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PhD in Information Systems: University of Cape Town, South Africa
MCom in Information Systems: University of Cape Town, South Africa
B.Sc (Hons) in Computer Science: University of South Africa
B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science: Rhodes University
Research status summary
C3 NRF Rated Researcher: South African National Research Foundation (NRF)
Joint Editor in Chief of Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management (IJIKM)
Published 29 journal articles, 5 book chapters and 37 articles in conference proceedings since 2006
Supervised over 40 postgraduate students
Peer reviewer for journals and conferences such as Behaviour & Information Technology, SA Computer Journal, SA Journal of Information Management, Asia_Pacific Education journal, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Information Systems Management, African Journal of Information Systems, inSite, SAICIT, SACLA.
ICT strategy and management,
IS educational issues,
Open Source Software,
Social and Networking Systems,
Emerging technology, and
Adeniran, T,V., & Johnston, K.A (2016). Investigating the impacts of ICT utilisation and Dynamic capabilities on the competitive advantage of South African SME’s. International Journal of Information Technology and Management. 15(1), 59-89.
Bisimwa, K., Hooper, V. & Johnston, K.A. (2016). The role of mobile phones in the development of social capital. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC), 72 (2), 1-21.
Maree S & Johnston KA. (2015). Critical Insights into the design of Big data analytics research: How Twitter "Moods" Predict Stock Exchange Index Movement. African Journal of Information and Communication, Issue 15 2015, 53-67.
Scholtz, B., van Turha, T., & Johnston, K. (2015). Internet Visibility and Cyberbullying: A Survey of Cape Town High School Students. African Journal of Information and Communication, Issue 15 2015, 93-104.
Johnston KA, Jali N, Kundaeli F & T Adeniran. (2015). ICTs for the Broader Development of South Africa: An Analysis of the Literature. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC), 70 (3), 1-22
Petersen C & Johnston K. (2015). The Impact Facebook and Twitter has on the Cognitive Social Capital of University Students. Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 18, 1-30.
Ridge, M., Johnston, K.A., & O'Donovan, B. (2015). The use of big data analytics in the retail industries in South Africa. African Journal of Business Management, 9(19), 688-703.
Scholtz, B, van Turha, T & Johnston K. (2015). Internet Visibility and Cyberbullying: A Survey of Cape Town High School Students. African Journal of Information and Communication, 15 (2015), 93-104.
Tome, L., Johnston, K.A., Meadows, A., & Nyemba, M. (2014). Barriers to Open Source ERP Adoption in South Africa. African Journal of Information Systems, 6(2), 26-47. "A-" List [IBSS]
North, D., Johnston, K., & Ophoff, J. (2014). The use of mobile phones by South African university students. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 11, 115-138.
Adeniran, T.V., & Johnston, K.A. (2014). ICT Utilisation Within Experienced South African Small and Medium Enterprises. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing countries (EJISDC), 64 (5), 1-23.
Herring, C., Johnston, K.A., & Willows, G. (2014). An Exploratory Investigation into using ITSM Metrics to indicate the Business Value of IT at a South African Financial Services Company. African Journal of Business Management (AJBM) 8(17), 728-740.
Johnston KA, Begg A & Tanner M (2013). Exploring the factors influencing the adoption of OSS in Western Cape schools. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 9(2), 64-84. "A-" List
Bacishoga KB & Johnston KA (2013). Impact of Mobile Phones on Integration: Case of Refugees in South Africa. Journal of Community Informatics, 9(4). "A-" List [IBSS]
Johnston K, Chen M-M, & Hauman M. (2013) Changes in Use, Perception and Attitude of Facebook and Twitter. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, 16(3), 200 210. "A-" List [IBSS]
Johnston KA, Kawalsky D, Lalla N &Tanner M (2013). Social Capital: The Benefits of Facebook “Friends”. Behaviour & Information Technology, 32 (1), 24-36 "A" List [ISI]
Johnston KA (2013). A Guide to Educating Different Generations in South Africa. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 10, 261-273.
Adeniran TV & Johnston KA (2012). Investigating the dynamic capabilities and competitive advantage of South African SMEs. African Journal of Business Management, 6(11), pp. 4088-4099. "A-" List
Ogunyemi AA & Johnston KA (2012). Towards an Organisational Readiness Framework for Emerging Technologies: An Investigation of Antecedents for South African Organisations' Readiness for Server Virtualisation. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 53, 5, 1-30. "C" List [IBSS]
Ogunyemi AA & Johnston KA (2012). Exploring the roles of people, governance and technology in organisational readiness for emerging technologies. African Journal of Information Systems, Vol 4(3), 100-119. "A-" List [IBSS]
Miscione, G & Johnston K (2010) ‘Free and Open Source Software in Developing Contexts From Open in Principle to Open in the Consequences’. Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society (ICES), Vol. 8(1) pp.42–56. [DHET 2012]
Johnston, Parker S, Tu K & Mosaval F (2010) ”Achieving value from ICT in SMEs Key Management Strategies” Jurnal Informatika, May issue.
Johnston KA, Botha N, Pillay N &Posthumas S, (2009) ‘Investigating the Role of Value Creation in Information Systems Relevance,’ Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology (JRPIT), 41(3), pp239-261. [ISI]
Johnston KA, Andersen BK, Davidge-Pitts J &Ostensen-Saunders M (2009). ‘Identifying Student Potential for ICT Entrepreneurship using Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicators’ Journal of Information Technology Education (JITE), Vol 8, pp29-43.
Johnston K, Abader T, Brey S, &Stander A (2009) ‘Understanding the outsourcing decision in SA with regard to ICT’. South African Journal of Business Management, Vol40 (3), pp37-49. [DHET & ISI].
Eccles E, Pym J, Johnston K (2008), Initiating a New Information Systems Course: a Case Study in Educational Innovation, African Journal of Information Systems, 1(1), pp.77-91. "A-" List [IBSS]
Johnston KA, Muganda N, Theys K (2007), Key Issues for CIOs in South Africa, The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, EJISDC (2007) 30,3. "C" List [IBSS]
Stander A, Johnston KA (2007), The Need for and Contents of a Course in Forensic Information Systems & Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology (IISIT), Vol 4, 63-72, http://iisit.org/IssuesVol4v2.htm
Ngambi D, Johnston K (2006), An ICT-mediated Constructivist Approach for increasing academic support and teaching critical thinking skills, Educational Technology & Society http://www.ifets.info/issues.php?id=32; Vol 9, Iss 3, pp 244-253, ISSN 1436-4522 (online) and 1176-3647 (print) [ISI]
Heslop, R., & Johnston, K. (2015). Institutional Forces and the Written Business Plan: The Case of Technology Startups in South Africa. ICIE conference - International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Durban, South Africa.
Petersen C & Johnston K. (2015). The Impact Facebook and Twitter has on the Cognitive Social Capital of University Students. InSite Conferennce, Tampa, Florida.
September, U., Fatukubonye, U., Johnston, K.A., & O'Donovan D. (2015). Contribution of mobiles to township livelihoods and poverty reduction. ITEE, 14-16 July 2015, Port Elizabeth. Environmental Science and Engineering-Series by Springer.
Bovin, A., Johnston, K,A., Kabanda, S., Tanner, M., & Stander, A. (2014). ITIL adoption in South African: A Capability Maturity view. e-Skills Conference 18-21 November, Cape Town.
Roodt, S., de Villiers, C., Johnston, K., Ophoff, J., & Peier, D. (2014). YouTube as an academic tool for ICT lecturers. e-Skills Conference 18-21 November, Cape Town.
Ophoff J., Jensen, A., Sanderson-Smith, J., Porter, M., & Johnston K. (2014). A Descriptive Literature Review And Classification of Insider Threat Research. InSITE 2014: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: Wollongong. Australia.
North, D., Ophoff, J., & Johnston KA. (2014). The Use of Mobile Phones by South African University Students. InSITE 2014: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: Wollongong. Australia.
Ophoff. J., & Johnston KA. (2014). Student Perceptions of Online Learning. SACLA conference, Port Elizabeth. DoE accredited conference.
Johnston, K. (2013). A Guide to Educating Different Generations in South Africa. In E. Cohen & E. Boyd (Eds.), Proceedings of Proceedings of the Informing Science and Information Technology Education Conference 2013 (pp. 261-273). Informing Science Institute. Retrieved December 28, 2014 from http://www.editlib.org/p/114619.
Meyeridricks L & Johnston KA (2013). Virtual Investment Communities: what makes them successful? 15th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, Cape Town.
Chen MM, Hauman M, Johnston KA (2013). Changes in Use, Perception and Attitude of Facebook and Twitter. International Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ICIME), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Adeniran TV & Johnston K (2013). Unintended consequences of technology advancement on domestic violence victims: The case of South Africa. Understanding and Preventing Violence in Africa Conference. Hosted by the Safety and Violence Initiative (University of Cape Town), the Cape Higher Education Consortium and the Western Cape Government.
Johnston K & Meadows A. (2013). Where have all the flowers gone? UCT Teaching & Learning Conference, 21 October 2013
Johnston KA (2012). An approach to what could be covered in an IS MBA course, and how it could be delivered. InSite Conference, Montreal, Canada.
Johnston KA & Rosin K. (2011). Global Virtual Teams: How to manage them. International Conference on Computer and Management (CAMAN) May 19--21, Wuhan, China.
Johnston K, Tanner, M, Kabanda S & Adams W. (2011). Culture, gender, race and successful ICT project delivery in the Western Cape, South Africa. IFIP Working Group 9.4 Conference 2011 Kathmandu, Nepal, 22-25 May
Ogunyemi A & Johnston KA. (2011). Towards A Sustainable Environment: Implementing Server Virtualisation to Mitigate Carbon Emission Challenge in Data Centres. International Conference on ICT4 Africa, 23-26 March Ota, Nigeria. http://ictforafrica.org/
Ng’ambi D, Lombe A, Johnston K, & Kabanda S. (2010). Podcasting for mobile learners: Using ubiquitous technologies to enhance learning in large classes. 9th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning. 19-22 October, Valletta, Malta
Johnston KA, Tufvesson I & Johnston N. (2010). Maximizing Human resources in South Africa. IDIA International Development Informatics Association Conference, 3-5 November, Cape Town
Ogunyemi A & Johnston KA. (2010). The use of virtual machines to support hands-on learning experiences in undergraduate systems-oriented courses. IDIA International Development Informatics Association Conference, 3-5 November, Cape Town
Johnston KA, Munge J and Mwalemba G. (2010). A Survey of Business Process Management in South Africa. African International Business and Management (AIBUMA) Conference, 25-26 August, Nairobi, Kenya. ISSN 2079-410
Johnston KA. (2010). What it means to be a teacher in a Higher Education context today – with emphasis on South Africa? InSite2010 Conference in Cassino, Italy from June 17 – 24. 1535-0703/1-932886-27-3
Johnston KA, Andersen BK, Davidge-Pitts J & Ostensen-Saunders M. (2010). Identifying ICT Entrepreneurship potential in ICT students. InSite2010 Conference in Cassino, Italy from June 17 – 24. 1535-0703/1-932886-27-3
Johnston KA. (2009). Social inclusion and ICT. SANORD 2nd International Conference 2009 at Rhodes University on 7-9 December
Hooper ACS, Johnston KA & Johnston M. (2009). The privacy implications of social networking on Facebook and similar web technologies. International za-www 09 Conference, NMMU, Port Elizabeth on 2-4 September.
Johnston KA, Adams A, Davids E, Kabanda S. (2008). How SMEs in Western Cape of South Africa use ICT. PICMET08 Conference [ISBN 1-890843-18-0]
Johnston KA, Benvenuti S. (2008). News you can use, InSite Conference, Varna, Bulgaria ISSN 1535-0703
Hooper ACS, Johnston KA. (2008). Establishing Business integrity through website statements an exploration of South African banking websites. 10th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, University of Cape Town . 3-5 September, Cape Town, South Africa [978-0-620-42642-8] ISBN: 978-0-620-42642-8
Johnston KA, Andersen B, Davidge-Pitts J, Ostensen-Saunders M. (2007). Using Personality Tests to Identify Potential ICT Entrepreneurs. InSite 2007 Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Coetzee A, Johnston K, Van Belle JP. (2007). People Management Skills of IS Managers. International Business Information Management Conference (8th IBIMA), Dublin, Ireland.
Stander, A, Johnston KA. (2007). The Need for and Contents of a Course in Forensic Information Systems & Computer Science at the University of Cape Town. InSite 2007 Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia. ISSN: 1535-07-03
Johnston, K; Van Belle, J.W.G.D. and Rose, M.A.(2006). Barriers and enablers of OSS-on-the-desktop adoption. Proceedings of CISTM 2006, 4th Conference of Information Science Technology and Management, 16-18 July 2006. 0-9772107-4-X.
Scott E; Johnston KA. (2006). Estimating effort required to deliver Object-Oriented software development PROJECTS: A USE-Case point’s account. 2006 PMSA International Conference, Gallagher Estate, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa. ISBN 1-920-01708-9
Johnston KA, Turner N, Salie R & Goosen M. (2006). An investigation into what IS Students want from lectures? Conference on Information Technology in Tertiary Education (CITTE), Pretoria, ISBN 0-620-36564-1, http://citte2006.cut.ac.za
Johnston KA, Muganda N, Theys K. (2006). Key Issues for Chief Information Officers in South Africa. 12th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), http://aisel.aisnet.org/
Mosoval F, Gardiner JJ, Healey P, Prestedge A, Johnston KA. (2006). The State of Open Source Software (OSS) In South Africa. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (10th), AIS (Association for Information Systems) at http://www.pacis-net.org/ , ISBN 981-05-5964-X
Mosoval F, Gough L, Hart B, Kadungure T, & Johnston KA. (2006). Open Source Software Use in South African Organisations: An Empirical Research Report. 7th International Business Information Management Association Conference (IBIMA), Brescia, Italy. ISBN: 0-9753393-6-2
Book Chapters since 2006
Nogemane B, Johnston KA, & Kabanda S. (2015). The Current State of Dialogue in South African Universities: Change through Open Conversations and the Facilitating Role of ICTs. In Book by Thomas, P., Srihari, M., & Kaur, S. (2015). Handbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society (pp. 1-606). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Chapter 15 (pages 345-358)
Johnston, K.A. (2014). Only One Evolving Strategy. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Vol ii, pp883-891.
Johnston KA (2013). Bringing the personal to the professional - A view on IS teaching and research. In Beyond 'if' to 'how': Disability inclusion in Higher Education. Editors Chioma Ohajunwa & JudIth MckenzIe. Published by Disability Innovations Africa, Disability Studies Programme, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, UCT. pp 100-104
Miscione, G., Gordon, D., & Johnston, K. (2008).Free and Open Source Software in Low-Income Countries: Emergent Properties? IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Volume 282; Social Dimensions of Information and Communication Technology Policy; Chrisanthi Avgerou, Matthew L. Smith, Peter van den Besselaar; (Boston: Springer), 351-355
Khosrow-Pour M (Editor) (2008). “One Organization, One Strategy”. In Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Idea-Group Publishing, Hershey USA. ISBN 1-59140-553-X
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