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An introduction to the EROS research collected ( given in early 2006.

An introduction to the EROS research collected ( given in early 2006.

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    • 1. EROS: Research Seminar #1EROS: Research Seminar #1 The EROS Collective
    • 2. Why this session?Why this session? • Let others know what we're doing (short) – Dispel some myths about nerds – Increase awareness of our research – Encourage participation • Encourage more sessions like this – Break down the silos – Encourage multiple perspectives • Allow me to test my conference presentation – What is design science research? (very short) – The actual presentation (longer) • Q&A (what's left)
    • 3. What is EROS?What is EROS?
    • 4. A successful collaborativeA successful collaborative research collectiveresearch collective
    • 5. Publications: 2003-2006Publications: 2003-2006 • Success – 4 refereed journal publications – 12 refereed conference publications – Started an e-journal ( • Failure – 4 journal rejections – 1 conference rejection
    • 6. We sometimes feelWe sometimes feel like fishlike fish
    • 7. Currently working on…Currently working on… • 4 PhDs to complete • 3 journal articles – 1 for MISQ due August 31 • Co-editing a book • 1 book chapter • E-journal editors • 3 conference papers – ACIS, ANZAM, EdMedia
    • 8. What is EROS about?What is EROS about?
    • 9. If you Google it…If you Google it… (with safe search off)(with safe search off)
    • 10. Show #1 google hitShow #1 google hit
    • 11. "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    • 12. What about Wikipedia?What about Wikipedia?
    • 13. Insert Wikipedia search resultInsert Wikipedia search result for erosfor eros
    • 14. The greek god thingThe greek god thing
    • 15. "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    • 16. There's more to EROS,There's more to EROS, greek god, than love!greek god, than love!
    • 17.
    • 18. Two versions of EROSTwo versions of EROS • Version 1.0 – The oldest deity – Son of Chaos – Eros's powers made order emanate out of chaos – Making the creation of Earth possible • Version 2.0 – God of lust, love and sex
    • 19. So, in summary, so farSo, in summary, so far
    • 20. "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    • 21. Seeking order fromSeeking order from complexitycomplexity
    • 22. EROS is also an acronym..EROS is also an acronym..
    • 23. EEmergentmergent RResearchers inesearchers in OOrganisationalrganisational SSystemsystems
    • 24. What do nerds know aboutWhat do nerds know about organisations?organisations?
    • 25. The many faces of "nerds"The many faces of "nerds"
    • 26. Computing disciplinesComputing disciplines HardwareHardware SoftwareSoftware OrganisationalOrganisational needsneeds EE CS IS CE SE IT
    • 27.
    • 28.
    • 29. Components of Org SystemsComponents of Org Systems - technical artifact- technical artifact - social setting?- social setting?
    • 30. Social Setting Technical artifact Connections, influences Organisational Systems
    • 31. Technical Social
    • 32. Technical Social ?????
    • 33. research in the information systems field examines more than just the technological system, or just the social system, or even the two side by side; in addition, it investigates the phenomena that emerge when the two interact. (Lee, 2001)
    • 34. So, in summarySo, in summary
    • 35. "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    • 36. Seeking order fromSeeking order from complexity incomplexity in organisationalorganisational systemssystems
    • 37. EEmergent/Emergingmergent/Emerging RResearchers inesearchers in OOrganisationalrganisational SSystemsystems
    • 38. Emerging - i.e. early careerEmerging - i.e. early career researchersresearchers
    • 39. Back to Wikipedia - emergenceBack to Wikipedia - emergence
    • 40.
    • 41. This constant need to change gives riseThis constant need to change gives rise to a recognition that organizations in theto a recognition that organizations in the present era arepresent era are no longer stableno longer stable, but are, but are continuously adaptingcontinuously adapting to theirto their shiftingshifting environmentsenvironments. These organizations can. These organizations can be said to be in a state of constantlybe said to be in a state of constantly seeking stability, while never achievingseeking stability, while never achieving it. Such organizations are said to beit. Such organizations are said to be "emergent""emergent", and, and include many of today'sinclude many of today's commercial and governmentalcommercial and governmental organizationsorganizations.. (Truex, Baskerville and Klein, 1999)
    • 42. Unease about currentUnease about current techno-rationalist "solutions"..techno-rationalist "solutions"..
    • 43. A single information systemA single information system from a single vendor canfrom a single vendor can fulfill all the complexity andfulfill all the complexity and variability of requirements of avariability of requirements of a modern, large organisation.modern, large organisation.
    • 44. That it is possible to do aThat it is possible to do a completely up-front, rationalecompletely up-front, rationale evaluation of different systemsevaluation of different systems to fulfill a long termto fulfill a long term requirementrequirement
    • 45.
    • 46. Simple, clear purpose and principlesSimple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligentgive rise to complex and intelligent behavior.behavior. Complex rules and regulations giveComplex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.rise to simple and stupid behavior. -- Dee Hock-- Dee Hock
    • 47. EROS Rule You belong to EROS if • You want to, and • You've worked on a publication with another EROS member in the last 12 months
    • 48. So, in summarySo, in summary
    • 49. "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    • 50. Seeking order fromSeeking order from complexity incomplexity in emergentemergent organisationalorganisational systemssystems
    • 51. EEmergentmergent RResearchers inesearchers in OOrganisationalrganisational SSystemsystems In alphabetical order
    • 52. Sandy BehrensSandy Behrens PhD - Shadow Systems & ERPsPhD - Shadow Systems & ERPs
    • 53. Why EROS?Why EROS? • Good fit (research interests) • Support (general research) • Publications • Sustenance (PhD swamp)
    • 54. • Undertaking (getting buried by?) a PhD. Topic: IS Decision Making – Why is it so hard and what factors affect it? Kieren JamiesionKieren Jamiesion (Assisted by these) • Two journal articles in draft/submitted concerning Context & Decision Factors • One paper on bias just accepted to a journal • However - Interested in avoiding said PhD by painting. Outcomes so far: Chaos!
    • 55. David Jones - InterestsDavid Jones - Interests • Software development in org systems – Emergent, agile, ateleological – Enable real innovation and success • Innovations in Learning and Teaching
    • 56. David Jones - short term goalsDavid Jones - short term goals • Finish the PhD (ANU) – "An ISDT for e-Learning" • Writing journal articles out of the PhD
    • 57. Usually doing other stuffUsually doing other stuff
    • 58. CattleCattle
    • 59. other animalsother animals
    • 60. KidsKids
    • 61. TravelTravel
    • 62. and the Spouseand the Spouse
    • 63. So, in summarySo, in summary
    • 64. "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    • 65. Jo LuckJo Luck FBI has TWO Jo Lucks
    • 66. Jo LuckJo Luck PhD A Study of an Innovation in Educational Technology
    • 67. Other projects:Other projects:
    • 68. Biggest DistractionBiggest Distraction
    • 69. Elizabeth TansleyElizabeth Tansley • Previous research has involved: – Ontology – the nature of reality and especially ontological classifications – Conceptual data modelling, including features of experts vs novices • Other areas I would like to research in/play with but can’t find the time or a feasible excuse to include it in my workload: – Languages and interpreting – Knowledge representation – Design and development of digital devices
    • 70. These sessions?These sessions? • Semi-regular • Intent to help – Set timelines – Get feedback – Increase diversity – Generate interest
    • 71. SummarySummary
    • 72. "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    • 73. Seeking order fromSeeking order from complexity incomplexity in organisational systemsorganisational systems
    • 74. Even though our website is aEven though our website is a kwikikwiki
    • 75. Questions, comments or suggestions?