Assoc Professor Alemayehu Molla

Position

Associate Professor

School /
Work Unit

Business IT & Logistics

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 5803

alemayehu.molla@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 80
Level: 9
Room: 26

City Campus

College/Portfolio

Business

Associate Professor Alemayehu Molla is currently an Associate Professor of Information Systems, and Convener of the Green IT Research Cluster (http://greenit.bf.rmit.edu.au) at the School of Business Information Technology, RMIT University. He has previously been a Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK and The Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Prior to that he lectured at the Addis Ababa Commercial Collage and worked in the Ethiopian Telecommunications Authority. He has also consulted to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and The International Development Research Center (IDRC).

He specializes in Information Systems with concentration on E-commerce. His main research areas are Green Information Technology, E-Business, Enterprise Systems and Development Informatics. His publications appeared in top-tier information systems (European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management and The Information Society), e-business (The International Journal of E-commerce, Journal of E-commerce Research, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations) and development informatics (Internet Research, IT and International Development, IT for Development) journals. His works have been cited more than 600 times (Harzing’s Publish or Perish).

Qualifications

  • PhD, Information Systems
  • MSc, Information Science
  • Diploma, Computer Science
  • BA, Business Management
  • Graduate Certificate, Tertiary Teaching and Learning

Current Research Projects

  • Green Information Technology (http://greenit.bf.rmit.edu.au)
  • Enterprise Systems: Agility, Feral systems and Vendor perspectives (With PhD Students Thao Trinh Phuong, Sharina Tajul, and Forough Fardipour)
  • E-business: Mortgage supply chains (With PhD student Victoria Jones)
  • Development Informatics: Public sector business process reengineering (With PhD student Asmare Emrie)

Professional Membership

  • Member, Australian Computer Society
  • Member, Association of Information Systems

Journal Editorial

  • Information & Management
  • Journal of Computer Information Systems
  • IT and International Development
  • International Journal of Green Computing
  • Journal of Information Technology Management
  • Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce
  • International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development
  • African Journal of Information Systems
  • Int. J. of Sustainable Society (IJSSoc)

Teaching Responsibility

  • ISYS 2406 Information Technology Outsourcing Issues and Management
  • INTE 1030 Information Technology Strategy
  • ISYS 2396 Enterprise Systems

Publications (POST 2000)

Journals

Molla, A. Cooper V. & Pittayachawan, S. (2011) The Green IT Readiness (G-readiness) of Organizations: An Exploratory Analysis of a Construct and Instrument, Communications of the AIS, Vol.29 No.1, Article 4, pp 1-32.

Molla, A. & Peszynski, K. (2011) E-Business in Agribusiness: Investigating the E-Readiness of Australian Horticulture Firms, International Journal of ICT and Human Development, Vol. 3 No.2, pp 1-18.

Abareshi, A., Martin, B. & Molla, A. (2011) The role of information and communication technologies in moving toward new forms of Organising, International Journal of Business Information Systems Vol. No. pp (Accepted March 2011)

Boateng, R. Molla, A., Heeks, R. (2011) Advancing E-commerce Beyond Readiness in a Developing Economy: Experiences of Ghanaian Firms, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-16

Molla, A. & Cooper V. (2010) Green IT Readiness: A Framework and Preliminary Proof of Concept, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, Vol 16, No. 2, pp 5-23

Molla, A. Peszynski, K, & Pittayachawan, S (2010) The Use of E-business in Agribusiness: Investigating the Influence of E-readiness and OTE Factors. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Vol 13, No. 1, pp 56-78

Abareshi, A, Martin, B. & Molla, A (2010) Determinants of Organisational Transformation: An IT Business Alignment Perspective, Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, Vol 1, No. 11, pp 8-28

Molla, A. Pittayachawan, S. Corbitt, B. & Deng, H (2009) An International Comparison of Green IT Diffusion, International Journal of E-business Management, Vol 3, No. 2, pp 3-25

Molla, A. & Peszynski, K. (2009) E-Business Diffusion Among Australian Horticulture Firms, Australasian Agribusiness Review, Forthcoming in Vol. 17, 2009

Molla, A. & Deng, H. (2009) Business participation in third-party controlled e-marketplace: An exploratory model. International Journal of E-business Management. In press, Vol. 3, Issue 1.

Duncombe, R. & Molla, A (2009) Formalisation of Information Systems in Developing Country Small and Medium Enterprises. The African Journal of Information Systems, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp. 1-29.

Boateng, R., Heeks, R. & Molla, A. (2008) E-commerce and socio-economic development: Conceptualizing the theoretical link, Internet Research, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 562-594

Boateng, R., Hinson, R. Heeks, R. & Molla, A. (2008) E-commerce in Least Developing Countries: Summary Evidence and Implications, Journal of African Business, Vol. 9, No. 2., pp. 257- 285.

Deng, H. & Molla, A. (2008) Optimizing vendor selection in information systems outsourcing under uncertainty. International Journal of Automation and Control, Vol 2, No.2/3, pp 298-316.

Molla, A. & Al-Jaghoub, S. (2007) Evaluating digital inclusion projects: A livelihood approach. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, Vol.3. No. 6, pp. 592-611.

Molla, A, & Heeks, R. (2007) Exploring e-commerce benefits for businesses in a developing country. The Information Society Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 95- 108.

Molla, A. Taylor, R. & Licker, P. (2006) E-Commerce diffusion in small island countries: The influence of institutions in Barbados. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 1-15.

Molla, A. Heeks, R. & Balcells, I. (2006) Adding clicks to bricks: A case study of e-commerce adoption by a Catalan small retailer. European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 424-438.

Duncombe, R. & Molla, A. (2006) E-commerce development in developing countries: Profiling change agent roles for SMEs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp.185-197.

Molla, A. & Bhalla, A. (2006) ERP and competitive advantage in developing countries: The case of an Asian company. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 1-19.

Molla, A. & Bhalla, A. (2006) Business transformation through ERP: A case study of an Asian company. Journal of Information Technology Cases and Application Research, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 34-54.

Boateng, R. & Molla, A. (2006) Developing e-banking capabilities: Preliminary lessons. Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, Vol 11, No. 2, pp. 1-10.

Molla, A.. & Licker, P. (2005) Perceived e-readiness factors in e-commerce adoption: An empirical investigation in a developing country, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Vol. 10, No.1, pp. 83-110.

Molla, A.. & Licker P. (2005) E-commerce adoption in developing countries: A model and instrument, Information & Management , Vol. 42, Issue 6, 877-899.

Brown, I. & Molla, A. (2005) Determinants of Internet and cell phone banking adoption in South Africa. Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 1-9.

Waheed, U. & Molla, A. (2004) Information systems outsourcing success: A client-service provider gap analysis in Pakistan. Journal of IT Management, Volume XV, No. 1-2, pp. 1-14.

Al-Sabbagh, I. & Molla, A. (2004) Adoption and use of internet banking in the Sultanate of Oman: An exploratory study, Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, July, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1-12.

Molla, A. & Licker, P. (2004) Maturation stage of e-commerce in developing countries: A survey of South African companies. Journal of IT and International Development, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp 89-98.

Molla, A. & Licker, P. (2001) E-commerce systems success: An attempt to partially extend and respecify the Delone and Mclean model of IS success. Electronic Commerce Research, Volume 2, No. 4, pp 131-141.

Molla, A. (2000) Downloading or Uploading? The information economy and Africa’s current status. Journal of Information Technology for Development, Vol 9, No. 3&4. pp. 205-223.

Book Chapter

Molla, A. & Cooper V. (2011) The Nomological Structure of Green IT Readiness in Murgusan and Gangadharan (eds.) Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices, John Wiley Sons, United Kingdom.

Boateng, R., Molla, A. & Heeks, R. (2008) E-commerce in developing economies: A review of theoretical frameworks and approaches, IN Rouibah, K (ed) Emerging Markets and E-commerce in Developing Economies, IGI Publishers, PP. 1-56.

Molla, A.. & Duncombe, R. (2008) E-commerce innovation in SMEs: A Motivation-Ability Perspective, IN Zaho, F. (ed) Information Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Harshley: IGI Publishers, pp 122-140.

Molla, A. (2006) E-readiness and successful e-commerce diffusion in developing countries: Results from a cluster analysis. IN Kamel, S. (ed) Electronic Business In Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges, Harshley: Idea Group Publishing, pp.214-233.

Conferences

Molla, A. Abrashie A. (2011): Green IT Adoption: A Motivational Perspective, Pacific Asian Conference on Information Systems, July 7-12, Brisbane, Australia.

Alarafi, A. Molla, A. & Deng, H. (2011), Antecedents to Sensor Information Systems Assimilation in Data Centres, European Conference on Information Systems, June 9-11, Helsinki, Finland.

Joerg, P. & Molla, A. (2011) Definition and Measurement of the Adaptive IT Capabilities Construct, American Conference on Information Systems, Detroit, USA, August 4-7, 2011.

Alarafi, A. Molla, A. & Deng, H. (2011) Information Systems for Data Centres: Description and Operational Characteristics, Pacific Asian Conference on Information Systems, July 7-12, Brisbane, Australia.

Kassahun, A. & Molla, A. (2011) BPR Complementary Competence for Developing Economy Public Sector: A Construct and Measurement Instrument, Pacific Asian Conference on Information Systems, July 7-12, Brisbane, Australia.

Tajul, S. & Molla A. (2011) A Case Study Based Taxonomy of Post-ERP Feral Systems, 5th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, 8-9 September, Como, Italy.

Taha, M & Molla A (2011) The Study of Green Information Systems Use from the Theory of Practice Perspective, 8th European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS), September 2011, Cyprus.

Boateng, R. Heeks, R, & Molla, A. (2010) A Resource-Based Analysis of E-commerce in Developing Countries, 18th European Conference on Information Systems, 18th European Conference on Information Systems, June 6- 9, 2010, Pretoria, South Africa

Cooper V., & Molla, A. (2010) Conceptualizing Green IT Organisational Learning , America Conference on Information Systems, August 12-15, 2010, Peru. Lima

Ijab. M. Molla, A, Emrie, A. & Teoh, S. (2010) Seeking the Green in Green IS: A Spirit, Practice and Impact Perspective , Pacific Asian Conference on Information Systems, July 9-12, 2010, Taipei, Taiwan

Molla, A. Karanasios, S. Cooper, V. Deng, H. & Pittayachawan, S. (2010) Antecedents to Greening Data Centres: A Conceptual Framework and Exploratory Case Study, Australasian Conference on IS, Dec 3-5, 2010, Brisbane, Australia,

Trinh- Phuong, T. Molla, A. & Peszynski K. (2010) Enterprise Systems and Organisational Agility: Conceptualizing the Link, Australasian Conference on IS, Dec 3-5, 2010, Brisbane, Australia,

Molla, A. Cooper, V. and Pittayachawan, S. (2009) IT and Eco-Sustainability: Developing and Validating a Green IT Readiness Model, Thirtieth International Conference on Information Systems, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Dec. 15- 18, 2009.

Molla, A. (2009) The Reach and Richness of Green IT, 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, Australia, Dec 3-5, 2009. (ACS Best Paper, Environmental Sustainability in ICT).

Sacchero, D. and Molla, A. (2009) Environmental Considerations In ICT Infrastructure Decision Making, 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, Australia, Dec 3-5, 2009.

Deng, H. Molla, A. and Corbitt, B. (2009) A Fuzzy Logic Based Green Information Technology Readiness Model, 2009 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Computational Intelligence, November 7-8, Shanghai, China.

Molla, A. (2009) Organizational Motivations For Green It: Exploring Green It Matrix And Motivation Models, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2009), Hyderabad, India July 10-12, 2009

Molla, A. (2009) An Exploration of Green IT Adoption, Drivers and Inhibitors, Annual Conference on Information Science and Technology Management (CISTM 2009) July 13 - 15, 2009

Hutchinson, K. & Molla, A. (2009) Mapping the Dynamics of Social Enterprises and ICTD in Cambodia, IEEE/ACM International Conference on ICTD2009, April 17-19, 2009, Doha Qatar

Molla, A. (2008) GITAM: A Model for the Acceptance of Green IT, 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Christchurch, New Zealand, December 3-5.

Molla, A. Cooper, V. Corbitt, B. Deng, H. Peszynski, K. Pittayachawan, S. Teoh, S Y (2008) E-readiness to G-readiness: Developing a green information technology readiness framework, 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Christchurch, New Zealand, December 3-5.

Paschke, J. Molla, A. & Martin, B. (2008) The extent of IT-enabled organizational agility among Australian organisations, Submitted to the 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, New Zealand, December 3-5.

Abareshi, A. Martin, B. Molla, A. (2008) Determinants of Organisational Transformation: An IT-Business Alignment Perspective, Submitted to the 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. , New Zealand, December 3-5.

Molla, A. Deng, H. & Corbitt, B. (2008) Internationalizing the information systems curriculum: A case study. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), August 13-17, 2008 Toronto, Canada.

Molla, A. & Deng, H. (2008), Business Participation in Third Party Controlled E-market Place, An Exploratory Model. IADIS e-Commerce 2008 Conference, Netherlands, 22-27 July 2008.

Cooper, V. Peszynski, K. & Molla, A. (2008) Developing a knowledge management strategy: Reflections from an action research project. Golden, W., Acton, T., Conboy, K., van der Heijden, H., & Tunnainen, V. 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), June 9 - 11, 2008, Galway, Ireland.

Deng, H. & Molla, A. (2008) Multicriteria analysis for evaluating and selecting e-markets in B2B. 2008 IAENG International Conference on Internet Computing and Web Services, March 19-21, Hong Kong.

Peszynski, K. & Molla, A. (2008) The adoption of e-business in Australian agribusiness: Investigating the e-readiness of Australian horticulture firms. 9th Annual Global Information Technology Management (GITM) World Conference, June 22-24, Atlanta, USA.

Singh, M. Molla, A. Karanasios, S. & Sargent, J. (2008) Exploring the impact of government ICT initiatives on the livelihood of Australian rural communities. The 21st Bled eConference, June 15-18, 2008, Bled, Slovenia.

Molla, A. (2007) Facilitating student interaction in a group project: Experience with the use of blackboard. Proceedings of Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2007, December 2-5, 2007, Singapore.

Deng, H. & Molla, A. (2007) Optimizing vendor selection in information systems outsourcing under uncertainty. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Technologies, December 12-15, Sydney, Australia.

Molla, A. & Peszynski, K. (2007) E-business in the Australian horticulture supply chain: Preliminary insight and research agenda. Proceedings of the 8th International WeB (Working for E-business) Conference, November 28-30th, 2007, Melbourne, Australia.

Abrashi, A. Martin, B. & Molla, A. (2007) The Contribution of ICTs in the Metamorphosis of Organizational Forms: A Structural Approach. The Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Dec 5-7, 2007, Queensland, Australia

Lertwachara, K. Ayanso, A. & Molla, A (2007) An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Law Enforcement Against Online Music Piracy. 2007 IRMA International Conference, May 19-23, 2007, Vancouver, Canada.

Molla, A. (2007) Exploring the space and practice of e-business in the fair trade supply chain. 9th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, May 28-31, 2007, São Paulo, Brazil.

Molla, A. Taylor, R. & Licker, P. (2006) E-commerce diffusion in small island countries: The influence of institutions. Matthew H.S. Kuofie and Zhai Mingyue (ed.), Conference on Information Technology and Economic Development (CITED 2006),July 21-23, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

Molla, A. & Lee, W. (2006) Critical elements in the implementation of ERP. ICSB (ed), 51st International Council for Small Business Conference, June 18- 21, Melbourne, Australia, pp.1-9.

Molla, A, Meletiou, G. & Okunoye, A. (2006) Factors that influence SMEs’ adoption of application service providers. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (ed.), Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management, Proceedings of 2006 Information Resources Management Association Conference, Washington DC, May 21-24, pp. 635-638.

Molla A. Taylor, R. & Licker, P. (2006) The influence of institutions on the diffusion of e-commerce in Barbados. Prashant Palvia, Praveen Pinjani, M. Naveed Baqir (ed.). 7th Global Information TechnologyManagement World Conference (GITMW, 2006), July 21- 24, 2006, Orlando, Florida.

Molla, A.. (2005) Assessing B2C e-commerce success using the customer e-commerce satisfaction construct. 6th International We-B Conference, November 23-25, Melbourne Australia.

Duncombe, R. & Molla, A.(2005) E-commerce development in developing countries: Profiling change agent roles for SMEs. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 2005 Conference, November 1-3, Blackpool, UK, pp.1-18.

Duncombe R. & Molla, A.. (2005) An evidence based framework for assessing the role of change agents in the promotion of e-commerce for SMEs in developing countries. Development Studies Association Conference, September 7-9, Milton Keynes, UK, pp.1-19.

Molla, A. Waheed, U. & Okunoye, A. (2005) Relationship antecedents in outsourcing success: Investigation of three outsourcing relationships. Information Resources Management Association Conference, May 15-18, San Diego, USA.

Molla, A., Loukis, I. & Licker, P. (2005) Implementing ERP in organizations: Institutions, agents and their cultural dispositions. The Sixth Annual Global Information Technology Management (GITM) World Conference, GITMA, June 5-7, 2005, Alaska, USA, pp.183-186.

Molla, A., Kabuye, M. & Bailur, S. (2005) Institutions and ICTs in the Makerere university: Bridging digital divide or broadening donor dependence? Proceedings of the Eight International Working Conference of IFIP WG 9.4 Conference, IFIP, May 25-28, Abuja, Nigeria, pp. 180-193.

Molla, A. (2004) Exploring the reality of e-commerce benefits among South African businesses. In Chen, J (ed) Shaping Business Strategy in a Networked World, Proceedings of ICEB 2004, Volume 2, International Academic Publishers, World Publishing Corporation, pp. 1301-1307

Molla, A. (2004) Navigating the domains of e-commerce for development. In Palvia, P. and Pinjani, P. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Global IT Management World Conference, GITMA, pp. 107-110.

Molla A. & Licker, P. (2002) PERM: A model of e-commerce adoption in developing countries. IN M. Khosrowpour (Ed.) Issues and Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations, 2002 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, Seattle, USA May 19 –22, 2002 pp. 527-530

Molla, A., Mekonnen, T. & Licker, P. (2002) IT implementation in the public sector of a developing country: Issues and challenges. IN the Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Global Information Technology Management World Conference, New York, USA June 23- 25, 2002.

Molla, A. (2001) Logging into the information economy: Africa’s options and challenges. In the Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Global Information Technology Management World Conference, Dallas, USA, pp. 113-117.

Molla, A. (2001) Determinants of e-commerce quality: The customer perspective. In the Proceedings of Bitworld 2001 Conference, Cairo, Egypt, ISBN 09 05304 365

Working Papers and Reports

Molla, A. Pittayachawan, S. & Corbitt, B. (2009) Green IT Diffusion: An International Comparison, Green IT Working Paper No. 2, RMIT University, Available from http://greenit.bf.rmit.edu.au/index.php/working-papers.html

Molla, A. Cooper, V. Deng, H. & Lukaitis, S. (2009) A preliminary Report on Green IT Awareness Among Australian IT Professionals, Green IT Working Paper No. 2, RMIT University, Available from http://greenit.bf.rmit.edu.au/index.php/working-papers.html

Heeks, R. Molla, A. (2009) Impact Assessment of ICT-for-Development Projects: A Compendium of Approaches, Development Informatics Working Paper No. 36, IDPM, The University of Manchester, Available from http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/research/publications/wp/di

Molla, A. & Peszynski, K. (2008) E-business Diffusion in Australia’s Horticulture Supply Chain, Available from http://mams.rmit.edu.au/uttfv5c56tbm.pdf

Duncombe, R. & Molla, A. (2006) SMEs and e-commerce in developing countries: Frameworks for assessing the role of change agents, Development Informatics Working Paper No. 26, IDPM, The University of Manchester, Available from http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/research/publications/wp/di

Molla, A. & Loukis, I. (2005) Success and failure in ERP technology transfer: A framework for analyzing congruence of host and system cultures, Development Informatics Working Paper No. 24, IDPM, The University of Manchester. Available from http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/research/publications/wp/di

Molla, A. (2004) Exploring the reality of e-commerce benefits for businesses in a developing country, Development Informatics Working Paper No. 22, IDPM,The University of Manchester. ISBN: 1904143628. Available from http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/research/publications/wp/di

Molla, A. (2004) The impact of e-readiness on e-commerce success in developing countries: Firm level evidence, Development Informatics Working Paper No. 18, IDPM, The University of Manchester. Available from http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/research/publications/wp/di

Molla, A. (2000) The Information Economy in Africa: Foundations, Opportunities, Challenges and Research Agenda. Commissioned by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Knowledge Networks Forum, Available from www.uneca.org/AKNF/pub/informationeconomy.PDF

Letter or Note

Martin, B. Singh, M. & Molla, A. (2007) Editorial introduction, Special issue: Knowledge, technology and the digital divide: Global perspectives. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 549-551. [ABS rank 2]

Examiner/Reviewer/Chair

  1. Reviewed research manuscripts for:
    • International Journal of Electronic Commerce
    • Journal of Electronic Markets
    • Journal of Computer Mediated Communications
    • Journal of IT and International Development
    • Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce
    • Journal of Information Technology Management
    • South African Journal of Computers and Information Systems
  1. External Assessor for South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) scientis ranking
  2. PhD external examiner, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2003.
  3. External examiner for a Masters of Business dissertation, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2004.
  4. External research grant assessor for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2005.
  5. Reviewed manuscripts for:
    • International Conference on Information Systems
    • Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences
    • European Conference on Information Systems
    • American Conference on Information Systems
    • Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
    • Australasian Conference for Information Systems
    • Annual Global Information Technology Management World
    • ICT Africa Conference
    • Working for E-business
    • South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists
    • South African Computer Lecturers Association (SACLA)
    • Annual Conference on Management in Ethiopia (ACME) conferences