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My name is Jan Recker and I am a tenured Full Professor of Information Systems at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. I am also a Fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation, a Fellow of the Liechtenstein Chapter of the Association for Information Systems, and a Honourary Guest Professor at the International School of Software, Wuhan University. I have further been the inaugural holder of the Woolworths Chair of Retail Innovation at QUT.

At Queensland University of Technology, I work in the Information Systems School, a large applied research group dedicated to rigorous and relevant research on all facets of organizational issues related to technology, processes and people.

Most of my current research is in the areas Organizational Innovation, Conceptual Modelling and Green IS. Organizational Innovation describes practices by which organizations seek to improve their business models and provide new products and services to consumers. Conceptual Modelling is a popular approach for analyzing and building software as well as organizational systems, by starting with models of how an organization works. I focus specifically on process models. Green IS concerns how organizations can leverage information systems to improve their ecological footprint, and how individuals can engage in environmentally sustainable behaviors at work. I also have an interest in meta topics related to Information systems research as a field of inquiry, such as reviewing practices or modes of inquiry and analysis.

My teaching addresses the areas of IS Research, Innovation Management Business Process Management and Information Systems.

More information about me can be found in the print-out version of my CV (from November 2015) here.

Academic Career

  • Appointment as Editor-in-Chief, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, July 2015.
  • Appointment as Associate Editor, MIS Quarterly, January 2015.
  • Inaugural Holder of the Woolworths Chair of Retail Innovation, 2012-2015.
  • Guest Professor at the International School of Software, Wuhan University, China, since April 2012.
  • Promotion to Full Professor of Information Systems, March 2012.
  • Academic Director for Corporate Programs and Partners in the Information Systems School, between January 2011 and June 2012.
  • Fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation, since 2010.
  • Fellow of the Liechtenstein Chapter of the Association for Information Systems, since 2010.
  • Invited Visiting Research Fellow at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, from October – December 2010.
  • Promotion to Associate Professor of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology, July 2010.
  • Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Science & Technology, Queensland University of Technology between June 2008 and July 2010.
  • Research Assistant in the Faculty of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology from February – May 2008.
  • Visiting Research Fellow at the Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA from May – August 2007.
  • PhD Studies in Information Systems at the Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia from November 2005 – December 2007 (PhD awarded in May 2008).
  • Research Assistant at the Faculty of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology from January – October 2005.
  • Studies of Information Systems at the University of Muenster, Germany (BScIS in 2004, MScIS in 2004).
  • Exchange Studies of Information Technology at the Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia from July – November 2003.

Recent Important Events

  • [Mar 2016] I launched a new webpage for my Springer book “Scientific Research in Information Systems: A Beginner’s Guide”.
  • [Jul 2015] I have been appointed as Editor-in-Chief for the Communications of the Association for Information Systems.
  • [Nov 2014] I have been appointed as Associate Editor for the MIS Quarterly.
  • [Jan 2014] The latest Top-100 Rankings of IS researchers place me at 13th position worldwide, based on publications in the Basket of six journals over the last five years (click here).
  • [Feb 2013] The latest Top-100 Rankings of IS researchers place me at 27th position worldwide, based on publications in the Basket of six journals over the last three years (click here).
  • [Nov 2012] My book “Scientific Research in Information Systems: A Beginner’s Guide” has been released by Springer (click here).
  • [Apr 2012] I have received a promotion to Full Professor together with my appointment as Woolworths Chair of Retail Innovation.
  • [Feb 2012] The latest Top-100 Rankings of IS researchers place me at 26th position worldwide, based on publications in the Basket of six journals over the last three years (click here).
  • [Oct 2011] I had my 100th fully refereed academic paper accepted (since 2005).
  • [Mar 2011] I have taken over the co-leadership of QUT’s Business Process Management research group, one of the largest research groups in this domain.
  • [Feb 2011] The latest Top-100 Rankings of IS researchers place me at 37th position worldwide, based on publications in the Basket of six journals over the last three years (click here).
  • [Jan 2011] My book “Evaluations of Process Modeling Grammars” has been released by Springer (click here).

Coverage in the Media

  • Australia needs right tools to build path to innovation
    QUT Media Release, 5 November 2015, written by Rob Kidd.
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  • The Digital Disruptors
    Queensland Business Monthly, 27 March 2015, written by Jacinda Tutty.
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  • New Gen Talks Shop
    The Sunday Mail (Queensland), 26 October 2014, written by Jackie Sinnerton.
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  • Woolworths releases report into future of supermarkets
    Sunshine Coast Daily, 10 August 2014, published by APN Media.
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  • Working culture an unfit state
    mX News, 16 May 2014, written by Jacinda Tutty.
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  • Woolworths partner with QUT to improve promotional stock availability
    QUT Media Release, 6 November 2013, written by Rose Trapnell.
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  • Woolies’ plan to stock the promotional shelf
    The Australian, 5 November 2013, written by Jennifer Foreshew.
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  • Innovating for the “Fresh Food People”
    360 Degrees – the Business Transformation Management Journal, Issue 8, pages 70-71, written by Norizan Safrudin.
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  • Govt to co-fund new technology trials to enhance smart living and working
    Channel News Asia Broadcast, 28 March 2013, produced by Dylan Loh.
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  • From bricks and mortar to virtual reality
    QUT Media Release, 25 October 2012, written by Alita Pashley.
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  • Research helps retail efficiency rise
    QUT Media Release, 25 October 2012, written by Rose Trapnell.
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  • Woolies to fund$1m for QUT retail research
    Computerworld, 3 May 2012, written by Diana Nguyen.
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  • Woolworths and QUT to spearhead retail revolution
    QUT Media Release, 3 May 2012, written by Rose Trapnell.
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  • QUT Professor Awarded $375k Business Model Grant
    StartUpSmart Growth Note, 19 January 2012, written by Michelle Hammond.
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  • QUT to Search for Model to Business Success
    QUT Media Release, 18 January 2012, written by Rose Trapnell.
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  • Stevens/QUT study explains how organizations document their business processes
    Stevens University Communications, April 18, 2008, written by Stephanie Mannino. Link
  • Mecca for BPM Researchers
    Scheer Magazin, Issue 1/2008 March 26, 2008, written by Bernd Mueller.
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  • Worlds apart … but QUT & Germany partner as one
    Inside QUT, Issue 262 March 28 – April 25, 2006, written by Sandra Hutchinson.
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