- Philosophy of science and technology
- Intelligent systems
- Human-computer interaction
- Theoretical foundations of information systems
Shirley Gregor is a Professor Emerita at the Australian National University. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and the philosophy of science and technology.
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 in 1996. Her research has appeared in outlets including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Information Systems Research, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, European Journal of Information Systems and Information Technology & People. She 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 was inaugural President of the Australasian Association of Information Systems 2002-2003 and 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 for the Journal of the Association of Information Systems from September, 2010 to September, 2013.
Professor Gregor was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list in June 2005. Also in 2005 she was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. In 2010 she was made a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems, the peak global body for the discipline. In 2014 she was awarded a Schöller Senior Fellowship at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurenberg. She was given a DESRIST Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 for contributions to design science research in information systems and technology.
She has been named in a Stanford University study as being in the top 2% of scientists worldwide for her career and also for 2020 (Baas, Boyack & Ioannidis 2021).
Sun, R. and Gregor, S. (2023). Reconceptualizing platforms in information systems research through the lens of service-dominant logic. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 32, 3, 101791.
Gregor, S., Gunawardena, M., Imran, A., Okai-Ugbaje, S., Page Jeffery, C. and Wilson, R. (2023, forthcoming). Indigenous knowledge-sharing interventions in Australia and the use of information and communication technology: A scoping review. Australasian Journal of Information Systems.
Haj-Bolouri, A., Conboy, K., and Gregor, S. (2023, forthcoming). An Encompassing Framework for Conceptualizing Space in Information Systems: Philosophical Perspectives, Themes, and Concepts. Journal of the Association for Information Systems. DOI:10.17705/1jais.00830
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jais_preprints/102
Ramakrishnan, M., Gregor, S., Shrestha, A. and Soar, J. (2023, forthcoming). Design Principles for Platform Enabled Knowledge Commons with an Expository Instantiation. Journal of the Association for Information Systems. DOI: 10.17705/1jais.00824
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jais_preprints/98
Rinta-Kahili, T., Someh, I., Gillespie, N., Indulska, M. and Gregor, S. (2023, online). Managing unintended consequences of algorithmic decision-making: The case of Robodebt. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, 0(0) 1–7. URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/20438869231165538
Gregor, S. (2023). A Design Research Journey. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 52(1), 15.
Ramakrishnan, M., Gregor, S., Shrestha, A. and Soar, J. (2022). Achieving Industry-aligned Education through Digital Commons: A Case Study. Journal of Computer Information Systems, DOI: 10.1080/08874417.2022.2115955
Gregor, S. (2022). Reflections on the practice of design science in information systems. In Engineering the transformation of the enterprise: A design science research perspective (pp. 101-113). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Herwix, A., Haj-Bolouri, A., Rossi, M., Tremblay, M. C., Purao, S., & Gregor, S. (2022). Ethics in Information Systems and Design Science Research: Five Perspectives. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 50, https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.05028 (ABDC A)
Rinta-Kahila, T., Someh, I., Gillespie, N., Indulska, M. and Gregor, S. (2022). Algorithmic Decision-Making and System Destructiveness: A Case of Automatic Debt Recovery, European Journal of Information Systems, 31, 3, 313-338, DOI: 10.1080/0960085X.2021.1960905
Hevner, A., and Gregor, S. (2022). Envisioning Entrepreneurship and Digital Innovation through a Design Science Research Lens: A Matrix Approach. Information & Management, 59, 3, 103350.
Sun, R., Gregor, S. and Fielt, E (2021). Generativity and the paradox of stability and flexibility in a platform architecture: A case of the Oracle Cloud Platform. Information & Management, 58, 8, 103548.
Maedche, A., Gregor, S. and Parsons, J. (2021). Mapping Design Contributions in Information Systems Research: The Design Research Activity Framework. Communications of the AIS, 49, 1, 12.
Ngo, N., Gregor, S., Beavan, G. and Riley, B. (2021). The Role of Bystanders in the Prevention of Railway Suicides in New South Wales, Australia. Crisis The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/full/10.1027/0227-5910/a000804
Adam, M. T., Gregor, S., Hevner, A., and Morana, S. (2021). Design Science Research Modes in Human-Computer Interaction Projects. AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, 13(1), 1-11.
Lee, J-K., Park, J., Gregor, S., and Yoon, V. (2021). Axiomatic Theories and Improving the Relevance of Information Systems Research. Information Systems Research, 32(1), 147-171.
Gregor, S. (2020). R&D Tax Incentives and Software Development, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Commissioned report.
Gregor, S., Chandra Kruse, L. and Seidel, S. (2020). The Anatomy of a Design Principle. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 21(6), 1622-1652. DOI: 10.17705/1jais.00649
Xu, Q., Gregor, S., Shen, Q., Ma, Q., Zhang, W., and Riaz, A. (2020). The Power of Emotions in Online Decision Making: A Study of Seller Reputation Using fMRI. Decision Support Systems, 131, 113247.
Gregor, S., Beavan, G., Culbert, A., Kan John, P., Ngo, N., Keating, B., Sun, R., and Radwan, I. (2019). Patterns of Pre-crash Behavior in Railways Suicides and the Effect of Corridor Fencing: A Natural Experiment in NSW. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion.
Bohnert, A., Fritzsche, A. and Gregor, S. (2019). Digital Agendas in the Insurance Industry: The Importance of Comprehensive Approaches. Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, 44, 1, 1-19. (Awarded the 2018 Shin Research Excellence Award by the Geneva Association and the International Insurance Society).
Other Selected Papers
Riaz, A., Gregor, S. and Lin, A. (2018). Biophilia and Biophobia in Website Design: Improving Internet Information Dissemination. Information & Management, 55, 2, 199-214.
Gregor, S., Imran, A., Turner, T. (2014). A ‘Sweet Spot” Intervention in a Least Developed Country: Leveraging eGovernment Outcomes in Bangladesh, European Journal of Information Systems, 23, 6, 655-671.
Gregor, S., Lin, A., Gedeon, T., Riaz, A., and Zhu, D. (Spring 2014). Neuroscience and a Nomological Network for Understanding Emotions in Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, 30, 4, 13-47.
Gregor, S. and Hevner, A. (2013). Positioning and Presenting Design Science Research for Maximum Impact, MIS Quarterly, 37, 2, 337-356.
Gregor, S. and Jones, D. (2007). The Anatomy of a Design Theory, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 8(5), 312-335.
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.
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. (2006). The Nature of Theory in Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, 30(3), 611-642.
Gregor, S. and Benbasat, I. (1999) Explanations from Intelligent Systems: Theoretical Foundations and Implications for Practice, MIS Quarterly, 23(4), 497-530.
For a longer list of publications since 2001, see https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/gregor-sd
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).
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