Management Analytics and Decision Making

The Management Analytics and Decision Making (MAD) group is a research group at the Massey Business School based in the discipline of  information and knowledge management.

The core focus of their research is to understand the human dimension of community and business computing; the adoption and diffusion of technology within society and the effect of the digital divide.

Below is a membership list for the group. You can find more in-depth information (including a list of research publications) at the MAD website.

The MAD men and women

  • Dr Hamed Jafarzadeh

    Dr Hamed Jafarzadeh

    Senior Lecturer - School of Management

    I am a senior lecturer in the School of Management of Massey Business School, with background in, and focus on, Information Systems (IS). My current research interests include systems and software development with focus on agile approaches, business process management (BPM), text mining and sentiment analysis, and the role of behavioral traits in IT/IS adoption e.g., IT mindfulness.  

  • Prof David Pauleen

    Prof David Pauleen

    Professor in Technology Management - School of Management

    David J. Pauleen (PhD) is a professor in the School of Management, Massey University, Albany, New Zealand. Long-term research interests include emerging and virtual work practices, knowledge management, and more recently, the role of  wisdom in management. His work has appeared in such journals as the Journal of Management Information Systems, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics,  Journal of Knowledge Management, and the Journal of Information Technology. He is also (co-) editor of four books and co-author of the book, Wisdom, Analytics and Wicked Problems: Integral Decisionmaking for the Data Age (2018).

  • Dr Kasuni Weerasinghe

    Dr Kasuni Weerasinghe

    Lecturer in Management Information Systems - School of Management

    I am a Lecturer in the School of Management teaching and researching mainly in the field of technology management and use. I teach a number of papers relating to the Organisational Technology Management (OTM) major and undergraduate level and postgraduate level. I'm a member of the Management Analytics and Decision-making (MAD) research group.

Massey PhD Student members

  • Simone Gressel
  • Kasuni Weerasinghe
  • Yi-Mei Huang
  • Thi Thanh Hoa Nguyen
  • Melika Soleimani

Associate Members

  • Professor Dursun Delen - Management Science and Information Systems, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
  • Dr. Asil Oztekin - Operations and Information Systems, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Dr. Ali Coskun - Department of Management, Bogazici University
  • Dr. Mustafa Hayri Tongarlak - Department of Management, Bogazici University