Peter B. Seddon is an Honorary Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne, Australia. The University of Melbourne is one of Australia’s top-ranked universities, and was ranked 40th in the world by the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings for 2016.
Peter retired at the end of 2013. Prior to that, he was a full-time member of academic staff at the University from 1976. He was a member of the Department of Accounting for 20 years, then a member of the Department of Information Systems (now School of Computing and Information Systems) for the next 18 years.
His major research interests are in the areas of evaluating information-systems success, packaged enterprise-application software, IT management, IT outsourcing, business analytics, IS research methodology, and accounting information systems.
During his career, Peter was (a) a Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly—arguably the world’s top Information Systems research journal—from 2005-2008, (b) Program Co-Chair for the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2011, and (c) the elected representative for the Asia-Pacific region for the Association for Information Systems council in 2009-10. He has reviewed for, and been on the editorial boards of, many Information Systems journals. He has also been on conference committees for many major IS conferences, and supervised and examined many PhDs. In 2013, he was co-chair of the ICIS 2013 Doctoral Consortium in Milan in December. ICIS is the world's top Information Systems conference.
Research-wise, in mid 2017, Peter had a Google-Scholar H-index of 36, over 2,000 citations to his most cited paper (on IS success measurement), and in total, over 9,000 citations to his work. His publications include a paper on factors affecting benefits from enterprise systems, in MIS Quarterly, in 2010, a paper on Enterprise Architecture in Communications of