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.

My current CV is here.

Teaching Areas:

Expertise in Degree and Postgraduate Teaching
  • IT governance
  • IT Strategy
  • Business intelligence/analytics

Research Areas:

  • IT governance
  • IT personnel/human resources
  • IT & work
  • E-Government

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. and Phillips, B. “A Multilevel Model of Market Share, Industry Growth and IT Value”, Accepted at the Journal of Computer Information Systems.
  2. Shafiu, I., Wang, W. and Singh, H. (2016) “Information Security Compliance Behaviour of Supply Chain Stakeholders: Influences and Differences”, Forthcoming in the International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, (9:1).
  3. Shafiu, I., Wang, W. and Singh, H. (2015) “Drivers and Barriers in the Decision to Adopt IaaS: A Public Sector Case Study”, Forthcoming in the International Journal of Business Information Systems.
  4. 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. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2014.10.025
  5. 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
  6. Singh, H., Das, A., and Joseph, D. (2007) “Country-Level Determinants of e-Government Maturity”, Communications of the AIS, 20(40), November 2007. pp 632-648
Publications under Review
  1. Das, A., Singh, H. and Joseph, D. “A Longitudinal Study of E-Government Maturity”, under review at Information & Management
  2. Baker, J. and Singh, H. “The Roots of Misalignment:  Insights from a System Dynamics Perspective”, under review for the 2015 JAIS Theory Development Workshop
  3. Wimble, M. and Singh, H. “The Impact of Location & Dispersion on IT Investment Choices”, under review for the 2015 pre-ICIS Diffusion of IT (DIGIT) Workshop
  4. Hinton, S., Wood, L., Singh, H. and Reiners, T. “Examining the Relationship between Enterprise Gamification Systems and Employment Legislation”, under review at New Technology, Work & Employment.
  5. Wimble, M., Singh, H. Ro, Y.K., and Phillips, B. “A Multilevel Examination of Information Technology and Firm Performance: The Interaction of Industry and Firm Effects”, under review at Journal of Organizational and End User Computing.
  6. Arasanmi, C.N., Wang, W., and Singh, H. “When do Enterprise Systems Users Transfer the Skills and Knowledge They Gain from Training?”, under 3rd round of review at Enterprise Information Systems.

Book Chapter

    • Pentland, B., and Singh, H. (2013) “Materiality: What are the consequences?”, in P. Leonardi, B. Nardi & J. Kallinikos (Eds.), Materiality and Organizing, Oxford University Press.
      Conference Proceedings
      1. Karimikia, H. & Singh, H. “Being Useful: How Information Systems Professionals Influence the Use of Information Systems in Enterprises”, Accepted for presentation at the 49th Annual Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences, Hawai'i, 5-8 Jan 2016.
      2. 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.
      3. Singh, H. (2015) “Emergence and Consequences of Drift in Organizational Information Systems”, 2015 Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems, Singapore, 6-9 July 2015.
      4. 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.
      5. Kia, H., Singh, H. & Olesen, K. (2014) “Examining the Role of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in Information System Departments”, Presented at the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-10 Dec 2014.
      6. Kia, H., Singh, H. & Olesen, K. (2014) “Understanding the Determinants of the Reputation of Information Systems Departments”, Presented at the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-10 Dec 2014.
      7. Shafiu, I., Wang, W. and Singh, H. (2014) “Mixed Method for New Scholars with Intrusive, Emerging and Complex Socio-Technical Topics”, Presented at the 9th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations, Santiago, Chile, 2-5 Sep 2014.
      8. Kaur, A., Singh, H. & Tan, F. B. (2013) “Why Isn’t Digital Infrastructure Being Updated?: The Case of IPv6”, Presented at the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, Australia, 4-6 Dec 2013.
      9. 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.
      10. 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.
      11. van Deventer, S. and Singh, H. (2012). “The Impact of Switching Costs on The Decision to Retain or Replace IT Outsourcing Vendors”. 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Geelong, Australia, 3-5 Dec 2012.
      12. Arasanmi, C.N., Wang, W.Y.C, & Singh, H. (2012) “Motivational Determinants of Training Utilisation in Enterprise Systems”, 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Seattle, USA, 9-11 August, 2012.
      13. Arasanmi, C.N., Wang, W.Y.C, & Singh, H. (2012) “The Influence Of System Interface, Training Content and IT Trust on ERP Learning Utilization In an E-Commerce Context: A Research Proposal”, 7th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations (KMO), Salamanca, Spain, 11-13 July 2012.
      14. Shafiu, I., Wang, W.Y.C, & Singh, H. (2012) “Securing the Supply Chain From an Information Security Perspective”, 10th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium,  Melbourne, Australia, 14- 15 June 2012
      15. Karmokar, S. and Singh, H. (2012) “Improving the Website Design Process for SMEs:  A Design Science Perspective”, 2012 International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM), Vienna, Austria, May 21-23 2012.
      16. Singh, H. and Philips, B. (2011) “The Impact of Absorptive Capacity and Organizational Slack on IT Portfolio Management”, 2011 Academy of Management Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Aug 12-16 2011
      17. Singh, H., Das, A., and Joseph, D. (2011) "A Longitudinal Study of e-Government Maturity", 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Brisbane, Australia, Jul 7-11 2011
      18. Pentland, B., Singh, H. and Yakura, E. (2011) “Services, processes and routines: A literature review and implications”, 2011 International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM), Seoul, S Korea, June 12-14 2011
      19. Singh, H. (2010) “Selecting IT Control Objectives and Measuring IT Control Capital”, 21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Brisbane, Australia, Dec 1-3 2010
      20. Singh, H. (2009) “A Practice Theory View of IS Governance”, Presented at the Pre-ICIS JAIS Theory Development Workshop, Phoenix, Arizona, Dec 14 2009.
      21. Wimble, M., Singh, H. and Sambamurthy, V. (2009) “The Influence of Industry Growth and Firm Market Share on Firm-Level IT Value”, 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 6-9 2009, San Francisco CA.
      22. Singh, H. (2008) “Watching (Out For) Each Other: The Role of Clan Controls in Managing Project Teams”, Proceedings of the 68th Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA, Aug 8-13 2008 [the top 10% of all papers are published in the proceedings]
      23. Wimble, M., Singh, H. and Sambamurthy, V. (2008) “IT and Firm Clustering: A Point-Pattern Comparison of the Service & Manufacturing Industries”, Fourth Symposium on Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research, New York, May 18-19 2008.
      24. Singh, H. (2007) “Fuzzy Pictures- Process Models in the Service Industry “, Presented at the 67th Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 3-8 2007. Won Best Interactive Paper Award, Organizational Communication & Information Systems (OCIS) Division.
      25. Singh, H. (2007) “No Rules for Riches?- A Behavioral Perspective of IT Value”, Presented at the Post-ICIS JAIS Theory Development Workshop, Montreal, Canada, Dec 12 2007. 
      26. Singh, H., Sethi, V. and Sethi, V. (2005) “Changing Inside, Watching Outside: Understanding Business Model Adaptations to Guide Information Technology Decisions”, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Las Vegas, NV [13% conference paper acceptance rate.]

      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

      Last updated: 27-Jan-2017 7.52am

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