Felix B. Tan

Felix B Tan is Professor of Information Systems and Chair of Business Information Systems discipline at Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand). He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Information Management. He is on the Executive Council and is Fellow of the Information Resources Management Association. He was also on the Council of the Association for Information System between 2003-2005. Dr. Tan’s current research interests are in electronic commerce, global information management, business-IT alignment, and the management of IT. Dr. Tan has published in MIS Quarterly, Information & Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on Personal Communications, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Information Technology, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, as well as other journals and refereed conference proceedings. Dr. Tan has over 25 years experience in information systems management and consulting with large multinationals, as well as university teaching and research in Singapore, Canada, and New Zealand.

Publications

Global Diffusion and Adoption of Technologies for Knowledge and Information Sharing
Felix B. Tan. © 2013. 441 pages.
Globalized marketing strategies continue to increase the development of global business through its latest advances in technology. The adoption of new technologies for businesses...
Value Co-Creation in Cloud Services
Ammar Rashid, William Yu Chung Wang, Felix B. Tan. © 2013. 18 pages.
In recent years, there has been considerable interest in cloud services in academic literature. Most research in this area has focused on the technical aspects of designing and...
International Comparisons of Information Communication Technologies: Advancing Applications
Felix B. Tan. © 2012. 459 pages.
Though the emergence and popularity of the Internet has allowed for the worldwide diffusion of new technologies for business and organizations, the ways in which technologies are...
International Enterprises and Global Information Technologies: Advancing Management Practices
Felix B. Tan. © 2011. 410 pages.
Today’s businesses are more geographically dispersed than ever and organizations continue to explore the benefits of operating virtually, necessitating continued research on...
Technological Advancement in Developed and Developing Countries: Discoveries in Global Information Management
M. Gordon Hunter, Felix B. Tan. © 2010. 494 pages.
Advancements in technological innovation and adoption impact modern organizations on an increasingly global level. There is now a continual need for research on recent...
Voluntary Turnover of Information Systems Professionals: A Cross-Cultural Investigation
M. Gordon Hunter, Felix B. Tan, Bernard C.Y. Tan. © 2010. 22 pages.
This investigation examines the motivating factors associated with voluntary turnover decisions of information systems (IS) professionals within the context of two different...
Handbook of Research on Information Management and the Global Landscape
M. Gordon Hunter, Felix B. Tan. © 2009. 580 pages.
Online collaboration is increasingly improving partnerships for organizations across the globe, strengthening existing relationships and creating new alliances that would...
An Exploratory Study of the Design Preferences of U.S. and Chinese Virtual Communities
Felix B. Tan, Helen J. Lin, Cathy Urquhart. © 2009. 23 pages.
With the increasing popularity of electronic commerce, businesses are starting to recognise that developing a good virtual community can help to generate more profits. Virtual...
Cognitive Research in Information Systems
Felix B. Tan, M. Gordon Hunter. © 2009. 6 pages.
The existence and significance of cognition in organizations and its influence on patterns of behaviour in organizations and organizational outcomes are increasingly accepted in...
Personal Construct Theory
Peter Caputi, M. Gordon Hunter, Felix B. Tan. © 2009. 20 pages.
The development of any discipline is related to the strength of its underpinning theoretical base. Wellestablished disciplines have a diversity of clearly stated and competing...
Global Information Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Felix B. Tan. © 2008. 4194 pages.
Global Information Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications compiles a defining body of authoritative research on these topics, resulting in a complete...
Foreword
Felix B. Tan. © 2008.
This Foreword is included in the book Handbook of Research on Global Information Technology Management in the Digital Economy.
Voluntary Turnover of Information Systems Professionals: A Cross-Cultural Investigation
M. Gordon Hunter, Felix B. Tan, Bernard C.Y. Tan. © 2008. 21 pages.
This investigation examines the motivating factors associated with voluntary turnover decisions of information systems (IS) professionals within the context of two different...
An Exploratory Study of the Design Preferences of U.S. and Chinese Virtual Communities
Felix B. Tan, Helen J. Lin, Cathy Urquhart. © 2008. 27 pages.
With the increasing popularity of electronic commerce, businesses are starting to recognise that developing a good virtual community can help to generate more profits. Virtual...
Foreword
Felix B. Tan. © 2007. 2 pages.
This Foreword is included in the book Information Resources Management: Global Challenges.
Strategic Use of Information Technology for Global Organizations
M. Gordon Hunter, Felix B. Tan. © 2007. 397 pages.
The role of chief information officer (CIO) takes on many forms, and is contingent on many factors. Environmental factors such as size, industry, or organizational structure;...
Advanced Topics in Global Information Management, Volume 5
M. Gordon Hunter, Felix B. Tan. © 2006. 410 pages.
Advanced Topics in Global Information Management is a series of books that examine global information management (GIM), and its research and implications. GIM research continues...
Foreword
Felix B. Tan. © 2006.
This Foreword is included in the book Tools for Teaching Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts.
An Exploratory Study of the Design Preferences of U.S. and Chinese Virtual Communities
Felix B. Tan, Helen J. Lin, Cathy Urquhart. © 2006. 25 pages.
With the increasing popularity of electronic commerce, businesses are starting to recognise that developing a good virtual community can help to generate more profits. Virtual...
Advanced Topics in Global Information Management, Volume 4
M. Gordon Hunter, Felix B. Tan. © 2005. 384 pages.
Advanced Topics in Global Information Management is a series of books on advance topics in global information management (GIM). GIM research continues to progress, with some...
Online Consumer Trust: A Multi-Dimensional Model
Felix B. Tan, Paul Sutherland. © 2005. 21 pages.
Consumer trust is widely heralded as an essential element for the success of electronic commerce, yet the concept itself is still clouded in confusion by the numerous definitions...
Cognitive Research in Information Systems
Felix B. Tan, M. Gordon Hunter. © 2005. 6 pages.
The existence and significance of cognition in organizations and its influence on patterns of behaviour in organizations and organizational outcomes are increasingly accepted in...
Advanced Topics in Global Information Management, Volume 3
M. Gordon Hunter, Felix B. Tan. © 2004. 389 pages.
Advanced Topics in Global Information Management is the third in a series of books on advance topics in global information management (GIM). GIM research continues to progress...
Online Consumer Trust: A Multi-Dimensional Model
Felix B. Tan, Paul Sutherland. © 2004. 19 pages.
Consumer trust is widely heralded as an essential element for the success of electronic commerce, yet the concept itself is still clouded in confusion by the numerous definitions...
Global Information Management Research: Current Status and Future Directions
Felix B. Tan, R.B. Gallupe. © 2004. 26 pages.
A growing body of knowledge is being accumulated in the area of global information management (GIM). Research in this area has grown significantly in the 1990s. Not only are...
Cognitive Research in Information Systems Using the Repertory Grid Technique
Felix B. Tan, M. Gordon Hunter. © 2004. 30 pages.
This chapter discusses the design and application of a cognitive mapping methodology known as the repertory grid. Grounded in personal construct theory (Kelly, 1955), the...
Advanced Topics in Global Information Management, Volume 2
Felix B. Tan. © 2003. 335 pages.
Advanced Topics in Global Information Management includes original material concerned with all aspects of global information management in three areas: Global Information Systems...
Beyond Models of National Culture in Information Systems Research
Michael D. Myers, Felix B. Tan. © 2003. 16 pages.
Many IS scholars argue that global organizations need to understand cultural differences if they are to successfully deploy information technology. We agree that an understanding...
A Framework for Research into Business-IT Alignment: A Cognitive Emphasis
Felix B. Tan, R. B. Gallupe. © 2003. 24 pages.
Contemporary empirical research into business-IT alignment is almost entirely behavioral in its focus. It explores the alignment issue by examining the ways in which...
Advanced Topics in Global Information Management, Volume 1
Felix B. Tan. © 2002. 409 pages.
Advanced Topics in Global Information Management includes original material concerned with all aspects of global information management in three broad areas: Global Information...
Cases on Global IT Applications and Management: Successes and Pitfalls
Felix B. Tan. © 2002. 320 pages.
As organizations prepare to compete globally in the new millennium, the effective deployment and exploitation of IT will create the difference between those that are successful...
Global Perspective of Information Technology Management
Felix B. Tan. © 2002. 334 pages.
Managing information technology (IT) on a global scale presents a number of opportunities and challenges. IT can drive the change in global business strategies and improve...
Beyond Models of National Culture in Information Systems Research
Michale D. Myers, Felix B. Tan. © 2002. 9 pages.
Many IS scholars argue that global organizations need to understand cultural differences if they are to successfully deploy information technology. We agree that an understanding...
Emerging Research Themes in Global Information Management
R. Brent Gallupe, Felix B. Tan. © 2002. 11 pages.
Research in the field of global information management (GIM) is an area of information systems research that has grown tremendously in the 1990s. A large number of research...
Beyond Models of National Culture in Information Systems Research
Michael D. Myers, Felix B. Tan. © 2002. 19 pages.
Many IS scholars argue that global organizations need to understand cultural differences if they are to successfully deploy information technology. We agree that an understanding...
Health Information Management and Individual Privacy: Application of New Zealand's Privacy Legislation
Felix B. Tan, Gehan Gunasekara. © 2000. 16 pages.
The chapter reports on recent developments in the management of health information in New Zealand and the implications these initiatives have raised regarding individual privacy....
Information Technology Diffusion in the Asia Pacific: Perspectives on Policy, Electronic Commerce and Education
P. Scott Corbett, Felix B. Tan, Yuk-Yong Wong. © 1999. 392 pages.
In the last decade, information technology (IT) has advanced so rapidly and its impact has become so pervasive that it is necessary to revisit the issues and challenges arising...
A Research Manifesto for Global Information Management
R. Brent Gallupe, Felix B. Tan. © 1999. 14 pages.
A growing body of knowledge is being accumulated in the area of global information management (GIM). Research in this area has grown significantly in the 1990s. Not only are...
Implementing Flexible Learning in GIS Education: Experiments Using a Spatial Analysis Facility
Pip Forer, Margaret Goldstone, Felix B. Tan. © 1998. 8 pages.
This paper principally reviews developments in utilising geographic information technology (GIT) to create a flexible, IT rich learning environment which is more conducive to...