Curriculum Vitae

 

Bob Travica, Ph.D.

 

February 2017

 

Associate Professor

I.H. Asper School of Business

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4

Canada

 

Tel.: 204-474-9637

Fax: 204-474-7545

btravica@ms.umanitoba.ca

http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~btravica
 

 

EDUCATION

 

  • 1995: Ph.D. in Information Systems, Syracuse University, USA; Dissertation: Information Technology and the Non-Traditional Organization: An Exploration into the Accounting Industry.
  • 1991: M.A. in Communication, SUNY-Albany, USA; Thesis: Computer Mediated Communication in IBM: A Study of Electronic Mail and Computer Conferencing.
  • 1980: B.A. in Political Science, Journalism major, 1980, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

  • 2007-present: Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba
  • 2011-present: Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2001-2006: Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba; tenured in 2006 
  • 1994-2001: Assistant Professor of Information Science, Indiana University; Affiliate of Russian & East European Institute; Affiliate of Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
  • 1988-1993: Teaching & Research Assistant, Syracuse University and SUNY-Albany
  • 1987-1988: Software entrepreneur, owner of a database development company
  • 1982-1988: Corporate communications; Energoprojekt Corporation
  • 1976-1982: Editor-In-Chief, Editor, Journalist

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

  • Informing (Information) View of Organization – own research and management framework for aligning information systems with organization
  • Organizational innovation with information systems
  • Information systems in the international/global perspective
  • Philosophy of information systems

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

  • Business Process Management (Master’s)
  • Information Systems Strategy (Master’s)
  • Information Management (Doctoral)
  • Management of Information Systems and Technology: Problem Solving Approach (MBA)
  • Management Information Systems: Process Approach (MBA)
  • Using IT/Information Age Organizations: IT Approach (MBA)
  • Information/Informing View of Organization (Doctoral)
  • Information Systems for Management (undergraduate)
  • Systems Analysis & Design (Master’s, undergraduate)
  • Database Management Systems (Master’s, undergraduate)
  • Information Resources Management (Master’s, Doctoral)
  • Systems Evaluation (Master’s, Doctoral)
  • UNIX Tools (Master’s, undergraduate)
  • Information Technology & Organizations (Master’s, via the Internet)
  • International Information Issues (Master’s, Doctoral)
  • Organizational Behavior (Master’s, Doctoral)
  • Introduction into Information Technology and Systems (undergraduate)

 

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

·        Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organization – past Editor-in-chief (2006-2015, http://jiito.org/)

·        Economic and Business Review - Editorial Board (http://www.ebrjournal.net/ojs/index.php/ebr/about/displayMembership/2)

·        Montenegrin Journal of Economics - International Editorial Board (http://www.mnje.com/EditorialBoard.aspx)

·        Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations - Associate Editor (2007-2013)

·        Journal of Organizational Virtualness - Advisory Board (2005-2010)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

  • Association for Information Systems (Associate)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (Associate)
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (Associate)
  • Canadian Information Processing Society (Associate)
  • American Society for Information Science (Past Chair of SIG Management)
  • Information Resources Management Association
  • Informing Science Institute

 

GRANTSMANSHIP

 

  • 2008-present: Various corporate grants
  • 2007: University of Manitoba: Adoption of self-service systems
  • 2002: Asper School of Business, study of electronic marketplaces
  • 2000: Indiana University, study of electronic commerce in Costa Rica
  • 1997: Indiana University/Russian & East European Institute: World Wide Web in East and Central Europe
  • 1995: Indiana University, study on retraining defense sector workers for IT jobs

 

CONSULTING

 

  • Areas: Adoption and management of information systems, business uses of the Internet, managing virtual organizations, groupware, computer mediated communication systems, e-commerce, enterprise systems.
  • Clients: Large and medium size businesses, governments.

 

OTHER COMPETENCE

 

  • Foreign languages (Spanish intermediate, French beginner, Serbian/Croatian advanced)
  • International experience (Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa)
  • Distance education via the Internet
  • Various programming languages, operating systems & application software
  • Data warehousing & cubing, SAP analytics

 

ARTICLES

(Access publications)

 

Travica, B. Modeling Organizational Intelligence: Nothing Googles Like Google. Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management, Vol. 3, 2015. The best paper award.

 

Travica, B., Think process, think in time: Advancing study of informing systems. Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, Vol. 17, 2014, 133-148.

 

Travica, B., Reframing Information and Communication Technologies to Augment Mind and Organization. SEFBIS Journal, No. 8, 2013/4, 6-14.

 

Travica, B., Conceptualizing Knowledge Culture. Journal of Applied Knowledge Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2013. The best paper award.

 

Travica, B., Culture of Informing: A Case of Consulting Company. Economic and Business Review, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2012, 223-249.

 

Travica, B., Back to Basics of Informing: The INIS Principle. Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management, Vol. 6, 2011.

 

Travica, B., Informing in the Flat, Rough World: Balancing Globalization Gone Awry. Informing Science Journal, Vol. 13, 15-34, 2010.

 

Travica, B., Between Unwanted and Disowned Child: A Comparative Study of Adoption of Self-Service Systems. Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations, Vol. 4, 39-56, 2009.

 

Travica, B., Influence of Information Culture on Adoption of a Self-Service System. Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations, Vol. 3, 1-15, 2008.

 

Travica, B., Of Monsters, Divinations, Costly Dumbness and Fumbling: Adopting a Self-Service System. Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations, Vol. 2, 15-29, 2007.

 

Travica, B., Kajan, E., Jošanov, B., Vidas-Bubanja, M., and Vuksanović, E., E-Commerce in Serbia: Where Roads Cross Electrons Will Flow. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Vol. 10, No. 2, 34-56, 2007.

 

Travica, B, Information Systems Field at the Forks: Cherish Diversity of Perish, Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, Vol. 3, 2006.

 

Travica, B., Information View of Organization, Journal of International Technology and Information Management, Vol. 14, No. 3, 1-20, 2005. Key-note paper.

 

Travica, B., Virtual Organization and Electronic Commerce, The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Vol. 36, No. 3, 45-68, 2005.

 

Travica, B., Information Politics and Information Culture: Case Study. Informing Science Journal, Vol. 8, 211-245, 2005. A Best Paper award.

 

Travica, B., Diffusion of Electronic Commerce in Developing Countries: The Case of Costa Rica, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, 4-24, 2002.


Travica, B., Organizational Aspects of the Virtual Library, LIS Review: An International Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2, 173-203, 1999.

 

Travica, B., Information Aspects of New Organizational Designs: Exploring the Nontraditional Organization, Journal of the American Society for Information Science (Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology), Vol. 49, No. 13, 1224-1244, 1998.

 

Travica, B., and Cronin, B., The ARgo: A Strategic Information System for Group Decision Making, International Journal of Information Management, Vol. 15, No. 3, 223-236, 1995.

 

Davenport, L., and Travica, B., Soft Decision Support: GDSS in Loosely Affiliated ad hoc Groups, International Journal of Information Management. Vol.15, No. 1, 57-65, 1995.
 

BOOKS

 

Travica, B., Examining the Informing View of Organization: Applying Theoretical and Managerial Approaches. Hershey, PA:  IGI Global, 2014.

 

Travica, B., New Organizational Designs: Information Aspects. Stamford, CT: Ablex, 1999.

  

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

Travica, B., Information Politics and Information Culture: A Case Study, In Gill, G., & Cohen, E. (Eds.), Foundations of Informing Science: 1999-2008 (pp. 521-576). Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Press, 2009.

 

Jošanov, B., Vidas-Bubanja, M., Vuksanović, E., Kajan, E., and Travica, B., The State and Development of E-Commerce in Serbia, in Kamel, R., Omar, & Abo (Eds.), Emerging Markets and E-Commerce in Developing Economies. Hershey, PA: IDEA, 2008.

 

Travica, B. (2008). The ISSAAC Model of Virtual Organization, in Putnik, G. & Cunha, M. M. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations. Hershey, PA: IDEA, 2008.

 

Kovacic, B., and Travica, B., Yugoslavia: Ethnic Dramas without Denouement, in King, Sarah, & Donald Cushman (Eds.), Engineering Visions of Order in the Socialist World, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1992.

 

          OPINION ARTICLES

 

Travica, B., A Tale of Kings, Serfs, and Liberation, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 25, August 2009.

 

Travica, B., Virtual Organizing of E-Commerce, An editorial preface in Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, 5(4), 2007.

 

A review of the book Internet Digital Libraries: The International Dimension, by jack Kessler (Boston-London: Artech House) in The Information Society, 15, pp. 67-68, 1999.

 

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (Select)

 

Travica, B. Teaching Informatics in North America: Jugglers Wanted. SACLA 2016, Cullinan, South Africa, Key-note address. In S. Grunner (Ed.), SACLA 2016, pp. 22–31, 2016.

 

Travica, B., New and Old Media: From Embracing to Denial. 14th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media, online publication, May 9-12, 2016, Athens, Greece.

 

Travica, B., 4 Worlds: Coping with Technology Complexity. Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, August 13-15, 2015.

 

Travica, B., Sharpening the Focus on Information Systems and Organizational Culture: A Comparative Case Study, ASAC 2010 Proceedings, Regina, SK, Canada, June 2010.

Travica, B., Organizations as Information Processes, in Akoka, Jacky (Ed.), Proceedings of the Pre-ICIS Conference, Washington, D.C., December, 2004.

Travica, B. (with Charles Mossman), Folklandia Pavilion: A Teaching Case, in Mossman, Charles, Andrew Templer, Tupper Cawsey, & Jan Varner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2004 ASAC Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, June 2004.

 

Travica, B., Information View of Organizations: Contextualizing Technology - Technologizing Context, Proceedings of AMCIS 2003, August 4-6, 2003, Tampa, FL. Nominated for the Best Papers Award.

 

Travica, B., Cuba Sě! – on the Internet, Proceedings of International AMSE Conference on Management and Technology, Havana, Cuba, April 23-25th, 2003.

 

Travica, B., Digital Prairie Portal: Business Models of Electronic Marketplaces, Proceedings of ABIT Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2002.

 

Travica, B., E-Commerce in Costa Rica, Proceedings of AMCIS 2001, August 3-5, 2001, Boston, MA.

 

Travica, B., Time, Space and Information Systems for Electronic Commerce, in Khosrowpour, Mehdi, Managing Information in a Global Environment, IRMA International Conference 2001, May 20-23, 2001, Toronto, 225-229.

 

Travica B., Johanson, E., and Leon-Pereira, M., Caribbean Electronic Commerce: An Exploration of Costa Rica and Venezuela, Proceedings of AMCIS'2000, August 10-13, 2000, Long Beach, CA.

 

Travica, B., ICAAAC Model of Virtual Organization. Proceedings of AMCIS 1999, August 13-15, 1999, Milwaukee, WI.

 

Travica, B., and R. Olson, Usability of Business Web Sites in East and Central Europe, Proceedings of the 61st ASIS Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 24-29, 1998, 227-242.

 

Travica, B., Collaboration Technology: Volatile Character of Group Decision Support Systems, in Collaboration Across Boundaries: Theories, Strategies, and Technology: Proceedings of the ASIS 1998 Mid-Year Meeting, May 16-20, 1998, Orlando, FL, 121-132.

 

Travica, B., The Design of the Virtual Organization: A Research Model, In Gupta, Jatinder N.D., Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), August 15-17, 1997, Indianapolis, IN, 1997, 417-19.

 

Travica, B., and B. Cronin, Business Web in Russia: Usability for the Western User, Global Complexity, Information, Chaos and Control: Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Oct. 21‑24, 1996, Baltimore, MD, 16‑23.

 

Travica, B., Culture of Collaboration: An Exploration into the Accounting Industry, Proceedings of the 58th ASIS Annual Meeting, October 9‑12, 1995, Chicago, IL. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 194‑199.

 

Travica, B., The Role of Information-Communication Technology in a New Organizational Design, in Nora Comstock and Clarence Ellis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Conference on Organizational Computing Systems, August 13-19, 1995, Milpitas, CA, 178-188.

 

Wigand, R, Travica, B. and Verville, J., Electronic Data Interchange: Selected Issues and Trends, Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Information Science, October 24-28, 1993, Columbus, OH.

 

Travica, B., and M. Hogan (1992), Computer Networks in the xUSSR: Technology, Uses and Social Impacts, in Shaw, Deborah (Ed.), ASIS'92: Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Information Science, October 26‑29, 1992, Pittsburgh, PA, Vol. 29, pp. 120‑135. Medford, NJ: Learned Information, Inc.

 

 

TEACHING CASES

 

Culture of Informing: A Case of Consulting Company. London, ON: Ivey Publishing, 2010.

 

 

SELECT ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Big Data Full Alignment Model. Several versions of this presentation delivered internationally to academic and business audiences in Spring-Summer, 2016 (Canada, Greece, South Africa).

 

Infoculture. University of South Africa, Florida, Republic of South Africa. August 17, 2016.

 

Get Published: Workshop at UNISA. University of South Africa, Florida, Republic of South Africa, August 3, 2016.

 

Teaching Informatics in North America: Jugglers Wanted. A key-note address at SACLA’16, Cullinan, Republic of South Africa, July 6, 2016.

 

New and Old Media: From Facelift to Euthanasia. Three presentations in Summer 2016 (Florida, Republic of South Africa, August 22, 2016; Cape Town, South Africa, July 26, 2016; University of Pretoria, South Africa, August 12, 2016).

 

The Doctoral Dissertation Process: An Application to Media Studies. Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia, June 28, 2016.

 

Education for Masses by Masses: What Social Media Should/Should Not Learn from Old Media. Social Media 2016- 25th International Education and Technology Conference, April 11-13, 2016. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China. One Belt One Road ICT Educator of the Year Award.

 

Travica, B., 4 Worlds: Coping with Technology Complexity. Presentation at the Americas Conference on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, August 13-15, 2015.

 

Stop chasing a black cat in a dark room: Refocusing the information systems field to knowledge. The key-note address at the Knowledge Management Conference, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, June 2014.

 

Managing the Rough Landscape of the Flat World: The Role of Information Technology in the Time of Unreason. The key-note address at the DLIS International Conference, Gaborone, Botswana, October 2009.

 

Acceptance of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges and Recommendations. A presentation before the Board of a large company in Canada, March 2006. 

 

Internet and Organizational Communication: Medium or Message. National Communication Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA, November 1, 2001. (with B. Kovacic)

Guidelines for Designing Web Storefronts. University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica, June 13, 2000.

 

Information and Communication in the Virtual Organization, Seminar on Management Communication in the 21st Century. Palm Beach, FL, May 26, 1998.

 

Groupware: Ups, Downs, & Solutions, Association for Systems Management. Indianapolis, IN, March 5, 1998.

 

The Business Web in the Eastern and Central Europe: Research Findings, Indiana University, Russian and Eastern European Institute. November 1997, Bloomington, IN.

 

Language and Other Characteristics of Computer Mediated Communication. Philosophy Department of University of Novi Sad, June 1997, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.

 

Current Trends in Electronic Networked Information. National Library of Yugoslavia, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, June 1997.

 

Virtual Organization: Design, Evidence, and Issues. Industrial Virtual Corporation Conference, Charleston, VWA, June 1996.

 

Organizational and Technological Aspects of the Network Organization. Faculty seminar at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, March 1993.

  

Networked Organization. IBM management seminar. April 1993, Endicott, NY.

 

 

SERVICE TO FIELD

 

Responsibilities in Professional Associations and at Conferences:

 

·        Chairing a session at the 14th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media, May 9-12, 2016, Athens, Greece.

·        Chairing a session at the Knowledge Management conference 2015, Katowice, Poland, June 2015.

·        Chairing a session at the Knowledge Management conference 2013, Novi Sad, Serbia, June 2013.

·        Chairing a session at the 2006 InSITE Conference, Manchester, UK, June 2006.

·        Chairing a session at the 2005 InSITE conferences, Flagstaff, AZ, June 2005.

·        Discussant at the 2005 ASAC Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 2005.

·        Chairing the IS Foundations mini-track session at AMCIS 2003 Conference, Tampa, FL, August 2003.

·        Co-chairing Organizational Change mini-track at the AMCIS 2001 Conference, Boston, MA, August 2001.

·        Co-chairing Organizational Change mini-track at the AMCIS 2000 Conference, Long Beach, CA, August 2000.

·        Organizing & participating at the panel Knowledge Management in Virtual Organizations, ASIS Annual Meeting, November 1999, Washington, D.C.

·        Organizing the panel Economics of Web-Based Information, ASIS Midyear Conference, May 1999, Pasadena, CA.

·        Organizing & moderating the panel Using the Web for Global Business Intelligence, ASIS Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 1998.

·        Organizing & participating at the panel Managing Groupware: Hosting and Appropriation, ASIS Midyear Meeting, May 1998, Orlando, FL.

·        Co-chairing Social Informatics mini-track at AIS (later AMCIS) Conference, Indianapolis, IN, August 1997.

·        Chairing a session at the Conference on Organizational Computing Systems (later ACM SIG GROUP), Milpitas, CA, August 1995.

·        American Society for Information Science (later American Society for Information Science and Technology), SIG Management Chair, 1997-1998.

 

Reviewer Activity:

 

·        Journals:

         Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce

         Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations

         Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application

         Electronic Journal of Organizational Virtualness

         Journal of Management Studies

         International Journal of Information Management

         The Information Society

         Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology

         Technology Studies       

         Journal of Informing Science

         Economic and Business Review

         Journal of Applied Knowledge Management

 

·         Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations

·         Papers for the ASAC 2006 and 2006 conferences.

·         Papers for the InSITE 2005 and 2006 conferences.

·         Papers for the IRIS 2005 conference.

·         Papers for tracks on e-commerce and virtual organization at IADIS e-Society Conference in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

·         Papers for mini tracks on social informatics and/or organizational change at AIS/AMCIS conferences in 2016, 2015, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1998, and 1997.