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PhD THESIS

Johnston, R.B. (1998). The Problem with Planning: The Significance of Theories of Activity for Operations Management, Unpublished PhD Thesis. Monash University, Clayton
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M.Sc THESIS

Johnston, R. B. (1990). The Influence of Vocal Tract Resonances on the Operation of Reed Wind Instruments, Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis. Department of Physics, Monash University, Clayton

B.Sc (Honours) THESIS

Johnston, R. B. (1970). Spin Wave Intercations in the Heisenberg Ferromagnet. Unpublished Honours Thesis. Department of Physics, Monash University, Clayton.


Books


Johnston, R.B. (1998). Trading Systems and Electronic Commerce. Melbourne, Eruditions Publishing.


Refereed Journals


Betts, J. and Johnston, R.B. (2006). “Decision Tools for Selecting Components for JIT Replenishment.” International Journal of Operational Research, 1(4): 323-339.

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2006). “A Dynamic lnteractional Model of Inter-Organizational System Adoption: The Case of Category Management Adoption in Australia.” Asia Pacific Management Review 10(1): 405-413.

Betts, J. and Johnston, R.B. (2005). “Determining the optimal constrained multi-item (Q,r) inventory policy by maximising Risk-Adjusted Profit.” IMA Journal of Management Mathematics 16(4): 317-338.

Johnston, R.B., Waller, V. and Milton, S. (2005). “Situated Information Systems: Supporting Routine Activity in Organisations.” International Journal of Business Information Systems 1(1/2): 53 - 82. Available on-line at the IJBIS site

Smith, S.P., Johnston, R.B. and Howard, S. (2005). “Vicarious Experience in Retail E-commerce: An Inductive Taxonomy of Product Evaluation Support Features.” Information Systems and e-Business Management: 3(1) 21-46.

Betts, J.M. and Johnston, R.B. (2005). “Just-In-Time Component Replenishment Decisions for Assemble-To-Order Manufacturing under Capital Constraint and Stochastic Demand.” International Journal of Production Economics: 95: 51-70. Viewable at IJPE site

Young, L. and Johnston, R.B. (2004). “A Framework for Evaluating the Impact of the Internet on Business-to-Business E-commerce Value Delivery Options.” Journal of Systems and Information Technology 7(1&2): 129-151.

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2003). “Adoption of Efficient Consumer Response: Key Issues and Challenges in Australia.” Supply Chain Management: An International Journal 8(3): 251-262.

Young, L. and Johnston, R.B. (2003). “The Role of the Internet in Business-to-Business Network Transformations: A Novel Case and Theoretical Analysis.” Information Systems and e-Business Management: 1(1): 73-91.

Archibald, T.W., Thomas, L.C., Betts, J.M. and Johnston, R.B. (2002). “Should Start-Up Companies be Cautious? Inventory Policies which Maximise Survival Probabilities.” Management Science: 49(9): 1161-1174.

Johnston, R.B. and Milton, S.K. (2002). “The Foundational Role for Theories of Agency in Understanding of Information Systems Design.” Australian Journal of Information Systems 9(Special Issue): 40-49.

Polanski, P. and Johnston, R.B. (2002). “Potential of custom in overcoming legal uncertainty in global electronic commerce.” Journal of Information Technology Theory & Application: 4(2), 1-24.

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2002). “Understanding the Diffusion of Efficient Consumer Response in Australia: A Survey Study.” Australian Journal of Information Systems: 9(2) 113-122.

Prajogo, N.H. and Johnston, R.B. (2001). “A Barriers Framework for Understanding Just-In-Time Implementation in Small Manufacturing Enterprises.” Asia Pacific Management Journal: 6(2) 175-195.

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2001). “Adoption of Efficient Consumer Response: The Issue of Mutuality.” Supply Chain Management: An International Journal 6(5): 230-241.

Betts, J.M. and Johnston, R.B. (2001). “Just-In-Time Replenishment Decisions for Assembly Manufacturing with Investor-Supplied Finance.” Journal of the Operational Research Society: 52(7) 750-761.

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2000). “The Need for a Processual View of Interorganizational Systems.” Journal of Strategic Information Systems: 9(4), 295-319.

Johnston, R.B. and Gregor, S. (2000). “A Theory of Industry-Level Activity for Understanding the Adoption of Interorganisational Systems.” European Journal of Information Systems: 9(4): 243-251.

Johnston, R.B. and Mak, H.C. (2000). “An Emerging Vision of Internet-Enabled Supply Chain Electronic Commerce.” International Journal of Electronic Commerce 4(4) 43-59.

Mak, H.C. and Johnston, R.B. (1998). “Tools for Implementing EDI over the Internet.” EDI Forum: The Journal of Electronic Commerce 11(1): 44-56.

Johnston, R.B. and Yap, A.K.C. (1998). “Two Dimensional  Bar Code as a Medium for Electronic Data Interchange.” International Journal of Electronic Commerce 3(1): 86-101.

Johnston, R. B. and M. Brennan (1996). "Planning or Organising: The Significance of  Theories of Activity for the Management of Operations." OMEGA International Journal of Management Science,  24(4): 367-384.

Johnston, R. B. (1996). "Thinking about Acting and Acting are Different - Reply to the Comment on my Paper." Journal of the Operational Research Society 47(8):1080 - 1082.

Johnston, R. B. (1995). "Making Manufacturing Practices Tacit: A Case Study of  Computer Aided Production Management and Lean Production." Journal of theOperational Research Society 46(10): 1174 - 1183.

Johnston, R.B. (1987), "Pitch Control in Harmonica Playing", Acoustics Australia, 15(3): 69 - 75.

Thanks to Yves Cainaud and his HARPACA project we now have a French translation at http://membres.tripod.fr/kaiharp/ressour.html

Johnston, R.B., Clinch, P.G., Troup, G.J.(1986), "The Role of the Vocal Tract Resonance in Clarinet Playing", Acoustics

Refereed Book Chapters

Ham, Y.N. and Johnston, R.B. (2006). “A Process Model of Inter-organisational SCM Initiatives Adoption.” Supply Chain Management: Issues in the New Era of Collaboration and Competition. Wang, W., Heng, M. and Chau, P. (Eds.). Hershey (USA), Idea Group: 191-225.

Milton, S., Johnston, R.B. and Lederman, R. (2005). “Lessons Learned from Manual Systems: Designing Information Systems Based on the Situational Theory of Agency.” Information Systems Foundations: Constructing and Criticising. Hart, D.N. and Gregor, S.D. (Eds.). Acton, Australia, Australian National University Press.

Johnston, R. B. and Betts, J. M. (2000). "Evaluating Planning vs. Reactive Trading Strategies using a Complex Systems Simulation" submitted for International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics. Vol 11. William Barnett (Ed.) Cambridge University Press: 289-311

Johnston, R.B., Mak, H.C. and Kurnia, S. (2000). “The Contribution of Internet Electronic Commerce to Advanced Supply Chain Reform: A Case Study.” E-Commerce and V-Business. Hunt, B. and Bairns, S. (Eds.). London, Butterworth Heinemann: 232-249.

Johnston, R.B. (2000). “Principles of Digitally Mediated Replenishment of Goods: Electronic Commerce and Supply Chain Reform.” Electronic Commerce: Opportunities and Challenges. Rahman, S.M. and Raisinghani, M. (Eds.). Hershey (USA), Idea Group Publishing: 41-64.


Refereed Conference Papers


Rahim, M.M., Kurnia, S., Johnston, R.B. and Shanks, G. (2006). “Exploring Factors Affecting the Achievement of Different Types of Inter-Organisational Systems (IOS) Benefits.” Proceedings of 10th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2006), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Smith, S.P., Johnston, R.B. and Howard, S. (2006). “Virtual Models in Online Shopping: Do They Help or Hinder Customers?” Proceedings of The 14th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2006), Göteborg, Sweden.

Rahim, M.M., Shanks, G. and Johnston, R.B. (2006). “Understanding IOS Adotion Processes in a First Tier Automotive Supplier Company: Application of the Theory of IOS adoption Motivation.” Proceedings of The 14th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2006), Göteborg, Sweden.

Waller, V., Johnston, R.B. and Milton, S. (2006). “An Empirical Investigation of the Epistemological Assumptions Underlying Two ISD Approaches.” Proceedings of European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS 2006), Costa Blanca, Alicante, Spain.

Waller, V., Johnston, R.B. and Milton, S. (2006). “Development of a Situated Information Systems Analysis and Design Methodology: A Healthcare Setting.” Proceedings of European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS 2006), Costa Blanca, Alicante, Spain.

Kurnia, S., Johnston, R.B. and Dare, A. (2006). “The Mediating Roles of Third Party Organizations in ECR Adoption.” Proceedings of The 39th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Kauai, Hawaii.

Oh, S., Lee, H., Kurnia, S., Johnston, R.B. and Lim, B. (2006). “A Stakeholder Perspective on Successful Electronic Payment Systems Diffusion.” Proceedings of The 39th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Kauai, Hawaii..

Rahim, M.M., Shanks, G., Sarker, P. and Johnston, R.B. (2005). “Validating a Theory of IOS Adoption in the Context of the Australian Automotive Industry: Some Preliminary Findings.” Proceedings of Ninth Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2005), Bangkok.

Zhang, J., Brusey, J. and Johnston, R.B. (2005). “Experiments toward a Practical Implementation of an Intelligent Kanban System.” Proceedings of HoloMAS 2005, 2nd International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Oh, S., Lee, H., Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2005). “Competition and Collaboration in Mobile Banking: A Stakeholder Analysis.” Proceedings of Hong Kong Mobility Roundtable, Hong Kong.

Milton, S., Johnston, R.B., Lederman, R. and Waller, V. (2005). “Developing a Methodology for Designing Routine Information Systems Based on the Situational Theory of Agency.” Proceedings of European Conference on Informations Systems, Regensburg, Gernany.

Lederman, R., Johnston, R.B. and Milton, S. (2005). “How Useful are Traditional Data Models for Modelling Situated Systems.” Proceedings of IADIS Virtual Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2005), Lisbon, Portugal.

Zhang, J., Wallis, P. and Johnston, R.B. (2005). “Intelligent Kanban: Evaluation of a Supply Chain MAS Application Using a Benchmarking Approach.” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service), Hong Kong.

Wallis, P. and Johnston, R.B. (2004). “Teamwork in the Wild: an Activity Based Model of Multi-Agent Systems.” Proceedings of 2nd European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems, Bacelona, Spain.

Mahbubur, R., Shanks, G. and Johnston, R.B. (2004). “Understanding IOS Adoption Processes in Three Victoria-Based Hospitals: An Organisational Motivation Perspective.” Proceedings of Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS2004), Hobart.

Lederman, R., Milton, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2004). “Identifying Theories of Agency in Information Systems.” Proceedings of The Americas Conference on Information Systems, New York

Reimers, K., Klein, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2004). “The Shaping of Inter-organisational Information System: Main Design Considerations of an International Comparative Research Project.” Proceedings of 17th Bled eCommerce Conference, Bled, Slovenia.

Betts, J. and Johnston, R.B. (2004). “Decision Tools for Selecting Components for JIT Replenishment.” Proceedings of The 2004 IFIP International Conference on Decision Support Systems (DSS2004), Prato, Italy.

Ham, Y.N., Reimer, K. and Johnston, R.B. (2003). “Complexity and Commitment in Supply Chain Management Initiatives.” Proceedings of The Third International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB 2003), Singapore.

Betts, J. and Johnston, R.B. (2003). “Setting Constrained Batch Sizes by Optimising Risk-Adjusted Profit.” Proceedings of The Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Keele: OR45 Abstract Only.

Johnston, R.B., Wallis, P., Zhang, J. and Jones, R. (2003). “Reasoning about Activity: Robots, Kanbans and the Intelligent Infrastructure.” Proceedings of 4th International Workshop on Agent Oriented Informations Systems, Melbourne, Australia.

Lederman, R., Johnston, R.B. and Milton, S. (2003). “The Significance Of Routines For The Analysis And Design Of Information Systems: A Preliminary Study.” Proceedings of The 11th European Conference on Information Systems, Milan, Italy.

Mahbubur, R., Shanks, G. and Johnston, R.B. (2002). “A Framework for Understanding the Motivations for Inter-Organisational Systems Adoption: An Empirical Assessment.” Proceedings of Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne Australia, Melbourne.

Smith, S.P., Johnston, R.B. and Howard, S. (2002). “Walking Through e-commerce: Vicarious versus Direct Experience.” Proceedings of the 7th Annual CollECTeR Conference on Electronic Commerce, Melbourne.

Johnston, R.B. and Milton, S.K. (2002). “The Foundational Role for Theories of Agency in Understanding Information Systems Design.” Proceedings of Information Systems Foundations: Building the Theoretical Base, Canberra, Australian National University: 165-179.

Mahbubur, R., Shanks, G. and Johnston, R.B. (2002). “Motivations for Inter-Organisational Systems Adoption: A Tale of Two Organisations.” Proceedings of the IFIP TC8.2 Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Polanski, P. and Johnston, R.B. (2002). “International Custom as a Source of Law in Global Electronic Commerce.” Proceedings of the 35th Hawaii Conference on Systems Sciences, Hawaii, IEEE Computer Society Press: 166, INBTB03 on CD-Rom.

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2002). “A Review of Approaches to EC-enabled IOS Adoption Studies.” Proceedings of the Hawaai International Conference on Systems Sciences, Hawaii: 256, OSRMA09 on CD-Rom.

Mahbubur, R., Shanks, G. and Johnston, R.B. (2001). “Motivations for Inter-Organisational Systems Adoption: A Framework and Initial Case Study.” Proceedings of the 6th Annual CollECTeR Conference on Electronic Commerce, Coffs Harbour, Australia.

Smith, S.P., Johnston, R.B. and Howard, S. (2001). “Creating Virtual Touch: Theoretical Framework and Research Agenda.” Proceedings of the 6th Annual CollECTeR Conference on Electronic Commerce, Coffs Harbour, Australia.

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2001). “Understanding the Diffusion of Efficient Consumer Response in Australia: A Survey Study.” Proceedings of the 6th Annual CollECTeR Conference on Electronic Commerce, Coffs Harbour, Australia. Selected as Outstanding Paper.

Mahbubur, R., Shanks, G. and Johnston, R.B. (2001). “Understanding Motivations for IOS Adoption.” Proceedings of the Australiasian Conference on Informationa Systems, Coffs Harbour, Australia.

Johnston, R.B. and Milton, S. (2001). “The Significance of Intentionality for the Ontological Evaluation of Information Systems.” Proceedings of The Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, MA.: CD-Rom.

Betts, J. and Johnston, R.B. (2001). “Using Risk-Discounted Return-On-Investment as a Measure of Operational Performance in Inventory Decisions.” Proceedings of the 4th International EUROSIM Congress, Delft, Nederlands.

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2001). “A Review of Approaches to EC-enabled IOS Adoption Studies.” Proceedings of the 5th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Seoul, South Korea: 1217-1231.

Johnston, R.B. (2001). “Situated Action, Stucturation and Actor-Network Theory: An Integrative Theoretical Perspective.” Proceedings of ECIS 2001 the 9th European Conference on Information Systems, Bled, Slovenia: 232-242.

Gregor, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2001). “Theory of Interorganizational Systems: Industry Structure and Processes of Change.” Proceedings of 34th Hawaii Conference on Systems Sciences, Hawaii, IEEE Computer Society Press: 159 (abstract) CDRom.

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2001). “Adoption of Category Management by the Australian Grocery Industry.” Proceedings of Information Strategy for e-Technology, Seoul, South Korea, The Korean Society for Management Information Systems: 1217-1231.

Young, L. and Johnston, R.B. (2000). “A New Transaction Cost Analysis of Disintermediation and Illustrative Case.” Proceedings of The Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Brisbaine: 94, CD-ROM.

Johnston, R.B. and Gregor, S. (2000). “A Theory of Industry-Level Activity for Understanding the Adoption of Interorganisational Systems.” Proceedings of 8th European Conference on Information Systems, Vienna, Austria: 567-574. Nominated for Best Paper

Gregor, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2000). “Developing an Understanding of Interorganizational Systems: Arguments for Multi-Level Analysis and Structuration Theory.” Proceedings of 8th European Conference on Information Systems, Vienna, Austria: 575-582

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R. (2000). “The Issue of Mutuality in ECR Adoption: A Case Study.” Proceedings of 8th European Conference on Information Systems, Vienna: 1009-1016.

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2000). “Identifying Success Factors for ECR Program: An Australian Study.” Proceedings of The Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2000), Hong Kong: CD-ROM

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (2000). “Understanding the Adoption of ECR: A Broader Perspective.” Proceedings of 13th International Bled Electronic Commerce Conference, Bled, Slovenia: 372-390. Selected as Best Paper in Conference

Johnston, R.B. and Gregor, S. (1999). “Towards a Theory of Industry-Level Activity.” Proceedings of The 3rd Annual Collecter Electronic Commerce Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Kurnia, S. and Johnston, R.B. (1999). “The Mutuality of ECR Benefits, Costs and Risks in Supply Chain Reform.” Proceedings of The 3rd Annual Collecter Electronic Commerce Conference, Wellington, New Zealand: : Kurnia.pdf on CD-Rom.

Betts, J.M. and Johnston, R.B. (1999). “Adopting Just-In-Time Replenishment Policies under Capital Constraint: Analysis and Decision Support Tools.” Proceedings of International Conference on Decision Support Systems, (ICDSS-99), Melbourne, Australia: 25, P6a2.pdf on CD-ROM.

Mak, H.C. and Johnston, R.B. (1999). “Leveraging Traditional EDI Investment Using the Internet: A Case Study.” Proceedings of The 32nd. Hawaai International Conference on Systems Sciences, Maui, Hawaai, IEEE Press: 182.

Betts, J.M. and Johnston, R.B. (1998). “Efficiency vs. Flexibility: A Risk vs. Return Analysis of Batch Sizing Decisions.” Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Management (ICM-98), Shanghai, Republic of China, Springer Verlag: R268.

Betts, J.M. and Johnston, R.B. (1998). “Optimal Order Quatities and the Risk of Business Failure.” Proceedings of APICS 1988 International Conference, Surfers Paradise, Australia 10-12 May, 1998: 54-67.

Johnston, R. B. and Yap, A. K. C. (1998). "Electronic Data Interchange using Two Dimensional  Bar Code" Proceedings of the 31st Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, Hawaii, Jan 1998, Vol IV, pp 83-91. This paper won the best paper award in the "Internet and the Digital Economy" track.

Mak, H.C. and Johnston, R.B. (1998). “A Case Study of Internet EDI in the Retailing Supply Chain.” Proceedings of The 2nd Annual Collecter Electronic Commerce Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Johnston, R.B. (1997). “Reconciling the Economic Batch Size Model with Current Manufacturing Rhetoric.” Proceedings of The Fourth Conference of the Association Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies, Melbourne: 30th Nov. - 4th Dec, 1997.

Johnston, R.B. (1997). “The Trade-off Between Efficiency and Flexibility in Operations Management.” Proceedings of The Fourth Conference of the Association Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies, Melbourne: 30th Nov. - 4th Dec, 1997.

Prajogo, N.H. and Johnston, R.B. (1997). “Barriers to Just-in-Time Implementation in Small Manufacturing Enterprises.” Proceedings of the World Manufacturing Congress, Aukland, New Zealand, Nov. 18-21 1997. pp 24-30.

Prajogo, N.H., Johnston, R.B., Yeh, C.H. (1997). “JIT Implementation in Small Manufacturing Enterprises: A Case Study Analysis.” Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice, San Diego, Nov 12 - 15 1997: 529-534.

Betts, J.M. and Johnston, R.B. (1997). “Evaluating Batch Size Decisions in a Whole System Context” Proceedings of The Fourth Conference of the Association Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies, Melbourne.

Mak, H.C. and Johnston, R.B. (1997). “A Survey Of Internet Strategies For EDI.” Proceedings of 1st Annual Collecter Workshop on Electronic Commerce, Adelaide, South Australia: 126-141.

Johnston, R. B. and Yap, A. K. C. (1997). "Two Dimensional Bar Code as a Medium for Electronic Data Interchange." Proceedings of Ist Pacific-Asia Workshop on Electronic Commerce, Brisbane, May 4 1997. The Centre for Information SystemsResearch.

Johnston, R. B. and Lee Po Wan, R. (1997). "The Role of Electronic Commerce Technologies in Just-In-Time Replenishment." Proceedings of the 30th HawaiiInternational Conference on Systems Science, Vol IV,  Hawaii, Jan 1997, IEEEComputer Society Press: 439-448.

Johnston, R. B. (1996). "From Efficiency to Flexibility: Entropic Measures of Market Complexity and Production Flexibility." Complex 96: From Local Interactions toGlobal Phenomena, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, IOS Press, Amsterdam:130 - 140. This paper was also published in the electronic journal Complexity International, (1996),Vol 3.

Johnston, R. B. and Betts, J. M. (1996). "A Complex Systems Simulation of Planning versus Reacting for Inventory Replenishment." Complex 96: From Local Interactionsto Global Phenomena, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, IOS Press,Amsterdam: 339 - 350. This paper was also published in the electronic journal Complexity International, (1996),Vol 3.

Johnston, R. B. and Betts, J. M. (1996). "Evaluating Planning vs. Reactive Trading Strategies using a Complex Systems Simulation." Commerce, Complexity and Evolution, University of New South Wales,