Ciara Fitzgerald

Ciara Fitzgerald
University College Cork | UCC · Department of Business Information Systems

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Introduction
Ciara Fitzgerald currently works at the Department of Business Information Systems, University College Cork. .

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Publications (37)
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Shared understanding is essential in interorganizational projects to integrate the divergent knowledge of individual team members and support collaborative knowledge building. This can nevertheless be a challenging undertaking in interorganizational projects as team members must continuously negotiate differences in their organizational and profess...
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The diverse backgrounds of distributed team members can pose unique challenges during decision-making processes. Notable of these is the gradual emergence of social identities, where individuals seek to form new social groupings within the temporal context of a project. However, our understanding of social identity within distributed teams remains...
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Information Systems (IS) research is often conducted under the assumption that technology use leads to positive outcomes for different stakeholders. However, many IS studies demonstrate limited evidence of having engaged with the stakeholders that they claim benefit and speak on behalf of. It is therefore not surprising that examples abound of wher...
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Patient-held Health Information Technologies (HIT) can reduce medical error by improving communication between patients and the healthcare team. Despite the proposed benefits, the roll-out of patient-held HIT solutions remains nascent, leaving considerable gaps in our understanding of the adoption challenges inherent. This paper adopts Normalisatio...
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Participation is critical in information systems development (ISD) for promoting effective knowledge sharing among diverse stakeholder groups. However, the emergence of new, challenging project contexts has led to calls for the 'old, tired' concept of participation to be revisited. In particular, our understanding of intergroup participation within...
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Boundary objects are physical and abstract artefacts which support team interactions across diverse knowledge domains. Despite their relevancy, research into the effectiveness of boundary objects in agile distributed ISD remains nascent. In this paper, we develop a framework to theorize their effectiveness in generating cohesion within distributed...
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Gamification has been successfully used to achieve desirable outcomes by influencing peoples’ behaviours in areas such as marketing [1] and health campaigns [2]. Open eLearning environments such as massive open online courses (MOOCs) have the potential to increase education for all. However, there is strong evidence that people can disengage and no...
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Project Ireland 2040 is planning to invest heavily into upgrading Irish homes to renewable energy sources. From 2021, 45,000 homes per year will be using renewable heat via government driven support schemes. But how is the Irish landscape currently placed in terms of energy consumption and consumer energy consciousness? In this review, energy consu...
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The use of technology is intimately linked to our social and psychological being. One the one hand, the rapid adoption of advanced technologies seems to suggest that we are progressing towards a new post-humanist era, where the lines between technology and the human race are becoming increasingly blurred. Yet, news streams continuously report on ca...
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Agile distributed Information Systems Development (ISD) is an innately social process in which distributed team members must continuously interact to develop new IT solutions. Existing literature suggests that shared understanding and shared commitment are essential for the effective functioning of agile distributed ISD project teams; however, the...
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Background: Medication errors frequently occur as patients transition between hospital and the community, and may result in patient harm. Novel methods are required to address this issue. Aim: To assess the feasibility of introducing an electronic patient-held active record of medication status device (PHARMS) at the primary–secondary care interfa...
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Distributed ISD projects are often typified by deep-seated differences between team members from diverse organizational and professional backgrounds. Consequently, literature suggests that cohesion is crucial for aligning the efforts of a distributed ISD team; however, a competing body of literature also asserts that conflict is essential for capit...
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The effectiveness of distributed ISD teams is often inhibited by tensions between contextual (macro) and localised (micro) factors. In light of these challenges, literature suggests that cohesion is a key determinant of team performance; however, competing literature asserts that conflict is essential for exploiting diverse knowledge. This suggests...
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Objective: Medication errors are a major source of preventable morbidity, mortality and cost and many occur at the times of hospital admission and discharge. Novel interventions (such as new methods of recording medication information and conducting medication reconciliation) are required to facilitate accurate transfer of medication information....
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1. Purpose: Cohesion is essential to the success of multiparty Information System Development (ISD) projects that involve team members from different disciplinary and organisational backgrounds. In this paper, we investigate how participatory design tools can be used to facilitate cohesion between diverse stakeholders during the design of IT soluti...
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Despite the proliferation of Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for Information Systems Development (ISD), the rate of ISD project failure continues to remain exorbitantly high. In particular, social complexity is increasingly seen as an innate feature of multiparty ISD projects which make them less amenable to being ‘tamed’. However, an understanding...
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Information Systems Development (ISD) practice is an inherently challenging undertaking, as exemplified by the high rate of ISD project failures. The scale of the challenge is often heightened in distributed environments where ISD practitioners can face considerable complexity, uncertainty, and contention. The concept of 'wickedness' epitomizes suc...
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Information Systems Development (ISD) research projects are those in which the conduction of research is not possible without the development of a tangible ICT solution. ISD research projects face inherent tensions between the need for exploration (i.e. radical innovation) and exploitation (i.e. incremental innovation). This requires varying degree...
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The healthcare sector represents a dynamic environment characterised by high levels of complexity and numerous constraints, such as medical protocol, medical device regulation, and data protection (Fichman, Kohli, & Krishnan, 2011; Weeger & Ott-Schwenk, 2017). Designing solutions to address identified problems in the healthcare sector is therefore...
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Information Systems development in the healthcare domain presents practitioners with a set of unique and multifaceted challenges. For instance, the healthcare system is a complex and evolving socio-technical environment with multiple stakeholders and numerous constraints (Weeger & Ott-Schwenk, 2017). Consequently, the problems faced by Health Infor...
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This paper sets out a typology for organizational ICT practice in order to derive a more holistic perspective of sociomateriality and its constituent elements (i.e. humans, objects, and practice). Seminal literature by Parsons and Bourdieu is combined with sociomateriality literature in order to offer insights into the factors that need to be inves...
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Big Data promises benefits for society as well as business. Do policy makers know how best to use this scale of data driven decision-making in an effective way for citizens? Citizen participation is portrayed in literature as a key component in policy decision-making. Yet, this decision-making process to date is often driven by other stakeholders s...
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Introduction: CIMULACT stands for ‘Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020’. The project engages more than 1000 citizens, and a variety of other actors, across 30 countries in Europe to shape a desirable and sustainable future. In a highly participatory process, the project will provide a unique contribution to European research and in...
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Delvenne et al. present theoretical considerations about the pedagogy of technology assessment (TA) in general and the summer school format in particular, which was chosen as a platform for teaching TA in the PACITA project. The PACITA summer school programme was designed to encourage the uptake and use of TA rationale and methods by various types...
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The focus of our paper is to qualitatively explore the mission statements components of university TTOs using Pearce and David’s (Acad Manag Exec 1(2):109–115, 1987) eight components. Mission statements are the organization’s central defining purpose and focus. In essence an organizations’ raison d’etre. Given the growing importance of the role TTO...
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The prospect of increased revenue and spillovers has influenced the mission of the university to reflect an increasingly commercial orientation. This paper focuses on university commercialisation in three countries (Ireland, New Zealand and the USA), through 58 semi-structured interviews with technology transfer officers and a quantitative assessme...
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Our study explores European telecare policy and considers the different types of uncertainties for policy makers when addressing ICT innovation. We specifically examine 14 European countries in our study using document analysis, expert interviews and workshops. The findings reveal nuances in how policy makers are reacting to the uncertainty of tele...
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Purpose – This paper aims to consider the case study of Ireland with regards to the implementation of a formal parliamentary technology assessment (PTA) capability. With emphasis on innovation and knowledge-based economies, society faces a proliferation of technological challenges with far-reaching unpredictable impacts. Elected representatives nee...
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This panel primarily focusses on entrepreneurship in the context of IS, including the teaching and researching of entrepreneurship and the implications for Information Systems. The Information Systems literature has acknowledged the role of technologically led innovation, with particular emphasis on diffusion of innovation and technology adoption....
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Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy 2009 This presentation was part of the session : Roundtables on Organizations of Science and Innovation CISC, NUI Galway

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We are exploring the effect of macro- and micro-level factors on socio-cognition in diverse IT project teams. Our work also investigates participatory approaches towards dialogue for shared understanding (task / social).
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Information Systems (IS) research is often conducted under the assumption that technology use leads to positive outcomes for different stakeholders. However, many IS studies demonstrate limited evidence of having actually engaged with the stakeholders that they claim benefit and speak on behalf of. This project aims to answer calls for new responsible research and innovation approaches in IS research that enable different stakeholder groups to have a voice in complex socio-technical issues.
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The goal is to develop and validate platforms that collect, analyse and present patient data and associated risk factors to improve the management and treatment of health conditions. In addition, we seek to determine the impact of the resulting platforms on clinical decision making including the management (referral) and treatment (medication) of health conditions, and its associated costs (increase/decrease in referrals, length of hospital stay, and/or medication). Sample projects include: 1: LEANBH centres on the early detection of Blood Pressure disorders in pregnant women through home based monitoring of BP 2: PANDA centres on developing an Early Warning Scorecard for obstetric patients