|Name||Prof. Paul Swatman|
|Position||Adjunct Professor of Information Systems|
|Phone||(03) 6226 7278|
|About Me||I have held Professorial Chairs at a number of universities in Australia and Europe and visiting professorships in Australia, Europe and the US.
My research interests have included socio-organisational enquiry and the application of associated enquiry techniques to socially pervasive ICT innovation, ICT-mediated organisational change and team (initially teams of requirements engineers, later with a much broader focus) support.
The core piece of work from which all this research grew was systems analysis/requirements engineering methodological work undertaken from two perspectives:
(1) How analysts/requirements engineers understand and model the problem domain.
(2) The application of the RE methodological outcomes ?in the field?. Studies were originally contextualised mainly by the eCommerce domain and, within that domain, considered change within organisations, organisational networks (virtual organisations), and communities resulting from and enabled by telecommunications-based systems. Of course, the insights gained from this strand of research feed the first, more abstract, strand of research.
More recently, my main focus has moved towards the problem of stimulating and managing effective change in organisations (such as non-profits, hospitals, universities) where there the workforce exhibits a strong vocational (or ?intrinsic?) motivation. Frey?s work on ?Motivation Crowding Theory? explains why such organisations respond badly to conventional approaches to change management which are typically founded on extrinsic incentives to change and penalties for failing to change
I have supervised 8 Honours, 7 Masters/Diplom and 14 PhD theses to successful completion and have published more than 150 refereed articles in academic journals, books and conferences.
I currently undertake research and supervise PhD students as an Adjunct Professor of Information Systems at the University of Tasmania and as an Honorary Research Fellow at the Informatics Institute, University of Zurich
Authorised by the Head of School, Engineering & ICT
14 June, 2012