Research Seminar – Professor Detmar Straub

1pm Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Program Venue

Clive Price Conference Centre, University of Canberra

Program Sponsors

National Institute for Systems Innovation (UC), National Centre for Information Systems Research (ANU), Service Science Society of Australia



It has been more than four years since the release of the much anticipated report “Engage: Getting on with Government 2.0.” Central to recommendations of the taskforce was the need for (i) better use of collaborative tools and approaches to facilitate more open sharing of information; (ii) democratized access to information to promote transparency and empowerment of citizens; and (iii) a shift in the culture and practices of agencies from information stewards to innovation champions. While the Australian Government response to the recommendations of the report was largely positive, these recommendations represented a significant program of reform. This presentation will provide an historical overview of the international Gov 2.0 movement as a backdrop to a discussion on the Australian agenda. As we head into a Federal election in September, it would seem appropriate and timely that a discussion take place on how Australia is positioned in relation to international developments in the Gov 2.0 space, and importantly, on what lies beyond Gov 2.0.



A Regent’s Professor of the University System of Georgia and the J. Mack Robinson Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at Georgia State University, Detmar has conducted research in the areas of Net-enhanced organizations (e-Commerce), information security, technological innovation, IS methodological issues, and international IT studies. He holds a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) in MIS from Indiana and a PhD in English from Penn State. He has published 165 plus papers in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Journal of MIS, Journal of AIS, Information & Management, Communications of the AIS, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Communications of the ACM, OMEGA, Academy of Management Executive , and Sloan Management Review.

Detmar was, until January 2013, the Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly. Previously he has served as a senior editor for Information Systems Research, Management Science, Journal of the AIS and DATA BASE. His consultancies with industry have been in the areas of information security, e-Commerce, and technological innovation. He teaches masters level courses at Georgia State University in: eCommerce Strategy, IT Strategies for Management, Systems Integration and IT Outsourcing, International IT Policies and Issues, and Computer Security Management, and doctoral seminars in Quantitative Research Methods in Business, & Experimental Design.