Defining and Measuring Analytics Value

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PhD Scholarship Applications now open!

Deadline 24 October 2021

For January or April 2022 start

 

About the Project

Investments in data analytics technology are still growing strongly around the world. The 2019 SIM IT Trends and Issues study rated analytics technologies as the largest IT investment decision for companies for the last 10 years. While existing industry reports and preliminary information systems research highlight the strategic role of data in creating strategic value for organizations, much of the research in this area is anecdotal, without systematic understanding of value creation mechanisms and rigorous measurement approaches to gauge the value that can be solely attributed to data assets and capabilities.  

This project, in collaboration with the highly successful Brisbane-based analytics startup, Aginic, will examine the strategic processes and outcomes of data-driven value creation, and will answer two intertwined research questions: What are the mechanisms of data-driven value creation and capture in contemporary organizational contexts? And how can organizations capture and objectively measure analytics-driven value?

 

About the Candidate

The ARC Training Centre for Information Resilience (CIRES) invites highly motivated and committed candidates to apply for a fully funded PhD position focused on value creation from data and analytics. In line with CIRES’s industry engagement objectives, the position is defined and co-funded in close collaboration with Aginic – an emerging leader in the field of analytics that employs agile and user-centric approaches to build their competitive solutions. This scholarship is one of two CIRES projects with Aginic related to organisational and transformational aspects of data, algorithms, and AI.

The successful candidate will become part of Aginic’s multidisciplinary analytics teams, or squads, and will collaborate and participate in industry-led analytics projects, as part of the process of conducting engaged research. This project will develop a systematic methodology to define and measure the value of data and analytics for organisations. The methodology can provide Aginic and other firms investing in analytics with an evidence-based approach for ongoing value creation and measurement from data.

For this position, CIRES is seeking a candidate with interdisciplinary interest and capabilities. The candidate will need knowledge in at least one of three areas: (i) business management or management information systems, (ii) computer science or data analytics, and (iii) economics. We do not expect candidates to have knowledge/expertise in all three areas, but combinations of expertise will be highly useful and desirable. Experience with field research and quantitative methods will also be valuable.

 

PhD Scholarship Applications now open!

Deadline 24 October 2021

For January or April 2022 start

Follow this link to apply

project researchers
Dr Ida Asadi Someh
Prof Marta Indulska (Principal Advisor)
Dr Thomas Taimre
partner investigator
Aginic