Decision Support Systems And The Professional

Today I presented for the INFS332 class for Dr Sophie Cockcroft of the University of Queensland as a guest lecturer.  The class has been discussing decision support systems and how fantastic they all are; my role was to temper that enthusiasm a bit with a bit of balance, particularly with my work around the theory … Read more

The effects of continued use of intelligent decision aids upon auditor procedural knowledge

This is the abstract of my confirmation document; this abstract won ‘best abstract for unconfirmed phd student’ at this year’s University of Queensland Research Colloquium: Student:  Micheal Axelsen Supervisor:  Professor Peter Green, Dr Fiona Rohde ABSTRACT This research proposal builds upon the theory of technology dominance (Sutton & Arnold 1998), which has as one of … Read more

The effect of the use of business technologies upon user knowledge: a qualitative methodology literature review

Context This blog pot is an assignment I wrote for my subject at University of Queensland.  Since it is never likely to be published anywhere, I did the next best thing – turn it into a serious looking blog post.  Somewhat more of an experiment than anything else.  Author:  Micheal Axelsen 1 Introduction This paper … Read more

But maybe I’m a knowledge labourer after all

For some time I’ve been one of those accounting/ICT people who delves into the world of knowledge management every now and then.  This is an area of practice where buzz words abound – communities of practice, centres of excellence, and the venerable ‘knowledge worker’ to name a few. In the past week I’ve had cause … Read more

Can employers tell us what we can do in our private, online social networking, lives?

If your employer tells you to ‘stop doing that, you’ll go blind’ online, do you have to stop doing it?  Short answer:  yes, with a but.  As I specialise in long answers though – see below.  Caveat – I’m not a lawyer.  This probably misses a ton of stuff cos I’ve shortened it from the … Read more