Manoj Thomas

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BEng (Bharathair University); MBA, MS IS, PhD (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Associate Professor

The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Manoj A. Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Business Information Systems. His research interests are primarily in areas of emerging technologies, data science, and social computing. Much of his recent research explores the interplay between information systems and data science in application domains such as public health, education, and e-commerce. He conducts research in diverse settings involving uncertain environments, non-traditional users, and unconventional application of technological solutions. Manoj has received numerous research grants, and his work has been published and presented internationally. His ICT outreach and research is global, taking him to Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Oceania, South America, and the United States.

Manoj has a Bachelor of Engineering from Bharathiar University, as well as Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Information Systems, and PhD in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was a visiting Research Fellow at the Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, UK in 2018. He rides and works on motorcycles when he wants to get away from the digital realm.

Selected publications


Journal Article

Martins R, Oliveira T, Thomas M, and Tomas S (2019) Firms' continuance intention on SaaS use - an empirical study Information Technology and People, 32 (1), 189-216. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Elnagar S, Weistroffer H, and Thomas M (2019) Agile requirement engineering maturity framework for industry 4.0 15th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2018; Springer Verlag, Cyprus. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Li Y, and Thomas M (2019) Adopting a Theory of Change Approach for ICT4D Project Impact Assessment - The Case of CMES Project Information and communication technologies for development : strengthening Southern-driven cooperation as a catalyst for ICT4D : 15th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries ....; Springer, Cham, 95-109. [More Information]


Journal Articles

Kepes S, and Thomas M (2018) Assessing the robustness of meta-analytic results in information systems: publication bias and outliers European Journal of Information Systems, 27 (1), 90-123. [More Information]

Tomas S, Thomas M, and Oliveira T (2018) Evaluating the impact of virtualization characteristics on SaaS adoption Enterprise Information Systems, 12 (3), 259-278. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Thomas M, Abraham D, and Liu D (2018) Federated machine learning for translational research 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2018); Association for Information Systems (AIS), online.

Book Chapter

Thomas M, and Elnagar S (2018) A semantic approach to evaluate web content of government websites Innovative Perspectives on Public Administration in the Digital Age; IGI Global, 1-24. [More Information]


Journal Articles

Flory L, Osei-Bryson K, and Thomas M (2017) A new web personalization decision-support artifact for utility-sensitive customer review analysis Decision Support Systems, 94, 85-96. [More Information]

Li Y, Thomas M, and Osei-Bryson K (2017) Ontology-based data mining model management for self-service knowledge discovery Information Systems Frontiers, 19 (4), 925-943. [More Information]

Thomas M, and Narayan P (2017) Reproductive tract infections: Attitude and barriers among marginalized fisher women in Kerala, South India Health Care for Women International, 38 (4), 361-378. [More Information]

Thomas M, Li Y, and Oliveira T (2017) Nuances of development contexts for ICT4D research in least developed countries: An empirical investigation in Haiti Telematics and Informatics, 34 (7), 1093-1112. [More Information]

Wood V, and Thomas M (2017) Vulnerable populations in food deserts: a case study International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, 11 (2), 211-220. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Li Y, Thomas M, Rana S, and Stoner D (2017) Continuing medical education on a stick: Nepal as a test bed 14th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2017; Springer, USA. [More Information]


Journal Articles

Li Y, Thomas M, and Osei-Bryson K (2016) A snail shell process model for knowledge discovery via data analytics Decision Support Systems, 91, 1-12. [More Information]

Li Y, Thomas M, Osei-Bryson K, and Levy J (2016) Problem formulation in knowledge discovery via data analytics (KDDA) for environmental risk management International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13 (12), 1-17. [More Information]

Martins R, Oliveira T, and Thomas M (2016) An empirical analysis to assess the determinants of SaaS diffusion in firms Computers in Human Behavior, 62, 19-33. [More Information]

Oliveira T, Thomas M, Baptista G, and Campos F (2016) Mobile payment: Understanding the determinants of customer adoption and intention to recommend the technology Computers in Human Behavior, 61, 404-414. [More Information]

Thomas M, and Alalwan J (2016) Designing a Semantic Tool to Evaluate Web Content of Government Websites International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age, 3 (2), 19-36. [More Information]

Thomas M, and Narayan P (2016) The Role of Participatory Communication in Tracking Unreported Reproductive Tract Issues in Marginalized Communities Information Technology for Development, 22 (1), 117-133. [More Information]

Thomas M, Costa D, and Oliveira T (2016) Assessing the role of IT-enabled process virtualization on green IT adoption Information Systems Frontiers, 18 (4), 693-710. [More Information]


Journal Articles

Lee A, Thomas M, and Baskerville R (2015) Going back to basics in design science: From the information technology artifact to the information systems artifact Information Systems Journal, 25 (1), 5-21. [More Information]

Martins R, Oliveira T, and Thomas M (2015) Assessing Organizational Adoption of Information Systems Outsourcing Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 25 (4), 360-378. [More Information]


Journal Articles

Alalwan J, Thomas M, and Weistroffer H (2014) Decision support capabilities of enterprise content management systems: An empirical investigation Decision Support Systems, 68, 39-48. [More Information]

Oliveira T, Faria M, Thomas M, and Popovic A (2014) Extending the understanding of mobile banking adoption: When UTAUT meets TTF and ITM International Journal of Information Management, 34 (5), 689-703. [More Information]

Oliveira T, Thomas M, and Espadanal M (2014) Assessing the determinants of cloud computing adoption: An analysis of the manufacturing and services sectors Information and Management, 51 (5), 497-510. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Li Y, and Thomas M (2014) A multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) software selection framework 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS-47 2014; IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway. [More Information]


Journal Article

Wenger M, Thomas M, and Babb J (2013) Financial Reporting Comparability: Toward an XBRL Ontology of the FASB/IFRS Conceptual Framework International Journal of Electronic Finance, 7 (1), 15-32. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Martins R, Oliveira T, and Thomas M (2013) Comparing information systems Outsourcing between human resource and finance 8th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2013; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Portugal.

Book Chapter

Alalwan J, and Thomas M (2013) An evaluation framework to assess e-government systems Human-Centered System Design for Electronic Governance; IGI Global, 131-147. [More Information]


Journal Articles

Thomas M, and Dhillon G (2012) Interpreting deep structures of information systems security The Computer Journal, 55 (10), 1148-1156. [More Information]

Thomas M, Narayan P, and Christian C (2012) Mitigating gaps in reproductive health reporting in outlier communities of Kerala, India-A mobile phone-based health information system Health Policy And Technology, 1 (2), 69-76. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Thomas M, Narayan P, and Christian C (2012) A mobile phone-based ICT solution for reporting and tracking unreported reproductive health problems in the outlier communities of Kerala, India 20th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2012; ESADE, Barcelona, Spain.