Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Damien Joseph
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education), College of Business (Nanyang Business School)
Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Information Technology & Operations Management
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education), College of Business (NBS)
Damien Joseph is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) at the College of Business (Nanyang Business School), where he also holds the appointment of Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education).

Damien's research seeks to understand why and how IT professionals, and more generally workers, sustain themselves in the course of their work and their careers. Specifically, his research interests are in examining themes relating to the nature of work, compensation, competencies, career, and job mobility. Underlying these themes of research is the contextual influence of subjective and objective cultures.

Damien's research has been published in top international journals in the information systems (IS) discipline and in the management discipline. He has published in IS journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM, Information and Management, and Communications of the AIS. In addition, he has also published in management journals such as Human Relations and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Damien regularly participates at major international conferences where his research has won the best paper awards.

His teaching interests are focused on developing business analytic skills in undergraduates and postgraduates, and advanced research method skills in Ph.D. candidates. In the undergraduate programme, Damien has taught a wide variety of courses including technological innovations and developments, systems analysis and design, designing and developing databases, business analytics consulting, and storytelling with data visualizations. In the Nanyang Ph.D. programme, Damien teaches an advanced research methods course on meta-analysis. As a known expert in this research methodology, he has been invited by universities to conduct research methods courses for faculty and Ph.D. candidates. He led the design and implementation of the SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree programme in the Bachelor of Business (Business Analytics). As Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education, he is leading the transformation of undergraduate business school education through interdisciplinary, collaborative, and experiential learning. Damien has received several school and departmental teaching awards.

Damien has extensively consulted with major local and international organizations, including the Housing Development Board, Singapore Airlines, Singapore IT Dispute Resolution Committee, Center for Creative Leadership (Greensboro, NC), and International Labor Organization (Geneva). Damien’s IT professional experiences are in intelligent systems development, systems integration, and end-user computing. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society, an ISACA certified IS auditor, and a Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner.

Damien volunteers as a Board Member with the Archdiocesan Commission of Migrants and Itinerant People (ACMI) and as Chair of its Infrastructure Sub-Committee.
His research interests are in the management of high-technology professionals, specifically examining issues relating to career, compensation, competencies, culture, and the nature of work.
  • Analysing Workers' Physical and Social Characterisations of AI
  • Skillsets Mapping for Future-Ready Seniors: Comparative Investigations within Air Transport Sector
Nanyang Education Award (School) 2020

Nanyang Business School Research Excellence Award (ITOM): 2010, 2020

Association for Computing Machinery SIGMIS CPR Conference Magid Igbaria Outstanding Conference Paper of the Year Award: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

Nanyang Business School Teaching Excellence Award (ITOM Division): 2008, 2011, 2019

Academy of Management Careers Division's Michael Driver Best Applied Paper Award, 2018
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society
Courses Taught
AB1401 - Technological Innovations & Developments
AN6901 - Storytelling Through Data Visualization
BC3406 - Business Analytics Consulting
BR7531 - Advanced Research Methods: (Meta-Analysis)