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Dr Gaye Louise Kiely

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Biography

Dr. Gaye Kiely is a college lecturer and researcher at University College Cork. She received her BSc. Business Information Systems (BIS) in 1998. After working as an IT consultant (focusing on web development), she returned to academia, receiving her MSc. (Research) in 2001. Since 2000, she has held the position of lecturer within the AFIS Department teaching business analysis, database theory, data modelling, systems development and programming. In addition to teaching, she is the Co-Director of the BSc. Business Information Systems programme. Dr. Kiely currently holds the position of BSc. BIS programme co-director. Dr. Kiely's early research interests were focused on the use of lifecycle models and methodologies for software development. Dr. Kiely was awarded her PhD on the topic of coordination mechanisms in global virtual teams for software development projects. More recently, her research work has shifted towards open data, collaborative work, and community sustainability. Dr. Kiely is Co-Principal Investigator for the TOTO (Technology-Enabled Organizational Transparency and Openness) Project. Link: 

 

Research Interests

My research interests fall into three strands: (i) global virtual teams; (ii) openness; and (iii) inclusion in IT. In the past, the main focus has been on Global Virtual Teams (GVTs) for software development. GVTs enable organisations to operate across national, economic and social, and cultural boundaries. There are many incentives for organisations to engage such team structures such as lowering cost, sourcing skills etc. In fact, the use of GVTs in software development has become standard practice for organisations. However, this form of teamwork presents significant issues for traditional project management coordination mechanisms. The development of increasingly complex software artefacts further complicates the use of such teams. My research focuses specifically on the impact that geographical distance, temporal distance, language, culture and lack of trust issues have on the effectiveness of coordination mechanisms in GVTs. Broadly, I am interested in new ways of work and methods that support distributed work. More recently, my research interests have expanded to include the issue of low female participation in IT careers and open data, collaborative work, and online community sustainability. Overall, the common theme of my research interests is collaboration. 

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Affiliations

  • Member, Association for Information Systems (/)
  • Member, AIS SIGOPEN (/)
  • Member, SAS Student Academy (/)
  • Member, International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) (/)
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Modules

  • Introduction to Database Theory
  • Introduction to Information Systems in Business
  • Programming for Web Applications and Services 1
  • Databases in Organisations
  • Business Systems Analysis and Visualisation
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Journal Activities

  • Referee, Information Systems Journal (-)
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal Of Social And Organizational Dynamics In It (-)
  • Referee, European Journal Of Information Systems (-)
  • Referee, Information Systems Frontiers (-)
  • Referee, International Journal Of Ecollaboration (-)
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Other Activities

  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) Informing Science + Information Technology Education joint Conference OpenSym - International Symposium on Open Collaboration Associate Editor: 11th European Conference on Information Systems, Naples, Italy (ECIS 2003)Associate Editor: 23rd European Conference on Information Systems, Munster, Germany (ECIS 2015)Track co-chair (Managing IS Development): 16th International Conference on Information Systems Development, Galway, Ireland (ISD2007)Organising Committee: DSIAge Conference 2002, Cork, IrelandProgramme Committee (IS/IT Strategy, Leadership, Governance), Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2017), SingaporeProgramme Committee (Electronic and Mobile Business), Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2017), Langkawi, MalaysiaOrganising Committee: Pre-ICIS 2016 Workshop on Issues in Shared and Collaborative Scientific Research, Dublin, IrelandAssociate Editor: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisco, USA (ICIS 2018)Mini-track co-chair (Sustainable Open Business Models and Ecosystems): 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2018).
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Committees

  • Member, Business School Group on Academic Standards (2015 /)
  • Member, CUBS Student Engagement Taskforce (2014 /)
  • Member, BIS Staff Student Support Committee (2005 /)
  • Member, Commerce Faculty Library Committee (2004 / 2007)
  • Member, Commerce Faculty Student Needs Committee (2013 / 2015)
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Education

  • University College Cork , BSC - UCC, Business Information Systems (1998)
  • University College Cork , MSC COMMERCE, An investigation of the information systems development environment : the nature of development life cycles and the use of methods (2001)
  • University College Cork , PHD, Managing the Impact of Global Virtual Team Issues on Team Performance: Theory Building for the Role of Coordination Mechanisms (2012)
  • University College Cork , PG Cert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Teaching and Learning (2018)
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Employment

  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer (intern), Lotus Development Corporation (07-APR-97 / 26-SEP-97)
  • Staff Consultant, Vision Consulting (31-AUG-98 / 17-SEP-99)
  • Lab Tutor, University College Cork (06-OCT-97 / 27-MAR-98)
  • Lab Tutor, University College Cork (04-OCT-99 / 31-MAR-00)
  • College Lecturer, University College Cork (02-OCT-00 /)
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Teaching Interests

  • Business Analysis
  • Information Technology
  • Software Development
  • Database Theory
  • Database Development
  • Programming (web development)
  • Project Supervision
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Current Postgrads

  • Ngozi Happiness Nneke (Doctoral Degree (Structured))
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Recent Postgrads

  • Hayes Eoin (University College Cork MSC COMMERCE) "E-government information infrastructures : an empirical investigation" (2006)
  • Wadha Faraj Albaqami (University College Cork MSC COMMERCE) "An Exploration of the Barriers to E-Learning within Primary Schools in Saudi Arabia: The Teachers’ Perspective" (2016)
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

  • OCDF: Open Collaboration Data Factories (OCDF) Fellowship Recipient (2016)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2017 Contemporary Issues of Open Data in Information Systems Research: Considerations and Recommendations
Link, Georg J.P.; Lumbard, Kevin; Conboy, Kieran; Feldman, Michael; Feller, Joseph; George, Jordana; Germonprez, Matt; Goggins, Sean; Jeske, Debora; Kiely, Gaye; Schuster, Kristen; Willis, Matt (2017) Contemporary Issues of Open Data in Information Systems Research: Considerations and Recommendations. : Communications of the Association for Information Systems [Details]
2005 An Investigation of the Use of Methods within Information Systems Development Projects in Ireland
Kiely, G. and Fitzgerald, B (2005) An Investigation of the Use of Methods within Information Systems Development Projects in Ireland. : Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries [Details]

Thesis / Dissertation

Year Publication
2012 Managing the impact of global virtual team issues on team performance: theory building for the role of coordination mechanisms
Kiely, G (2012) Managing the impact of global virtual team issues on team performance: theory building for the role of coordination mechanisms. : Thesis/Dissertation [Details]
2001 An investigation of the information systems development environment: the nature of development life cycles and the use of methods
Kiely, G (2001) An investigation of the information systems development environment: the nature of development life cycles and the use of methods. : Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2017 Scaling Agile Methods to Process Improvement Projects: A Global Virtual Team Case Study
Kiely, G; Kiely, J. & Nolan, C (2017) Scaling Agile Methods to Process Improvement Projects: A Global Virtual Team Case Study. [Details]
2017 The Wicked Problem Of Low Fe-Male Participation In It: A Collaborative Workshop Approach
Kiely, G., Heavin, C. Lynch, P (2017) The Wicked Problem Of Low Fe-Male Participation In It: A Collaborative Workshop Approach. [Details]
2014 Managing Global Virtual Teams: An Exploration of Operation and Performance . In: Keng Siau, Qing Li, and Xunhua Guo eds
Kiely, G; Finnegan, P.; Butler, T (2014) Managing Global Virtual Teams: An Exploration of Operation and Performance . In: Keng Siau, Qing Li, and Xunhua Guo eds. [Details]
2014 Managing Global Virtual Teams: An Exploration of Operation and Performance . In: Eldon Y. Li eds
Kiely, G; Finnegan, P.; Butler, T (2014) Managing Global Virtual Teams: An Exploration of Operation and Performance . In: Eldon Y. Li eds. [Details]
2010 Coordinating Global Virtual Teams: Building Theory From a Case Study of Software Development . In: Pernici, B eds
Kiely, G; Finnegan, P; Butler, T (2010) Coordinating Global Virtual Teams: Building Theory From a Case Study of Software Development . In: Pernici, B eds. [Details]
2006 The Dynamics of a Spatial Data Infrastructure: A National Case Study
O'Flaherty B., Kiely G., Hayes E., Bartlett (2006) The Dynamics of a Spatial Data Infrastructure: A National Case Study. [Details]
2004 The Dynamics of an NSDI – Towards an Analytical and Comparative Framework
Hayes, E., O' Flaherty, B., Bartlett, D., and Kiely, G (2004) The Dynamics of an NSDI – Towards an Analytical and Comparative Framework. [Details]
2004 The Dynamics of an NSDI - Towards an Analytical and Comparative Framework
Hayes, E.; O'Flaherty, B.; Bartlett, D. and Kiely, G (2004) The Dynamics of an NSDI - Towards an Analytical and Comparative Framework. [Details]
2003 An Investigation of the Use of Methods within Information Systems Development Projects
Kiely, G. and Fitzgerald, B (2003) An Investigation of the Use of Methods within Information Systems Development Projects. [Details]
2002 The Development Process in Small Information Systems Projects: A Case Study . In: Hackney, R eds
Kiely. G. and Fitzgerald, B (2002) The Development Process in Small Information Systems Projects: A Case Study . In: Hackney, R eds. [Details]
2002 An Investigation of the Information Systems Development Environment: The Nature of Development Life Cycles and the Use of Methods
Kiely, G. and Fitzgerald, B (2002) An Investigation of the Information Systems Development Environment: The Nature of Development Life Cycles and the Use of Methods. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2017 Scaling Agile Methods to Process Improvement Projects: A Global Virtual Team Case Study. [Oral Presentation]
Kiely, G.; Kiely, J. & Nolan, C (2017) Scaling Agile Methods to Process Improvement Projects: A Global Virtual Team Case Study. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2015 Panel Contributors - Undergraduate Research in the Curriculum. [Invited Oral Presentation]
Kiely, G. & Heavin, C (2015) Panel Contributors - Undergraduate Research in the Curriculum. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2014 Managing Global Virtual Teams: An Exploration of Operation and Performance. [Oral Presentation]
Kiely, G; Finnegan, P.; Butler, T (2014) Managing Global Virtual Teams: An Exploration of Operation and Performance. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2014 Managing Global Virtual Teams: An Exploration of Operation and Performance. [Oral Presentation]
Kiely, G; Finnegan, P.; Butler, T (2014) Managing Global Virtual Teams: An Exploration of Operation and Performance. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2010 Coordinating Global Virtual Teams: Building Theory From a Case Study of Software Development. [Oral Presentation]
Kiely, G., Finnegan, P. & Butler, T (2010) Coordinating Global Virtual Teams: Building Theory From a Case Study of Software Development. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2004 The Dynamics of an NSDI: Towards an Analytical and Comparative Framework
Hayes, E., O'Flaherty, B., Bartlett, D., and Kiely, G (2004) The Dynamics of an NSDI: Towards an Analytical and Comparative Framework. [Details]
2003 An Investigation of the Use of Methods within Information Systems Development Projects. [Oral Presentation]
Kiely, G and Fitzegerald, B (2003) An Investigation of the Use of Methods within Information Systems Development Projects. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2002 The development process in small information systems projects: A case study. [Oral Presentation]
Kiely, G. and Fitzegerald, B (2002) The development process in small information systems projects: A case study. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2002 An Investigation of the Information Systems Development Environment: The Nature of Development Life Cycles and the Use of Methods. [Oral Presentation]
Kiely, G. and Fitzegerald, B (2002) An Investigation of the Information Systems Development Environment: The Nature of Development Life Cycles and the Use of Methods. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
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