Prof. Robert M DAVISON (戴維遜教授)

PhD - Information Systems
MA - Information Technology
BA - Russian and SerboCroat (Joint Honours)

Assistant Dean (Assurance of Learning)
Professor

Prof. Robert M DAVISON (戴維遜教授)

Contact Information

Address: 6-247, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34427534
Fax: +852 34420370
E-mail:
isrobert@cityu.edu.hk
Personal Web:
http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/staff/isrobert
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Research Areas

  • Action Research
  • Virtual Teams and Work
  • Cross-cultural studies of Information Systems
  • IS Ethics & Professionalism
  • Virtual Knowledge Management

Professor Robert Davison is a Professor in the Department of Information Systems. He teaches Global IS, Knowledge Management and Qualitative Research Methods at the post-graduate level. His research focuses on virtual knowledge management initiatives in Chinese organisations. More details of his work can be found at http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/staff/isrobert.

Research Grant

  • PI: "How Business Professionals Adapt to Inadequate Information Systems", GRF - RGC , Amount: HK$494000 (2016-2019) , Robert M Davison, Carol XJ Ou, Steven Alter
  • co-PI: "An investigation of the Antecedents and Impact of Consumer Perceived Uncertainty: Based on Institutional Mechanisms and Swift Guanxi", , Amount: RMB460000 (2016-2019) , HUANG Qian, Robert Davison
  • PI: "How Business Professionals Adapt to Inadequate Information Systems", Strategic Research Grant - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HK$100,000 (2015-2016) , Robert M Davison, Steven Alter, Carol XJ Ou
  • PI: "Resistance and Workarounds: How Information Workers Gain Access to the Technology They Need", Strategic Research Grant - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HK$100,000 (2014-2015) , Robert M Davison, Carol XJ Ou
  • PI: "Knowledge Strategy in Chinese Firms", Strategic Research Grant - City University of Kong Kong , Amount: HK$100,000 (2013-2014) , Robert M Davison, Maris G Martinsons
  • PI: "Conceptualizing the Competitive Potential Perspective of Knowledge Strategizing", Strategic Research Grant (SRG) - City University of Kong Kong , Amount: HK$71773 (2012-2013) , Robert M Davison, Maris G Martinsons
  • PI: "Web 2.0 for Work: Social Networking in the Workspace", GRF - RGC , Amount: $528953 (2011-2013) , Robert M Davison, Carol XJ Ou, MY Zuo, Andrew Hardin
  • PI: "Knowledge Management in the Chinese Private Sector", GRF - RGC , Amount: $411810 (2010-2012) , Robert M Davison, Carol XJ Ou, Maris G Martinsons
  • PI: "The Impact of Knowledge Management Initiatives in Hong Kong and China", Strategic Research Grant (SRG) - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HK$172,436 (2007-2009) , Robert M Davison
  • PI: "Virtual Work: Collaboration and Cooperation to Promote Knowledge Sharing between SMEs in Hong Kong and China", Competitive Earmarked Research Grant - Research Grants Council (HK Govt) , Amount: HK$655,909 (2006-2007) , Robert M Davison
  • PI: "Action Research Based Virtual Collaboration Interventions in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong", Strategic Research Grant (SRG) - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HK$190,000 (2004-2006) , Robert M Davison
  • PI: "Preliminary Investigation into Skills Appropriate for Virtual Collaboration in Hong Kong SMEs", Strategic Research Grant (SRG) - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HK$142,222 (2003-2004) , Robert M. Davison
  • PI: "The Information Ethics of Hong Kong’s IT Professionals", Strategic Research Grant (SRG) - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HK$200,000 (2002-2004) , Robert M Davison
  • PI: "CyberCourses", Teaching Development Grant - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HK$1,815,980 (1999-2001) , Robert M Davison

Teaching Activities (past 5 academic years)

Academic Year Level Title
2017-2018 Postgraduate Degree Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organisations
    Global Information Technology & Knowledge Management Consulting
    Information Systems Project
  Research Degree Theory and Qualitative Methods in Information Systems Research
2016-2017 Postgraduate Degree Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organisations
    Global Information Systems
    Information Systems Project
    Management Information Systems
    Research Methods for the IS Manager
  Research Degree IS Research Methods
    Qualitative IS Research Methods
2015-2016 Postgraduate Degree Dissertation
    Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organisations
    Global Information Systems
    Information Systems Project
    Management Information Systems
2014-2015 Postgraduate Degree Dissertation
    Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organisations
    Global Information Systems
    Information Systems Project
    Management Information Systems
  Research Degree Qualitative IS Research Methods
2013-2014 Postgraduate Degree Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organisations
    Global Information Systems
    Information Systems Project
  Research Degree Qualitative IS Research Methods

Administrative Assignments

Period Name Position
9/2012 - Now Department Performance Assessment Committee Elected Member
2006 - Now MA Electronic Business/MScElectronic Business and Knowledge Management Programme Leader
2002 - Now Servicing Courses Programme Leader
2002 - Now Departmental Examinations Officer Officer
2001 - Now Departmental Executive Committee Member
1997 - Now Departmental Publications Co-ordinator
1996 - Now Departmental Student Advisor Advisor
1993 - Now Departmental Working Papers Editor
9/2016 - 8/2019 Assistant Dean (Assurance of Learning) Nominated by the Dean of Business
2016 - 2019 Grievance Review Panel Appointed member
2017 - 2018 Committee for Appointment and Personnel Reviews for Academic and Teaching Staff Appointed member
9/2015 - 8/2016 Student Complaints and Student Complaints Appeal Panels Appointed member
9/2014 - 8/2016 Dept Staffing Commottee Elected Member
2015 - 2016 Research System Users' Group Appointed member
2010 - 2014 Quality Assurance Committee Appointed Member
9/2007 - 8/2008 Approving Committee for Initial Assessment/Substantiation/Re-appointment /Pay Raise of Academic Staff at Associate Professor/Senior Teaching Fellow/Principal Lecturer level & below in Faculties/Schools/BST/Centres Elected Member
9/2007 - 8/2008 Promotion Committee for Associate Professor Elected Member
2008 Strategic Planning Sub-Group on Student Learning and Career Development Secretary and Appointed Member
2006 - 2008 Faculty Graduate Studies Committee (FGSC) Elected Member
2006 - 2008 BBA Global Business Systems Management Programme Leader
2005 - 2008 Staff Development and Performance Committee Elected Member
2004 - 2008 Faculty Executive Committee Elected Member
2000 - 2008 Departmental Webmaster Webmaster
2006 - 2007 Departmental Staffing Committee Member
2003 - 2007 Working Group on the Teaching of Business Ethics Member
2001 - 2007 Departmental Executive Committee Elected Member
2005 - 2006 Search Group for a new Dean of the Faculty of Business Elected Member
2005 - 2006 Quality Enhancement Sub-Committee of the MBA Programme Committee Member
2005 - 2006 Selection Panel for the Teaching Excellence Award Nominated Member (for Faculty of Business)
2004 - 2006 Faculty Graduate Studies Committee (FGSC) Appointed Member
2004 - 2005 Promotion Committee for Associate Professors Elected Member
2001 - 2005 Departmental Staffing Committee Elected Member
1997 - 2005 Departmental Safety Officer Officer
1996 - 2005 Library Liaison Officer Officer
2002 - 2004 Staff Development Committee (Senate) Elected Member
1996 - 2004 Principal Departmental Proof-reader Proof-reader
2002 Search/Selection Committee for new Head of IS Dept Elected Member
2000 - 2002 Faculty Board Elected Member
1999 - 2002 Standing Committee on Teaching Evaluation Member
1998 - 2002 Senate Elected Member
1999 - 2000 Task Force for Web Teaching Support Services (IT Steering Committee) Member
1998 - 2000 Information Services Advisory Committee (Senate) BGS-appointed member
1998 - 1999 Working Party on Information Technology Strategy (OP) Member
1996 - 1999 Electronic Meetings Co-ordinator
1996 - 1998 Departmental Research Committee Member

Consultancy Experience and Executive Training

Year Client Role
2017 - Now University of South Africa External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Closing the Digital Gap: Handheld Computing, Adult First-time User and User Experience Model
2016 - Now University of Malaya External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Developing a Knowledge Management Process Model for Healthcare Organizations
2016 - Now University of Kwazulu-Natal External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Adoption of Mobile Health Technologies for Public Healthcare in Burundi
2016 - Now ESSEC Business School External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Exploring the Creation and Evolution of ICT for Development Initiatives in India: Issues of Scaling through Bricolage, Business-Model Design and Inclusive Innovation
2016 University of Cape Town External Examiner of PhD Thesis: A Systemic Analysis of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation Challenges and Coping Mechanisms: The Case of a Large, Decentralised, Public Organisation in South Africa
2016 University of Malaya External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Developing a Knowledge Management Process Model for Healthcare Organizations
2016 University of Kwazulu-Natal External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Adoption of Mobile Health Technologies for Public Healthcare in Burundi
2016 ESSEC Business School External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Exploring the Creation and Evolution of ICT for Development Initiatives in India: Issues of Scaling through Bricolage, Business-Model Design and Inclusive Innovation,
2015 University of Jyvaskyla External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Sustainable Solutions for Last Mile Internet Access in Developing Countries: Critical Success Factors
2014 Universidade Positivo, Curitiba External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Information System in Use: Going Beyond Information Technology Acceptance,
2013 University of Malaya External Examiner of PhD Thesis: "Semantic Recommender System for Malaysia Tourism Industry", Tirad Mohammed Aref Almalahmeh
2013 Agder University External Examiner of PhD Thesis: "The Role of Institutional Entrepreneurs in the Institutionalisation of eGovernment Initiatives in Developing Countries: The Case of an eProcurement System in the Indonesian Public Sector", Fathul Wahid
2012 Massey University External Examiner of PhD Thesis: "The Impact of National Culture on Strategic Information Systems Planning", Raja Mohd Ali
2003 - 2009 Staffordshire University Project Manager for BScIS, BScBIT and BScCS
2008 Multimedia University External Examiner of PhD Thesis:
2008 University of South Australia External Examiner of PhD Thesis: "An impact study of an information and communications technology for development (ICT4D) project: results from field studies in Bangladesh", Md Mahfuz Ashraf
2008 Victoria University of Wellington External Examiner of PhD Thesis: "An Integrated Knowledge Management Model for Community Enterprises: A Case Study of a Rural Community Enterprise in Thailand", Lanthom Jonjoubsong
2008 Victoria University of Wellington External Examiner of PhD Thesis: "An Integrated Knowledge Management Model for Community Enterprises: A Case Study of a Rural Community Enterprise in Thailand", Lanthom Jonjoubsong
2005 University of Cape Town External Examiner of PhD Thesis: “A Theory of the Use of Information for Environmental Planning: The Case of Botswana”, Athulang Mutshewa.
2005 National University of Singapore External Examiner of PhD Thesis: “Essays on Information and Communication Technology: Investment, Post-Adoption and Economic Impacts”, Roghieh Gholami.
2005 Curtin University of Technology External Examiner of PhD Thesis: “The Impacts and Implications of I-engineering on Established Companies in Hong Kong”, Albert Yeung.
2001 - 2005 Staffordshire University Project Supervisor
2002 - 2003 Staffordshire University Internal Project Moderator for BScIS
2002 Curtin University of Technology External Examiner of PhD Thesis: “The Effect of Indonesian Culture on the Design and Implementation of Lotus Notes Templates to Support Pre-Meeting Stage of Strategy Formulation”, Sjarif Abdat.
2002 University of Jyväskylä External Examiner of PhD Thesis: “Information Systems Development in Developing Countries: Risk Management and Sustainability Analysis in Nigerian Software Companies”, Anja Mursu.

Professional Activities

Period Client Country Role
2010 - Now FFI United Kingdom Life Member
2005 - Now WWF Hong Kong/Global Life Member
2001 - Now Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust Jersey, UK Benefactor & Life Member

External Academic Activities

Period Organizer Country Role
2012 - Now Information Systems Journal United Kingdom Editor in Chief
2001 - Now Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries Hong Kong Editor-in-Chief
2008 - 2016 Information Technology & People United Kingdom Co-editor
2008 - 2012 Information Systems Journal United Kingdom Senior Editor
2007 - 2011 MIS Quarterly United States of America Associate Editor
2009 - 2010 International Conference on Information Systems United States of America Track Chair (Global Issues)
2009 8th Global Mobility Roundtable Egypt Programme Committee Member
2008 - 2009 3rd Information and Communications Technology and Development (ICTD) Conference United Arab Emirates Senior Programme Committee Member
2008 - 2009 MISQ United States of America Associate Editor
2008 Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences Canada Associate Editor
2008 Wuhan International Conference on E-Business China Programme Committee Member
2008 International Conference on Information Systems France Associate Editor (Social Issues)
2003 - 2008 Information Technology & People London, UK Associate Editor
2002 - 2008 Information Systems Journal Bath, UK Associate Editor
2000 - 2008 Journal of Global Information Management Auckland, New Zealand Editorial Board Member
2007 28th International Conference on Information Systems United States of America Associate Editor, Theme Track (IS Research Diversity)
2005 - 2007 IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Virtuality and Virtualization Portland, USA Programme Committee Member
2005 - 2007 1st IFIP WG 9.5 (Virtuality and Society) Working Conference on Virtuality and Society: Emerging Themes London, UK Programme Committee Member.
2001 - 2007 ISWORLD Atlanta, USA Co-editor of the Professional Ethics page, http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/Research/Resources/ethics/ethics.htm
2001 - 2007 ISWORLD Atlanta, USA Editor of the Working Papers page, ISWORLD http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/Research/Resources/wp/isw-wp.htm
12/2006 27th International Conference on Information Systems United States of America Track co-chair Underserved Communities
2005 - 2006 10th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Co-chair of the Social and Cultural Issues Track.
2005 - 2006 39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, USA Co-chair of the Virtual Work, Teams and Organizations Minitrack (Collaborative Systems Track).
2001 - 2006 ISWORLD Atlanta, USA Editor of the IT in Developing Countries page, http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/Research/Resources/itdc/itdc.htm
2001 - 2006 ISWORLD Atlanta, USA Editor of the Virtual Teams page, ISWORLD http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/research/resources/vt/vt-introduction.htm
2001 - 2006 ISWORLD Atlanta, USA Co-editor of the Global IT page, http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/Research/Resources/git/git.htm
2004 - 2005 26th International Conference on Information Systems Las Vegas, USA Co-chair of the Breakthrough Ideas in IT Track.
2004 - 2005 2nd International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT’05) http://www.it-innovations.ae Dubai, UAE Programme Committee Member
2004 - 2005 1st European Conference on Mobile Government Brighton, UK Programme Committee Member
2004 - 2005 International Workshop on e-Learning Online Communities Cairo, Egypt Programme Committee Member
2004 - 2005 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, USA Co-chair of the Virtual Work, Teams and Organizations Minitrack (Collaborative Systems Track)
2004 - 2005 25th International Conference on Information Systems Washington, USA AE of the Information Systems Innovation, Usage and Impacts Track
2003 - 2004 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, USA Co-chair of the Social Issues in Organisations Minitrack (Organisational Systems Track). Co-chair of the Global Virtual Collaboration Minitrack (Collaborative Systems Track). Co-chair of the Virtual Work, Teams and Organizations Minitrack (Collaborative S
2003 IFIP 8.2 and 9.4 Working Conference “IS Perspectives and Challenges in the Context of Globalisation Athens, Greece Member of the Programme Committee
2002 - 2003 24th International Conference on Information Systems Seattle, USA Associate Editor for Track 6: National and Societal Issues.
2002 - 2003 36th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, USA Co-chair of the Social Issues in Organisations Minitrack (Organisational Systems Track) Co-chair of the Global Virtual Collaboration Minitrack (Collaborative Systems Track)
2002 35th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, USA Co-chair of the Global Applications of Collaborative Technology Minitrack (Collaborative Systems Track)
2002 6th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Tokyo, Japan Member of the Programme Committee
2001 - 2002 34th - 35th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, USA Co-chair of the Professional Ethics in Information Systems Minitrack (Organisational Systems Track)
2001 34th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, USA Co-chair of the Community Informatics Minitrack (Organisational Systems Track)
2001 Group Decision and Negotiation 2001 Conference La Rochelle, France Member of the Programme Committee
2000 8th European Conference on Information Systems Vienna, Austria Member of the Programme Committee of the Globalisation and Culture Track
1999 - 2000 Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries Hong Kong Senior Editor
1999 10th Australasian Conference on Information Systems Wellington, New Zealand Member of the Programme Committee and of the Doctoral Consortium
1999 Conference on Information Technology in Asia Sarawak, Malaysia Member of the Programme Committee

Conferences

Period Name Country
12/2017 - 38th ICIS Seoul, S Korea
6/2017 - 25th ECIS Guimaraes, Portugal
5/2017 - 14th IFIP WG 9.4 Working Conference Yogyakarta, Indonesia
12/2016 - 1st Digital Enablement Conference Sydney, Australia
12/2016 - 37th ICIS Dublin, Ireland
6/2016 - 24th ECIS Istanbul, Turkey
1/2016 - 1st ICT for Africa Development Yaounde, Cameroon
12/2015 - 26th ACIS Adelaide, Australia
12/2015 - 36th ICIS Fort Worth, USA
8/2015 - 75th Academy of Management Conference Vancouver, Canada
8/2015 - 21st AMCIS Fajardo, Puerto Rico
5/2015 - 13th IFIP WG 9.4 Working Conference Negombo, Sri Lanka
12/2014 - 25th ACIS Auckland, New Zealand
12/2014 - 35th ICIS Auc
11/2014 - 9th KICSS Lemasos, Cyprus
8/2014 - 20th AMCIS Savannah, USA
6/2014 - 22nd ECIS Tel Aviv, Israel
12/2013 34th ICIS Milan, Italy
8/2013 73rd Academy of Management Orlando, USA
6/2013 21st ECIS Utrecht, The Netherlands
6/2013 17th PACIS Jeju, South Korea
12/2012 33rd ICIS Orlando, USA
8/2012 72nd Academy of Management Boston, USA
7/2012 16th PACIS Vietnam/HCM City
12/2011 32nd ICIS Shanghai / China
8/2011 71st AoM San Antonio / USA
6/2011 IFIP WG 82 Turku / Finland
6/2011 19th ECIS Helsinki / Finland
6/2011 IEEE ITMC St Jose / USA
4/2011 OLKC Hull / UK
12/2010 31st ICIS St Louis / USA
8/2010 AMCIS Lima / Peru
6/2010 OLKC Boston / USA
12/2009 30th ICIS Phoenix / USA
8/2009 69th AoM Chicago, USA
7/2009 13th PACIS Hyderabad / India
6/2009 17th ECIS Verona / Italy
12/2008 29th ICIS Paris / France
8/2008 68th AoM Anaheim / USA
6/2008 16th ECIS Galway / Ireland
6/2008 21st Bled Bled / Slovenia
5/2008 - 6/2008 Wuhan International Conference on E-Business Wuhan/China
12/2007 28th ICIS Montreal / Canada
8/2007 4th ICKM Vienna / Austria
6/2007 15th ECIS St Gallen/Switzerland
6/2007 APJM SI Conference Xian / China
5/2007 Wuhan International Conference on E-Business Wuhan/China
10/2006 2nd China AIS Conference China/Chengdu
7/2006 6th International Conference on Culture, Change and Organisations Italy/Prato
7/2006 10th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Malaysia/Kuala Lumpur
6/2006 2nd International Association for Chinese Management Research Conference China/Nanjing
12/2005 26th International Conference on Information Systems USA/Las Vegas
8/2005 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems USA/Omaha
8/2005 65th Academy of Management Conference USA/Waikiki
7/2005 9th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Thailand/Bangkok
8/2004 64th Academy of Management Conference USA/New Orleans
7/2004 8th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems China/Shanghai
6/2004 1st International Association for Chinese Management Research Conference China/Beijing
12/2003 24th International Conference on Information Systems USA/Seattle
8/2003 63rd Academy of Management Conference USA/Seattle
7/2003 IFIP WG 8.2 and 9.4 Working Conference Greece/Athens
12/2002 23rd International Conference on Information Systems Spain/Barcelona
9/2002 6th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Japan/Tokyo
8/2002 62nd Academy of Management Conference USA/Denver
6/2002 15th Bled International Conference on Electronic Commerce Slovenia/Bled
1/2002 35th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science USA/Kona
12/2001 22nd International Conference on Information Systems USA/New Orleans
12/2001 IFIP WG8.2 OASIS Workshop USA/New Orleans
8/2001 61st Academy of Management Conference USA/Washington D C
8/2001 IFIP WG8.2 Working Conference USA/Boise
6/2001 2nd Informing Science Conference Poland/Krakow
1/2001 34th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science USA/Wailea

Publications

Journal Publications and Reviews
Conference Papers
Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works