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Introduction

Participants of the doctoral program are often referred to as "Associates." This a term coming into vogue in industry, with the aim of breaking down rather artificial barriers between the "bosses “and the "employees." A term of this sort emphasizes mutual dependence, respect, communication, and teamwork that are the central aspect of modern nations and organisations. While "Associate" doesn’t directly invoke the idea of "leadership", the term clearly doesn’t rule it out; besides, many leaders have learned to "lead from the center" where their persona might be an Associate. Research shows that the most respected leaders are those that embody and personify the values of the group as a whole. And since our ultimate goal is to build a "community of scholarship “in South Africa (and Africa as a whole) about the concept of information systems for national development, it behooves us to create an “association".

Another reason for avoiding the word "student" is that this term implies that only some of the players are learning (or rather “study"), while others do other things. In fact, everyone in the program is learning all the time. In a new program everyone is learning how to-do new jobs, how to adjust behaviors and expectations, and how to set and see knew goals. In a country where group goal-setting and self-critical examination (that’s what democracy is all about) is a national sport (along with soccer, rugby and cricket, of course), we should associate ourselves with what is really the next phase of "the struggle", the struggle to define the country and where it is going. Those of us from other countries can relate to most of this easily enough.

Finally, the program Associates bring a huge variety of backgrounds, interests, skills, aptitudes, and goals to the program. Our associates represent many different African countries While quality control is important, our philosophy is that in a multidisciplinary, multiethnic, multinational program, it is the diversity of our Associates that is our strength, not the uniformity of their behaviour, knowledge and attitude. While we clearly don’t seek conflict, we encourage dissent and the ensuing debate. While we try to uncover truths, we don’t necessarily advocate any single truths more "true" than others. While quality is of utmost importance, critical thought is even more important and that requires variety and diversity to assure that no viewpoint is ignored. Our Associates are our most prized tool to insure those emphases.

Below is a list of Associates who have successfully completed our PhD programme since its inception.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Graduate

Supervisor

Grad year

Occupation (as of July, 2015)

Thesis  Title

Molla, Alemayehu

Paul Licker

2002

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (RMIT, AUS)

e-Readiness and e-Commerce success: developing and exploring an antecedent model in developing countries context

Van Belle, JP

Paul Licker

2003

PROFESSOR (UCT, SA)

A Framework for the Analysis  and Evaluation of Enterprise Models

Ng'ambi, Dick

Dewald Roode

2004

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (UCT, SA)

Towards a Knowledge Sharing Framework Based on Student Questions: The Case for a Dynamic FAQ Environment

Rhodes, Jo

Dewald Roode

2005

SENIOR LECTURE(McQuarie, AUS)

Using a conceptual framework to explore e-commerce and marketing appropriation in a rural South African development organization

Brown, Irwin

Dewald Roode

2005

PROFESSOR (UCT, SA)

Espoused Theory versus Theory in Use: The case of strategic information systems planning

Mutshewa, Athulang

Dewald Roode

2006

SENIOR LECTURE (Ubots, BOTS)

A theory of the use of information for environmental planning: The case of Botswana

Twum-Darko, Mike

Dewald Roode

2007

SENIOR LECTURE (CPUT, SA)

The Role of Information Systems in Legislation Led Reforms: A Case Study in the Context of the New Municipal Rates Act of South Africa

Kekwaletswe, Raymond

Dewald Roode

2007

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (WITS)

Knowledge Transformation in a Mobile Learning Environment: An Interpretive Inquiry of Ubiquitous Context and Social Presence Awareness

Iyamu, Tiko

Dewald Roode

2007

PROFESSOR (UWC, SA)

The Impact of Organisational Politics on Information Technology Strategy

Hanmer, Lyn

Dewald Roode

2009

DIRECTOR (MRC)

Factors associated with the successful implementation of computerised hospital information systems in South Africa

Njenga, Kennedy 

Irwin Brown

2009

SENIOR LECTURE (UJ, SA)

Conceptualising the Role of Improvisation in Information Security Risk Management Activities: A South African Case Study

Ochara Nixon Muganda

JP Van Belle

2009

SENIOR LECTURE (U Nairobi, KEN)

The E-Government Artifact in the Context of a Developing Country: Towards a Nomadic Framework

Sewchurran, Kosheek

Derek Smith

2009

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (GSB-UCT, SA)

Toward a Regional Ontology for Information Systems Project Management

Mlitwa,  Nhlanhla 

JP Van Belle

2010

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (CPUT,SA)

Integration of e-learning Systems into Academic Programmes in South African Universities

Shirazi, Farid

Irwin Brown

2010

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (Ryerson, CAN)

The Impact of ICT Expansion on Promoting Democracy and Economic Freedom in the Middle East (1995-2005)

Bollou, Felix

Mike Hart

2010

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Ferris State, USA)

Interrogating the Impact of ICT Infrastructure Expansion in Francophone West Africa 1993-2005: A Critical Theory Using Archival Data and Non-Parametric Research Methods

Brown, Cheryl

Mike Hart

2010

LT Team (CILT-UCT, SA)

Excavating the meaning of Information and Communication Technology use amongst South African University students: a critical discourse analysis

Dakela, Sibongiseni 

Lisa Seymour

2011

IT CO-ORDINATOR (CPUT, SA)

Web analytics strategy: a model for adopting and implementing advanced web analytics

Johnston, Kevin

Lisa Seymour

2011

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (UCT,SA)

An IS Perspective on Managing Change in a University

Delcarme, Brian

Dewald Roode

2012

SENIOR LECTURE (CPUT, SA)

The development and institutionalisation of an integrated health care waste information system

Weimann, Peter

Irwin Brown

2012

PROFESSOR (Beuth, GER)

An Organizational Framework for the Use of WebBased Tools in “Virtual” Project Teams

Tossy, Titus

Irwin Brown

2012

LECTURER (Mzumbe, TAN)

Cultivating Recognition: A Classic Grounded Theory of E-Learning Providers Working in East Africa

Bankole, Felix

Irwin Brown

2012

SL (UNISA)

The Impacts of ICT Infrastructure on National Development: A Multi-Method Investigation involving Data Mining and Data Envelopment Analysis

Scott, Elsje

Kosheek Sewchurran

2012

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (UCT,SA)

Towards coherent practice in capstone courses for IS majors

Kabanda, Salah

Irwin Brown

2013

SENIOR LECTURE (UCT,SA)

E-commerce and SMEs in LDCs: The  Case of Tanzania

Tanner, Maureen

Wallace Chigona

2013

SENIOR LECTURE (UCT,SA)

Social conditions leading to scrum process breakdowns during global agile software development: A theory of practice perspective.

Metfula, Andile

Wallace Chigona

2013

SENIOR LECTURE (SWAZ)

The interplay between policy network actors and information and communication technology policies in a developing country context

Hwabamungu, Boroto

Irwin Brown

2014

POST DOC (UWC, SA)

The influence of stakeholder relations on the implementation of information systems strategy in public hospitals in South Africa: an activity theory perspective

Mimbi, Lucas

Mike Kyobe

2014

POST DOC (UNISA, SA)

Investigating the Role of Information Technology in Resolving Governance Challenges in a Transition State – The Case of Tanzania

Mwangi, Kariuki

Irwin Brown

2014

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Seneca, CAN)

Analysis of the Designed and Emergent Consequences of Mobile Banking Usage by MSMEs in Kenya Using Ethnographic Decision Tree Modeling

Hazra, Ummaha-Tul

Ojelanki Ngwenyama

2014

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(North South, BAN)

Understanding acceptance decisions and identity associated with smartphones: A qualitative enquiry

Ononiwu, Chidi

Irwin Brown

2015

 

Mechanisms for emergent usage of adaptive information systems: A critical realist case of e-financial systems in SA

Osah, Olam

Mike Kyobe

2015

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER   (SA)

Determinants of User Continuance Intention towards Mobile Money Services in Africa: The Case of M-pesa in Kenya

Mudenda, Mphatso

Wallace Chigona

2015

SENIOR LECTURER (UMLW)

A pathway through which m-Health outcomes are produced for maternal care consumers in a developing country context