Researcher biography

Dr Tapani Rinta-Kahila is a Lecturer of Business Information Systems and an ARC DECRA Fellow at The University of Queensland Business School. He holds a doctoral degree from Aalto University School of Business, where he wrote an award-winning dissertation on the decommissioning of organisational information systems.

His research focuses on issues around the implementation and management of artificial intelligence (AI) systems in organisations, unintended consequences of technology use, and replacement of organisational information systems (IS). In particular, Tapani strives to understand how contemporary technologies such as AI affect the way in which people learn, work and organise, and how the negative consequences of such technologies can be managed.

Tapani's research has appeared in leading IS journals, including MIS Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Information & Management, and MIS Quarterly Executive, as well as in leading IS conferences, such as ICIS, ECIS, HICSS, and ACIS. His publication "Algorithmic decision-making and system destructiveness: A case of automatic debt recovery" in European Journal of Information Systems was awarded the prestigious Stafford Beer Medal and AIS Senior Scholar Best IS Publication Award in 2023. Moreover, his research achievements more generally have been recognised with awards for Early-Career Research Excellence from the UQ Business School and BEL Faculty, and his industry engagement received the UQ Early-to-Mid-Career Researcher Industry Engagement Award and UQ BEL Faculty Research Engagement and Impact Award.

Tapani serves as an Associate Editor for leading IS conferences ICIS and ECIS, as a Minitrack Chair for HICSS, and as a regular reviewer for the leading IS journals (JAIS, EJIS, ISJ, JIT, I&M, BISE, MISQ Executive, etc) and conferences (ICIS, ECIS, HICSS, PACIS, ACIS, WI etc).

Areas of research