Research is being pursued rigorously at the IS Department. Current research grants amount to almost $10 million. Particular emphasis is placed on the links between theory and practice and upon the practical application of innovative information systems theories, methods and techniques to business and organisational problems within an Asia-Pacific context. Staff members in the department publish research results regularly in refereed international journals and conferences. During the past three years, staff members from the department have published and presented over 250 papers, of which over 120 are refereed journal articles or book chapters. Teaching faculties have published in prestigious international journals such as the Communications of the ACM, Management Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of MIS, and IEEE / ACM Transactions on various subjects. The Department also publishes its own working paper series enabling research results to be disseminated rapidly.

Expertise and areas of research in the department:

  • Artificial intelligence in IS - intelligent agents, expert systems, knowledge-based systems, knowledge elicitation
  • Business process re-engineering data management and modelling
  • Decision support systems
  • Electronic commerce
  • End User computer / satisfaction
  • Group support systems
  • Human computer interface, GUI, etc.
  • Hypermedia
  • Inter-organisational systems
  • IT enabled individual / organisational learning and knowledge management
  • IS management - general, project management, risk, IS in organisations, IS human resources
  • IS policy, both national and international
  • IS strategy and its alignment with corporate strategy
  • IS security and privacy
  • IS technology transfer and innovation adoption
  • Legal, professional, and ethical aspects of IS, e.g., intellectual property, computer crime, software piracy
  • Object oriented systems
  • System analysis and design: SSA/SD, JSD/JSP, OOD, etc.
  • Virtual organisations