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Mr William Emerson

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William Emerson

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Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems
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BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

+353-21-490-2631 b.emerson@ucc.ie

Biography

The PhD I am currently working on is the main focus of my research activities at present. This is titled, ‘The Role of Information Systems in the Management of Compliance Risk'. I have also published papers on this topic and see this area as worthy of research over the next few years. This research focuses on the problems faced by organisations when navigating complex bodies of regulation, which is on the increase due to effects such as global warming, green pressures and the global financial crisis. This research hopes to identify how information systems can be used in the future to help organisations and individuals meet the demands of an increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment. This research builds on earlier research on the practical construction of knowledge management systems, and applies outputs from that research to the construction of compliance management systems.

I am currently engaged as a Principal Investigator for the GRCTC, the Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Center. This research is focused on developing a novel IT artefact for the capturing of complex financial regulations within a semantic framework.

 

Research Interests

The PhD I am currently working on is the main focus of my research activities at present. This is titled, ‘The Role of Information Systems in the Management of Compliance Risk'. I have also published papers on this topic and see this area as worthy of research over the next few years. This research focuses on the problems faced by organisations when navigating complex bodies of regulation, which is on the increase due to effects such as global warming, green pressures and the global financial crisis. This research hopes to identify how information systems can be used in the future to help organisations and individuals meet the demands of an increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment. This research builds on earlier research on the practical construction of knowledge management systems, and applies outputs from that research to the construction of compliance management systems.

I am also currently involved with the Financial Services Innovation Centre at UCC, researching channel management strategies as part of a coordinated research effort in the BIS department.

Top Three Research Outputs

My research has concentrated on both the theoretical foundation and background of compliance management and the practical construction of compliance management systems. This research on the practical construction of compliance management systems has been derived from earlier research on the construction of knowledge management systems. After first working on the practical construction of knowledge management systems, one output of this research was the paper; "An action research study on the design and development of core it artifacts for knowledge management systems", (see below). A period of consultancy then followed with a small software company, investigating practical methods of constructing compliance knowledge management systems, with the paper "Pragmatic Design: A Case Study of Innovation in a Small Software Company" (see below) being one of the outputs. A consultancy report for the company in question was also prepared (see below). This work has led to other publications in this area, including "Compliance-as-a-Service in IT Manufacturing Organizations: An Exploratory Case Study", (see below).

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Education

  • Trinity College Dublin , BA, Natural Science (1989)
  • Imperial College London , MSc, Computer Science (1992)
  • UCC , PhD, Registered for PhD by research (2007)
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Employment

  • Accounting, Finance and Information Systems- Lecturer, UCC, Department/Research Centre (01-JAN-04 / 01-JUN-14)
  • Software Engineer, Contracted to UCC (01-OCT-03 / 01-DEC-04)
  • Systems Architect, GxP Systems, Mahon, Cork (01-SEP-02 / 01-OCT-03)
  • Senior Developer, Comdisco, Cork (01-OCT-00 / 30-JUL-02)
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Publications

Published Reports

Year Publication
2006 The Design and Development of Compliance Knowledge Management Systems
B Emerson and T Butler (2006) The Design and Development of Compliance Knowledge Management Systems. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2008 A Case Study of Innovation in a Small Software Company
B Emerson (2008) A Case Study of Innovation in a Small Software Company. [Details]
2008 Challenges and Possibilities in the 21st Century, Compliance-as-a-Service in IT Manufacturing Organizations: An Exploratory Case Study
Butler, T. Emerson, B. and McGovern, D (2008) Challenges and Possibilities in the 21st Century, Compliance-as-a-Service in IT Manufacturing Organizations: An Exploratory Case Study. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2006 Social Theory and Information Systems. [Oral Presentation]
B Emerson (2006) Social Theory and Information Systems. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2005 Evaluate compliance information system. [Other]
B Emerson (2005) Evaluate compliance information system. [Other]. [Details]
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