PhD in Computer Science and Information Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, (1979)
Master of Science – System Sciences and Information Systems, Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade, (1974).
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Automation and Control Theory major (5-year program), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, (1970)
My research interests have evolved from Information Systems (IS) development, use and implications in organizational contexts, to broader social adoption and implications of Information Technologies, including more recently digitalization, datafication and AI. As a researcher, supervisor and teacher for many years I developed interest in theoretical foundations and methodological advancements of IS research. In my empirical studies I found particularly insightful interpretive and critical social approaches and affiliated qualitative research methods. In recent decade, my empirical studies of digital work (eg. crowdsourcing, digital nomadism) and algorithmic automation of decision-making (in public sector), among others, led to exploration and adoption of sociomaterial and process oriented research perspectives. These perspectives open new horizons in understanding digital transformation and its ethical consequences.
Since Jan 2021 Emeritus Professor at UNSW
Jan 2019 Scientia Professor at UNSW
Jan 2012–June 2014 Presiding member of the Australian School of Business and the member of UNSW Academic Board
2005–2008 Head of School of Information Systems and Technology Management, UNSW Business School
2002 Professor of Information Systems, UNSW, Sydney
1998–2001 Professor and Founding Chair in Information Systems, Faculty of Management, UWS, Sydney
1996–1997 Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Consultancy, UWS Hawkesbury, Sydney
1993–1995 Professor of IS and Deputy Dean and Head of School of Information Systems and Management Science, Faculty of Commerce and Administration, Griffith University, Brisbane
1990 – 1992 Professor of Information Systems and Deputy Dean (Research) and Acting Dean, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo
1983 - 1990 Associate Professor of Information Systems, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo,Bosnia and Herzegovina
1981 - 1992 Founder and Head of Research Laboratory for Systems Analysis (LASA), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo
1976 - 1983 Assistant Professor and Chair of Information Systems Unit, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo
Since 1974 Founding member of the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo
2019-2023 Digital Nomadism: How IT Enables New Forms of Working and Organizing, Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP190102780 (Chief Investigator with A/Prof Daniel Schlagwein, University of Sydney) Total funds: $390,000
2012-2014 Productivity and work-life balance in technology-enabled virtual work environments, Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP120104521 (chief Investigator with Prof John Campbell, University of Canberra) Total funds: $210,000
2008 E-Democracy: NSW Government Online Youth Consultation, NSW Government grant (Chief Investigator) Total funds: $60,000
2000-2004 Knowledge Management Enabling Environment: A New Concept, Technology and Methodology, Australian Research Council SPIRT grant, Industry partner: Credit Suisse First Boston Australian Equities (Chief Investigator) Total funds: $350,000
2001-2002 Investigation of Business Education in Australia, AUTC Business Education Study, (Project leader) Total funds: $300,000.
2016-2017 Digital Nomads, D. Schlagwein as chief investigator ($18,600);
2013-2014 The Ethicality of Crowdsourcing, D. Schlagwein as chief investigator ($9,100).
In addition to the above, Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic was a Chief Investigator in a range of infrastructure grants, internal research grants, and an industry research grant while at Griffith University and UWS (totalling $680,000).
SELECTED AWARDS AND HONOURS
2022 John Campbell Research Impact Award for the paper Olivera Marjanovic, Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, and Richard Vidgen “Algorithmic pollution: Making the invisible visible” Journal of Information Technology, (A*), Vol 36, No 4, pp. 391-408.
2021 UNSW Emeritus Professor
2018 UNSW Scientia Professor
2018 Member of the AIS College of Senior Scholars
2018 AIS Fellow Award
2017 Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2017: Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., Galliers, B., Henfridson, O., Newell, S. and Widgen, R. (2014) “The Sociomateriality of Information Systems: Current Status, Future Directions”, MIS Quarterly, Vol 38, No. 3, pp. 809-830
2016 The OR Society’s Stafford Beer Medal for the best paper appearing in EJIS "Identity Metamorphoses in Digital Disruption: A Relational Theory of Identity", co-authored with Utesheva and A., Simpson, J. European Journal of Information Systems, Vol 25, pp. 344–363
2015 Best Paper at ACIS 2015 Cecez-Kecmanovic D. and Marjanovic, O. "Ethical Implications of IT-enabled Information Flows Conceived as Intermediaries or Mediators”, Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2015), Adelaide
2015. Best Theme Paper of ICIS 2015 Boell, S. and Cecez-Kecmanovic, D. “What is ‘Information’ Beyond a Definition?”, 26th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015), Went Worth, TX.
2011 Best Theoretical Paper ACIS 2011 awarded by AAIS, Boell, S. and Cecez-Kecmanovic, D. "Theorizing Information – From Signs to Sociomaterial Practices", Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) 2011 Sydney.
2010 Australian School of Business Award for Outstanding Postgraduate Research Supervision
2009 Best Paper of Volume 11 JGITM Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., Janson, M. and Zupancic, J. “Transition to Market Economy through Information Systems and Organizational Learning: A Case of Sava Company”, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, the Special Issue on “Information Technology in Transition Economies”, Vol. 11, No. 4., 10-32. 2008
2007. Best Paper #2 ACIS 2007 awarded by Australian Computer Society Cecez-Kecmanovic, D. and Nagm, F. “Understanding IS Projects Evaluation in Practice through an ANT Inquiry”, Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), Christchurch, New Zealand
2006 Best Paper of Volume 17 ISJ Janson, M., Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., and Zupancic, J. “Prospering in a transition economy through information technology-supported organizational learning”, Vol 17, 3-36. 2006
2006 Emerald Literati Network 2006 Award for Excellence for the paper Janson, M. and Cecez-Kecmanovic, D. "Making sense of e-commerce as a social action" Information Technology & People journal, Vol 18, No 4, pp. 311-342. 2005
2005 Best theoretical paper at ACIS 2005 awarded by AAIS, Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., “Critical Approach in Information Systems Research: The Differences that Matter”, Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Sydney, Australia
2000 Research Excellence Award, Faculty of Management, UWS
1989 Woman (Academic) of the Year (in the former Yugoslavia)
1988/90 Excellence in Research and Development Award, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo
1973/74 Fulbright scholarship