Uri Gal

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Associate Professor

Rm 4067
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 5355
Fax +61 2 9351 7294
uri.gal@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Uri joined the University of Sydney in July 2010 from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, where he had been Assistant Professor at the Centre for Applied Information and Communication Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Case Western Reserve University, USA.

His research takes a social view of organisational processes in the context of the implementation and use of information systems. He is particularly interested in the relationships between people and technology in organisations, and the changes in the nature of work practices, organisational identities, and interactions associated with the introduction of new information systems.

Selected publications

2018

Journal Article

Gal U, Riemer K, and Chasin F (2018) A Historical Perspective on Information Systems: A Tool and Methodology for Studying the Evolution of Social Representations on Wikipedia Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 43, 711-750. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Gal U (2018) People Analytics and the Digital Monad 8th Workshop on Organizations, Artifacts, and Practices; Paris Dauphine University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 20-22 June 2018.

Goad D, and Gal U (2018) Understanding the Impact of Transparency on Algorithmic Decision-Making Legitimacy 2018 IFIP 8.2 Working Conference; International Federation for Information Processing, San Francisco, United States, 11-12 December 2018.

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.

Book Chapter

Goad D, and Gal U (2018) Understanding the Impact of Transparency on Algorithmic Decision Making Legitimacy Living with Monsters? Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology; Springer, Cham, 64-79. [More Information]

2017

Conference Proceedings

Gal U, Jensen T, and Stein M (2017) People Analytics in the Age of Big Data: An Agenda for IS Research 38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017; Association for Information Systems (AIS), Seoul.

Goad D, and Gal U (2017) IoT Design Challenges and the Social IoT Solution 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems AMCIS; Association for Information Systems (AIS), United States.

2016

Conference Proceeding

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

Report

Riemer K, Gal U, Hamann J, Gilchriest B, and Teixeira M (2015) Digital Disruptive Intermediaries: Finding new digital opportunities by disrupting existing business models; University of Sydney, Sydney, 3-26.

2014

Journal Articles

Gal U, Jensen T, and Lyytinen K (2014) Identity Orientation, Social Exchange and Information Technology Use in Interorganizational Collaborations Organization Science, 25 (5), 1372-1390. [More Information]

Whitley E, Gal U, and Kjaergaard A (2014) Who do you think you are? A review of the complex interplay between information systems, identification and identity European Journal of Information Systems, 23 (1), 17-35. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

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.

Report

Riemer K, Brunk J, Gal U, Gilchriest B, Ord R, and Tong J (2014) Australian Digital Commerce: Now is the Time for Australian Retailers to Address the Customer Engagement Gap; University of Sydney, Sydney, 4-35.

2013

Conference Proceeding

Chasin F, Gal U, and Riemer K (2013) The Genealogy of Knowledge Introducing a Tool and Method for Tracing the Social Construction of Knowledge on Wikipedia 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS2013); RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Report

Riemer K, Brunk J, Gal U, Gilchriest B, and Ord R (2013) Australian Digital Commerce: A commentary on the Retail Sector; The Australian Digital Transformation Lab, Sydney, 6-24.

2012

Conference Proceeding

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.

2011

Journal Articles

Berente N, Gal U, and Hansen S (2011) Ethical implications of social stratification in information systems research Information Systems Journal, 21 (4), 357-382. [More Information]

Germonprez M, Hovorka D, and Gal U (2011) Secondary Design: A Case of Behavioral Design Science Research Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 12 (10), 662-683. [More Information]

Henningsson S, Gal U, Bjorn-Andersen N, and Tan Y (2011) The Next Generation Information Infrastructure for International Trade Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, 6 (1), 1-15. [More Information]

2010

Journal Articles

Berente N, Gal U, and Yoo Y (2010) Dressage, control, and enterprise systems: the case of NASA's Full Cost initiative European Journal of Information Systems, 19 (1), 21-34. [More Information]

Berente N, Yoo Y, and Gal U (2010) Dressage, control, and enterprise systems: the case of NASA's Full Cost initiative European Journal of Information Systems, 19 (1), 21-34. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Gal U, and Hansen S (2010) Designing Collaborative Infrastructures to Support Distributed Work 2010 AIS SIGPrag Workshop; Sprouts Alliance, St. Louis, MO, USA.

Henningsson S, Gal U, Bjorn-Andersen N, and Tan Y (2010) A Design Proposition for the Information Infrastructure of International Trade 18th European Conference on Information Systems: Doctoral Consortium (ECIS 2010); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Pretoria, South Africa.

2009

Conference Proceedings

Gal U, and Kjærgaard A (2009) Identity in organizations: a review of information systems research 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2009); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Verona, Italy.

Germonprez M, Hovorka D, and Gal U (2009) Theorizing on secondary design JAIS Theory Development Workshop 2009; Sprouts Alliance, Phoenix, Arizona.

2008

Journal Articles

Gal U, and Berente N (2008) A Social Representations Perspective on Information Systems Implementation: Rethinking the Concept of ‘Frames’ Information Technology and People, 21 (2), 133-154. [More Information]

Gal U, and Berente N (2008) A Social Representations Perspective on Information Systems Implementation: Rethinking the Concept of 'Frames' Information Technology and People, 21 (2), 133-154. [More Information]

Gal U, Lyytinen K, and Yoo Y (2008) The dynamics of IT boundary objects, information infrastructures, and organisational identities: the introduction of 3D modelling technologies into the architecture, engineering, and construction industry European Journal of Information Systems, 17 (3), 290-304. [More Information]

Gal U, Yoo Y, and Lyytinen K (2008) The Dynamics of IT Boundary Objects, Social Infrastructures and Social Identities: The Introduction of 3D Modeling Technologies into the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry European Journal of Information Systems, 17, 290-304.

Conference Proceedings

Alter S, Gal U, Lipien D, Lyytinen K, and Russo N (2008) Information Systems and the Service Economy: A Multidimensional Perspective IFIP Working Group 8.2 Conference 2008; Springer, Boston. [More Information]

Berente N, Gal U, and Hansen S (2008) The Ethics of Social Stratification and the IT User 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2008; Association of Information Systems, Galway, Ireland.

Gal U, and Jensen T (2008) Information Systems Implementation and Organisational Identities International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2008; Association for Information Systems (AIS), France.

Gal U, and Jensen T (2008) Organisational Identity and the Appropriation of Information Systems IADIS International Conference on Information Systems 2008; IADIS Press, Algarve, Portugal.

2007

Conference Proceedings

Berente N, and Gal U (2007) Beyond Groups and Communities – Social Stratification and the IT User OASIS Workshop 2007 in Montreal.

Gal U, Lyytinen K, Lou-Carlo J, and Rose M (2007) Explaining Radical Technology-Based Innovations in Organisations 13th American Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2007).

2006

Conference Proceedings

Berente N, Gal U, and Yoo Y (2006) Dressage and the Illusion of Enterprise Control 14th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2006; Goteborg University, Sweden.

Gal U, and Berente N (2006) Control and Enterprise Systems: A Multidimensional View OASIS Workshop 2006 in Milwaukee.

2005

Conference Proceeding

Gal U, Yoo Y, and Boland R (2005) The Dynamics of Boundary Objects, Social Infrastructures, and Social Identities 13th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2005; University of Regensburg, Germany.

Selected grants

Recent Units Taught

  • BUSS6002 Data Science in Business

  • BUSS7901 Research Design

  • EMBA6006 Challenging Business Models

  • INFS2010 People, Information and Knowledge

  • INFS2030 Digital Business Management

  • INFS6016 Technology Enabled Business Innovation

Newsroom articles

  • How biometric monitoring can impact on your career 05 Jan 2019

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Uri Gal from the Business School about companies using data to make day-to-day decisions about staffing. The article was syndicated across Nine Media’s print mastheads.

  • Uri Gal on ABC News TV 20 Dec 2018

    ABC News TV

    ABC News TV interviewed Associate Professor Uri Gal from the Business School about Facebook allowing large companies access to users’ data.

  • Uri Gal on 2GB and 5AA 05 Apr 2018

    2GB Sydney and 5AA Adelaide

    Associate Professor Uri gal was interviewed on 2GB Sydney and 5AA Adelaide on the Cambridge Analytica Facebook data scandal.

  • Cambridge Analytica scandal is not a 'breach'. It is Facebook's business model in action 22 Mar 2018

    ABC Online

    ABC Online published an article by Associate Professor Uri Gal on the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

  • Uri Gal on ABC Radio 22 Mar 2018

    ABC Radio (Brisbane, Gold Coast)

    ABC Radio (Brisbane, Gold Coast) interviewed Associate Professor Uri Gal on privacy issues with the free wi-fi being offered at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

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