Centres And GroupsCentre for INformation SYstems and Techno-culture

Centre for INformation SYstems and Techno-culture

INSYTE

The Centre for INformation SYstems and TEchno-culture (INSYTE) is an interdisciplinary, cross-school research centre in the field of information systems and organizations. In 2006 INSYTE was one of the largest research groups in the Institute of Technology sector in terms of postgraduate numbers.
 

INSYTE offers a combination of part-time and full-time research programmes and can accommodate international students located overseas

INSYTE research is primarily concerned with making information systems useful and appropriate for modern organizations. INSYTE recognises the close relationship between cultural values, creativity and technology in IT-enabled organisational and social development.

Consequently, INSYTE researchers examine a broad range of issues but are primarily concerned with strategies and methods for the effective design and use of information technology. Examples of studies conducted at the centre include:

  • Technology Management: Building Leadership and Innovation Capacities

  • Strategic Technology, Cultural Values and Envisioning

  • Adoption Factors for Control and Automation Technologies

  • Technology Management in Developing Countries

  • Supply Chain Logistics Systems

  • Information Privacy and Security

  • Information Systems Engineering Education

The above thematic areas are necessarily overlapping but indicate key domains in which work has been published to date. INSYTE focuses upon generating high quality publishable work and disseminates papers regularly in the leading international journals and conferences.

INSYTE works with researchers across the world including the Europe Union, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Asia, and North America.

This research focuses primarily on cultural and organisational factors associated with the information society and the ways businesses leverage information. We ask nine key research questions:

  1. How do we measure the core values of organisational culture, and align this with Information Systems strategy?

  2. What factors influence the successful adoption of IT in organisations in Developing Countries?

  3. How do we systematically address ethical and other values-driven considerations that arise in a global information society?

  4. How are supply chain management systems adopted and effectively utilised by modern organisations?

  5. What factors determine the success or failure of large scale complex information systems projects?

  6. How should information privacy be managed in the information society?

  7. Why are information systems insecure in spite of all the system security tools currently available?

  8. How should information systems development involving multi-cultural, dispersed teams be managed?

  9. What is truly great technology leadership?


Contact:

Dr. Larry Stapleton
Department of Computing Maths & Physics
Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road
Waterford

Tel:  051 302059 or  Email:  [email protected]

INSYTE Fulltime Faculty Members                                                                            

Dr. Larry Stapleton BSc (Hons), MA, PhD, CPIM

Mr. Liam Doyle BSc (Hons), MBA

Dr. Peter Carew BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Ms. Amanda Freeman BSc (Hons), MSc

Ms. Lucy White BSc (Hons), MSc

Ms. Anita Kealy BSc (Hons), MSc

Dr  Siobhan Drohan BSc (Hons), MSc,

INSYTE Postgraduate Research

John Organ, PhD candidate researching Information Systems Risk

Brian Caffrey, MSc candidate researching human-centred peer-support education systems

  • Yun Jun Shen, MSc candidate

  • Mengji Yu, MSc candidate

  • Faith Shimba, PhD candidate researching Cloud Computing in Less Developed Countries

INSYTE approaches its work by focussing upon key research questions in the domain of Information Systems, Organisational Culture, the Information Society and IT education. It then engages in various funded and non-funded projects to generate research activity in this space. The following are some indicative longer-term projects which the group has published:

Technology Leadership and Culture:

INSYTE are conducting a PhD level study funded by a City Council Grant into what constitutes successful technology leadership? What leadership styles and issues lead to successful, complex information systems development projects? This study is currently especially focussed upon post-crisis developing countries where the need for excellent technology leadership is very critical for economic development.


Information Technology Adoption Factors:

This project is made up of a number of subprojects which examine the key adoption factors for advanced technology in various organisational settings. The studies involve an examination of key failure factors and generate technology management frameworks for the successful management of business intelligence systems projects, ERP-type projects etc.

In conjunction with our partners, the University of Business and Technology in Pristina, Kosova, INSYTE are conducting a longitudinal Supply Chain Management Systems Adoption in Kosova, looking at the adoption factors and barriers associated with inter-organisational systems, and the impact this is having on the globalisation of the economy there. Plans are in place to develop a new collaboration in 2010-11 with the IFM Centre in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania with a fully-funded PhD student beginning in January 2011.


Information Systems Security:

This project is a PhD study funded by IRCSET and builds upon a prior two year MSc by Research study into systems security in Irish organisations. The MSc project showed that most systems security failures and risks are due to human and organisational problems, rather than technical failures. The present project deals with the human factors which lead to systems security failure, a very common problem in Irish industry.

The goal of the project is to develop a model of systems security culture. This model will be, in turn, utilised to develop a technology management framework for information systems security and audit tools for assessing systemic cultural risks associated with systems security in an organisation.


E-Privacy:

The centre is conducting a series of major e-privacy studies which examine human and social dimensions of e-privacy in the information society. It addresses two primary questions:

Given the sophisticated privacy technologies available, why do information systems developers continue to deliver poor privacy protection in internet-based systems?
What are the key dimensions of people’s perceptions of e-privacy across cultural and demographic boundaries?
Development of Higher Education (HE) in Science and Information Technology:

INSYTE have been partners in two EU projects to help build HE capacity in Kosova with a view to improving economic activity towards a smart economy. This has involved issues surrounding accreditation, curriculum building, transferrable skills etc. etc.  The Centre also has conducted research into industry certification of Irish HE IT curricula, professional competency frameworks for use in  curriculum development, problem based learning strategies for information systems HE programmes etc. Initial plans are in place to start a MSc by Research two year study in Assistive Technologies in 2011.


Socio-technical Systems Approach to Systems Development:

INSYTE are conducting a study of the socio-technical design and development issues associated with major systems development projects. The study develops new, socio-technical theoretical frameworks for understanding failure behaviour during and after systems implementations. A number of studies have been conducted in this area. The latest study is at PhD level and involves an examination of education systems development and implementations. INSYTE also are in discussion with two new potential PhD candidates from the MSc ISP programme who wish to explore various inter-cultural and anthropological aspects of online communities in this context.

INSYTE  also has a new collaborative arrangement to support Kosovan graduates coming into Ireland to take up MSc in ISP studies in 2010-11. The framework for the agreements are in place and the programme should be set up to receive the first intake from Kosovo in the coming academic year.

Academic Collaborations

INSYTE have a large number of international academic relationships across the world. Firstly, we have a visiting professor to the group:

Professor Karamjit Gill who is:

Professor Emeritus, Human Centred Systems, University of Brighton
Honorary Professor of Human Centred Systems, University of Urbino, Italy
Visiting Professor, University of Wales, Newport
Editor, AI & Society: Journal of Human centred System, Springer-Verlag, London
Academic Coordinator, Navigating Health in the Community Network, University of Brighton
International Coordinator, International Institute of Human centred Systems (IRIHCS),
Founding Director, SEAKE (Social and Educational Applications of Knowledge Engineering) Centre
Co-chair, MOSAICC, the Cross-Cultural Innovation Academy of MOSAI, New Delhi
Coordinator/Director, EU-India Cross Cultural Innovation Network, European Commission
Honorary Member, INGENTIBUS, Rome

Co-Director, International Institute of Soft Technology (IAST), Beijing

We also have a senior visiting research associate, Dr. Gabriel J. Byrne, from the Smurfit Graduate Business School in UCD. Dr. Byrne is a cultural anthropologist who specialises in organisational culture, leadership and strategy. He is a former senior executive in General Electric.


Our institutional collaborators are many and varied. These are some important, indicative relationships which show case the breadth of the work at the centre:

  1. Technical University of Vienna (TUWien), Austria: Lead partner in our EU project MSMMK. INSYTE Group Director Larry Stapleton holds a visiting lectureship in Information Systems at the CEC Executive Education Centre at TUWien. INSYTE are involved with the International Federation of Automation and Control Systems Technical Committee ‘SWIIS’ which deals with International Stability and Technology studies with Dr. Stapleton as vice-Cahioperson of that committee since 2002. Emeritus Professor Peter Kopacek of TUWIEN currently chairs this committee. TUWien researchers are co-authors with INSYTE people on several research papers.

  2. University of Business and Technology, Kosova: INSYTE are conducting a major longitudinal study of Supply Chain Management Systems Adoption and other IT adoption studies in post-conflict regions through this university. We are also conducting an e-privacy study there as part of a comparative inter-cultural study of e-privacy attitudes. UBT are beneficiaries of our EU project MSMMK delivering high quality higher education in technology and engineering studies. Dr. Stapleton holds a visiting Professorship in Information Systems in the University.

  3. South Carelia University of Applied Sciences, Finland: We have a long standing relationship with Dr. Ovaska’s group in Finland and have published international academic papers with their team. Our work focuses upon complex large scale information systems development and an e-privacy study. Dr. Stapleton presented a keynote speech at a National Conference organised by this University partner in Feb 2010.

  4. Romanian Academy of Sciences: We are working closely with Professor Bulz’s team at the institute of informatics. This work involves the re-examination of complex systems in the context of the information society. Whilst Dr. Bulz’s team are heavily influenced by Godel’s work, we are theorising through lenses such as an investigation of instrumentally-mediated social reality, post-phenomenology and post-structuralism. Dr. Stapleton visited the centre in Bucharest in October 2009 and publications have arisen from the work (see publications listing).

  5. University of Bordeaux: We have a long standing relationship with Dr. Lise Viera’s team which is largely funded out of the EU Grundtvig programme. This work looks at IT applications and particularly the use of SCM technologies in various sectors such as tourism and environmental studies. <Mr. Liam Doyle has been engaged in several EU funded projects with this university and this has lead to a number of publications.

  6. INSYTE have recently begun a new collaboration with the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. We are now actively involved in THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-TECHNOLOGIES AND NETWORKS FOR DEVELOPMENT (ICEND2011) and have an application for a new PhD student starting in INSYTE in January 2011 funded by the international agencies in Tanzania (through the IFM in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania).


Industrial Collaborations

We have researched many companies in various countries. For example, one of the biggest studies involves take-up of information technologies in Kosova where we have gathered data on about seventy companies over a period of several years. We have also gathered data from firms in several other countries involved in our various research studies into technology and organisational culture. The following two firms were partners in our most recent bids.

  1. ELUCIDATE: e-Government firm. We hosted international workshop on e-Government and a training mission from the EU MSMMK project. Elucidate were Irish industry representatives. INSYTE have also partnered with ELUCIDATE on two bilateral proposals.

  2. M-CAM: Leading American Knowledge Management firm with whom we collaborated on e-government proposals and have a long standing relationship dealing with developing countries dating back to 2004 and the EU-India SRSTI project in which we were involved.

  3. International Federation of Automation and Control (IFAC): IFAC is a professional/academic organisation of systems engineers and scientists. INSYTE researchers regularly present their work at IFAC events, and are heavily involved in Theme 9 of IFAC: Social Systems. We are members of the Technical Committee (TC 9.1) of the Social Impact of Automation and we are members of TC 9.5 Supplemental Ways of Improving International Stability (Technology and International Stability) on which Dr. Stapleton is vice-chair.

  4. National Round Table for Supply Chain Management Systems: Liam Doyle is founder member of the round table in SCM which is a professional organisation examining SCM technology in Irish industry and services.

  5. Telemedical Centre, Kosova: We are currently carrying out a study of technology leadership and culture at this award winning centre. This study is part of a larger PhD study conducted by Anita Kealy at our research centre.

Books

L. Doyle & C. O’Dowd-Smyth (2013). Proceedings of the Thirteenth European Conference of Information and Communications Technology (EUTIC 2013), University of Bordeaux Press (forthcoming).

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


Book Chapters

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, forthcoming.

Drohan, S., Mauffette, Y. & Allard, J-L. (2011). “Employer’s perspectives on Problem-based Learning Initiatives in New Approaches to Problem-based Learning: Revitalising Your PBL Practice in Higher Education”, in Barrett, T. & Moore, S. (Eds.), Routledge.


Journal Publications 2013

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


Journal Publications 2012

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 Sci. Criminal Law Criminology, 1(1) pp. 7-44.


Conference Proceedings 2012

Brian M. Caffrey, Peter J. Carew (2012). “A Limited Engagement: A Case Study in Using Contextualised Online Learning Environments to Engage With Marginalised Communities”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier.

A. Modi & L. Doyle (2012). “Applicability of Lean-Sigma in IT Service Delivery Systems” Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier.

Paul Howe, Amanda Freeman (2012). “Stability and Continuity of Operations for Small and Medium Sized ICT Firms: Regional Study on Business Model Utilisation in South-East Ireland”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), 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.

C. O’Dowd Smyth (2012). “The Landcape of Peripherality in the poetry of the Islands of the North Atlantic: Newfoundland & Labrador, and Saint Pierre and Miquelon”Canada: Landscapes & Landmarks. The Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland (ACSI) Biennial Conference, UCD, 10-12 May 2012

C. O’Dowd Smyth (2012). “A Gendered Space? Women’s Ministry and 25 years of Women Priests”In Gendered Spaces: Gendered Lives: SIBEAL Conference, UCC, 24TH November 2012 (Forthcoming)


Journal Publications 2011

Stapleton, L. (2011) “Technology Adoption in Post-Conflict Regions: EDI Adoption in Kosovo after the War”, Journal of Global Information Management.


Conference Proceedings 2011

Carew, P.J., Stapleton, L. and Byrne, G.J. (2011) "Ethical behaviour and rationality in automation systems development: promoting the Humanist/Existentialist axis for international stability", Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, Milan.

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, Milan: Elsevier, August/September 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, Milan: Elsevier, August/September 2011.

Mauffette, Y., Drohan, S. & Allard, J-L (2011). “Employers' Perspectives on Problem-based learning Initiatives”, Proceedings of FACILITATE Conference: Problem Based Learning (PBL) Today and Tomorrow, May 26-27, Dublin.


Conferences & Symposia

L. Stapleton (2011). “Institutional Factors in Inter-Organisational Control Systems Adoption in Post-Conflict Regions”, 1st Systems Engineering and Systems Management (SESEM) Mini-Conference, Waterford, Ireland.

A. Kiely & L. Stapleton (2011). “Success Factors In Large Scale Telemedicine Projects in Post Conflict Regions”, 1st Systems Engineering and Systems Management (SESEM) Mini-Conference, Waterford, Ireland.

L. Doyle (2011). “Inter-Organisational Control Systems in the Supply Chain - Research Directions in Irish-Chinese Systems Research”, 1st Systems Engineering and Systems Management (SESEM) Mini-Conference, Waterford, Ireland.

P. Carew (2011). “Ethical Behaviour and Rationality in Automation Systems Development”, 1st Systems Engineering and Systems Management (SESEM) Mini-Conference, Waterford, Ireland.

J. Organ & L. Stapleton (2011). “Review of Socio-Technical Approaches to the Management of Systems Risk”, 1st Systems Engineering and Systems Management (SESEM) Mini-Conference, Waterford, Ireland.

B. Caffrey & P. Carew (2011). “Human-centred Peer-support Education Systems For Students With Learning Difficulties”, 1st Systems Engineering and Systems Management (SESEM) Mini-Conference, Waterford.

L. Doyle (2011). “New Post-Graduate Educational Models for Irish Institutes of Technology - Reflections on the Professional Doctorate in Systems Management”, 1st Systems Engineering and Systems Management (SESEM) Mini-Conference, Waterford, Ireland.

L. Stapleton (2011). “Innovation in Systems Engineering and Systems Management Education
Systems Engineering Post-graduate Education - The Tension Between Innovation and Science (Panel Editorial)”, 1st Systems Engineering and Systems Management (SESEM) Mini-Conference, Waterford, Ireland.


Book Chapters 2010

Doyle, L. (2010) ‘Supply Chain Information Systems and Decision Support’ in Hunter, M.G. (Ed.) Strategic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI.


Journal Publications 2010

Ovaska, P. & Stapleton, L. (2010) “Requirements Engineering during Complex ISD: Case Study of an International ICT Company”,  Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research (JITCAR) Volume 12, Number 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 Public Sector eJournal, (note: Awarded “Top Ten” paper status for this e-Journal).  Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1677356


Conference Proceedings 2010

Collins, D. & Stapleton, L. (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), Pristina: Kosovo, Forthcoming

Hajrizi, E. & Stapleton, L. Kopacek, P. (2010) “The Contribution of UBT for the sustainable development of Kosova”,  Proceedings of the Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS), Pristina: Kosovo, Forthcoming

Kiely, A. & Stapleton, L. (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 Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS), Pristina: Kosovo, Forthcoming

Stapleton, L. (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 Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS), Pristina: Kosovo, Forthcoming.


Conferences & Symposia 2010

Stapleton, L. (2010) “Building Strategic Capacity for Change: Innovating Competitive Advantage”, Invited Keynote Paper, National Research and Development Conference Finland, Lappareenta University of Applied Science, Finland, February 2010.

Stapleton, L. Lewoc, J. B. & Bulz, N. (2010) “Generozitate-Creativitate-Solidaritate versus expresii laureate ale modelului economic si social European si mondial”, “EUROPA – UN CONTINENT UNIT DE UN INTERES COMUN – SUPRAVIETUIREA (EUROPE: SURVIVAL - A COMMON INTEREST UNIFYING A CONTINENT), July 2 and 5-11, 2010 (the 2nd edition), Bucharest, Draganescu, Cheia – Romania.


Book Chapters 2009

Doyle, L. (2009) “Supply Chain Information Systems and Decision Support”, in Hunter, M.G. (Ed.) Strategic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI.

Drohan, S., Mauffette, Y. & Allard, J-L. (2009) "Employer's perspectives on Problem-based Learning Initiatives" in New Approaches to Problem-based Learning: Revitalising Your PBL Practice in Higher Education, Barrett, T. & Moore, S. (Eds.), Routledge.

Freeman, A. & Doyle, L. (2009) ‘The Utilization of Information Systems Security in SMEs in the South East of Ireland’, in D’Atri, A., De Marco, M., Braccini, A.M. and Cabiddu, F. (Editors) Management of the Interconnected Word, Physica-Verlang.

Freeman, A. & Doyle, L. (2009) Information Systems Security in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the South East of Ireland in "Management of the Interconnected World"  in  D'Atri, A., De Marco, M., Braccini, A.M. and  Cabiddu, F. (eds) Springer, New York.

Freeman, A., Stapleton, L. & Byrne, G. (2009) “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.

Ovaska, P. & Stapleton, L. (2009) “Requirements Engineering during Complex ISD: a Sensemaking Approach” in The Inter-Networked World: ISD Theory, Practice, and Education, Barry, C., Lang, M., Wojtkowski, W., Wojtkowski, G., Wrycza, S., & Zupancic, J. (eds), Springer Verlag.

Mullally, B. &. Stapleton, L. (2009) “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.


Journal Publications 2009

Kealy, A. & Kelliher, F. (2009 )"An Investigation into Internet Users’ Perception Regarding the Data Privacy Policies of Virtual Companies Operating in Ireland"  International Journal Automation Austria (IJAA) , forthcoming.

Stapleton, L. (2009) ‘Globalisation Perspective of Trends in Mechatronics and Advanced Technology Business Management: Technology Transfer & Innovation in Ireland & Kosova’, International Journal Automation Austria (IJAA), forthcoming.


Conference Proceedings 2009

Bulz, N., Stapleton, L., Lewoc, J. B., Izworski, A., Dimirovski, G. & Hersh, M. A. (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 (SWIIS09), Bucharest, Romania, forthcoming.

Doyle (2009) Information Systems Strategies and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, EUTIC Conference, Bordeaux, November 2009.

Hajrizi, E., Stapleton, L., & Kopacek, P. (2009) “Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Developing Countries: Cases Studies in UBT - Kosova”, 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, forthcoming.

Hersh, M.A. & Stapleton, L. (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 (SWIIS09), Bucharest, Romania, forthcoming.

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

Lewoc, J. B., Izworski, A., Skowronski, S., Kieleczawa, A., Dimirovski, G., Hersh, M.A., Bulz, N. & 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 (SWIIS09), Bucharest, Romania, forthcoming.

Stapleton, L.  (2009) ‘The Influence of International Agencies on Technology Adopters in Post-Conflict Regions: The Case of Kosova’, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Supplementary Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS09), Bucharest, Romania, forthcoming.


Journal Publications 2008

Byrne G. & 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

Carew, P., Stapleton L. & Byrne G. (2008) “Implications of an Ethic of Privacy for Human-Centred Systems Engineering”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 22(3), pp. 385-403.
Stapleton  L. (2008) “Ethical Decision Making In Technology Development: A Case Study Of Participation In A Large-Scale Information Systems Development Project” in  Artificial Intelligence and Society, 22(3), pp. 405-429.

Conference Proceedings 2008

Drohan, S. & Widger, L., (2008) "Social Networking the Problem-based Learning Process", Proceedings of the 6th Education and Information Systems, Technologies, and Applications (EISTA) Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Freeman, A., Stapleton, L. & Byrne, G. (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.

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

Stapleton, L. & Byrne, G. (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.

Stapleton, L., Freeman, A. & Byrne, G. (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.

Widger, L & Drohan, S. (2008) "How can technology be efficiently used to support communication, collaboration and assessment associated with the PBL process?", Proceedings of the 2nd National Academy for Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) Conference, Waterford, Ireland.

Stapleton, L.  Kopacek, P. & Hajrizi, E.  (2009) “Reflections on Third Level Accreditation In Post-Crisis Developing Countries: The Case of Kosova”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Supplementary Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS09), Bucharest, Romania, forthcoming.