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Dr. Larry Stapleton

School/ Department:

School of Science & Computing - Dept Computing & Mathematics - Information Systems & Modelling

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+353 0 51302059

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315 1969 - Main Building

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My Biography

Dr. Larry Stapleton is senior academic and international consultant in advanced information systems, organisational culture and business. Following 5 years as a manager in a large multinational, Dr. Stapleton has lectured at Waterford Institute of Technology for 25 years. During this time he has worked as an advisor to business development groups, Enterprise Ireland and other government agencies. He has advised the European Commission and national governments both inside and outside the EU. He holds international academic positions, regularly speaking at international conferences overseas. He has published over a hundred academic publications from work with hundreds of companies and 20 government and international agency reports.

 

INSYTE Centre, Waterford Institute of Technology

He is founder and director of the Centre for Information Systems & Techno-culture (INSYTE) at Waterford Institute of Technology. The centre has graduated 21 postgraduate researchers at M.Sc. and Ph.D. level and participated in 10 international projects. He has supervised and examined Ph.D. candidates and M.Sc. candidates in Ireland, Austria, Australia and the Balkans. Published research topics and advisory work include advanced systems analysis, digital systems and organisational renewal, knowledge based systems, engineering and technology management, ICT policy in developing countries, computer ethics and ICT education. He has participated in 7 European funded projects under various programmes since 1995, and has lead national and international research projects involving dozens of partners in Europe, USA and Asia.

International Professional and Academic Bodies

He is serving his second term as elected chairperson of the International Federation of Automation and Control (IFAC) Technical Committee for Technology, Culture & International Stability, (TECIS - TC9.5). He is a long standing member of two other international technical committees and 12 international conference programme committees. He is associate editor of a major international quarterly journal "Artificial Intelligence and Society" published by Springer, and is editorial board member of the "International Journal of Science, Innovation and New Technology". He also reviews for other journals including "Technological Forecasting and Social Change" and the Tavistock journal "Human Relations" in the area of knowledge management.  He is on the Scientific Committee for the European Interdisciplinary research network on issues and uses of information and communication technologies (EUTIC) and associate editor for the IFAC World Congress proceedings (South Africa 2014). Dr. Stapleton is also an invited member of the European Professorial network for Industrial Engineering Management (EPIEM) and hosts Summer Academies for its sister organisation ESTIEM (European STudent network for Industrial Engineering Management).

Visiting Professorships

In addition to a senior academic post at Waterford Institute of Technology, he is visiting professor at the Technical University of Vienna (TUWien), one of the oldest established technical universities in the world, and the University of Business and Technology (UBT) in the Balkans teaching on postgraduate programmes, leading academic faculty, advising on academic structures, quality assurance, accreditation and driving research.

He was voted “Best International Professor” by students at UBT and TUWien eight times.

He is visiting lecturer in Digital Systems at the Institute of Bankers, a college of  University College Dublin and has held visiting scholar positions in Information Systems at Dublin City University, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Lappeenranta Technical University in Finland.

Research

Publications Since 1999

International Journals, Books & Book Readings

J. Organ & L. Stapleton (2016). “Technologist Engagement with Risk Management Practices during Systems Development: Approaches, Effectiveness and Challenges”, Artificial Intelligence and Societ (Special Issue on International Systems Stability, Culture and Technology), forthcoming.

L. Stapleton (2016). “Technology, Culture and International Stability Special Issue (editorial)”, Artificial Intelligence and Society (Special Issue on International Systems Stability. Culture and Technology), forthcoming.

A. Kealy & L. Stapleton (2015). “Rebuilding Hope in Post-Conflict Regions: Telemedicine in Kosovo”, M. Hersh (ed.), Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Stability, Springer-Verlag: London.

L. Stapleton (2014). “International Systems Stability, Culture and Technology” (editorial), Artificial Intelligence and Society (Special Issue on International Systems Stability. Culture and Technology), forthcoming.

A. Kealy & L. Stapleton (2014). “Symbols Of Hope: A Case Study Of Telemedicine Projects In Post Conflict Regions”, Journal of Information Technology Case & Applications Research (JITCAR).

S. Somers & L. Stapleton (2014). “e-Agriculture Innovation Using a Human Centred Systems Lens”, Artificial Intelligence and Society (Special Issue on International Systems Stability, Culture and Technology).

P. Carew, L. Stapleton (2014). “Towards Empathy: A Human-Centred Analysis of Rationality, Ethics and Praxis in Systems Development”, Artificial Intelligence and Society (Special Issue on International Systems Stability, Culture and Technology).

L. Stapleton (2013). “Zarathustra and Beyond: Exploring Culture and Values Online”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 28(1), pp. 95-105

L. Stapleton (2013). “Administrative Evil and Patient Health: A Critique Of The Impact Of Manufacturing Systems On Health Care”, Comprehensive Materials Processing, Elsevier: North Holland.

L. Stapleton (ed.) (2012). Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering, North Holland: Elsevier, also available at IFAC-PapersOnLine, ISBN 978-3-902823-20-5.

N. Bulz, L. Stapleton, J. B. Lewoc, L. Z. Karvalics , M. Buia, A. Bazac (2012). “Inquiry on the global (post) crisis versus humankind wisdom as a turning point: Does the generosity-creativity- solidarity triad matter?”, Int. Res. J. Police Science, Criminal Law &  Criminology, 1(1) pp. 7-44.

L. Stapleton (2011). “Technology Adoption in Post-Conflict Regions”, Journal of Global Information Management, (JGIM), 19(3) pp. 65-84.

P. Ovaska & L. Stapleton (2010). “Requirements Engineering during Complex Information Systems Development: Case Study of an International ICT Company”, Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research (JITCAR) 12(2).

N. Bulz, L. Stapleton, B. Lewoc, C. Cas, L. Karvalics, M. Bula (2010).  “Inquiry on the Global (Post)Crisis Versus Humankind Wisdom as a Turning Point: Does the Generosity-Creativity-Solidarity Triad Matter?”, in System & Policy Design in the Public Sector. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com

L. Stapleton (2009). “Globalisation Perspective of Trends in Mechatronics and Advanced Technology Business Management: Technology Transfer & Innovation”, International Journal of Automation Austria (IJAA), 2(17).

L. Stapleton (2008). “Ethical Decision Making In Technology Development: A Case Study Of Participation In A Large-Scale Information Systems Development Project”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 22(3), pp. 405-429.

P. Carew, L. Stapleton & G. Byrne (2008). “Implications of an Ethic of Privacy for Human-Centred Systems Engineering”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 22(3), pp. 385-403.

B. Mullally, & L. Stapleton (2007). “Methodology Usage by Virtual Information Systems Development Teams”, in Barry, C., Lang, M., Wojtkowski, W., Wojtkowski, G., Wrycza, S., & Zupancic, J. (eds), The Inter-Networked World: ISD Theory, Practice, and Education, Springer-Verlag: New York.

A. Freeman, L. Stapleton & G. Byrne (2007). “The Information Systems Security Development Process: Through An Anthropological Lens”, in Barry, C., Lang, M., Wojtkowski, W., Wojtkowski, G., Wrycza, S., & Zupancic, J. (eds), The Inter-Networked World: ISD Theory, Practice, and Education, Springer-Verlag: New York.

P. Ovaska & L. Stapleton (2007). “Requirements Engineering during Complex ISD: a Sensemaking Approach”, in Barry, C., Lang, M., Wojtkowski, W., Wojtkowski, G., Wrycza, S., & Zupancic, J. (eds), The Inter-Networked World: ISD Theory, Practice, and Education, Springer-Verlag: New York.

L. Stapleton (2006). “Modes of Reasoning in Theories of the Social Impact of Advanced Technologies: A Critique of ERP Systems in healthcare”, Annual Reviews in Control 30 pp. 243-253.

P. Carew, and L. Stapleton (2005). ‘Towards a Privacy Framework for Information Systems Development’, in O. Vaselicas, W. Wojtowski & G. Wojtowski (eds.), Information Systems Development: Advances in Theory, Practice and Education, Kluwer Academic Press/ Plenum

L. Stapleton, Smith, D. & Murphy, F. (2005). ‘A Human-Centred Systems approach to the Management of Tacit Knowledge,’ Artificial Intelligence and Society, 19(2), pp. 159-179.

F. Murphy and L. Stapleton (2005). “Managing Tacit Knowledge in ISD Methodologies”, in O. Vaselicas, W. Wojtowski & G. Wojtowski (eds.), Information Systems Development: Advances in Theory, Practice and Education, Kluwer Academic Press/ Plenum.

L. Stapleton, & P. Kopacek (eds.) (2004). Technology and International Stability, Elsevier: North Holland.

L. Stapleton (2003). ‘Information Systems Development As Folding Together Humans & IT: Towards a revised theory of Information Technology development & deployment in complex social contexts’, in Grundspenkis, J, et. al.(eds.),  Information Systems Development: Advances in Methodologies, Components and Management, Kluwer/Plenum Press: NY,  pp.13-24.

L. Stapleton and Kile, F. (2005). ‘A Post-Structural Analysis of Progress in Engineering’, Control Sciences, 1, pp.33-40.

L. Stapleton (2003). ‘Information Systems and Automation Technology as Social Spaces’, in Brandt. et. al., Human Centred Issues in Advanced Engineering, Elsevier: North Holland.

L. Stapleton & C. Murphy (2003). ‘Revisiting the Nature of Information Systems: The Urgent Need for a Crisis in IS Theoretical Discourse’, Transactions of International Information Systems, 1(4).

J. Coady, L. Stapleton & B. Foley (2003). ‘TEAMWORK: A Combined Methodological and Technological Solution for E-Working Environments’, in Grundspenkis, J, et. al.(eds.),  Information Systems Development: Advances in Methodologies, Components and Management, , Components and Management, Kluwer/Plenum Press: NY, pp. 363-372.

L. Stapleton (2001). ‘Information Systems Development: An Empirical Study of Irish Manufacturing Companies’, Ph. D. Thesis, Department of Business Information systems, University College, Cork, Republic of Ireland.

L. Stapleton, (1999). ‘Information Systems Development as Interlocking Spirals of Sensemaking’, in Zupancic, J., Wojtkowski, W., Wojtkowski, W.G., Wrycza, S., (eds.), Evolution and Challenges in Systems Development, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers: New York.

 

Peer-Reviewed International Conference & Symposia Publications

L. Stapleton (2015). “Control Systems and International Institutional Instability: An Agenda for CC9 & TC 9-5”, Plenary Paper, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (TECIS 2015), September 2015 Sozopol, North Holland: Elsevier, forthcoming.

E. Hajrizi, M. Shala and L. Stapleton (2015). “Cost-Oriented Agile Innovation for Mechatronics Management in Less Developed Regions”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (TECIS 2015), September 2015 Sozopol, North Holland: Elsevier, forthcoming.

A. Kealy & L. Stapleton (2015). “Progress and Change in Post Conflict Developing Regions: Observations of A Longitudinal Grounded Theory Case Study of a Successful Large Scale ICT Adoption in Kosovo“, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (TECIS 2015), September 2015 Sozopol, North Holland: Elsevier, forthcoming.

S. O’Neill-Somers & L. Stapleton (2015). “A Human-Centred approach to e-Agricultural Systems“,Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (TECIS 2015), September 2015 Sozopol, North Holland: Elsevier, forthcoming.

L. Stapleton, P. Kopacek & E. Hajrizi (2014). “Don’t Waste a Good Disaster: A Systems Approach to an Ethics of International Institutional Failures”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control World Congress, Cape Town, August 2014.

J. B. Lewoc, A. Izworski, I. Chomiak-Orsa, A. Kieleczawa, Marion Hersh, Peter Kopacek & Larry Stapleton (2014). “Optimal Management Network Topology in a CIMM System: The General Case”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control World Congress, Cape Town, August 2014.

P. Kopacek, E. Hajrizi  and L. Stapleton (2013). “From Engineering To Mechatronics Management”, in Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2013), North Holland: Elsevier.

A. Stapleton, N. Chisholm & L. Stapleton (2012). “Sex Trafficking from a Supply Chain Systems Perspective” in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier.

A. Mesinga Mwafise & L. Stapleton (2012). “Determinants of User Adoption of Mobile Electronic Payment Systems for Microfinance Institutions in Developing Countries: Case Study Cameroon” in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier.

S. Somers & L. Stapleton (2012). “Rethinking e-Agriculture Innovation Using a Human Centred Systems Lens” in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier.

P. J. Carew, L. Stapleton (2012). “A Human-Centred Analysis of Systems Development Goals, Rationality and Focus Using Principal Components Analysis and Hierarchical Clustering” in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier.

A. Kealy, L. Stapleton (2012). “Telemedicine Systems Development in Post-Conflict Contexts: A Country Case Study of the Role of Symbols of Conflict in Systems Engineering” in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier.

J. Organ, L. Stapleton (2012). “Information Systems Risk through a Socio-Technical Lenses: Future directions in Systems Risk Research” in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier.

N. Bulz, S. Durand, C. O’Dowd Smyth & L. Stapleton (2012). “Towards a New Agenda for Systems Engineering and International Stability“ in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier.

L. Stapleton & P. Kopacek (2011). “IFAC TC 9.5 SWIIS: Control Engineering and International Stability, an Essential Agenda for IFAC”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control World Congress, Catholic University of Milan, August 2011.

P. Carew, L. Stapleton, G. J. Byrne (2011). “Ethical Behaviour and Rationality in Automation Systems Development: Promoting the Humanist/Existentialist Axis for International Stability”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control World Congress, Catholic University of Milan, August 2011

L. Stapleton & A. Fouopi Lemouchele (2011). “The Adoption of Electronic Data Interchange in Africa: A Country Case Study of the Cameroon through an Institutional Lens”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control World Congress, Catholic University of Milan, August 2011.

L. Stapleton (2010). “International Stability and Technology Adoption Theory: A Case Study of Institutional Factors in Control and Management Systems Adoption in Post-Conflict Regions” in Kopacek, P. & Hajdrizi, E. (eds)., Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2010), North Holland: Elsevier.

A. Kealy & L. Stapleton (2010). “Systems Development and Key Success Factors in Large Scale Telemedicine Projects: Preliminary Findings of a Post-Conflict Country Case Study” in Kopacek, P. & Hajdrizi, E. (eds)., Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2010), North Holland: Elsevier.

E. Hajrizi & L. Stapleton, P. Kopacek (2010) “The Contribution of UBT for Sustainable Development”,  Proceedings of the Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2010), North Holland: Elsevier.

D. Collins & L. Stapleton (2010). Online Social Networking and Community: a manifesto for Human Centred Systems Engineering”, Proceedings of the Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2010), North Holland: Elsevier.

P. Kopacek, Ceccarelli, M., Hajrizi, E. and Stapleton, L. (2009), “Mechatronics Management: An Education Program”, Proceedings Of International Informatica Conference (IX Internacional de Automatización), Havanna, Cuba.

E. Hajrizi, L. Stapleton, P. Kopacek (2009). “Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Developing Countries: Cases Study of UBT”, Proceedings of the 5th ETAI International Conference on Applied Automatic Systems (AAS-ETAI-09) and the 6th IFAC International Workshop on Knowledge and Technology Transfer in/to Developing Countries (DECOM-IFAC-09), Ohrid, Macedonia.

M.A. Hersh and L. Stapleton (2009). “Climate Change, Stability and the Need for Change”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Supplementary Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS 2009), North Holland: Elsevier.

N. Bulz, L. Stapleton, J. B. Lewoc, A. Izworski, G. Dimirovski and M. A. Hersh (2009). “Inquiry on the triad Generosity-Creativity-Solidarity as a turning point within the international crisis: Does Creative Partnership Matter?” , Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Supplementary Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS 2009), North Holland: Elsevier.

L. Stapleton (2009). ‘The Influence of International Agencies on Technology Adopters in Post-Conflict Regions”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Supplementary Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS 2009), North Holland: Elsevier.

L. Stapleton, P. Kopacek, E. Hajrizi (2009). “Reflections on Third Level Accreditation In Post-Crisis Developing Countries”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Supplementary Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS 2009), North Holland: Elsevier.

J. B. Lewoc, Izworski, A., Skowronski, S., Kieleczawa, A., Dimirovski, G., Hersh, M.A., Bulz, N. and Stapleton, L. (2009). “Technology Proliferation and Transfer of Ethical Aspects: A Case Study of Wroclaw, Poland”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Supplementary Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS 2009), North Holland: Elsevier.

G. Byrne & Stapleton, L. (2008). ‘The role of personal values in the development of international business managers’, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on International Strategy and Cross Cultural Management, IESSE Business School, Barcelona, Spain

L. Stapleton , A. Freeman & G. Byrne (2008). “The Use of an Axiological Lens to Review Globalised Automation and Control Systems Projects”, International Federation of Automation and Control Triennial World Congress, Seoul.

P. Kopacek,  Stapleton, L.,  Ceccarelli, M. and E. Hajrizi (2008). “Mechatronics Management: A BA Programme”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Triennial World Congress, Seoul.

A. Freeman, L. Stapleton & G. Byrne (2008). “Systems Security Problems and Cultural Meanings in Control and Automation Systems: Empirical Evidence for Value Conflicts in Systems Engineering”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Triennial World Congress, Seoul..

L. Stapleton & G. Byrne (2008). “The Use of an Axiological Lens to Review Globalised Automation and Control Systems Projects”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Triennial World Congress, Seoul.

B. Mullally and Larry Stapleton (2006). “The Socialisation of Virtual Teams: Implications for ISD”, Fourteenth International Conference on Information Systems Development, Kluwer/Plenum Series on Information systems Development.

S. Drohan, Stapleton, L., Stack, A. (2006). "Problem Solving Skills in Information Systems Development Curricula",  Proceedings of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Conference for Creating and Sustaining an Effective Learning Environment, Maynooth, Dublin

L. Stapleton (2006), “The Social Impact of the Application of Manufacturing Systems to Health Informatics: The Case of ERP”, Keynote paper, Proceedings of the 10th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Automation Based on Human Skill: Joint Design of Technology and Organisation, Elsevier: North Holland.

R. Barry, L. Stapleton, & L. Doyle (2006). “The transition to the knowledge economy: Lessons from Irish ICT penetration into small firms”, in Kopacek, P., Stapleton, L. & Hajdrizi, E. (eds)., Proceedings of the Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2006), North Holland: Elsevier..

M. Hersh & L. Stapleton (2006). “Learnmaths:  a case study of the development of learning software to support social inclusion” in Kopacek, P., Stapleton, L. & Hajdrizi, E. (eds)., Proceedings of the Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2006), North Holland: Elsevier.

L. Stapleton & C. O’Dowd-Smyth (2005). “Moving From Participation to Partnership in Information Systems Research: A Socio-Linguistic Perspective of Research Methodology”, in Vieira, Lise et Pinède, Nathalie (Eds), Actes du colloque du EUTIC:  TICS et Usages, Presse Universitaire de Bordeaux

L. Stapleton, Hersh, M., & Duffy, D. (2005). ‘Applications of Narrative Ethics to Engineering’, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control (IFAC) World Congress Prague.

L. Stapleton, (2005). “A Survey of Engineering Ethics”, Invited Contribution, IEEE Monitor.

P. Carew, and Stapleton, L. (2005). “Privacy guidelines for telemedicine developers”, Proceedings of Med-e-Tel 2005, Luxemburg.

P. Carew, and Stapleton, L. (2005). “Privacy, patients and healthcare workers: a critical analysis of large scale, integrated manufacturing information systems reapplied in health”, Proceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague (Elsevier).

J. Woods, T.J. Macdonald & L. Stapleton (2004). EC- IDM: The Electronic Commerce Integrated Information Systems Development Methodology for Small firms, in Vasilecas, O.,  Caplnskas, A., Wojtowski, W., Wojtowski, G., Zupancic, J., and Wrycza, S. (eds.), Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Information Systems Development: Advances in Theory, Practice and Education, Plenum Academic Press, pp..117-128.

L. Stapleton and Hersh, M. (2004). ‘Technology Development and Ethical Decision Making:  Identity Factors and Social Construction’, Proceedings of International Multitrack Conference of Advances in Control Systems, (ACS 2004), North Holland: Elsevier.

L. Stapleton, & Kile, F. (2004). ‘Ethics and AMAT in a World of Illusion: A Post-Structural Analysis of Advanced Information and Automation Technologies‘, Proceedings of International Multitrack Conference of Advances in Control Systems, (ACS 2004), North Holland: Elsevier.

D. Duffy, L. Stapleton, M. Jordanova, D. Lakov and M. Lyng (2004). ‘From assistive technology to assistive systems: Total solutions for the learning disabled’, Proceedings of the MEDeTEL International conference, Luxembourg.

F. Murphy, Stapleton, L. & Smith, D. (2004). ‘Tacit Knowledge And Human Centred Systems: The Key To Managing The Social Impact Of Technology’, Proceedings of International Multitrack Conference of Advances in Control Systems, (ACS 2004), North Holland: Elsevier.

L. Stapleton, Duffy, D., Jordanova, M., Lakov, D. & Lyng, M. (2004). ‘From Assistive Technologies to Assistive Systems: Human Centred Support for the Learning Disabled’, Proceedings of International Multitrack Conference of Advances in Control Systems, (ACS 2004), North Holland: Elsevier.

L. Stapleton & M. Hersh (2003). ‘Exploring The Deep Structure of Ethics in Engineering Technology Design and Deployment Methodology’, in L. Stapleton & P. Kopacek (eds.), Proceedings of the SWIIS International Federation of Automation and Control Workshop/Mini-Conference, Elsevier: North Holland.

L. Stapleton, & O’Dowd-Smith, C. (2003). ‘The Deep Structure of Ethics in Technology Design and Deployment Methodology: An Embodiment of Colonialism’, in L. Stapleton & P. Kopacek (eds.), Proceedings of the SWIIS International Federation of Automation and Control Workshop/Mini-Conference, Elsevier: North Holland.

L. Halpin, & Stapleton, L. (2003). ‘A Theoretical Framework Based on Complexity Theory For Evaluating Large-Scale Information Systems Development (ISD) projects’. E. Berghout & D. Remenyi (eds) Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on IT Evaluation (ECITE), Madrid, pp. 297-306.

L. Halpin, & Stapleton, L. (2003). 'Chaos and Complexity in The Post-Implementation Phase Of ISD: Key Findings And Further Avenues Of Research', Proceedings of the Seventh Institutes of Technology Science & Computing Research Colloquium, Tralee Institute of Technology, Ireland.

P. Wall & L. Stapleton (2003). "The kinds of IT Services most Appropriate for a Particular Sourcing Strategy", Proceedings of the International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ESEO, Angiers, France.

L. Stapleton & C. Murphy (2002). ‘The Researcher As Conceptual Therapist: Reflections On An ISD Study’, in Proceedings of the International Symposium of Research Methodology (ISRM), ed. Hackney, R., Grundspenkis, J. & Kirikova, M., Riga Technical University, pp. 8-11.

L. Stapleton & C. Murphy (2002). ‘Examining Non-Representation in Engineering Notations: Empirical Evidence For The Ontological Incompleteness of the Functionally-Rational Modelling Paradigm’, Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress 2002, Elsevier: North Holland.

L. Halpin & L. Stapleton (2002). ‘ERP Post Implementation: A Neglected Process in an Arena of Crisis and Uncertainty’, Proceedings of the Irish Academy of Management Conference.

J. Coady, L. Stapleton & B. Foley (2002). ‘Towards a Framework for Managing Virtual Offices’, Proceedings of EuroSPI 2002, University of Nuremburg.

P. Wall & L. Stapleton (2002). "Insourcing versus Outsourcing", TecNet Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology.

M. Jordanova, D. Lakov, & L. Stapleton (2001). ‘Addressing Labour Market Disadvantage Through Electronic Knowledge Production’, Proceedings of The Tenth International Scientific and Applied Science Conference ELECTRONICS (ET'2001), Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria.

L. Stapleton (2001). ‘Simulations or Simulacra: What Are Information Systems?,’ Proceedings of the Irish Accounting & Finance Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology: Ireland.

L. Stapleton & S. Byrne (2001). ‘The Illusion of Knowledge: The Relationship Between Large Scale IS Integration, Head Office Decisions and Organisational Trauma’, Proceedings of the 19th Standing Conference of Organisational Symbolism (SCOS), Trinity college, Dublin.

L. Stapleton, J. Cernetic, D. MacLean & R. MacIntosh (2001). ‘Providing an R&D Capability for Small-Medium Sized Firms in Europe: Towards a Unified Model of Technology Development, Innovation & Organizational Learning’, Proceedings of the 8Th IFAC Conference on Social Stability: The Challenge of Technology Development (SWIIS ’01), Kopacek, P. (ed.), Elsevier: North Holland

L. Stapleton, J. Cernetic, D. MacLean & R. MacIntosh (2001). ‘Economic Recovery Through Electronic Mode 2 Knowledge Production’, Proceedings of the 8Th IFAC Conference on Social Stability: The Challenge of Technology Development (SWIIS ’01), Kopacek, P. (ed.), Elsevier: North Holland.

L.Stapleton, J. Cernetic, B. Brooke, G. Holmes (2001). ‘Outline of an Organisational Adaptation Support System’, Proceedings of the 7th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Automation Based on Human Skill: Joint Design of Technology and Organisation, Elsevier: North Holland.

L. Stapleton, (2001). ‘From Information Systems in Social Settings To Information Systems as Social Settings: A Study of Large Information Systems in Manufacturing Firms’,  Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Automation Based on Human Skill: Joint Design of Technology and Organisation, ed. Brandt, D. and Cernetic, J., Elsevier: North Holland.

S. Byrne, A. Ryan, L. Stapleton (2000), ‘The Tail Wagging the Dog – ERP Deployment as the Destruction of Competitiveness and the Creation of Isomorphic Economies’, Proceedings of the Irish Academy of Management, Trinity College, Dublin..

S. Byrne, Ryan, A., Stapleton, L. (2000), ‘Monsters and Mayhem! Requirements Analysis in Enterprise Resource planning (ERP) Systems Deployment as the Destabilisation of Management Control’, Proceedings of the Irish Academy of Management, Trinity College, Dublin.

L. Stapleton & Murphy, C., (1999). ‘Consultancy and Research as Sense-Making Processes: An Empirical Study’ in Proceedings of the European Colloquium of Organisational Studies (EGOS 1999), University of Warwick: UK.

L. Stapleton & Murphy, C., (1999). ‘Positivism, Interpretivism & Post-Phenomenology - Views of an Organisation in Flux: An Exploration of Experiences in a Large Manufacturing Firm’, in Proceedings of the European Colloquium of Organisational Studies (EGOS 1999), University of Warwick, UK.

Teaching

Dr. Stapleton has taught across a range of disciplines related to information systems, systems science, computing and scientific research methdology.

Professional

Dr. Stapleton began his career in a leading chigh-end computer manufacturer (Digital Equipment Corporation) where he rose to an Information Systems manager role responsible for systems across a range of commercial functional areas.

As a consultant/adviser Dr. Stapleton provides services to EU agencies, national governments and Irish university-level institutions in a variety of academic activities including education development, quality assurance, accreditation, and research. He has advised governments, universities and academies of advanced studies in 13 countries. Dr. Stapleton is an evaluator for the European Commission on both the Framework Programme (ICT) and INTAS programme and regularly evaluates various R&D and innovation proposals for government agencies. Dr. Stapleton participates in Institutional reviews, external examiner duties and in other capacities.

He also provides professional advice and training, especially in areas related to tehcnology-driven organisational change and culture. Irish clients have included FAS, Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Innovation Relay Network and Chambers of Commerce Ireland. Dr. Stapleton is an invited member of the @IBizAfrica Business Incubation Centre Global Advisory Board at Strathmore University, Kenya.