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Prof. Ciaran Murphy

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Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

+353-21-490-3000 cm@ucc.ie

Biography

 

Research Interests

As Head of the Department, I have taken the view that it is my responsibility to put the structures and processes in place to create a research/innovation culture in the Department. The establishment of the research/innovation centres is to drive and disseminate the advance of knowledge and innovation to the services sector. We have already established a reputation for this among state agencies, as the University group that is delivering on the innovation agenda for Financial Services. The establishment of the Financial Services Innovation Centre (FSIC) is a strong manifestation of the strong linkages that we have developed with the Financial Services sector over the past 12 years. Research and Innovation work has been completed by the FSIC for the Federal Reserve Bank, Fidelity Investments, Bank of Ireland, Merrill Lynch, and 6 software companies. I intend to grow the work of the centre aggressively. I recognise the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the issues and problems facing the Services Sector, hence we have engaged with personnel from the Depts. of Management & Marketing, Government, and Law in our research.

My personal research strategy is to produce research that impacts practice which making specific to contributions to the fields of decision support systems and knowledge management. I developed a framework for the classification of DSS that has been used by a number of researchers in the field. The work on knowledge management (with Dr. Tom Butler) has proven to be very useful to State and International bodies.

Finally, my pet project over the next five years is to publish a definitive piece on the contribution of Peter Drucker to the IS field and to distil his contribution to our understanding of the role of information in organisations.

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Affiliations

  • Visiting Professor Delivering IS Masters Course, Instituto Superiore Technico Lisbon (/)
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow: Research, City University Business School London (/)
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Committees

  • , 7th European Conference on IS (/)
  • , 6th European Conference on Info. System (/)
  • Chair & Organiser, 5th European Conference on Information Systems (/)
  • , 4th European Conference on Information Systems (/)
  • Co-organiser with Dept. of the Taoiseach, Structural Funds & Local Develment (/)
  • Organiser, Effective management Through Information Technology (/)
  • , Member of Higher Education Authority of Ireland (/)
  • , Chair, Higher Education & Training Awards Council (/)
  • , Member, National Qualification Authority of Ireland (/)
  • , Chair, National Council for Educational Awards (/)
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Education

  • University Collage Cork , BSC, Commerce (1973)
  • Lancaster , MA, Business Information Systems (1976)
  • University Collage Galway , PHD, Business Information Systems (1990)
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Employment

  • Professor & Head of Department (2005), Dept. of Accounting, Finance & Info. Systems, UCC (/)
  • Statutory Lecturer, UCC (01-SEP-88 / 01-SEP-97)
  • Statutory Lecturer, U.C.G. (01-SEP-81 / 01-SEP-88)
  • Assistant Principal Officer, Dept. of Finance (03-JAN-77 / 15-MAY-81)
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Consultancy

  • Investigation of 2 Factor Authentication Federal Reserve Bank Boston :
  • Project Leader on Trading Desk of the Future for Major U.K. Bank :
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

  • Operations Research/Management Science Society of Ireland: Best Paper (1992)
  • IFORS Conference, Lisbon: Nominated as Irish National Entry (1993)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2008 Butler, T, Feller, J, Pope, A, Emerson, B, Murphy, C (2008) Designing A Core It Artefact For Knowledge Management Systems Using Participatory Action Research In A Government and A Non-Government Organisation. : [Details]
2007 Butler, T, Murphy, C (2007) Understanding The Design of Information Technologies For Knowledge Management In Organizations: A Pragmatic Perspective. : [Details]
2007 Fahy, M., Feller, J., Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C (2007) Complexity and Context: Emerging Forms of Collaborative Inter-Organizational Systems. : [Details]
2004 Fahy, M., Feller, J., Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C (2004) Moving Up the Mobile Commerce Value Chain: 3G Licenses, Customer Value and New Technology. : [Details]
2004 Butler, T., Feller, J., Pope, A., Barry, P. and Murphy, C (2004) Promoting Knowledge Sharing in Government and Non-Government Organizations Using Open Source Software: The pKADS Story. : [Details]
2002 adam, F. and Murphy, C (2002) IT and Managerial Decision Making - A Study of the Interaction between IS Staff and other Organisational Actors in Four Organisations. : [Details]
1999 Finnegan, P., Murphy, C. and O¿Riordan, J (1999) Challenging the Hierarchical Perspective on Information Systems: Implications from External Information Analysis. : [Details]
1998 Adam, F; Fahy,M; Murphy, C (1998) Evaluating Organisational Maturity with DSS based on the Spread and Complexity of the Portfolio of Applications Developed. : [Details]
1998 Adam, F; Fahy,M; Murphy, C (1998) A Framework for the Classification of DSS Usage Across Organisations. : [Details]
1996 Green, S and Murphy, C (1996) Peaks: Rationalist and Cultural Perspectives on Executive Support Systems. : [Details]
1996 Fitzgerald, B and Murphy, C (1996) : Putting Theory into Practice, Infor 34. : [Details]
1995 Murphy, Ciaran M.; Currie, J.; Fahy, M (1995) The Role of the Management Accountant in Implementing Decision Support Systems: Some Empirical Evidence [B2631]. : [Details]
1994 Murphy, Ciaran M (1994) Empowered Selves : a Review Essay [B2625]. : [Details]
1994 Murphy, Ciaran M.; Fitzgerald, B (1994) Introducing Executive Information Systems Into Organisations: Separating Fact From Fallacy [B2627]. : [Details]
1994 Murphy, Ciaran M.; Holtham, C (1994) Executive Information Systems and Senior Management: Principles and Practice [B2629]. : [Details]
1994 Murphy, Ciaran M.; Casey, C (1994) Expert Systems in Marketing: an Application for Pricing New Products [B2628]. : [Details]
12 Adam, Frédéric; Murphy, Ciaran M (12) Information Flows Amongst Top Executives. : [Details]
12 Murphy, Ciaran M.; Adam, F (12) Information Flows Amongst Top Executives [B2612]. : [Details]
11 Murphy, Ciaran M.; Fahy, M (11) Accounting Information Systems: The Role of Management Developed Systems. [B2606]. : [Details]

Books

Year Publication
1996 Fahy, M. and Murphy, C (1996) Information Management. Centre for cooperative studies U.C.C. 1996. : UCC [Details]
1996 Murphy, C.M (1996) Information Management: Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC [B2609]. : * [Details]
1995 Murphy, C.M (1995) Deciding the future: the role of management accountants as decision support personnel [B2622]. : CIMA IT Management Series [Details]

Edited Books

Year Publication
2000 (2000) . : Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C : Blackhall Publishing Ltd [Details]
1999 (1999) . : Adam, F. and Murphy, C : Blackhall Publishing, Dublin [Details]
1997 (1997) . : Carlssons. S., Gallieus, R., Hausen, H., Loebbecke, C., Murphy, C. and O¿Callaghan : Oak Tree Press [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2007 Butler, T., Feller J., Pope, A. and Murphy C (2007) Making Knowledge Management Systems Open: A Case-study of the Role of Open Source Software. : : Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA [Details]
2007 Butler T, Murphy C (2007) Work and Knowledge. : Murray E. Jennex : Information Science Reference [Details]
2006 Fahy, M., Feller, J., Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C M. Khosrow-Pour (2006) Moving up the Mobile Commerce Value Chain: 3G Licenses, Customer Value and New Technology. : : Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA [Details]
2005 Butler, T. and Murphy, C (2005) Knowledge and Work: A Pragmatic Analysis. : David Schwartz : Idea Group Publishing [Details]
2005 Fahy, M., Feller, J., Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C (2005) An Exploration of Co-Operative Ios Design and Development. : : Bartmann, D., Rajola, F., Kallinikos, J., Avison, D., Winter, R., Ein-Dor, P., Becker, J., Bodendorf [Details]
2002 Fanning, C. and Murphy, C (2002) The Irish Economy in Transition: Success, Problems and Prospects. : : Munley, V., Thornton, R.and Aronson, J [Details]
2002 Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C (2002) Information Systems at the Core: European Perspectives on Deploying and Managing Information Systems in Business. : : Blackhall Publishing Ltd [Details]
1999 Adam, Frédéric and Murphy,Ciaran (1999) Executive Information Systems : meeting top managers¿ information needs. : : Blackhall Publishing [Details]
1998 Hough, P. and Murphy, C (1998) Chapter 7. : : Margaret Tan Idea Group Publishing [Details]
1996 Fahy, M., Feller, J., Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C (1996) XBRL - an Introduction. : : Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India Press [Details]
1995 Murphy, C.M (1995) Strategic Information Systems - An Irish Perspective [B2611]. : : [Details]
1995 Murphy, C (1995) Strategy and General Management. : : Brian Levy and James Walsh. Oak Tree Press [Details]
1994 Murphy, Ciaran M.; Fitzgerald, B (1994) The Practical Application of a Methodology for Business Process Reengineering [B2630]. : : [Details]
1992 Murphy, C.M (1992) The Southern Isle Financial Services Company : Amending the Gorry and Scott Morton Framework [B2640]. : : [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2003 Fahy, M., Feller, J., Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C (2003) The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority: Managing Regulatory Complexity with XBRL. [Details]
2003 Fahy, M., Feller, J., Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C (2003) NewsML: Measuring and Managing the Value of News Content. [Details]
2003 Fanning, C.N. and Murphy, C (2003) The South-West Business & Technology Centre: Review & Outlook. : Review & Outlook, The South-West Business & Technology Centre: Review & Outlook [Details]
2002 Fahy, M., Feller, J., Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C (2002) Measuring and Managing Intangibles in Mobile Commerce: The Potential of Mediation Standards. [Details]
2001 Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C (2001) Food Industry Online Benchmarking Final Report. [Details]
1998 Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C (1998) Food Industry Online Benchmarking Report. [Details]
1998 Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C (1998) IT skills in the West Cork Region. [Details]
1997 Murphy, C (1997) Feasability of a Technology park for West Cork. [Details]
1991 Murphy, C (1991) Design of the Unit Cost System for Irish Universities. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2008 Butler, T., McAvoy, J. and Murphy, C (2008) Social Inclusion and IT Education: An Institutional Analysis / Insertion Sociale et Éducation aux TIC: Une Analyse Institutionnelle. [Details]
2007 Carlssons. S., Gallieus, R., Hausen, H., Loebbecke, C., Murphy, C. and O¿Callaghan, R (2007) Editorship. [Details]
2007 Butler, T. and Murphy, C (2007) Implementing Knowledge Management Systems in Public Sector Organisations: A Case Study of Critical Success Factors. [Details]
2006 Butler, T., Feller, J., Pope, A., Murphy, C. and Emerson, B (2006) An action research study on the design and development of core it artifacts for knowledge management systems. [Details]
2005 Butler, T. and Murphy, C (2005) Integrating Dynamic Capability and Commitment Theory for Research on IT Capabilities and Resources. [Details]
2004 Butler, T., Feller, J., Pope, A. and Murphy, C (2004) Realising the Promise of Open Source Software for Development: The pKADS Experience. [Details]
2004 Butler, T., Feller, J., Pope, A., Barry, P. and Murphy, C (2004) Making knowledge portable in institutional contexts: A case study of the pKADSs initiative. [Details]
2003 Fahy, M., Feller, J., Finnegan, P. and Murphy, C (2003) The 11th European Conference on Information Systems, Using XML Vocabularies to Exploit Changing Business Models: The NewsML Experience. [Details]
2003 Butler,T and Murphy,C (2003) Unpacking Dynamic Capabilities in the Small-to Medium Software Enterprise: Process, Assets, and History. [Details]
2003 Butler, T. and Murphy, C (2003) Locating IT Competencies in a Learning Organization: A Case Study of the Development of Firm specific IT Resources at Analog Devices Inc. [Details]
2000 Butler T. and Murphy, C (2000) Beyond the Resource-Based View: Commitment as the Underlying Mechanism in the Application of IT Competencies. [Details]
1999 Butler T. and Murphy, C (1999) Information Technology and the Emergence of Post-Industrial Organisations: Experiences from the Publishing Industry. [Details]
1998 Murphy, Ciaran and Adam, Frédéric (1998) Routinising DSS in organisations. [Details]
1998 Butler T. and Murphy, C (1998) Shaping Information and Communication Technologies Infrastructures in the Newspaper Industry: Cases on the Role of IT Competencies,ICIS. [Details]
1995 Adam, Frédéric, Fahy, Martin and Murphy, Ciaran (1995) Cumulative Research in Decision Support Systems - A Practical Example. [Details]
1994 Murphy, Ciaran and Adam, Frédéric (1994) Critical Information Systems. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
1996 Adam, Frédéric; Bowe, Patrick; Murphy, Ciaran M (1996) *. [N/A].
1996 Murphy, Ciaran M.; Adam, F (1996) *. [N/A].
1996 Murphy, Ciaran M.; Fahy, M (1996) *. [N/A].
1995 Adam, Frédéric; Murphy, Ciaran M (1995) *. [N/A].
1995 Holtham, C.; Murphy, C (1995) *. [N/A].
1994 Murphy, C.M (1994) *. [N/A].
1992 Murphy, Ciaran M.; Currie, J.; Donnelly, R.; Fahy, M (1992) *. [N/A].
1992 Murphy, Ciaran M.; Barry, C.; O'Mahony, R (1992) *. [N/A].
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