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Dr Thomas Chesney

BSc (Queen), PG Diploma in Learning and Teaching (Bucks New University), PhD (Brunel), MSc (Edinburgh)
Associate Professor in Information Systems

Division: Operations Management and Information Systems
Centre/Institute: Centre for Research in the Behavioural Sciences
E-mail: Thomas.Chesney@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8467759
Location: C07 (Si Yuan Building, Jubilee Campus)

I have a PhD in Information Systems from Brunel University, an MSc in Informatics from Edinburgh University where my specialism was knowledge management and engineering, and a BSc in Information Management from the Queen's University of Belfast. I have a diploma in learning and teaching in higher education and am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am also a member of the Association for Information Systems and the International Association for Development of the Information Society.
I am the author of Searching For Patterns published by Nottingham University Press and Competitive Information In Small Businesses, published by Kluwer. I am co-author of Principles of Business Information Systems, published by Cengage Learning.

Research Interests
My research examines people's interaction with, and reaction to, information systems.
My personal web page can be found here.

Administrative Roles
Head of Undergraduate Admissions (O/S)
PWC Admissions Tutor


Published Work: Highlights
     Chesney, T., Coyne, I., Logan, B. & Madden, N. 2009. Griefing In Virtual Worlds: Causes, Casualties and Coping Strategies. Information Systems Journal 19(6) pp. 525-548.
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Faisal Isa Hafeedh Hammad
Trevor Charles Robert Bayley
 

Publications prior to 2005



Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Chesney, T.(2004)., "'Other People Benefit. I Benefit from Their Work' Sharing Guitar Tabs Online", Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol.10 (1).

Chesney, T.; Fletcher, H.(1999)., "Process Improvement and Capturing System Requirements, A Combined Approach", Technology Letter, Vol.3 (2), pp.19-26.



Books

Chesney, T.(2003), Competitive Information in Small Businesses, Dordrecht, Kulwer.



Conferences

Anderson, L.; Bhardwaj, J.; Chesney, T., 2004, "Barriers to e-Commerce Adoption in Small Businesses", in e4sme Conference, Horwich, UK, June.

Ingleby, S.; Chesney, T., 2004, "An Investigation into Guidelines for Making Websites Accessible to the Visually Impaired", in IADIS WWW/Internet Conference 2004, Madrid, October.

Wright, N.; Varey, A.; Chesney, T., 2004, "An Investigation of Sociability Measurements in Proximate Online Communities", in IADIS International Conference Web Based Communities 2004, March, Lisbon, Portugal.

Chesney, T.; Darby, P., 2003, "A Review of Literature to Support a Proposed Set of Strategies Small Businesses Can Use to Sell Online", in ae4SME Conference 2003, Lancashire.

Chesney, T.; Darby, P., 2003, "Spot the Difference", in Southern Association of Information Systems Conference 2003, Georgia, Atlanta.

Lopez Trueba, A.; Chesney, T., 2003, "An Examination of the Relationship Between Information Provided and Sales When Dealing Online", in The International Association for Development of the Information Society Conference.

Chesney, T., 2002, "Differentiating Commodities Sold On-Line", in 7th Annual Conference of the UK Academy of Information Systems, Leeds Metropolitan University.

Rogers, M.; Chesney, T.; Raeburn, S., 2002, "E-Procurement in a Rural Area", in International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Ciudad Real, Spain.

Chesney, T.; Fletcher, H., 2000, "Process Differentiation and Information Systems Development", in 33rd Hawaii International Conference on System Science, Maui, Hawaii.

Chesney, T.; Fletcher, H., 2000, "Increasing End User Involvement in Requirements Modelling in Small Organisations", in 2nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Stafford, UK.

Chesney, T.; Fletcher, H., 1998, "Generating Strategic Creative Ideas", at International Work Psychology Conference, Sheffield, July.



Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Chesney, T., Chuah, S., Hoffmann, R. & Larner, J.(2016)., "The influence of influence: the effect of task repetition on persuaders and persuadees", Decision Support Systems, forthcoming 2016.

Chesney, T.; Chuah, S.; Hoffmann, R.; Hui, W.; Larner, J.(2015)., "How user personality and social value orientation influence avatar mediated friendship", Information Technology and People, forthcoming 2015.

Chesney, T.(2014)., "Networked Individuals predict a community wide outcome from their local information", Decision Support Systems, Vol.57, pp. 11-21.

Chesney, T.; Chuah, S.; Hoffmann, R.; Hui, W.; Larner, J.(2014)., "Skilled players cooperate less in mult-player games", Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, Vol.6 (1), pp. 21-31.

Chesney, T.; Chuah, S.; Hoffmann, R.; Hui, W.; Larner, J.(2014)., "Determinants of friendship in social networking virtual worlds", Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol.34 (72).

Noke, H.; Chesney, T.(2014)., "Prior knowledge: the role of virtual worlds inventure creation", Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol.21 (3), pp. 403-413.

Chesney, T.; Chuah, S.; Hoffmann, R.; Hui, W.; Larner, J.(2013)., "A study of gamer experience and virtual world behaviour", Interacting with Computers, Vol.26 (1), pp. 1-11, doi:10.1093/iwc/iwt024.

Chesney, T.; Lawson, S.(2013)., "Critical mass and discontinued use of social media", System Research and Behavioral Science, forthcoming 2013.

Chesney, T.; Penny, K.(2013)., "The impact of repeated lying on survey results", Sage Open.

Chesney, T.; Su D K S, ..(2010)., "The Impact of Anonymity on Weblog Credibility", International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol.68 (10), pp. 710-718.

Chesney, T.(2009)., "Measuring Context of Use", Journal of Information Technology Management.

Chesney, T.; Chuah, S.; Hoffmann, R.(2009)., "Virtual world experimentation: An exploratory study", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol.72(1), pp. 618-635.

Chesney, T.; Coyne, I.; Logan, B.; Madden, N.(2009)., "Griefing in virtual worlds: causes, casualties and coping strategies", Information Systems Journal, Vol.19(6), pp. 525-548.

Penny, K.; Chesney, T.(2009)., "Mining trauma injury data with imputed values", Statistical Analysis and Data Mining.

Chesney, T.; Penny, K.; Oakley, P.; Davies, S.; Chesney, D.; Maffulli, N.; Templeton, J.(2008)., "Data mining Trauma Injury Data using C5.0 and Logistic Regression to Determine Factors Associated with Death", International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management.

Lawson, S.; Chesney, T.(2008)., "Catz, Dogz & Robotz? Human interaction with domestic robotic devices", Journal of Physical Agents, Vol.2(2), pp.1-2.

Chesney, T.; Lawson, S.(2007)., "The Illusion of Love", Interaction Studies, Vol.8 (2), pp. 337-342.

Chesney, T.(2006)., "An Acceptance Model for Useful and Fun Information Systems", Human Technology, Vol.2 (2), pp. 225-235.

Chesney, T.(2006)., "The Effect of Communication Medium on Research Participation Decisions", Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol.11 (3).

Chesney, T.; Penny, K.; Oakley, P.; Davies, S.; Chesney, D.; Maffulli, N.; Templeton, J.(2006)., "Data Mining Medical Information: Should Artificial Neural Networks Be Used To Analyse Trauma Data", International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, Vol.1 (2), pp. 51-64.

Winklhofer, H.; Houghton, K.; Chesney, T.(2006)., "An Investigation into the Factors that Determine Website Sophistication in UK SMA Exporters", Advances in International Marketing, Vol.17, pp. 1-31.

Wright, N.; Varey, A.; Chesney, T.(2005)., "An investigation of sociability measurements in online communities", International Journal of Web-Based Communities, Vol.1 (4), pp. 400-411.



Chapters in Books

Murray, J., Chesney, T., Hoffmann, R.(2017)., "Verus: A Multi-disciplinary International Behavioral Study of Virtual World Users", in Social Interaction in Virtual Worlds, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017.

Thomas Chesney, Swee Hoon Chuah, Robert Hoffmann, Wendy Hui and Jeremy Larner(2017)., "Virtual Economic Experiments", in Social Interaction in Virtual Worlds, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017.

Rivers, I.; Coyne, I.; Chesney, T.(2010)., "Cyber-bullying", in Monks, C.P and Coyne I (ed) Bullying in different contexts: commonalities, differences and the role of theory, Cambridge University Press, DOI:978-0-521-13259-6.

Chesney, T.; Penny, K.; Oakley, P.; Chesney, D.; Maffulli, N.; Templeton, J.(2006)., "Data mining medical information: should artificial neural networks be used to analyse trauma data?", in Wang, J. (ed) Data Warehousing and Mining: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, IGI Global.

Penny, K.; Chesney, T.(2006)., "A Comparison of Data Mining Methods and Logistic Regression to Determine Factors Associated with Death Following Injury", in Zani, S.; Cerioli, A.; Riani, M.; Vichi, M. (ed) Data Analysis, Classification and the Forward Search: Proceedings of the Meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group (CLADAG) of the Italian Statistical Society, University of Parma, June 6-8, 2005, pp. 417-423, Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag.



Conferences

Chesney, T.; Coyne, I.; Logan, B.; Madden, N., 2007, "A design for researching virtual worlds - opportunities and limitations", at European Conference on Information Systems, St. Galen, Switzerland, 7th-9th June.

Lawson, S.; Chesney, T., 2007, "Virtual pets, a research agenda. The Reign of Catz & Dogz? The role of virtual pets in a computerised society", at A symposium at The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour 2007 Convention, Newcastle, 2nd April.

Lawson, S.; Chesney, T., 2007, "The impact of owner age on companionship with virtual pets", at European Conference on Information Systems, St. Galen, Switzerland, 7th-9th June.

Lawson, S.; Chesney, T., 2007, "Virtual pets: great for the games industry but what's really in it for the owners?", at Women in Games, 19th - 21st April, Newport, Wales.

Chesney, T.; Darby, P., 2006, "Strategies for Small Businesses Selling Online", in European Conference on Information Systems, June, Gothenborg.

Chesney, T.; Su Kuen Seong, D., 2006, "The Impact of Anonymity on Weblog Credibility", in British Academy of Management Conference 2006, Belfast.

Penny, K.; Chesney, T., 2006, "Imputation Methods to Deal with Missing Values when Data Mining Trauma Injury Data", in 28th International Conference Information Technology Interfaces, June, Croatia.

Chesney, T., 2005, "Online Self Disclosure in Diaries and its Implications for Knowledge Managers", in UKAIS Conference proceedings, 22nd - 24th March, Northumbria University, UK.

Penny, K.; Chesney, T., 2005, "Data mining a trauma injury database a comparison of methods to determine factors associated with death following injury", in 5th Scientific Meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society, June.



Discussion Papers

Chesney, T., 2010, "Opening the Black Box of PU: An IS Approach to Defining and Measuring Usefulness".

Chesney, T.; Foster, D.; Lawson, S., 2010, "Explaining Technology Adoption with Information Cascades, a Study of Microblogging Data", Nottingham University Business School Research Paper no. 2010-09.

Chesney, T.; Kanoh, H.; Lawson, S., 2010, "A Cross Cultural Comparison of Virtual Pet Companionship in the UK and Japan".

Chesney, T.; Penny, K., 2010, "The Impact of Repeated Lying on Survey Results".

Chesney, T.; Chuah, S.; Hoffmann, R., 2009, "Trust in V-Commerce: An Experimental Approach", Nottingham University Business School Research Paper No. 2009-06.

Chesney, T.; Noke, H., 2008, "Virtual World Commerce: An Exploratory Study", NUBS Working Paper Series No. 2008-03.

 

 

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