Professor Andrew Burton-Jones
Andrew Burton-Jones
Professor of Business Information Systems
  • PhD, Computer Information Systems (Georgia State University)
  • MInfSys, Information Systems (The University of Queensland)
  • BCom(Hons), Accounting Information Systems (The University of Queensland)
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Room 531, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Andrew graduated from UQ’s Commerce program in 1998 and worked for several years in IT risk management for one of the Big-4 accounting/consulting firms. He then moved to Georgia State University in Atlanta, USA, to complete his Ph.D., followed by seven years at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he became a tenured Associate Professor. He returned to UQ in May 2012.

    Andrew has taught information systems in undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs, in several counties. He has a particular interest in IT governance and control, IT development, and IT strategy. He undertakes research in three areas. His first area focuses on how effectively organisations use IT. For example, he has been studying the effective use of electronic health records in health authorities. His second research area focused on improving methods to analyse and design IT systems. For example, he has examined ways to improve the specification of user requirements. His third research stream focuses on improving theories and methods used by researchers in the Information Systems discipline.

    He has published in and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and other outlets. He recently completed a term as Representative for the Americas for the Association of Information Systems and commenced a term as International Representative for the Academy of Management (OCIS Division).

    Research interests

    Effective use of IT
    The practical goal of this research is to help organizations measure how effectively their IT systems are being used and learn what they can do to improve the use of their systems by staff. The academic goal is to reach a deeper understanding of information systems through an understanding of their use.
    Theories and methods
    The goal of this research is to help improve the theories and methods used in the Information Systems field and thereby improve research practices.
    User requirements
    The practical goal of this research is to help organizations to elicit and document user requirements in such a way that the systems will ultimately meet users’ needs. The academic goal is to research a deeper understanding of information systems through an understanding of their development.

    Publications

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    Memberships

    • Association for Information Systems
    • Academy of Management
    • Operations Research Society (INFORMS)
    • Information Systems Audit and Control Association

    Distinctions

    Best Associate Editor Award, Information Systems Research (ISR, INFORMS), 2012
    Technology Vision Award, Association for Information Systems (AIS), 2012
    Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Research Excellence Award (Junior Category), 2011
    Killam Teaching Prize, University of British Columbia, 2010 (university-wide award)
    Best Reviewer Award, Information Systems Research, 2007
    Best Reviewer Award, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2007, 2011
    Best Paper Award, MIS Quarterly, 2007
    Best Publication Award, Association for Information Systems, 2007
    ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2006 (also known as the ICIS Doctoral Dissertation Award)
    Best Research Paper Award, International Conference on Information Systems, Barcelona 2002
    Co-winner of the Thomas Brown and Son’s Memorial Thesis Prize for Best Honours Thesis, Department of Commerce, University of Queensland 1998
    Butterworths Books Prize, Department of Commerce, University of Queensland, 1997
    Shell Prize in Accounting, Department of Commerce, University of Queensland, 1997

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Understanding and Improving the Effective Use of Electronic Medical Records UQ Development Fellowships 2017-2020 $356,855
    Learning how to reconfigure the governance of multi-site electronic medical record projects to achieve planned and emergent benefits UQ FirstLink Scheme 2016 $15,000
    How to align a firm’s IT resources with its business needs attracts much attention in organisations, and hence in IS research Australian Research Council, Discovery 2014-2016 $270,000
    Clarifying Domain Semantics Through Improved Conceptual Modelling Australian Research Council 2012-2019 $165,000
    Effective Use of ICT: A Meta-Review of Four Disciplines Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 2010 $19,000
    Research Laboratory for Information Systems Analysis, Design, and Use Canadian Foundation for Innovation/Leader’s Opportunity Fund 2009-2012 $83,058
    Adapting Information Systems Effectively: A Study of End User Actions Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 2009-2011 $71,721
    Making Conceptual Models Clearer and More Understandable Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 2009 $15,000
    Explaining and Measuring Effective System Usage: A Representation Theory Perspective Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 2006-2008 $44,630
    A Theoretical Foundation for Defining and Representing Internal Controls Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 2006-2008 $42,000