Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Damien Joseph

Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Assoc Prof Damien Joseph

Damien Joseph is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). His research seeks to understand why and how IT professionals, and more generally workers, sustain themselves in the course of their work and their careers. Specifically, his research interests are in examining themes relating to IT work, compensation, competencies, career and culture. Underlying these themes of research is the contextual influence of subjective and objective cultures.

Damien's research has been published in top international journals in the management information systems (MIS) discipline and in the management discipline. I have published in MIS journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM, Information and Management, and Communications of the AIS. In addition, he has also published in the following management journals: Journal of Organizational Behavior and International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics. Damien is a regular participant at major international conferences where his research has won best paper awards.

Damien's teaching interests are focused on developing business analytic skills in undergraduates and advanced research method skills in PhD candidates. In the undergraduate programme, Damien has taught a wide variety of courses including on technological innovations and developments, systems analysis and design, designing and developing databases, and business analytics consulting. He also led the design and implementation of the Business Analytics Work-Study Programme (BA WSP). The aim of this programme is to equip business analytics students with the experience of applying technical skills to real-world problems. In the Nanyang PhD programme, Damien teaches an advanced research methods course on conducting a meta-analysis. As a known expert in this research methodology, he has been invited by universities to conduct a similar course for faculty and PhD candidates. Damien has received multiple teaching awards.

Damien has extensively consulted with major local and international organizations, including the Housing Development Board, Singapore Airlines, Singapore IT Dispute Resolution Committee, Center for Creative Leadership (Greensboro, NC), and International Labor Organization (Geneva). Damien’s IT professional experiences are in intelligent systems development; systems integration and end-user computing. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society and an ISACA certified IS auditor.
Research Interests
His research interests are in the management of high-technology professionals, specifically examining issues relating to career, compensation, competencies, culture, and leadership.
Current Projects
  • The Antecedents Influencing And Consequences Arising From the Careers of IT Professionals
  • The Role of Career Interventions in Entry and Persistence in IT Careers
  • The Role of Career Interventions in School to Work Transitions of IT Professionals.
  • The Sustainable IT Professional: Cross-Cultural Studies on the Meaning of IT Work; Work Attitudes and Motivations; and Competencies of IT Professionals.
Selected Publications
  • Shan W, Keller JW, and Joseph D. (2019). Are Men Better Negotiators Everywhere? A Meta-Analytical Review of Gender Difference in Negotiation Performance in Different Cultures. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40(6), 605-778.
  • Wiesche M., Joseph D., Thatcher J., Gu B., and Krcmar H. (2019). IT Workforce. MIS Quarterly Research Curation, .
  • Amit Das., Harminder Singh, and Damien Joseph. (2017). A Longitudinal Study of E-Government Maturity. Information and Management, 52(3), 415-426.
  • Damien Joseph, Soon Ang and Sandra Slaughter. (2015). Turnover or Turnaway? Competing Risks Analysis of Male and Female IT Professionals' Job Mobility and Relative Pay Gap. Information Systems Research, 26(1), 145-164.
  • Damien Joseph, Wai Fong Boh, Soon Ang and Sandra Slaughter. (2012). Career Paths Less (or More) Traveled: A Sequence Analysis of IT Career Histories, Mobility Patterns and Career Success. MIS Quarterly, 36(2), 427-452.

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