Prof. Guy Gable

  • Research Systems Research Program, Leader
  • Information Systems School Academic Director – Research Training
  • Science & Engineering Faculty Y-Block, Level 7, Room Y7-04, Gardens Point Campus
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Professor Guy Gable leads the Research Systems research program within the Information Ecology Research Discipline, Information Systems School, Queensland University of Technology. He is Senior Editor Journal of Strategic Information Systems (since 2003) and has served on the editorial boards of MISQ, JAIS, EJIS and others. Dr Gable is a Charter Member of AIS, has held a range of AIS roles, and has been highly active in the main regional conference ‘Pacific Asia Conference on IS’ having held 5 major roles (2013 recipient of the ‘PACIS Plaque of Appreciation’ for lifetime contribution). Main research interests are IT Evaluation, Research Methods, and increasingly, Design Science. Research Industry Partners have included Accenture, SAP, Queensland Government, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Credit Union Services Corporation, Institute of Management Consultants, RealTech, AIS, Wardy IT Solutions and Australian Research Council (ARC). His PhD is from University of Bradford, England and his MBA from University of Western Ontario (Ivey Business School). He has over 100 refereed publications (e.g. Management Science, Journal of the AIS, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information & Management, and European Journal of Information Systems). Professor Gable has been highly active in Asia. He is Adjunct Professor Renmin University of China (RENMIN) and Senior Visiting Professor of Xi’an Jiaotong University’s (XI’AN) Next Generation Management and Innovation Research Center. He was Visiting Professor at The University of Hong Kong 2002-2007 (1 month/year). Before joining QUT, he was Senior Fellow at National University of Singapore (1986-1994). He has been 1st Chief Investigator on a series of successful Australian Research Council (ARC) grant applications totaling several million $AUD. Ongoing grants include an ARC Discovery and ARC Linkage 2012-2015 (totaling AUD$1M) in collaboration with RENMIN and XI’AN, Georgia State University and Victory University of Wellington. Most recently, he is 1st Chief Investigator on a $1.1M Discovery (2015-2018) galvanizing his shift in focus to Research Systems.


1991 – PhD Information Systems: University of Bradford, School of Management (1st Prize ICIS92 Doctoral Thesis Competition);

1982 – MBA: University of Western Ontario, Ivey Business School (Associates Plan For Excellence Scholarship);

1979 – Bachelor of Commerce: University of Alberta / McGill University (Prize For Distinction);

1975 – Diploma Computer Systems Technology: North Alberta Institute of Technology;


2013: recipient of the ‘PACIS Plaque of Appreciation’ for lifetime contribution, Pacific Asia Conference on Infomation Systems

2002: Deans Excellence in Teaching (team) Award, Queensland University of Technology;

1997: QUT/FIT Outstanding Performance (individual) Award, Queensland University of Technology;


2014 – ongoing: Lead, Research Systems Research Program (subsumes IT Evaluation), Queensland University of Technology;

2014 – ongoing: External Assessor, University of Malaya;

2013 – ongoing: Adjunct Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand;

2013 – ongoing: External Examiner, The University of Hong Kong;

2012 – ongoing: Academic Director Research Training, Information Systems School, Queensland University of Technology;

2011 – ongoing: Senior Visiting Professor, Next Generation Management and Innovation Research Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University;

2010 – ongoing: Adjunct Professor, Renmin University of China, Beijing;

1994 – ongoing: Professor: Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology;

2014 – 2014: Acting Head, Information Ecology Research Discipline, Queensland University of Technology;

2012 – 2014: Lead, IT Evaluation Research Program, Queensland University of Technology;

2011 – 2013: External Examiner, Universiti Teknologi Petronas;

2010 – 2011: Higher Degree Research Coordinator: Information Systems Discipline, Queensland University of Technology;

2004 – 2011: Leader, IT Professional Services (ITPS) Research Theme, Queensland University of Technology;

2009 – 2010: Deputy Head (Research): School of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology;

2002 – 2007: Visiting Professor: School of Business (1 month annually), The University of Hong Kong;

1995 –2004: Director: Information Systems Management Research Group, Queensland University of Technology;

2001 – 2002: Member: Equity Committee (PwC, QUT, HP, Teq), Member: Board of Management, Public Sector Centre of Excellence;

1997 – 2002: Chair: Board of Governors (QUT, SAP, SUN, realTech), Australasian ES Application Hosting Centre;

1998 – 2000: Member: Board of Governors, (SAP Australasia Learning Division) Sapient College;

1996 – 1998: Acting Head, School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology;

1986 – 1994: Senior Fellow: Information Systems & Computer Science, National University of Singapore (NUS);

1984 – 1986: Senior IS Consultant: Sydney, Australia, Price Waterhouse Management Consultants;

1982 – 1983: Senior IS Consultant: Edmonton, Canada, Woods Gordon Management Consultants;

1981 sum: Model Designer: Edmonton, Canada, Northern Transportation Company Ltd;

1979 – 1981: Manager Systems Development: Edmonton, Canada;

1975 – 1977: Programmer > Analyst: Edmonton, Canada;


2017: Co-Chair: International Conference on Information Systems Doctoral Consortium (w Varun Grover), Seoul, Korea

2011 – ongoing: Leader: PACIS Organisational Memory Project, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems

1997 – ongoing: Country Rep: (Australia) to PACIS Executive

1994 – ongoing: Charter Member: AIS, Association for Information Systems (AIS)

2016: Co-Chair: Doctoral Consortium (w TBA) Chiayi, Taiwan, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems

2014: Co-Chair: International Conference on Information Systems Junior Faculty Workshop (w Tuure Tuunanen)

2013: Mentor: AIS Journals Workshop, Jeju, Korea, Association for Information Systems (AIS)

2013 Co-Chair: Doctoral Consortium (w Youngjin Yoo, Wai Fong Boh) Jeju, Korea, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems

2012: Member: AIS Nominations Committee (w. Jane Fedorowicz, Ulrich Frank, Albert Croker, Dov Te’eni, Cindy Riemenschneider, Pete Tinsley, Christoph Schneider), Association for Information Systems (AIS)

2011: Co-Chair Conference (w LHuang), Pacific Asia Conference on Infomarion Systems

2010: Co-Chair Australasian Conference on Information Systems Doctoral Consortium (w IVessey)

2010: Track Co-Chair International Conference on Information Systems (Outsourcing & Project Management; w JNLee)

2009: General Track co-Chair (w LMaruping), Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems

2009: Panels Associate Editor International Conference on Information Systems (w JFedorowicz, CBullen, RVigden, HKrcmar)

2009: Associate Editor International Conference on Information Systems (Strategy & Leadership Track: VSambamurthy Track Chair)

2008 – 2009: Co-Chair International Conference on Information Systems Doctoral Consortium (w. NBjorn-Andersen) Seoul bid

2008: Member: CAIS Editor Selection Committee (w GFitzgerald, JFedorowicz, PGray, JGeorge, PTinsley), Association for Information Systems (AIS)

2007 – 2008: Member: Leo Awards Committee (with Paul Gray, Geoff Walsham, John King, Andy Blytheway, Jye – Kyu Lee), Association for Information Systems (AIS)

2007: Chair: Australasian Conference on Information Systems Doctoral Consortium

2006 – 2007: Nominee for AIS President (with Michael Myers, Philip Yetton), Association for Information Systems (AIS)

2005 – 2006: Best Paper Committee Member, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems

2003 – 2006: Chief Investigator: State of the Information Systems Academic Discipline in the Pacific Asia Region (AIS sponsored study), Association for Information Systems (AIS)

2002 – 2004: various JAIS Editorial Board Member, JAIS Theory Workshop

2003: Co-Chair: PACIS Doctoral Consortium (w KKWei) Adelaide 10 – 13 July

2000: Co-Chair: PACIS Doctoral Consortium (w RManabe) 1 – 3 June

2000: Co-Chair: Australasian Conference on Information Systems Program Committee (w MVitale) Brisbane 6 – 8 December

1997 – 1999: Chair: PACIS Standing Committee

1998: Member: Affiliated Organizations Committee, Association for Information Systems (AIS)

1997 – 1998: Council Representative: Asia & Pacific, Association for Information Systems (AIS)

1994 – 1998: APDISR Editor/originator 1sted 94(w.RClarke); Editor 96(w.RClarke); merged with AIS-ISWORLD Faculty Directory 98, Asia Pacific Directory of IS Researchers

1997: Member: Bylaws Constitution Committee, Association for Information Systems (AIS)

1997: Co-Chair: PACIS Program Committee (w RWeber) Brisbane 1 – 5 Apr

1996 – 1997: National Secretary: Australia, Association for Information Systems (AIS)

1992 – 1994: Inaugural Chair: TC11, WG11.2 – Small Systems Security, International Fed for Info Processing (IFIP)

1992: Co-Chair: Program Com (w BCaelli) TC11 InfoSec, Singapore, International Fed for Info Processing (IFIP)

2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1997: various ICIS Associate Editor

2014, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1997, 1994, 1992: various Author: Papers, Panel (94) or Thesis Prize (92)

ISR, ICIS, DSS, CACM, ECIS, HICSS – variousReviewer: beyond editorial roles below (and above)


(Australian Research Council (ARC) collaborative project resources are typically 1/3 each from ARC, Industry Partner, University – overall ~= 50% cash + 50% in kind)

15: 3rd CI, ARC Discovery, Towards an IS innovation theory for IT user organizations, $1M

14: 1st CI, ARC Discovery, Towards Engineering Behavioral Research Design Systems, $1,135K

11: Sole CI, ARC Discovery, Reconceptualising the Information System as a Service, $823K

11: Sole CI, ARC Linkage-Project, WardyIT Solutions IS-Impact Utility and Intuitiveness: A Rigorous Approach to Relevance, $650K

08: 1st CI, Smart Services CRC, Business Services Management Project – Service Quality Management, $50K

06: 1st CI, ARC Linkage-Project, Accenture Benchmarking IT-Impact in Organisations, $1,100K

03: 1st CI, ARC Linkage-Project, Accenture, Knowledge-based Professional Service Firm–Client Relationships, $750K

02: 1st CI, Scholarship in Professions, Institute of Management Consultants, QUT, Management Consulting in Australia, $90K

02: 1st CI, Association for Information Systems, QUT Strategic Linkages AIS-in-PAR AIS in the Pacific Asia Region, $100K

01: 1st CI, ARC Linkage-Project, SAP Australia, Organisational Readiness for ERP, $225K

00: Associate Investigator, ARC SPIRT RealTech, Process Oriented Administration of Enterprise Systems, $300K

98: 1st CI, ARC SPIRT, SAP Australia, Cooperative ERP Lifecycle Knowledge Management $573K

98: Team Leader, ARC SPIRT, Credit Union Services Corporation, Information Management for Business Processes, $468K

97: 1st Chief Investigator (CI), ARC Collaborative, Queensland Transport, IT Leadership Culture and Practices, $300K


2007 – ongoing: Senior Editor, Journal of Strategic Information Systems;

2008 – ongoing: Senior Editor, Pacific Asia Journal of the AIS;

2008 – ongoing: Member: Editorial Board, Business & Information Systems Engineering;

1998 – ongoing: Inaugural Member: Executive Editorial Board, Information Systems Frontiers;

1992 – ongoing: Member: International Editorial Board, Service Management and Engineering in IS Research;

2013: Editor Special Issue: (w. Erwin Fielt, Tilo Böhmann, Axel Korthaus, Sue Conger), Service Management and Engineering in IS Research;

2006 – 2012: Editor Special Issue (w. R.Smyth), The IS Discipline in Australian Universities;

2001 – 2012: Editor Special Issue (w. Taizan Chan & Wui Gee Tan), Large Packaged Software Maintenance;

2007 – 2011: Associate Editor, MIS Quarterly;

2000 – 2009: Editor Special Issue (w. Mike Vitale), The Future of Packaged Software;

2003 – 2008, Member: Editorial Advisory Board, Australasian Journal of Information Systems;

2002 – 2008: Member: Editorial Board, Journal of the AIS;

2007: Editor Special Issue , The IS Academic Discipline in Pacific Asia, Communications of the AIS;

2000 – 2006: Member: Editorial Board, Electronic Commerce Research & Applications;

2003 – 2006: Senior Region Editor: Pacific Asia, Journal of Strategic Information Systems;

1997 – 2006: Associate Editor: Asia Pacific Region, Journal of Global Information Management;

1997 – 2004: Member: Editorial Board, Journal of Software Maintenance & Evolution;

2001 – 2003: Member: Editorial Board, Information Systems & e-Business Management;

1994 – 2002: Consulting Editor, The IS Discipline in Australian Universities;

1997 – 2004: Member: Editorial Board, Journal of Software Maintenance & Evolution;

1994 – 2001: Member: Editorial Board, Computers & Security;

1992 – 2000: Member: International Editorial Board, European Journal of Information Systems;


2014 – ongoing: NGUYEN, Anh Tuan (Principal), Dissertation Title: “IS-Impact Utility and Intuitiveness”;

2014 – ongoing: ONIK, Mohammad Fakhrul Alam (Principal), Dissertation Title: “New Approaches to Studying IT Value Creation”;

2013 – ongoing: STANSFIELD, Sheralyn (IT81) (Associate), Dissertation Title: “Benefits Realisation & Stakeholder Management for HR Information Systems (higher education)”;

2012 – ongoing: EMAMJOME, Fahame (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Data Quality and Social Media”;

2012 – ongoing: NILI, Alireza (Victoria University of Wellington) (Associate), Dissertation Title: “Effect of ICT connectedness on individual productivity: the role of individual control”;

2016: ZHANG, Meng (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Triangulating IT Value”;

2014: AL-TURKI, Ahmad (Principal) (ACPHIS 1st Thesis Award), Dissertation Title: “A Design Science Research Roadmap”;

2012: ALOTAIBI, Naif (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Extending and validating the is-impact model in Saudi Arabia : accounting for computer network quality”;

2012: RABAAI, Ahmad (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Evaluating the success of large-scale, integrated information systems through the lens of IS-impact and IS-support”;

2012: MISKON, Suraya (Associate), Dissertation Title: “ICT shared services in the higher education sector : foundations, benefits, success factors and issues”;

2011: ZAKARIA, Nor Hidayati (Associate), Dissertation Title: “The impact of knowledge integration on enterprise system success”;

2011: WIEWIORA, Anna (Outstanding Thesis Award) (Associate), Dissertation Title: “The role of organisational culture, trust and mechanisms in inter-project knowledge sharing”;

2011: WANG, Wenjuan (Associate), Dissertation Title: “Supply chain management systems benefits : the expectation-confirmation theory perspective”;

2010: ELIAS, Fazidah (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Validating the is-impact model in the Malaysian public sector”;

2009: CAO, Lan (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Understanding the phenomenon of IS success in China through the lens of the IS-Impact model”;

2008: JAMES-PEARSON, Neil (Principal), Dissertation Title: “An evaluation of IS-impact utility and intuitiveness”;

2008: TAN, Felix (Associate), Dissertation Title: “Conceptualising use for information systems (IS) success”;

2007: MIDDLETON, Mike (Associate), Dissertation Title: “A Conceputal Framework for IM”;

2007: SEHGAL, Rashi (Associate), Dissertation Title: “User empowerment : an enabler of enterprise systems success”;

2007: BIRBECK, Peter (Associate), Dissertation Title: “Exploring the relationship of organisational culture to enterprise system success”;

2007: BANDARA, Wasana (Associate), Dissertation Title: “Process modelling success factors and measures” (ACPHIS 1st Thesis Award);

2006: SEDERA, Darshana (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Enterprise Systems Success”;

2006: TIMBRELL, Greg (Principal), Dissertation Title: “ERP Knowledge Management Issues”;

2004: KLAUS, Helmut (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Elements of a Hermeneutics of Knowledge in Government : The Coalition of Public Sector Reform and Enterprise Resource Planning”;

2004: NELSON, Karen (Associate), Dissertation Title: “Information and Knowledge Management”;

2004: TAYLOR, Hazel (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Risk management and tacit knowledge in IT projects: making the implicit explicit”;

2004: NEL, Johan (Principal), Dissertation Title: “IT Investment Evaluation and Measurement”;

2003: NG, Celeste (Associate), Dissertation Title: “Management of enterprise resource planning: a revelatory case study”;

2002: CHANG, Alex (Principal), Dissertation Title: “ERP life cycle implementation, management and support : major issues with SAP financials in five Queensland Government agencies.”;

2001: SMYTH, Robert (Principal), Dissertation Title: “CASE success factors : an evaluation of factors involved in the successful adoption of a computer aided software engineering (CASE) package”;

2001: STEWART, Glenn (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Emancipating IT leadership : an action research program”;

1999: TAN, Wui Gee (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Maintenance programmer effectiveness : a survey of software maintainers’ and maintenance managers’ problems, methods and effectiveness with centrally-maintained application systems”;


2013 – ongoing: JONES, Phil (Associate), Dissertation Title: “IS-Impact Utility and Intuitiveness”;

2013 – ongoing: GOEL, Kanika (Associate), Dissertation Title: “BPM for Financial Inclusion in India”;

2008: YAP, David (Principal), Dissertation Title: “IS-Impact and Service Quality”;

2008: YEE, Jonathan (Associate), Dissertation Title: “IS-Impact and Shared Services”;

2005: KENNELLY, Jason (Principal), Dissertation Title: “IT Management Consulting in Australia: A Major Issues Study”;

2002: TWEEDALE, Robyn (Associate), Dissertation Title: “Integration of information technology and physical asset planning and management : a case study of Queensland University of Technology”;

2002: AL DHAHERI, Abdullah (Associate), Dissertation Title: “ERP implementation issues: a case study of Abu Dhabi finance department’s implementation of Oracle Financial”;

1998: EDWARDS, Sylvia Lauretta (Associate), Dissertation Title: “Fee based information services for business: an investigation of requirements”;


2005: KWAN, Kenneth (QUT Medal) (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Web-Survey Administration Workflow”;

2005: LIU, Charles (1st Class) (Associate), Dissertation Title: “IT-Impact Metrics”;

2005: BULMER, Dale (FIT Medal) (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Management Consulting Issues: Detail Analysis”;

2005: YUE, Aaron (FIT Medal) (Associate), Dissertation Title: “Appropriating Knowledge for ES Success”;

2004: NGUYEN, Tracey (Principal), Dissertation Title: “KM Strategy & Practice: Accenture Case Study”;

2003: KENNELLY, Jason (1st Class) (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Major Issues Facing Consultants in Australia”;

1999: POCKNEE, Fraser (Principal), Dissertation Title: “A Structured Case Study Research Method”;

1997: KUMALA-PUTRA, William (1st Class) (Principal), Dissertation Title: “Benchmarking the IT Function”;


2015 – ongoing: Guest Lecturer (Research Project Planning & Management), IFN600 – Research-based Practice

2014 – ongoing: Guest Lecturer (The Value of a Methodical Approach), SEB400 – Foundations of Research

2014 – ongoing: Designer & Coordinator, INN702 – Information Systems Research

2008 – ongoing: Designer & Coordinator, INN701 – Advanced Research Topics

2006 – ongoing: Designer & Coordinator, INN700 – Introduction to Research

2009 March: Guest Lecturer (Research Career Paths), The Business of IT

2008 September: Guest Lecturer (Decomposing Complexity: Scope and WBS), Core Project Management

2008: Guest Lecturer (The Value of IT and KM for ES Success), Socio-Technical Systems


2004 – 2008: Designer & Coordinator, Advanced Research Methodology

2002 – 2007: Visiting Professor: The University of Hong Kong, School of Business (1month / year), Managing the Consulting Process

2002 – 2005: Periodic Guest Lecturer & co-Designer, IT Professional Services

2000 – 2005: Designer & Coordinator, Research Methodology

2001 – 2002: Guest Lecturer, Information Management

2001 – 2002: Guest Lecturer, Strategic Information Management

2001: Guest Lecturer, Enterprise Systems Fundamentals

1996 – 1997: Designer and Coordinator, Information Systems Audit & Control

1995 – 1997: Designer and Coordinator, Information Agencies

1996: Guest Lecturer, Information Planning & Policy

1996: Visiting Lecturer (while Ron Weber on sabbatical), (University of Queensland) Advanced Audit

September 2006, April 2007, May 2007, August 2007, September 2007, April 2008, May 2008: Various Guest Lecturer (The Value of a Methodical Approach), Introduction to Research for International Students (IRIS)


TEACHING ROLES at National University of Singapore

1993 – 1994: Designer and Coordinator, Managerial Accounting

1993 – 1994: Co- Designer and Coordinator, IS Project Management

1993: Designer and Coordinator, Info Centres, Prototyping, End User Computing

1986- 1993: Designer and Coordinator, IS Audit & Computer Security

1986 – 1992: Designer and Coordinator, Fourth Generation Languages


A reasonably comprehensive list of publications can be browsed at QUT ePrints