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Prof David Pauleen PhD Information Management, Oriental Languages

Associate Professor in Business Information Systems

School of Management

David J. Pauleen (PhD) is an associate professor in the School of Management at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand. His current research speciality revolves around wisdom in management and in particular offering critical commentary on information system’s research and practice. Continuing areas of research expertise include personal knowledge management, knowledge management, cross-cultural management, emerging work practices, virtual team leadership dynamics, communication and technology, and grounded theory method. Leadership in all these areas is evidenced by numerous publications, excellent reviews, frequent invitations to examine PhDs, and a consistently high PhD supervision load.

His work has appeared in numerous journals including A/A* journals such as: Industrial Marketing Management (2016), Journal of Business Ethics (2013), Behavior and Information Technology (2012), International Journal of Production Research (2010), Communications of the AIS (2015, 2006), Sloan Management Review (2005), Journal of Management Information Systems (2003-04), and Journal of Information Technology (2001).

 He is also editor of the books, Virtual Teams: Projects, Protocols and Processes (2004) and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Knowledge Management (2007), and co-editor of Personal Knowledge Management: Individual, Organizational and Social Perspectives (2010) and Handbook of Practical Wisdom: Leadership, Organization and Integral Business Practice (2013). He is co-authoring the book, Wisdom, Analytics and Wicked Problems: integral decision-making in the information age (2017) and is the co-editor of the Gower's Practical Wisdom in Leadership and Organization Series. 


David J. Pauleen (PhD) is an associate professor in the School of Management, Massey University, Albany, New Zealand. Current research issues interests include emerging work practices, personal knowledge management, cross-cultural information and knowledge management, virtual team leadership, dynamics, communication and technology, 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, most recently A Handbook of Practical Wisdom (2013).

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  • PhD - Victoria University of Wellington (2001)
  • BA - University of California, Berkeley (1981)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Emerging Work Practices

Wisdom in Management Practice

Knowledge Management

Personal Knowledge Management

Virtual Teams


21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence) (150301): Business Information Systems (150302): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Information And Computing Sciences (080000): Information Systems (080600): Information Systems Management (080609):
Innovation and Technology Management (150307): International Business (150308)


Emerging Work Practices

Wisdom in Management Practice

Knowledge Management

Personal Knowledge Management

Virtual Teams

Grounded Theory

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs


Pauleen, DJ., & Wang, WYC. (2017). Does big data mean big knowledge? KM perspectives on big data and analytics. Journal of Knowledge Management. 21(1), 1-6
[Journal article]Authored by: Pauleen, D.
pauleen, D., Dalal, N., Intezari Harsini, A., Rooney, D., & Wang, W. (2015). In bed with technology? peril promise and prudence. Communications of the Association for Information Systems. 37(2015)(1), 783-796
[Journal article]Authored by: Intezari Harsini, A., Pauleen, D.
Küpers, WM., & Pauleen, D. (2015). Learning wisdom: Embodied and artful approaches to management education. Scandinavian Journal of Management. 31(4), 493-500
[Journal article]Authored by: Pauleen, D.
Intezari, A., & Pauleen, DJ. (2014). Management Wisdom in Perspective: Are You Virtuous Enough to Succeed in Volatile Times?. Journal of Business Ethics. 120(3), 393-404
[Journal article]Authored by: Intezari Harsini, A., Pauleen, D.
Cao, L., Pauleen, D., & Bathurst, R. (2012). Social support network and use of SNSs among Chinese international students: An exploratory study in New Zealand. Information Engineering Letters. 2(4), 29-37 Retrieved from
[Journal article]Authored by: Pauleen, D.
Pauleen, DJ. (2003). An Inductively Derived Model of Leader-Initiated Relationship Building with Virtual Team Members. Journal of Management Information Systems. 20(3), 227-256
[Journal article]Authored by: Pauleen, D.
Pauleen, DJ., & Yoong, P. (2001). Relationship building and the use of ICT in boundary-crossing virtual teams: A facilitator's perspective. Journal of Information Technology. 16(4), 205-220
[Journal article]Authored by: Pauleen, D.


Pauleen, ., Taskin, N., & Intezari, A. (2017). Technology, Temporality and Offroaders. Americas Conference on Information Systems. : Americas Conference on Information Systems
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Intezari Harsini, A., Pauleen, D., Taskin, N.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 5 1
CoSupervisor 1 0


Knowledge management

International Business

Virtual Workplace

Qualitative Research Methods

Cross-cultural Management

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Thi Thanh Hoa Nguyen - PhD
    Supply Chain Visibility and Its Linkage to Decision-making Improvement: An Exploratory Study in the New Zealand Supply Chain Context.
  • Kasuni Wannitilake Mudiyanselage - PhD
    Exploring the Effect of Big Data on Business-IT Alignment in the New Zealand Healthcare Sector: A Socio-Cognitive Approach
  • Yi-Mei Huang - PhD
    The influence of personal knowledge management on individual decision making in healthcare medical treatment
  • Fahad Alammar - PhD
    How do professional diplomats understand business diplomacy? And what knowledge, skills and practices do diplomats possess that can be of use in business diplomacy?
  • Simone Gressel - PhD
    Advanced Analytics and Decision Making: An Exploration of the Roles of Advanced Analytics and Human Judgement

CoSupervisor of:

  • Paul Wilkinson - PhD
    The applicability of complex adaptive systems thinking and related models to quality systems

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

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