Mr. Chris Barry

M.COMM, H.DIP.

Contact Details

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer
Business Information Systems
Room 376
Cairnes Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2306
E: chris.barry@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Chris holds a B.Comm., M.Comm. and a H. Dip in Ed., all from NUI Galway. He has taught in a wide range of information systems areas and has contributed significantly to the development of the information systems discipline at the university. Chris’s research interests lie in the areas of systems analysis and design, Web systems development, usability and information systems ethics. He also has significant consulting experience, having worked on systems development and training projects with firms such as Bord na Mona, Bank of Ireland, Envision Marketing Consultants and Fintrax Teo. Currently he is Programme Director of the M.Sc. in Information Systems Management and a member of the post-graduate course board.

Selected Publications:

Torres, A, Barry, C. and Hogan, M. (2009). Opaque Web Practices Among Low-Cost Carriers. Journal of Air Transport Management, 15, 1-9. (journal article)

Barry, C. and Torres, A. (2009) Tricks and Clicks - How Low-Cost Carriers Ply their Trade through Self-Service Websites, in Oliver, David; Romm Livermore, Celia; Sudweeks, Fay (Eds.), Self-Service in the Internet Age - Expectations and Experiences, Springer, New York. (book chapter)

Barry, C., Conboy, K., Lang, M., Wojtkowski , W., & Wojtkowski, G. (eds) (2009) Information Systems Development: Challenges in Practice, Theory and Education (Volumes 1 & 2). Springer: New York. ISBN 978-0-387-30403-8. (edited book)

Research Interests

Chris’s research agenda has developed over the years and he maintains a keen interest in contemporary Information Systems issues. His main current research efforts are in Web development techniques, usability and Information Systems ethics.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Theorising and Testing a Taxonomy of Decision Constructs'
Hogan, M., Barry, C., and Torres, A. (2014) 'Theorising and Testing a Taxonomy of Decision Constructs'. Journal of Customer Behaviour, 13 (3):171-184 [Details]
(2011) 'Low-Cost Carriers and High-Tech Barriers - User Views on Questionable Web Design Practices in Ireland'
Barry, C., Hogan, M. and Torres, A. (2011) 'Low-Cost Carriers and High-Tech Barriers - User Views on Questionable Web Design Practices in Ireland'. Irish Journal Of Management, 31 (1):43-58 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Fuzzy, Distributed, Instance Counting, and Default ARTMAP Neural Networks for Financial Diagnosis'
Nachev, A., Hill, S., Barry, C.,and Stoyanov, B. (2010) 'Fuzzy, Distributed, Instance Counting, and Default ARTMAP Neural Networks for Financial Diagnosis'. International Journal Of Information Technology & Decision Making, 9 (6):959-978 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Opaque Web Practices Among Low-cost Carriers'
Torres, AM,Barry, C,Hogan, M (2009) 'Opaque Web Practices Among Low-cost Carriers'. Journal Of Air Transport Management, 15 :299-307 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) 'The Design of an On-Line Masters in Technology Management: A Collaborative Effort'
Barry, C.; Acton, T. (2005) 'The Design of an On-Line Masters in Technology Management: A Collaborative Effort'. Journal of Informatics Education Research, 7 :49-62 [Details]
(2003) 'A Comparison of “Traditional” and Multimedia Information Systems Development Practices'
Barry, C. & Lang, M. (2003) 'A Comparison of “Traditional” and Multimedia Information Systems Development Practices'. Information & Software Technology, 45 (4):217-227 [Details]
(2001) 'A Survey of Multimedia and Web Development Techniques and Methodology Usage'
Barry, C. & Lang, M. (2001) 'A Survey of Multimedia and Web Development Techniques and Methodology Usage'. IEEE Multimedia, 8 (3):52-60 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Identifying Essential and Optional Decision Constructs in On-line Transactional Processes'
Barry, C., Hogan, M. and Torres, A. (2014) 'Identifying Essential and Optional Decision Constructs in On-line Transactional Processes' In: Information System Development / Improving Enterprise Communication. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2013) 'Perceptions of Low Cost Carriers’ Compliance with EU Legislation on Optional Extras'
Barry, C., Hogan, M. and Torres, A. (2013) 'Perceptions of Low Cost Carriers’ Compliance with EU Legislation on Optional Extras' In: Reflections, Challenges and New Developments in Information Systems Development. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2010) 'A Study of First Click Behaviour and User Interaction on the Google SERP'
Barry, C. and Lardner, M. (2010) 'A Study of First Click Behaviour and User Interaction on the Google SERP' In: Business Systems and Services: Modelling and Development. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2009) 'Tricks and clicks - how low-cost carriers ply their trade through self-service websites (Update 1)'
Barry, C. and Torres, A. (2009) 'Tricks and clicks - how low-cost carriers ply their trade through self-service websites (Update 1)' In: Oliver, David; Romm Livermore, Celia; Sudweeks, Fay (Eds.), Self-Service in the Internet Age - Expectations and Experiences. New York: Springer. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'In Search of Search Engine Marketing Strategy Amongst SME’s in Ireland'
Barry, C., Charleton, D. (2009) 'In Search of Search Engine Marketing Strategy Amongst SME’s in Ireland' In: e-Business and Telecommunications. Berlin: Springer. [Details]
(2004) 'Web-Based Information Systems - Innovation or Re-Spun Emperor's Clothing'
Barry, C. (2004) 'Web-Based Information Systems - Innovation or Re-Spun Emperor's Clothing' In: IT Innovation for Adaptability and Competitiveness: IFIP TC8/WG 8.6 Seventh Working Conference on IT Innovation for Adaptability and Competitiveness. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [Details]
(2001) 'Techniques and Methodologies for Multimedia Systems Development: A Survey of Industrial Practice'
Lang, M., Barry, C. (2001) 'Techniques and Methodologies for Multimedia Systems Development: A Survey of Industrial Practice' In: Realigning Research and Practice in Information Systems Development: The Social and Organizational Perspective, Proceedings of International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.2 Conference. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) 48th Academy of Marketing Conference
Torres, A.M. and Barry, C. and Hogan, M. (2015) How do firms present choice to consumers? Some unusual decision constructs along the B2C transaction process 48th Academy of Marketing Conference University Limerick, [Details]
(2015) 17th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Hogan, M., Barry, C. and Torres, A. (2015) An Eye Tracking Study of Optional Decision Constructs In B2C Transactional Processes 17th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2015) 24th International Conference on Information Systems Development
Barry, C., Hogan, M. and Torres, A. (2015) Framing or Gaming? Constructing a Study to Explore the Impact of Option Presentation on Consumers 24th International Conference on Information Systems Development Harbin, China, [Details]
(2015) 14th International WWW/Internet Conference
Hogan, M., Barry, C. and Torres, A. (2015) An Eye Tracking Pilot Study of Optional Decision Constructs in B2C Transactional Processes 14th International WWW/Internet Conference Maynooth, Ireland, [Details]
(2014) 27th Bled eConference 4th Living Bits and Things Conference
Torres, A., Barry, C. and Hogan, M. (2014) The Identification of Decision Constructs in Online Transactional Processes 27th Bled eConference 4th Living Bits and Things Conference [Details]
(2014) 23rd International Conference on Information Systems Development
Barry, C., Hogan, M. and Torres, A. (2014) Confirming a Taxonomy of Decision Constructs in Business-to-Consumer Commercial Transactions 23rd International Conference on Information Systems Development [Details]
(2013) 16th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Hogan, M., Barry, C. and Torres, A. (2013) Identifying And Categorizing Decision Constructs Used In Business-To-Consumer Commercial Transactions - An Exploratory Study 16th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Waterford, Ireland, , 02-SEP-13 - 04-SEP-13 [Details]
(2013) 22nd International Conference on Information Systems Development
Barry, C. Hogan, M. and Torres, A. (2013) Identifying Essential and Optional Decision Constructs in On-line Transactional Processes 22nd International Conference on Information Systems Development Seville, Spain, , 02-SEP-13 - 04-SEP-13 [Details]
(2011) ISD 2011: 20th International Conference on Information Systems Development
Barry, C., Hogan, M. and Torres, A. (2011) Perceptions of Low Cost Carriers’ Compliance with EU Legislation on Optional Extras ISD 2011: 20th International Conference on Information Systems Development [Details]
(2010) ISD 2010: The 19th International Conference on Information Systems Development
Barry, C., Lardner, M. (2010) A Study of First Click Behaviour and User Interaction on the Google SERP ISD 2010: The 19th International Conference on Information Systems Development Prague, Czech Republic, , 25-AUG-10 - 27-AUG-10 [Details]
(2010) 13th Irish Academy of Management Conference
Barry, C., Hogan, M. and Torres, A. (2010) A Study of Opacity in Web Design Practices 13th Irish Academy of Management Conference Cork, Ireland, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) ICE-B 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E
BARRY, C. et al. (2008) Researching search - A study into Search Engine Marketing practices in Ireland ICE-B 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E , pp.339-346 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) ECIS 2008: The Sixteenth European Conference on Information Systems
Barry, C., Torres, A. (2008) Questioning the Ethics of Using Opaque Web Practices Among Low-cost Airline Carriers ECIS 2008: The Sixteenth European Conference on Information Systems Galway, Ireland, , 09-JUN-08 - 11-JUN-08 [Details]
(2008) ICEIS 2008: The Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
Barry, C. and Sikorski, W. (2008) Hesitancy in Committing to Large-Scale Enterprise Systems Solutions - Experiences at a Multi-National Corporation ICEIS 2008: The Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems Barcelona, Spain, , 12-JUN-08 - 16-JUN-08 , pp.282-289 [Details]
(2007) The 10th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Barry, C., Torres, A. (2007) A Review of Ethics in the Design of Self-Service Websites amongst Low-cost carriers in Ireland . In: Hewitt-Dundas, N eds. The 10th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Belfast, Nortern Ireland, , 03-SEP-07 - 05-SEP-07 [Details]
(2007) The 10th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Barry, C, Charleton, D. (2007) In search of E-marketing Success: Search Engine Marketing Strategies of SMEs in Ireland . In: Hewitt-Dundas, N eds. The 10th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Belfast, Nortern Ireland, , 03-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08 [Details]
(2007) ISD 2007: INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES IN PRACTICE
Barry, C., Torres, A. (2007) 'Calling Passengers' - An Ethical Problem in the Design of Self-Service Web Sites Amongst Low-Cost Airlines in Ireland ISD 2007: INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES IN PRACTICE , pp.637-650 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) The 10th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Barry, C., Sikorski, W. (2007) Slowing the Trend - Standing Back from Large-scale Enterprise Systems Solutions at a Multi-national Corporation in Ireland . In: Hewitt-Dundas, N eds. The 10th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Belfast, Nortern Ireland, , 03-SEP-07 - 05-SEP-07 [Details]
(2005) The 8th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Barry, C. (2005) Information System Development over Time - More Lessons from the Field The 8th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Galway, Ireland, , 08-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-07 [Details]
(2005) ECIS 2005: The Thirteenth European Conference on Information Systems
Barry, C. (2005) Decision-making and Information Systems Development - A Conceptual Framework ECIS 2005: The Thirteenth European Conference on Information Systems Regensburg, Germany, , pp.170-181 [Details]
(2004) The Proceedings of the 7th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Barry, C. (2004) Information System Development over Time - Lessons from the Field The Proceedings of the 7th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference Dublin, Ireland, , 02-SEP-04 - 03-SEP-04 [Details]
(2004) International Conference on E-Learning and Management Education
Acton, T.; Barry, C. (2004) E-Learning for Technology Managers: A Distance Education Case Study . In: Baile, S. and Dufod, E eds. International Conference on E-Learning and Management Education Toulouse, France, [Details]
(2004) ISD 2004: The 13th International Conference on Information Systems Development
Barry, C. (2004) A Conceptual Framework for Information Systems Development from a Decision-Making Perspective . In: Vasilecas, O. et al eds. ISD 2004: The 13th International Conference on Information Systems Development Vilnius, Lithuania, , 09-SEP-04 - 11-SEP-07 , pp.170-181 [Details]
(2003) The Proceedings of 6th Irish Academy of Management Conference
Barry, C. (2003) A Conceptual Framework For Information System Development - A Decision-Making Process Perspective The Proceedings of 6th Irish Academy of Management Conference Blackrock, Dublin, , 01-SEP-03 - 02-SEP-03 [Details]
(2003) The Proceedings of Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technology and Research (CollECTeR) Conference
Barry (2003) Web-Based Information Systems - Time For The Revisionists . In: Acton, T. & Swatman, P eds. The Proceedings of Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technology and Research (CollECTeR) Conference Galway, Ireland, , 24-JUN-03 - 24-JUN-03 , pp.37-50 [Details]
(2003) The 6th Irish Academy Of Management Annual Conference Smurfit School of Business
Acton, T., Barry, C., Tiernan, D., Hogan, M. (2003) Websites For Irish Children: Implications For Design The 6th Irish Academy Of Management Annual Conference Smurfit School of Business Blackrock, Dublin, , 01-SEP-03 - 02-SEP-03 , pp.119-120 [Details]
(2003) ECIS 2003: The Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Information Systems
Barry, C. & Brown, J. (2003) Finding a Home for Web-based Information Systems - Perusing the Landscape ECIS 2003: The Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Information Systems Naples, Italy, , 16-JUN-03 - 21-JUN-03 [Details]
(2003) The Proceedings of 16th Bled Electronic Commerce Conference
Barry, C. & Brown, J. (2003) Colonising the Field - Who's Playing with Web-based Information Systems Development? The Proceedings of 16th Bled Electronic Commerce Conference Bled, Slovenia, , 09-JUN-03 - 11-JUN-03 [Details]
(2002) International Conference on Informatics Education and Research (ICIER)
Barry, C.; Acton, T.; Lavin, P. (2002) Issues and Concerns in the Planning and Development of a Distance Education E-Learning programme for Technology Managers International Conference on Informatics Education and Research (ICIER) Barcelona, Spain, , pp.40-51 [Details]
(2002) The 5th Irish Academy of Management Conference
Conboy, K., Lang, M. & Barry, C. (2002) An Investigation of the Use of Requirements Prioritisation in Web-Based Information Systems Development . In: O'Toole, T., Harrington, D. & McCarthy, A eds. The 5th Irish Academy of Management Conference Waterford, Ireland, , 05-SEP-02 - 06-SEP-02 [Details]
(2002) The Proceedings of the International Conference on Informatics Education and Research
Barry, C., Acton, T., Lavin, P. (2002) Issues and Concerns in the Planning and Development of a Distance Education E-Learning Programme for Technology Managers The Proceedings of the International Conference on Informatics Education and Research Barcelona, Spain, , 13-DEC-02 - 15-DEC-02 [Details]
(2002) The 5th Irish Academy Of Management Conference
McElwain, S., Hogan, M., Barry, C. (2002) An experimental study of navigational guidelines and their contribution to the usability of a website . In: O'Toole, T. et al eds. The 5th Irish Academy Of Management Conference Waterford, Ireland, , 05-SEP-03 - 06-SEP-03 [Details]
(2002) The Proceedings of the 5th Irish Academy of Management Conference
Barry, C., Brown, J. P. (2002) Web-Based Information Systems - Whose Field Is It Anyway? The Proceedings of the 5th Irish Academy of Management Conference Waterford, Ireland, , 05-SEP-02 - 06-SEP-02 [Details]
(2002) 5th Irish Academy of Management Conference
Acton, T.; Barry, C.; Lavin, P. (2002) Designing Distance Education E-learning for Technology Managers: how do we develop good Programmes? . In: O'Toole, T., Harrington, D. and McCarthy, A eds. 5th Irish Academy of Management Conference Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, , pp.44-45 [Details]
(2002) The Proceedings of The 5th Irish Academy Of Management Annual Conference
CONBOY, K.; LANG, M.; BARRY, C. (2002) An Investigation Of The Use Of Requirements Prioritisation In Web-Based Information Systems Development The Proceedings of The 5th Irish Academy Of Management Annual Conference Waterford, Ireland, , 05-SEP-02 - 06-SEP-02 [Details]
(2001) Realigning Research and Practice in Information Systems Development: The Social and Organizational Perspective (IFIP WG8.2 Conference)
Lang, M. & Barry, C. (2001) Techniques and Methodologies for Multimedia Systems Development: A Survey of Industrial Practice . In: Russo, N. L., Fitzgerald, B. & DeGross, J. I eds. Realigning Research and Practice in Information Systems Development: The Social and Organizational Perspective (IFIP WG8.2 Conference) Boise, Idaho, USA, July 27-29, , pp.77-86 [Details]
(2001) The Proceedings of the 4th Irish Academy of Management Conference
Barry, C. & Lang, M. (2001) Contrasting Approaches: A Study of Traditional and Multimedia Information Systems Development in Ireland The Proceedings of the 4th Irish Academy of Management Conference Derry, Northern Ireland, , 06-SEP-01 - 07-SEP-01 [Details]
(2000) The Proceedings of the 3rd International Asia-Pacific Web Conference
Barry, C. (2000) Issues and Perspectives on Web-based Information Systems Development The Proceedings of the 3rd International Asia-Pacific Web Conference Xi'an, China, , 27-OCT-00 - 29-OCT-00 [Details]
(2000) 2nd ICSE Workshop on Web Engineering
Barry, C. & Lang, M. (2000) A Survey of Multimedia and Web Development Methods (Presentation) 2nd ICSE Workshop on Web Engineering University of Limerick, Ireland, , 04-JUN-01 - 04-JUN-01 [Details]
(1993) The 13th IFORS World Conference on Operations Research
Murphy, C., Barry, C. and R. Kavanagh (1993) A Decision Support System (DSS) for Peat Production Planning The 13th IFORS World Conference on Operations Research Lisbon, Portugal, [Details]
(1992) Operations Research and Management Science Society of Ireland Annual Conference
Barry, C., Kavanagh, R and Murphy, C. (1992) Decision Support for Peat Production Planning and Management Operations Research and Management Science Society of Ireland Annual Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(1992) ISD 1992: The proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information Systems Developers Workbench
Barry, C., O’Mahony, R and Murphy, C. (1992) Information Systems Planning and Requirements Determination - A KBS Approach ISD 1992: The proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information Systems Developers Workbench University of Gdansk, Poland, [Details]
(1989) The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering
Barry, C. and Murphy, C. (1989) A Milled Peat Production Simulation Model (SIMPEAT) The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(1989) The Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Agricultural Engineering
Barry, C., Kavanagh, R and Murphy, C. (1989) A Milled Peat Production System . In: V.A. Dodd, P.M. Grace eds. The Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Agricultural Engineering Netherlands, Balkema, , pp.25-32 [Details]
(1988) VIII International Congress on Agricultural Engineering
Barry, C., Kavanagh, R and Murphy, C. (1988) A Simulation of the Milled Peat Production System VIII International Congress on Agricultural Engineering Leningrad, USSR, , pp.25-32 [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2014)
Escalona, M. J., Aragón, G., Linger, H., Lang, M., Barry, C., and Schneider, C (Ed.). (2014) Information System Development / Improving Enterprise Communication. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2014)
Strahonja, V., Vrček, N., Plantak Vukovac, D., Barry, C., Lang, M., Linger, H., Schneider, C (Ed.). (2014) Information Systems Development: Transforming Organisations and Society Through Information Systems. Varaždin, Croatia: Faculty of Organization and Informatics. [Details]
(2013)
Pooley, R., Coady, J., Lang, M., Barry, C. & Schneider, C (Ed.). (2013) Reflections, Challenges and New Developments in Information Systems Development. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2013)
Linger, H. , Fisher, J., Lang, M., Barry, C. & Schneider, C (Ed.). (2013) Building Sustainable Information Systems. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2011)
Pokorny, J., Richta, K., Repa, V., Wojtkowski, W., Linger, H., Barry, C. & Lang, M (Ed.). (2011) Information Systems Development. Business Systems and Services: Modelling and Development. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2009)
Barry, C., Conboy, K., Lang, M., Wojtkowski, W., & Wojtkowski, G (Ed.). (2009) Information Systems Development: Challenges in Practice, Theory and Education. New York: Springer. [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2000) A Report on Multimedia and Web Technique Usage in Ireland.
Barry, C., Lang, M. (2000) A Report on Multimedia and Web Technique Usage in Ireland. Non Published Reports [Details]

Teaching Interests

Chris has taught for more than twenty years in a wide range of information systems topics to under-graduate and post-graduate students, including Web and multimedia systems development, management decision systems, systems analysis and design techniques and methodologies, information systems management, enterprise systems and information systems ethics.