Arthur Tatnall

Arthur Tatnall is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. In his PhD he used actor-network theory to investigate adoption of Visual Basic in the curriculum of an Australian university. Arthur’s research interests include technological innovation, history of technology, project management, information systems curriculum, information technology in educational management and electronic business. Much of his research is based on the use of actor-network theory. Arthur is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and active in the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) as Chair of IFIP WG9.7 – History of Computing, Chair of IFIP WG3.4 – ICT in Professional and Vocational Education and a member of IFIP WG3.7 – Information Technology in Educational Management. He has published widely in journals, books, book chapters and conference proceedings and recently edited the Encyclopaedia of Portal Technology and Applications, and Web Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications for IGI Global. Arthur is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Education and Information Technologies and Editor of the Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics.

Publications

The Internet of Things and Beyond: Rise of the Non-Human Actors
Arthur Tatnall, Bill Davey. © 2020. 12 pages.
In the past, it was rare for non-humans to interact with each other without any involvement by humans, but this is changing. The Internet of Things (IoT) involves connections of...
Adoption of ICT in Implementing Primary Health Care: Achievements of the Twenty-First Century
Quazi Omar Faruq, Arthur Tatnall. © 2020. 11 pages.
For a new technology to be put into use, a decision must be made to adopt it or at least some aspects of it. This article discusses the introduction and use of information and...
The Internet of Things and Beyond: Rise of the Non-Human Actors
Arthur Tatnall, Bill Davey. © 2020. 12 pages.
In the past, it was rare for non-humans to interact with each other without any involvement by humans, but this is changing. The Internet of Things (IoT) involves connections of...
Radio Frequency Identification Technology in an Australian Regional Hospital: An Innovation Translation Experience with ANT
Chandana Unnithan, Arthur Tatnall. © 2020. 25 pages.
Australian hospitals had begun exploring Radio Frequency Identification, a wireless automatic identification and data capture technology for improving the quality of their...
Rise of the Non-Human Actors: The Internet of Things
Arthur Tatnall, Bill Davey. © 2019. 18 pages.
The internet of things (IoT) involves connections of physical things to the internet. It is largely about the relationships between things, or non-human actors. In the past, it...
Adoption of ICT in Primary Healthcare in the 21st Century
Quazi Omar Faruq, Arthur Tatnall. © 2019. 18 pages.
This chapter looks at the use of ICT by medical general practitioners in the Australian eHealth and the Virtual Doctor Program. It discusses introduction, adoption, and use of...
Achieving E-Health Success: The Key Role for ANT
Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Arthur Tatnall. © 2018. 12 pages.
Healthcare delivery continues to be challenged in all OECD countries. To address these challenges, most are turning their attention to e-health as the panacea. Indeed, it is true...
How the Rich Lens of ANT Can Help Us to Understand the Advantages of Mobile Solutions
Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Arthur Tatnall, Steve Goldberg. © 2018. 13 pages.
The WHO has labelled diabetes the silent epidemic. This is because the instances of diabetes worldwide continue to grow exponentially. In fact, by 2030 it is expected that there...
The Internet of Things and Beyond: Rise of the Non-Human Actors
Arthur Tatnall, Bill Davey. © 2017. 12 pages.
In the past, it was rare for non-humans to interact with each other without any involvement by humans, but this is changing. The Internet of Things (IoT) involves connections of...
Maximizing Healthcare Delivery and Management through Technology Integration
Tiko Iyamu, Arthur Tatnall. © 2016. 378 pages.
Improvements in health services require continual attention and dedication to ensure proper care and treatment for citizens. To support this endeavor, professionals rely more and...
Radio Frequency Identification Technology in an Australian Regional Hospital: An Innovation Translation Experience with ANT
Chandana Unnithan, Arthur Tatnall. © 2016. 25 pages.
Australian hospitals had begun exploring Radio Frequency Identification, a wireless automatic identification and data capture technology for improving the quality of their...
The Impact of ICT in Educating Students with Learning Disabilities in Australian Schools: An ANT Approach
Tas Adam, Arthur Tatnall. © 2016. 14 pages.
The term “Learning Difficulties” (sometimes also referred to as Special Needs) is used in reference to students who have significant difficulties in the acquisition of literacy...
Online Customer Satisfaction at Point-of-Purchase and Post-Purchase Phases
Noorshella Che Nawi, Arthur Tatnall, Michelle W.L. Fong. © 2014. 13 pages.
Consumers worldwide are showing great interest in e-commerce and many believe that e-commerce plays a significant part in the global economy. Selling apparel online is one...
Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor-Network Theory
Arthur Tatnall. © 2014. 331 pages.
Actor-Network Theory (ANT) has existed as a topic of interest among social theorists for decades. Due to the prevalence of technology in modern society, discussions over the...
Social and Professional Applications of Actor-Network Theory for Technology Development
Arthur Tatnall. © 2013. 300 pages.
The latest advances in technology development have been particularly useful to actor-network theory as a structure for much of its research. With a socio-technical approach to...
Knowledge Conversion Processes in Thai Public Organisations Seen as an Innovation: The Re-Analysis of a TAM Study Using Innovation Translation
Puripat Charnkit, Arthur Tatnall. © 2013. 15 pages.
This article uses data collected for a study undertaken in the mid-2000s using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to investigate knowledge conversion processes in a Thai...
A Socio-Technical Study of the Adoption of Internet Technology in Banking, Re-Interpreted as an Innovation Using Innovation Translation
Salim Al-Hajri, Arthur Tatnall. © 2013. 14 pages.
This article presents a re-interpretation of research done in the mid-2000s on uptake of Internet technologies in the banking industry in Oman, compared with that in Australia....
Social Influences on Information and Communication Technology Innovations
Arthur Tatnall. © 2012. 281 pages.
It has been over twenty years since developments in actor-network theory were first written on paper. Since then, the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) community...
Understanding the Advantages of Mobile Solutions for Chronic Disease Management: The Role of ANT as a Rich Theoretical Lens
Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Arthur Tatnall, Steve Goldberg. © 2012. 12 pages.
In an environment of escalating healthcare costs, chronic disease management is particularly challenging, since, by definition such diseases have no foreseeable cure and if...
Adoption of ICT in Rural Medical General Practices in Australia: An Actor-Network Study
Patricia Deering, Arthur Tatnall, Stephen Burgess. © 2012. 12 pages.
ICT has been used in medical General Practice throughout Australia now for some years, but although most General Practices make use of ICT for administrative purposes such as...
On Actors, Networks, Hybrids, Black Boxes and Contesting Programming Languages
Arthur Tatnall. © 2012. 12 pages.
In the mid 1990s the programming language Visual Basic (VB) fought hard to enter the undergraduate information systems curriculum at RMIT University, against resistance from two...
Using Actor-Network Theory to Facilitate a Superior Understanding of Knowledge Creation and Knowledge Transfer
Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Arthur Tatnall, Rajeev K. Bali. © 2012. 14 pages.
Given today’s dynamic business environment it becomes essential for organisations to maximise their intellectual assets in order to ensure that they are able to support flexible...
Aspects of e-Learning in a University
Karen Manning, Lily Wong, Arthur Tatnall. © 2012. 11 pages.
Most universities make use of e-learning facilities to manage and deliver on-line learning. Many universities have adopted an approach to teaching and the delivery of course...
School Children with Learning Disabilities: An Actor-Network Analysis of the Use of ICT to Enhance Self-Esteem and Improve Learning Outcomes
Tas Adam, Arthur Tatnall. © 2012. 15 pages.
This article presents a report on an investigation into the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to aid in the education of students with Learning...
A Manifesto for E-Health Success: The Key Role for ANT
Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Rajeev K. Bali, Arthur Tatnall. © 2012. 12 pages.
Healthcare is the biggest service industry on the globe. Sadly, it has yet to realize the full potential of e-health, which is in stark contrast to other e-business initiatives...
Actor-Network Theory and Technology Innovation: Advancements and New Concepts
Arthur Tatnall. © 2011. 328 pages.
About 25 years ago, the first developments of ANT (Actor-Network Theory) took place, but it wasn’t until much later that researchers began to take it seriously. In the late...
Innovation Translation, Innovation Diffusion and the Technology Acceptance Model: Comparing Three Different Approaches to Theorising Technological Innovation
Arthur Tatnall. © 2011. 15 pages.
The process of innovation involves getting new ideas accepted and new technologies adopted and used. There are a number of different approaches to theorising technological...
Modelling the Adoption and Use of Internet Technologies in Higher Education in Thailand
Napaporn Kripanont, Arthur Tatnall. © 2011. 18 pages.
With a penetration rate of only about 13%, Internet usage in Thailand is lower than the world average, and is much less than the US and Australia where Internet penetration is...
The Impact of Network of Actors on the Information Technology
Tiko Iyamu, Arthur Tatnall. © 2011. 13 pages.
Organisations’ reliance on Information Technology (IT) is rapidly increasing. IT strategy is developed and implemented for particular purposes by different organizations. We...
Web Portals Research: Treating the Portal as an Innovation
Arthur Tatnall. © 2011. 11 pages.
The topic of Web Portals, despite appearing to cover quite a narrow area, is an extremely diverse one. Amongst other things, it covers the technology of portals, how portal...
Two Examples of the Development and Use of Portals: Australia and Bangladesh
Arthur Tatnall, Stephen Burgess. © 2011. 12 pages.
In this chapter we revisit some portal research we conducted in Bangladesh and in Australia, the data collection of which was conducted in the early 2000s. We then investigate...
A Socio-Technical Study of the Adoption of Internet Technology in Banking, Re-Interpreted as an Innovation Using Innovation Translation
Salim Al-Hajri, Arthur Tatnall. © 2011. 14 pages.
This article presents a re-interpretation of research done in the mid-2000s on uptake of Internet technologies in the banking industry in Oman, compared with that in Australia....
Knowledge Conversion Processes in Thai Public Organisations Seen as an Innovation: The Re-Analysis of a TAM Study Using Innovation Translation
Puripat Charnkit, Arthur Tatnall. © 2011. 14 pages.
This article uses data collected for a study undertaken in the mid-2000s using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to investigate knowledge conversion processes in a Thai...
Web Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Arthur Tatnall. © 2010. 2824 pages.
With the technological advancement of mobile devices, social networking, and electronic services, Web technologies continues to play an ever-growing part of the global way of...
International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology (IJSSMET)
Ahmad Taher Azar, Ghazy Assassa. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology (IJSSMET) is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes high-quality and significant...
On Actors, Networks, Hybrids, Black Boxes and Contesting Programming Languages
Arthur Tatnall. © 2010. 11 pages.
In the mid 1990s the programming language Visual Basic (VB) fought hard to enter the undergraduate information systems curriculum at RMIT University, against resistance from two...
Using Actor-Network Theory to Facilitate a Superior Understanding of Knowledge Creation and Knowledge Transfer
Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Arthur Tatnall, Rajeev K. Bali. © 2010. 13 pages.
Given today’s dynamic business environment it becomes essential for organisations to maximise their intellectual assets in order to ensure that they are able to support flexible...
Aspects of e-Learning in a University
Karen Manning, Lily Wong, Arthur Tatnall. © 2010. 10 pages.
Most universities make use of e-learning facilities to manage and deliver on-line learning. Many universities have adopted an approach to teaching and the delivery of course...
International Journal of Web Portals (IJWP)
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Emanuel Soares Peres. Est. 2009.
Web portals are one of the most important components in the context of business integration. The International Journal of Web Portals (IJWP) is a high-quality refereed journal on...
Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications
Arthur Tatnall. © 2007. 1308 pages.
The Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications offers complete coverage of the nature, characteristics, advantages, limitations, design, and evolution of Web portals....
Web Portals: The New Gateways to Internet Information and Services
Arthur Tatnall. © 2005. 380 pages.
A Web portal is a special web site designed to act as a gateway giving convenient access to other related sites. This book investigates the various types of portals and describes...