About MAD

Meet The Team

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Associate Professor David Pauleen

Associate Professor in Business Information Systems

David J. Pauleen (PhD) is an associate professor in the School of Management, Massey University, Albany, New Zealand. Current research issues interests include emerging work practices, personal knowledge management, cross-cultural information and knowledge management, and virtual team leadership, dynamics, communication and technology.

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Dr.Nazim Taskin

Senior Lecturer

Nazim Taskin joined Massey University in 2012 and is a lecturer in the School of Management. He teaches Business Information Systmes papers. His current research interests include ERP systems, strategic alignment, SCM, CIT, cloud computing, and big data.

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Dr Shane Scahill

Senior Lecturer

Shane started at Massey in January 2014 following 15 years self-employment in primary care including: consulting, project management, clinical teaching and research. Shane teaches into the entrepreneurship and health services management streams and has linkage with the School of Nursing. His research specialisation is investigating the relationship between organisational culture and effectiveness

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Dr Ali Intezari Harsini

Lecturer

Ali Intezari is a Lecturer at UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Prior to joining the University of Queensland, he held academic position at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. He has taught courses at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels. His research interests include: organizational wisdom theory, strategic decision-making under uncertainty (knowledge- and wisdom-based view), knowledge management and knowledge leadership in international organizations. He has published in the fields of management, and information systems; and has won multiple research awards.

External Link @The University of Queensland

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Dr Faruk Balli

Lecturer

Faruk received his PhD from University of Houston in 2007. Prior to joining Massey University, he worked as a research Economist in Central Bank of Qatar, in Dubai University as Assistant Professor and in University of Houston as a Teaching Fellow. His research interests lie on the edge of international macroeconomics and international finance. His research areas mainly cover but not limited to the topics of international finance, macroeconomic aspects of international finance, international portfolio allocation, income and consumption smoothing, and modelling the volatility in asset prices

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Simone Gressel

PhD Student

Thesis Title:

Organizations are confronted with an ever-growing amount of data that poses technical and analytical challenges. While data and analytics can provide managers with unique opportunities to improve their decision making, organizations have to manage increasing amounts of raw data, gain an understanding from it, and make it accessible to their employees. Academic and practitioner literature vastly embraces the big data hype and often goes so far as to say: Data can and should replace the reign of experienced managers. In my research, I am looking at the reality of using analytics for managerial decision making: Where do NZ organizations stand in their data journey, and to what extent do managers rely on data? What are common challenges that these organizations are facing? How can decision outcomes be improved by the use of data? And, what part does human judgement still play in the decision making process?

Supervisors

A/Pro David Pauleen

Dr Nazim Taskin

External Link @Massey University

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Kasuni Weerasinghe

PhD Student

Thesis Title:

The growing use of information systems in the healthcare sector, on top of increasing patient population, diseases and medication, is generating enormous amounts of unstructured and complex data that have the characteristics of ‘big data’. Until recent times data driven approaches in healthcare to make use of large volumes of complex healthcare data were considered difficult, if not impossible, because available technology was not mature enough to handle such data. However, recent technological developments around big data analytics have opened promising avenues for healthcare to make use of big-healthcare-data for more effective healthcare delivery. Due to the growth of healthcare data, and its potential to improve the healthcare system, developed countries demonstrate a great interest to use big data analytics. However practitioners highlight the need for big data analytics initiatives to be aligned with clear business objectives, in order to achieve success. Taking an interpretivist approach, this research explores how big data analytics is perceived by policy makers, planners, funders and users of the healthcare, with an aim to understand how it influences business-IT alignment across the NZ healthcare sector

Supervisors

A/Pro David Pauleen

Dr Nazim Taskin

Dr Shane Scahill

External Link @Massey University

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Yi-Mei Huang

PhD Student

Thesis Title:

The influence of personal knowledge management on consumer decision making in medical insurance: Individuals are encouraged to participate in their own health care medical treatment decisions by health care professionals in order to improve health care services and treatment outcomes. However, in the age of technology, individuals are often confronted with considerable volumes of information when reading through literature relating to health care medical treatment. Health care consumers may have difficulty absorbing the information into their base of knowledge, and this may hinder decision making. Thus, it is important to explore ways to help individuals make more effective health care decisions. Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a method to enhance an individual’s learning ability and critical thinking skills, which involves technology and personal skills to overcome information overload, allowing an individual to make more effective decisions. PKM studies have been carried out primarily in the field of education, and there has been very little research or significant conceptual development of PKM in the context of health care decision making. This research aims to address this issue by answering the question: In what ways can PKM improve individual decision making in deciding on health care medical treatment? To address the research question, a PKM and decision making action learning training program will be developed, with data collection and analysis based on grounded theory approaches. The training program will be used to capture individual’s problems and feelings about information overload in reference to health care information retrieval and decision making, as well as individual’s experiences of PKM. A purposive sampling technique will be used to identify and engage participants who are consumers of health care medical treatment, while a theoretical sampling method will be used to decide which data and from where to collect next. Members of New Zealand patient health advocacy groups and the public will be invited to participate in the study. Additionally, PhD students will be approached in a pilot project to help assist in developing a high-quality training program. The main objective of this study is to better understand:

  • Information and knowledge retrieval and use issues with individuals making health care decisions;
  • The role of information and knowledge in individual health care decision making;
  • The role of PKM in improving individual health care decision making.
  • This study is expected to provide new insights for PKM implementation and is based on the premise that PKM will help individuals improve their skills and abilities when confronting health-related decisions in an information-rich environment. There is little research conducted in this area, and the study is expected to contribute to the conceptualisation of PKM in academic literature and to practice, through development of a training program.     

    Supervisors

    A/Pro David Pauleen

    Dr Nazim Taskin

    Dr Shane Scahill

    External Link @Massey University

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    Thi Thanh Hoa Nguyen

    PhD Student

    Thesis Title:

    A study of the Internet of Things integration in the New Zealand dairy supply chain.     .     

    Supervisors

    A/Pro David Pauleen

    Dr Nazim Taskin

    A/Pro Lynn Jeffrey

    External Link @Massey University

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