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A/PROF Sherah Kurnia


  • Enterprise systems (Enterprise system implementation, critical success factors, enterprise architecture)
  • Inter-organisational information systems (Adoption barriers, maturity model, trust)
  • Sustainable supply chain management (sustainable supply chain management initiatives, sustainable practices, triple bottom line, roles of IS/IT, corporate social responsibility)
  • Technology adoption (Strategic IT decision making, electronic commerce, social technology, mobile technology, developing countries, grocery industry)



  • Sherah Kurnia, BComp(Hons), GCUT, PhD is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computing and Information Systems, the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is currently teaching Enterprise Systems, Shaping the Enterprise with ICT and Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce (B2B EC). Her research areas include electronic commerce, inter-organisational systems, mobile commerce and social technologies, supply chain management, sustainability, strategic IT decision making and enterprise architecture. Dr Kurnia has published in various journals including Information and Management, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems Journal, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Supply Chain Management and Asia Pacific Management Review, book chapters and leading international IS conferences proceedings.   


Member of

  • Victorian ICT for Women. Member 2014 -
  • Association for Information Systems. Member 2013 -


Selected publications


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Additional Grant Information

  • 2011-2012: G. Khalid and S. Kurnia, 'The Adoption of Green Supply Chain Management Initiatives within the Asia Pacific Region', Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, $41,370

    2011-2012: S. Kurnia, M. Rahim, P. Singh, D. Power, D. Samson, 'Towards achieving environmental sustainable supply chain management', Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne, $26K

    2011-2012: M. Ali and S. Kurnia, 'The adoption of inter-organisational system in Bahrain', University of Bahrain, $12,500
    2011: S.Kurnia, V. Bhakoo and P.Singh, 'Developing collaboration facilitation teaching tool for business integration', University of Melbourne Learning and Teaching Provost Teaching Grant, $20K

    2008: S. Kurnia and S. Maynard, 'Development of an interactive tutorial for a new Informatics subject', University of Melbourne Learning and Teaching Provost Teaching Grant, $30K

    2006-2008: S. Kurnia, 'Adoption of electronic commerce-enabled supply chain management: a transnational comparison study', Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery, $125K

    2005: S. Kurnia, 'The EC adoption by developing countries', Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Melbourne, $20K

    2004: S. Kurnia and H. Lee, 'Worldwide Mobile Internet Survey Project', Department of Information Systems, University of Melbourne, $5K

    2002: F. Vetere and S. Kurnia, 'Improvement to IS in organisations', University of Melbourne Learning and Teaching Provost Teaching Grant, $8K

    2001: S. Kurnia, 'Overcoming the mutuality barriers to ECR adoption', Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Melbourne, $7K   


Education and training

  • GCUT, University of Melbourne 2006
  • PhD, Monash University 2001
  • BComp (Honours), Monash University 1996

Awards and honors

  • Dept of Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, 2011
  • Australasia Conference on Information Systems, 2010
  • International Joint Conference on e-Commerce, 2008
  • Monash Graduate Scholarship, Monash University, 2000
  • Best paper award, International Bled Electronic Commerce Conference, 2000
  • Phd Research Scholarship, Monash University, 1998
  • Knoxfield Master Scholarship, Mannix College, 1993
  • Equity and Merit Scholarship Scheme, AusAid, 1992



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • COMPLETED RHD SUPERVISION 1. Nazik Alturki, Exploring the Role of IT to Support Nursing Handovers in Clinical Settings, PhD, 2016 Co-supervisor, with Dr Bosua 2. Glenn Maail, Understanding the Conditional Factors Affecting User Participation in the Development of ICT4D Projects: The Typology of Human Action Perspective, PhD, 2015 Principal supervisor, with A/Prof Chang 2. Suraya Hamid, The Use of Online Social Networking (OSN) for Higher Education, PhD, 2013 Co-supervisor, with A/Prof Chang and Dr Waycott 3. Yousuf AlHinai, The Adoption of Advanced Mobile Commerce Services by Individuals, PhD, 2009 Principal supervisor, with Dr Stephen Smith 4. Mazen Ali, Understanding Interorganisational Systems (IOS) Adoption Maturity: A Dyadic Approach, PhD, 2009 Principal supervisor, with Prof Shanks 5. Fei Peng, Exploring Information System Driven Organisational Change: The Interplay between IS and Organisational Work Routines, PhD, 2012 Principal supervisor, with Dr Lederman and Dr Dreyfus 6. Reyner Jovian Karnali, The Adoption of e-Commerce Enabled Supply Chain Management by the Indonesian Grocery Industry, Master, 2010 Sole Supervisor 7. Yumin Chao, Mobile Payment Adoption in China, Master, 2013 Sole Supervisor CURRENT RHD SUPERVISION 1. Mohammad Rahimi, Content Management System Adoption within Public Organisations, PhD Principal supervisor, with Dr Ivo Widjaja 2. Jay Jeong, Business Process Offshoring: A Socio-Cultural Perspective, early stage Principal supervisor, with Prof Samson and Dr Cullen 3. Mohammed Alrokayan, Cloud-Based Business Model Innovation and Evaluation System for Entrepreneurs, PhD Co-supervisor with Dr Wally Smith 4. Diana Wong, Exploring the impact of Enterprise 2.0 on individual Social Capital within large organisations, PhD Co-supervisor with Dr Bosua and A/Prof Chang) 5. Monir Moniruzzaman, The Role of Business Analytics in Agile Supply Chain, PhD Principal supervisor, with A/Prof Parkes and Dr Maynard 6. Muh