Barney Tan

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BComp (Hons); PhD National University of Singapore
Associate Professor

Rm 4074
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 2983
Fax +61 2 9351 7294
barney.tan@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Barney joined the University of Sydney in July 2010. He received his PhD in Information Systems from the National University of Singapore.

His research interests include strategic information systems, enterprise systems implementation, electronic commerce, Chinese IT management and qualitative research methods.

Selected publications

2018

Journal Articles

Ng E, and Tan B (2018) Achieving state-of-the-art ICT connectivity in developing countries: The Azerbaijan model of Technology Leapfrogging The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 84 (3), 1-14. [More Information]

Tan B, Ng E, and Jiang J (2018) The process of Technology Leapfrogging: Case analysis of the national ICT infrastructure development journey of Azerbaijan International Journal of Information Management, 38 (1), 311-316. [More Information]

Tan B, Tan F, and Sun Y (2018) Social Shaping Leadership in Enterprise System Acquisition and Development: The Influence of Reference Users in Xizi Holdings Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA), 19 (2), 157-173.

Tye M, Leong C, Tan F, Tan B, and Khoo Y (2018) Social media for empowerment in social movements: The case of Malaysia's grassroots activism Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 43 (1), 408-430. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Au C, Tan B, Leong C, and Ge C (2018) Disrupting the Disruptor: The Role of IS in Facilitating Second-Mover Advantage 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018); Association for Information Systems (AIS), San Francisco.

Kim H, Tan F, Leong C, Kim D, Ondrus J, and Tan B (2018) Value Co-creation in Digital Content Ecosystems: A Study of "Hallyu" 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018); Association for Information Systems (AIS), San Francisco.

Ng E, Grafton J, Tan B, and Tan F (2018) Doing More with Less: The Virality of IT-Enabled Frugal Innovation 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018); Association for Information Systems (AIS), San Francisco.

Zaitsev A, Gal U, and Tan B (2018) Reviewing the role of the agile manifesto and agile methods in literature 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2018); Association for Information Systems (AIS), online.

Zhou V, Tan B, Xiao X, and Ge C (2018) Digital Natives and Institutional Pluralism: Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018); Association for Information Systems (AIS), San Francisco.

2017

Journal Articles

Leong C, Tan B, Xiao X, Tan F, and Sun Y (2017) Nurturing a FinTech ecosystem: The case of a youth microloan startup in China International Journal of Information Management, 37 (2), 92-97. [More Information]

Tan F, Cahalane M, Tan B, and Englert J (2017) How GoGet CarShare's Product-Service System is Facilitating Collaborative Consumption MIS Quarterly Executive, 16 (4), 265-277.

Tan F, Tan B, Lu A, and Land L (2017) Delivering Disruption in an Emergent Access Economy: A Case Study of an E-Hailing Platform Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 41 (1), 497-516.

Tan F, Tan B, Wang W, and Sedera D (2017) IT-Enabled Operational Agility: An Interdependencies Perspective Information and Management, 54 (3), 292-303. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Kim D, Tan B, Tan F, Ondrus J, and Oh J (2017) IS Capabilities in the Development of an Innovation Ecosystem: A Case Study of the Hallyu (Korean Wave) Phenomenon 38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017; Association for Information Systems (AIS), Seoul.

Lister T, Cahalane M, Tan F, Tan B, and Saito L (2017) The Yin-And-Yang of Collaborative Consumption Development: The Role of Ambidextrous IS Capabilities at GoGet Carshare 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017); AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Atlanta, GA.

Muthukannan P, Tan B, Tan F, and Leong C (2017) The Concentric Development of the Financial Technology (Fintech) Ecosystem in Indonesia 38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017; Association for Information Systems (AIS), Seoul.

Ng E, Muthukannan P, Tan B, and Leong C (2017) Fintech Platform Development: A Revelatory Case Study of a Chinese Microloan Startup 38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017; Association for Information Systems (AIS), Seoul.

Ng E, Tan B, Sun Y, and Tan F (2017) Giving Customers Exactly What They Want: A Networked Perspective of IT-Enabled Mass Personalization 38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017; Association for Information Systems (AIS), Seoul.

Report

Tan B, and Ng E (2017) Exploring connectivity in landlocked developing countries: The Azerbaijan model of technology leapfrogging; International Think Tank for Land Locked Developing Countries, Ulaanbaatar, 1-28.

2016

Journal Articles

Sun Y, Cao H, Tan B, and Shang R (2016) Developing Frugal IS Innovations: Applied insights from Weqia.com International Journal of Information Management, 36 (6), 1260-1264. [More Information]

Tan F, Tan B, and Pan S (2016) Developing a Leading Digital Multi-sided Platform: Examining IT Affordances and Competitive Actions in Alibaba.com Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 38 (1), 738-760. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Brown S, Dennis A, Samuel B, Tan B, Valacich J, and Whitley E (2016) Replication research: Opportunities, experiences and challenges 2016 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Atlanta, United States.

Tan F, Ky D, and Tan B (2016) Toward a process theory of IT-enabled frugal innovation: The role of organizational bricolage in Koufu Singapore 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Chiayi.

Tan F, Saito L, Lister T, Cahalane M, and Tan B (2016) Cultivating IT-enabled collaborative consumption ecosystem: A service-dominant perspective of GoGet 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Chiayi.

Yue L, Tan B, and Cui L (2016) The Development, Enactment and Social Implications of Digital Entrepreneurship: Insights from a Rural Chinese Village 2016 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Atlanta, United States.

Zaitsev A, and Tan B (2016) Agile projects done right: Lessons from project betterproduct 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Chiayi.

Zaitsev A, Tan B, and Gal U (2016) Collaboration amidst volatility: The evolving nature of boundary objects in agile software development 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016); AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Istanbul.

2015

Journal Articles

Tan B, Lu X, Pan S, and Huang L (2015) The Role of IS Capabilities in the Development of Multi-Sided Platforms: The Digital Ecosystem Strategy of Alibaba.com Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 16 (4), 248-280.

Tan B, Pan S, and Zuo M (2015) Harnessing Collective IT Resources for Sustainability: Insights From the Green Leadership Strategy of China Mobile Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66 (4), 818-838. [More Information]

Tan B, Yi C, and Chan H (2015) Research Note - Deliberation Without Attention: The Latent Benefits of Distracting Website Features for Online Purchase Decisions Information Systems Research, 26 (2), 437-455. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Tan F, Tan B, and Land L (2015) The Affordance of Gamification in Enabling a Digital Disruptor: A Case Study of the goCatch Taxi Booking App 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS 2015; IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway. [More Information]

Tan F, Tan B, and Sun Y (2015) Social Shaping of Enterprise System Acquisition and Development: The Influence of Reference Users in XiZi Holdings 36th International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2015; Association for Information Systems (AIS), United States.

Yue L, Tan B, Pan S, and Cui L (2015) Digitally Enabled Social Innovation: A Case Study of Community Empowerment in Rural China 36th International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2015; Association for Information Systems (AIS), United States.

2014

Conference Proceedings

Tan F, Wang W, and Tan B (2014) Toward Management Innovation for IT-Enabled Operational Agility: A Dependencies Perspective 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2014; Pacis2014, United States.

Zaitsev A, Gal U, and Tan B (2014) Boundary Objects and Change in Agile Projects 25th Australasian Conference of Information Systems ACIS 2014; AUT University, New Zealand.

2013

Journal Article

Wang Z, Huang J, and Tan B (2013) Managing organizational identity in the e-commerce industry: An ambidexterity perspective Information and Management, 50 (8), 673-683. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Tan B, and Tan F (2013) Nurturing and Leveraging Virtual Communities: A Two-Dimensional Process Model 34th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Milan, Italy.

Tan F, Tan B, and Pan S (2013) Interdependencies and Collaborative Action for Platform Leadership: A Comparative Analysis of Two Leading Chinese Multi-Sided Digital Platforms 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2013; The Korean Society of Management Information Systems, Jeju Island, Korea.

Book Chapters

Tan B (2013) NS Portal: Transforming the Public Services of the Ministry of Defence of Singapore Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Casebook; World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 135-174. [More Information]

Tan B (2013) Constructing a Platform for Information Technology Value Co-Creation: Lessons from the Alliance for Corporate Excellence Programme (ACE) of Singapore’s Ministry of Finance Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Casebook; World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 85-102. [More Information]

Tan B, Pan S, and Cha V (2013) Achieving and Enhancing E-Government Integration: Lessons from the Land Data Hub Project of the Singapore Land Authority Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Casebook; World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 115-134. [More Information]

Tan B, Pan S, and Cha V (2013) Developing a Customer-Centric, Inclusive E-Government: Lessons from the Central Provident Fund Board of Singapore Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Casebook; World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 53-84. [More Information]

Tan B, Pan S, and Cha V (2013) The Evolution of Singapore’s Infocomm Plans: Singapore’s e-Government Journey from 1980 to 2007 Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Casebook; World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 1-39. [More Information]

2012

Conference Proceedings

Gal U, Hansen S, and Tan B (2012) Collaborative Infrastructures for Distributed Work: The Case of Haier's 1000-Day Information Revolution International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2012; AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Atlanta, USA.

Wang Z, Huang J, and Tan B (2012) Managing organizational identity through ambidextrous capabilities: a dual level analysis 16th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2012; Association for Information Systems (AIS), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

2011

Journal Articles

Chen W, Huang L, Tan B, and Pan S (2011) Sensemaking in the implementation of enterprise systems: The case of Company S Guanli Shijie, 2011 (6), 142-151.

Pan S, and Tan B (2011) Demystifying case research: A structured-pragmatic-situational (SPS) approach to conducting case studies Information and Organization, 21 (3), 161-176. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Chian T, Pan S, and Tan B (2011) The Co-Creation of Service Value: The Case of a B2B Exchange in China 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2011): Identifying the Information Systems Discipline; Association for Information Systems (AIS), Sydney.

Tan B, Ling L, and Hackney R (2011) Achieving & Enhancing E-government Integration: Lessons from the Land Data Hub Project of the Singapore Land Authority 32nd International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2011; AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Shanghai, China.

Tan B, Pan S, and Zuo M (2011) Attaining and Enacting Green Leadership: Insights from the Green IT Initiatives of China Mobile 32nd International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2011; AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Shanghai, China.

2010

Journal Articles

Tan B, Pan S, and Hackney R (2010) The Strategic implications of web technologies: A process model of how web technologies enhance organizational performance IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 57 (2), 181-197. [More Information]

Tan B, Pan S, and Hackney R (2010) The strategic implications of web technologies: A process model of how web technologies enhance organizational performance (Joint winner of the 2010 best paper award) IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 57 (2), 181-197. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Krishnan S, Tan B, and Pan S (2010) Leveraging Process Model of Customer-Centric E-Government Enabled Service Transformation: Insights from MINDEF’s Portal Implementation Experience World Computer Congress (WCC) 2010; International Federation for Information Processing, Australia.

Tan B, Pan S, and Cha V (2010) Developing a Customer-Centric, Inclusive E-Government: Lessons from the Central Provident Fund Board of Singapore International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2010; Association for Information Systems (AIS), USA.

Tan B, Pan S, Chen W, and Huang L (2010) Evolutionary Sensemaking in Enterprise Applications Implementation: Insights from a State-Owned Enterprise in China International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2010; Association for Information Systems (AIS), USA.

Tan B, Pan S, Chou T, and Huang J (2010) Enabling Agility through Routinized Improvisation in IT Deployment: The Case of Chang Chun Petrochemicals International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2010; Association for Information Systems (AIS), USA.

Book Chapter

Krishnan S, Tan B, and Pan S (2010) Process Model of Customer-Centric E-Government Enabled Service Transformation: Insights from MINDEF's Portal Implementation Experience E-Government, E-Services and Global Processes; Springer, Berlin, Germany, 187-200.

2009

Conference Proceeding

Tan B, Pan S, Lu X, and Huang L (2009) Leveraging digital business ecosystems for enterprise agility: The tri-logic development strategy of Alibaba.com Thirtieth International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2009; Association for Information Systems (AIS), United States.

2008

Conference Proceedings

Tan B, and Pan S (2008) Strategic online communities: How online communities facilitate business strategies to enhance organizational performance International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2008; Association for Information Systems (AIS), France.

Tan B, and Pan S (2008) Strategic virtual communities: How virtual communities enhance organizational performance 2008 Academy of Management Annual Meeting; Academy of Management, United States.

Tan B, Ng E, and Chan H (2008) The effect of distractions on online consumer satisfaction 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2008; Association of Information Systems, Galway, Ireland.

Tan B, Yi C, and Chan H (2008) Beyond annoyance: The latent benefits of distracting website features International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2008; Association for Information Systems (AIS), France.

Tan B, and Pan S (2008) Online Teaching Case: Web assimilation at Hardwarezone.com.

2007

Journal Article

Pan S, Tan B, Huang J, and Poulson B (2007) The development paths of non-strategic capabilities European Management Journal, 25 (1), 344-358. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Pan S, Tan B, Huang J, and Poulson B (2007) The development paths of non-strategic capabilities Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting; Academy of Management, Philadelphia, USA.

Tan B, Pan S, and Hackney R (2007) The value of e-business: How web assimilation leads to better organizational performance 28th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2007); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Canada.

2006

Book Chapters

Tan B (2006) E-business in Hardwarezone.com Managing emerging technologies and organizational transformation in Asia: a casebook; World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 165-185.

Tan B, and Tan G (2006) Hardwarezone: A Singaporean success story Cases on Electronic Commerce Technologies and Applications; Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA, United States of America, 31-47.

Selected grants

2017

2016-2019

2016

2015

2015

Recent Units Taught

  • BUSS4202 Business Information Systems Honours A

  • BUSS4203 Business Information Systems Honours B

  • BUSS7902 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

  • INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation

  • INFS3080 Business Information Systems Project

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