AIS Fellow Award 2019

9 January 2020

Prof Robert Davison received the AIS Fellow Award at the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS) held in Munich, Germany in December 2019.


The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is pleased to recognize Robert Davison with the Association for Information Systems Fellow Award at the 2019 International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS).


The AIS Fellow Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the information systems discipline in terms of research, teaching and service. A Fellow has also made significant global contributions to the information systems discipline as well as outstanding local contributions in the context of their country and region. AIS Fellows serve as role models and inspirations to colleagues and students within the information systems discipline.


Robert Davison is a Professor of Information Systems at the City University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on the use and misuse of information systems, especially with respect to problem solving, guanxi formation and knowledge management, in Chinese organisations. He has published over 200 articles in a wide variety of our premier journals and conferences. He is particularly known for his scholarship in the domain of action research. He primarily teaches MSc and MBA students in the areas of IT consulting, Knowledge Management and Global Information Systems.


Within the AIS, Robert chaired the research ethics committee for many years. He currently chairs the IFIP’s WG 9.4 (Social Implications of Computing in Developing Countries) and is the Editor-in-Chief of both the Information Systems Journal and the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. Robert travels extensively, seeking to understand how people in different contexts and cultures make sense of their lives with IS. Professionally, he seeks to enhance the inclusion of scholars from the global south within our community. To this end, he frequently travels in developing countries where he offers research seminars and workshops, engaging with local PhD students and scholars. As a researcher and as an editor, he champions local and indigenous perspectives.