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The following are the research outputs of the Information Systems Department in 2006 

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  • Wallace Chigona (2006) Should communal computing facilities cohabit with other community facilities?,Journal of Community Informatics 2(3)
  • Hart, M.L. 2006. Customer relationship management: Are software applications aligned with business objectives? South African Journal of Business Management, 37(2): 17-32.
  • Hart, M.L. 2006. Progress of organisational data mining in South Africa. South African Computer Journal, 36: 4 -15.
  • Hart, M.L. 2006. The information technology model curriculum: Introduction to the special series. Journal of Information Technology Education (JITE), 5: 337 - 342.
  • Hart, M.L., Pook, L.P., Jenei, G. and Jennings, M. 2006. The importance of global business information: Perceptions of students in Hungary, Romania, South Africa and the United States. South African Journal of Information Management, 8(3): 1-14.
  • Johnston, K. and Ng'ambi, D. 2006. An ICT-mediated constructivist approach for increasing academic support and teaching critical thinking skills. Educational Technology and Society, 9(2): 244-253.
  • Scott, E.C. 2006. Systems development group project: A real-world experience. Information Systems Education Journal, 4(23): 3-10.
  • Scott, E.C. and Pollock, M.A. 2006. Effectiveness of self-selected teams: A systems development project experience. Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 3: 601-618.
  • Seymour, L., Scott, E.C., Meyerowitz, J., Malamoglou, S. and Morar, A. 2006. Skills learnt during a systems development course: Graduate perceptions of skills transfer and industry alignment. Information Systems Education Journal, 4(23): 1-13.
  • Smith, D., Eastcroft, M.F., Mahmood, N. and Rode, H. 2006. Risk factors affecting software projects in South Africa. South African Journal of Business Management, 37(2): 55-65.
  • Van Belle, J.W.G.D. 2006. A framework for the evaluation of business models and its empirical validation. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, 9(1): 31-43. [Download]

Chapters in Books

  • Chigona, W.M.G., Van Belle, J.W.G.D., Arellano, N. and Moore, J. 2006. ICT-based community development initiatives in South Africa. In S. Marshall, W. Taylor and X. Yu (eds), Encyclopaedia of developing regional communities: 399-404. Hershley: Idea Group Reference.
  • Van Belle, J.W.G.D. and Trusler, J. 2006. A rural multi-purpose community centre in South Africa. In S. Marshall, W. Taylor and X. Yu (eds) Encyclopaedia of developing regional communities: 618-623. Heshley: Idea Group Reference.

Peer Reviewed Published Conference Proceedings

  • Banderker, N. and Van Belle, J.P. 2006. Mobile technology adoption by doctors in public healthcare in South Africa. Proceedings of 2006 ECIS Goteborg 14th European Conference in Information Systems, 12-14 June 2006, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1-13, ISBN 91-631-9894-0. [CD-ROM]. [Download]
  • Brown, I.T.J. and Njenga, K.N. 2006. Conceptualising the influence of tacit knowledge in security risk management sctivities. Proceedings of the Information Security South Africa (ISSA) 2006 Conference, 5-7 July 2006, Sandton, South Africa, 27-36. ISBN 1-877314-60-9.
  • Brown, I.T.J. and Njenga, K.N. 2006. The soft approach to managing security risk. In B. Cusack (ed.), Proceedings of the 2006 IT Governance International Conference, 13-15 November 2006, Auckland, New Zealand, 27-36. ISBN 1-877314-60-9.
  • Brown, I.T.J., Field, A.L., Wessels, G.A. and Hill, B.W. 2006. Role of uncertainty avoidance and trust in online shopping adoption. In P.A. van Brakel (ed.), Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, 6-8 September 2006, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 3-14. ISBN 0-620-37309-1. [Online]. Available: [Available].
  • Brown, I.T.J., Njenga, K.N. and Letsoalo, K. 2006. An investigation of enablers and inhibitors of IT governance implementation. In B. Cusack (ed.), Proceedings of the 2006 IT Governance International Conference, 13-15 November 2006, Auckland, New Zealand, 97-106. ISBN 1-877314-60-9.
  • Brown, I.T.J., Van Belle, J.P., Twum-Ampofo, Y.O., Patel, K. and De Rijk, K.A. 2006. T-Commerce: An investigation of non-adoption in South Africa. Proceedings of CISTM 2006, 4th Conference of Information Science Technology and Management, 16-18 July 2006, Chandigarh, India. ISBN 0-9772107-4-X. [CD-ROM]. [Download]
  • Chigona, W.M.G. 2006. Using diffusion of innovations framework to explain the communal computing facilities adoption among the urban poor. In A. Bytheway and C. Strumpfer (eds), Proceedings of CIDC 2006 Community Informatics for Developing Countries, 31 August 2 September 2006, Cape Town, South Africa, 137-144. ISBN 0-620-37058-0.
  • Chigona, W.M.G. and Msiska, K. 2006. Investing the implementation and challenges of an ICT youth advocacy in a developing country. In A. Bytheway and C. Strumpfer (eds), Proceedings of CIDC 2006 Community Informatics for Developing Countries, 31 August 2 September 2006, Cape Town, South Africa, 70-78. ISBN 0-620-37058-0.
  • Chigona, W.M.G. and Samaai, E. 2006. An assessment of factors influencing the rural e-adoption: Case of South Africa. In P. Cunningham and M. Cunningham (eds), Proceedings of Information Society Technologies in Africa (IST-Africa), 3-5 May 2006, Pretoria, South Africa. ISBN 1-905824-01-7.
  • Chigona, W.M.G., Mponang, P., Rwomire, S. and Nhlapo, K.L. 2006. Who is e-adopting communal computing facilities: Case of disadvantaged Cape Town aommunities. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Global Information Technology Management (GITM) World Conference, 11-13 June 2006, Orlando, Florida, USA, 137-140. ISSN 1557-6574.
  • Cloete, E. 2006. E-Marketplaces in South Africa: Usage and adoption. Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation (ECITE 2006), 28-29 September 2006, Genoa, Italy, 149-155. ISBN 978-1-905305-34-6.
  • Cloete, E. and Ramburn, H. 2006. Determinants of Internet banking: Consumers versus banks perspective. In P.A. van Brakel (ed.), Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, 6-8 September 2006, Bloemfontein, South Africa. ISBN 0-620-37309-1. [Online]. Available:[Available].
  • Eccles, M.G., Lambarey, Z., Rubin, S.N., Arnold, J.S.C. and Van Belle, J.W.G.D. 2006. Technological and societal factors influencing plagiarism among Information Systems students. Proceedings of the International Science and Technology Conference (ISTC) 2006, 28-30 November 2006, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, 125-140. ISBN 1-77012-013-0. [Download]
  • Hart, M.L. 2006. Using event study methodology to assess financial impact of media announcements on companies. Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, 17-18 July 2006, Dublin, Ireland, 161-169. ISBN 1-905305-26-5.
  • Hart, M.L. and Henriques, V. 2006. On the influence of facilitating conditions on DSS usage. In J.W.G.D. van Belle and I. Brown (eds), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers Association, 25-27 June 2006, Somerset West, South Africa, 135-146. ISBN 0-620-36150-6.
  • Johnston, K. 2005. Developing an ICT strategic plan for an African utility corporation. Proceedings of the International Business Information Management Conference (5th IBIMA), 13-15 December 2005, Cairo, Egypt, 1-5. ISBN 0-9753393-4-6.
  • Johnston, K., Mosoval, F., Hart, B.A., Kadungure, T. and Gough, L. 2006. Open Source Software use in South African organisations: An empirical research report. Proceedings of the 7th International Business Information Management Association Conference (IBIMA), 14-16 December 2006, Brescia, Italy, 1-9. ISBN 0-9753393-6-2.
  • Johnston, K., Mosoval, F., Healey, A., Prestedge, A.K. and Gardiner, J.-J. 2006. The state of Open Source Software (OSS) in South Africa. Proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, 6-9 July 2006, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, 1404-1419. ISBN 981-05-5964-X.
  • Johnston, K., Muganda, N.O. and Theys, K. 2006. Key issues for chief information officers in South Africa. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Americas Conference on Information Systems AMCIS 2006, 4-6 August 2006, Guerrero, Mexico, 3530-3537. ISBN 970-31-0740-0.
  • Johnston, K., Turner, N.J., Goosen, M.K. and Salie, M.R. 2006. An investigation into what IS Students want from lectures? Proceedings of the Conference on Information Technology in Tertiary Education (CITTE), 18-20 September 2006, Pretoria, South Africa, 1-7. ISBN 0-620-36564-1.
  • 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, Chandigarh, India, 1-14. ISBN 0-9772107-4-X. [Download]
  • Kyobe, M. 2006. The effect of mediating mechanisms on IS planning. Proceedings of the EIASM Conference on Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 22-24 November 2006, Brussels, Belgium, 1-20. ISBN 90-5095-632-7.
  • Mlitwa, N. 2006. Technology for teaching and learning in higher education contexts: AT and ANT analytical perspectives. In B. Nhlanhla and B. Mlitwa (eds), Proceedings of the e/merge Online Conference: Learning Landscapes in Southern Africa, 10-21 July. [Online]. Available: http://emerge2006.net. ISBN 0-620-36467-X.
  • Nash, J.M. 2006. Relating IS student throughput to English proficiency. In J.W.G.D. van Belle and I. Brown (eds), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers Association, 25-27 June 2006, Somerset West, South Africa, 21-31. ISBN 0-620-36150-6.
  • Scott, E.C. and Johnston, K. 2006. Estimating effort required to deliver object-oriented software development PROJECTS: A USE-Case points account. Proceedings of the PMSA Conference 2006 Growth and Collaboration for a Project Management Profession, 30 May 1 June 2006, Midrand, South Africa, 279-297. ISBN 1-920-01708-9.
  • Scott, E.C. and Van der Merwe, N. 2006. Reflecting the body of knowledge in both curriculum and assessment: A case of IS student group projects. Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation (ECITE 2006), 28-29 September 2006, Genoa, Italy, 433-443. ISBN 978-1-905305-34-6.
  • Seymour, L., Bishop, J., Jaffe, A. and Carter, B. 2006. Communication media choice of senior Information System students. Proceedings of the Conference on Information Technology in Tertiary Education (CITTE2006), 18-20 September 2006, Pretoria, South Africa, 1-11. ISBN 0-620-36564-1.
  • Seymour, L., Muneeb, D.M., Mokobori, L.A. and Mandengu, T.T. 2006. The contribution towards student competencies: An analysis of an Information Systems business process and ERP course. In J.W.G.D. van Belle and I. Brown (eds), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers Association, 25-27 June 2006, Somerset West, South Africa, 43-58. ISBN 0-620-36150-6.
  • Seymour, L., Van Belle, J.W.G.D. and Prokopiev, A. 2006. An empirical investigation of factors affecting ERP impact. Proceedings of Managing Information in the Digital Economy: Issues and Solutions (6th International Business Information Management Conference IBIMA), 19-21 June 2006, Bonn, Germany, 415-423. ISBN 0-9753393-5-4. [Download]
  • Smith, D. 2006. Antecents of turnover intention and actual turnover among Information Systems personnel in South Africa. Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference, 13-15 April 2006, California, USA, 123-129. ISBN 1-59593-349-2.
  • Smith, D. and Cowie, T.M. 2006. IT project managers' perceptions of benefits realisation management. Proceedings of the IRNOP VII Project Research Conference, 11-13 October 2006, Beijing, China, 82-87. ISBN 7-121-03252-X.
  • Smith, D., Brokenshire, R., Maphai, K. and Maine, R.J. 2006. Using storytelling to assess the competencies of a master project manager. Proceedings of the PMSA Conference 2006 Growth and Collaboration for a Project Management Profession, 30 May 1 June 2006, Midrand, South Africa, 42-50. ISBN 1-920-01708-9.
  • Stander, A. and Mosoval, F. 2006. Meeting the online challenge: The South African travel industry. Proceedings of the 7th International Business Information Management Association Conference (IBIMA), 14-16 December 2006, Brescia, Italy, 256-264. ISBN 0-9753393-6-2.
  • Van Belle, J.W.G.D. and Richards, F. 2006. Determinants of 3G mobile video adoption by the South African mobile consumer. Proceedings of the 2006 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, 21-24 May 2006, Washington, DC, USA, Vol. 2: 772-775. ISBN 159904019-0.[Download]
  • Van Belle, J.W.G.D., Brink, D., Weller, J.R. and Roos, L.P. 2006. Migrating to OSS-on-the-Desktop: Lessons learnt and a proposed model. In J.W.G.D. van Belle and I. Brown (eds), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers Association, 25-27 June 2006, Somerset West, South Africa, 120-134. ISBN 0-620-36150-6. [Download]
  • Van Belle, J.W.G.D., Brink, D., Weller, J.R. and Roos, L.P. 2006. Critical success factors for migrating to OSS-on-the-Desktop: Common themes across three South African case studies. Proceedings of the 2nd International OSS Conference, 8-10 June 2006, Como, Italy, 287-293. ISBN 0-387-34225-7.[Download]
  • Van Belle, J.W.G.D., Chigona, W.M.G., Naidoo, M. and Miller, L. 2006. School-level ICT Adoption factors in the western Cape schools. Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Workshop on Technology for Education in Developing Countries, 10-12 July 2006, Iringa, Tanzania, 57-61. ISBN 0-7695-2633-0.[Download]
  • Van Belle, J.W.G.D., Miller, L. and Naidoo, M. 2006. Critical success factors for ICT interventions in Western Cape schools. In J.W.G.D. van Belle and I. Brown (eds), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers Association, 25-27 June 2006, Somerset West, South Africa, 94-107. ISBN 0-620-36150-6. [Download]
  • Van Belle, J.W.G.D., Ramburn, H. and Scott, E.C. 2006. A suggested framework for the evaluation of meta search engines for Information Systems research. Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation (ECITE 2006), 28-29 September 2006, Genoa, Italy, 493-504. ISBN 978-1-905305-34-6. [Download]

Non Peer Reviewed Published Conference Proceedings

  • Sewchurran, K. 2006. Soft Systems Methodology and Uml Business Process Modelling Framework For Complex Environments. Proceedings of Fifth Annual Symposium on Research in System Analysis and Design SIG Sand, Vancouver, Canada, 2-96.
  • Smith, D. and Bailey, S. 2006. The Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Style of IS Project Managers. Proceedings of the 20th IPMA World Congress on Project Management, Shanghai, China, 15-17 October 2006, 405-408. ISBN 7-111-04703-6.
  • Smith, D. 2006. The latest studies, developments and surveys conducted by UCT on the retention of skilled workers. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Skills Africa Summit 2006, Midrand, Johannesburg, 22 - 25 May 2006.

Published Conference Abstracts

  • Brown, I.T.J., Stothers, R.J., Thorp, S.R. and Ingram, L.T. 2006. The Role of Learning Styles in the Acceptance of Web-based Learning Tools. 36th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers Association SACLA2006, 1(1): 189-200.
  • Johnston, K. 2006. Who wanted to be Sherlock Holmes? 36th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers Association SACLA2006, 1(1): 189-200.
  • Sewchurran, K., Eccles, M.G. and Scott, E.C. 2006. 36th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers Association SACLA 2006. Teaching Software Development to Information Systems Majors Using an Action Research Process, 1(1): 189-200.
  • Smith, D. 2006. Educating the Millennial Student: Some Challenges for Academics. SACLA 2006, 1(1): 189-200.
  • Stander, A. 2006. The Need and Contents of a Course in Forensic Information Systems and Computer Science at the University of Cape Town. 36th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers Association SACLA2006, 1(1): 189-200.

Theses and Dissertations Passed for Higher Degrees

  • Derakhshani, S. 2006. The Attractiveness of the Western Cape for Offshore Outsourcing Contact Centres: 1-221. MCom (I.S.).
  • Joubert, J. 2006. Building Trust in Mobile Commerce: 1-183. MCom.
  • Mutshewa, A. 2006. A theory of the use of information for environmental planning: The case of Botswana: 1-322. PhD.
  • Nyirenda, V. 2006. Social interaction in an online cross-disciplinary research conference: 1-101. MCom (I.S.).
  • Van Gysen, M. 2006. The Value of Transformational IT Investments in South Africa: An Event Study Analysis: 1-149. MCom (I.S.).
  • Williams, G. 2006. Towards a Model for IS Research Methodology Selection: The Effect of Epistemology Choice on a Consolidated Research Evaluation Tool: 1-112. MCom (I.S.).