Dr Ranjan Vaidya

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Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 5169

Email: ranjan.vaidya@aut.ac.nz

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Systems)
  • MBA

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA)
  • Member IFIP 9.4 Group on Oceania Countries

Biography:

Dr. Ranjan Vaidya is a TOGAF certified information architect and has industry experience in the area of information architecture, and data analytics. He has a doctoral qualification in information systems. He is a proficient user of R and IBM SPSS, and enjoys teaching subjects on data analytics, visualization, and quantitative methods. Ranjan has published conference papers, book chapters, and journal articles. His research interests are in the areas of critical information systems research, information and communications technologies for development (ICT4D). Ranjan brings in a rare combination of exposure to both quantitative as well as qualitative research methods. He has travelled across pacific island countries and has taught MBA courses in Cook Islands, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, and Tonga.

Teaching Areas:

  • Data Analytics and Visualisation (ECON 845)
  • Information Technology Management (BSYS 840)
  • Business in Changing World (BUSS 506)

Research Areas:

  • Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D)
  • Rural and Agricultural Information Systems
  • Information Systems in Developing Countries
  • Critical Information Systems Research

Research Summary:

My research interest is in the area of information systems in developing countries, information and communications technologies for development (ICT4D), rural and agricultural information systems, and critical information systems research. I like doing critical qualitative research and am deeply influenced by the works of Pierre Bourdieu.

Publications:

  • Vaidya, R. (2018). A Reflexive Method for Validating the Results of Qualitative Analysis. Social Sciences. Vol. 7, No. 5, 2018, pp. 223-232. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20180705.14
  • Vaidya, R. (2017). Social inclusion, farmer resignation and the challenges of information technology implementation. In: Choudrie, J., Tsatsou, P. and Kurnia, S., Innovative ICT-enabled Services and Social Inclusion, Routledge, UK, pp. 291-308.
  • Vaidya, R. (2017). Corruption, Re-corruption and What Transpires in Between: The Case of a Government Officer in India. Journal of Business Ethics. June, DOI 10.1007/s10551-017-3612-5
  • Vaidya, R. and Myers, M. D. (2017). Power in ICT4D projects: The case of an Indian Agricultural Marketing Board. Accepted for publication International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seoul, South Korea.
  • Vaidya, R. (2016). Trust formation in information systems implementation in developing countries: The role of emancipatory expectations. Journal of Information, Communications and Ethics in Society, 14 (2), 182-199.
  • Vaidya, R. (2014). Trust formation in information systems implementation in developing countries: The role of emancipatory expectations. Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 8th - 10th December, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Vaidya, R., Myers, M. D. and Gardner, L. (2013). Major issues in the implementation of information systems in developing countries. Grand Successes and failures in IT: Private and Public Sector. Dwivedi, Y., Henriksen, H. Z., Wastell, D. and De, R., Springer New York. 151-161. Proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, Bangalore, India.
  • Vaidya, R., M. D. Myers and Gardner, L (2011). The Design – Reality Gap: The Impact of Stakeholder Strategies on IS Implementation in Developing Countries. Governance and Sustainability in Information Systems. M. Nüttgens, A. Gadatsch, K. Kautz, I. Schirmer and N. Blinn, Springer Boston. 119-134. Proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Vaidya, R., Myers, M. D., & Gardner, L. (2011). Tracing ‘reality’ in design-reality gap: A stakeholder practice-based model for IS implementation in developing countries. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, 181-194. Nepal, Kathmandu (International Federation of Information Processing Working Group 9.4).

Awards:

  • Winner of University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
  • Served as Member of IFIP 9.4 Group on Oceania Countries