Walter Fernandez

Emeritus Professor

After 20 years in the corporate sector, Walter moved to academe in 2003 to develop his expertise in managing programs and complex projects. His work focus on the deployment of technology to achieve significant transformation and benefits.  These include addressing societal challenges, such as rapid urbanisation trends and smart cities, and the co-creation of digital platforms for addressing the multiple challenges of refugees and migrants.

Walter has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in top conferences and journals and is an active member of the international information systems community. He is a Senior Editor for the Journal of the Association for Information Systems and Associate Editor for Information Systems Research and past AE for the European Journal of Information Systems, among other journals.

 

Conference Papers
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da Silva A; Fernandez W, 2020, 'The pursuit of sustainable ICT4D: Lessons from Timor-Leste', in Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 2261 - 2270
2020
Priandi M; Fernandez W; Sandeep MS, 2020, '’Escalation of Commitment’ as a Force for Good? Evidence from an Indonesian Digital Government Project', in Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, presented at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, 07 January 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.24251/hicss.2020.278
2020
Carugati A; Mola L; da Cunha JV; Fernandez WD, 2020, 'The maturity of enterprise architecture capability and the evolving benefits of enterprise architecture', in 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2020: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, AoM 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2020.238
2020
Priandi M; Fernandez W; Mysore Seshadrinath S, 2019, 'The Role of Context in IS Research: A Review of E-government Research in Developing Economies', in Ben Dhaou S; Carter L; Gregory M (eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2019), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Melbourne VIC Australia, pp. 387 - 390, presented at The 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2019), Melbourne VIC Australia, 03 April 2019 - 05 April 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3326365.3326416
2019
Khan MR; Fernandez W; Jiang J; Klein G, 2018, 'Building organisational support for an IT-enabled transformation program-the process of coopting', in PACIS 2018 Proceedings, Association for Information Systems (AIS), Yokohama, Japan, presented at The 22th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2018., Yokohama, Japan, 28 June 2018 - 30 June 2018, https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2018/
2018
Khan R; Fernandez W; Jiang JJ; Klein G, 2017, 'The Shifting Sand of Program Coordination Effort: Lessons from IT-enabled Transformation Programs', in Proceedings of the 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2017), The 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2017), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, presented at The 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2017), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 04 December 2017 - 06 December 2017, https://www.acis2017.org/program/conference-program/conference-proceeding/
2017
Khan R; Fernandez W; Jiang JJ, 2016, 'Is there such a thing as agile IT program management?', in eProceedings of the 11th International Research Workshop on Information Technology Project Management (IRWITPM 2016), Association for Information Systems, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 156 - 165, presented at The 11th International Research Workshop on Information Technology Project Management (IRWITPM 2016), Dublin, Ireland, 10 December 2016 - 10 December 2016, http://aisel.aisnet.org/irwitpm2016/4
2016
Da Silva AP; Fernandez W, 2016, 'Sustainability of ICTD projects and its influencing factors: A comprehensive literature review', in Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), Kauai, Hawaii, USA, pp. 2718 - 2727, presented at The 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), Kauai, Hawaii, USA, 05 January 2016 - 08 January 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.341
2016
da Silva A; Fernandez W, 2016, 'Significance of ‘Contexts’ in ICTD Projects: Alignment and Misalignment of Stakeholders' Interests', in Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), Kauai, Hawaii, USA, pp. 2708 - 2717, presented at The 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), Kauai, Hawaii, USA, 05 January 2016 - 08 January 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.340
2016
Khan RR; Fernandez WD; Jiang JJ, 2015, 'Beyond Projects: Coordination process in IT enabled programmes', in eProceedings of the 10th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt 2015), Association for Information Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, presented at The 10th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt 2015), Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 12 December 2015 - 12 December 2015, http://aisel.aisnet.org/irwitpm2015/1/
2015
Khan R; Fernandez W; Jiang J, 2014, 'Interdependencies and IS Programme Coordination and Control', in Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at The 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, 14 December 2014 - 17 December 2014, http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/7977
2014
Carugati A; Da Cunha JV; Mocker M; Fernandez WD, 2014, 'IS Education for Executives: Joys and Pains', in Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014), Association for Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at The 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014), Auckland, New Zealand, 14 December 2014 - 17 December 2014, http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2014/proceedings/Panels/6/
2014
Da Silva A; Fernandez W, 2013, 'Beyond free lunch: Building sustainable ict4D', in ECIS 2013 - Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems
2013
Fernandez W; 21. Bailyn L; Glaser B; Holton J; Levina N; Walsh I, 2013, 'What Grounded Theory is.', in What Grounded Theory is., The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL, USA, presented at The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL, USA, 09 August 2013 - 13 August 2013
2013
Da Silva A; Fernández W, 2011, 'More than hope and good intentions: Deploying ict projects at the edge of development', in 19th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2011
2011
Fernández W; Bergvall-Kåreborn B; Djordjevic M; Lovegrove K; Fernández-Velasco J; Talent M, 2010, 'How IS design can contribute to a major climate change mitigation project', in Information Systems Foundations: The Role of Design Science, pp. 165 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/isf.12.2010.08
2010
Lin ACH; Fernandez W; Gregor S, 2010, 'Designing for enjoyment and informal learning: A study in a museum context', in PACIS 2010 - 14th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, pp. 904 - 915
2010
Lew S; Fernandez W; Goode S, 2010, 'IT outsourcing by small and medium enterprises: Experiences from Singapore', in 5th International Conference on Qualitative Research in IT and IT in Qualitative Research, QualIT 2010
2010
Lin ACH; Fernandez W; Gregor S, 2010, 'Understanding enjoyment and informal learning in the Museum's context - An innovative qualitative content analysis approach', in 5th International Conference on Qualitative Research in IT and IT in Qualitative Research, QualIT 2010
2010
Da Silva A; Fernández WD, 2010, 'Exploring E-government projects in East Timor', in 5th International Conference on Qualitative Research in IT and IT in Qualitative Research, QualIT 2010
2010
Nguyen V; Fernández W, 2009, 'Bridging the gaps: Packaged software implementation projects in Vietnam', in 17th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2009
2009
Cha KJ; Gregor S; Fernandez W, 2008, 'Towards a deeper understanding of IT-enabled transformation', in ACIS 2008 Proceedings - 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, pp. 207 - 217
2008
Fernández W; Martin MA; Gregor S; Stern SE; Vitale M, 2007, 'A multi-paradigm approach to grounded theory', in Information Systems Foundations: Theory, Representation and Reality, pp. 231 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/isftrr.11.2007.12
2007
Thomas G; Seddon PB; Fernandez W, 2007, 'IT project evaluation: Is more formal evaluation necessarily better?', in PACIS 2007 - 11th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Managing Diversity in Digital Enterprises
2007
Leahmann H; Fernández WD, 2007, 'Adapting the grounded theory method for information systems research', in QualIT 2007 - Qualitative Research: From the Margins to the Mainstream
2007
Robinson M; Fernandez W; Goode S, 2007, 'Strategic supply chain management in a large bakery', in International Society for the Systems Sciences - 51st Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, ISSS 2007, pp. 819 - 835
2007
Urquhart C; Fernández W, 2006, 'Grounded theory method: The researcher as blank slate and other myths', in ICIS 2006 Proceedings - Twenty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems, pp. 457 - 464
2006
Journal articles
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Cecez-Kecmanovic D; Davison R; Fernandez W; Finnegan P; Pan S; Sarker S, 2020, 'Advancing Qualitative IS Research Methodologies: Expanding Horizons and Seeking New Paths', Journal of the Association of Information Systems, vol. 21, pp. 246 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.17705/1jais.00599
2020
Jiang JJ; Klein G; Fernandez W, 2018, 'From Project Management to Program Management: An Invitation to Investigate Programs Where IT Plays a Significant Role', Jounal of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 19, pp. 40 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.17705/1jais.00479
2018
Jiang J; Klein G; Fernandez W, 2018, 'From Project Management to Program Management: An Invitation to Investigate Programs Where IT Plays a Significant Role', JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS, vol. 19, pp. 40 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.17705/1jais.00480
2018
Carugati A; Fernández W; Mola L; Rossignoli C, 2018, 'My choice, your problem? Mandating IT use in large organisational networks', Information Systems Journal, vol. 28, pp. 6 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12120
2018
Fernandez WD, 2016, 'Commentary on Davison and Martinsons' 'Context is King! Considering particularism in research design and reporting'', JOURNAL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, vol. 31, pp. 265 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41265-016-0004-8
2016
Walsh I; Holton JA; Bailyn L; Fernandez W; Levina N; Glaser B, 2015, 'Rejoinder: Moving the Management Field Forward', Organizational Research Methods, vol. 18, pp. 620 - 628, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1094428115589189
2015
Walsh I; Holton JA; Bailyn L; Fernandez W; Levina N; Glaser B, 2015, 'What Grounded Theory Is…A Critically Reflective Conversation Among Scholars', Organizational Research Methods, vol. 18, pp. 581 - 599, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1094428114565028
2015
Goode S; Lin C; Fernandez W; Jiang JJ, 2014, 'Exploring two explanations of loyalty in application service provision', European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 237, pp. 649 - 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2014.02.003
2014
Birks DF; Fernandez W; Levina N; Nasirin S, 2013, 'Grounded theory method in information systems research: Its nature, diversity and opportunities', European Journal of Information Systems, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ejis.2012.48
2013
Urquhart C; Fernández W, 2013, 'Using grounded theory method in information systems: The researcher as blank slate and other myths', Journal of Information Technology, vol. 28, pp. 224 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jit.2012.34
2013
Fernandez W; Fernandez WD, 2012, 'Qualitative methods in IS/IT research: Issues, contributions and challenges', Australasian Journal of Information Systems, vol. 17, pp. 5 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v17i2.784
2012
Lin ACH; Fernandez WD; Gregor S, 2012, 'Understanding web enjoyment experiences and informal learning: A study in a museum context', Decision Support Systems, vol. 53, pp. 846 - 858, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2012.05.020
2012
Fernandez WD; Lehmann H, 2011, 'Case Studies And Grounded Theory Method In Information Systems Research: Issues And Use', Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, vol. 13, pp. 4 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228053.2011.10856199
2011
Fernández W; Bergvall-Kåreborn B; Djordjevic M; Lovegrove K; Nayar S, 2010, 'Using design as boundary spanner object in climate change mitigation projects', Australasian Journal of Information Systems, vol. 16, pp. 51 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v16i2.590
2010
Fernández WD; Goode S; Robinson M, 2010, 'Uneasy alliances: Tradition and ICT transformation in the value chain', Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, vol. 20, pp. 234 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10919392.2010.494526
2010
Thomas G; Fernández W, 2008, 'Success in IT projects: A matter of definition?', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 26, pp. 733 - 742, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2008.06.003
2008
Gummesson E; Thulesius H; Nathaniel A; Andrews T; McCallin AM; Rosenbaum M; Gynnild A; Fernandez W; Pergert P, 2007, 'After Discovery: Growing Success', GROUNDED THEORY REVIEW, pp. 43 - 75, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000410121800005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2007
Gregor S; Martin M; Fernandez W; Stern S; Vitale M, 2006, 'The transformational dimension in the realization of business value from information technology', Journal of Strategic Information Systems, vol. 15, pp. 249 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsis.2006.04.001
2006
Fernández WD, 2003, 'Using the glaserian approach in grounded studies of emerging business practices', Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, vol. 2, pp. 83 - 94
2003
Book Chapters
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Urquhart C; Fernandez W, 2016, 'Using grounded theory method in information systems: The researcher as blank slate and other myths', in Enacting Research Methods in Information Systems: Volume 1, pp. 129 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29266-3_7
2016
Mola L; Rossignoli C; Fernandez W; Carugati A, 2012, 'IT-Driven Modernisation in Agriculture: New theories for a new phenomenon', in Information Systems Foundations: Theory Building in Information Systems, ANU Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/isf.10.2012.09
2012
Thomas G; Seddon PB; Fernandez W, 2008, 'IT project evaluation: Why more formal evaluation is not necessarily better', in Evaluating Information Systems: Public and Private Sector, pp. 78 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780080570105
2008
Thomas G; Seddon P; Fernandez W, 2008, 'Effective IT project evaluation', in Irani Z; Love P (ed.), Evaluating Information Systems
2008

Innovation Research Network Seed Grant for advancing the Smart Cities research agenda.

Digital Platforms for Refugees: The co-creation of effective collaborative solutions and ecologies in the not-for-profit sector.

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant—Governance of information technology programmers: achieving accountability, control, and success.

ARC Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development—Adoption and Effective Use of Information Communication Technologies in Indigenous Communities in Australia.

ARC Discovery Grant—The Key Strategies in Firms’ Realization of Value from ICT.

ICT Research Study. Australian Government, Department of Communications Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA), Competitive Research Grant—Achieving Value from ICT: Key management strategies.