Julian Prester

Research Student

School of Information Systems and Technology Management - School of Information Systems - PhD (Information Systems) (in progress) | Master of Science (Management Information Systems) (Honors), University of Regensburg | Bachelor of Science (Business Informatics), University of Regensburg

About Julian

Julian is an ethnographer of work who does research at the intersection of technology, work, and organisations in digital settings. He is interested in what work means for digital workers and how work is becoming reconfigured by digital technologies.

Julian’s dissertation is based on ethnographic field research that takes the form of three papers. In the first paper, he examines how identities emerge in the context of digitally enabled nomadic work and how individuals become digital nomads. In the second paper, he investigates how leadership is accomplished in independent digital work practices and how digital workers reciprocally construct a leader-follower relationship. The third paper studies female digital workers and how women are responding to discrimination and isolation by creating a community for themselves.

Julian is keenly interested in new ways of seeing the relationship between technology, work, and organisations. In drawing from postmodern philosophical approaches, he is developing a performative process perspective to theorise identity, leadership, and power in digital work.

Research Area

  • Digital Work and Digital Organising

Supervisors

  • Professor Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic
  • Dr Michael Cahalane
  • Professor Boualem Benatallah
  • Dr Daniel Schlagwein

Publications

  • Yasasin, E., Prester, J., Wagner, G., & Schryen, G. (2020) “Forecasting IT Security Vulnerabilities - An Empirical Analysis”. Computers & Security 88, forthcoming.
  • Prester, J., Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., & Schlagwein, D. (2019). “Becoming a Digital Nomad: Toward a Generative Cycle of Decentred Identity Work”. Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2019), Munich, Germany.
  • Wagner, G. & Prester, J. (2019) “Information Systems Research on Platforms for Digital Knowledge Work: A Scoping Review”. Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2019), Munich, Germany.
  • Prester, J., Schlagwein, D., & Cecez-Kecmanovic, D. (2019). “Crowdsourcing for Education: Literature Review, Conceptual Framework, and Research Agenda”. Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2019), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Prester, J., Wagner, G., & Schryen, G. (2018). “Classifying the Ideational Impact of IS Review Articles: A Natural Language Processing Based Approach”. Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, CA.
  • Wagner, G., Prester, J., & Schryen, G. (2017). "Exploring the Scientific Impact of Information Systems Design Science Research: A Scientometric Study". Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Seoul, South Korea.
  • Wagner, G., Prester, J., Roche, M., Benlian, A., & Schryen, G. (2016). "Factors Affecting the Scientific Impact of Literature Reviews: A Scientometric Study". Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016), Dublin, Ireland.

Research interests

  • Digital work and digital organising
  • New forms of work and digital nomadism
  • Performative perspectives
  • Process metaphysics
  • Post-structuralist and post-humanist theorising

Research grants

  • UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship
  • Medibank fieldwork grant
  • UTS Study Abroad Excellence Award
  • DAAD "PROMOS" Scholarship and Grant
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