Uni of Sydney BS academics recognised

Research papers written by University of Sydney Business School academic staff and a PhD candidate have received accolades at recent prestigious international conferences.

Discipline of Business Information Systems Senior Lecturers Petri Hallikainen and Olivera Marjanovic presented their papers at the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-46) held from 7 to 10 January 2013 in Hawaii.

The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), sponsored by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is an important annual event in the field of business information systems conference.

Mr Hallikainen’s paper titled Technology Trust: From Antecedents to Perceived Performance Effects was nominated for a Best Paper award at the conference.

“Even though technology has for decades been both a commodity and a necessity in business activities, organizations throughout the world are still struggling to realize the value of technology implementations,” Mr Hallikainen said. “Our study looks at trust in technology, the skills of the technology users and the influence of supervisors and organizational structures.”

Meanwhile, PhD student Quoc Chinh Ho has won the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) Innovation Grant  for his paper titled Inter-Personal Cooperation in Tour-based Mode Choice: the Role of Household Resources and Spatial Setting. The paper will be presented at the upcoming 13th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR 2013 Rio) to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 15 to 18 July 2013.

“This paper analyses the daily arrangements of household activity and travel, taking interpersonal interactions into consideration,” said Quoc Chinh Ho. “Recognising the role of household and personal needs in travel is an important step in transport policy formulation.”

With members from 64 countries, WCTR brings together transport planners, policy makers and researchers from around the world, playing a leadership role in informing transport policies and bridging the gaps between research and practice

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