Dr Harminder Singh

Harminder Singh

Senior Lecturer, Business Information Systems

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 – ext: 5029

Email: harminder.singh@aut.ac.nz

Qualifications:

  • May 2010: Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, USA
  • June 2005: Master of Business, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • July 1998: Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography:

Harminder Singh is a Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems in the AUT Business School at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. He teaches courses in information systems strategy, governance and business analytics. Harminder's research examines the governance of IT-enabled work environments, with studies on the impact of the growing virtualisation of work on occupations, managing the tension embedded in IT portfolios, and weaknesses in IT controls, among other things. Methodologically, he explores alternatives to cross-sectional studies to avoid endogeneity and ecological bias, such as hierarchical linear modelling and mixed-effects regression models. A new area of research is information systems and ethics, focusing on the governance of algorithms and the ethical use of data analytics. He has supervised or is currently supervising PhD students on a variety of topics, such as IT infrastructure adoption, outsourcing management, relationships between IT professionals and business users, and gamification. His research has been published in Information & Management, the Journal of Information Technology, the Journal of Computer Information Systems, and elsewhere. He studied accounting at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and holds a PhD in information systems from Michigan State University. He sits on the board of the Auckland chapter of ISACA, the international IT risk assurance association. His current CV is here and some excerpts are provided below.

Teaching Areas:

IS governance, IS Strategy, Business analytics

Research Areas:

IS governance, IT’s impact on work, e-government, IS ethics

Current Research Projects:

  • COBIT 5 adoption
  • Impact of mobile device use on police careers
  • IT control weaknesses

Publications:

Journal Publications
  1. Wimble, M., Singh, H., Phillips, B. and Young, R. (2018) “The Effect of the Industry Environment on the Business Value of Information Technology: A Multilevel Model Using Tobin’s Q”, Information Resources Management Journal, (31:1).
  2. Singh, H., Techatassanasoontorn, A. & Diaz Andrade, A., “The practice of ICT-enabled development”, Accepted (January 2017), Information Technology for Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02681102.2017.1283284
  3. Arasanmi, C.N., Wang, W., and Singh, H. (2017) “When do Enterprise Systems Users Transfer the Skills and Knowledge They Gain from Training?”, Enterprise Information Systems, (11:8), pp. 1154–1172. http://doi.org/10.1080/17517575.2016.1177206
  4. Wimble, M., Singh, H. and Phillips, B. (2017) “A Multilevel Model of Information Technology Value”, Journal of Computer Information Systems, (57:3), pp. 201-207. http://doi.org/10.1080/08874417.2016.1183994.
  5. Das, A., Singh, H. and Joseph, D. (2016) “A Longitudinal Study of E-Government Maturity”, Information & Management, (54:4), pp. 415–426. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2016.09.006
  6. Karmokar, S., Singh, H. and Tan, F.B. (2016) “Using Multidisciplinary Design Principles to Improve the Website Design Process”, Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, (8:3), pp. 17-44.
  7. Shafiu, I., Wang, W. and Singh, H. (2016) “Drivers and Barriers in the Decision to Adopt IaaS: A Public Sector Case Study”, International Journal of Business Information Systems, (21:2), pp.249 - 267. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBIS.2016.074257
  8. Shafiu, I., Wang, W. and Singh, H. (2016) “Information Security Compliance Behaviour of Supply Chain Stakeholders: Influences and Differences”, International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, (9:1), pp. 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/IJISSCM.2016010101
  9. Mohammadyari, S. and Singh, H. (2015) “Understanding the Effect of E-learning on Individual Performance: The Role of Digital Literacy”, Computers & Education, (82), pp. 11-25. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2014.10.025.
  10. Soh, C., Chua, C. and Singh, H. (2011) “Managing Diverse Stakeholders in Enterprise Systems Projects: A Control Portfolio Approach”, Journal of Information Technology, (26: 1), pp. 16-31. http://doi.org/10.1057/jit.2010.13
  11. Singh, H., Das, A., and Joseph, D. (2007) “Country-Level Determinants of E-Government Maturity”, Communications of the AIS, (20:40). pp 632-648.


Recent Conference Proceedings
  1. Diaz Andrade, A., Techatassanasoontorn, A. & Singh, H. (2017) “Phenomenology: Understanding the ICT4D Experience”, Accepted for presentation at the 2017 American Conference on Information Systems, Boston, Aug 10-12, 2017.
  2. Karimikia, H. Singh, H. & Olesen, K. (2016) “Being Useful: How Information Systems Professionals Influence the Use of Information Systems in Enterprises”, 49th Annual Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences, Hawai'i, 5-8 Jan 2016. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.585
  3. Wimble, M. & Singh, H. (2015) “A Multilevel Examination of Information Technology and Firm Performance: The Interaction of Industry and Firm Effects”, 2015 Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems, Singapore, 6-9 July 2015.
  4. Singh, H. (2015) “Emergence and Consequences of Drift in Organizational Information Systems”, 2015 Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems, Singapore, 6-9 July 2015.
  5. Karimikia, H., Singh, H. & Olesen, K. (2015) “The Impact of Positive Informal Behaviors on the Effectiveness of Information Systems Departments”, 2015 ACM SIGMIS Computers and People Research Conference, Newport Beach, CA, 4-6 June 2015.
  6. Karimikia, H., Singh, H. & Olesen, K. (2014) “Examining the Role of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in Information System Departments”, 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-10 Dec 2014.
  7. Karimikia, H., Singh, H. & Olesen, K. (2014) “Understanding the Determinants of the Reputation of Information Systems Departments”, 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-10 Dec 2014.
  8. Shafiu, I., Wang, W. and Singh, H. (2014) “Mixed Method for New Scholars with Intrusive, Emerging and Complex Socio-Technical Topics”, 9th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations, Santiago, Chile, 2-5 Sep 2014.
  9. Kaur, A., Singh, H. & Tan, F. B. (2013) “Why Isn’t Digital Infrastructure Being Updated?: The Case of IPv6”, 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, Australia, 4-6 Dec 2013.
  10. Karmokar, S., Singh, H. and Tan, F.B. (2013) “A User-Centred Framework for Website Evaluation”, 2013 International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM), Natal, Brazil, May 22-24 2013.
  11. Pentland, B. T., Singh, H., and Yakura, E.K. (2012) “Does Business Process Management Technology Have Unintended Firm-Level Consequences?” 33rd International Conference on Information Systems, Orlando, 16-19 Dec 2012.


Recent Workshop Presentations
  1. Karimikia, H. & Singh, H. (2016) “Being Useful: How Information Systems Professionals Influence the Use of Information Systems in Enterprises”, Presented at the 12th Annual Workshop on Information System Cognitive Research Exchange (IS-CORE), Dublin, Ireland, Dec 11, 2016.
  2. Singh, H. and Wimble, M. “The Impact of Location & Dispersion on IT Investment Choices”, Presented at the Diffusion of IT (DIGIT) Workshop, Fort Worth, Texas, Dec 13, 2015.
  3. Baker, J. and Singh, H. (2015) “The Roots of Misalignment:  Insights from a System Dynamics Perspective”, Presented at the JAIS Theory Development Workshop, Fort Worth, Texas, Dec 13, 2015.
  4. Kaur, A. & Singh, H. (2014) “Impact of Network Externalities on Digital Infrastructure Adoption and Assimilation: The Case of IPv6”, Presented at the 3rd Innovation in Information Infrastructures (III) Workshop, Oslo, Norway, 13-16 Oct 2014.


Media Mentions

Available to supervise new PhD students from 2018.

Awards:

  • Nominated for Best Conference Paper Award, 2011 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS)
  • Best Conference Theme Paper Award 2011 International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM)
  • PhD Student Excellence in Research Award 2009, Accounting and Information Systems Department, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
  • Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2009, Graduate School, Michigan State University
  • Summer Research Fellowship, 2008, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
  • Best Interactive Paper Award, 2007, Organizational Communication & Information Systems (OCIS) Division, 67th Academy of Management Meeting
  • Research Fellowship, 2005-2010, Center for Leadership of the Digital Enterprise (CLODE), Michigan State University

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