Research in business information systems

Research in the Business Information Systems department spans a number of areas, from information technology (IT) governance, healthcare IT, ICT for development, enterprise systems, information systems use and well-being, and logistics and supply chain management.

Research project highlights

IT professionals project

In collaboration with the Institute of IT Professionals NZ (IITP), the department launched a study exploring the critical factors that drive IT professionals today which led them to take up a career in the field. The project is designed to sit alongside and tie together other research conducted by government, academia and industry and provide an ongoing source of meaningful findings on the IT profession.

Workplace ICT use and professionals with visual impairments project

This study investigates technology-mediated work practices performed by professionals with visual impairments. With the support of the Blind Foundation, the researchers conducted an in-depth analysis of two organisations and found that digital technology goes some way towards making the workplace accessible for people with visual impairments. But there are aspects of working life that no App or device can translate. The main improvement needed is standardised work processes that are based on the principles of the right to information and inclusive work practices.

ICT use and refugees project

This study investigates how participants of refugee background use ICT in dealing with the everyday challenges they face in a new and unfamiliar information environment. The findings of this research project demonstrate the role ICT plays in helping resettled refugees to regain control of their disrupted lives.

Performance and barriers of circular supply chain management

In collaboration with Nankai University in China, this research investigates the performance and barriers of integrating circular economy principles in supply chain management. This research will offer insights in supply chain transformations required for a transition towards a circular economy.

Knowledge capabilities in supply chain networks

This collaborative research project is based on the notion that different types of supply chains (eg, efficient-oriented, collaborative and agile networks) need to develop diverse knowledge capabilities in order to be competitive. This research provides a roadmap for practitioners to define particular knowledge capabilities required for diverse types of supply chain networks.

Published papers

Our researchers have had papers published in well-regarded journals:

  • Communications of the Association for Information Systems
  • Information & Management
  • Information Technology for Development
  • Information Technology & People
  • International Journal of Production Economics
  • International Journal of Production Research
  • Journal of the Association for Information Systems
  • Journal of Information Technology
  • Journal of Operations and Production Management
  • MIS Quarterly
  • Organization Studies

Contact us

Associate Professor Antonio Díaz Andrade (Head of Department)
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 5804