Dr Mary Tate

Mary Tate

Mary Tate

Senior Lecturer
School of Information Management
mary.tate@vuw.ac.nz

Mary Tate is on leave for 3 years until mid–2019. She currently has a research appointment at Queensland University of Technology.

Introduction

Mary's research interests focus on digital channels and theories of attitudes and behaviours towards technology, especially e-services, e-HRM, shared services and multi-channel strategy. This is complimented by a strong interest in research methods, especially theory operationalisation and measurement using quantitative methods. Mary has an extensive background as an IT practitioner, with over 20 years experience in service delivery, project management, website management, and business analysis.

Qualifications

BA(Hons), Massey; PhD, Victoria

Administrative responsibilities

  • Member of the School of Information Management Human Ethics Committee
  • Member of the Research Degrees Committee

Awards, recognition, nominations

  • International Collaboration Award, Australian Research Council: to research a global information systems success measurement model, 2012-2015.
  • Victoria Business School 'Team Research Grant' with Dr Hongzhi Gao, 2014, to investigate social media strategies for New Zealand firms in China.
  • Recipient of a Royal Society Scholarship (one of 10 recipients nationally as part of the New Zealand China Scientist Exchange Program) to visit Beijing Renmin University for four weeks in October 2013.
  • Dean’s award for Doctoral Achievement, 2010.
  • Best supervisor, Faculty of Commerce, 2003, 2012.
  • Nominated for the ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition (ICIS doctoral thesis competition), 2011.

Current research

  • With the international ITE (IT Evaluation) program team led by Professor Guy Gable. A large international program of work on the impact and evaluation of information systems, with projects conducted in China, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant.
  • With Dr Joerg Evermann (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada), projects on theories of user attitudes and perceptions towards information technology, and theory building using quantitative methods.
  • With Dr Elfi Fuertmueller (University of Innsbruck) on service management.
  • With Dr Hongzhi Gao on digital channels and social media in China.

Selected publications

Refereed journals (2010-present)

Paagman, A., Tate, M., Furtmueller, E., De Bloom, J. (in press). An integrative literature review and empirical validation of motives for introducing shared services in government organizations International Journal of Information Management [ACPHIS Rank A; impact factor 1.83].

Evermann, J., Tate, M. (2014). Bayesian Structural Equation Models for Cumulative Theory Building in Information Systems – A Brief Tutorial using OpenBUGS and R. Communications of the Association for Information [ACPHIS Rank A; impact factor 1.29].

Tate, M., Sedera, D., McLean, E. R., Burton-Jones, A. (2014). Information Systems Success Research: the “Twenty Year Update?” Panel Report from PACIS, 2011. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, [ACPHIS Rank A; impact factor 1.29].

Guan, X., Tate. M. (2013). The privacy implications of online bonding, bridging and boundary crossing. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 7(2), Article 4

Tate, M., Furtmueller, E. (2013). Localizing versus standardizing during e-HRM implementation: On the emergence of organizational politicking when negating dispersed professional knowledge, European Journal of International Management, 7(4), 413-431

Tate, M. Furtmueller, E. (2013). Sustainable Business Models for Services Using Semantic Web Components: Insights from the Field. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, (150), 26-30 [ERA Rank B]

Coffey, P., Toland, J., Tate, M. (2013). Small business in a small country: attitudes to Green IT. Information Frontiers, February 2013, 1-18 [ACPHIS Rank A]

Yang, H., Tate, M. (2012). A Descriptive Literature Review and Classification of Cloud Computing Research, Communications of the Association for Information of Information Systems, 31(1), 35-60 [ACPHIS Rank A; impact factor 1.29] In October 2012, this paper was the #1 most popular paper for CAIS. It was on the CAIS “top 10” list for 12 months.

Furtmueller, E. Wilderom, C. Tate, M. (2011). Managing recruitment and selection in the digital age, Human Systems Management, 30(4), 243-259

Sylvester, A., Tate, M., Johnstone, D. (2011). Beyond synthesis: Re-presenting heterogeneous research literature. Behaviour and Information Technology, 32(12), 1-17 [ACPHIS Rank A]

Evermann, J., Tate, M. (2011) Fitting Covariance Models for Theory Generation. Journal of the Association of Information Systems 12(9), 632-661 [ACPHIS Rank A*, impact factor 1.04]

Tate, M., Johnstone, D. (2011). ICT, the line of visibility, and changing perceptions of organisational competencies. e-Service Journal, 7(2), 66-98 [ACPHIS Rank B]

Tate, M., Evermann, J. (2010). The End of ServQual in Online Services Research: Where to from here? e-Service Journal, 7(1), 60-85 [ACPHIS Rank B]

Refereed Conference Proceedings (2012-present)

Tate, M., Furtmueller, E. (2014). An Inductive Approach to Reconceptualizing and Theorizing about Digital Services. Paper presented at the International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-Web'14), Munich, Germany.

Nili, A., Tate, M., Gable, G. (2014). A Typlogy of Technical Enablers of Website Service Failure Prevention. Paper presented at the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Chengdu, China [ACPHIS Rank A]

Tate, M., Furtmueller, E., Gable, G., Gao, H. (2014). Reconceptualizing Digital Service Quality: A Call-to-action and Research Approach. Paper presented at the Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Chengdu, China [ACPHIS Rank A].

Hopkins, N., Sylvester, A., Tate, M. (2013). Motivations for BYOD: An investigation of the contents of the 21st century schoolbag. Paper presented at the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Utrecht, the Netherlands [ERA Rank A].

Paagman, A., Tate, M., Furtmueller, E. (2013). An Integrative Literature Review and Empirical Validation of Motives for Introducing Shared Services in Government Organizations. Paper presented at the European Conference on Information System (ECIS), Utrecht, The Netherlands [ERA Rank A]

Paagman, A., Furtmueller, E., Tate, M. (2013). Only for the Money? Why do public sector organizations introduce shared services. Paper presented at the European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM), Istanbul, Turkey.

Evermann, J., and Tate, M. (2012). Comparing the Predictive Ability of PLS and Covariance Models Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Orlando, Florida [ERA Rank A*].

Evermann, J., and Tate, M. (2012). A Note of Caution on Covariance-Equivalent Models in Information Systems paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Orlando, Florida [ERA Rank A*]

Evermann, J., and Tate, M. (2012). An Ontology of Structural Equation Models with Application to Computer Self-Efficacy Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Orlando, Florida [ERA Rank A*]

Evermann, J., Tate, M. (2012). Bayesian Structural Equation Models for Cumulative Theory Building in Information Systems. Paper presented at the America’s Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Seattle. [ERA Rank A]

Tate, M., Furtmueller, E., Wilderom, C. (2012). Service Development as Action Design Research: Reporting on a Servitized e-Recruiting Portal Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), pre-conference workshop for SIG-SVC, Orlando, Florida.

Ali, A., Tate, M., and Rabaii, A. (2012). A critical evaluation and comparison of two formative measures of system quality using criterion variables Paper presented at the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), Geelong, Australia. [ERA Rank A]

Gong, H., Lips, M., Tate, M. (2012). Understanding and Comparing e-Campaigning Utilisation in the 2008 New Zealand General Election. Paper presented at the HICSS-45 conference, Hawaii. [ERA Rank A]