A/PROF Sherah Kurnia

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 is an Associate Professor at the School of Computing and Information Systems, the University of Melbourne, Australia. She completed her PhD in inter-organizational information system adoption from Monash University, Australia. She is currently teaching Enterprise Systems, Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce and Enterprise Architecture Applications. Her research areas include electronic commerce, inter-organizational information systems, mobile commerce and social technologies, supply chain management, sustainability, strategic IT decision making and enterprise architecture. Dr. Kurnia has over 150 publications and have published in various journals including Information and Management, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Business Research, and International Journal of Supply Chain. She has won six Best Paper Awards from leading Information Systems conferences. She is currently an Associate Editor for Information and Management Journal.   


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. Jay Jeong, The Psychological Contract and its Impact on Interpersonal Relationship Quality in IT Outsourcing, PhD, 2019 Principal supervisor with Prof Danny Samson and Dr Sara Cullen as co-supervisors 2. Buddhika Mannaperuma, Impact of Business Environmental Uncertainty and Supply Network Characteristics on Performance of Business Organisations, PhD, 2019 Co-supervisor with Prof Prakash Singh and A/Prof William Ho. 3. Mohammed Alrokayan, Understanding How Cloud Computing Enables Business Model Innovation in Start-Up Companies, 2018 Co-supervisor with Dr Wally Smith 4. Nazik Alturki, Exploring the Role of IT to Support Nursing Handovers in Clinical Settings, PhD, 2016 Co-supervisor, with Dr Bosua 5. 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 6. Suraya Hamid, The Use of Online Social Networking (OSN) for Higher Education, PhD, 2013 Co-supervisor, with A/Prof Chang and Dr Waycott 7. 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 8. Yousuf AlHinai, The Adoption of Advanced Mobile Commerce Services by Individuals, PhD, 2009 Principal supervisor, with Dr Stephen Smith 9. Mazen Ali, Understanding Interorganisational Systems (IOS) Adoption Maturity: A Dyadic Approach, PhD, 2009 Principal supervisor, with Prof Shanks 10. Mohammad Al-Zawati, Enterprise Architecture Service Provision in Public Sector, Master Thesis, 2018 Sole Supervisor. 11. Tri Cahyo Edi, Strategic IT Decision Making: Case of Queensland Health Payroll System Implementation, Master Thesis, 2017 Sole Supervisor. 12. Mohammad Baharuddin Jusuf, Understanding the Benefits and Success Factors of Enterprise Architecture Implementation, Master Thes