Dr Yenni Tim
Senior Lecturer

Dr Yenni Tim

PhD Information Systems, UNSW Sydney | Master of Science, National University of Singapore

Business School
School of Information Systems and Technology Management

 

A practice-oriented researcher, Dr. Yenni Tim specialises in Digital Resilience research. Her research program advances understanding on the effective design and use of digital technologies to anticipate, absorb, and adapt to major technological, organisational, and societal disruptions.

Yenni has conducted over 30 in-depth field studies and action design research across Asia, Europe, and Australia investigating contemporary digital resilience issues that are meaningfully relevant to, and impact, organisational and societal practices. These include the design and use of digital technologies in responding to and/or building forward from crises and emergencies (such as pandemics and natural disasters), extreme living conditions (such as poverty), digital exclusion, environmental destruction, and digital shocks (such as cyber-attacks).

In addition to research, academic-practitioner collaboration is also core to her teaching and leadership practices. In the education space, Yenni develops practice-informed educational innovations that expose learners to contemporary industry challenges and know-how.

To provide every student with the opportunity to experience the world of work, Yenni pioneered an innovative “Sandbox” pedagogy and founded the UNSW Sandbox Program (https://unsw.to/sandbox) in 2019 to realise effective, large-scale implementations of industry-engaged experiential learning. In less than two years, the Sandbox program has brought over 40 industry projects from 19 leading organisations, such as Salesforce, Ernst & Young, the Australian Red Cross, KPMG, Microsoft and more, into the curricula of Information Systems, Actuarial Studies, Commerce, and Marketing programs for over 2,100 students.

Her research, teaching, and leadership work has received accolades including funding from both industry and academia, international, national, and university awards, as well as professional appointments. Her work has also been covered by SBS radio, Sky News Australia, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, The Conversation, UNSW Newsroom, UNSW BusinessThink, among others.

Yenni serves the Information Systems community through her role as an Associate Editor for the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) and a Managing Editor for the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). She also regularly contributes reviews to journals (e.g., ISR, JSIS, I&M) for research relevant to digital resilience, affordances, and/or use qualitative or design research methodologies.

 

Location
2085, Level 2, Quadrangle Building E15
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Pan SL; Carter L; Tim Y; Sandeep MS, 2022, 'Digital sustainability, climate change, and information systems solutions: Opportunities for future research', International Journal of Information Management, vol. 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2021.102444
    Journal articles | 2022
    Tamm T; Hallikainen P; Tim Y, 2022, 'Creative analytics: Towards data-inspired creative decisions', Information Systems Journal, vol. 32, pp. 729 - 753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12369
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tim Y; Cui L; Sheng Z, 2021, 'Digital resilience: How rural communities leapfrogged into sustainable development', Information Systems Journal, vol. 31, pp. 323 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12312
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tim Y; Hallikainen P; Pan S; Tamm T, 2020, 'Actualizing business analytics for organizational transformation: A case study of Rovio Entertainment', European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 281, pp. 642 - 655, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2018.11.074
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tim Y; Ouyang T; Zeng D, 2020, 'Back to the future: Actualizing technology affordances to transform Emperor Qin's terracotta warriors Museum', Information and Management, vol. 57, pp. 103271 - 103271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2020.103271
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zeng D; Tim Y; Yu J; Liu W, 2020, 'Actualizing big data analytics for smart cities: A cascading affordance study', International Journal of Information Management, vol. 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2020.102156
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Bahri S; Fauzi A, 2018, 'Digitally enabled affordances for community-driven environmental movement in rural Malaysia', Information Systems Journal, vol. 28, pp. 48 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12140
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Bahri S; Fauzi A, 2017, 'Digitally enabled crime-fighting communities: Harnessing the boundary spanning competence of social media for civic engagement', Information and Management, vol. 54, pp. 177 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2016.05.006
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Ractham P; Kaewkitipong L, 2017, 'Digitally enabled disaster response: the emergence of social media as boundary objects in a flooding disaster', Information Systems Journal, vol. 27, pp. 197 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12114
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Dias M; Pan S; Tim Y; Land L, 2020, 'Digital imprinting: The role of history in digital strategising at a predigital organisation', 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/pacis2020/67/
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dias M; Pan S; Tim Y, 2019, 'Knowledge Embodiment of Human and Machine Interactions: Robotic Process Automation at the Finland Government', in Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2019), Association for Information Systems (AIS), Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden, pp. 11 - 11, presented at The 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2019), Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden, 08 June 2019 - 14 June 2019, https://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2019_rip/18/
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Cui L, 2018, 'Alibaba’s Digital Enablement Strategies in Rural China', in ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Cui L, 2018, 'Alibaba’s Digital Enablement Strategies in Rural China', in ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Ouyang T, 2018, 'Museum in the Age of Digital Transformation', in Proceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2018), Association for Information Systems (AIS), Yokohama, Japan, presented at The 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2018), Yokohama, Japan, 26 June 2018 - 28 June 2018, https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2018/102/
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Cui L, 2017, 'Alibaba’s Digital Enablement Strategies in Rural China', in Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS2017), Association for Information Systems, Seoul, South Korea, presented at The 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS2017), Seoul, South Korea, 10 December 2017 - 13 December 2017, http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2017/PracticeOriented/Presentations/6/
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Bahri S; Khan AFA, 2014, 'Social Media as Boundary Objects: A Case of Digitalized Civic Engagement in Malaysia', in Proceeding of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2014), Auckland, New Zealand, presented at The 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2014), Auckland, New Zealand, 08 December 2014 - 10 December 2014, http://hdl.handle.net/10292/8105
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Wang J; Tim Y; Wong WF; Ong ZL; Sun Z; Li HH, 2014, 'A coherent hybrid SRAM and STT-RAM L1 cache architecture for shared memory multicores', in Proceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC, pp. 610 - 615, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ASPDAC.2014.6742958
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Tim Y; Yang L; Pan SL; Kaewkitipong L; Ractham P, 2013, 'The emergence of social media as boundary objects in crisis response: A collective action perspective', in International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013): Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design, pp. 3882 - 3893
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Wang J; Tim Y; Wong WF; Li HH, 2013, 'A practical low-power memristor-based analog neural branch predictor', in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, pp. 175 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISLPED.2013.6629290

  • AIS Early Career Award - by Association for Information Systems (AIS) (2021)
  • Dean's Emerging Leadership Award - by UNSW Business School (2021)
  • Value in Action Award - by UNSW Business School (2021)
  • The Heinz Harant Award for Teaching Innovation by UNSW (2020)
  • Dean’s Research Fellow – by UNSW Business School (2020 to 2022)
  • National Award of ICT Educator of the Year – by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) (2019)
  • Best Poster Award at 2019 Learning and Teaching Forum – by UNSW Office of the PVC Education (2019)
  • John Prescott Award for Outstanding Teaching Innovation – by UNSW Business School (2019)
  • Staff Excellence Award for Research Achievement – by the UNSW Business School (2018)
  • The Professor M Weinstock Memorial Prize Most Innovative Completed PhD – by UNSW Business School (2018)
  • Best Practice-oriented Paper Award – by the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS) (2017)

  • Co-Lead for Sustainability and Resilience Research, at the Digital Sustainability Knowledge Hub (DS Hub), UNSW Business School - 2021 to present
  • Associate Editor for the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) (ABDC A* Journal) – 2020 to present
  • Managing Editor for the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) (ABDC A* Journal) – 2019 to present
  • Core Member of the Digital Enablement Research Network (DERN), UNSW Business School – 2016 to present

My Research Supervision

  • Digital Sustainability 
  • Resilient Strategy for the Future of Work (completed)

My Teaching

Current Courses Taught