Prof. Robert M DAVISON (戴維遜)

PhD - Information Systems 
MA - Information Technology 
BA - Russian and SerboCroat (Joint Honours)              

Visiting address
AC3-6-247

Phone: +852 34427534

Author IDs

Biography

Professor Robert Davison is a Professor in the Department of Information Systems. He teaches Global IS, Knowledge Management and Qualitative Research Methods at the post-graduate level. His research focuses on virtual knowledge management initiatives in Chinese organisations. More details of his work can be found at http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/staff/isrobert.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Action Research
  • Virtual Teams and Work
  • Cross-cultural studies of Information Systems
  • IS Ethics & Professionalism
  • Virtual Knowledge Management

Teaching

Courses

Academic Year

Level

Title

2016-2017

Postgraduate Degree

Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organisations

 

 

Global Information Systems

 

 

Information Systems Project

 

 

Research Methods for the IS Manager

 

Research Degree

IS Research Methods

 

 

Qualitative IS Research Methods

2015-2016

Postgraduate Degree

Dissertation

 

 

Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organisations

 

 

Global Information Systems

 

 

Information Systems Project

 

 

Management Information Systems

2014-2015

Postgraduate Degree

Dissertation

 

 

Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organisations

 

 

Global Information Systems

 

 

Information Systems Project

 

 

Management Information Systems

 

Research Degree

Qualitative IS Research Methods

2013-2014

Postgraduate Degree

Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organisations

 

 

Global Information Systems

 

 

Information Systems Project

 

Research Degree

Qualitative IS Research Methods

2012-2013

Postgraduate Degree

Dissertation

 

 

Electronic Business Project

 

 

Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organisations

 

 

Global Information Systems

 

 

Research Methods for the IS Manager

Services in CityU

Administrative Assignments

Period

Name

Position

2006 - Now

MA Electronic Business/MScElectronic Business and Knowledge Management

Programme Leader

2002 - Now

Servicing Courses

Programme Leader

2002 - Now

Departmental Examinations Officer

Officer

2001 - Now

Departmental Executive Committee

Member

1997 - Now

Departmental Publications

Co-ordinator

1996 - Now

Departmental Student Advisor

Advisor

1993 - Now

Departmental Working Papers

Editor

2010 - 2014

Quality Assurance Committee

Appointed Member

9/2007 - 8/2008

Approving Committee for Initial Assessment/Substantiation/Re-appointment /Pay Raise of Academic Staff at Associate Professor/Senior Teaching Fellow/Principal Lecturer level & below in Faculties/Schools/BST/Centres

Elected Member

9/2007 - 8/2008

Promotion Committee for Associate Professor

Elected Member

2008

Strategic Planning Sub-Group on Student Learning and Career Development

Secretary and Appointed Member

2006 - 2008

Faculty Graduate Studies Committee (FGSC)

Elected Member

2006 - 2008

BBA Global Business Systems Management

Programme Leader

2005 - 2008

Staff Development and Performance Committee

Elected Member

2004 - 2008

Faculty Executive Committee

Elected Member

2000 - 2008

Departmental Webmaster

Webmaster

2006 - 2007

Departmental Staffing Committee

Member

2003 - 2007

Working Group on the Teaching of Business Ethics

Member

2001 - 2007

Departmental Executive Committee

Elected Member

2005 - 2006

Search Group for a new Dean of the Faculty of Business

Elected Member

2005 - 2006

Quality Enhancement Sub-Committee of the MBA Programme Committee

Member

2005 - 2006

Selection Panel for the Teaching Excellence Award

Nominated Member (for Faculty of Business)

2004 - 2006

Faculty Graduate Studies Committee (FGSC)

Appointed Member

2004 - 2005

Promotion Committee for Associate Professors

Elected Member

2001 - 2005

Departmental Staffing Committee

Elected Member

1997 - 2005

Departmental Safety Officer

Officer

1996 - 2005

Library Liaison Officer

Officer

2002 - 2004

Staff Development Committee (Senate)

Elected Member

1996 - 2004

Principal Departmental Proof-reader

Proof-reader

2002

Search/Selection Committee for new Head of IS Dept

Elected Member

2000 - 2002

Faculty Board

Elected Member

1999 - 2002

Standing Committee on Teaching Evaluation

Member

1998 - 2002

Senate

Elected Member

1999 - 2000

Task Force for Web Teaching Support Services (IT Steering Committee)

Member

1998 - 2000

Information Services Advisory Committee (Senate)

BGS-appointed member

1998 - 1999

Working Party on Information Technology Strategy (OP)

Member

1996 - 1999

Electronic Meetings

Co-ordinator

1996 - 1998

Departmental Research Committee

Member

Editor or Editorial Membership

Period

Organizer

Country

Role

2012 - Now

Information Systems Journal

United Kingdom

Editor in Chief

2001 - Now

Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries

Hong Kong

Editor-in-Chief

2008 - 2016

Information Technology & People

United Kingdom

Co-editor

2008 - 2012

Information Systems Journal

United Kingdom

Senior Editor

2007 - 2011

MIS Quarterly

United States of America

Associate Editor

2008 - 2009

MISQ

United States of America

Associate Editor

2008

Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences

Canada

Associate Editor

2008

International Conference on Information Systems

France

Associate Editor (Social Issues)

2003 - 2008

Information Technology & People

London, UK

Associate Editor

2002 - 2008

Information Systems Journal

Bath, UK

Associate Editor

2000 - 2008

Journal of Global Information Management

Auckland, New Zealand

Editorial Board Member

2007

28th International Conference on Information Systems

United States of America

Associate Editor, Theme Track (IS Research Diversity)

2001 - 2007

ISWORLD

Atlanta, USA

Co-editor of the Professional Ethics page, http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/Research/Resources/ethics/ethics.htm

2001 - 2007

ISWORLD

Atlanta, USA

Editor of the Working Papers page, ISWORLD http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/Research/Resources/wp/isw-wp.htm

2001 - 2006

ISWORLD

Atlanta, USA

Editor of the IT in Developing Countries page, http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/Research/Resources/itdc/itdc.htm

2001 - 2006

ISWORLD

Atlanta, USA

Editor of the Virtual Teams page, ISWORLD http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/research/resources/vt/vt-introduction.htm

2001 - 2006

ISWORLD

Atlanta, USA

Co-editor of the Global IT page, http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/Research/Resources/git/git.htm

2004 - 2005

25th International Conference on Information Systems

Washington, USA

AE of the Information Systems Innovation, Usage and Impacts Track

2002 - 2003

24th International Conference on Information Systems

Seattle, USA

Associate Editor for Track 6: National and Societal Issues.

1999 - 2000

Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries

Hong Kong

Senior Editor

Activities

Participating in or organising a conference/an event

Period

Organizer

Country

Role

2009 - 2010

International Conference on Information Systems

United States of America

Track Chair (Global Issues)

2009

8th Global Mobility Roundtable

Egypt

Programme Committee Member

2008 - 2009

3rd Information and Communications Technology and Development (ICTD) Conference

United Arab Emirates

Senior Programme Committee Member

2008

Wuhan International Conference on E-Business

China

Programme Committee Member

2005 - 2007

IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Virtuality and Virtualization

Portland, USA

Programme Committee Member

2005 - 2007

1st IFIP WG 9.5 (Virtuality and Society) Working Conference on Virtuality and Society: Emerging Themes

London, UK

Programme Committee Member.

12/2006

27th International Conference on Information Systems

United States of America

Track co-chair Underserved Communities

August 11-16, 2006

"International Networking and Research Opportunities", Professional Development Workshop organised at the 66th Academy of Management Conference

Atlanta, USA

 

August 11-16, 2006

International Paper Development Workshop, Professional Development Workshop organised at the 66th Academy of Management Conference

Atlanta, USA

 

2005 - 2006

10th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Co-chair of the Social and Cultural Issues Track.

2005 - 2006

39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Hawaii, USA

Co-chair of the Virtual Work, Teams and Organizations Minitrack (Collaborative Systems Track).

2004 - 2005

26th International Conference on Information Systems

Las Vegas, USA

Co-chair of the Breakthrough Ideas in IT Track.

2004 - 2005

2nd International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT’05) http://www.it-innovations.ae

Dubai, UAE

Programme Committee Member

2004 - 2005

1st European Conference on Mobile Government

Brighton, UK

Programme Committee Member

2004 - 2005

International Workshop on e-Learning Online Communities

Cairo, Egypt

Programme Committee Member

2004 - 2005

38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Hawaii, USA

Co-chair of the Virtual Work, Teams and Organizations Minitrack (Collaborative Systems Track)

2003 - 2004

37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Hawaii, USA

Co-chair of the Social Issues in Organisations Minitrack (Organisational Systems Track). Co-chair of the Global Virtual Collaboration Minitrack (Collaborative Systems Track). Co-chair of the Virtual Work, Teams and Organizations Minitrack (Collaborative S

2003

IFIP 8.2 and 9.4 Working Conference “IS Perspectives and Challenges in the Context of Globalisation

Athens, Greece

Member of the Programme Committee

2002 - 2003

36th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Hawaii, USA

Co-chair of the Social Issues in Organisations Minitrack (Organisational Systems Track) Co-chair of the Global Virtual Collaboration Minitrack (Collaborative Systems Track)

2002

35th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Hawaii, USA

Co-chair of the Global Applications of Collaborative Technology Minitrack (Collaborative Systems Track)

2002

6th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems

Tokyo, Japan

Member of the Programme Committee

2001 - 2002

34th - 35th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Hawaii, USA

Co-chair of the Professional Ethics in Information Systems Minitrack (Organisational Systems Track)

2001

34th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Hawaii, USA

Co-chair of the Community Informatics Minitrack (Organisational Systems Track)

2001

Group Decision and Negotiation 2001 Conference

La Rochelle, France

Member of the Programme Committee

2000

8th European Conference on Information Systems

Vienna, Austria

Member of the Programme Committee of the Globalisation and Culture Track

1999

10th Australasian Conference on Information Systems

Wellington, New Zealand

Member of the Programme Committee and of the Doctoral Consortium

1999

Conference on Information Technology in Asia

Sarawak, Malaysia

Member of the Programme Committee

Presented conference papers

  • Martinsons, M.G., Davison, R.M. and Ou, C.X.J. (2015), "Developing a New Theory of Knowledge Sharing: Documenting and Reflecting on a Messy Process", presented at 75th Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Bi, R., Davison, R.M. and Smyrnios, K.X. (2014), "Evaluating E-Business Capability and E-Business Value for Fast Growth Small-to-Medium Enterprises", presented at 74th Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Davison, R.M. and Ou, C.X.J. (2011), "Privacy and Utility: IM Use in a Chinese Professional Services Firm", presented at Workshop W9: Collaborative Privacy Practices in Social Media, CSCW 2011 Conference, Hangtzhou, China.
  • Martinsons, M.G., Davison, R.M. and Huang, Q.V. (2009), "Knowledge Management Challenges in Small Professional Services Firms: Action Research in China", presented at 69th Academy of Management Conference, Academy of Management, Chicago, USA, <br>.
  • Martinsons, M.G. and Davison, R.M. (August 5-10, 2006), "Decision Styles and Support Systems: Contrasting American, Japanese and Chinese Management", presented at 66th Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta.
  • Davison, R.M., Martinsons, M.G. and Brivins, A.G. (5-10 August, 2005.), "Enabling Eagles to Soar in the Land of the Dragon: American-Chinese Work management Issues in the New Century", presented at Professional Development Workshop presented at the 65th Academy of Management Conference, Hawaii, USA.
  • Davison, R.M., Panteli, N., Jarvenpaa, S.L. and Yoo, Y (August 6-11, 2004.), "Pedagogical Issues for Global Virtual (Student) Teams", presented at the 64th Academy of Management Conference, New Orleans, USA.
  • Martinsons, M.G. and Davison, R.M. (August 1-6, 2003), "Principles for Action Research in Management Consulting", presented at the 63rd Academy of Management Conference, Seattle, USA.
  • Davison, R.M., Martinsons, M.G. and Dong X (August 1-6, 2003), "The Influence of Chinese Culture on Information Systems Management and Organisational Change", presented at the 63rd Academy of Management Conference, Professional Development Workshop, Seattle, USA.
  • Vogel, D.R., Davison, R.M., Gricar, J., Harris, R. and Sorrentino, M. (9-11 June 2003), "eTransformation of the Silk Road: Rejuvenating a Historical Trade Network", presented at the 16th Bled Electronic Commerce Conference, Bled, Slovenia.
  • Crowston, K., Davison, R.M., Fayard, A.-L., Cummings, J. and Woolley, A.W. (August 1-6, 2003), "Coordination and Control in Distributed Teams", presented at the 63rd Academy of Management Conference, Seattle, USA.
  • Davison, R.M. and Martinsons, M.G. (December 16, 2001), "Emerging Issues in Cross-cultural Research Submissions", presented at the 9th Annual Cross-Cultural Meeting in Information Systems, New Orleans, USA.
  • Davison, R.M. and Vogel, D.R. (16 December 2001), "The Ethics of Using Student Subjects: Reflections on Rigor and Relevance in IS Research", presented at IFIP WG 8.2 OASIS Workshop, New Orleans, USA.
  • Davison, R.M. (June 8-10, 2000), "Ethical and Professional Challenges of Teaching on the Web: A Personal View", presented at 6th Hong Kong Web Symposium.
  • Mirkovski, K. and Davison, R.M. (3-7 August 2012), "Emergence and Development of Inter-Organizational Relationships in the Macedonian Wine Supply Chain", presented at 72nd Academy of Mangament Conference, Boston, USA.
  • Davison, R.M., Martinsons, M.G. and Ou, C.X.J. (3-7 August 2012), "The Informal Entanglement of Knowledge, Guanxi and Technology: Evidence from China and a New Theory", presented at 72nd Academy of Mangament Conference, Boston, USA.
  • Bi, R., Davison, R.M. and Smyrnios, K. (9-13 August 2013), "IT as an Enabler to Enhance Fast-Growth Small-to-Medium Enterprise Performance", presented at 73rd Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, USA.
  • Davison, R.M., Ou, C.X.J., Martinsons, M.G., Zhao, Y., Hua, X.Q. and Du, R. (9-13 August 2013), "The Communicative Ecology of Web 2.0 @ Work: Social Networking in the Workspace", presented at 73rd Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, USA.

 

Consultancy

Year

Client

Role

2003 - 2009

Staffordshire University

Project Manager for BScIS, BScBIT and BScCS

2001 - 2005

Staffordshire University

Project Supervisor

2002 - 2003

Staffordshire University

Internal Project Moderator for BScIS

Membership

Period

Client

Country

Role

2010 - Now

FFI

United Kingdom

Life Member

2005 - Now

WWF

Hong Kong/Global

Life Member

2001 - Now

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Jersey, UK

Benefactor & Life Member

Examination (for external institution)

Year

Client

Role

2016

University of Cape Town

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: A Systemic Analysis of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation Challenges and Coping Mechanisms: The Case of a Large, Decentralised, Public Organisation in South Africa

2016

University of Malaya

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Developing a Knowledge Management Process Model for Healthcare Organizations

2016

University of Kwazulu-Natal

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Adoption of Mobile Health Technologies for Public Healthcare in Burundi

2016

ESSEC Business School

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Exploring the Creation and Evolution of ICT for Development Initiatives in India: Issues of Scaling through Bricolage, Business-Model Design and Inclusive Innovation,

2015

University of Jyvaskyla

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Sustainable Solutions for Last Mile Internet Access in Developing Countries: Critical Success Factors

2014

Universidade Positivo, Curitiba

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: Information System in Use: Going Beyond Information Technology Acceptance,

2013

University of Malaya

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: "Semantic Recommender System for Malaysia Tourism Industry", Tirad Mohammed Aref Almalahmeh

2013

Agder University

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: "The Role of Institutional Entrepreneurs in the Institutionalisation of eGovernment Initiatives in Developing Countries: The Case of an eProcurement System in the Indonesian Public Sector", Fathul Wahid

2012

Massey University

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: "The Impact of National Culture on Strategic Information Systems Planning", Raja Mohd Ali

2008

Multimedia University

External Examiner of PhD Thesis:

2008

University of South Australia

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: "An impact study of an information and communications technology for development (ICT4D) project: results from field studies in Bangladesh", Md Mahfuz Ashraf

2008

Victoria University of Wellington

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: "An Integrated Knowledge Management Model for Community Enterprises: A Case Study of a Rural Community Enterprise in Thailand", Lanthom Jonjoubsong

2008

Victoria University of Wellington

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: "An Integrated Knowledge Management Model for Community Enterprises: A Case Study of a Rural Community Enterprise in Thailand", Lanthom Jonjoubsong

2005

University of Cape Town

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: “A Theory of the Use of Information for Environmental Planning: The Case of Botswana”, Athulang Mutshewa.

2005

National University of Singapore

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: “Essays on Information and Communication Technology: Investment, Post-Adoption and Economic Impacts”, Roghieh Gholami.

2005

Curtin University of Technology

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: “The Impacts and Implications of I-engineering on Established Companies in Hong Kong”, Albert Yeung.

2002

Curtin University of Technology

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: “The Effect of Indonesian Culture on the Design and Implementation of Lotus Notes Templates to Support Pre-Meeting Stage of Strategy Formulation”, Sjarif Abdat.

2002

University of Jyväskylä

External Examiner of PhD Thesis: “Information Systems Development in Developing Countries: Risk Management and Sustainability Analysis in Nigerian Software Companies”, Anja Mursu.

Editorial work

Talk or presentation

  • Davison, R.M. (November 7, 2006), "Strategic Decision Making and Support Systems: Comparing American, Japanese and Chinese Management", Seminar presented at Tsinghua University, China.
  • Davison, R.M. (November 6, 2006), "Survey Research Design", Seminar presented at the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China.
  • Davison, R.M. (February 17, 2006), "Publishing in Information Systems", Workshop presented at the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China.
  • Martinsons, M.G. and Davison, R.M. (November 1st, 2005), "Information Ethics", Seminar given in the Faculty of Business, City University of Hong Kong.
  • Davison, R.M. (October 14th, 2005), "Principles of Canonical Action Research", Seminar given at the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China.
  • Davison, R.M. (October 12th, 2005), "The Ethical Values of IT Professionals: Evidence from Hong Kong and China + Web Surveys in the Chinese Context", Seminar given at Renmin University, China.
  • Davison, R.M. (August 16th, 2005), "Principles of Canonical Action Research", Seminar given at Washington State University, WA, USA.
  • Davison, R.M. (June 20th, 2005), "From Government to eGovernment: A Transition Model", Seminar given at the University of Macau.
  • Davison, R.M. (June 20th, 2005), "From Government to eGovernment: A Transition Model", Seminar given at the United Nations University – International Institute of Software Technology, Macau.
  • Davison, R.M. (April 8th, 2005), "Principles of Canonical Action Research", Seminar given at the IMARC, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Davison, R.M. (April 4th, 2005), "From Government to eGovernment: A Transition Model", Seminar given at the IMARC, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.