Doctoral study in Information Systems
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- Typically, 75% of our business graduates are employed at the time of their graduation while a further 16% go on to postgraduate study.
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Research in the Information Systems discipline concerns the development, use and impact of digital technology on people, organisations, business and society. We invite prospective PhD students to apply to work on topics related to digital transformation, and the use of new technologies and business models at the individual, firm, industry or country levels. Recent trends such as intelligent automation, big data, and the increased use of social media open endless opportunities for cutting edge research.
You are welcome to propose your own topics of interest or to consult our academics about opportunities to conduct research at our department.
Pursue your topic with us and benefit from exceptional standards of support and supervision from internationally recognised researchers. Our people are based in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management and the Graduate School of Management at the Business School.
Dr Fernando Beltrán: The economics of service competition in open-access Next-Generation platforms, the digital dividend, and the efficient sharing and allocation of radio spectrum
Associate Professor Cecil Eng Huang Chua: Social relationships in IT groups, project management, cultural use of IS (especially in China), database design and software design
Dr Lesley Gardner: Social media, e-learning innovation, hypermedia and heritage data handling
Professor Julia Kotlarsky: technology sourcing and innovation in knowledge-intensive business services; crowdsourcing; interface between artificial intelligence technologies and humans, and implications for design of work in organizations; social media
and digital technology in emergencies and national disasters
Associate Professor Lech Janczewski: The management of IS resources with a special emphasis on data security and information systems investments
Professor Michael Myers: Digital natives and ubiquitous information systems; how IT is transforming organisations and industries; qualitative research methods in information systems; social and organisational aspects of information systems; and success and failure of information systems
Professor Ilan Oshri: Understanding the governance of various models of strategic sourcing of services, IT innovation, robotic process automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, digital transformation, and their impact on operations and business models
Dr Ami Peiris: Decision support systems; recommender systems; big data and business intelligence, data mining, visualisation; design science research; online learning; system evaluation (including ERP and SCM)
Professor Emeritus Ananth Srinivasan: Electronic commerce, service science, information modelling and technology enablement
Associate Professor David Sundaram: The design and implementation of adaptive systems that are flexible and evolvable and support informational, decisional, knowledge and collaboration needs of organisations
Associate Professor Arvind Tripathi: Online markets, social networks, supply chain management and open innovation
Dr Xinwei Wang: Mobile marketing promotion; cross-cultural study
of information system design; IT policy compliance
David White: The design of information systems, in particular the design of learning experiences based on datasets presented using Mixed Reality
Past research topics
- 'Design and Implementation of Social Persuasive Ubiquitous Knowledge Systems to Revitalize Endangered Languages' | Supervised by Professor Michael Myers and Associate Professor Manuka Henare
- 'Transport capacity improvement in and around ports: A perspective on the empty-container-truck trips problem' | Supervised by Professor Michael Myers
- 'The Effect of Earnings Management Constraints on Management Earnings Forecasts: Evidence from Japan' | Supervised by Professor Tava Olsen and Associate Professor Tiru Arthanari
- 'Social Engineering – Emerging attacks, awareness and impact on online user attitudes and behaviours’ | Supervised by Associate Professor Lech Janczewski and Associate Professor Cecil Chua
- 'Purposeful Visualization Systems' | Supervised by Professor David Sundaram and David White
- 'Silicon Valley's Online, Social, Entrepreneurial Enterprise Startups (OSEES): A Critical Research Study' | Supervised by Professor Michael Myers and Professor David Sundaram
Scholarships and awards
There are several scholarships you may be eligible for when you decide to pursue your doctoral studies in Information Systems.
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