Emeritus Professor Walter   Fernandez
Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez

PhD Information Systems (QUT), Master of Information Technology (QUT), BBus (Computing) w/Disticntion (QUT)

Business School
Sch of Info and Tech

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.

 

Phone
02 9385 7796
Location
Level 2, Quadrangle Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    Thomas G; Seddon P; Fernandez W, 2008, 'Effective IT project evaluation', in Irani Z; Love P (ed.), Evaluating Information Systems
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2013
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2013
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2012
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2012
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2011
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2008
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2006
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Journal articles | 2003
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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/
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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/
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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/
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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/
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    Da Silva A; Fernandez W, 2013, 'Beyond free lunch: Building sustainable ict4D', in ECIS 2013 - Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    Nguyen V; Fernández W, 2009, 'Bridging the gaps: Packaged software implementation projects in Vietnam', in 17th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2009
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Emeritus Professor Walter Fernandez
    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

Awards

Grants

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.

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