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Dr Kristijan Mirkovski



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Dr Kristijan Mirkovski is a senior lecturer of Information Systems at the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics in Deakin Business School. He received his PhD in Information Systems from the City University of Hong Kong and since has held various academic positions in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Mirkovski's research focus is on digital innovation and it falls into four research streams: (1) IT adoption and use, (2) information sharing behaviour on social media and social commerce, (3) open innovation in small firms and (4) alternative genres for communicating scholarly research. He also uses a variety of research methods, such as interviews, analysis of secondary data, surveys, and experiments.

His work has been accepted and published by Information Systems Journal, MISQ Executive, Small Business Economics, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Internet Research, Information Systems Frontiers, International Journal of Logistics Management, Electronic Commerce Research, Information Technology & People, IEEE IT Professional and CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly. Dr Mirkovski’s work also has been accepted and presented at internationally-recognized conferences such as AOM (CORE: A*), ICIS (CORE: A*), HICSS (CORE: A), PACIS (CORE: A), AMCIS (CORE: A) and ACIS (CORE: A). He also serves on the advisory editorial board of the International Journal of Logistics Management. 

Dr Mirkovski has successfully obtained highly competitive funding as a CI from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for Discovery Project (DP) in the value of AU$288,064 (2023-2025) and as a Co-PI from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in the value of CN¥199,000~ AU$43,257 (2018-2020). He has also worked on research projects with small businesses from the finance industry in China (UGO Internet Company; AU$7,000; 2019-2020) and obtained three internal and inter-university grants in the value of AU$24,678 from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and RMIT.

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Career highlights

Research interests

  • IT adoption and use
  • Social media and social commerce
  • Open innovation
  • Alternative genres


  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).
  • Member, Association for Information Systems (AIS).
  • Member, Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Teaching interests

  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Analytics

Units taught

  • MIS202 - Making Sense of Information
  • MIS362 - Social Media Analytics and Data Driven Innovation
  • MIS712 - Managing Digital Transformation
  • MIS782 - Value of Information
  • MIS399 - Applied Business Project


  • Excellent Academic Teacher, Swinburne University of Technology, 2016.
  • Excellent Academic Teacher, Swinburne University of Technology, 2015.
  • PhD Research and Conference Grant by City University of Hong Kong ($4,800), 2011-2014.
  • PhD Fellowship by University Grants Committee of Hong Kong ($115,100), 2011-2014.
  • PhD Entrance Scholarship by City University of Hong Kong ($11,000), 2011.
  • 1st Prize on Kleemann Consulting Project by University of Sheffield, 2007.
  • 2nd Prize on Business Plans Competition by University of Sheffield, 2006


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Achieving entrepreneurial growth despite resource and capability constraints: the role of service intermediaries

Kristijan Mirkovski, Frederik von Briel, Paul Lowry, Libo Liu

(2024), Vol. 62, pp. 353-380, Small Business Economics: an international journal, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

"Do as I say but not as I do": Influence of political leaders' populist communication styles on public adherence in a crisis using the global case of COVID-19 movement restrictions

L Liu, K Mirkovski, P Lowry, Q Vu

(2023), Vol. 7, Data and Information Management, C1

journal article

Cross-Country Determinants of Citizens' E-Government Reuse Intention: Empirical Evidence from Kuwait and Poland

Kristijan Mirkovski, Kamel Rouibah, Paul Lowry, Joanna Paliszkiewicz, Marzena Ganc

(2023), Information Technology and People, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Knowledge Retention Challenges in Information Systems Development Teams: A Revelatory Story From Developers in New Zealand

Yi-Te Chiu, Kristijan Mirkovski, Jocelyn Cranefield, Shruthi Shankar

(2022), Vol. 18, pp. 1-25, International Journal of Knowledge Management, Hershey, Pa., C1

journal article

Setting Priorities for Exploiting and Exploring Digital Capabilities in a Crisis

Lubna Alam, Kristijan Mirkovski, Rens Scheepers, Dilal Saundage

(2022), Vol. 21, pp. 269-285, MIS Quarterly Executive, Bloomington, Ind., C1

journal article

Political Leaders' Communication Style and Public Perceptions: Case of the COVID-19 Crisis

Kristijan Mirkovski, Quan Vu, Tom Chen, Changqi Hua

(2022), pp. 1-12, ACIS 2022 : Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2022, Melbourne, Vic., E1


Exploring the challenges and barriers of knowledge retention in information systems development teams: the case of Pēke

Yi-Te Chui, Kristijan Mirkovski, Jocelyn Cranefield, Shruthi Shankar

(2021), pp. 5196-5205, HICSS 2021 : Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, United States, E1


The physical internet as a new supply chain paradigm: a systematic literature review and a comprehensive framework

H Treiblmaier, K Mirkovski, P Lowry, Z Zacharia

(2020), Vol. 31, pp. 239-287, International Journal of Logistics Management, C1

journal article

Use of Video Narratives to Increase Relevance in Design Science Research

Kristijan Mirkovski, Cathal Doyle, Libo Liu

(2020), pp. 1-12, ECIS 2020 : Proceedings of the 28th European Conference of Information Systems, Marrakesh, Morocco, E1


Do Customers Always Rely on Opinion Leaders' Behaviour to Make a Decision? The Moderating Role of Customer Expertise

Liu Libo, Marta Indulska, Kristijan Mirkovski

(2020), pp. 1-9, ECIS 2020 : Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems, Marrakesh, Morocco, E1


Exploring the contingent effect of community equity on users' intention to share information

K Mirkovski, C Yin, L Liu, J Yang

(2019), Vol. 21, pp. 845-860, Information systems frontiers, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

A storyteller's guide to problem-based learning for information systems management education

D Hull, P Lowry, J Gaskin, K Mirkovski

(2019), Vol. 29, pp. 1040-1057, Information systems journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Does more crowd participation bring more value to crowdfunding projects? The perspective of crowd capital

C Yin, L Liu, K Mirkovski

(2019), Vol. 29, pp. 1149-1170, Internet Research, C1-1

journal article

Visual storytelling for improving the comprehension and utility in disseminating information systems research: Evidence from a quasi-experiment

K Mirkovski, J Gaskin, D Hull, P Lowry

(2019), Vol. 29, pp. 1153-1177, Information Systems Journal, C1

journal article

The effects of trust and distrust on ICT-enabled information sharing in supply chains: Evidence from small- and medium-sized enterprises in two developing economies

K Mirkovski, R Davison, M Martinsons

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 892-926, International Journal of Logistics Management, C1

journal article

Understanding microblogging continuance intention: the directed social network perspective

K Mirkovski, Y Jia, L Liu, K Chen

(2018), Vol. 31, pp. 215-238, Information technology and people, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Proposing the core contributor withdrawal theory (CCWT) to understand core contributor withdrawal from online peer-production communities

Ling Jiang, Kristijan Mirkovski, Jeffrey Wall, Christian Wagner, Paul Lowry

(2018), Vol. 28, pp. 988-1028, Internet research, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Who are the spoilers in social media marketing? Incremental learning of latent semantics for social spam detection

L Song, R Lau, R Kwok, K Mirkovski, W Dou

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 51-81, Electronic commerce research, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Design principles (DPs) for building social media enabled collaborative learning environments (SMECLEs)

Cathal Doyle, David Sammon, Karen Neville, Kristijan Mirkovski

(2017), ACIS2017 : Conference Proceedings of the 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Hobart, Tas., E1-1


An empirical investigation on the impact of crowd participation on the degree of project success: the perspective of crowd capital

Chunxiao Yin, K Mirkovski, Liu Libo, Kai Lim, Frederick von Briel

(2017), pp. 14-23, HICSS 2017: Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, E1-1


Semantic Learning-Based Innovation Framework for Social Media

K Mirkovski, F Von Briel, P Lowry

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 26-32, IT Professional, Piscataway, N.J., C1-1

journal article

Factors that influence interorganizational use of information and communications technology in relationship-based supply chains: evidence from the Macedonian and American wine industries

K Mirkovski, P Lowry, B Feng

(2016), Vol. 21, pp. 334-351, Supply chain management: an international journal, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Development of conceptual model for social commerce research through integration with big data analysis

X Tian, L Liu, K Mirkovski, M Li

(2016), pp. 1-10, PACIS 2016 : Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Chiayi, Taiwan, E1-1


The role of innovation intermediaries in collaborative networks of small and medium-sized enterprises

K Mirkovski, P Lowry, F Von Briel, L Liu

(2015), pp. 1-16, PACIS 2015 : IT and open innovation : Proceedings of the 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2015, Singapore, E1-1


A mixed-methods approach to disclose the influence of twofold information usefulness on sales

L Liu, J Ren, L Song, K Mirkovski

(2015), Vol. 2015-March, pp. 3345-3353, Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2015, Kauai, Hawaii, E1-1


Information sharing behavior in social commerce sites: the differences between sellers and non-sellers

C Yin, L Liu, J Yang, K Mirkovski, D Zhao

(2014), pp. 1-11, ICIS 2014 : Building a better world through information systems : Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Information Systems 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, E1-1


The emergence and development of interorganizational relationships in the wine industry: Moderating roles of trust and distrust in ICT use

K Mirkovski, R Davison

(2013), Proceedings - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2013, E1-1


Emergence and development of inter-organizational relationships in the Macedonian wine supply chain

K Mirkovski, Robert Davison

(2012), Vol. 2012, Proceedings of the 72nd Academy of Management 2012 Conference, Boston, Mass., E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

A Process-Based Framework for Open Innovation with Social Media Data

Dr Libo Liu, Prof Marta Indulska, Dr Kristijan Mirkovski, Prof Paul Lowry

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2024: $15,000

Industry and Other Funding

Developing theory-driven narrative animated videos (NAVs) for communicating product instructions in the finance industry.

Dr Kristijan Mirkovski

UGO Internet Company

  • 2020: $7,000


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