper Award, 2004

Scientific Activities
Editorial Board Membership
  International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, Emerald
  International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, IGI Publishing
  European Journal of Information Systems, Operational Research Society
  Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Wiley-Blackwell
  Information Systems Journal, Blackwell
  Systèmes d'Information et Management, Eska
  Information, Technology and People
  International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction
  Journal of Strategic Information Systems (The)


Direction of a book collection
  "Major Currents in Information Systems" (with L. Willcocks, A. Lee, R. Baskerville). London (U.K.) : Sage Library in Business & Management, 2008


Scientific publisher of a conference proceedings
  Visioning and Engineering the Knowledge Society ¿ a Web Science Perspective, (with A. Zorina). Second World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2009, Chania, Crete (Greece) : Springer, 18 Sep 2009, 606p.
  Best Practices for the Knowledge Society, (with M. Lytras, P. Ordonez De Pablos, E. Damiani, A. Naeve, D. Horner). Second World Summit on the Knowledge Sociedty, WSKS 2009, Chania (Crete, Greece) : Springer, 01 Sep 2009, 586p.
  Advances in Information Systems Research, Education and Practice, (with G. Kasper, B. Pernici, I. Ramos, D. Roode). IFIP WCC 2008 (World Computer Congress), Milano (Italy) : Springer, 07 Sep 2008, 214p.
  The Open Knowledge Society - A Computer Science and Information Systems Manifesto, (with M. Lytras, J. Carroll, E. Damiani, R. D. Tennyson, G. Vossen, P. Ordonez De Pablos). First World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2008, Athens (Greece) : Springer, 01 Sep 2008, 753p.


Conference Presentations


POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY

CO-PROGRAM CHAIR: International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) TC8 conference Santiago de Chile, The past and future of Information Systems: 1976-2006 and beyond, August 2006.
CO-PROGRAM CHAIR: International Conference in Information Systems (ICIS), Las Vegas, December 2005.
PANELS CHAIR: European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS) to be held in Regensburg, Germany, May 2005.
CHAIR: PhD Supervisors Workshop, Athens, Greece, June 2003.
GENERAL CHAIR: IFIP 8.2 Conference on Global and organizational discourse about information technology, Barcelona, December 2002.
CHAIR: Information and Communication Technology, European Conference in Information Systems, Naples, June 2003.
PUBLICITY CHAIR: Conceptual Modelling (E-R 99) Versailles, France, November 1999.
PANELS CHAIR: European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS) Copenhagen, Denmark, June 1999.
PROGRAMME CHAIR: UKAIS Conference, Matching Technology with Organisational Needs, Lincoln, April 1998.
CO-CHAIR, Research Programme, ICIS, Atlanta, 1997.
CHAIR, UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) Conference, Key Issues in Information Systems, 1997.
PROGRAMME CHAIR: Information Systems Development Methods: the Human and Social Dimension, Netherlands, 1993.

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

KEYNOTE PAPER: Reflections on the Discipline of Information Systems, European & Mediterranean Conference in Information Systems (EMCIS) Valencia, Spain (June 2007).
PAPER: Designing an Appropriate Information Systems Methodology for Different Situations (with Jan Pries-Heje), International Conference of Executive Information Systems (ICEIS), Funchal, Portugal (June 2007).
PAPER: IT Failure and Professional Ethics: The One.Tel Case (with David Wilson) Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Bangkok (July 2005)
PAPER: Causal Loop Diagrams in Information Systems: Research into Strategic Alignment (with Bruce Campbell ) Australasian Conference in Information Systems (ACIS) Hobart, (December 2004).
PAPER: Strategic Alignment: A Practitioner's Perspective (with Bruce Campbell and Robert Kay) European & Mediterranean Conference in Information Systems (EMCIS) Tunis, (July 2004) [Best Practical Paper Award].
PAPER: Information Systems Failure explained through the Lens of the Cultural Web (with David Wilson), International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Porto (April 2004).
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Information Systems Research, IS OneWorld Conference, Las Vegas (April 2004).
PAPER: Personal Trust Space in Mobile Commerce (with Carl Adams and Peter Millard) 6th International Conference on Electronic Commerce Research, Dallas, TX (October 2003).
PAPER: Method Engineering: Reflections on the past and ways forward (with Duane Truex) Americas Conference in Information Systems (AMCIS), Tampa, Florida (August 2003).
PAPER: An IT Failure and a Company Failure: A Case Study in Telecommunications (with David Wilson and Steve Hunt) 8th Congress of Association for Information Management, Grenoble (May, 2003).
PAPER: Key Issues in Information Systems and Software Engineering: Views from a joint network of practitioners and academics (with Rachel Harrison and five other authors), International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2003), Angers, France (April 2003).
PAPER: Reflections on Organizational Discourse About Information Technology, FIPWG8.2 Conference, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (December 2002).
PANEL: Scholarly products in IS: will advances in electronic media promote evolutionary or radical change?, ICIS, Barcelona (December, 2002). KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Reflections on Information Systems Development 1988-2002 (with Guy Fitzgerald) IS Development conference, Riga, Latvia (September 2002)
PAPER Action Research: A Research Approach for Cooperative Work, Conference on Computer Systems for Cooperative Work, Rio de Janeiro (September 2002).
PAPER: IT Failure and the Collapse of One.Tel (with David Wilson) IFIP World Computer Conference, Montreal (August 2002).
PANEL: e-Business - the Research Issues, IFIP World Computer Conference, Montreal (August 2002).
PAPER: Developing Value Functions of Planners and Non-Planners: Implications for Information Systems Development Effect (with Carl Adams), IS One World, Las Vegas (April 2002).
PAPER: Macro Analysis of Techniques to deal with Uncertainty within Information Systems Development: Mapping the Framing Effect (with Carl Adams), Soft-Ware: Computing in an Imperfect World, Belfast, Northern Ireland (April, 2002).
PANEL: Research topics in Information Systems, IFIP Conference on E-Commerce, Salzburg, (June, 2001).
PAPER: Research into Practice: Qualitative Research in Information Systems (with Michael Myers) 6th Congress of Association for Information Management,
Nantes (June 2001).
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Research Methods in IS, French Consortium in Information Systems, Aix-en-Provence (April 2001).
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Information Systems Practice, Australian Conference in Information Systems, Brisbane (December 2000).
PANEL: IS Action Research: Can we serve two masters?, International Conference in Information Systems (ICIS), Charlotte (December 1999)
PAPER: IS Training and Education: A UK Perspective, FNEGE (National Foundation for Business Education) Conference, Toulouse, France (December 1999)
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Qualitative research in Information Systems, (with M. Myers) 4th Conference of AIM, ESSEC, France (March 1999).
CHAIR OF PANEL: Methodical Systems Development in the era of visual programming and World Wide Web, European Conference in Information Systems (ECIS), Aix-en-Provence (June 1998)
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Information Systems Development: Two Futures, BIT Conference, Manchester (November 1997)
PANEL: Action Research. IFIP8.2 Conference on Research Methods, Philadelphia (June 1997)
PAPER: Multiview2: A Further Exploration into Information systems Development (with A T Wood-Harper, R T Vidgeon & J R G Wood), 6th Annual Conference on Business Information Systems, Manchester Metropolitan University (August 1996).
PAPER: Information Systems Development Methodology in Use: An Empirical study (with J. Nandhakumar), 4th Conference of the BCS IS Specialist Group, Cork, Ireland (September 1996).
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Information Systems Development Methodologies: A Broader Perspective, IFIP8.1/8.2. Conference on Method Engineering, Atlanta (August 1996)
PAPER: Vision support systems (with P. Powell and A. Eardley), Proceedings of the 7th EURO Conference on Decision Support Systems, Ispra, Italy (May 1996).
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The 'Discipline' of Information Systems: Teaching, Research and Practice, First Annual Conference of the UK Academy of Information Systems, Cranfield (March 1996).
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Information Systems Practice, 1st Bahrain Conference on Computers and Industry, Bahrain Society of Engineers/The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), Bahrain (November 1995).
PAPER: Capturing Vision in Information Systems (with A. Eardley and P. Powell), FMD Research Conference, Warwick (December 1995).
PAPER: An Analysis of Development Techniques to Capture Strategic Vision in Information Systems (with A. Eardley and P. Powell), 5th Annual BIT Conference, Manchester (November 1995).
PAPER: Incorporating Evaluation in the Information Systems Development Process (with J. Horton, P. Powell and J. Nandhakumar), 3rd Evaluation of Information Technology Conference, Henley (July 1995).

Affiliations and Academic Responsibilities


MEMBER (by nomination): AIS LEO Award Committee (for lifetime exceptional achievement) (2002-2004)
EDITOR: (with Guy Fitzgerald) Butterworth-Heinemann series of texts in Information Systems (previously with McGraw-Hill), (1990-present)
EDITOR: (with Rachel Harrison) Software Engineering and Information Systems Network (SEISN) Newsletter (2000)
EDITOR: OASIS (Organisational and Societial Impacts of Information Systems) Newsletter, (1997-1999)

MEMBER: Board of Editors of IT & People, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Systemes d Information et Management, International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, International Journal of Administrative Sciences and International Journal of Business Research Methods.
AWARDS 

Consulting & Other Activities
WEB DEVELOPMENT
CREATOR: (with Emmanuel Monod) IS WORLD COUNTRY PAGE web site for FRANCE
CREATOR: (with Michael Myers) IS WORLD ENDNOTE file for Qualitative Research in Information Systems

OTHER FUNDED PROJECTS
£48000 - Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) for Software Engineering and Information Systems Network for Improved Business Processes.
£25000 - Havant and Petersfield Health and Social Services, Information Systems Supporting Carers for the Elderly.
£29000 - Darlington and North Regional Health Authority for Prototyping Information Systems in Community Health and their Evaluation.

Professional Experience
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, ESSEC Business School, Cergy-Pontoise, France (2004-present)
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND DECISION SCIENCES, ESSEC Business School, Cergy-Pontoise, France (2003-2006)
PROFESSOR, ESSEC Business School, Cergy-Pontoise, France (2000-2003)
VISITING RESEARCH PROFESSOR: University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (2000-2005)
VISITING RESEARCH PROFESSOR: Brunel University, London, UK (2000-present)
VISITING PROFESSOR: University of Southampton, UK (2000-2004)
PROFESSOR and HEAD of DEPARTMENT (later SCHOOL) of MANAGEMENT: University of Southampton (1991-2000)
SENIOR LECTURER, Aston University, UK (1977-1991)
CONSULTANT (various): Information Systems
Useful Links
Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS)
Contact
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