Steve Elliot

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The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Professor Steve Elliot came to The University of Sydney in 2002 from the University of Newcastle where he had been Professor and Head of the School of Business. Previously, he had been Director of the IT Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.

Steve has extensive industry and international experience and his research work is directed toward the development of theory in the strategic management of technology-enabled business innovation. His research has been published in international journals, refereed conference proceedings and an internationally acclaimed book examining successful B2C electronic commerce initiatives in six countries. His research interests have been supported by grants from the Australian Research Council, the US National Science Foundation and from local and international corporate sponsorships.

His current research projects focus on providing assistance to corporations and other organizations seeking to make meaningful contributions to the challenges of environmental sustainability, through technology-enabled innovation and business transformation. For an overview of the recent NSF-funded project 'How Will Businesses Speak Biodiversity?', visit the news item, Business School to Co-Lead Global Environmental Sustainability Research Project.

Steve's community contributions include: Director of the Information Systems Board of the Australian Computer Society; foundation Chair of the UN-sponsored International Federation of Information Processing Working Group 8.4: E-Business Information Systems: Multidisciplinary research and practice; and Co-Chair of the Economic Opportunities Commission for the inaugural World IT Forum focusing on the global Digital Divide. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.

For further details including research grants and publications see the CV above.

Selected publications


Conference Proceedings

Caldwell M, Elliot S, Henry P, and O'Connor M (2018) Consumers' attitudes towards their rights and responsibilities in the sharing economy: an ideological perspective 2018 Annual Conference of the Association for Consumer Research; Association for Consumer Research, United States.

Wiggins A, and Elliot S (2018) Current and Future Roles of IS and the Sharing Economy in Developing Sustainable Communities in Australia 11th Information Resource Management Conference; University of Nottingham-Ningbo, China, Ningbo, China, 4-6 June 2018.


Journal Article

Elliot S, and Webster J (2017) Editorial: Special issue on empirical research on information systems addressing the challenges of environmental sustainability: an imperative for urgent action Information Systems Journal, 27 (4), 367-378. [More Information]


Conference Proceeding

Hafermalz E, Boell S, Elliot S, Hovorka D, and Marjanovic O (2016) Exploring Dimensions of Sharing Economy Business Models Enabled by IS: An Australian Study The 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2016); Australasian Association for Information Systems (AAIS), Wollongong.


Conference Proceeding

Elliot S, McCann M, and Manley K (2015) Disruptive Transformation of Enterprise Supply Chain Performance: Strategic Business Networks to Improve Business Value 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS; University Of South Australia, Adelaide.



Elliot S (2014) The new nature of business.

Elliot S, Duncan S, and Malone N (2014) New Nature of Business: How Business Pioneers Support Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services; National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Centre (SESYNC), Annapolis, 6-29.


Journal Articles

Elliot S (2013) A Transdisciplinary Exploratory Model of Corporate Responses to the Challenges of Environmental Sustainability Business Strategy and the Environment, 22 (4), 269-282. [More Information]

Vom Brocke J, Watson R, Dwyer C, Elliot S, and Melville N (2013) Green Information Systems: Directives for the IS Discipline Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 33, 509-520.

Conference Proceeding

Elliot S, and Lavarack J (2013) Transforming University Contributions to the Challenges of Environmental Sustainability: A Field Study 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS2013); RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.


Conference Proceedings

Elliot S, and Lavarack J (2012) IS-Enabled Innovation to Overcome Resistance and Improve Contributions to Sustainability by Universities: An IS Research Agenda 16th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2012; Association for Information Systems (AIS), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Lavarack J, and Elliot S (2012) A Comprehensive IS-Enabled Framework and IS Research Agenda to Improve Contributions to Environmental Sustainability by Universities 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2012; Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.


Journal Article

Elliot S (2011) Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability: A Resource Base and Framework for IT-Enabled Business Transformation MIS Quarterly, 35 (1), 197-236.


Conference Proceedings

Elliot S, and Williams M (2010) World-Class IS-Enabled Business Innovation: A Case Study of IS Leadership, Strategy & Governance 14th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2010; Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Taipei, Taiwan.

Wang W, Elliot S, and Williams M (2010) An IS contribution to the UN Millennium Development Goals: Next Generation Vaccination Management in the Developing World 21st Australasian Conference for Information Systems ACIS 2010 - Information Systems: Defining and Establishing a High Impact Discipline; AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Brisbane Australia.


Conference Proceeding

Elliot S (2009) Developing organizational capabilities in SMEs: Enabling environmentally sustainable ICT 22nd Bled eConference 2009 - eEnablement: Facilitating an Open, Effective and Representative eSociety; University of Maribor, Slovenia.


Journal Article

Pearson G, and Elliot S (2008) Developing a Globally-Competitive Financial Services Sector: Managing the Tension between Innovation and Regulation through Self-Regulation Economic Papers (Special Ed. 2008 (June)), 53-69.

Conference Proceeding

Elliot S, and Binney D (2008) Environmentally Sustainable ICT:Developing Corporate Capabilities and an industry-relevant IS Research Agenda Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2008); Department of Information Systems, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.


Conference Proceedings

Elliot S (2007) Environmentally Sustainable ICT: A Critical Topic for IS Research? PACIS 2007: 11th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Managing diversity in digital enterprises; University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Sims F, Williams M, and Elliot S (2007) Understanding the Mobile Experience Economy: A key to richer more effective M-Business Technologies, Models and Strategies Sixth International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB 2007); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA. [More Information]


Journal Article

Elliot S (2006) Technology-Enabled Innovation, Industry Transformation and the Emergence of Ambient Organizations Industry and Innovation, 13 (2), 209-225. [More Information]


Avison D, Elliot S, Krogstie J, and Pries-Heje J (2006) The Past and Future of Information Systems, 1976 -2006 and Beyond; Springer Verlag, United States. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Elliot S, Williams M, and Bjorn-Andersen N (2006) Strategic Management of Technology-Enabled Disruptive Innovation: Next Generation Web Technologies CIMCA 2005 Jointly with IAWTIC 2005; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Los Alamitos, USA.

Karol A, Williams M, and Elliot S (2006) The evolution of IS: Treasury decision support and management: Past, present and future IFIP 19th World Computer Congress, Tc-8 Information System Stream; Springer, New York. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Avison D, and Elliot S (2006) Scoping the discipline of information systems Information Systems: The state of the field; John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK, 3-18.


Williams S, Elliot S, Langfield-Smith K, Hardy C, and Custodio M (2006) NeRPA Report on the Findings of the 2006 Australian National e-Procurement Survey.


Journal Articles

Bjorn-Andersen N, and Elliot S (2005) E-Business Perceptions Versus Reality: A Longitudinal Analysis of Corporate Websites Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), 3590, 178-187.

Williams S, and Elliot S (2005) eProcurement: Just where are we? Procurement Professional (April/May), 24-25.

Conference Proceeding

Elliot S, and Muller J (2005) Applicability of an Integrated Adoption Model to an Adoption-Resistant M-Business Technology Mobile InformationSystems - IFIP TC8 Working Conference on Mobile Commerce (MOBIS) - 2004; Springer Science+Business Media, New York, USA.

Book Chapter

Elliot S, and Avison D (2005) Discipline of information systems Research in Information Systems: A handbook for research supervisors and their students; Butterworth Heinemann, Great Britain, 185-206.

Newspaper Article

Elliot S (2005) Where lies Australia's role in regional ICT? Information Age, pp. 53-54 .


Williams S, Elliot S, Langfield-Smith K, Custodio M, and Hardy C (2005) National eProcurement research project Australia (NeRPA).


Conference Proceedings

Elliot S (2004) The changing role of ambient organizations: Lessons from the banking industry The Future Role of IT in Strategizing: How Companies Transform Themselves To Become Ambient Organizations Capable of Competing in the Digital Age 2004; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, Denmark.

Elliot S, Andersen K, Trauth E, and Reich S (2004) Multi-disciplinary solutions to industry and government's E-business challenges: Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.4 Working Conference on E-business IFIP WG8.4 Working Conference on E-business; International Federation for Information Processing, Austria.

Elliot S, Williams M, Williams S, and Pollard C (2004) Managing New Wave Information Systems: Enterprise, Government and Society 15th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2004); University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Karol A, Gray R, Williams M, and Elliot S (2004) Improved E-Business Treasury Risk Management Using Intelligent Agents: Increasing Returns, Controlling Risk 15th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2004); University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Williams M, and Elliot S (2004) Corporate Control Of Rogue Traders: An Evaluation Of Intelligent Agents For Improved Ebusiness Treasury Risk Management Multi-disciplinary Solutions to Industry & Government's E-Business Challenges : IFIP WG8.4 Working Conference on E-Business 2004; Trauner Druck, Laxenburg, Austria.


Conference Proceeding

Andersen K, Elliot S, Swatman P, Trauth E, and Bjorn-Andersen N (2003) Seeking success in e-Business: A Multidisciplinary Approach IFIP TC8/WG8.4 Second Working Conference on E-business: Multidisciplinary Research and Practice, June 9-11, 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.

Book Chapters

Elliot S, Matulis A, Quirchmayr G, Pessoa F, Phahlamohlaka J, Wang A, and Matthews P (2003) Commission 3: Economic opportunities WITFOR 2003 White Book; Information Federation for Information Processing Press, Laxenburg, Austria, 92-151.

Williams M, and Elliot S (2003) An evaluation of intelligent agent based innovation in the wholesale financial services industry Seeking Success in E-Business: a Multidisciplinary Approach; Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 91-106.

Recent Units Taught

  • INFS2010 People, Information and Knowledge

  • INFS6004 Business Transformation Projects

  • INFS6016 Technology Enabled Business Innovation

  • INFS6022 Systemic Sustainable Development

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