Academic Profile

Damien Joseph is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). His 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 IT work, compensation, competencies, career, and culture. 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 management information systems (MIS) discipline and in the management discipline. He has published in MIS 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 journals such as management journals: Human Relations and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Damien is a regular participant at major international conferences where his research has won the best paper awards.

Damien holds the appointment of Associate Dean (Undergraduate Academics). His teaching interests are focused on developing business analytic skills in undergraduates 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, and business analytics consulting. He also led the design and implementation of the Business Analytics Work-Study Programme (BA WSP). 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. Damien has received multiple 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 and an ISACA certified IS auditor.
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Assoc Prof Damien Joseph
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Academic)
Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Information Technology & Operations Management

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.
  • The Role Of Career Interventions In Entry And Persistence In IT Careers
  • Setor T. and Joseph D. When Agile Means Staying: Examining the Relationship Between Agile Development Usage and Individual IT Professional Outcomes. Journal of Computer Information Systems 2022 (62:1) 186-195.

  • Maier C., Laumer S., Joseph D., Mattke J. and Weitzel T. Turnback Intention: An Analysis of the Drivers of IT Professionals’ Intention to Return to a Former Employer. MIS Quarterly 2021 (45:4) 1777 - 1806.

  • Setor T. and Joseph D. College-Based Career Interventions: Raising IT Employability and Persistence in Early Careers of IT Professionals. Journal Information Systems Education 2021 (32:4) 262 – 273.

  • Setor T. and Joseph D. (2021). Prototypical Career Paths in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Geographic Locations in the United States. Human Relations, 2021 (74:10) pp 1572-1603.

  • Karimikia, H., Singh, H. and Joseph, D. Negative Outcomes of ICT Use at Work: Meta-Analytic Evidence and the role of Job Autonomy. Internet Research, 2021, (39:1), pp. 159-190.

  • Shan W, Keller JW, and Joseph D. Are Men Better Negotiators Everywhere? A Meta-Analytical Review of Gender Difference in Negotiation Performance in Different Cultures. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2019, (40:6) pp. 605-778.

  • Wiesche M., Joseph D., Thatcher J., Gu B., and Krcmar H. IT Workforce. MISQ Research Curation. Ashley Bush and Arun Rai, Eds., June 21, 2019 (updated Dec 2020).

  • Das A, Singh H, and Joseph D. Longitudinal Study of e-Government Maturity. Information and Management, 2017 (54:4) pp. 415-526.

  • Joseph D, Ang S, and Slaughter S. Turnover or Turnaway? Competing Risks Analysis of Male and Female IT Professionals’ Job Mobility and Relative Pay Gap. Information Systems Research, 2015 (26:1) pp 145-164.

  • Joseph D, Boh WF, Ang S, and Slaughter S. Career Paths Less (or More) Traveled: A Sequence Analysis of IT Career Histories, Mobility Patterns and Career Success. MIS Quarterly, 2012 (36:2) June, pp 427-452.

  • Joseph D, Tan ML and Ang S. Is Updating Play or Work? The Mediating Role of Updating Orientations in the Threat of Professional Obsolescence – Mobility Intentions Link. International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics, 2011 (1:4) September, pp 37-47.

  • Joseph D, Ang S, Chiang R, and Slaughter S. Practical Intelligence in IT: Assessing Soft Skills of IT Professionals. Communications of the ACM, 2010 (53:2) February, pp 149-154.

  • Singh H, Das A and Joseph D. Country-Level Determinants of e-Government Maturity. Communications of the AIS, 2007 (20), pp 632-648.

  • Joseph D, Ng KY, Koh C, and Ang S. The Turnover of IT Professionals: A Qualitative Review, Meta-Analytic Structural Equation Modeling (MASEM), and Theory Building. MIS Quarterly, 2007 (31:3) September, pp 547-577.