Dr Tom Acton

BSc,HDip.Ed,HDip.Math,HDip.SD,MComm,PhD

Contact Details

Head of School, and Senior Lecturer
Business Information Systems
Room 366
Cairnes Building
NUI Galway

T: + 353 (0)91 493 806
F: + 353 (0)91 494 565
E: thomas.acton@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Tom Acton is Head of School and Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.  His main research interests lie in decision support systems, usability and acceptance, and mobile devices. He holds a PhD degree on Decision Support for Small-Screen Information Systems.  He holds other qualifications in mathematics, education, software design, commerce and science.  He has a number of journal publications, book chapters and conference papers.  Recently he has served as Vice Dean for Teaching & Learning, Associate Head of Teaching & Learning for the School of Business & Economics, and Head of the Business Information Systems discipline.  Recently, he has also served as associate editor on a number of journals, including the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) and the Journal of Theoretical and Applied E-Commerce Research (JTAER). He is currently the Director of Accreditation (AACSB) for the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics.

Selected Publications:

Dabrowski, M. and Acton, T. (2013) The performance of recommender systems in online shopping: a user-centric study, Expert Systems with Applications, 40 (14), pp. 5551-5562.Coyle, S., Conboy, K. and Acton, T. (2013) Group Process Losses in Agile Software Development Decision Making, International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, Special Issue on Information Systems and Service Based Systems, 9 (2), pp. 38-53.Dabrowski, M., Acton, T. and van der Heijden, H. (2012) Intelligent Product Search with Soft-Boundary Preference Relaxation, Expert Systems with Applications, 39 (9), pp. 8279-8287.Sharkey, U., Scott, M. and Acton, T. (2010) The Influence of Quality on E-Commerce Success - An Empirical Application of the DeLone and McLean IS Success Model, International Journal of E-Business Research, 6 (1), pp. 68-84.
Halonen, R., Laukkanen, E., Acton, T. and Conboy, K. (2010) Unstructured Knowledge Transfer in ICT Teams, Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, 9 (1), pp. 1-15.
 
Dabrowski, M. and Acton, T. (2010) Improving Decision Quality Through Preference Relaxation, In Bridging the Socio-Technical Gap in Decision Support Systems,  Vol. 212 (Eds, Respicio, A., Adam, F., Phillips-Wren, G., Teixeira, C. and Telhada, J.) IOS Press, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 547-558.
 
Dabrowski, M. and Acton, T. (2010) Comparing Techniques for Preference Relaxation: a Decision Theory Perspective, 11th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-Web 2010), Bilbao, Spain.  

Research Interests

Decision Support; Cloud Computing; Mobile Systems

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Contemporary Digital Business Model Decision Making: A Cloud Computing Supply-Side Perspective'
Clohessy, Trevor; Acton, Thomas; Morgan, Lorraine (2016) 'Contemporary Digital Business Model Decision Making: A Cloud Computing Supply-Side Perspective'. International Journal Of Networking And Virtual Organisations, [Details]
(2013) 'The performance of recommender systems in online shopping: a user-centric study'
Dabrowski, Maciej; Acton, Thomas (2013) 'The performance of recommender systems in online shopping: a user-centric study'. Expert Systems With Applications, 40 :5551-5562 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Group Process Losses in Agile Software Development Decision Making'
Coyle, Sharon; Conboy, Kieran; Acton, Thomas (2013) 'Group Process Losses in Agile Software Development Decision Making'. International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, 9 (2):38-53 [Details]
(2013) 'Innovating in the Cloud'
Clohessy, Trevor; Acton, Thomas; Coughlan, Chris (2013) 'Innovating in the Cloud'. International Journal of Innovations in Business, 2 (1):29-41 [Details]
(2013) 'Innovations in Information Systems: from Transaction Processing to Expert Systems'
Sharkey, Ultan; Acton, Thomas (2013) 'Innovations in Information Systems: from Transaction Processing to Expert Systems'. International Journal of Innovations in Business, 2 (2):207-224 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Intelligent product search with soft-boundary preference relaxation'
Dabrowski, Maciej; Acton, Thomas; van der Heijden, Hans (2012) 'Intelligent product search with soft-boundary preference relaxation'. Expert Systems With Applications, 39 :8279-8287 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'First Steps in Innovative Tool Support for Decision Making in Agile Software Development'
McHugh, Fearghal; Acton, Thomas (2012) 'First Steps in Innovative Tool Support for Decision Making in Agile Software Development'. International Journal of Innovations in Business, 1 (6):453-470 [Details]
(2010) 'The Influence of Quality on E-Commerce Success - An Empirical Application of the DeLone and McLean IS Success Model'
Sharkey, U.; Scott, M.; Acton, T. (2010) 'The Influence of Quality on E-Commerce Success - An Empirical Application of the DeLone and McLean IS Success Model'. International Journal Of E-Business Research, 6 (1):68-84 [Details]
(2010) 'Unstructured Knowledge Transfer in ICT Teams'
Halonen, R.; Laukkanen, E.; Acton, T.; Conboy, K. (2010) 'Unstructured Knowledge Transfer in ICT Teams'. Journal Of Information And Knowledge Management, 9 :1-15 [Details]
(2005) 'An Assessment of Biometric Identities as a Standard for E-Government Services'
Scott, M.; Acton, T.; Hughes, M. (2005) 'An Assessment of Biometric Identities as a Standard for E-Government Services'. International Journal of Services and Standards, 1 :271-286 [Details]
(2005) 'The Design of an On-Line Masters in Technology Management: A Collaborative Effort'
Barry, C.; Acton, T. (2005) 'The Design of an On-Line Masters in Technology Management: A Collaborative Effort'. Journal of Informatics Education Research, 7 :49-62 [Details]
(2003) 'Measuring Usability in User Interfaces: A Case of Divergent Metrics'
Acton, T.; Golden, W. (2003) 'Measuring Usability in User Interfaces: A Case of Divergent Metrics'. Interfaces, 55 :10-11 [Details]
(2003) 'Training the knowledge worker: a descriptive study of training practices in Irish software companies'
Acton, T.; Golden, W. (2003) 'Training the knowledge worker: a descriptive study of training practices in Irish software companies'. Journal of European Industrial Training, 27 :137-146 [Details]
(2002) 'Menus on 3G Phones: Usable or Not?'
Acton, T.; Golden, W. (2002) 'Menus on 3G Phones: Usable or Not?'. Doing Business Across Borders, Special issue on Innovation and Technology, 1 :113-127 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2013) Proceedings of the 1st IAIS Workshop on Cloud Computing Research.
Acton, T.; Morgan, L.; Coughlan, C.; Clohessy, T. (2013) Proceedings of the 1st IAIS Workshop on Cloud Computing Research. Galway: Hewlett-Packard. [Details]
(2008) Proceedings of the 16th European Conference in Information Systems (ECIS2008).
GOLDEN, W.; ACTON, T.; CONBOY, K. (2008) Proceedings of the 16th European Conference in Information Systems (ECIS2008). Ireland: NUI Galway. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) 'A Theoretical Framework for Examining IT Governance in Living Laboratory Ecosystems'
Clohessy, T.; Morgan, L.; Acton, T. (2014) 'A Theoretical Framework for Examining IT Governance in Living Laboratory Ecosystems' In: Creating Values For All Through IT. Denmark: Springer Press. [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'The Influence of Quality on E-Commerce Success - An Empirical Application of the DeLone and McLean IS Success Model'
Sharkey, U.; Scott, M.; Acton, T. (2012) 'The Influence of Quality on E-Commerce Success - An Empirical Application of the DeLone and McLean IS Success Model' In: Transformations in E-Business Technologies and Commerce: Emerging Impacts. Chicago, USA: IGI Global. [Details]
(2010) 'Improving Decision Quality Through Preference Relaxation'
Dabrowski, M.; Acton, T. (2010) 'Improving Decision Quality Through Preference Relaxation' In: Bridging the Socio-Technical Gap in Decision Support Systems. IOS Press, Lisbon, Portugal. [Details]
(2006) 'Biometric Identities and E-government Services'
Scott, M., Hill, S., Acton, T., & Hughes, M. (2006) 'Biometric Identities and E-government Services' In: Encyclopedia of e-commerce, e-government, and mobile commerce. Idea Group Reference, Hershey. [Details]
(2006) 'Mobile Interfaces for Decision Support'
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; van der Heijden, H. (2006) 'Mobile Interfaces for Decision Support' In: Creativity and Innovation in Decision Making and Decision Support. P. Ludic Publishing Ltd. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) 29th Bled eConference
Clohessy, Trevor; Acton, Thomas; Morgan, Lorraine (2016) Running While Standing Still: Rethinking ICT Business Model Decisions for the New Cloud Economy 29th Bled eConference , 20-JUN-16 - 22-JUN-16 [Details]
(2015) SIGOpen, a Pre-ICIS Workshop
Clohessy, T.; Morgan, L.; Acton, T. (2015) Deciphering the Antecedents to IT Governance Effectiveness: A Living Laboratory Perspective SIGOpen, a Pre-ICIS Workshop , 13-DEC-15 - 13-DEC-15 [Details]
(2015) International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015)
Coyle, S.; Conboy. K.; Acton, T. (2015) An Exploration of the Relationship Between Contribution Behaviours and the Decision Making Process in Agile Teams International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015) Fort Worth, Texas, , 13-DEC-15 - 16-DEC-15 [Details]
(2015) 24th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2015)
Coyle, S.; Conboy, K.; Acton, T. (2015) Investigating Process-Parameters for Decision Quality in Software Development Teams 24th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2015) Harbin, China, , 25-AUG-15 - 27-AUG-15 [Details]
(2014) IEEE/ACM 7th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing: 1st International Workshop on Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems, and Applications (SCCTSA 2014)
Clohessy, T; Acton, T.; Morgan, L. (2014) Smart City as a Service (SCaaS): A Future Roadmap for E-Government Smart City Cloud Computing Initiatives IEEE/ACM 7th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing: 1st International Workshop on Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems, and Applications (SCCTSA 2014) London, UK, , 08-DEC-14 - 11-DEC-14 , pp.836-842 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 25th Australasia Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
Lohan, Garry; Acton, Thomas; Conboy, Kieran (2014) An Investigation into Time Pressure, Group Cohesion and Decision Making in Software Development Groups 25th Australasia Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) Auckland, New Zealand, , 08-DEC-14 - 10-DEC-14 [Details]
(2014) International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD)
Coyle, S; Conboy, K.; Acton, T. (2014) Examining the Relationship between Contribution Behaviours and Knowledge Sharing in Software Development International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD) Varazdin, Croatia, , 02-SEP-14 - 04-SEP-14 [Details]
(2014) 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Paper Development Workshop
Clohessy, T.; Acton, T.; Morgan, L. (2014) A Panorama of Cloud Computing Business Models: Towards a Unified Framework 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Paper Development Workshop Tel Aviv, Israel, , 11-JUN-14 - 11-JUN-14 [Details]
(2014) Pre-ECIS SIGeGov Workshop, Rethinking Information Systems in the Public Sector: Bridging Academia and Public service
Clohessy, T.; Acton, T.; Morgan, L. (2014) Smart City as a Service (SCaaS): Catalysing E-Government Smart City Development with Cloud Computing Pre-ECIS SIGeGov Workshop, Rethinking Information Systems in the Public Sector: Bridging Academia and Public service Tel Aviv, Israel, , 08-JUN-14 - 08-JUN-14 [Details]
(2014) 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS, 2014)
Clohessy, T.; Morgan, L.; Acton, T. (2014) An Exploratory Study into IT Governance Implementations in Living Laboratory Ecosystems and its Impact on Open Innovation Effectiveness 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS, 2014) Tel Aviv, Israel, , 09-JUN-14 - 11-JUN-14 [Details]
(2014) IFIP WG8.6 on Creating Values For All Through IT
Clohessy, T.; Morgan, L.; Acton, T. (2014) A Theoretical Framework for Examining IT Governance in Living Laboratory Ecosystems IFIP WG8.6 on Creating Values For All Through IT Aalborg, Denmark, , 02-JUN-14 - 04-JUN-14 [Details]
(2013) 2nd European Workshop on Software Ecosystems
Clohessy, Trevor; Acton, Thomas; Morgan, Lorraine (2013) Towards An Understanding of Living Laboratory Ecosystem Information Technology Governance and its Role on The Effectivenss of Open Innovation Processes 2nd European Workshop on Software Ecosystems Partner-Port, Walldorf, Germany, , 05-DEC-13 - 05-DEC-13 [Details]
(2013) Requirements Engineering for Cloud Computing (RECC) Workshop at the IEEE 2013 Conference on Cloud Computing (CloudCom)
Clohessy, Trevor; Acton, Thomas (2013) Rethinking the Business Model Concept with Cloud Computing: A Theoretical Framework for Understanding the Role of Strategy and Business Processes . In: Odeh, Mohammed; Waineright, Phil eds. Requirements Engineering for Cloud Computing (RECC) Workshop at the IEEE 2013 Conference on Cloud Computing (CloudCom) University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, , 02-DEC-13 - 05-OCT-13 [Details]
(2013) 8th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management (IRWITPM), an ICIS pre-conference workshop
Lohan, Garry; Acton, Thomas; Conboy, Kieran (2013) The Impact of Group Cohesiveness on Decision-Making Outcomes under conditions of Challenging and Hindrance Time Pressure 8th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management (IRWITPM), an ICIS pre-conference workshop Universitá Bocconi, Milan, Italy, , 15-DEC-13 - 18-DEC-13 [Details]
(2013) European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS)
Lohan, Garry; Acton, Thomas (2013) Visual artefacts and decision-making quality in information systems development projects European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS) Windsor, United Kingdom, , 17-OCT-13 - 18-OCT-13 [Details]
(2013) European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS)
Lohan, Garry; Acton, Thomas (2013) Does group cohesion matter to decision quality in information systems development teams? European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS) Windsor, United Kingdom, , 17-OCT-13 - 18-OCT-13 [Details]
(2013) 2nd Annual Limerick Postgraduate Research Conference
McHugh, Fearghal; Acton, Thomas (2013) The importance of decision support in team-based and fast paced environments 2nd Annual Limerick Postgraduate Research Conference Limerick, Ireland, , 06-JUN-13 - 06-JUN-13 [Details]
(2013) The 26th Bled eConference - eInnovation: Impacts of Individuals, Organizations and Society
Clohessy, Trevor; Acton, Thomas (2013) Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): A Viable Alternative for Irish e-Government The 26th Bled eConference - eInnovation: Impacts of Individuals, Organizations and Society Bled, Slovenia, , 09-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13 , pp.23-31 [Details]
(2013) The 26th Bled eConference - eInnovation: Impacts of Individuals, Organizations and Society
Clohessy, Trevor; Acton, Thomas (2013) Open Innovation as a Route to Value in Cloud Computing The 26th Bled eConference - eInnovation: Impacts of Individuals, Organizations and Society Bled, Slovenia, , 09-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13 , pp.421-428 [Details]
(2013) 12th Information Technology & Telecommunication Conference (IT&T)
Clohessy, Trevor; Acton, Thomas (2013) Opening the Door to Innovation in Cloud Computing 12th Information Technology & Telecommunication Conference (IT&T) Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, , 09-MAY-13 - 10-MAY-13 [Details]
(2013) 2nd International Virtual Conference on Management Science and Informatics (ICTIC)
Clohessy, Trevor; Acton, Thomas (2013) Enterprise Resource Planning for E-Government in the Cloud 2nd International Virtual Conference on Management Science and Informatics (ICTIC) Zilina, Slovakia, , 25-MAR-13 - 29-MAR-13 [Details]
(2013) UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS)
Clohessy, Trevor; Acton, Thomas (2013) Value Creation and Capture with Cloud Computing: A Theoretical Framework UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) Worcester College, Oxford, UK, , 19-MAR-13 - 20-MAR-13 [Details]
(2012) Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) sponsored Theory Development Workshop
O'Riordan, Niamh; Conboy, Kieran; Acton, Thomas (2012) A CLOCKWORK ORgANisation: Proposing a new theory of organisational temporality . In: LeBrocq, Adam; Gregor, Shirley eds. Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) sponsored Theory Development Workshop Orlando, Florida, USA, , 16-DEC-12 - 16-DEC-12 [Details]
(2012) Global Conference on Innovations and Management
McHugh, Fearghal; Acton, Thomas (2012) Better Decisions: Innovative Tool Support for the Software Development Organisation Global Conference on Innovations and Management London, UK, , 22-NOV-12 - 24-NOV-12 [Details]
(2012) Global Conference on Innovations and Management
Clohessy, Trevor; Acton, Thomas (2012) Innovating in the Cloud Global Conference on Innovations and Management London, UK, , 22-NOV-12 - 24-NOV-12 [Details]
(2012) Global Conference on Innovations and Management
Sharkey, Ultan; Acton, Thomas (2012) From Transaction Processing to Expert Systems Global Conference on Innovations and Management London, UK, , 22-NOV-12 - 24-NOV-12 [Details]
(2012) 25th Bled eConference: eDependability
Sharkey, Ultan; Acton, Thomas, Conboy, Kieran (2012) Concurrent and Retrospective Think-Aloud Protocols for Information Systems Research . In: Pucihar, Andreja eds. 25th Bled eConference: eDependability Bled, Slovenia, , 17-JUN-12 - 20-JUN-12 [Details]
(2012) 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
SHARKEY, U.; ACTON, T.; CONBOY, K. (2012) Optimal Experience in Online Shopping: The Influence of Flow . In: Pries Heje, J. and Chiasson, M eds. 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Barcelona, Spain, , 10-JUN-12 - 13-JUN-12 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 21st International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD)
O'Riordan, Niamh; Acton, Thomas; Conboy, Kieran; Golden, Willie (2012) It’s about time: investigating the temporal parameters of decision making in agile teams 21st International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD) Prato, Italy, , 28-AUG-12 - 29-AUG-12 [Details]
(2011) 6th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2011 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt) with the Association for Information Systems (AIS)
COYLE, S.; CONBOY, K.; ACTON, T. (2011) A Proposed Study of Contributions in Agile Systems Development 6th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2011 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt) with the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Shanghai, China, [Details]
(2011) 6th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2011 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt) with the Association for Information Systems (AIS)
DRURY, M.; ACTON, T.; CONBOY, K.; GOLDEN, W. (2011) The Role of Experience in Agile Software Development Decision Making 6th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2011 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt) with the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Shanghai, China, [Details]
(2011) 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
COYLE, S.; CONBOY, K.; ACTON, T. (2011) Losing the Plot: Decision Behaviours in Agile Systems Development 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) Sydney, Australia, [Details]
(2011) 12th conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-Web)
Dabrowski, M.; Acton, T. (2011) Beyond Similarity-Based Recommenders: Preference Relaxation and Product Awareness 12th conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-Web) Toulouse, France, [Details]
(2011) 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
DABROWSKI, M.; ACTON, T.; DRURY, M.; CONBOY, K.; DABROWSKA, A. (2011) Agile Software Development: A Case for Adequate Decision Support Tools 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) Detroit, Michigan, USA, [Details]
(2010) The IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) Conference on Information Systems
Dabrowska, A.; Acton, T. (2010) Re-evaluating the Concept of Time Pressure The IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) Conference on Information Systems Porto, Portugal, [Details]
(2010) IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems FUZZ-IEEE
Dabrowski, M.; Acton, T. (2010) Modelling Preference Relaxation in e-Commerce IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems FUZZ-IEEE Barcelona, Spain, [Details]
(2010) IFIP WG 8.3 International Conference on Decision Support Systems
Dabrowski, M. and T. Acton (2010) Improving Decision Quality Through Preference Relaxation IFIP WG 8.3 International Conference on Decision Support Systems Lisbon, Portugal, [Details]
(2010) 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies
Dabrowski, M.; Jarzebowski, P.; Acton, T.; O'Riain, S. (2010) Improving Customer Decisions Using Product Reviews: CROM - Car Review Opinion Miner 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies Valencia, Spain, [Details]
(2010) The IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) Conference on Information Systems
Dabrowski, M.; Acton, T. (2010) Improving Consumer Decision Making Through Preference Relaxation The IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) Conference on Information Systems Porto, Portugal, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 11th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-Web 2010)
Dabrowski, M.; Acton, T. (2010) Comparing Techniques for Preference Relaxation: a Decision Theory Perspective 11th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-Web 2010) Bilbao, Spain, [Details]
(2009) 22nd Bled eConference on eEnablement (Facilitating an Open, Effective and Representative eSociety)
O'BOYLE, P.; ACTON, T.; CAMPION, M.; CONBOY, K.; SCOTT, M. (2009) Towards a Toolset for Intranet Evaluation 22nd Bled eConference on eEnablement (Facilitating an Open, Effective and Representative eSociety) Bled, Slovenia, [Details]
(2009) 22nd Bled eConference on eEnablement (Facilitating an Open, Effective and Representative eSociety)
HALONEN, R.; HAAPALA, H.; ACTON, T.; CONBOY, K..; GOLDEN, W. (2009) Information Systems - Unavoidable Nuisances in Combining Local Administratives? 22nd Bled eConference on eEnablement (Facilitating an Open, Effective and Representative eSociety) Bled, Slovenia, [Details]
(2009) International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC 2009)
HALONEN, R.; ACTON, T.; GOLDEN, W.; CONBOY, K. (2009) The DeLone & McLean Success Model as a Descriptive Tool in Evaluating the Use of a Virtual Learning Environment International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC 2009) Amsterdam, Netherlands, [Details]
(2009) Irish Social Sciences Platform (Social Science Research and Policy Making: Bridging the Divide)
COYLE, S.; CONBOY, K.; ACTON, T. (2009) Contribution Behaviours in Systems Development - A Position Paper Irish Social Sciences Platform (Social Science Research and Policy Making: Bridging the Divide) Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2009) Irish Social Sciences Platform (Social Science Research and Policy Making: Bridging the Divide)
Dabrowski, M.; Acton, T.; Golden, W. (2009) Challenges for Aided Online Shopping and Product Selection - A Decision Making Perspective Irish Social Sciences Platform (Social Science Research and Policy Making: Bridging the Divide) Galway, Ireland, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) Irish Social Sciences Platform (Social Science Research and Policy Making: Bridging the Divide)
SHARKEY, U.; ACTON, T.; CONBOY, K. (2009) Optimal Product Information Display Formats in Online Shopping Scenarios: Implications for Management Practice and Policy Formation Irish Social Sciences Platform (Social Science Research and Policy Making: Bridging the Divide) Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2009) Irish Social Sciences Platform (Social Science Research and Policy Making: Bridging the Divide)
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; van der Heijden, H. (2009) Personal Mobility in Work Contexts Irish Social Sciences Platform (Social Science Research and Policy Making: Bridging the Divide) Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2009) 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
CONBOY, K.; ACTON, T.; HALONEN, R. (2009) Presenting Data for Team-Based Decision-Making in Agile Information Systems Projects 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Verona, Italy, [Details]
(2009) International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC)
Halonen, R.; Acton, T.; Golden, W.; Conboy, K. (2009) The DeLone & McLean success model as a descriptive tool in evaluating a virtual learning environment International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC) Amsterdam, Netherlands, [Details]
(2009) 22nd Bled eConference on eEnablement (Facilitating an Open, Effective and Representative eSociety)
SHARKEY, U.; ACTON, T.; CONBOY, K. (2009) Modelling the Effects of Decision Tools in Online Shopping 22nd Bled eConference on eEnablement (Facilitating an Open, Effective and Representative eSociety) Bled, Slovenia, [Details]
(2008) Association of Information Systems SIGSEC Workshop on Information Security & Privacy (WISP)
HALONEN, R.; ACTON, T.; CONBOY, K.; GOLDEN, W. (2008) Access Rights as a Part of Information Security in Enterprises Association of Information Systems SIGSEC Workshop on Information Security & Privacy (WISP) Paris, France, , 18-DEC-08 - 18-DEC-08 [Details]
(2008) Supporting real time decision-making: The role of context in decision support on the move, SIG DSS Pre-ICIS Workshop on Real Time Decision Support - RTDMC International Conference on Information Systems
CONBOY, K.; ACTON, T.; HALONEN, R. (2008) Data Presentation for Agile Information Systems Project Decision Making Supporting real time decision-making: The role of context in decision support on the move, SIG DSS Pre-ICIS Workshop on Real Time Decision Support - RTDMC International Conference on Information Systems Paris, France, [Details]
(2008) Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; van der Heijden, H. (2008) Presenting the unpresentable: how to display data for decision-making Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference Dublin City University, Dublin, [Details]
(2008) Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference
Smyth, J.; Acton, T. (2008) Information Visualisation on Small Form Factor Devices Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference Dublin City University, Dublin, [Details]
(2008) Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference
Dabrowski, M.; Acton, T. (2008) Information Systems in the era of Knowledge-based economy and online communities Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference Dublin City University, Dublin, [Details]
(2008) Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference
Karpinska, A.; Acton, T.; Golden, W. (2008) Information Systems Evolving: The changing nature of decision making Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference Dublin City University, Dublin, [Details]
(2008) Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference
Sharkey, U.; Acton, T.; Conboy, K. (2008) Decisive and Incisive – The Path of DSS Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference Dublin City University, Dublin, [Details]
(2007) IFIP 8.3 task force on learning from case studies in decision making and decision support
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; van der Heijden, H. (2007) Decision Support for Small Screen Information Systems . In: Klein, S eds. IFIP 8.3 task force on learning from case studies in decision making and decision support University College Cork, Ireland, , pp.129-135 [Details]
(2007) IFIP 8.3 task force on learning from case studies in decision making and decision support
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; van der Heijden, H. (2007) Support for Small Screen Information Systems . In: Adam, F eds. IFIP 8.3 task force on learning from case studies in decision making and decision support University College Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2006) Information Resources Management Association International Conference
Hill, S.; Scott, M.; Acton, T.; O'Boyle, P. (2006) Developing Best Practice in Intranet Evaluation: A Comparison of Evaluation Models for Usability and Acceptance Information Resources Management Association International Conference Washington, D.C., USA, [Details]
(2006) Information Resources Management Association International Conference
Hill, S.; Acton, T.; Scott, M.; Farren, N. (2006) Interactive Television: A Study into the Diffusion of a New Technology in Britain and Ireland Information Resources Management Association International Conference Washington, D.C., USA, [Details]
(2006) 14th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Sharkey, U., Scott, M. and Acton, T. (2006) The influence of quality on the success of e-commerce systems . In: Ljungberg J, A. M eds. 14th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Goteborg, Sweden, , pp.1711-1722 [Details]
(2006) Information Resources Management Association International Conference
Hill, S.; Acton, T.; Scott, M.; Farren, N. (2006) Television: A Study into the Diffusion of a New Technology in Britain and Ireland Information Resources Management Association International Conference Washington, D.C., USA, [Details]
(2006) IFIP WG8.3 International Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Decision Making and Decision Support
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; van der Heijden, H. (2006) Mobile Interfaces for Decision Support . In: Adam, F., Brezillon, P., Carlsson, S. and Humphreys, P eds. IFIP WG8.3 International Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Decision Making and Decision Support London School of Economics, London, UK, , pp.340-356 [Details]
(2005) 18th Bled eCommerce Conference
Hill, S.; Acton, T.; Scott, M. (2005) Intranet Redesign: Management And Employee Perspectives on Usability 18th Bled eCommerce Conference Bled, Slovenia, [Details]
(2005) 13th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; van der Heijden, H. (2005) Effects of See-Through Interfaces on User Acceptance of Small-Screen Information Systems 13th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Regensburg, Germany, [Details]
(2005) ISOneWorld Conference
Gudea, S.; Raman, M.; Acton, T. (2005) Machine Translation to Enhance Knowledge Management ISOneWorld Conference Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A, [Details]
(2005) Decision Support Systems Workshop at International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; van der Heijden, H. (2005) The Effectiveness of Decision Support Systems on Mobile Devices Decision Support Systems Workshop at International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A, [Details]
(2005) 18th Bled eCommerce Conference
Acton, T.; Scott, M.; Hill, S. (2005) E-Education - Keys To Success For Organisations 18th Bled eCommerce Conference Bled, Slovenia, [Details]
(2004) 18th Bled eCommerce Conference
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; van der Heijden, H. (2004) Decision Support on Mobile Devices: Some Preliminary Evidence 18th Bled eCommerce Conference Bled, Slovenia, [Details]
(2004) International Conference on E-Learning and Management Education
Acton, T.; Barry, C. (2004) E-Learning for Technology Managers: A Distance Education Case Study . In: Baile, S. and Dufod, E eds. International Conference on E-Learning and Management Education Toulouse, France, [Details]
(2004) 2nd Annual Teaching and Learning Conference
Acton, T. (2004) Personalising the Masses 2nd Annual Teaching and Learning Conference Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2004) 7th Irish Academy Of Management Annual Conference
Acton, T.; Scott, M.; Flanagan, D. (2004) Redesigning the Intranet: Managerial and Employee Perspectives 7th Irish Academy Of Management Annual Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2004) 7th Irish Academy Of Management Annual Conference
Acton, T.; Hughes, M.; Scott, M. (2004) A Comparison of the Effectiveness of E-Learning Versus Instruction-Led Training for Modular Training Requirements 7th Irish Academy Of Management Annual Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2004) 9th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research
Acton, T.; Scott, M.; Brown, J.; Flanagan, D. (2004) Business Intranet Redesign: Can High Usability Mediate Competitive Advantage? 9th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, [Details]
(2004) 9th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; Gudea, S.; Scott, M. (2004) Usability and Acceptance in Small-Screen Information Systems 9th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, [Details]
(2004) 11th Research Symposium on Emerging Electronic Markets (Relationships in Electronic Markets)
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; van der Heijden, H. (2004) Decision Support For Using Electronic Markets on Mobile Devices . In: Klein, S eds. 11th Research Symposium on Emerging Electronic Markets (Relationships in Electronic Markets) Dublin, Ireland, , pp.129-135 [Details]
(2003) 8th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research
Acton, T.; Golden, W. (2003) Active Screen Space Maximisation on Small Devices . In: Acton, T. and Swatman, P eds. 8th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research Galway, Ireland, , pp.132-143 [Details]
(2003) The 6th Irish Academy Of Management Annual Conference
Acton, T.; Keane, C. (2003) Biometrics In Ireland's Public Services The 6th Irish Academy Of Management Annual Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2003) 6th HCI Educators Workshop: Effective Teaching and Training in HCI
Acton, T.; Golden, W. (2003) Measuring User Interface Usability: How Different Metrics Differ 6th HCI Educators Workshop: Effective Teaching and Training in HCI Edinburgh, Scotland, , pp.8-11 [Details]
(2003) 6th Irish Academy Of Management Annual Conference
Acton, T.; Barry, C.; Tiernan, D.; Hogan, M. (2003) Websites For Irish Children: Implications For Design 6th Irish Academy Of Management Annual Conference Dublin, Ireland, , pp.119-120 [Details]
(2003) International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; van der Heijden, H. (2003) Effects of See-Through Interfaces on User Acceptance of Small-Screen Information Systems International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Seattle, Washington, USA, [Details]
(2002) 5th Irish Academy of Management Conference
Acton, T.; Barry, C.; Lavin, P. (2002) Designing Distance Education E-learning for Technology Managers: how do we develop good Programmes? . In: O'Toole, T., Harrington, D. and McCarthy, A eds. 5th Irish Academy of Management Conference Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, , pp.44-45 [Details]
(2002) International Conference on Informatics Education and Research (ICIER)
Barry, C.; Acton, T.; Lavin, P. (2002) Issues and Concerns in the Planning and Development of a Distance Education E-Learning programme for Technology Managers International Conference on Informatics Education and Research (ICIER) Barcelona, Spain, , pp.40-51 [Details]
(2002) 5th Irish Academy of Management Conference
Acton, T.; Golden, W.; Scott, M. (2002) Training the knowledge worker: A descriptive study of training practices in Irish software companies . In: O'Toole, T., Harrington, D. and McCarthy, A eds. 5th Irish Academy of Management Conference Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, , pp.172-173 [Details]
(2002) Informing Science and Information Technology Education Conference
Acton, T.; Golden, W. (2002) Training: the way to retain valuable IT employees? . In: Cohen, E eds. Informing Science and Information Technology Education Conference Cork, Ireland, , pp.1-12 [Details]
(2002) 7th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research
Acton, T.; Golden, W. (2002) An investigation into the use of a transparent user interface for 3rd generation mobile phones 7th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research Toulouse, France, , pp.107-122 [Details]
(2001) 4th Irish Academy of Management Conference
Acton, T. (2001) The Impact of Training (and Retraining) of IT personnel on Employee Retention . In: O'Toole, T eds. 4th Irish Academy of Management Conference Derry, Ireland, , pp.172-173 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2012) Cloud becomes a reality: what's next in cloud computing?.
Acton, T. (2012) Cloud becomes a reality: what's next in cloud computing?. Eolas, Dublin. [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2013) Proceedings of the 1st IAIS Workshop on Cloud Computing Research.
Clohessy, T.; Acton, T.; Morgan, L.; Coughlan, C (Ed.). (2013) Proceedings of the 1st IAIS Workshop on Cloud Computing Research Proceedings of the 1st IAIS Workshop on Cloud Computing Research. Galway, Ireland: NUI Galway. [Details]
(2003) Proceedings of the 8th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research (CollECTeR) Conference.
Acton, Thomas; Swatman, Paul (Ed.). (2003) Proceedings of the 8th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research (CollECTeR) Conference Proceedings of the 8th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research (CollECTeR) Conference. Ireland: Hewlett-Packard. [Details]
(2008) Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2008).
Golden, W.; Acton, T.; Conboy, K.; Lang, M (Ed.). (2008) Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2008) Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2008). Galway, Ireland: NUI Galway & Hewlett-Packard Galway. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2008) 'Intranet Redesign and Change Management: Perspectives on Usability'
Flanagan, D,; Acton, T.; Campion, M.; Hill, S.; Scott, M. (2008) 'Intranet Redesign and Change Management: Perspectives on Usability' International Business Research, 1 (2) . [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2013) Cloud Computing Research: What's on the Horizon?.
Acton, T.; Coughlan, C.; Morgan, L.; Clohessy, T. (2013) Cloud Computing Research: What's on the Horizon?. 1st IAIS Workshop on Cloud Computing Research, Galway: Editorial [Details]

Pamphlet

  Year Publication
(2012) Understanding an Agile Software Development Team's Decision Making.
Drury, M.; Acton, T.; Conboy, K. (2012) Understanding an Agile Software Development Team's Decision Making. Dublin: Pamphlet [Details]

Teaching Interests

Business Application Development

Information Systems Strategy & Planning

Cloud Computing