Anthony Wensley

Anthony Wensley

Professor Emeritus (Accounting & Management Information Systems)



My work focuses on the development and implementation of major enterprise systems. As an outgrowth of this I am extensively involved with organizations planning and implementing major enterprise information systems both in North American and Europe. I also work with organizations and educational institutions developing digital strategies. Intellectual property is another area I work in providing guidance to organizations primarily in the biotechnology domain. I have been United Way co-chair for UofT Mississauga over the last five years and am actively involved in developing active links with the City of Mississauga. In addition, one of my responsibilities is to develop international exchange programs for our unique CCIT program with particular emphasis on the Digital Enterprise Management specialist program


The key areas of my research involve the planning and implementation of enterprise management systems. In parallel with this work I am actively engaged in research focused on Intellectual Property with particular emphasis on digital industries and the biotechnology industry. I am executive editor of the international Wiley journal Knowledge and Process Management and I serve on the Editorial Boards of 10 academic journals covering Information Systems, eBusiness, and Research and Innovation.

Ph.D., University of Waterloo
M.B.A., McMaster University
M.A., University of Cambridge
M.A., University of Surrey



  • Response to Kleiman and Sontag; M. Allarakhia and A. Wensley; Nature Biotechnology; Forthcoming
  • Ontology Based Knowledge Management for a Joint Venture Project; Ku, k.c., Wensley, A.K.P., Kao, H.P.; Expert Systems with Applications; Issue: 35; 2008; Pages: 187-197
  • Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights in Systems Biology; Allarakhia, M. and A. Wensley; Nature Biotechnology; Issue: December; 2005
  • Organizational Memory and the Completeness of Process Modeling in ERP Systems.; Wensley, A. and E. van Stijn; Journal of Business Process Management; Issue: Volume 7-3; 2001
  • Game Theory and Information Systems Outsourcing.; Wensley, A. and R. Elitzur; Journal of Information Technology; Issue: Volume 12-1; 1997; Pages: 45-60
  • Expert Systems - One Set of Views of the State-of-the-Art; Expert Systems with Applications; 1995
  • Strategic Redesign of a Communications Function: the Case of the Premier's Correspondence Unit; with S.J. Drew, and M. Proc; Journal of Business Change and Transformation; Issue: Vol.1, No.4; 1994
  • Evaluating Expert Systems with Complex Outputs: The Case of Audit Planning; with J.E. Boritz; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (Fall), also published in M. Vasarhelyi (Ed.) (New York: Markus Weiner, 1994) Auditing and Artificial Intelligence II; 1992
  • Expert Systems and Auditing Research: Evolving Issues; International Journal of Expert Systems with Applications; Issue: Vol.4, No.3; 1992
  • An Expert Systems Approach to Substantive Audit Planning; with J.E. Boritz; International Journal of Expert Systems with Applications; (supplement); 1991
  • Verifying and Validating an Audit Planning Expert System; Proceedings of the Workshop on Verification and Validation, AAAI Conference, Boston, July 29-August 3; 1990
  • Structuring the Assessment of Audit Evidence - An Expert Systems Approach; with J.E. Boritz; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (supplement); 1990
  • Research Issues in Expert Systems; in G. Dukidis, F. Land, and G. Miller (Eds.), Knowledge-based Management Support Systems, (London: Ellis Horwood); 1989
  • Congenital Learning in the Spanish Telecommunications Industry.; Cegerra-Navarro, J., Wensley, A.K.P.; Journal of Business Venturing (forthcoming)
  • A multi-sector comparison of relational learning and information communication technologies adoption.; Cegerra-Navarro, J. Wensley, A.K.P., Concesa, E; Services Industry Journal (forthcoming)
  • A Knowledge Based Theory of Pharmaceutical Alliances.; Allarakhia, M., Wensley, A.K.P.; Journal of the Intelligent Enterprise (forthcoming)
  • A Disruptive Biopharmaceutical Research Paradigm; Allarakhia, M., Wensley, A.K.P.; Technological Forecasting and Social Change (in press)

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • Enterprise Systems and the Preservation of Agility; van Stijn, E., Wensley, A.K.P.; Agile Information Systems (chapter); 2006
  • Further Thoughts about Information Structure, Knowledge Management and Outsourcing.; Wensley, A. and R. Elitzur; Information Systems Outsourcing (chapter); 2002; Pages: 187-194
  • Tools for Knowledge Management.; Wensley, A. and A. Verwijk-O'Sullivan; Knowledge Horizons (chapter); 2000; Pages: 113-130
  • Can Game Theory Help Us Understand Information Systems Outsourcing?; Wensley, A. and R. Elitzur; Strategic Sourcing of Information Systems (chapter); 1998; Pages: 113-136
  • CAPEX: An Audit Planning Expert System; with J.E. Boritz; (New York: Markus Weiner); 1995
  • Audit Planning and Expert Systems Research; in M. Vasarhelyi (Ed), Auditing and Artificial Intelligence II, (New York: Markus Weiner); 1994
  • Necessary Richness: Some Issues in the Automation of Business Knowledge; in J. Liebowitz (ed.) Moving Towards Expert Systems Globally in the 21st Century, (New York: Cognizant Communication Corporation, ); 1994
  • Outsourcing Information Systems; with R. Elitzur; Management Accounting Guideline No.23, The Society of Management Accountants of Canada; 1994