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Savanid (Nui) Vatanasakdakul

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  • Title: Doctor
  • Position: Senior Lecturer - Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
  • Qualifications: BSc Stat/IT (CU), BCom (STOU), MICT (UOW), MElecCom (UOW), PhD (UNSW)

Contact Details

Areas of Expertise

  • Adoption and diffusion of Information Systems (IS) and e-commerce;
  • Cross-cultural issues on IS research;
  • Global aspect of IS;
  • Strategic fit perspective on the IS transfer in Asia;
  • Green information Systems
  • IS for collaboration including collaborative technologies and social media;
  • Accounting Information Systems;
  • IS auditing and assurance.

Profile

Savanid Vatanasakdakul is a senior lecturer at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She holds a PhD in Information Systems from the University of New South Wales, where she received a prestigious Australian Postgraduate Scholarship Award (APA). Her research interests include strategic fit and alignment in information technology transfer to Asia, and implications of national culture, digital divide and governance aspects in technology utilisation among organisations. She has been appointed as the editorial board member of the Journal of Global Information Technology Management, and secretary and founding committee member of SIGGreen at the Association of Information Systems. She has worked as an IT consultant for Deloitte Touch© Tohmatsu prior to entering academia.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certificate of Completion, Transformation in the "now" economy, ISACA, Australia, 2013 with
  • Certificate of Completion, Introduction to SAP ERP using Global Bike Inc. V2.1 Workshop, SAP Academic, 2012 with

Research grants

  • Investigator, The Governance of Post-Traumatic Dementia in Australian Veterans, Macquarie University Research Cluster Short-term Funding Application, 2014 ($9968.40)
  • Chief Investigator, The World IT project (Thailand representative), 2014
  • Expert, for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Institutional of Internal Auditors (IIA) Sydney in IT Assurance white paper project, 2014
  • Investigator, IT governance in the Thai tourism industry: Digitised tourism organisations, Tourism Authority of Thailand, 2014 (166,666 AUD)
  • Investigator, Reflecting on Using SAP in Business Programs, Learning and Teaching Index Fund, Macquarie University, 2014 (2,800 AUD)
  • Investigator, Organisational Justice and Trust in the Design of Management Control Systems in Inter-Organisational Relationships: A study of Australian listed domestic firms, CPA Australia, 2011-2012, 14,193 AUD
  • Investigator, Building sustainability into the cross faculty Business Information Systems major, Sustainability in Learning and Teaching Grants Scheme 2011, Macquarie University, January – December 2011, 13,831 AUD
  • Chief Investigator, I Don't Like IT!: Exploring Challenges in Accounting Information Systems Education (Phase II), Competitive Grants Scheme 2011, Macquarie University, January – December 2011, 10,000 AUD
  • Investigator, Action learning to embed sustainability skills in teaching and learning units in the Faculty of Business and Economics, Sustainability in Learning and Teaching Grants Scheme 2010, Macquarie University, March to December 2010, 14,875 AUD
  • Chief Investigator, From collaboration to e-collaboration: A comparative study between the use of e-collaborative technologies among auditors in Australia and Thailand from a cultural fit perspective, Macquarie University New Staff Grant 2009/2010, in collaboration with Deloitte Australia and Thailand, October 2009 to December 2010, $17,000 AUD
  • Chief Investigator, I Don't Like IT!: Exploring Challenges in Accounting Information Systems Education (Phase I), Competitive Grants Scheme 2009/2010, Macquarie University, July – December 2009, 9,996 AUD
  • Investigator, Developing Social and Environmental Risk Research Group, Strategic Support for Research Strengths (SSRS) 2009, Macquarie University, $56,767 AUD
  • Chief Investigator, Accounting Information Systems Education: Persisting Challenges and Pedagogical Solutions, LEAD2 Grant 2008/2009, Macquarie University, $3,000 AUD

Research Areas

  • Strategic fit and alignment
  • IT and E-commerce adoption in Asia
  • B2B e-commerce
  • Appropriateness of technology transfer
  • National cultural theories
  • Cultural Fit
  • Interorganiational Theories

PhD Thesis

An investigation of the appropriateness of internet technology for inter-firm communication in the Thai tourism industry.

The advent of Internet technology by Western countries, particularly the US, has created a new hope for developing countries to reduce poverty and to bridge the digital divide gap between rich and poor countries which is a growing concern since the industrial revolution. As a result, developing countries, which have hoped to become a part of globalisation and to sustain competitive advantage in the new economy, emphasise on building technological infrastructure in order to transfer Internet technology to their countries. For example, APEC emphasised that East Asia countries must have a strong telecommunication infrastructure in order to attract business that aim at the global market. "Once the infrastructure is in place; it has to be sustained in the face of constant technology development" (APEC, 2002). However, questions arise if developing countries succeed in building these infrastructures and they are able to launch the same online service models as Western countries, will their local people use it? After a long term investment in national plans and strategies, education, infrastructures, where will this lead these nationals to and will they actually meet the net benefit from using an e-commerce model?

The ideas of this research have emerged from the gaps in literature reviews and the author's previous experience in interview and observation of around 20 organisations across different industries on e-commerce adoption in Thailand (Vatanasakdakul et al., 2004). Thailand business organisations and policy makers realised the importance of Internet technology and the adoption of Internet based applications for communication between business-to-business (B2B). However, it is often heard from the organisations that "I know that e-commerce is very important. I am now having the technology, but why it does not work?" This yields the problem of the appropriateness of B2B e-commerce technology transfer to Thailand, whether the B2B e-commerce is suitable to the local context and how this impacts on the organisation's performance. Thus, this research begins to investigate the appropriateness of B2B e-commerce technology transfer in Thai tourism industry.

Publications

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  • Aoun, C., Vatanasakdakul, S., Ang, K. (2016). "Feedback for thought: examining the influence of feedback constituents on learning experience" Studies in Higher Education. (It is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03075079.2016.1156665.)
  • Blount, Y., Abedin, B., Vatanasakdakul, S., Erfani S. (2016). "Integrating enterprise resource planning (SAP) in the accounting curriculum: a systematic literature review and case study. Accounting Education (It is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09639284.2016.1138136.)
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., C. Aoun and Y. Chen (2013). "Effects of ERP Systems in China: Cultural Influences in the Manufacturing Industry " Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations 8: 41-66.
  • Preittigun, A., W. Chantatub and S. Vatanasakdakul (2012). "A Comparison between IT Governance Research and Concepts in COBIT 5." International Journal of Research in Management and Technology 2(6): 581-589.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S. and C. Aoun (2011). "Why don't accounting students like AIS?." International Journal of Educational Management 25(4): 328-342.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., J. D'Ambra and P. Ramburuth (2010). "IT Doesn't Fit: The Influence of culture on B2B in Thailand " Journal of Global of Information Technology Management 13(2): 10-38
  • Vatanasakdakul, S. and C. Aoun (2010). "Interorganisational Networks of Pressure and Influence: A Study of B2B in the Thai Tourism Industry." Journal of Information and Technology Research 3(1): 13-27

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  • Vatanasakdakul, S. (2010), E-Commerce Diffusion in Thailand: The Culture-Fit Dimension, VDM Verlag Germany.

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  • Vatanasakdakul, S., Tibben, W., & Cooper, J. (2006). What prevent B2B e-commerce adoption in developing countries?: A socio-cultural perspective. In E. Mrudula (Ed.), Cultural Framework and Challenges: Web Adoption and Practice. India Institute of Chartered Financial Analysis of India (ICFAI) University Press
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., Lee, E., & Cooper, J. (2004). The success strategies for hybrid business model: Needs for hybrid consumer research In M. Mendes, R. Suomi & C. Passos (Eds.), Digital communities in a networked society: eCommerce, eGovernment and eBusiness. USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  •  Vatanasakdakul, S., & Cooper, J. (2003). Socio cultural dimension on online services adoption for developing countries: If you build it, will they come? In C. Narciso & P. Bro (Eds.), Building society through e-commerce: e-government, e-business and e-learning. Chile: Guntenberg.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., & Ramburuth, P. (2005). Managing across cultures: An Australian manager in Thailand. In P. Ramburuth & C. Welch (Eds.), Casebook in International Business: Australian and Asia Pacific Perspectives. Australia: Pearson.

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Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Aoun, C., Ang, K., and Vatanasakdakul, S. (2014). "Where is the Feedback! A Decomposition of Feedback Mechanisms in an Introductory Information Systems Course," 20th Americas Conference of Information Systems - Smart Sustainability: the Information Systems Opportunity, Savannah, Georgia, 2014.
  • Aoun, C., Chew, E., and Vatanasakdakul, S. (2014). "Beyond Speculation: A Holistic Investigation into Factors Affecting Social Media Utilisation in the Workplace," 20th Americas Conference of Information Systems - Smart Sustainability: the Information Systems Opportunity, Savannah, Georgia, 2014.
  • Ngoh, S., Vatanasakdakul, S., and Smith, S. (2014). "Smart Statements – An Analysis of Organizational Green Statements," in 20th Americas Conference of Information Systems - Smart Sustainability: the Information Systems Opportunity: Savannah, Georgia, USA
  • Ngoh, S., Vatanasakdakul, S., and Smith, S. (2014). "Sustainable Symmetry: A Comparison of Institutional Green Statements," 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems- IT Ubiquitous and Collaborative Innovation, Chengdu, China 2014.
  • Chen, Y., Vatanasakdakul, S., and Aoun, C. (2013). "Governing IT: Factors Influencing the Success of IT Governance Frameworks Adoption in Australia," the 5th Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on Accounting Information Systems in to be held in connection with the 2013 International Conference in Information Systems in Milan on December 14, 2013, Milan, Italy, 2013.
  • Aoun, C. and S. Vatanasakdakul (2012). Social Media in the Workplace: Key Drivers for Inclusive Innovation. the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle, USA.
  • Zhong, X., S. Vatanasakdakul, C. Aoun (2012). Does culture matter? Cultural influences and IT governance integration mechanism. the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle, USA.
  • Zhong, X., S. Vatanasakdakul, C. Aoun (2012). IT Governance in China: Cultural Fit and IT Governance Capabilities the 16th of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
  • Aoun, C., Vatanasakdakul, S., and Bunker, D. (2011) "From Cloud to Green: E-Collaboration for Environmental Conservation," the 9th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-8.  
  • Aoun, C., Vatanasakdakul, S., and Cecez-Kecmanovic, D. (2011) "Can IS Save the World? Collaborative Technologies for Eco-Mobilisation," the 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-10.
  • Aoun, C., Vatanasakdakul, S., and Chen, Y. "IT Governance Framework Adoption: Establishing Success Factors," Governance and Sustainability in Information Systems – Managing the Transfer and Diffusion of IT: International Federation for Information Processing WG 8.6 Conference Hamburg, Germany, 2011, pp. 239–248.
  • Richards, D., Marrone, M., and Vatanasakdakul, S. (2011) "What does an Information Systems Graduate need to know?:  A focus on Business Analysts and their role in sustainability," the 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-10.
  • Aoun, C., Vatanasakdakul, S. & Li, Y. (2010), AIS in Australia: UTAUT application & cultural implication, the proceedings of the 21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 1-3 December, Brisbane
  • Rai, P., Vatanasakdakul, S. & Aoun, C. (2010), Exploring perception of IT skills among Australian accountants: An alignment between importance and knowledge, the proceedings of the 16th Americas Conference of Information Systems, 12-15 August, Lima, Peru.
  • Aoun, C., & Vatanasakdakul, S. (2009). I Don't Like IT: Exploring challenges in accounting information systems education. Paper presented at the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, USA.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., & Aoun, C. (2009). Social structures, isomorphic pressures, and B2B utilisation in Thailand. Paper presented at the 42th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS42), Hawaii, USA.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., Aoun, C., & Chen, Y. (2009). Made in China: ERP post-implementation performance in the Chinese manufacturing industry. Paper presented at the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).
  • Vatanasakdakul, S. (2008). National culture's impact on B2B technology adoption in Thailand. Paper presented at the 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Toronto, Canada.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S. (2008). Introducing cultural fit factors to investigate the appropriateness of B2B technology adoption to Thailand. Paper presented at the 21st Bled conference e-commerce on e-Global, Bled, Slovenia
  • Vatanasakdakul, S. (2006). Reshaping e-commerce in Thailand: An exploratory study of e-commerce adoption for business to business communication in the Thai tourism industry from a cultural fit perspective. Paper presented at the 17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), Adelaide, Australia.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., & D'Ambra, J. (2006). An exploratory study of the socio-cultural impact on the adoption of e-commerce for firms in the tourism industry of Thailand. Paper presented at the 14th European Conference on Information System (ECIS), Goteborg, Sweden.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., D'Ambra, J., & Ramburuth, P. (2006). Is B2B e-commerce technology appropriate for developing countries?: A proposed conceptual model to investigate B2B e-commerce adoption in developing countries from a strategic fit perspective. Paper presented at the Academy of World Business, Marketing & Management Development Conference, Paris, France.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., Tibben, W., & Cooper, J. (2004). What prevent B2B e-commerce adoption in developing countries?: A socio-cultural perspective. Paper presented at the 17th Bled conference e-commerce on e-Global, Bled, Slovenia.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., & Cooper, J. (2003). Socio-cultural dimensions on online services adoption for developing countries: If you build it, will they come? Paper presented at the Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technology and Research conference for Latin American (CollECTeR LatAm), Santiago, Chile.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., Lee, E., & Cooper, J. (2003). The success strategies for hybrid business model: Needs for hybrid consumer research. Paper presented at the 3rd IFIP conference on e-commerce, e-business and e-government, Brazil.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., Lee, E., & Cooper, J. (2003). Toward understanding hybrid consumer behaviour: A new approach to characterize hybrid consumer. Paper presented at the European Co-operation in the field of scientific and technical research on users aspect of ICTs: the good the bad and the irrelevant, Finland.
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., & Cooper, J. (2002). The needs for development of control assurance framework for e-business from the IT perspective. Paper presented at the 7th conference on Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technology and Research (CollECTeR), Melbourne, Australia. 
  • Vatanasakdakul, S., & Tibben, W. (2002). Some implications of knowledge management theory for e-business. Paper presented at the 7th conference on Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technology and Research (CollECTeR) Melbourne, Australia.

Refereed Conference Consortium

  • Vatanasakdakul, S. (2005), "Investigating the adoption of Internet technology for inter-firm communication in Thai tourism industry&0065uro;, The ninth Pacific and Asian Conference on Information Systems 2005, Doctoral Student Consortium, Bangkok, Thailand, 7th July.

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I am looking for quality PhD students in the information systems, particularly in the area of social media, cultural aspect of information systems, information systems in developing countries, green information systems, information systems audit and assurance, etc.

Dr Nui Vatanasakdakul has supervised the following students:

Yuniarti Hidayah Suyoso Utra (Master by Research/PhD)

  • Thesis title: Adoption of Cloud Computing among SMEs in Indonesia
  • Principal supervisor
  • Completed in 2015

MD Taimur Ahad (PhD)

  • Thesis title: Investigating a mobile phone based information system for the Ready Made Garments industry in Bangladesh
  • Associate supervisor
  • Commenced in 2015

Shaun Ngoh (Master by Research)

  • Thesis title: Sustainable Statements: An investigation of organisational green statements
  • Principal supervisor
  • Completed in 2015

Benjawan Intara (Master by Research)

  • Thesis title "Payoff Distribution of Agents in Optimal Coalition Structure under Non-Superadditive Environment by Shapley Value"
  • Associate supervisor, in association with Mahasarakham university, Thailand
  • Completed in 2014

Panich Sudkoh (Master by Research)

  • Thesis title "Task allocation in multi-agent system with optimal coalition structure concept"
  • Associate supervisor, in association with Mahasarakham university, Thailand
  • Completed in 2014

 Feng Fei Wang (PhD) - Full scholarship holder

  • Thesis title: Sustainability and supply chain management: evidence from Australia
  • Associate supervisor
  • Completed in 2013

Mauricio Marrone (PhD) - Full scholarship holder

  • Thesis title: Impact of IT Operational Frameworks on Organisations
  • Associate supervisor , Joint PhD program with University of Gottingen, Germany
  • Completed in 2011

Nichole Chen (Bachelor Honour)

  • Thesis title: Adoption of IT governance by Australian firms
  • Principal supervisor
  • Completed in 2010

Pranish Rai (Bachelor Honour)

  • Thesis title: Information Systems skill sets for Australian accounting students and professionals
  • Principal supervisor
  • Completed in 2009

Yanni Li (Bachelor Honour)

  • Thesis title: The use of Accounting Information Systems by Australian accounting professionals.
  • Principal supervisor
  • Completed in 2009

 Yuzhou Chen (Bachelor Honour)

  • Thesis title: ERP post-implementation performance in Chinese manufacturing firms.
  • Principal supervisor
  • Completed in 2008

Conference chair/Associate editor (International) 

2015

  • Research track co-chair at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (ERA 2010: A), Puerto Rico,  13 to 15 August 2015. The research track is Green IS and Sustainability.
  • Associate editor for the European Conference of Information Systems (ERA 2010: A) Münster, Germany during 26 to 29 May 2015. The research track is the sustainably digital. 
  • Scientific committee member, International Conference on Ecommerce, October 20-22, 2015 at, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

2014

  • Organising committee for the Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014 (STE 2014) conference. 10-12 December 2014, New Taipei City, Taiwan

2013

  • Research track co-chair at the 22nd International Conference on Information Systems Development conference (ERA 2010: A), Seville, Spain, September 2-4, 2013. The research track is Methodologies for
    Design within Complex Environments.
  • Organising committee for the Sustainability, Technology and Education 2013 (STE 2013) conference. 29 November - 1 December 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2012

  • Minitrack co-chair at the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems (ERA 2010: A), Seattle, Washington, USA during 9-12 August 2012. The minitrack is the Diffusion, Impacts, Adoption and Usage of ICTs upon Society.
  • International committee for the 2012 International Conference on Contemporary Business Management (ICOM 2012), Bangkok Thailand

2010

  • Minitrack co-chair at the 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems (ERA 2010: A). Lima, Peru, 12-15 August 2010.The minitrack is the Diffusion, Impacts, Adoption and Usage of ICTs upon Society.
  • Associate editor at the 21th Australasian Conference of Information Systems (ACIS) (ERA 2010: A), Brisbane, Australia, 3-6 December 2010. The research track is IS for Collaboration in Complex Problem Scenarios.

2009

  • Minitrack co-chair at the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (ERA 2010: A). Toronto, Canada during 6-9 August 2009. The minitrack addressed the topic of the Cross Cultural Information Systems Research.

2003

  • Session Chair the web technologies conference session at the third International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) conference on e-commerce, e-business and e-government (ERA 2010: A), Brazil, 22-25 September 2003

Board Member: Editorial Review Board

2009 – Present: Journal of Global Information Technology Management.

Selected External Presentations to Industry, Government and Media

  • Industry presentation – to senior executives of the Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Company Limited (BDMS) (One of the largest private hospital chains in Asia), in the topics of Smart Hospital and Social media in Health care – 2013
  • Industry presentation – to board of directors of the MTC Australia, in the topic of Future of Social Media- 2013
  • Government presentation – to advisory board members of the Minister of ICT Thailand, in the topic of building national strategy in Green IS - 2012
  • Industry presentation – to CEO and board of directors of TRUE corporation (the largest telecommunication company in Thailand), in the topic of Green IS in the telecommunication industry – 2012
  • Appeared as guest expert on Channel 11 (national news channel -www.tnewsnetwork.com),   Thailand, on a program on sustainable development in Thailand, aired in 3rd of October 2010 during 16:00 to 17:00.

Selected Visiting Positions

2015 to present:  Visiting professor, Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Commence and Accountancy (AACSB accreditation), Thailand, January to February 2015, January to February 2016

2011 – 2012:  Visiting professor, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, PhD in Business in Information Technology program, January 2011, August 2011 and January 2012 

2011:  Visiting professor, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, January 2011 

2011:  Visiting professor, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, October to November 2011 

2011:  Visiting professor, University of Gottingen, Germany, September 2011. 

Other External Community Service 

2014:  Visiting scholar to the Chaipattana Foundation,  Invitation to visit the Chaipattana Foundation by the Thai King - Wang Noi  (Phanomyong Witthaya) School in Ayutthaya for the information technology on educational development project- 2014

2011:  Visiting scholar to the local Thai community on the adoption of ICT for sustainable development at Maharasakham province, Thailand, organised by Maharasakham University - 2011