Personal details

Name
Adjunct Professor Jan Christof Recker
Position(s)
Adjunct Professor
QUT Business School,
Management
Discipline *
Information Systems, Business and Management, Environmental Science and Management
Phone
+61 7 3138 0939
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Association for Information Systems
  • AIS Special Interest Group on “Systems Analysis and Design”
  • AIS Special Interest Group on “Process Automation and Management”
  • Emerald Literati Network
  • GI Special Interest Group on “Business Process Management with Event-Driven Process Chains (EPC)”
  • Australasian Association for Information Systems
  • Business Process Management Research Center
  • WINet Wirtschaftsinformatik-Netzwerk Muenster e.V.
Keywords

Organizational Innovation, Conceptual modeling, IT-enabled Transformations, Experimental research, Sustainability, Experiments, Survey research, Qualitative research, Design research

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

Biography

Jan Recker is Full Professor in the School of Management at the QUT Business School. Prior to this appointment, he was Professor and inaugural Woolworths Chair of Retail Innovation in QUT”s Information System School. He is a Fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation and a Fellow of the Liechtenstein Chapter of the Association for Information Systems. Jan has won several awards for his research, most of which is currently in the areas of Organizational Innovation, Conceptual Modelling and Green IS. Organizational Innovation describes practices by which organizations seek to improve their business models and provide new products and services to consumers. Conceptual Modelling is a popular approach for analyzing and building software as well as organizational systems, by starting with models of how an organization works. I focus specifically on process models. Green IS concerns how organizations can leverage information systems to improve their ecological footprint, and how individuals can engage in environmentally sustainable behaviors at work. Jan is ranked among the top Information Systems researchers globally, as measured by publications in the discipline’s top journals. For more information about Jan Recker, please visit his website at http://www.janrecker.com.

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Professor Jan Christof Recker.

Teaching

Teaching areas:

  • business process management
  • process modeling
  • analysis and improvement
  • information systems development
  • introduction to information systems
  • innovation
  • information systems research

Jan teaches core and elective units in:

He has won a number of awards for his teaching in these areas. He has also taught undergraduate and postgraduate students from other faculties taking IT elective units at both Gardens Point and at Carseldine. He is also teaching coursework units to higher degree research students at QUT and elsewhere. His book Scientific Research in Information Systems: A Beginner’s Guide is a mandatory textbook in many doctoral research courses all over the globe. He has held teaching appointments in Australia, Europe, Asia, among others.

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Professor Jan Christof Recker.

Experience

Jan’s research has been funded by organisations such as Woolworths, Suncorp, CBA, SAP and others. He has provided research, consultancy, training and advisory services to over thirty Australian organizations, including Hargraves, Woolworths, Australian Federal Police, DHS, Queensland Government, Ausenco, IP Australia, Energex, CPA Australia, Landgate, Stanwell, QSuper and others.

Having been the Woolworths Chair of Retail Innovation, his track record in working with Woolworths spans back to 2009 and includes consultancy services, directly funded research projects and invited keynotes at corporate conferences.

He is a regular invited keynote speaker at Australian technology and innovation events such as BiiG, Hargreaves Connect and others.

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Professor Jan Christof Recker.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence for sustained exceptional contributions to the university in Innovative and Creative Practices
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2015
Details
Appointment as Editor-in-Chief for the Communications of the Association for Information Systems, starting 1 July 2015
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2015
Details
Elected as Associate Editor for the premier Information Systems journal, the Management Information Systems Quarterly, for 2015-2016.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
SEF Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision, in recognition of supervision of Higher Degree Research Students
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
2013 Vice Chancellor Performance Team Award, for outstanding contributions to the university in Productive and Sustainable Partnerships (together with T. Kohlborn)
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2012
Details
Inaugural Holder of the Woolworths Chair of Retail Innovation
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2010
Details
Recipient of a Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, to conduct research on business process design quality.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award for outstanding contributions to the university in research
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
LEX Performance Improvement Award for the Most Improved Unit by Student Evaluation
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2008
Details
ACPHIS Information Systems Doctoral Thesis Award

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
A Theory of Innovation Systems
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP160103407
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Developing a Theory of Green Information Systems
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150100163
Start year
2015
Keywords
Environmental sustainability; information systems; design theory
Title
Business process decomposition
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP130102454
Start year
2013
Keywords
process modelling; conceptual modelling
Title
Designing Process Models to Support Communication and Decision-making
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE120100776
Start year
2012
Keywords
Process Modeling; Model Quality; Experimental Research
Title
Facilitating Business Process Standardisation and Reuse
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP110100252
Start year
2011
Keywords
Business Process Management; Open Source; Process Reuse; Process Standardisation; Process Governance
Title
Next-Generation Reference Process Models
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0665480
Start year
2006
Keywords
Business Process Management; Enterprise Systems; Business Process Modelling; Reference Models

Supervision