Associate Professor Stuart Dillon

Stuart Dillon

Head of School of Management & Marketing


E-commerce; Social Networks; Technology; Web

Digital Business; Cloud Computing; Beacons; Contemporary Technologies, Mobile Commerce; IT Consumerisation; Electronic Government; IT Project Management, Wearables, Grounded Theory

Qualifications: BSc, PGDipMgtSys, MMS, PhD Waikato

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB2.32G
Phone: +64 7 838 4234
Fax: +64 7 838 4270

Papers Taught

About Stuart

Associate Professor Stuart Dillon is the Head of the School of Management & Marketing, within the Waikato Management School.  Most of Stuart's teaching and research is in the broad area of emerging digital business technologies.  In particular, he explores how business adopts contemporary technologies and the impact such adoption has on them.

Current projects include behavioural competencies of IT Project Managers, Beacons, Data Curation as a Service, and Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloud Computing. He has published in leading journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of Global Information Management, International Journal of Project Management, and Scientometrics. The Department is the sole New Zealand member of the European Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) and Stuart collaborates with number of researchers from other ERCIS members, in particular from the University of Münster


Much of Stuart's research is qualitative and he has a particular interest in interpretative approaches - especially Grounded Theory. He is willing to consider quality proposals from prospective PhD students aligned with his research interests and methods.

Research Supervised

Current PhD Supervision

  • Heidi Lu “An Exploration of Cloud-based Technologies in Enhancing Emergency Management Capabilities”
  • Arafat Alshawaf "The Use of Social Networking Technologies for Home-Based Business: The Case of Saudi Arabian Female Entrepreneurs"
  • Dannie Jefferies "The Role of Gamification for Enhancing Health Outcomes"

Past PhD Supervision

  • Bridget Sheffer (2018) “Innovation-to-Internationalization: Small and medium cloud-based software firms’ communication strategies and needs”
  • Debashish Mandal (2015) “Social Media Adoption By Micro Businesses”
  • Said Al Saifi (2014) “The Nature of the Relationships between Social Networks, Interpersonal trust, Management Support, and Knowledge Sharing”
  • Hamed Al Namani (2014) “A Multi-Level Technology Acceptance, Adoption, and Implementation Model for Achieving Government –Citizen Dialogue”
  • Jihong Chen (2010) “Exploring Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Building at Offshore Technical Support Centers”
  • Chansit Siritanachot (2008) “The Impact of Intervential Change Techniques, on an Internet Banking Cross-functional Team”
  • Frank Hung (2006) “Supporting Organisational Critical Activities from Websites”

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  • Dillon, S., Rastrick, K., Stahl, F., & Vossen, G. (2018). Using the web while offline: A case comparison. In A. Elci (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Contemporary Perspectives on Web-Based Systems (pp. 108-124). IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-5384-7.ch006

  • Mandal, D., McQueen, R., Dillon, S. M., & Rastrick, K. (2017). The influence of small enterprise owner personality traits on Facebook use. Small Enterprise Research, 24(2), 120-131. doi:10.1080/13215906.2017.1338194

  • Vossen, G., Dillon, S., Schomm, F., & Stahl, F. (2017). A classification framework for beacon applications. Open Journal of Internet Things (OJIOT), 3(1), 11 pages.

  • Saghafi, H., McQueen, R., Dillon, S., & Wang, W. (2017). A critical hermeneutics analysis of SME ERP implementation project management practices. In ACIS2017 Conference Proceeding (pp. 10 pages). Conference held University of Tasmania. Hobart, Australia: University of Tasmania.

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