Professor Ron Weber
Ron Weber
Professor of Information Systems
  • PhD (University of Minnesota)
  • MBA (University of Minnesota)
  • B.Com. (Hons.), 1st Class, University Medal (The University of Queensland)
  • B.Com. (The University of Queensland)
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+61 7 3346 8148
Room 424, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Ron graduated in 1972 with first-class honors and a University Medal in Accounting from the University of Queensland. From 1970 to 1973, he worked as a programmer, systems analyst, and project manager in the Queensland Main Roads Department. He then undertook his MBA and PhD in Management Information Systems at the University of Minnesota.

    In 1977 Ron returned to Australia as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Public Finance at the Australian National University. In 1979 he took up the post of Reader in Commerce at The University of Queensland. In 1981 he was appointed Professor of Commerce, and in 1988 he was the inaugural appointment to the GWA Chair in Commerce, which he held until 1993. In 2004, Ron left the University of Queensland to take up the position of Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. In 2013, he was Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus President of Monash’s South African campus in Johannesburg.

    Ron has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, New York University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta, the University of Otago, Nanyang Technological University, and City University of Hong Kong.

    Publications

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    Memberships

    • Fellow, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, 1993
    • Fellow, Australian Computer Society, 1984
    • Fellow, CPA Australia, 1984
    • Associate, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, 1984
    • Member, Australian Computer Society, 1977
    • Senior Associate, Australian Society of Accountants,1973
    • Associate, Australian Computer Society, 1970
    • Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (Fellow)
    • Association for Information Systems (Fellow)
    • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (Life Member)

    Distinctions

    International Association for Information Systems LEO Award for Exceptional Lifetime Achievement in the Information Systems Discipline, December 2011.
    Doctoral Consortium Faculty Member, Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Brisbane, 28-30 November 2010.
    Doctoral Consortium Faculty Member, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Shanghai, July 2004.
    Doctoral Consortium Faculty Member, International Conference on Information Systems, Seattle, December 2003.
    Elected Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, 11 November 2002.
    Elected to Life Membership, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, July 2002.
    Faculty Member, AAANZ Doctoral Colloquium, Perth, July 2002.
    Conference Patron, 2002 Oceania Computer Audit, Control, and Security Conference, Brisbane 2002.
    Elected Fellow of the Association for Information Systems, December 2000.
    Winner of the 2000 ISWorld Award for ISWorld List Digest Web Site (http://www.commerce.uq.edu.au/isworld/)
    Prime Minister’s Award for University Teacher of the Year, December 2000.
    Australian Universities Teaching Committee Award in Business, Economics and Related Studies, December 2000.
    Inaugural Outstanding Educator Award, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, July 2000.
    Notable Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, July 2000.
    University of Queensland Teaching Award, 1999.
    Price Waterhouse Summer Doctoral Workshop Visiting Distinguished Scholar, Michigan State University, July 1998.
    Faculty Member, AAANZ Doctoral Colloquium, Hobart, 1997.
    Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair, International Conference on Information Systems, Cleveland, 1996.
    Coopers & Lybrand Visiting Research Professor, Australia and New Zealand, 1994-1995.
    The University of Queensland MBA Students' Association Inaugural Elephant Stamp Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1994.
    International Information Systems Audit and Control Association's Silver Jubilee Award for contributions to the profession and the discipline, 1994.
    Doctoral Consortium Faculty Member, International Conference on Information Systems, Vancouver, 1994.
    Doctoral Consortium, Co-Chair, International Federation of Information Processing Societies, AUS-TC8, Conference, Gold Coast, May 1994.
    Doctoral Consortium Faculty Member, International Conference on Information Systems, Dallas, Texas, 1992.
    Doctoral Consortium Faculty Member, International Conference on Information Systems, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 1987.
    Doctoral Consortium Faculty Member, International Conference on Information Systems, Houston, Texas, 1983.
    Australian Computer Industry's "Chips" Award - Best Computer Article of the Year, 1982.
    Beta Gamma Sigma 1977.
    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Doctoral Dissertation Grant 1976.
    University of Minnesota Corporate Fellowship 1974-1976.
    Alpha Iota Delta 1975.
    Who's Who Amongst Students in American Universities and Colleges 1974-1976.
    Walter E. Heller Fellowship 1974-75.
    Australian-American Educational Foundation Travel Grant (Fulbright) 1973.
    Queensland State Government Scholarship 1967-1969.

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    ARC Discovery Project Award, with Andrew Burton-Jones Australian Research Council 2011-2013 $165,000
    ARC Discovery Project Award, with Simon Milton Australian Research Council 2007-2009 $162,000
    ARC Linkage Project Award, with Michael Rosemann and Iris Vessey. Australian Research Council 2004-2006 $188,399
    ARC Discovery Project Award ,with Graeme Shanks Australian Research Council 2001-2003 $184,000
    ARC Award Australian Research Council 1999 $12,533
    ARC Award Australian Research Council 1995-1997 $105,000
    ARC Award Australian Research Council 1993 $9,000
    UQ Special Project Grant with Jim Hann University of Queensland 1992 $10,977
    ARC Award Australian Research Council 1992 $8,000
    ARC Award Australian Research Council 1991 $7,000
    ARC Award, with Paul Bailes and Andrew Lister Australian Research Council 1989 $16,544
    Australian Research Grants Scheme Award, with Iris Vessey Australian Research Council 1984 $10,000
    Dutch Limperg Research Institute Contract, with Gordon B. Davis Dutch Limperg Research Institute 1980 $30,000
    Experts: 
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