We will have the following seminar by Peter Busch, from the Department
of Computing, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University,
on May 2nd.

Title: Selected information systems research approaches with a focus
on the knowledge management characteristics of specific organisations

Date: 2018-May-02   Time: 13:30
Room: DEI/IST 0.19 (Inform√°tica II)

Abstract: Information Systems (IS) research is not only social
science in nature, it also frequently draws upon a range of methods
used in other disciplines, e.g. sociology, psychology, business,
management etc. This seminar will commence with a discussion of the
epistemologies or philosophies guiding IS research, as well as
selected methodologies applicable to these epistemologies. Following
on from this there will be discussion of knowledge management
research specifically with regard to organisational learning and
knowledge diffusion. Also covered will be aspects of knowledge
management issues in the university environment involving Business
Process Management (BPM) and Social Network Analysis (SNA), and
also work done recently with regard to student understanding of
plagiarism, as well as factors affecting offer-acceptance of places.
Finally, there will be some discussion of parameters influencing
cloud computing adoption by Australian Small and Medium Sized
Enterprises (SMEs) - representing roughly 95% of Australian
organisations.

Dr Peter Busch is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computing
at Macquarie University as well as the Faculty of Science and
Engineering chair of the Human Research Ethics (sub-) Committee
(HREC). His background is varied, having been interested in human
and physical geography (the latter discipline now called environmental
science), he has also passed through librarianship and is now in
the discipline of information systems (FoRC 0806), which is the
human side of computing. Information systems typically focuses on
issues surrounding the management of IT, or human factors in the
design of IT, or at a technical level the use and design of databases
or service-oriented systems. His current research fits in the first
area and more specifically focuses on knowledge management,
organisational learning and human capital.