Dr Giselle Rampersad

Position/s:Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Phone: +61 8 82015746
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Location: Information, Science & Technology (338)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

Giselle attained an interdisciplinary educational background including a focus on innovation and technology management, information systems and marketing. She possesses a PhD in Innovation and Technology Management from the University of Adelaide (Australia), an MSc in e-Business and Internet Systems from Durham University (UK) and a BSc in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies. Giselle has industry experience in several industries including oil, services, construction, hospitality and academic experience including as a lecturer in Innovation Management, New Product Development and Information Systems. Her research focuses on innovation and technology management in advanced technology industries.

Qualifications

PhD, University of Adelaide Business School (Australia)
Her PhD topic was: What are the key factors in managing collaborative innovation networks and how do they lead to successful technology transfer? Networks comprising government, university and business involved in innovation have grown in international prominence. Despite increases in these phenomena, few studies identify their critical success factors. Consequently, her research used both qualitative and quantitative methodologies to contribute to theory development in various literatures including marketing, innovation and technology management and information systems. The study also provided guidelines for practitioners involved in multi-sectoral collaboration and innovation. The study spanned various industries including ICT/ defence, biotechnology, nanotechnology and wine.

MSc E-Business and Internet Systems, Department of Computer Science, Durham University (UK)
Combined technical and business components for developing web-based systems.

BSc Management Studies, University of the West Indies
Finance (major), marketing and information systems (minors)

Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education), Flinders University (Australia)

Honours, awards and grants

2014: Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) Fellowship Grant (This is an international, competitive grant with potential publication of output from the grant in the journal, STI Policy Review). 
The grant is entitled: Building university innovation ecosystems: The role of work integrated learning as a nexus between university and industry

Key responsibilities

Giselle is the Coordinator for the new degree in Design and Technology Innovation (equips students with the skills to design, develop and commercialise advanced technologies) and Business and Technology.

Teaching

Teaching interests

Her teaching interests include innovation management, information systems, e-commerce and marketing.

Topic Coordinator:

  • COMP1301  Information Systems in Business
  • ENGR3704  Project Management for Engineering and Science
  • ENGR8704  Project Management for Engineering and Science GE
  • STEP3701  Innovation Management
  • STEP8701  Innovation Management GE

Research and supervision

Research interests

  • Innovation and Technology Management & Policy
  • Technology adoption and acceptance
  • Commercialization of technological innovation and technology transfer
  • Service Innovation
  • Inter-organizational relationships and networks

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor: innovation and technology management (5);

Publications

Books
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Patel, F. (2014). Technology Innovation Leadership in Development: A "Middle East" (West Asia) Perspective. New York: Nova Publishers.
Refereed journal articles
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Patel, F. (2014). Creativity as a desirable graduate attribute: Implications for curriculum design and employability. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 15(1) pp. 1-11. [Link]
  • Plewa, C., Korff, N., Johnson, C., Macpherson, G., Baaken, T. and Rampersad, G.C. (2013). The evolution of university-industry linkages—A framework. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 30(1) pp. 21-44. [10.1016/j.jengtecman.2012.11.005]
  • Rampersad, G.C., Troshani, I. and Plewa, C. (2012). IOS adoption in innovation networks: A case study. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 112(9) pp. 1366-1382. [10.1108/02635571211278974]
  • Rampersad, G.C., Plewa, C. and Troshani, I. (2012). Investigating the use of information technology in managing innovation: A case study from a university technology transfer office. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 29 pp. 3-21. [10.1016/j.jengtecman.2011.09.002]
  • Troshani, I., Plewa, C., Francis, A. and Rampersad, G.C. (2012). Technology adoption and performance impact in innovation domains. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 112(5) pp. 748-765. [10.1108/02635571211232316]
  • Troshani, I., Rampersad, G.C. and Plewa, C. (2011). Adopting Innovation Management Software in University Innovation Commercialization. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 52(2) pp. 83-92. [Link]
  • Alghamdi, I.A.A., Goodwin, R.D. and Rampersad, G.C. (2011). E-Government Readiness Assessment for Government Organizations in Developing Countries. Computer and Information Science, 4(3) [10.5539/cis.v4n3p]
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2010). Examining network factors : commitment, trust, coordination and harmony. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 25(7) pp. 487-500. [doi:10.1108/08858621011077727]
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2010). Managing Innovation Networks: A Cross-Industry Investigation of ICT and Nano-Bioscience Networks. Industrial Marketing Management, 39 pp. 793-805. [doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2009.07.002]

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Books
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Patel, F. (2014). Technology Innovation Leadership in Development: A "Middle East" (West Asia) Perspective. New York: Nova Publishers.
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2009). Innovation management : managing technology and networks. Germany: VDM Verlag.
Book chapters
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2014). The Internet of Everything: Assessing its impact on business and community. In Giselle Rampersad and Fay Patel, ed. Technology Innovation Leadership in Development: A Middle East (West Asia) Perspective. New York: Nova Publishers, pp. 1-15.
  • Fradley, K. and Rampersad, G.C. (2014). Green gems: Leading clean technology innovation networks. In Giselle Rampersad and Fay Patel, ed. Technology Innovation Leadership in Development: A Middle East (West Asia) Perspective. New York: Nova Publishers, pp. 1-19.
  • Alshardan, A., Goodwin, R. and Rampersad, G.C. (2014). Evaluating the success of ICT in SMEs in developing countries. In Giselle Rampersad and Fay Patel, ed. Technology Innovation Leadership in Development: A Middle East (West Asia) Perspective. New York: Nova Publishers, pp. 1-31.
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Patel, F. (2014). Digital innovation strategies for developing communities in the new century. In Giselle Rampersad and Fay Patel, ed. Technology Innovation Leadership in Development: A Middle East (West Asia) Perspective. New York: Nova Publishers, pp. 1-9.
  • Patel, F., Rampersad, G.C. and Sooknanan, P. (2012). Diffusing the innovation divide in international development and redressing the injustices of modernity. In F Patel, P Sooknanan, G Rampersad & A Mundkur, ed. Information Technology, Development and Social Change. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 3-15. [Link]
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2012). Empowering Communities: A Holistic Approach for Innovation. In F Patel, P Sooknanan, G Rampersad & A Mundkur, ed. Information Technology, Development and Social Change. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 24-38. [Link]
  • Rampersad, G.C., Patel, F., Sooknanan, P. and Mundkur, A. (2012). Looking Forward: Difussing Innovations and Developing Communities With Respect Dignity and Jutice. In F Patel, P Sooknanan, G Rampersad & A Mundkur, ed. Information Technology, Development and Social Change. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 139-144.
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2009). Do we need trust to get along? The influence of trust on harmony in networks. In Jacques-Marie Aurifeille, Clem Tisdell, Christopher Medlin, ed. Trust, Globalisation and Market Expansion. New York, USA: Nova Publishers, pp. 65-77.
Refereed journal articles
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Patel, F. (2014). Creativity as a desirable graduate attribute: Implications for curriculum design and employability. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 15(1) pp. 1-11. [Link]
  • Troshani, I., Rampersad, G.C. and Wickramasinghe, N. (2013). Managing SaaS risk in higher education organisations: A case study. International Journal of E-business Research, 9(2) pp. 8-23. [10.4018/jebr.2013040102]
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Troshani, I. (2013). High-speed broadband: assessing its social impact. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 113(4) pp. 541-557. [10.1108/02635571311322784]
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Jarvis, J. (2013). Developing innovation skills through work-integrated learning. Global Perspectives on Engineering Management, 2(4) pp. 165-174. [Link]
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2013). Perceptions of creativity in university-industry partnerships: A pedagogical approach. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management,
  • Plewa, C., Korff, N., Johnson, C., Macpherson, G., Baaken, T. and Rampersad, G.C. (2013). The evolution of university-industry linkages—A framework. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 30(1) pp. 21-44. [10.1016/j.jengtecman.2012.11.005]
  • Alshardan, A., Goodwin, R. and Rampersad, G.C. (2013). Measuring the benefits of IS in small organizations in developing countries. International Journal of Conceptions on Computing and Information Technology, 1(2) pp. 12-17. [Link]
  • Alshardan, A., Goodwin, R. and Rampersad, G. (2013). Measuring the benefits of IS in small organisations in Developing Countries. Untitled Journal,
  • Alghamdi, I., Goodwin, R. and Rampersad, G.C. (2013). Evaluation of Organizational E-Government Readiness in the Public Sector. International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications, 5(2) pp. 1-21. [10.4018/jesma.2013040101]
  • Alghamdi, I., Goodwin, R. and Rampersad, G. (2013). Organizational E-Goverment Readiness: An Investigation in Saudi Arabia. Industrial Management & Data System Journal,
  • Alghamdi, I., Goodwin, R. and Rampersad, G. (2013). Evaluation of Organizational E-Government Readiness in the Public Sector. International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications, 5(2) pp. 1-21.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Troshani, I. and Plewa, C. (2012). IOS adoption in innovation networks: A case study. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 112(9) pp. 1366-1382. [10.1108/02635571211278974]
  • Troshani, I., Plewa, C., Francis, A. and Rampersad, G.C. (2012). Technology adoption and performance impact in innovation domains. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 112(5) pp. 748-765. [10.1108/02635571211232316]
  • Rampersad, G.C., Plewa, C. and Troshani, I. (2012). Investigating the use of information technology in managing innovation: A case study from a university technology transfer office. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 29 pp. 3-21. [10.1016/j.jengtecman.2011.09.002]
  • Alghamdi, I.A.A., Goodwin, R.D. and Rampersad, G.C. (2011). E-Government Readiness Assessment for Government Organizations in Developing Countries. Computer and Information Science, 4(3) [10.5539/cis.v4n3p]
  • Troshani, I., Rampersad, G.C. and Plewa, C. (2011). Organisational Adoption of e-Business: The Case of an Innovation Management Tool at a University and Technology Transfer Office. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 9(3) pp. 265-282. [10.1504/IJNVO.2011.042483]
  • Troshani, I., Rampersad, G.C. and Plewa, C. (2011). Adopting Innovation Management Software in University Innovation Commercialization. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 52(2) pp. 83-92. [Link]
  • Alghamdi, I., Goodwin, R. and Rampersad, G. (2011). A Suggested E-Government Framework for Assessing Organizational E-Readiness in Developing Countries. Informatics Engineering and Information Science, 252 pp. 479-498. [Link]
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2010). Examining network factors : commitment, trust, coordination and harmony. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 25(7) pp. 487-500. [doi:10.1108/08858621011077727]
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2010). Managing Innovation Networks: A Cross-Industry Investigation of ICT and Nano-Bioscience Networks. Industrial Marketing Management, 39 pp. 793-805. [doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2009.07.002]
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2009). Developing and evaluating scales to assess innovation networks. Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 5(4) pp. 402-420. [doi:10.1504/IJTIP.2009.029378]
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2009). Management of networks involving technology transfer from public to private sector: a conceptual framework. International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 8(2/3) pp. 121-141. [doi:10.1504/IJTTC.2009.024375]
Refereed conference papers
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Troshani, I. (2013). Innovation in the digital economy: The impact of high-speed broadband on innovating SMEs. In Information Systems: Transforming the Future. Melbourne, VIC: RMIT University. 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Melbourne, VIC. Dec 2013. [Link]
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2013). Developing University-Industry Partnership for Work Integrated Learning: A Case Study. In C Lemckert, G Jenkins & S Lang-Lemckert, ed. Proceedings of AAEE2013: Work Integrated Learning - Applying Theory to Practice in Engineering Education. Brisbane, QLD: Griffith University. 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference. Gold Coast, QLD. Dec 2013. [Link]
  • Fradley, K., Rampersad, G.C. and Troshani, I. (2013). Developing Green IS through translation: The case of an environmental sustainability tool. In Information Systems: Transforming the Future. Melbourne, VIC: RMIT University. 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Melbourne, VIC. Dec 2013. [Link]
  • Fradley, K., Troshani, I., Rampersad, G.C. and De Ionno, P. (2012). An Organizing Vision Perspective on Green IS Development. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems. Atlanta, USA: Association For Information Systems. ICIS 2012. Orlando, USA. Dec 2012. [Link]
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Troshani, I. (2011). Bifocal technology adoption: A case study of a technology transfer tool. In PACIS 2011 Proceedings. Brisbane, QLD: PACIS. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) Brisbane, QLD. Jul 2011.
  • Troshani, I., Rampersad, G.C. and Wickramasinghe, N. (2011). On Cloud Nine? An Integrative Risk Management Framework for Cloud Computing. In Bled 2011 Proceedings. Slovenia: Bled Conference. 24th Bled e-Conference. Slovenia. Jun 2011, pp. 15-26. [Link]
  • Alghamdi, I.A.A., Goodwin, R.D. and Rampersad, G.C. (2011). A suggested e-government framework for assessing organizational e-readiness in developing countries. In AA Manaf, A Zeki, M Zamani, S Chuprat, E El-Qawasmeh, ed. Informatics Engineering and Information Science. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. ICIEIS International Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nov 2011, pp. 479-498. [10.1007/978-3-642-25453-6_41]
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Troshani, I. (2010). Emerging trends of ICT adoption in innovation contexts: A Network Framework. In Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) Taiwan: Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS). Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) - Service Science in Information Systems Research. Taipei Taiwan. Jul 2010, pp. 1711-1718. [Link]
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2010). Drivers of Service Innovation for 'Green' Solutions: A Conceptual Framework. In 2010 INFORMS Service Science Conference, ed. INFORMS Service Science Conference. Taiwan: 2010 INFORMS Service Science Conference. 2010 INFORMS Service Science Conference. Taiwan. Jul 2010.
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2008). Examining Key Factors for Effective Management of Innovation Networks: A Study of the ICT Industry. In 3rd International Management Conference. Cave Hill Campus, Barbados: The University of the West Indies. 3rd International Management Conference. Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. Nov 2008.
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2008). Key drivers of innovation networks. In Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference. University of Western Sydney: Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference. Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference. Sydney, NSW. Dec 2008. [Link]
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2008). Encouraging Creativity and Innovation in Developing Countries: Extending the Conceptual Framework. In 3rd International Management Conference. Cave Hill Campus, Barbados: The University of the West Indies. 3rd International Management Conference. Nov 2008.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2007). Towards More Reliable Network Scales. In Proc. Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference. New Zealand: Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference. Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Dec 2007. [Link]
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2007). Network Management of Multi-Sectoral Innovation. In Proc. 23rd Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) Conference. United Kingdom: IMP. Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) Conference. Machester Business School, Manchester.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2007). Managing Innovation Networks: An Exploratory Study. In Proc. Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference. New Zealand: Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference. Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2007). Management of Multi-sectoral Innovation Networks. In Proc. 8th International Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) Conference. Sweden: Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) Conference. Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) Conference. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Sep 2007. [Link]
Other public research outputs
  • Patel, F., Sooknanan, P., Rampersad, G.C. and Mundkur, A. (2012). Editors. Information Technology, Development and Social Change. New York, USA: Routledge.

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Professional and community engagement

Editorial Contribution
Giselle serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (JET-M), Technovation, Industrial Marketing Management (IMM) the International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC) and the Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (ANZMAC). She has editted two books which have been published by Routledge and Nova Publishers, New York.

Professional memberships

Giselle is a member of the Association for Information Systems.

Expertise for media contact

  • Innovation including innovation and technology management and policy; technology adoption; commercialization of technological innovation and technology transfer; service innovation; inter-organizational relationships and networks and innovation networks in biotechnology, nanotechnology, ICT, and clean technologies.

Further information

Her consultation hours are on Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Room IST338.



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