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Shirley Gregor

Position(s):Professor, Director National Center of Information Systems Research
Email:shirley.gregor@anu.edu.au
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The Australian National University
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Australia
Shirley Gregor

Biography

Shirley Gregor is the foundation Professor of Information Systems at the Australian National University,Canberra, where she is a Director of the National Centre for Information Systems Research. Professor Gregor’s current research interests include the adoption and strategic use of information and communications technologies, intelligent systems and human-computer interface issues, and the theoretical foundations of information systems. Dr Gregor has led several large applied research projects funded by the Meat Research Corporation, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, the Australian Research Council and AusAID. Professor Gregor spent a number of years in the computing industry in Australia and the United Kingdom before beginning an academic career. She obtained her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Queensland.

Dr Gregor’s publications include 4 edited books, 15 book chapters and over 100 papers in conferences and journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, European Journal of Information Systems and Information Technology & People.

Professor Gregor was inaugural President of the Australasian Association of Information Systems 2002-2003 and was Region 3 (Asia/Pacific) Councillor for the Association of Information Systems 2007-2009. She was a Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly 2008-2010 and was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems 2010-2013.

Professor Gregor was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list in June 2005 for services as an educator and researcher in the field of information systems and in the development of applications for electronic commerce in the agribusiness sector. In 2005 she was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and in 2010 she became a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems.

Disciplines & research interests

  • Business Information Systems
  • Adoption and strategic use of information systems and information technology
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Intelligent systems
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Theoretical foundations of information systems

Teaching

INFS7040 eCommerce for Managers

Consultation times

Wed 2-4 pm

Professional responsibilities

Editorial Boards:

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2010-2013

Senior Editor, Management Information Systems Quarterly, 2008-2010

Associate Editor, Management Information Systems Quarterly, 2006-2007

Senior Editor, Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2007-.

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Design Science, Journal of Information Systems and e-Business Management, 2009 (with Alan Hevner).

Professional Responsibilities:

2002-2003       President, Australasian Association of Information Systems

2005- 2010      Member of Steering Committee, ARC EII Network

2002-to date    Executive Committee Member, Australian Council of Professors and Heads of Information Systems

2007-2008       Director, Professional Standards Board of the Australian Computer Society.

2007-2009       Region 3 Representative (Asia-Pacific) on the Council of the Association of Information Systems.

2011- 2013   Chair, University Information Strategy Committee, ANU

 Other Activities (selected):

Program Co-Chair, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems,Shanghai, 9-11 July, 2004.

Program Co-Chair, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems,Brisbane, 9-11 July, 2011.

Program Co-Chair, Information Foundations Workshop, ANU,Canberra, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012

Further information

Key Publications

Gregor, S. and Hevner, A. (2013) Positioning and Presenting Design Science Research for Maximum Impact, MIS Quarterly, 37, 2, 337-355.

Gregor, S., Imran, A., Turner, T. (2013) A ‘Sweet Spot” Intervention in a Least Developed Country: Leveraging eGovernment Outcomes in Bangladesh, European Journal of Information Systems. 1-17. Advance Online Publication: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/doifinder/10.1057/ejis.2013.14

Gregor, S. (2006). The nature of theory in information systems. MIS Quarterly, 30(3), 611-642.

Gregor, S. and Jones, D. (2007). The anatomy of a design theory. Journal of the Association of Information Systems, 8, 5, Article 2, 312-335.

Gregor, S. and Benbasat, I. (1999). Explanations from intelligent systems: Theoretical foundations and implications for practice. MIS Quarterly, 23(4), 497-530.

Johnston, R. B. and Gregor, S. (2000). A theory of industry-level activity for understanding the adoption of interorganizational systems, European Journal of Information Systems, 9, 243-251.

Lynch, T. and Gregor, S. (2004). User participation in decision support systems development: Influencing system outcomes, European Journal of Information Systems, 13(4), 286--301.

Gregor, S. and Jones, K. (1999). Beef producers online: Diffusion theory applied.  Information Technology & People, 12, 1, 71-85.

Driedonks, C., Gregor, S., Wassenaar, A., and van Heck, E. (2005). Economic and Social Analysis of the Adoption of B2B Electronic Marketplaces: A Case Study in the Australian Beef Industry. International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Spring, 9(3), 49-72.

Gregor, S., Hart, D., and Martin, N. (2007). Enterprise architectures: Enablers of business strategy and IS/IT alignment in government. Information Technology & People, 20, 2, 96-120.

Gregor, S., Martin, M. Fernandez, W., Stern, S., Vitale, M. (2006). The transformational dimension in the realization of business value from information technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 15(3), 249-270.

Gregor, S. (2001). Explanations from knowledge-based systems and cooperative problem solving: An empirical study. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 54(1), 81-105.

Books:

Imran, A, Turner, T. and Gregor, S. (2008) EGovernment for Bangladesh: A Strategic Pathway for Success.Canberra,Australia: National Centre for Information Systems Research.

Edited volumes:

Hart, D. and Gregor, S. (Eds.) (2010). Information Systems Foundations: The Role of Design Science,AustralianNationalUniversity E-Press,Canberra.

Gregor, S., Imran, A., and Turner, T. (Eds). (2008) ICT Management Handbook, A Guide for Government Officers in Bangladesh.Canberra,Australia: National Centre for Information Systems Research. ISBN: 978-0-9805777-1-6.

Ridley, G., Gable, G., Smyth, R., Gregor, S. and Clarke, R. (2008) The Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia,AustralianNationalUniversity E-Press. 

Hart, D. and Gregor, S. (Eds.). (2007). Information Systems Foundations: Theory, Representation and Reality. AustralianNationalUniversity E-Press,Canberra. (URL: http://epress.anu.edu.au/info_systems02_citation.html)

Hart, D. and Gregor, S. (Eds.). (2005). Information Systems Foundations: Constructing and Criticizing, Australian National University E-Press, Canberra.          (URL:  http://epress.anu.edu.au/info_systems_citation.htm)

Gregor, S. and Hart, D. (Eds.). (2002). Information Systems Foundations: Building the Theoretical Base,AustralianNationalUniversity,Canberra.

Gregor, S., Jones, K., Larner, T., and Newman, S. (Eds.) (1998). Farming the Web. Rockhampton,CentralQueenslandUniversity Press.

Gregor, S. and Oliver, D. (Eds.) (1997). Proceedings of Processes of Community Change: A Colloquium Inspired by Professor John D. Smith,CentralQueenslandUniversityPress, Rockhampton.

Chapters in edited volumes:

Imran, A. and Gregor, S. (2012). A Process Model for Successful E-Government Adoption in the Least Developed Countries: A Case of Bangladesh. In F. Tan (Ed.), International Comparisons of Information Communication Technologies: Advancing Applications (pp. 321-350).

Martin, N., Gregor, S and Hart, D. (2008). Government enterprise architectures – Enabling the alignment of business processes and information systems. In P. Saha (Ed.). Handbook of Enterprise Systems Architecture in Practice,Hershey,PA: Information System Reference.

Gregor, S. and Iivari, J. (2007). Designing for mutability in Information Systems, In D. Hart and S. Gregor (Eds.). Information Systems Foundations: Theory, Representation and Reality,AustralianNationalUniversity E-Press,Canberra. (URL: http://epress.anu.edu.au/info_systems02_citation.html)

Martin, N. and Gregor, S. (2005) Requirements engineering: A case of developing and managing quality software systems in the public sector. In A. Arum and C. Wohlin (Eds), Engineering and Managing Software Requirements, Springer,Germany, pp. 353-473.

Gregor, S. (2005). The struggle towards an understanding of theory in Information Systems, In Hart, D. and Gregor, S. (Eds.). Information Systems Foundations Constructing and Criticising,AustralianNationalUniversity E-Press, pp. 3-12.

Marshall, S. and Gregor, S. (2005). Transforming universities in the online world. In C. Howard, J. Boettcher, L. Justice,  K. Schenk, P. Rogers and G. Berg (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Distance Learning.Hersehy,PA: Idea Group.

Egea, K. and Gregor, S. (2004). Virtual team tasks and student communication processes. In S. Reddy (Ed.). Virtual Teams Contemporary Insights. Hyderabad,India:ICFAIUniversity Press, pp. 112-135.

Lynch, T., and Gregor, S. (2003) Technology-push or user-pull? The slow death of the transfer-of-technology approach to intelligent support systems development. In S. Clarke, E. Coakes, M. Gordon Hunter, A. Wenn (Eds.) Socio-Technical and Human Cognition Elements of Information Systems. Hershey,PA: Idea Group, 158-180.

Gregor, S. and Menzies, D. (2003). Facilitating e-commerce in the beef industry. In S. Marshall, W. Taylor and X. Yu (Eds.). Closing the Digital Divide Transforming Regional Economies and Communities with Information Technology.Westport,CT: Praeger, 167-180.

Gregor, S. and Yu, X. (2002). Exploring the explanatory capabilities of intelligent systems technologies. In V. Dimitrov and V. Korotkich ((Eds.). Fuzzy Logic: A Framework for the New Millennium. Physica-Verlag, 288-300.

Marshall, S. and Gregor, S. (2002). Distance education in the online world: Implications for higher education. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Web-based Instructional learning,Hershey,PA: IRM Press, 110-124. (reprint with permission).

Gregor, S. (1998). Using the internet for profit, In S. Gregor, K. Jones, T. Larner, and S. Newman,  (Eds.). Farming the Web.  Rockhampton,CentralQueenslandUniversity Press, 30-39.

Larner, T. Jones, K., and Gregor, S. (1998). The use of the Internet in rural Australia: A case study in the beef industry, In S. Gregor, K. Jones, T. Larner, and S. Newman,  (Eds.) Farming the Web. Rockhampton,CentralQueenslandUniversity Press, 1-14.

Gregor, S. (1998). E-commerce. In S. Gregor, K. Jones, T. Larner, and S. Newman,  (Eds.) Farming the Web. Rockhampton,CentralQueenslandUniversity Press, 127-130.

Gregor, S. (1996). Expert Systems. In E. Hovenga , M. Kidd, and B. Cesnik (Eds.), Health Informatics-An Overview,South Melbourne,Australia: Churchill Livingstone, 149-160.

Gregor, S. (1996) A personal financial planning system for everyday use? In N. Terashima and E. Altman (Eds.). Advanced IT Tools, Chapman and Hall,London, 189-196.

Lin, F., Yu, X.,  Gregor, S. and Irons, R. (1994) . Time series forecasting with a neural network. In R. Stonier and X. Yu (Eds.). Complex Systems: Mechanisms of Adaption. IOS Press & Ohmsha.

Journal articles:

Gregor, S., Imran, A., Turner, T. (2013) A ‘Sweet Spot” Intervention in a Least Developed Country: Leveraging eGovernment Outcomes in Bangladesh, European Journal of Information Systems. 1-17. Advance Online Publication: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/doifinder/10.1057/ejis.2013.14

Gregor, S. and Hevner, A. (2013) Positioning and Presenting Design Science Research for Maximum Impact, MIS Quarterly, 37, 2, 337-355.

Lin, C., Fernandez, W. and Gregor, S. (2012).Understanding web enjoyment experiences and informal learning: A study in a museum context. Decision Support Systems, 53, 4, 846-858.

Richardson, A., Gregor, S. and Heaney, R. (2012). Using decision support to manage the influence of cognitive abilities on share trading performance, Australian Journal of Management, 37, 3, 523-541.

Li, M. and Gregor, S. (2011). Outcomes of effective explanations: Empowering citizens through online advice, Decision Support Systems, 52, 1, 119-132.

Heaney, R., Foster, D., Gregor, S., O’Neill, T. and Wood, R.  (2010). Are Two Heads Better Than One? An Experiment with Novice Share Traders, Australian Journal of Management, 35, 2, 119-142. (ERA Rank A). Awarded the E. Yetton Prize for the Best Paper in the Australian Journal of Management for 2009/2010.

Imran, A. and Gregor, S. (2010). Uncovering the hidden issues in e-government adoption in a least developed country: The case of Bangladesh. Journal of Global Information Management, 18, 2, 30-56. (ERA Rank B).

Tran, A., Gregor, S., Ikin, C. and Li, M. (2009). Enhancing Taxpayers’ Understanding and Compliance with Tax Law Using Broadly Accessible Online Decision Support Tools. Australian Tax Forum 24(3), 455-477.

Niederman, F., Gregor, S., Grover, V., Lyytinen, K., and Saunders, C. (2009). ICIS 2008 Panel Report: IS has outgrown the need for reference discipline theories, or has it? Communications of the AIS. URL: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol24/iss1/37/

Goode, S. and Gregor, S. (2009). Rethinking Organisational Size: Meaning, Measurement and Redevelopment, European Journal of Information Systems, 18, 1, 14-25. URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ejis/journal/v18/n1/index.html

Lin, A. and Gregor, S. (2009). Publication productivity in Information Systems 2003-2007: A Focus on the ‘Basket of Six’ and the Pacific Asia Region. Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 1, 1, 1-16.

URL: http://aisel.aisnet.org/pajais/vol1/iss1/7

Lin, A., Gregor, S. and Ewing, M. (2008). Developing a scale to measure the enjoyment of Web experiences. Journal of Interactive Marketing, 22, 4, 40-57.

Martin, N., Gregor, S. and Rice, J. (2008). User centred design practices and processes at the Australian Taxation Office. Information Design Journal, 16, 1, 53- 67.

Liu, X., Gregor, S. and Yang, J. (2008). The effects of behavioural and structural assumptions in artificial stock markets. Physica A, 387, 11, 2535-2546.

Gregor, S. and Jones, D. (2007). The anatomy of a design theory. Journal of the Association of Information Systems, 8, 5, Article 19, 312-335. URL: http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/vol8/iss5/19/  (JAIS Best Paper Award 2007 and Association of Information Systems Publication of the Year Award 2007)

Gregor, S., Bunker, D., Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., Metcalfe, M., and Underwood, J. (2007) Australian eclecticism and theorizing in Information Systems Research. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 19, 1, 11-38. URL:

http://www.cs.aau.dk/SJIS/journal/volumes/volume19/volume19-1.html

Gregor, S., Hart, D., and Martin, N. (2007). Enterprisearchitectures: Enablers of business strategy and IS/IT alignment in government. Information Technology & People, 20, 2, 96-120.

Imran, A. and Gregor, S. (2007). A comparative analysis of strategies for eGovernment in developing countries, Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics, 2, 3.

Heaney, R. A., Foster, F. D., Gregor, S., O’Neill, T. and Wood, R. E., (2007), Volatility in Returns from Trading, Journal of Behavioral Finance, 8, 1, 35-42.

Gregor, S. (2006). The nature of theory in information systems. MIS Quarterly, 30(3), 611-642.

Avison, D., Gregor, S. and Wilson, D. (2006). Managerial IT unconsciousness. Communications of the ACM, 49, 7, 88-93.

Gregor, S., Martin, M. Fernandez, W., Stern, S., Vitale, M. (2006). The transformational dimension in the realization of business value from information technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 15(3), 249-270.

Lin, A., and Gregor, S. (2006). Designing websites for learning and enjoyment: A study of museum experiences, International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 7,3,1-21. URL: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl

Gregor, S., Lewis, E. and McDonald, C. (2006). Case study: The state of Information Systems in Australian Capital Territory Universities, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 14,1. URL: http://dl.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis

Foster, F. D., Gregor, S., Heaney, R. A., O’Neill, T., Northcott, W., Richardson, A. and Wood, R. E., (2006). Impact Of Computer Based Share Market Simulations On Learning:  A Link Between Self Efficacy And Understanding, Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 3, 2, 45-60.

Martin, N. and Gregor, S. (2005). ICT Governance: Frameworks for managing Australian e-Government. Journal of e-Government, 2, 3, 19-50.

Martin, N., Gregor, S., and Hart, D. (2005). The social dimensions of IS/IT alignment: Case studies of six public sector organizations. Australian Accounting Review, Supplement to Issue 37, Vol.15, No. 3, 28-38.

Driedonks, C., Gregor, S., Wassenaar, A., and van Heck, E. (2005). Economic and Social Analysis of the Adoption of B2B Electronic Marketplaces: A Case Study in the Australian Beef Industry. International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Spring, 9(3), 49-72.

Roberts, H. and Gregor, S. (2005). Why Australian Merchants Aren't Adopting E-Money. Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology. 37(1), 11-25.

Lynch, T. and Gregor, S. (2004). User participation in decision support systems development: Influencing system outcomes, European Journal of Information Systems, 13(4), 286-301.

Foster, D., Gregor, S., Heaney, R., O’Neill, T., Richardson, A., Welch, E., Wood, R., (2004). Market games in finance education. Journal of College Teaching & Learning.

Rolfe, J., Gregor, S. and Menzies, D. (2003). Reasons why farmers in Australiaadopt the Internet.  Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 2(1), Spring, 27-41.

Gregor, S. (2002). Design theory in Information Systems. Australian Journal of Information Systems, Special Issue, 14-22.

Gregor, S., Wassenaar, A., and Marshall, S. (2002) Developing a Virtual Organization: serendipity or strategy? Asian Academy of Management Journal, 7(1), 1-20.

Plummer, A., Gregor, S., and Stewart, B. (2001). Enterprise-wide DSS: Development approaches and outcomes. Journal of Decision Systems. Vol 10, No. 3-4, 379-394.

Ewart, J. and Gregor, S. (2001). Online journalists need more than the ABCs of journalism: The skills and attributes for online news. Australian Journalism Review, 23(1), 43-56.

Gregor, S. (2001). Explanations from knowledge-based systems and cooperative problem solving: An empirical study. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 54(1), 81-105.

Johnston, R. B. and Gregor, S. (2000). A theory of industry-level activity for understanding the adoption of interorganizational systems, European Journal of Information Systems, 9, 243-251.

Lynch, T., Gregor, S., and Midmore, D. (2000). Intelligent support systems in agriculture: How can we do better?  Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 40(4), 609-620.

Gregor, S. and Benbasat, I.(1999). Explanations from intelligent systems: Theoretical foundations and implications for practice. MIS Quarterly, 23(4), 497-530.

Gregor, S. and Jones, K. (1999). Beef producers online: Diffusion theory applied.  Information Technology & People, 12, 1, 71-85.

Gregor, S. and Cuskelly, E.H. (1994). Computer mediated communication in distance education. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 10, 161-181.

Gregor, S., Rigney, H.M. and Smith, J.D. (1991). The applicability of a knowledge-based system to legal education. Australian Computer Journal, 23(1), 17-21.

Clayton, D., Dekkers, J., Farrands, P., Gregor, S., Pegg, G. and Zelmer, L. (1991) Introducing teaching technology at tertiary level a participant case study. Interactive Learning International, 7(3), July, 217-226.

Papers in refereed conference proceedings (2010-2013 part only):

Gregor, S., Müller, O., and Seidel, S. (2013). Reflection, Abstraction, and Theorizing in Design and Development Research, European Conference on Information Systems, June, Utrecht.

Alturki, A., Gable, G., Bandara, W. and Gregor, S. (2012). Validating the Design Science Research Roadmap: Through the Lens of the “Idealized Model for Theory Development, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, July, Vietnam.

Fischer, C., Gregor, S. and Aier, S. (2012). Forms of Discovery for Design Knowledge, ECIS 2012 Proceedings. Paper 64. http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2012/64

Imran, A. and Gregor, S. (2011). Vested Interests Obstructing Information Systems Use: Land Administration in a Least Developed Country. SIG GlobDev Workshop, Shanghai, 3 Dec.

Gregor, S. and Hovorka, D. (2011). Causality: the elephant in the room in information systems epistemology. 19th European Conference on Information Systems, Helsinki, 9-11 June.

Lin, A., Gregor, S. Vasilyeva, O. and Huang, J. (2011). Leveraging the web enjoyment experience for informal online learning: A field study. 19th European Conference on Information Systems, Helsinki, 9-11 June. AIS Award for Best Conference Paper in IS Education for 2011.

Fischer, C. and Gregor, S. (2011). Forms of reasoning in the design science research process. In Jain, H., Sinha, A. and Vitharana, P. (Eds.). Service-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research (6th DESRIST), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, pp. 17-31.

Gregor, S., Imran, A. and Turner, T. (2010).Designing for a ‘sweet spot’ in an intervention in a least developed country: The case of e-government in Bangladesh. Proceedings of SIG GlobDev Third Annual Workshop, Saint Louis, USA, 12 Dec.

Lin, M., and Gregor, S. (2010). IT empowerment or exclusion? The dilemma of online government advisory services. Proceedings of 21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems,Brisbane, 1-3 Dec.

Hovorka, D. and Gregor, S. (2010). Untangling causality in design science theorizing. Information Systems Foundation Workshop,Canberra, 30 Sept – 1 Oct.

Lin, C. H., Fernandez, W., and Gregor, S. (2010). Designing for Enjoyment and Informal Learning: A Study in A Museum Context, Proceedings of the 14th International Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2010),Taipei,Taiwan, 8 - 12 July 2010.

Li, M. and Gregor, S. (2010). Online Government Advice: How to Succeed, Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Information Systems, 7-9 June,Pretoria,South Africa. 

 

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