UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Stephen Wingreen

Department of Accounting and Information Systems

Fields of Research

  • Social media
  • Technology and culture
  • Information privacy and ethics
  • Virtual currency, Bitcoin, and blockchain
  • Information system governance
  • Virtual teams
  • Electronic commerce trust
  • Concourse Theory, Q-methodology, and Q-sort
  • Decision sciences and decision making
  • Information technology professionals

Researcher Summary

Dr. Wingreen pursues scholarly interests in the fields of social media, virtual teams, technology and culture, information privacy and ethics, information system resilience, information technology professionals, applications of Q-methodology and Concourse Theory in the decision sciences, and occasional topics on electronic commerce trust, and enterprise systems.  His research has appeared in Information Systems Journal, Human Resource Management, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, and Electronic Markets, to name a few.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Groups

Future Research

  • Technology and Culture
  • Information Privacy and Ethics
  • Social Media
  • Virtual Teams
  • IS Governance
  • Virtual Currency, Bitcoin, and Blockchain
  • ICT workforce
  • ICT professionals
  • Concourse Theory, Q-methodology, and the decision sciences
  • Electronic commerce trust

Key Methodologies

  • Concourse Theory, Q-methodology, and Q-sort
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Empirical field studies
  • Multivariate statistical methods

Student Supervision

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    Current
  • PhD - Mazey N: Initial trust in emerging technologies and the effect of threats to privacy
  • PhD - Photchamarn PN: "Agency Theory and information exchange in organizations: effects of Locus of Control of Information, and individualism/collectivism
  • PhD - Sarkar A: Role of human resource management practice for information systems resilience
  • Completed
  • PhD - Gupta H: Social media usage and its effect on virtual team dynamics: A transactive memory systems approach (2016)
  • Masters - Douglas R: Quantitative materiality disclosure and the impact on investor decision making and perceptions of audit quality (2017)
  • Masters - Hancock N: Symbols of Recovery – The Impact of Earthquake Images on Vigilance How post-earthquake recovery images affect performance in the Christchurch population, four years later (2015)
  • Masters - Sarkar A: Organisational information systems resilience : a Q-methodology approach (2016)
  • Honours - Bastida R: How Can Blogs Improve the Performance of Virtual Teams? (2012)

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Journal Articles
  • Bastida R., Gupta H. and Wingreen SC. (2017) Exploring blog usage in virtual teams: Discovering social media utility. Journal of Information Technology Management 28(1-2): 15-27.
  • Hancock NJ., de Joux NR., Wingreen SC., Kemp S., Thomas J. and Helton WS. (2017) Positive post-disaster images: A daydream machine? British Journal of Psychology 108(3): 528-543. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjop.12213.
  • Wingreen SC. and Blanton JE. (2017) IT professionals’ person-organization fit with IT training and development priorities. Information Systems Journal http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12135.
  • Wingreen SC., LeRouge CM. and Nelson AC. (2017) Managing IT employee attitudes that lead to turnover: integrating a person-job fit perspective (forthcoming in 2017). International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals 8(1): 25-41. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/IJHCITP.2017010102.
  • Domino MA., Wingreen SC. and Blanton JE. (2015) Social Cognitive Theory: The Antecedents and Effects of Ethical Climate Fit on Organizational Attitudes of Corporate Accounting Professionals-A Reflection of Client Narcissism and Fraud Attitude Risk. Journal of Business Ethics 131(2): 453-467. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-014-2210-z.
  • Wingreen SC. and Moorman MO. (2011) An assessment of the reasons for non-completion in online learning programs. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning 8(12): 3-17.
  • Klaus T., Wingreen SC. and Blanton JE. (2010) Resistant groups in enterprise system implementations: a Q-methodology examination. Journal of Information Technology 25(1): 91-106. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jit.2009.7.
  • Lee CK. and Wingreen SC. (2010) Transferability of knowledge, skills, and abilities along IT career paths: an Agency Theory perspective. Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce 20(1): 23-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10919390903482382.
  • Harris M., Klaus T., Blanton JE. and Wingreen SC. (2009) Job security and other employment considerations as predictors of the organizational attitudes of IT professionals. International Journal of Global Management Studies 1(1): 32-45.
  • Wingreen SC., LeRouge C. and Blanton JE. (2009) Structuring training for IT professionals and the firm: An application of the Q-methodology. International Journal of Global Management Studies 1(1): 53-67.
  • Wingreen SC. and Blanton JE. (2007) A social cognitive interpretation of person-organization fitting: The maintenance and development of professional technical competency. Human Resource Management 46(4): 631-650. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrm.20185.
  • Wingreen SC. and Baglione SL. (2005) Untangling the Antecedents and Covariates of E‐Commerce Trust: Institutional Trust vs. Knowledge‐Based Trust. Electronic Markets 15(3): 246-260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10196780500209010.
Conference Contributions - Published
  • Geiger M., Waizenegger L., Remus U. and Wingreen SC. (2016) From pragmatist to passenger - a Q-methodological study of connectivity types. Istanbul, Turkey: European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016), 12-15 Jun 2016.
  • Sarkar A., Wingreen SC. and Ascroft J. (2016) Governing information systems resilience: a case study. Krakow, Poland: European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems 2016 (EMCIS2016), 23-24 Jun 2016.
  • Sarkar A., Wingreen SC. and Ascroft J. (2016) Top management team decision priorities to drive IS resilience: lessons from Jade Software Corporation. San Diego, CA, USA: 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2016), 11-14 Aug 2016. (in press)
  • Gupta H. and Wingreen SC. (2015) Examining the effect of social media tools on virtual team conflicts: a process model. Singapore: 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2015), 5-9 Jul 2015.
  • Martin G., Gupta H., Wingreen SC. and Mills A. (2015) An Analysis of Personal Information Privacy Concerns Using Q-Methodology. Adelaide, Australia: 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), 30 Nov-4 Dec 2015.
  • Sarkar A. and Wingreen S. (2015) How CEOs of the small firms make decisions to ensure information systems resilience? In Proceedings of the European Conference on IS Management and Evaluation, ECIME 2015-January: 188-197.
  • Gupta H. and Wingreen SC. (2014) Understanding the Effect of Social Media Tools on Organisational Virtual Team Dynamics. Auckland, New Zealand: Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2014), 8-10 Dec 2014.
  • Gupta H. and Wingreen SC. (2014) Understanding the mediating role of social media in virtual team conflicts. Chengdu, China: Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), 24-28 Jun 2014.
  • Mahdavian M., Gupta H. and Wingreen SC. (2014) An Investigation into Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation Success: Evidence from Private and Public Sector Organizations. Chengdu, China: Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), 24-28 Jun 2014.
  • Soltani S., Elkhani N., Gupta H. and Wingreen SC. (2014) Does organizational identification lead to user involvement? Chengdu, China: Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), 24-28 Jun 2014.
  • Bastida R., Gupta H. and Wingreen SC. (2013) A comparative study of the effect of blogs and email on virtual team performance. Jeju Island, Korea: Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2013, 18-22 Jun 2013.
  • Gupta H., Wingreen SC. and Nesbit TR. (2013) Social Media Usage and its Effect on Virtual Team Dynamics and Performance. Auckland, New Zealand: 2013 New Zealand Information Systems Doctoral Consortium (NZISDC 2013), 26-27 Jul 2013.
  • Sarkar A. and Wingreen SC. (2013) How IS resilient are our SMEs in Post-Earthquake Christchurch: A Q-Methodology Approach. Brussels, Belgium: 8th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE 2013), 19-20 Sep 2013.
  • Sarkar A., Wingreen SC. and Cragg P. (2013) Organisational IS Resilience: a pilot study using Q-methodology. Melbourne, Australia: 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2013), 4-6 Dec 2013.
  • Wingreen SC., Baglione SL. and Storholm GR. (2012) Transfer of electronic commerce trust between brick-and-mortar and online business environments. Geelong, Australia: 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), 3-5 Dec 2012. In Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012: 1-12.
  • Wingreen SC., Tennant V., Nesbit T. and Moorman M. (2012) Enhancing student retention in online courses: Fact or folly? Christchurch, New Zealand: 25th Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ), 10-12 Oct 2012.
  • Harris M., Klaus T., Wingreen SC., Domino M., LeRouge C., Newton S. and Blanton JE. (2009) The effects of job security and other employment considerations on the organizational attitudes of IT professionals. Limerick, Ireland: SIGMIS-CPR '09 2009 Computer Personnel Research Conference, 28-30 May 2009. In Proceedings of the special interest group on management information system's 47th annual conference on Computer personnel research: 85-90.
  • Wingreen SC. and Lomerson WL. (2009) Improving End User Value in Information Technology Projects: Exploring the Benefits of Q-sort Analysis. Atlanta, GA, USA: 12th Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS), 12-14 Mar 2009. In 2009 Proceedings Twelfth Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS): 122-127.
  • Klaus T., Wingreen SC. and Blanton JE. (2007) Examining user resistance and management strategies in enterprise system implementations. St Louis, MO, USA: 2007 ACM SIGMIS CPR conference on Computer personnel research, 19-21 Apr 2007. In Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS CPR conference on Computer personnel research: 55-62.
  • Newton SK., Blanton JE. and Wingreen SC. (2007) Exploring the characteristics of an IT professional's employment arrangement. Saint Louis, MO, USA: 2007 ACM SIGMIS CPR conference on Computer personnel research, 19-21 Apr 2007. In 2007 Computer Personnel Doctoral Consortium and Research Conference: 1-8.
  • Wingreen SC. and Blanton JE. (2006) A q-methodological study of IT professionals' person-organization fit for training and development: research-in-progress. Pomona, CA, USA: 2006 ACM SIGMIS CPR conference on computer personnel research, 13-15 Apr 2006. In Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGMIS CPR conference on computer personnel research: 158-163.
  • Newton SK., Wingreen SC. and Blanton JE. (2005) Alternative employment arrangements contribute to organizational citizenship and innovative work, or not: information technology professional's psychological contract will tell. Atlanta, GA, USA: ACM SIGCPR/SIGMIS 2005 Computer Personnel Research Conference, 1 Jan 2005. In Proceedings of the 2005 ACM SIGMIS CPR conference on Computer personnel research: 62-66.
  • Wingreen SC., Blanton JE., Newton SK. and Domino M. (2005) Assessing the IT training and development climate: an application of the Q-methodology. Atlanta, GA, USA: ACM SIGCPR/SIGMIS 2005 Computer Personnel Research Conference, 14 Apr 2005. In Proceedings of the 2005 ACM SIGMIS CPR conference on Computer personnel research: 12-23.
  • Baglione SL., Nastanski M., Bal B. and Wingreen SC. (2004) Determinants of trust in an online vendor and trust in a web site. Chattanooga, TN, USA: 2004 Atlantic Marketing Association Annual Meeting, 1 Jan 2004. In 2004 Atlantic Marketing Association Annual Meeting
  • Klaus T., Harris M., Wingreen SC. and Blanton JE. (2004) Using Distributive Justice Theory to examine job stability outcomes of IT professionals during a down labor market. New York, NY, USA: Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2004), 1 Jan 2004. In AMCIS 2004 Proceedings
  • Newton SK., Wingreen SC. and Blanton JE. (2004) The impact of organizational ethical climate fit on information technology professional's job satisfaction and organizational commitment research in progress. Tucson, AZ, USA: Proceedings of the 2004 SIGMIS conference on Computer personnel research: Careers, culture, and ethics in a networked environment (SIGMIS CPR '04), 22 Mar 2004.
  • Wingreen SC., Blanton JE., Kittner ML. and Fentriss RA. (2003) Toward a social cognitive basis for the IT professional's person-organization fit. Research-in-progress. Philadelphia, PA, USA: ACM SIGCPR/SIGMIS 2003 Computer Personnel Research Conference, 10 Apr 2003. In Proceedings of the 2003 SIGMIS conference on Computer personnel research: Freedom in Philadelphia-leveraging differences and diversity in the IT workforce: 179-182.
  • Trimmer K., Wingreen SC. and Blanton JE. (2002) The effect of team diversity on the performance of IS Teams. San Diego, CA, USA: 2002 Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Conference, 23 Nov 2002. In 2002 Decision Sciences Institute Conference Proceedings
  • Wingreen SC., Blanton JE. and Kittner ML. (2002) The relationship between IT professionals' individual factors, training climate fit, and turnover intentions: research-in-progress. Kristiansand, Norway: SIG Computer Personnel Research Conference 2002, 13 May 2002. In Proceedings of the 2002 ACM SIGCPR conference on Computer personnel research: 163-166.
  • Bal B., Moorman MO. and Wingreen SC. (2001) An analysis of reasons for non-completion in alternative delivery courses. Myrtle Beach, SC, USA: 2001 Computers on Campus Conference, 11 Nov 2001.
  • Wingreen SC. and Blanton JE. (2001) Locus of Control: A Framework for Use in the Field of Information Systems. Boston, MA, USA: 2001 American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2001), 1 Jan 2001. In AMCIS 2011 Proceedings
  • Bal B., Moorman MO. and Wingreen SC. (2000) Non-completion in alternative delivery courses: a comparative study. Myrtle Beach, SC, USA: 2000 Computers on Campus Conference, 12 Nov 2000. In 2000 Computers on Campus National Conference Proceedings
  • Blanton JE., Wingreen SC. and Schambach T. (2000) Relationships between personal demographics and motivation of information technology professionals to participate in professional development: research-in-progress. Chicago, IL USA: Special Interest Group on Computer Personnel Research Annual Conference (SIGCPR'00), 6 Apr 2000. In Proceedings of the 2000 ACM SIGCPR conference on Computer personnel research: 171-173.
  • Wingreen SC., Blanton JE. and Schambach TP. (2000) Locus of control, achievement need and self-efficacy as determinants of the motivation of information technology professionals to participate in professional development. Orlando, FL, USA: Proceedings of the 2000 Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 18 Nov 2000. In Proceedings of the 2000 Decision Sciences Institute Conference
Conference Contributions - Other
  • Wingreen SC., Lawton D. and Moorman MO. (2010) An analysis of reasons for non-completion in online learning programs. Montgomery, AL, USA: Troy University Business Research Symposium, 1 Jan 2010
  • Wingreen SC., LeRouge C. and Blanton JE. (2007) Order from chaos: structuring IT training for IT professionals and the firm. Keystone, CO, USA: Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2007), 9-12 Aug 2007
  • Wingreen SC. and Douglas M. (2003) Q-sorting the information technology training climate. Seattle, WA, USA: International Symposium on Research Methods (ISRM 2003), 1 Jan 2003
  • Moorman MO. and Wingreen SC. (2002) An experiment in person-organization fit - experiment outline and initial results. North Myrtle Beach, SC, USA: 2002 Computers on Campus Conference National Conference, 1 Jan 2002
  • Wingreen SC. (2002) Hierarchical linear models for organizational research. Dallas, TX, USA: International Symposium on Research Methods (ISRM 2002), 1 Jan 2002
  • Wingreen SC. (2001) An interpretivist view of the relationships between the IT professional's person-organization training climate fit, ethical culture fit, compensation fit, and employee turnover and retention. New Orleans, LA, USA: IFIP 8.2 Working Group on Information Systems in Organizations: Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) 2001 Workshop, 16 Dec 2001
Chapters
  • Wingreen SC. (2002) Decision Support Systems. In Moorman MO; Bal BS; Wingreen SC (Ed.), Introduction to Computer Information Systems: 154pp. Mason: Thomson Custom Publishing.
  • Wingreen SC. (2002) Electronic Commerce. In Moorman MO; Bal BS; Wingreen SC (Ed.), Introduction to Computer Information Systems: 154pp. Mason: Thomson Custom Publishing.
  • Wingreen SC. (2002) Networks and Telecommunications. In Moorman MO (Ed.), Introduction to Computer Information SystemsCourse Technology (private press).