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Professor Guy Gable
Faculty of Science,
School of Information Systems
Discipline *
Information Systems
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PhD (University of Bradford), MBA (University of Western Ontario), BCom (University of Alberta)


Business value of IT, Enterprise Systems (ERP) management, IT consultant management, IT evaluation, Research Systems, Information systems evaluation, Information systems management, Research Methodology, Research Project Management, Research Training

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Professor Guy G. Gable (Ph.D.Bradford, MBA Ivey, B.Comm. Alberta) heads the Research-Systems Research Programme, Information Systems School, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. He migrated from Canada (Arthur Young) to Sydney Australia (PWC) 1983, joined National University of Singapore 1986, then QUT 1994.

His practice-inspired thesis (1stprize ICIS’92) “IS Consultant Engagement Success” and preoccupation with conceptualisation and measurement, spawned exploration of Enterprise Systems (ES) issues & impacts and knowledge management for ES success, engendering a focus on IS evaluation. He brought to academe early recognition of the importance of package software and mid-90s spearheaded international research attention to ES. His early collaborative research with SAP spawned at QUT the 4th SAP university application hosting centre.

His intrigue with ‘things methodological’ already apparent at PWC, was evidenced early in academe, culminating in his 2015 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grant “Towards Engineering Behavioural Research Design Systems,” a meta-view of research methods as designed artefacts. An evangelist of research training strategy, he’s presented across Pacific-Asia. A fervent proponent of IS doctoral consortia, 2015 he led the CAIS report “The Role of the Doctoral Consortium” which represents doctoral consortia as unique to IS – a signature pedagogy.

He’s been instrumental in growing IS research capacity in Pacific-Asia, having supervised 26 PhDs now pursuing successful academic careers in Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and China (and USA), including two ACPHIS Thesis Medallists. Amongst the most successful IS Australian Academics with ARC grant scheme, he’s attracted several million $AUD.

He’s championed IS/AIS in Pacific-Asia, originated the Asia Pacific Directory of IS (merged 1998 with other world directories as AIS Faculty Directory), brought the 3rd PACIS to QUT, and initiated the 1st PACIS doctoral consortium (1997). A Charter Member, he’s held a range of AIS roles. Senior Editor JSIS (since 2003), he’s served on boards of MISQ, JAIS, EJIS and others. He led the 2003-2006 AIS sponsored study “The Information Systems Academic Discipline in Pacific Asia” (special issue CAIS’07), that spawned a book “The Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia” (ANUePress’08). 2013 he received the 1st “PACIS Plaque of Appreciation” for lifetime contribution. 2016 he was made a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems.

This information has been contributed by Professor Guy Gable.


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