Associate Professor Sabine Matook
Sabine Matook
Associate Professor in Information Systems
  • PhD, Information Systems (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • DipBusAdmin/MBA, Business Administration (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • BA, Business Administration (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
+61 7 334 68049
Room 425, Colin Clark Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Dr Sabine Matook is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at the UQ Business School, University of Queensland. She received her doctoral degree from the Technische Universität (TU) Dresden, Germany.

    Sabine Matook's research interests are in agile information systems development, human behaviour in online social networks, and the IT artifact.

    She is an Associate Editor with the European Journal of Information Systems and is the research paper chair for the 2019 European Conference on Information Systems as well as the general track chair for the 2017 and 2018 Australasian Conference on Information Systems.

    She has held visiting positions at the University of Arizona (Eller College of Management), Georgia State University, University of Louisville, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria, and at the University of La Serena, Chile. Dr Matook's work has appeared in the European Journal of Information SystemsInformation Systems Journal, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information & Management, the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Decision Support Systems, and the Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. Dr Matook has presented research papers at a variety of international conferences, including the International Conference on Information Systems.

    Research interests

    Agile Information Systems Development
    This research field focuses on the software development under the agile methodology paradigm. I study interpersonal relationships and particularly commercial friendships in agile teams, social governance mechanisms for the team, critical success factors in agile ISD, lean agile development, issues related to distributed development teams and team performance.
    Human Behaviour in Online Social Networks
    This research field focuses on social media and particularly online social networks as a technology for humans for their leisure and work. I examine human behaviour in online social networks, the use and adoption of the technology, change is network structures over time, and possibilities for innovative usage.
    Projects include: Understanding Mobile Individuals' Feelings of Social Loneliness.
    Projects include: Social Media and Relationships - book chapter and corresponding teaching slides (to be used under a creative commons license)

    IT Artifact Research
    This research field focuses on theorizing about the IT artifact in IS research and intitial findings have been published at ICIS 2008 with Susan A. Brown.
    Projects include: Providing a systems thinking framework for information systems research to delineate characteristics of IT artifacts


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    2009 Award for Excellence in Research at UQ Business School
    2000 Dr Feldbausch Award, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Governance of Agile Software Development Projects Discovery Project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) 2016-2018 Undisclosed
    Adopting Online Social Networks for Commercial Friendships University of Queensland 2010-2011 Undisclosed
    UQ Travel Awards Category 2 University of Queensland 2009 Undisclosed
    User Goals, System-Goal Match, and Perceived Usefulness University of Queensland 2006-2007 Undisclosed