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Dr Paul Jackson

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2340, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.459
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2340
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.459  


Dr Paul Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Law. He is a member of the Australian Computer Society.

Current teaching

  • Project Risk Management
  • Information, Contemporary Technologies and Decision Making
  • Databases and Business Intelligence
  • IT Value Realisation
  • Program Management
  • Contemporary Approaches to Project Management


Dr Paul Jackson has been an Information Technology (IT) industry practitioner and has managed systems development of large software systems in diverse areas such as enterprise resource planning, public housing, and network management in Australia and Germany. He has consulted to many industry and public service organizations in strategic IT planning, IT-business alignment and innovation management. Paul joined ECU in June 2002 and has a PhD in information systems development.

Awards and recognition

  • 2016 – Australian Conference on Information Systems, best theoretical paper
  • 2014 – Operational Research Society (UK) Cook Medal for best paper in Knowledge Management Research and Practice.
  • 2013 - Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Research, ECU Faculty of Business & Law.
  • 2010 - Research Fellowship, ECU Faculty of Business & Law.
  • 2010 - Dean’s Prize for Best Paper by an Established Researcher, Business School, University of Western Australia.
  • 2009 - Dean’s Prize for Early Career Researcher, ECU Faculty of Business & Law.
  • 2008 - Emerald Literati “Highly Commended” award, Journal of IT & People.

International positions

  • 2015 – Visiting Researcher, Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin
  • 2013 - Visiting Lecturer, Universität der Künste, Berlin
  • 2011 - Respondent, Inauguration of Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin
  • 2010 - Visiting Fellow, Università Bocconi, Milan

Research areas and interests

  • Innovation and knowledge management
  • Transactive Memory Systems
  • Philosophy and sociology of technology development and use


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University of Technology, 2003.


Recent Research Grants

  • Examining the social aspects of enterprise integration of project management and enterprise content management systems,  MercyCare Ltd,  Industry Engagement to support PhD Scholarships,  2017 - 2021,  $21,000.
  • Virtual organising and knowledge transformation processes,  Luigi Bocconi University,  Grant,  2004 - 2006,  $13,008.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Richter, N., Jackson, P., Schildhauer, T., (2018), Outsourcing creativity: An abductive study of open innovation using corporate accelerators. Creativity and Innovation Management, n/a(n/a), 1-10, DOI: 10.1111/caim.12252.
  • Jackson, P., Dobson, P., Richter, N., (2018), The situational logic of entrepreneurship: a realist approach to national policy. Innovation: the European Journal of Social Science Research, n/a(n/a), 1-24, DOI: 10.1080/13511610.2017.1348932.
  • Standing, C., Kiani Mavi, R., Suseno, Y., Jackson, P., (2018), Does Openness Improve National Innovation? An Application to OECD Countries. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, na(na), na, West Sussex, United Kingdom, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., DOI: 10.1002/sres.2506.
  • Jackson, P., Kiani Mavi, R., Suseno, Y., Standing, C., (2018), University–industry collaboration within the triple helix of innovation: The importance of mutuality. Science and Public Policy, n/a(n/a), 1-12, DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scx083.
  • Jackson, P., Richter, N., (2017), Situational logic: an analysis of open innovation using corporate accelerators. International Journal of Innovation Management, 21(7), article no.1750062, DOI: 10.1142/S1363919617500621.
  • Dobson, P., Jackson, P., (2017), Using critical realism and reflexivity to explain broadband non-adoption in rural Australia. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 21(2017), Article Number 1695, DOI: 10.3127/ajis.v21i0.1695.
  • Jackson, P., Runde, J., Dobson, P., Richter, N., (2016), Identifying mechanisms influencing the emergence and success of innovation within national economies: a realist approach. Policy Sciences: an international journal devoted to the improvement of policy making, 49(3), 233-256, New York, USA, Springer New York LLC, DOI: 10.1007/s11077-015-9237-6.
  • Dobson, P., Jackson, P., Gengatharen, D., (2013), Explaining Broadband Adoption In Rural Australia: Modes Of Reflexivity And The Morphogenetic Approach. MIS Quarterly, 37(3), 965-992, United States, M I S Research Center.
  • Jackson, P., Klobas, J., (2013), Deciding to use an enterprise wiki: The role of social institutions and scripts. Knowledge Management Research and Practice, 11(4), 323-333, England, Palgrave MacMillan, DOI: 10.1057/kmrp.2012.20.

Conference Publications

  • Jackson, P., Dobson, P., Gengatharen, D., (2016), Focusing on non-adopters of broadband: A critical realist perspective. Proceedings of the 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 10p., University of Wollongong, University of Wollongong.
  • Jackson, P., Dobson, P., Richter, N., (2015), Using Archer’s Morphogenetic Model to Explain Entrepreneurial Behaviour: The Case of Germany. Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE 2015), 312-319, Genoa, Italy, Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.
  • Al Hameed, L., Dobson, P., Jackson, P., (2014), A Framework for Clarifying the Goal and Implementation of ISO. Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 11, Auckland University of Technology.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Business Administration (Information Systems),  Strategies For Designing And Implementing Knowledge Management Systems For Western Australian House Building Enterprises: An Interpretive Case Study Approach.
  • Doctor of Business Administration (Information Systems),  Discovering Critical Success Factors For Implementing An Automated Performance Measurement System: A Case Study Approach.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Creating New Instruments To Advance Research Into Virtual Organisations
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Power Relationships And Authentic Organisational Learning: Daring To Break The Silence On Meaningful Dialogue In Policing Organisations.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Role Of Ict And Human Behaviour In The Knowledge Transfer Process Within The Academic Environment.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Exploring Poor Outcomes From Quality Assurance Programs - An Analysis Based Around The Concept Of Mechanisms And The Theory Of Constraints (toc) Thinking Process (tp)
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Taking Shape: Implementing Citizen-centric Local E-government In Western Australia
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