Ranjan Vaidya

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Email: ranjan.vaidya@aut.ac.nz


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.

Research interests:

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.

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

Teaching summary:

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

Fields of research:

  • Information Systems
  • Global Information Systems
  • Information Systems Not Elsewhere Classified

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Vaidya, R. (2019). Corruption, re-corruption and what transpires in between: The case of a government officer in India. Journal of Business Ethics, 156(3), 605-620. doi:10.1007/s10551-017-3612-5

  • Vaidya, R. (2018). A reflexive method for validating the results of qualitative analysis. Social Sciences, 7(5), 223-232. doi:10.11648/j.ss.20180705.14

Book chapters

  • Vaidya, R. (2017). Social inclusion, farmer resignation and the challenges of information technology implementation. In J. Choudrie, P. Tsatsou, & S. Kurnia (Eds.), Social inclusion and usability of ICT-enabled services. New York, N.Y.: Routledge.

Conference contributions

  • Vaidya, R., & Myers, M. D. (2017). Power in ICT4D projects: The case of an Indian Agricultural Marketing Board. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems. Seoul.

  • Vaidya, R., Myers, M. D., & Gardner, L. (2013). Major issues in the successful implementation of information systems in developing countries. In Y. Dwivedi, H. Henriksen, D. Wastell, & D. Rahul (Eds.), Grand Successes and Failures in IT. Public and Private Sectors IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2013, Bangalore, India, June 27-29, 2013. Proceedings (pp. 151-163). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-38862-0_10

  • 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. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, 181-194. Nepal, Kathmandu (pp. 181-194). Kathmandu.

  • Vaidya, R., Myers, M. D., & Gardner, L. (2011). The design – Reality gap: The impact of stakeholder strategies on IS implementation in developing countries. In M. Nüttgens, K. Gadatsch, I. Schirmer, & N. Blinn (Eds.), Governance and Sustainability in Information Systems. Managing the Transfer and Diffusion of IT IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference, Hamburg, Germany, September 22-24, 2011. Proceedings (pp. 119-134). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24148-2_8

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