http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
EROS: Research Seminar #1EROS: Research Seminar #1
The EROS Collective
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Why this session?Why this session?
• Let others know what we're doing (short)
– Dispel some myths ...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
What is EROS?What is EROS?
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
A successful collaborativeA successful collaborative
research collectiveresearch collective
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Publications: 2003-2006Publications: 2003-2006
• Success
– 4 refereed journal publications
– 12 re...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
We sometimes feelWe sometimes feel
like fishlike fish
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Currently working on…Currently working on…
• 4 PhDs to complete
• 3 journal articles
– 1 for MISQ ...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
What is EROS about?What is EROS about?
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
If you Google it…If you Google it…
(with safe search off)(with safe search off)
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Show #1 google hitShow #1 google hit
eros.org.aueros.org.au
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
"Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
What about Wikipedia?What about Wikipedia?
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Insert Wikipedia search resultInsert Wikipedia search result
for erosfor eros
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
The greek god thingThe greek god thing
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
"Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
There's more to EROS,There's more to EROS,
greek god, than love!greek god, than love!
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Two versions of EROSTwo versions of EROS
• Version 1.0
– The oldest deity
– Son of Chaos
– Eros's ...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
So, in summary, so farSo, in summary, so far
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
"Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Seeking order fromSeeking order from
complexitycomplexity
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
EROS is also an acronym..EROS is also an acronym..
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
EEmergentmergent
RResearchers inesearchers in
OOrganisationalrganisational
SSystemsystems
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
What do nerds know aboutWhat do nerds know about
organisations?organisations?
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
The many faces of "nerds"The many faces of "nerds"
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Computing disciplinesComputing disciplines
HardwareHardware SoftwareSoftware
OrganisationalOrganis...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Components of Org SystemsComponents of Org Systems
- technical artifact- technical artifact
- soci...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Social Setting
Technical artifact
Connections,
influences
Organisational Systems
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Technical
Social
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Technical
Social
?????
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
research in the information systems
field examines more than just the
technological system, or jus...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
So, in summarySo, in summary
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
"Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Seeking order fromSeeking order from
complexity incomplexity in
organisationalorganisational
syste...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
EEmergent/Emergingmergent/Emerging
RResearchers inesearchers in
OOrganisationalrganisational
SSyst...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Emerging - i.e. early careerEmerging - i.e. early career
researchersresearchers
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Back to Wikipedia - emergenceBack to Wikipedia - emergence
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
This constant need to change gives riseThis constant need to change gives rise
to a recognition th...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Unease about currentUnease about current
techno-rationalist "solutions"..techno-rationalist "solut...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
A single information systemA single information system
from a single vendor canfrom a single vendo...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
That it is possible to do aThat it is possible to do a
completely up-front, rationalecompletely up...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/http://www.jargon.net/jargonfile/s/SNAFUprinciple.html
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Simple, clear purpose and principlesSimple, clear purpose and principles
give rise to complex and ...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
EROS Rule
You belong to EROS if
• You want to, and
• You've worked on a publication
with another E...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
So, in summarySo, in summary
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
"Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Seeking order fromSeeking order from
complexity incomplexity in
emergentemergent
organisationalorg...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
EEmergentmergent
RResearchers inesearchers in
OOrganisationalrganisational
SSystemsystems
In alpha...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Sandy BehrensSandy Behrens
PhD - Shadow Systems & ERPsPhD - Shadow Systems & ERPs
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Why EROS?Why EROS?
• Good fit (research interests)
• Support (general research)
• Publications
• S...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
• Undertaking (getting buried by?) a PhD. Topic: IS
Decision Making – Why is it so hard and what f...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
David Jones - InterestsDavid Jones - Interests
• Software development in org systems
– Emergent, a...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
David Jones - short term goalsDavid Jones - short term goals
• Finish the PhD (ANU)
– "An ISDT for...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Usually doing other stuffUsually doing other stuff
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
CattleCattle
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other animalsother animals
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
KidsKids
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
TravelTravel
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and the Spouseand the Spouse
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
So, in summarySo, in summary
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
"Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Jo LuckJo Luck
FBI has TWO Jo Lucks
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Jo LuckJo Luck
PhD
A Study of an Innovation in
Educational Technology
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Other projects:Other projects:
http://sleid.cqu.edu.au/
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Biggest DistractionBiggest Distraction
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Elizabeth TansleyElizabeth Tansley
• Previous research has involved:
– Ontology – the nature of re...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
These sessions?These sessions?
• Semi-regular
• Intent to help
– Set timelines
– Get feedback
– In...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
SummarySummary
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
"Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Seeking order fromSeeking order from
complexity incomplexity in
organisational systemsorganisation...
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
Even though our website is aEven though our website is a
kwikikwiki
http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
http://eros.cqu.edu.auhttp://eros.cqu.edu.au
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suggestions?
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    1. 1. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ EROS: Research Seminar #1EROS: Research Seminar #1 The EROS Collective
    2. 2. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ 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. 3. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ What is EROS?What is EROS?
    4. 4. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ A successful collaborativeA successful collaborative research collectiveresearch collective
    5. 5. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Publications: 2003-2006Publications: 2003-2006 • Success – 4 refereed journal publications – 12 refereed conference publications – Started an e-journal (http://sleid.cqu.edu.au) • Failure – 4 journal rejections – 1 conference rejection
    6. 6. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ We sometimes feelWe sometimes feel like fishlike fish
    7. 7. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ 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. 8. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ What is EROS about?What is EROS about?
    9. 9. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ If you Google it…If you Google it… (with safe search off)(with safe search off)
    10. 10. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Show #1 google hitShow #1 google hit eros.org.aueros.org.au
    11. 11. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    12. 12. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ What about Wikipedia?What about Wikipedia?
    13. 13. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Insert Wikipedia search resultInsert Wikipedia search result for erosfor eros
    14. 14. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ The greek god thingThe greek god thing
    15. 15. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    16. 16. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ There's more to EROS,There's more to EROS, greek god, than love!greek god, than love!
    17. 17. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
    18. 18. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ 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. 19. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ So, in summary, so farSo, in summary, so far
    20. 20. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    21. 21. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Seeking order fromSeeking order from complexitycomplexity
    22. 22. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ EROS is also an acronym..EROS is also an acronym..
    23. 23. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ EEmergentmergent RResearchers inesearchers in OOrganisationalrganisational SSystemsystems
    24. 24. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ What do nerds know aboutWhat do nerds know about organisations?organisations?
    25. 25. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ The many faces of "nerds"The many faces of "nerds"
    26. 26. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Computing disciplinesComputing disciplines HardwareHardware SoftwareSoftware OrganisationalOrganisational needsneeds EE CS IS CE SE IT
    27. 27. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
    28. 28. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
    29. 29. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Components of Org SystemsComponents of Org Systems - technical artifact- technical artifact - social setting?- social setting?
    30. 30. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Social Setting Technical artifact Connections, influences Organisational Systems
    31. 31. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Technical Social
    32. 32. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Technical Social ?????
    33. 33. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ 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. 34. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ So, in summarySo, in summary
    35. 35. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    36. 36. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Seeking order fromSeeking order from complexity incomplexity in organisationalorganisational systemssystems
    37. 37. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ EEmergent/Emergingmergent/Emerging RResearchers inesearchers in OOrganisationalrganisational SSystemsystems
    38. 38. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Emerging - i.e. early careerEmerging - i.e. early career researchersresearchers
    39. 39. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Back to Wikipedia - emergenceBack to Wikipedia - emergence
    40. 40. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/
    41. 41. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ 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. 42. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Unease about currentUnease about current techno-rationalist "solutions"..techno-rationalist "solutions"..
    43. 43. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ 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. 44. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ 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. 45. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/http://www.jargon.net/jargonfile/s/SNAFUprinciple.html
    46. 46. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ 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. 47. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ 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. 48. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ So, in summarySo, in summary
    49. 49. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    50. 50. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Seeking order fromSeeking order from complexity incomplexity in emergentemergent organisationalorganisational systemssystems
    51. 51. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ EEmergentmergent RResearchers inesearchers in OOrganisationalrganisational SSystemsystems In alphabetical order
    52. 52. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Sandy BehrensSandy Behrens PhD - Shadow Systems & ERPsPhD - Shadow Systems & ERPs
    53. 53. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Why EROS?Why EROS? • Good fit (research interests) • Support (general research) • Publications • Sustenance (PhD swamp)
    54. 54. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ • 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. 55. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ David Jones - InterestsDavid Jones - Interests • Software development in org systems – Emergent, agile, ateleological – Enable real innovation and success • Innovations in Learning and Teaching http://cq-pan.cqu.edu.au/david-jones/
    56. 56. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ 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. 57. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Usually doing other stuffUsually doing other stuff
    58. 58. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ CattleCattle
    59. 59. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ other animalsother animals
    60. 60. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ KidsKids
    61. 61. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ TravelTravel
    62. 62. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ and the Spouseand the Spouse
    63. 63. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ So, in summarySo, in summary
    64. 64. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    65. 65. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Jo LuckJo Luck FBI has TWO Jo Lucks
    66. 66. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Jo LuckJo Luck PhD A Study of an Innovation in Educational Technology
    67. 67. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Other projects:Other projects: http://sleid.cqu.edu.au/
    68. 68. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Biggest DistractionBiggest Distraction
    69. 69. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ 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. 70. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ These sessions?These sessions? • Semi-regular • Intent to help – Set timelines – Get feedback – Increase diversity – Generate interest
    71. 71. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ SummarySummary
    72. 72. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ "Naughty" love stuff"Naughty" love stuff
    73. 73. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Seeking order fromSeeking order from complexity incomplexity in organisational systemsorganisational systems
    74. 74. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ Even though our website is aEven though our website is a kwikikwiki
    75. 75. http://eros.cqu.edu.au/ http://eros.cqu.edu.auhttp://eros.cqu.edu.au Questions, comments or suggestions?

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