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Sandy Staples

Professor and Associate Dean (Faculty)

Overview

A graduate of the University of Guelph and The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Staples joined Smith School of Business in 1998, after two years as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia. His papers have appeared in such journals as Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Journal of Management Information Systems and The Journal of Strategic Information Systems and he is a regular contributor to international conferences.

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  • Digital Technology

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A graduate of the University of Guelph and The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Staples joined Smith School of Business in 1998, after two years as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia. His papers have appeared in such journals as Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Journal of Management Information Systems and The Journal of Strategic Information Systems and he is a regular contributor to international conferences.

Much of his research has been conducted in collaboration with colleagues in Canada, Australia and the United States and he is a recent recipient of a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In 2001, Dr. Staples was awarded Smith School of Business New Researcher Award – an annual honour to the faculty member who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her chosen research field within 7 years of receiving their PhD and was awarded a Distinguished Faculty Research Fellowship in 2007.

Dr. Staples' research focuses on how technology enables and affects works practices in organizations. Building on previous research in virtual teams and knowledge sharing, he is currently investigating how collaborative technologies can help manage the diversity within distributed teams. Dr. Staples' recent publications include: Exploring Traditional and Virtual Team Members' "Best Practices": A Social Cognitive Theory PerspectiveExploring the Effect of Trust, Task Interdependence and Virtualness on Knowledge Sharing in TeamsThe Effects of Cultural Diversity in Virtual Teams versus Face-To-Face Teams; and Toward Contextualized Theories of Trust: The Role of Trust in Global Virtual Teams. Dr. Staples earned his Ph.D. from the Richard Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

Academic Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
Western Business School, The University of Western Ontario (1997)

Master of Business Administration
Western Business School, The University of Western Ontario (1987)

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
University of Guelph (1981)

Academic Experience

Smith School of Business, Queen's University
Associate Dean (Faculty) (2021 - Present)
Professor (2008 – Present)
Associate Professor (tenured 2002)
Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Department of Information Systems, University of Melbourne
Research Fellow (1996-1998)

Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne
Lecturer (1998)
Instructor (1997)

Department of Agricultural Economics and Business, University of Guelph
Instructor (1995)

Western Business School, The University of Western Ontario
Assistant Course Director (1994-1995)
Research Assistant (1993)

Publications

Journal Publications

Tsoy, M. and Staples, D.S. “What are the Critical Success Factors for Agile Analytics Projects?”, accepted for publication in the Information Systems Management journal, July, 2020.

Staples, S., Webster, J., and Lv, S. “Comparing Goal Setting Approaches to Boosting Pro-Environmental Behaviors”, Journal of Sustainability Research, 2(4), 2020. e200034. https://doi.org/10.20900/jsr20200034

Oppong-Tawiah, D., Webster, J., Staples, D.S., Cameron, A.F., Ortiz de Guinea, A., and Hung, T. “Developing a Gamified Mobile Application to Encourage Sustainable Energy Use in the Office”, Journal of Business Research, 106, 388-405, January 2020.

Jarvenpaa, S.L., Staples, D.S. and Teigland, R. “Editorial for the special issue of Strategic and Policy Perspectives on Social Media Technologies, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 24(2), 45-48, 2015.

Di Tullio, D. and Staples, D.S. “The Governance and Control of Open Source Software Projects”, Journal of Management Information Systems, 30(3), 49-80, Winter 2013-14.

Chiu, Y. and Staples, D.S. “Reducing Faultlines in Geographically-dispersed Teams: Self-disclosure and Task Elaboration”, Small Group Research: An International Journal of Theory, Investigation, and Application, 44(5), 498-531, 2013.

Ortiz de Guinea, A., Webster, J. and Staples, S. “A Meta-Analysis of the Consequences of Virtualness on Team Functioning”. Information & Management, 49(6), 301-308, 2012.

Ford, D.P. and Staples, D.S. “Are Full and Partial Knowledge Sharing the Same”, Journal of Knowledge Management, 14(3), 394-409, 2010.

Staples, D.S. and Webster, J “Exploring the Effect of Trust, Task Interdependence and Virtualness on Knowledge Sharing in Teams”, Information Systems Journal, 18, 617-640, 2008.

Ford, D.P. and Staples, D.S. “What is Knowledge Sharing from the Informer's Perspective? International Journal of Knowledge Management, 4 (4), 1-20, 2008.

Staples, D.S. and Webster, J “Exploring Traditional and Virtual Team Members' "Best Practices":  A Social Cognitive Theory Perspective" Small Group Research: An International Journal of Theory, Investigation, and Application, 38 (1), 60-97, 2007.

Guimaraes, T., Staples, D.S., & McKeen, J.D.  “Assessing the Impact from Information Systems Quality”, Quality Management Journal, 14 (1), 30-44, 2007.

Staples, D.S. and Zhao, L. “The Effects of Cultural Diversity in Virtual Teams versus Face-To-Face Teams”, Group Decision and Negotiation, 15, 389-406, 2006.

Webster, J. and Staples, D.S. “Comparing Virtual Teams to Traditional Teams: An Identification of New Research Opportunities”, Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Volume 25. J.J. Martocchio (Ed.), Elsevier Ltd. Oxford, UK 181-215, 2006.

Ford, D.P. and Staples, D.S. “Perceived Value of Knowledge: The Potential Informer's Perception” Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 4 (1), 3 – 16, 2006.

Jarvenpaa, S.L., Shaw, T.R. and Staples, D.S. “Toward Contextualized Theories of Trust: The Role of Trust in Global Virtual Teams” Information Systems Research, 15 (3), 250-267, 2004.

Staples, D.S. & Seddon, P.B. "Testing the Technology-to-Performance Chain Model", Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 16 (4), 17-36, 2004.

Guimaraes, T., Staples, D.S., & McKeen, J.D.  “Empirically Testing Some Main User Related Factors for Systems Development Quality”, Quality Management Journal, 10 (4), 39-54, 2003.

Staples, D.S., Wong, I. & Seddon, P.B. “Having Expectations of Information Systems Benefits That Match Received Benefits: Does it Really Matter?” Information & Management, 40 (2), 115-131, 2002.

McKeen, J.D., Staples, D.S. and Cohen, D. "Examining Knowledge Managers," KM Review, 5(1), March/April, 10-11, 2002.

Smith, H.A., McKeen, J.D. & Staples, D.S. "Risk Management in Information Systems: Problems and Potential" Communications of the Association of Information Systems. 7 (13), September, 2001.

Jarvenpaa, S.L. & Staples, D.S. "Exploring perceptions of organizational ownership of information and expertise", Journal of Management Information Systems, 18 (1), 151-183, 2001.

Staples, D.S., Greenaway, K. & McKeen, J.D. “Opportunities for Research about Managing the Knowledge-Based Enterprise”, International Journal of Management Reviews, 3 (1), 1-20, 2001.

Staples, D.S., "A Study of Remote Workers and Their Differences from Non-Remote Workers", Journal of End User Computing, 13 (2), 3-14, 2001.

Jarvenpaa, S.L. & Staples, D.S. “The Use of Collaborative Electronic Media for Information Sharing: An Exploratory Study of Determinants”, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 9 (2-3), 129-154, 2000.

Murphy, F., Seddon, P.B. & Staples, D.S., "Testing Hammer and Stanton’s Reengineering-Success Diagnostic", The Australian Journal of Information Systems, 7 (2), 60-69, 2000.

Staples, D.S., Hulland, J.S. & Higgins, C.A., "A Self-Efficacy Theory Explanation for the Management of Remote Workers in Virtual Organizations", Organization Science, 10 (6), 758-776, 1999.

Seddon, P.B., Staples, D.S., Patnayakuni, R. and Bowtell, M.J., "Dimensions of Information Systems Success", Communications of the Association of Information Systems, 2 (20), 1999.

Bell, P. C., Anderson, C.K., Staples, D. S. & Elder, M., "Decision-Makers' Perceptions of the Value and Impact of Visual Interactive Modelling", OMEGA, The International Journal of Management Science, 27 (2), 155-165, 1999.

Murphy, F. & Staples, D.S., "Reengineering in Australia: Factors affecting Success", The Australian Journal of Information Systems, 6 (1), 59-69, 1998.

Staples, D.S., Hulland, J.S. & Higgins, C.A., "A Self-efficacy Theory Explanation for the Management of Remote Workers in Virtual Organizations", Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 3 (4), 1998. http://www.ascusc.org/jcmc/vol3/issue4/staples.html. (special joint issue with Organization Science 10(6)).

Staples, D. S. & Higgins, C. A., "A Study of the Impact of Factor Importance Weightings on Job Satisfaction Measures", Journal of Business and Psychology, 13 (2), 211-232, 1998.

Staples, D. S., "An Investigation of Information Technology-Enabled Remote Management and Remote Work Issues", The Australian Journal of Information Systems, 4 (2), 82-91, 1997.

Bell, P. C. & Staples, D. S., "Optimum Dynamic Pricing: Changing the Face of Competition", Business Quarterly, 61(1), 41-47, 1996.

Book Contributions

Ford, D.P. and Staples, D.S. “Operationalizing Knowledge Sharing for Informers”, chapter 20 in Ubiquitous Developments in Knowledge Management: Integrations and Trends (Advances in Knowledge Management series), IGI Global, 319-349, 2010.

Staples, D.S., Wong, I.K. and Cameron, A.F. “Effective Virtual Teams” In the Second Edition of the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.). Idea Group Publishing Hershey PA, 2009. (ISBN: 978-1-60566-026-4)

Wong, I.K. and Staples, D.S. “High Performance Virtual Teams” In the Second Edition of the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.). Idea Group Publishing Hershey PA, 2009. (ISBN: 978-1-60566-026-4)

Staples D.S. “Web 2.0 Social Networking Sites”, chapter V in Social Web Evolution: Integrating Semantic Applications and Web 2.0 Technologies. M. Lytras & P. Ordonez De Pablos, (Eds.), IGI Global, 57-75, 2009.

Staples, D.S., Wong, I.K. and Cameron, A.F. “Best Practices for Effective Virtual Teams” Virtual Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. J. Kisielnicki (Ed.). Information Science Reference, IGI Global, Hershey PA, 129-137, 2008.

Staples, D.S. & Seddon, P.B. "Testing the Technology-to-Performance Chain Model", chapter III in the book Advanced Topics in Organizational and End User Computing, Volume 4, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey PA, 42-64, 2005.

Staples, D.S., Wong, I.K. and Cameron, A.F. “Best Practices for Effective Virtual Teams” Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.). Idea Group Publishing Hershey PA, 260-265, 2005.

Wong, I.K. and Staples, D.S. “The Characteristics of High Performance Virtual Teams” Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.). Idea Group Publishing Hershey PA, 816-821, 2005.

Staples, D.S. & Cameron, A.F. “Creating Positive Attitudes in Virtual Team Members,” chapter V for the book Virtual & Collaborative Teams: Process, Technologies, & Practice, S. Godar and P. Ferris (Eds.), Idea Group Publishing, Hershey PA, 76-98. 2004.

Staples, D.S., Wong, I.K., & Cameron, A.F. “Best Practices for Virtual Team Effectiveness”, chapter VII in Virtual Teams: Projects, Protocols and Processes, David Pauleen (Ed.), Idea Group Publishing, Hershey PA, 160-185, 2004.

Wong, I.K. & Staples, D.S. “A Virtual Team in Action – An Illustration of a Business Development Virtual Team”, chapter IV in Virtual Teams: Projects, Protocols and Processes, David Pauleen (Ed.), Idea Group Publishing, Hershey PA, 91-114, 2004.

Guimaraes, T., Staples, D.S., & McKeen, J.D.  “Important Human Factors for Systems Development Success: A User Focus,” chapter XIV in “Strategies for Managing IS/IT Personnel,” Conrad Shayo and Magid Igbaria (Eds.), Idea Group, Inc., Hershey, PA., 300-320, 2004.

McKeen, J.D. & Staples, D.S. “Knowledge Managers: Who are they and what do they do?” Chapter 2 in Handbook on Knowledge Management, Clyde W. Holsapple (Ed.), part of the International Handbook on Information Systems Series published by Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. 21-41, 2003.

Staples, D.S., "Are Remote and Non-Remote Workers Different? Exploring the Impact of Trust, Work Experience and Connectivity on Performance Outcomes" chapter XVIII in Advanced Topics in End User Computing: Volume 1. M.A. Mahmood (Ed.). Hershey, USA: Idea Group Publishing. 302-324, 2002.

Staples, D.S. “Making Remote Workers Effective”, Chapter 11 in Telecommuting and Virtual Offices: Issues and Opportunities, Nancy Johnson (Ed.), Hershey, USA: Idea Group Publishing, 186-212, 2001.

Staples, D.S. & Surmon, L. “CanNet Info Communications Inc.” in chapter 4 of Cases in Electronic Commerce, edited by Huff, S.L., Wade, M., Parent, M., Schneberger, S. & Newson, P., Toronto: Irwin McGraw-Hill, 98-119, 2000.

Other Publications

Staples, D.S. & Huff, S.L., "Oracle: The Assistance Group." teaching case. Ivey Business School, U.W.O., 1996. This case describes the IT used in a large call-centre organization and their options to apply their expertise to new markets outside the roadside assistance industry.

Staples, D.S., Surmon, L. & Huff, S. “CanNet Info Communications Inc.” teaching case. Ivey Business School, U.W.O., 1995. This case concerns a decision to invest in an Internet service provider. Recognized by Ivey Publishing as one of the top ten best selling cases in the 2003-2004 year.

Staples, D. S. & Neufeld, D. J., “A Note on Information Systems Outsourcing”, Ivey Case 9-94-E004, 1994.

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

  • MBAS 844, Managing Agile Projects, 2019, 2020
  • MGBL 805, Managing Projects in a Multinational Context, 2019, 2020
  • MMA 844 and GMMA 844, Project Leadership, 2016-2020
  • MGBL 853, Working in Multicultural Teams, 2014
  • MGMT 804, Survey Research Method Design, 2014, 2015
  • COMM 153, Managing Work and Teams, 2013 - 2016
  • COMM 495, Project Management, 2012, 2014 - 2017
  • MBUS 853, Maximizing Return from the IT Investment, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • MGMT 871, Research Applications in MIS, 1999, 2000, 2004 - 2008
  • COMM 395, Information Systems Strategy, 2004 - 2007
  • COMM 190, The Management and Design of Information Systems, 1999 – 2003, 2008 - 2011
  • MGMT 874/974, Current Issues in MIS Research, 2001

Graduate Student Supervision

PhD theses and summer research project topics include: IS implementation, project team agility, IT workarounds, knowledge sharing, governance of open source system development projects, mental models of ISD project members, faultline diversity in virtual teams, knowledge sharing in Software-as-a-Service environments.

MSc Thesis Topics

Reputational effects in OSS teams, knowledge sharing in charities, conflict in virtual negotiations, cultural diversity on virtual teams, balanced scorecard use in knowledge-based enterprises, developing an intelligent automated procurement system with Internet technologies; MIR thesis: performance evaluation of teleworkers; several executive MBA 891 and 992 student projects. Participated in the Masters of Global Management program, the MBA Science & Technology program and in IT and HR executive development programs.

Presentations

Conference Publications and Presentations

Tsoy, M. and Staples, D.S. “Exploring Critical Success Factors in Agile Analytics Projects”, 53rd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, San Francisco, January, 2020. Presented at the conference and published in the proceedings

Tsoy, M. and Staples, D.S. “Antecedents of Project Agility in Analytics Projects”, presented at the 13th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, San Francisco, December, 2018.

Tsoy, M. and Staples, D.S. “Role of Reputation Cues in Trust Formation for a Developer’s Decision to Join Open Source Software Projects”, 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems, New Orleans, August, 2018. Presented at the conference and published in the proceedings.

Staples, D.S., Webster, J. and Lv, S. “Comparing Goal Setting Approaches to Boost Computer-Related Pro-Environmental Behaviors”, In Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal, June 5-10, 2017 (pp. 1264-1280). ISBN 978-989-20-7655-3 Research Papers. http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2017_rp/82   

Zainuddin, E. and Staples, D.S. “Developing a Shared Taxonomy of Workaround Behaviors for the Information Systems Field?” presented and published in the Proceedings of the 2016 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) conference, January, 2016.

Oppong-Tawiah, D., Webster, J., Staples, S. Cameron, A. and Ortiz de Guinea, A. Encouraging Sustainable Energy Use in the Office with Persuasive Mobile Information Systems. Accepted for presentation and publication at the upcoming International Conference on Information Systems 2014, Auckland, New Zealand in December, 2014

Tay, J., Webster, J. and Staples, D.S. Exploring the Influence of Individual Differences on Employees’ Pro-Environmental Behaviors. Presented at the 2014 Annual Academy of Management meeting, held August, 2014 in Philadelphia.

Tay, J., Webster, J. and Staples, D.S. Using the Power of Words to Encourage Employees’ Pro-Environmental Behaviours. Presented at the 2014 Annual Academy of Management meeting, held August, 2014 in Philadelphia.

Chiu, Yi-Te and Staples, D.S. Managing Information Systems Development Projects: What’s on Your Mind? Presented at the ICIS 2012 conference, held in Orlando, USA, December, 2012.

Chiu, Yi-Te and Staples, D.S. “Managing Information Systems Development: What’s on Your Mind?” Presented at the HEC Montreal/Queen’s joint symposium, held May 4, 2012 in Kingston.

Chiu, Yi-Te and Staples, D.S. “The Effect of Personal Disclosure within Teams: Can Faultlines in Geographically-dispersed Teams be Bridged?” Proceedings of the 2011 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) conference, January, 2011.

Chiu, Yi-Te and Staples, D.S. “The Effect of Personal Disclosure and Social Interaction via Social Computing Technologies (SCT) within Teams: Can Faultlines in Geographically-dispersed Teams be Bridged?” Presented at the HEC Montreal/Queen’s joint symposium, held May 7, 2010 in Montreal.

Ford, D.P. and Staples, D.S.  “Full and Partial Knowledge Sharing on Intra-Organizational Broadcast Media” in the proceedings and presented at the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, August, 2009.

Staples, D.S. and Webster, J. “Will Social Mediating Technology Use Mediate and/or Moderate the Effect of Diversity in Distributed Teams?”, poster presentation at the workshop Social Mediating Technologies: Developing the Research Agenda, CHI 2009 Conference, Boston, April, 2009.

Vuong, D. and Staples, D.S. “Sharing Knowledge in Voluntary Service Not-For-Profit Organizations,” in the proceedings of and presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 2008 Conference, May 24-27, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Aslani, A., Staples, D.S. and Webster, J. “The Moderating Role of Emotional Conflict on Virtual Negotiations” presented at the 2007 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 3-8, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ford, D.P. and Staples, D.S. “An Examination of "What Is 'Knowledge Sharing' Exactly?” presented at the 2007 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 3-8, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Staples, D.S. “Our Research Program on Virtual Teams: What Have We Done and Learned”, invited presentation for the Baylor University, Hankamer School of Business, Information Systems Faculty, May, 2007.

Romm, C. & Staples, D.S.  “Can Student’s Expectations of Virtual Learning Predict Satisfaction?” In the proceedings of The Sixth Annual Global Information Technology Management World Conference (GITM), Orlando, Florida, June, 2006, 182-186.

Ortiz de Guinea, A., Webster, J. and Staples, S. “A Meta-Analysis of the Virtual Teams Literature”. Presented at the Symposium on High Performance Professional Teams, sponsored and held at the Industrial Relations Centre, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, October 12, 2005.

Staples, D.S. and Cameron, A.F. “The Effect of Task Design, Team Characteristics, Organizational Context and Team Processes on the Performance and Attitudes of Virtual Team Members”, Proceedings of the 2005 HICSS conference mini-track on Virtual Work, Teams and Organizations, January, 2005, 52-61, Track 1.

Ford, D.P. and Staples, D.S. “Perceived Value of Knowledge: Shall I give you my Gem or my Coal?” Proceedings of the 2005 HICSS conference mini-track on Knowledge Flows, January, 2005, 247-256, Track 8. Winner of the Best Paper in the KM cluster.

Jarvenpaa, S.L., Shaw, T.R. and Staples, D.S. “Toward Contextualized Theories of Trust: The Role of Trust in Global Virtual Teams” invited presentation for the McGill University, Faculty of Management Seminar Series in IS, November, 2004.

Zhao, L. and Staples, D.S. “Cultural Diversity in Virtual Teams versus Traditional Teams: Benefit or Hindrance?” presentation at the Academy of Management 2004 Annual Meeting, as part of a symposium called “Virtual Teams and Virtual Workers: A Review and New Directions.”

Guimaraes, T., Staples, D.S. & McKeen, J.D. “Empirically Testing Some Main User Related Factors for Systems Development Quality” Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ-02), Nov. 8-10, 2002.

Staples, D.S. “Making Virtual Teams Effective,” invited presentation for the Intel Knowledge Management Roundtable. Intel Corporation. September, 2002.

Staples, D.S. & Seddon, P.B. “Testing Goodhue and Thompson's Technology-to-Performance Chain Model for Predicting the Perceived Success of Information Systems” Proceedings of the BITWorld 2001 Conference, Cairo, Egypt, 2001.

Staples, D.S. “What Do We Know and Need to Know about Factors that Impact the Effectiveness of Virtual Team Members?” invited to present at the Workshop on Virtual Teams/ Globally Distributed Work, Florida, March, 2001.

McKeen, J.D. & Staples, D.S. “A Study of Knowledge Management Careers and Activities” presented at the BrainTrust 2001 conference, held in San Francisco, February, 2001.

Staples, D.S. & Jarvenpaa, S.L. "Using collaborative electronic media for information sharing activities: a replication and extension" Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems 2000, Brisbane, Australia, December, 2000, 117-133.

Neufeld, D.J. & Staples, D.S., "An Investigation of Information Systems Topic Coverage in IS versus Functional Area Business Journals ", Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems, Long Beach, CA, August, 2000.

Murphy, F., Seddon, P.B. & Staples, D.S., "Testing Hammer and Stanton’s Reengineering-Success Diagnostic", Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Wellington, New Zealand, December, 1999. Selected as the co-winner of the top paper prize.

Staples, D.S. “A Comparison of the Impact of Employee-manager Trust on Employees in a Remote-management and Local-management Environment”, presented as part of the symposium “Journeys into Virtual Worlds: Trust in Distributed Teams” at the 1999 Academy of Management Conference in Chicago, August, 1999.

Staples, D.S. & Ratnasingham, P., "Trust: The Panacea of Virtual Management?" Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems '98, Helsinki, December.

Seddon, P.B., Staples, D.S., Patnayakuni, R. and Bowtell, M.J., "The IS Effectiveness Matrix: The Importance of Stakeholder and System in Measuring IS Success", Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems '98, Helsinki, December.

Chair of panel "Telework Practice Across National Cultures", panel at the International Conference on Information Systems '98, Helsinki, December.

Murphy, F. & Staples, D.S., "Reengineering in Australia: Factors affecting Success", Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, in Sydney, October, 1998. Selected as one of the top five papers in the conference.

Panelist for "Teaching Information Systems Using Case Studies: Lessons from Experience", Panel at the 7th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, in Adelaide, 1997. Co-panelists: Keane, Vitale, McQueen and Greenwood.

Staples, D. S., "An Investigation of Some Key IT-Enabled Remote Management and Remote Work Issues", Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 1996. Voted third best paper in the conference.

Faculty Advisor for the 6th Australasian Conference on Information Systems Doctoral Consortium, 1996. Also lead a discussion of a session titled "Things Nobody Ever Told Me About Doing a PhD!"

Staples, D. S., "A Study of IT-Enabled Remote Management", presented at the 1995 Ernst & Young Foundation / ICIS Doctoral Consortium, December 1995.

Duxbury, L., Higgins, C. & Staples, D. S., "An Empirical Study of Electronic Mail Usage", Proceedings of the Inaugural AIS Americas Conference Proceedings, 1995.

Staples, D. S., "A Study of IT-Enabled Remote Management", presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Doctoral Consortium, June 1995.

Neufeld, D.J., Staples, D.S. & Huff, S.L., "Getting Connected to the World Wide Web: A Guide for PC and Apple Macintosh Computers", prepared for participants of the International Conference on Information Systems, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1994. This document was used in a tutorial given at ICIS spearheaded by Blake Ives. The tutorial discussed the WWW and ISWorld Net.

Staples, D. S. & Al-Hudhaif, S., "What do Decision Makers Think of VIM? Results from a Survey of Decision Makers Who Have Used a Visual Interactive Model for Decision Making", Canadian Operational Research Society, 1993 Conference, May, 1993.

Staples, D. S., "The Origins of Operations Research/Management Science, Some of Its Techniques, and Its International Practice", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 1993 Conference Proceedings, June, 1993.

Awards

Fellowships

Awarded the DISTINGUISHED FACULTY FELLOW OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Smith School of Business (2007-2016)

Graduate Research Fellowship, FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES, The University Of Western Ontario (1996)

Hewlett-Packard Doctoral Fellowship, WESTERN BUSINESS SCHOOL (1994)

Blair Little Plan for Excellence Doctoral Fellowship  WESTERN BUSINESS SCHOOL, The University Of Western Ontario (1993-1995)

Plan for Excellence Doctoral Fellowship, WESTERN BUSINESS SCHOOL, The University Of Western Ontario (1993-1995)

Ph.D. Program Fellowship, WESTERN BUSINESS SCHOOL, The University Of Western Ontario (1992 - 1993)

Research Awards

Awarded the NEW RESEARCHER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, Queen's School of Business Research Program (2001)

Teaching Awards

Nominated for the TEACHING AWARD AT QUEEN'S SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (2000)

Other Awards

Winner of the Best Paper Award, ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY TRACK: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT CLUSTER, HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES (2005)

Co-Winner of Best Paper Award, THE 9TH AUSTRALASIAN CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS, WELLINGTON, N.Z. (1999)

Nominated for the DELOITTE & TOUCHE BEST ARTICLE IN THE BUSINESS QUARTERLY (1997)  

Third Best Paper Award, THE 6TH AUSTRALASIAN CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS, HOBART, TASMANIA (1996)

Participant, ICIS DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM, NETHERLANDS (1995)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, ONTARIO MINISTRY OF EDUCATION & TRAINING (1993-1996)

Outstanding Contribution Award, MBA ASSOCIATION, School of Business Administration, The University Of Western Ontario (1986-1987)

The Dow Chemical Family Scholarship, DOW CHEMICAL OF CANADA LIMITED (1977-1981)

Grants & Funding

Insight Grants Program (2013-2018)
SSHRC | $240,650 

Standard Research Grant Program (2008-2011)
SSHRC | $46,517 

Call for Papers on High Performance Professional Teams (2004-2005)
Queen's Industrial Relations Centre | $5,000

Standard Research Grant Program (2001-2004)
SSHRC | $57,550

General Research Grants Competition, Queen's School of Business
$6,850 | 2007/2008
$4,500 | 2001/2002
$6,600 | 2000/2001
$9,200 | 1999/2001
$1,440 | 1998/1999 

Ontario Research and Development Fund, Ontario Research Network for E-Commerce Project (2002)
ORDCF, Private Sector & Universities | $40 Million

Summer D.I. McLeod Graduate Research Assistantship, Queen's School of Business
$3,207 | 2009  
$1,495 | 2008
$3,215 | 2004
$4,872 | 2002
$2,411 | 2001
$3,537 | 2000  
$3,534 | 1999 

Fall & Winter D.I. McLeod Graduate Research Assistantship, Queen's School of Business
$3,000 | 2014/2015  
$1,800 | 2003/2004  
$1,800 | 2002/2003  
$1,700 | 2001/2002  
$1,800 | 2000/2001
$1,800 | 1999/2000 

Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund (1999)
CIBC | $1 Million
Government of Ontario | $1,189,522

Principal's Development Fund/Advisory Research Committee (1999-2000)
Queen's University | $5,997 

Service

Professional and Committee Activities

Smith School of Business Activities  

  • Member and Chair, RENEWAL PROMOTION AND TENURE COMMITTEE, 2019/2020
  • Member, PH.D./M.SC. PROGRAM COMMITTEE 2001/02, 2005-2007, 2008/2009, 2013-2017, 2020-2021
  • Member, RENEWAL PROMOTION AND TENURE COMMITTEE 2011 - 2012
  • Area Group Coordinator, MIS FACULTY AREA GROUP 2009 - 2012
  • Chair, FACULTY FORUM 2009 - 2011
  • Member, APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE 2007/2008, 2009-2011, 2013
  • Member, UNIT ETHICS REVIEW COMMITTEE 2010 - 2012
  • Member and Chair, PROMOTION TENURE AND RENEWAL COMMITTEE 2003/2004
  • Member, PROMOTION TENURE AND RENEWAL COMMITTEE 2002/2003
  • Member, COMPUTING COMMITTEE 1999 - 2003
  • Member, RESEARCH COMMITTEE 1998 – 2001
  • Member, NEW BUILDING TECHNICAL DESIGN COMMITTEE 2000
  • Member, TEACHING PLATFORM TASK FORCE 1999 - 2000

Outside Smith School of Business – University Level or External

  • Guest Co-Editor, JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 2013-2015
  • Guest Associate Editor, INFORMATION SYSTEMS JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE, 2013-2014
  • Member, COMMITTEE 29, STANDARD RESEARCH GRANTS, 2009, 2010
  • Senior Faculty Advisor, JUNIOR FACULTY WORKSHOP, 2008
  • Member, UNIVERSITY PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE, 2006 - 2009
  • Senator, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY SENATE, 2006 - 2009, 2001 - 2004
  • Associate Editor, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT TRACK, 2007
  • Associate Editor, SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL COLLABORATION TRACK, 2014
  • Associate Editor, ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS DIVISION (OCIS), 2007
  • Co-Chair, Knowledge Management Track, PROGRAM COMMITTEE, 2005-2006
  • Member, PROGRAM COMMITTEE, 2005-2007
  • Associate Editor, MIS QUARTERLY JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD, 2003 – 2005
  • Associate Editor, MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRACK, 2003
  • Member, SENATE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE, 2001 - 2004
  • Member and Chair, SENATE COMMITTEE FOR THE FIVE YEAR REVIEW OF THE CENTRE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED ENTERPRISES, 2003
  • Member, PROGRAM COMMITTEE, 2001
  • Member, EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD, 2000 - 2008
  • Co-Chair, Member, PLACEMENT ACTIVITIES CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE, 1998 - 2001
  • Member, NOMINATING COMMITTEE, 1999

Professional Certifications

Project Management Professional (PMP)
Project Management Institute (PMI) 
2013 - Present

PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner
APMG – International 
2013 - Present

AgilePM Agile Project Management Practitioner
APMG – International
2017 – Present

Scrum Master Certified (SMC)
SCRUMstudy
2018 – Present

Ad-hoc Reviewer

For various journals and conferences including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Management Science, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Nature Human Behaviour, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Small Group Research, Information Systems Journal, Group Decision and Negotiation, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information and Organization, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of End-User Computing, DATABASE, Communications of the AIS, Communications of the ACM, Journal of the AIS, Nature Research, International Journal of Conflict Management, the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the Academy of Management annual conference, the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) and the Information Systems Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC).