Prof Robert M Davison
BA & MA (University of Nottingham)
PhD (City University of Hong Kong)
Tel: (852) 3442 7534
Robert Davison joined the
Department of Information Systems in July 1992 where he is currently a
Professor. Since 1998, he has received approximately $5.8 million in grants as
PI. Professionally, Robert serves as the Editor-in-Chief of both the Information
Systems Journal and the
Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. He is also the
Chair of the IFIP WG 9.4 (The
Implications of Information and Digital Technologies for Development). In 2019, he was
recognised as a 'Fellow of the AIS'. Since 1993, he has published in excess of 200 academic articles
and has presented his research in 53 countries.
His research has been cited in SCI/SSCI
3000+ times (H=30), in Scopus
times (H=35) and in
10000+ times (H=51).
He was recognised in 2021 as one of 140
CityU academics identified as being among the
top 2% of most-cited researchers globally. Robert holds visiting professor
appointments at Loughborough University,
the University of Sydney and the
University of New South Wales. His current research
focuses on applications of Action
Research to knowledge
and guanxi in Chinese
firms. Robert is
Programme Leader of the MSc
in Electronic Business and Knowledge Management.
A complete academic curriculum vitae
is available here.
A complete academic curriculum vitae is available here.
Courses taught since 2004:
Originally from Bristol, UK, Robert studied at Clifton College (1974-1978), Bristol Grammar School (1978-1985), then graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA (Joint Hons) in Russian and SerboCroat (1990), and an MA in Information Technology (1991). He undertook his PhD studies in Information Systems at the City University of Hong Kong from 1993-1998. Robert is a keen hiker, cyclist, explorer and traveller of the world: 98 countries / territories to date.
Affiliations / Memberships
a founding member of the Association for
Information Systems. From 2010-2018 he served as Chair of the Research Conduct
Committee and as Data Privacy Officer.
In 2021 he serves as the coordinator of the
AIS College of
In 2021 he serves as the coordinator of the AIS College of Senior Scholars.
a member of the International Federation for
Information Processing’s (IFIP) Working Groups 8.2 and
9.4. He is currently chair of Working
Group 9.4 .
Robert is a member of the Responsible
Research in Business & Management network.
Robert is a member of the Responsible Research in Business & Management network.
Personal Links / Memberships:
This page is at: http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/staff/isrobert.
Last revised on March 30th, 2021.