Professor Barney   Tan
Head of School

Professor Barney Tan

  • Ph.D., Information Systems, National University of Singapore, 2012
  • B.Comp. (Hons), Information Systems, National University of Singapore, 2004
Business School
School of Information Systems and Technology Management

Barney is the Head of School and a Professor at the School of Information Systems and Technology Management (SISTM) of UNSW Business School. He graduated with a PhD in Information Systems from the National University of Singapore, and was formerly Professor of Strategic Information Systems and Deputy Head of the Discipline of Business Information Systems at The University of Sydney.

His research interests include strategic information systems, digital platforms and ecosystems, IT and sustainable development, IT management in the Asia-Pacific, and qualitative research.

Barney’s research has been published in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Association of Information Systems, and Information Systems Journal. He is also currently a Senior Editor at Information Systems Journal and Information Technology and People, as well as an Associate Editor at Information and Management and Internet Research

Barney is an award-winning educator and research supervisor over his time at The University of Sydney, receiving a total of 22 awards in 11 years, including the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) Teacher of the Year award for 2019 and 2020, the SUPRA Supervisor of the Year award for 2019, 2020 and 2021, as well as the inaugural The University of Sydney Business School Dean’s Award for Teaching in 2019.

Location
Rm 2096, Level 2, West Wing, Quadrangle Building E15
  • Book Chapters | 2013
    Tan B, 2013, 'NS portal: Transforming the public services of the ministry of defence of Singapore', in Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Case Book, pp. 135 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814417839_0007
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Tan B, 2013, 'Constructing a platform for information technology value co-creation: Lessons from the alliance for corporate excellence programme (ACE) of Singapore’s ministry of finance', in Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Case Book, pp. 85 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814417839_0004
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Tan B; Pan SL; Cha V, 2013, 'Developing a customer-centric, inclusive e-government: Lessons from the central provident fund board of Singapore', in Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Case Book, pp. 53 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814417839_0003
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Tan B; Pan SL; Cha V, 2013, 'The evolution of Singapore’s infocomm plans: Singapore’s e-government journey from 1980 to 2007', in Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Case Book, pp. 1 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814417839_0001
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Tan B; Pan SL, 2013, 'Achieving and enhancing e-government integration: Lessons from the land data hub project of the Singapore land authority', in Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: A Case Book, pp. 115 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814417839_0006
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Leong C; Tan FTC; Tan B; Faisal F, 2022, 'The emancipatory potential of digital entrepreneurship: A study of financial technology-driven inclusive growth', Information and Management, vol. 59, pp. 103384 - 103384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2020.103384
    Journal articles | 2022
    Meng T; Ng E; Tan B, 2022, 'Digital attrition: The negative implications of the sharing economy for the digital options of incumbent firms', Information Systems Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12380
    Journal articles | 2021
    Xiao X; Tan B; Leong C; Tan FTC, 2021, 'Powered by “Qinghuai”: The melding of traditional values and digital entrepreneurship in contemporary China', Information Systems Journal, vol. 31, pp. 769 - 802, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12301
    Journal articles | 2021
    Muthukannan P; Tan B; Chiang FT; Leong C, 2021, 'Novel mechanisms of scalability of financial services in an emerging market context: Insights from Indonesian Fintech Ecosystem', International Journal of Information Management, vol. 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2021.102403
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tan F; Ondrus J; Tan B; Junsuk O, 2020, 'Digital Transformation of Business Ecosystems: Evidence from the Korean Pop Industry', Information Systems Journal: an international journal promoting the study and practice of information systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12285
    Journal articles | 2020
    Leong C; Faik I; Tan FTC; Tan B; Khoo YH, 2020, 'Digital organizing of a global social movement: From connective to collective action', Information and Organization, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infoandorg.2020.100324
    Journal articles | 2020
    Au CH; Tan B; Sun Y, 2020, 'Developing a P2P lending platform: stages, strategies and platform configurations', Internet Research, vol. 30, pp. 1229 - 1249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/INTR-03-2019-0099
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zaitsev A; Gal U; Tan B, 2020, 'Coordination artifacts in Agile Software Development', Information and Organization, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infoandorg.2020.100288
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tan B; Pan SL; Chen W; Huang L, 2020, 'ORGANIZATIONAL SENSEMAKING IN ERP IMPLEMENTATION: THE INFLUENCE OF SENSEMAKING STRUCTURE', MIS QUARTERLY, vol. 44, pp. 1773 - 1809, http://dx.doi.org/10.25300/MISQ/2020/11872
    Journal articles | 2020
    Muthukannan P; Tan B; Gozman D; Johnson L, 2020, 'The emergence of a Fintech Ecosystem: A case study of the Vizag Fintech Valley in India', Information and Management, vol. 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2020.103385
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tan B; Pan SL; Chen W; Huang L, 2020, 'Organizational sensemaking in erp implementation: The influence of sensemaking structure', MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, vol. 44, pp. 1773 - 1810, http://dx.doi.org/10.25300/misq/2020/11872
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tye M; Leong C; Tan FTC; Tan B; Khoo YH, 2018, 'Social media for empowerment in social movements: The case of Malaysia’s grassroots activism', Communications of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 42, pp. 408 - 430, http://dx.doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.04215
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ng E; Tan B, 2018, 'Achieving state-of-the-art ICT connectivity in developing countries: The Azerbaijan model of Technology Leapfrogging', Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, vol. 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12027
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tan B; Ng E; Jiang J, 2018, 'The process of Technology Leapfrogging: Case analysis of the national ICT infrastructure development journey of Azerbaijan', International Journal of Information Management, vol. 38, pp. 311 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.10.008
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tan F; Tan B; Sun Y, 2018, 'Social Shaping Leadership in Enterprise System Acquisition and Development: The Influence of Reference Users in Xizi Holdings', Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application, vol. 19, pp. 157 - 173, https://aisel.aisnet.org/jitta/vol19/iss2/8
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tan FT; Tan BC; Wang WJ; Sedera D, 2017, 'IT-enabled Operational Agility: An Interdependencies Perspective', Information and Management, vol. 54, pp. 292 - 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2016.08.001
    Journal articles | 2017
    Leong C; Tan B; Xiao X; Tan FTC; Sun Y, 2017, 'Nurturing a FinTech ecosystem: The case of a youth microloan startup in China', International Journal of Information Management, vol. 37, pp. 92 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2016.11.006
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tan FT; Tan B; Lu A; land L, 2017, 'Delivering Disruption in an Emergent Access Economy: A Case Study of an E-Hailing Platform', Communications of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 41, pp. 497 - 516, http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol41/iss1/22/
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tan FT; Cahalane M; Tan BC; Englert J, 2017, 'How GoGet CarShare’s Product-Service System is Facilitating Collaborative Consumption', MIS Quarterly Executive, vol. 16, pp. 265 - 277, http://misqe.org/ojs2/index.php/misqe/article/view/800
    Journal articles | 2016
    Tan FT; Tan B; Pan S, 2016, 'Developing a Leading Digital Multi-Sided Platform: Examining IT Affordances and Competitive Actions in Alibaba.com', Communications of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 38, pp. 738 - 760, http://dx.doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.03836
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sun Y; Cao H; Tan B; Shang RA, 2016, 'Developing Frugal IS Innovations: Applied insights from Weqia.com', International Journal of Information Management, vol. 36, pp. 1260 - 1264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2016.08.008
    Journal articles | 2015
    Tan B; Pan SL; Lu X; Huang L, 2015, 'The role of IS capabilities in the development of multi-sided platforms: The digital ecosystem strategy of alibaba.com', Journal of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 16, pp. 248 - 280
    Journal articles | 2015
    Tan B; Pan SL; Zuo M, 2015, 'Harnessing collective IT resources for sustainability: Insights from the green leadership strategy of China mobile', Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, vol. 66, pp. 818 - 838, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23215
    Journal articles | 2015
    Tan B; Yi C; Chan HC, 2015, 'Deliberation without attention: The latent benefits of distracting website features for online purchase decisions', Information Systems Research, vol. 26, pp. 437 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/isre.2015.0566
    Journal articles | 2013
    Wang Z; Huang J; Tan B, 2013, 'Managing organizational identity in the e-commerce industry: An ambidexterity perspective', Information and Management, vol. 50, pp. 673 - 683, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2013.05.002
    Journal articles | 2011
    Pan SL; Tan B, 2011, 'Demystifying case research: A structured-pragmatic-situational (SPS) approach to conducting case studies', Information and Organization, vol. 21, pp. 161 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infoandorg.2011.07.001
    Journal articles | 2010
    Tan BCC; Pan SL; Hackney R, 2010, 'The strategic implications of web technologies: A process model of how web technologies enhance organizational performance', IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, vol. 57, pp. 181 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2009.2023130
    Journal articles | 2007
    Pan SL; Tan BCC; Huang J; Poulsen B, 2007, 'The Development Paths of Non-Strategic Capabilities', European Management Journal, vol. 25, pp. 344 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2007.07.007
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Park HE; Tan B, 2020, 'The mechanisms of mobile gaming addiction', in International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2020 - Making Digital Inclusive: Blending the Local and the Global, India, presented at International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2020, India, 13 December 2020 - 16 December 2020, https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2020/general_topics/general_topics/3/
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Park HE; Tan B; Tan F; Ondrus J; Kato T, 2020, 'Hikikomori and technology-enabled escapism: An affordances and constraints perspective', in International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2020 - Making Digital Inclusive: Blending the Local and the Global, Online, presented at International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2020 - Making Digital Inclusive: Blending the Local and the Globa, Online, 12 December 2020 - 17 December 2020, https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2020/societal_impact/societal_impact/1/
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Tan FTC; Ondrus J; Kato TA; Tan B, 2020, 'Digital transformation and the socially reclusive: A study of ICT and the hikikomori in Japan', in Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS 2020, Dubai, UAE, presented at 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS 2020, Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2020 - 24 June 2020, https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2020/219/
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Ng E; Tan B; Meng T, 2019, 'The dark side of the sharing economy: The negative economic and social implications of ridesharing in China', in 40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Au CH; Tan B; Ge C, 2019, 'Fighting fire with fire: The use of an auxiliary platform to address the inherent weaknesses of a platform-based business', in 40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Ng E; Tan B; Davison RM; Sun Y, 2019, 'Guanxi in the digital age: The influence of social media on guanxi development', in 40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Ng E; Tan B; Sun Y; Tan FTC, 2018, 'Giving Customers Exactly What They Want: A Networked Perspective of IT-Enabled Mass Personalization', in ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Ng E; Muthukannan P; Tan B; Leong C, 2018, 'Fintech Platform Development: A Revelatory Case Study of a Chinese Microloan Startup', in ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Muthukannan P; Tan FTC; Tan B; Leong C, 2018, 'The Concentric Development of the Financial Technology (Fintech) Ecosystem in Indonesia', in ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Kim DD; Tan FTC; Tan B; Ondrus J; Oh J, 2018, 'IS Capabilities in the Development of an Innovation Ecosystem: A Case Study of the Hallyu (Korean Wave) Phenomenon', in ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Ng E; Grafton J; Tan B; Tan FTC, 2018, 'Doing more with less: The virality of IT-enabled frugal innovation', in Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, California, presented at The 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, California, 13 December 2018 - 16 December 2018, https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2018/practice/Presentations/3/
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Kim H; Tan F; Leong C; Kim DD; Ondrus J; Tan B, 2018, 'Value Co-creation in Digital Content Ecosystems: A Study of Hallyu', in Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018), Association for Information Systems (AIS), San Francisco, California, presented at The 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, California, 13 December 2018 - 16 December 2018, https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2018/governance/Presentations/13/
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Au CH; Tan B; Leong C; Chun Mian G, 2018, 'Disrupting the Disruptor: The Role of IS in Facilitating Second-Mover Advantage', in Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018), Association for Information Systems (AIS), San Francisco, California,, presented at The 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, California,, 13 December 2018 - 16 December 2018, https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2018/crowd/Presentations/3/
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Zaitsev A; Gal U; Tan B, 2018, 'Reviewing the Role of the Agile Manifesto and Agile Methods in Literature Completed Research', in AMCIS 2018 PROCEEDINGS, ASSOC INFORMATION SYSTEMS, New Orleans, LA, presented at 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) - Digital Disruption, New Orleans, LA, 16 August 2018 - 18 August 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000589328102137&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Zaitsev A; Gal U; Tan B, 2018, 'Reviewing the role of the agile manifesto and agile methods in literature', in Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Zhou VY; Tan B; Xiao X; Ge C, 2018, 'Digital natives and institutional pluralism: Managing a multi-generational workforce', in International Conference on Information Systems 2018, ICIS 2018
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Ng E; Muthukannan P; Tan B; Leong C, 2018, 'Fintech Platform Development: A Revelatory Case Study of a Chinese Microloan Startup', in ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Kim DD; Tan FTC; Tan B; Ondrus J; Oh J, 2018, 'IS Capabilities in the Development of an Innovation Ecosystem: A Case Study of the Hallyu (Korean Wave) Phenomenon', in ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Ng E; Tan B; Sun Y; Tan FTC, 2018, 'Giving Customers Exactly What They Want: A Networked Perspective of IT-Enabled Mass Personalization', in ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Muthukannan P; Tan FTC; Tan B; Leong C, 2018, 'The Concentric Development of the Financial Technology (Fintech) Ecosystem in Indonesia', in ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Ng E; Tan B; Sun Y; Tan FTC, 2017, 'Giving Customers Exactly What They Want: A Networked Perspective of IT-Enabled Mass Personalization', in Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Association for Information Systems, Seoul, South Korea, presented at The 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Seoul, South Korea, 10 December 2017 - 13 December 2017, http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2017/ServiceScience/Presentations/9/
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Ng E; Muthukannan P; Tan B; Leong C, 2017, 'Fintech Platform Development: A Revelatory Case Study of a Chinese Microloan Startup', in Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Association for Information Systems, Seoul, South Koera, presented at The 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Seoul, South Koera, 10 December 2017 - 13 December 2017, http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2017/DigitalPlatforms/Presentations/15/
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Kim DD; Tan FTC; Tan B; Ondrus J; Oh J, 2017, 'IS Capabilities in the Development of an Innovation Ecosystem: A Case Study of the Hallyu (Korean Wave) Phenomenon', in Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Association for Information Systems, Seoul, South Korea, presented at The 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Seoul, South Korea, 10 December 2017 - 13 December 2017, http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2017/Global-IS/Presentations/3/
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Muthukannan P; Tan B; Tan FTC; Leong C, 2017, 'The Concentric Development of the Financial Technology (Fintech) Ecosystem in Indonesia', in Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Association for Information Systems, Seuol, South Koera, presented at The 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Seuol, South Koera, 10 December 2017 - 13 December 2017, http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2017/TransformingSociety/Presentations/5/
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Yue L; Pan SL; Tan B, 2017, 'The Social Implications of Information Systems: Case Studies of Digitally-Enabled Social Innovation', in Proceedings of the 21st Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2017), Association for Information Systems, Langkawi, Malaysia, presented at The 21st Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2017), Langkawi, Malaysia, 16 July 2017 - 20 July 2017, http://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2017/276
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Lister T; Cahalane M; Tan F; Tan B; Saito L, 2017, 'The Yin-and-Yang of Collaborative Consumption Development: The Role of Ambidextrous IS Capabilities at Goget Carshare', in Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017), Association for Information Systems, Guimarães, Portugal, pp. 3013 - 3024, presented at The 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017), Guimarães, Portugal, 05 June 2017 - 10 June 2017, https://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2017_rip/50
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Yue L; Tan B; Cui L, 2016, 'The Development, Enactment and Social Implications of Digital Entrepreneurship: Insights from a Rural Chinese Village', in Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016), Association for Information Systems (AIS), Dublin, Ireland, presented at The 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016), Dublin, Ireland, 11 December 2016 - 14 December 2016, http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2016/EBusiness/Presentations/19/
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Tan FT; Ky D; Tan B, 2016, 'Toward a Process Theory of IT-Enabled Frugal Innovation: The Role of Organizational Bricolage in Koufu Singapore', in Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016), Chiayi, Taiwan, presented at The 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016), Chiayi, Taiwan, 27 June 2016 - 01 July 2016, http://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1382&context=pacis2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Zaitsev A; Tan B; Gal U, 2016, 'Collaboration amidst volatility: The evolving nature of boundary objects in agile software development', in 24th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Zaitsev A; Tan B, 2016, 'Agile projects done right: Lessons from project betterproduct', in Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Brown SA; Dennis AR; Samuel BM; Tan B; Valacich J; Whitley EA, 2016, 'Replication research: Opportunities, experiences and challenges', in 2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Tan F; Tan B; Land LP, 2015, 'The Affordance of Gamification in Enabling a Digital Disruptor: A Case Study of the goCatch Taxi Booking App', in Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2015), IEEE Computer Society, Kauai, Hawaii, pp. 1197 - 1206, presented at The 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2015), Kauai, Hawaii, 05 January 2015 - 08 January 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.145
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Yue L; Pan SL; Tan B; Cui L, 2015, 'Digitally enabled social innovation: A case study of community empowerment in rural China', in 2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Yue L; Pan SL; Tan B; Cui L, 2015, 'Digitally enabled social innovation: A case study of community empowerment in rural China', in 2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015
    Conference Proceedings (Editor of) | 2015
    Tan F; Tan B; Yuan S, (eds.), 2015, 'Social Shaping of Enterprise System Acquisition and Development: The Influence of Reference Users in XiZi Holdings', Fort Worth, Texas USA, presented at ICIS 2015, Fort Worth, Texas USA, 13 December 2015 - 16 December 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Yue L; Pan SL; Tan B; Cui L, 2015, 'Digitally Enabled Social Innovation: A Case Study of Community Empowerment in Rural China', in Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015), Association for Information Systems, Fort Worth, USA, presented at The 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015), Fort Worth, USA, 12 December 2015 - 16 December 2015, http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2015/proceedings/Sustainability/11/
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Tan FT; Tan BC; Sun Y, 2015, 'Social Shaping of Enterprise System Acquisition and Development: The Influence of Reference Users in XiZi Holdings', in Proceedings of the 36th International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS 2015), Association for Information Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, presented at The 36th International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS 2015), Fort Worth, Texas, 08 December 2015 - 13 December 2015, http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2015/proceedings/ManagingIS/15/
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Tan FTC; Wang W; Tan B, 2014, 'Toward Management Innovation for IT-Enabled Operational Agility: A Dependencies Perspective', in Proceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), Association for Information Systems, Chengdu, China, presented at The 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), Chengdu, China, 24 June 2014 - 28 June 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Zaitsev A; Gal U; Tan B, 2014, 'Boundary objects and change in agile projects', in Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2014
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Tan FTC; Tan B; Pan SL, 2013, 'Interdependencies and Collaborative Action for Platform Leadership: A Comparative Analysis of Two Leading Chinese Multi-Sided Digital Platforms', in Proceedings of the 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2013), Association for Information Systems, Jeju Island, South Korea, presented at The 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2013), Jeju Island, South Korea, 19 June 2013 - 22 June 2013, http://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2013/32
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Gal U; Hansen S; Tan B, 2012, 'Collaborative infrastructures for distributed work: The case of Haier's 1000-day information revolution', in International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012, pp. 1574 - 1591
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Wang Z; Huang J; Tan B, 2012, 'Managing organizational identity through ambidextrous capabilities: A dual level analysis', in Proceedings - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2012
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Tan B; Leong C; Hackney R, 2011, 'Achieving and Enhancing E-government Integration: Lessons from the Land Data Hub Project of the Singapore Land Authority', in Proceedings of the 32rd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2011), Association for Information Systems, Shanghai, China, presented at The 32 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2011), Shanghai, China, 04 December 2011 - 07 December 2011, http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2011/proceedings/IScurriculum/5
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Tan B; Pan SL; Zuo M, 2011, 'Attaining and enacting green leadership: Insights from the green it initiatives of china mobile', in Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2011), Association for Information Systems, Shanghai, China, presented at The 32nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2011), Shanghai, China, 04 December 2011 - 07 December 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Tan FTC; Pan SL; Tan B, 2011, 'The co-creation of service value: The case of a B2B exchange in China', in Seltsikas P; Bunker D; Dawson L; Indulska M (eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2011), Sydney, Australia, presented at The 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2011), Sydney, Australia, 29 November 2011 - 01 December 2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Tan B; Pan SL; Chou T-C; Huang J-Y, 2010, 'Enabling agility through routinized improvisation in it deployment: The case of chang chun petrochemicals', in Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010), Association for Information Systems, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, presented at The 31st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010), Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, 12 December 2010 - 15 December 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Tan B; Pan SL; Cha V, 2010, 'Developing a customer-centric, inclusive E-Government: Lessons from the central provident fund board of Singapore', in Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010), Association for Information Systems, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, presented at The 31st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010), Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, 12 December 2010 - 15 December 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Tan B; Pan SL; Chen W; Huang L, 2010, 'Evolutionary sensemaking in enterprise applications implementation: Insights from a state-owned enterprise in China', in Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010), Association for Information Systems, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, presented at The 31st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010), Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, 12 December 2010 - 15 December 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Krishnan S; Tan BCC; Pan SL, 2010, 'Process model of customer-centric E-government enabled service transformation: Insights from MINDEF’s portal implementation experience', in IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, pp. 187 - 200
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Tan B; Pan SL; Lu X; Huang L, 2009, 'Leveraging digital business ecosystems for enterprise agility: The tri-logic development strategy of alibaba.com', in Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2009), Association for Information Systems, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, presented at The 30th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2009), Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 15 December 2009 - 18 December 2009
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Tan BCC; Pan SL, 2008, 'Strategic Online Communities: How Online Communities Facilitate Business Strategies to Enhance Organizational Performance', in Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2008), Association for Information Systems, Paris, France, presented at The 29th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2008), Paris, France, 14 December 2008 - 17 December 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Tan BCC; Ng EH; Chan HC, 2008, 'The effect of distractions on online consumer satsifaction', in 16th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Tan BCC; Yi C; Chan HC, 2008, 'Beyond annoyance: The latent benefits of distracting website features', in ICIS 2008 Proceedings - Twenty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Tan BCC; Pan SL; Hackney RA, 2007, 'The Value of E-Business: How Web Assimilation Leads to Better Organizational Performance', in Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2007), Association for Information Systems, Montréal, Québec, Canada, presented at The 28th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2007), Montréal, Québec, Canada, 09 December 2007 - 12 December 2007

Hong Kong University Grants Committee General Research Fund (GRF) 2020-2022: ‘The Impact of Social Media on Digital Guanxi Formation in the Chinese Workplace’, Co-Investigator, HKD$475,617 (A$88,286)

The University of Sydney Business School Industry Partnership Grant 2017: ‘International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries Research Development Project’, Chief Investigator, A$27,238

Zhejiang Gongshang University Strategic Research Grant 2016-2019: ‘Emerging Digital Commerce Platforms: Development Patterns and Usage Behavior, Principal Investigator, CNY$300,000 (A$60,535)

The University of Sydney Bridging Support Grant 2016: ‘Fostering Australia-China Trade: An Investigation of the Role of Digital Commerce’, Chief Investigator, A$10,000

The University of Sydney Bridging Support Grant 2015: ‘Engaging China through Digital Commerce: Implications for Australian Firms’, Chief Investigator, A$10,000

The University of Sydney Business School General Research and Industry Partnership Grant 2014: ‘Engaging China: Digital Commerce Strategies for Australian Businesses’, Chief Investigator, A$12,408

The University of Sydney Business School Research Grant 2011: ‘Strategies for Competing in the Chinese Electronic Commerce Market: Implications for Australian Firms’, Chief Investigator, A$14,327

  • Supervisor of the Year, Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association, 2021
  • Teacher of the Year, Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association, 2020
  • Supervisor of the Year, Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association, 2020
  • Business School Research Award Nomination, University of Sydney, 2020
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Semester 1, 2020 (INFS3600 Business Information Systems in Practice)
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Semester 2, 2019 (INFS3600 Business Information Systems in Practice)
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching, University of Sydney, 2019
  • Teacher of the Year, Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association, 2019
  • Supervisor of the Year, Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association, 2019
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Semester 1, 2019 (INFS7903 Qualitative Research Methods)
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Semester 1, 2019 (INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation)
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Intensive January, 2019 (INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation)
  • Supervisor of the Year (Finalist), Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association, 2018
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Semester 2, 2018 (INFS3080 Business Information Systems Project)
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Semester 1, 2017 (INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation)
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Summer School, 2017 (INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation)
  • Business School Research Award Nomination, University of Sydney, 2016
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Summer School, 2016 (INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation)
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Semester 2, 2015 (INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation)
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Summer School, 2015 (INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation)
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Semester 2, 2014 (INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation)
  • The University of Sydney Business School Teaching Award Nomination, University of Sydney, 2012
  • The University of Sydney Business School Teaching Award Nomination, University of Sydney, 2011
  • Dean’s Citation for Teaching, University of Sydney, Semester 1, 2011 (INFS2030 eCommerce Business Management)
  • Research Achievement Award, National University of Singapore, 2011 – 2012
  • Dean’s Graduate Research Excellence Award, National University of Singapore, 2009 – 2010
  • President’s Graduate Fellowship, National University of Singapore, 2009 – 2010
  • Research Achievement Award, National University of Singapore, 2008 – 2009
  • Research Scholarship, National University of Singapore, 2006 – 2008
  • Dean’s List, National University of Singapore, 2003 – 2004

Barney is deeply passionate about translational research that contributes toward sustainable development. As an engaged researcher, Barney is often asked to provide advisory and consultancy support to the organizations he has studied, including national governments through his work with the United Nations International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries.

He has also been featured in technology-related articles in mainstream media outlets including ABC News, Business Insider, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, News.com.au, The Australian Financial Review, CIO, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

His research expertise spans the following areas:

  • Digital Platforms and Ecosystems
  • Fintech
  • Information Systems for Sustainable Development
  • IT Trends and Developments in the Asia-Pacific (including China and ASEAN countries)
  • Digital Transformation
  • Qualitative IS Research

Barney’s past and current editorial roles include:

  • Senior Editor, Information Systems Journal (2022 – Present)
  • Senior Editor, Information Technology and People (2019 – Present)
  • Associate Editor, Internet Research (2020 – Present)
  • Associate Editor, Information Systems Journal (2017 – 2021)
  • Associate Editor, Information and Management (2016 – Present)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Global Information Management (2016 – 2019)
  • Editorial Board Member, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (2017 – Present)

ABC News ‘Chinese activists lament the end of the last major US social media platform in China: LinkedIn’, October 22, 2021, available at https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-22/chinese-activists-dismayed-end-of-linkedin-in-china/100557200

upstart ‘Confronting online gaming in the modern world’, October 20, 2021, available at https://www.upstart.net.au/confronting-online-gaming-in-the-modern-world/

Life on Planet A ‘Episode 45: Cryptocurrency and Energy’, August 19, 2021, available at https://open.spotify.com/episode/0cSVk84XQXCxOsoF2B0iM8?si=BApFRDaMReOk5Spm4pbqbg

Ticker News ‘Crypto chat: Amazon denies report, regulatory clarity’, July 29, 2021, available at https://twitter.com/tickerNEWSco/status/1420677551408652293?s=20

Business Insider Australia ‘Locked out of property and increasingly pessimistic about the future, some young Australians see crypto as a path to wealth’, July 27, 2021, available at https://www.businessinsider.com.au/young-australians-crypto-path-to-wealth

ABC News ‘Chinese internet giant introduces facial recognition technology in a bid to control underage gaming’, July 22, 2021, available at https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-22/chinese-gaming-company-midnight-patrol-using-facial-recognition-/100306444

Ticker News ‘Heightened scrutiny: what’s behind China’s big tech crackdown?’, July 14, 2021, available at https://tickernews.synology.me:5001/sharing/BgRq6f6Dm

The Conversation ‘Facial recognition for gamers, app store bans for Didi: what’s behind China’s recent crackdown on big tech?’, July 14, 2021, available at https://theconversation.com/facial-recognition-for-gamers-app-store-bans-for-didi-whats-behind-chinas-recent-crackdown-on-big-tech-164395

3AW News Talk ‘Why Millennials are 11 times more likely to invest in cryptocurrency than Baby Boomers’, May 14, 2021, available at https://www.3aw.com.au/why-millennials-are-11-times-more-likely-to-invest-in-cryptocurrency-than-baby-boomers/

The New Daily ‘Elon Musk serves up another reminder of Bitcoin’s major flaws’, May 13, 2021, available at https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/finance-news/2021/05/13/elon-musk-bitcoin-tweet/

ABC TripleJ Hack ‘Experts warn cryptocurrency hype is unsustainable’, May 6, 2021, available at https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/hack/13324480

ABC TripleJ Hack ‘Young Aussies are turning to crypto investment to create wealth, but there's a dark side’, May 6, 2021, available at https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/young-aussies-crypto-scams/13332674

ABC Radio National ‘Should young Australians invest in the 'hype-train' of Bitcoin?’, February 16, 2021, available at https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/should-young-australians-invest-in-the-hype-train-of-bitcoin/13157188

Sydney Morning Herald ‘Rise of the teen traders: How 15-year-old Sam made $10,000 from bitcoin’, February 14, 2021, available at https://www.smh.com.au/national/rise-of-the-teen-traders-how-15-year-old-sam-made-10-000-from-bitcoin-20210212-p57226.html

The Australian ‘Mt Gox casts its shadow over bitcoin’, February 12, 2021, available at https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/markets/mt-gox-casts-its-shadow-over-bitcoin/news-story/ccf37dc48d8b6481436920bd947ccab5

Vice ‘Bitcoin Just Blew Up: Here’s What You Need to Know’, November 19, 2020, available at https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgzdjn/bitcoin-just-blew-up-heres-what-you-need-to-know

Business Insider ‘Alibaba isn't looking to dominate in the Australian market – but it's here for other reasons’, June 24, 2019, available at https://www.businessinsider.com.au/alibaba-isnt-looking-to-dominate-in-the-australian-market-but-its-here-for-other-reasons-2019-6

The Hans India ‘FinTech coordinator foresees boom for blockchain market’, July 13, 2018, available at https://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Andhra-Pradesh/2018-07-13/FinTech-coordinator-foresees-boom-for-blockchain-market/397674

The Australian Financial Review ‘How Alibaba became the template for China’s unicorns’, June 5, 2017, available at https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/management/how-alibaba-became-the-template-for-chinas-unicorns-20170508-gw065x

Sydney Business Insights ‘Entrepreneurship and China’s big three’, June 1, 2017, available at https://sbi.sydney.edu.au/chinas-big-three/

News.com.au ‘Chinese tech companies that are changing the world’, October 28, 2016, available at https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/chinese-tech-companies-that-are-changing-the-world/news-story/24a6929c4a8d23d7c4c52612a009ba5d

CIO ‘Alibaba Portal Opens Business Opportunities for Aussie Companies’, July 26, 2016, available at https://www.cio.com/article/3492303/alibaba-portal-opens-business-opportunities-for-aussie-companies.html

In The Black ‘The $8 Billion Business Battle over your Pets’, April 1, 2016, available at https://www.intheblack.com/articles/2016/04/01/the-8-billion-business-battle-over-your-pets

Bloomberg Business ‘The Secret of Taobao’s Success’, February 19, 2014, available at https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-02-18/the-secret-of-taobaos-success

Bloomberg Business ‘E-Commerce Gives a Lift to China's Rural Farmers’, February 14, 2014, available at https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-02-13/e-commerce-gives-a-lift-to-chinas-rural-farmers

The Conversation ‘The Social Side of E-Commerce: Lessons from Rural China’, January 6, 2014, available at https://theconversation.com/the-social-side-of-e-commerce-lessons-from-rural-china-19964