About Professor Turetken

Professor Ozgur Turetken (Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, MBA, BS METU, Ankara, Turkey) joined TRSITM in 2006. Prior to that, he served on the faculty of Temple University Fox School of Business and Management for 6 years. Dr. Turetken's scholarly interests are mainly in applied (text) analytics especially in the context of individual decision making. His research on the organization and presentation of information as they relate to decision outcomes has been published in international journals and conferences, and has been funded by NSERC and SSHRC among other agencies. Ozgur is also a recipient of Ryerson SRC award in 2010. He is active in various research communities as an editor, special interest group officer, and track chair. He has developed and taught many undergraduate and graduate courses, mostly in evidence based management and supervised several theses. Ozgur also served in many committees at the departmental, faculty, and university levels at Ryerson. His service contributions have been recognized by the 2010 TRSM Service Award.

Research

Dr. Turetken's research interests includes human computer interaction in Web 2.0 and data analytics for decision support systems.

Research Funding

  • (with S. Al-Natour and E. Ngai) TRSM-FB PolyU Joint Research Grant ($30,000 for 2016-17) for project titled “An Empirical Evaluation of Automated Sentiment Analysis as a Decision Aid,”
  • (with Amir Gandomi) Ted Rogers School of Management Internal Research Grant ($7,000 for 2015-2016) for project titled "Big Data, Analytics, and the Future of Marketing Education."
  • Ted Rogers School of Management Internal Research Grant ($5,000 for 2013-2014) for project titled "Organizational Adoption Of Mobile Communication Technologies".
  • Ted Rogers School of Management Internal Research Grant ($5,000 for 2013-2014) for project titled "Organizational Adoption Of Mobile Communication Technologies".
  • (with Tunga Gungor et al.) Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council (TUBITAK), FATIH Project (566,991 TL (approx. $325,000) for 2013-2015) for project titled "Development of a Question Answering System to Provide Reliable Knowledge Access for Primary and Secondary Level Students".
  • (with Charles Davis) Fed. Dev. Applied Research and Commercialization Grant ($32,800 for 2012-2013) for project titled "Social Media and Audience Intelligence for media content producers".
  • (with Catherine Middleton) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) strategic research grant ($195,400 for 2008-2011) on Management, Business and Finance for project titled "Managing Ubiquitous Communication Technologies in Organizations: Diagnosing Problems and Developing Solutions for an 'Always-On' Environment".
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) discovery grant ($85,000 for 2008-2013) for research program "Management of the Blogosphere through Automated Clustering and Visualization - An Empirical Investigation".
  • (with Deb Fels) Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Research Tools and Instruments grant ($55,624 for 2007 onwards).
  • Ryerson University SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) ($6,967 for 2007-2008) for project titled "Beyond Technology: The Role of Individual and Job Characteristics in Telework Success".
  • Temple University Summer Research Fellowship Award ($4,500 for Summer 2004).

Recent Publications

Includes publications made within the past 6 years. (*) denotes publications with graduate students.

2017

  • *Szczech, M., Turetken, O. (forthcoming) “The Competitive Landscape of Mobile Communications Industry in Canada – Predictive Analytic Modeling with Google Trends and Twitter," in Annals of Information Systems special issue on “Analytics and Data Science: Advances in Research and Pedagogy”.
    • * Lak, P., Turetken, O. (2017) “The impact of sentiment analysis output on decision outcomes – an empirical evaluation,” in AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction Vol. (6)1, pp. 1-22.

    2016

    • Turetken, O., Al-Natour, S. "Empirical Evaluation of Automated Sentiment Analysis as a Decision Aid", International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), December 11-14, 2016. Dublin, IE.

    2015

    • *Szczech, M., Turetken, O. "The Competitive Landscape of Mobile Communications Industry in Canada - Predictive Analytics Modeling with Google Trends and Twitter", Business Analytics Congress, December 12-13, 2015 Fort Worth, TX.
    • Poku, E. K., Towler, M. R., Cummins, N. M., Curran, D. J, Turetken, O. (forthcoming) "A multi-study cost-effectiveness comparison of the QFracture and FRAX fracture risk algorithms" in Risk and Decision Analysis, Vol. (6)1, pp. 1-6
    • *Arpaci, I., Cetin, Y. Y., Turetken, O. (2015) "The Impact of Perceived Security on Organizational Adoption of Smartphones" in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking Vol. 18(10), pp. 602-608
    • *Arpaci, I., Cetin, Y. Y., Turetken, O. (2015) "A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Smartphone Adoption by Canadian and Turkish Organizations" in Journal of Global Information Technology Management Vol. (18)3, pp. 214-238
    • *Lak, P., Turetken, O. "The Impact of Sentiment Analysis on Decision Outcomes", CORS/INFORMS International Conference, June, 2015 Montreal, QC. (presentation video)

    2014

    • Panel Report: Wixom, B., Ariyachandra T., Douglas, D., Goul, M., Gupta, B., Iyer, L., Kulkarni, U., Mooney, J. G., Philips-Wren, G., Turetken, O. (2014) "The Current State of Business Intelligence in Academia: The Arrival of Big Data, " in Communications of the AIS Vol. (34)1, article 1.
    • *Lak, P., Turetken, O. "Star Ratings versus Sentiment Analysis-A Comparison of Explicit and Implicit Measures of Opinions", Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-47), January 6-9, 2014 Big Island, HI.
    • Bener, A., Turetken, O. "The Impact of Big Data in Business Models and IS Transformation in Organizations," Western Decision Sciences Institute (WSDI) Forty-Third Annual Meeting, April 1-4, 2014 Napa, CA.

    2013

    • Editorial: Turetken, O. and Olfman, L. (2013) "Introduction to the Special Issue on Human-Computer Interaction in the Web 2.0 Era" in AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction Vol. (5)1, pp. 1-5.
    • *Weiser, O., Turetken. O. "An Empirical Study of Co-working Performance-A Social Network Perspective", SIG-ORSA Pre-ICIS 2013 Workshop - The Changing Nature of Work: Working Smarter with ICT, December 15th, 2013 Milan, Italy.
    • *Arpaci, I., Cetin Yardimci, Y., Turetken, O. "The Impact of Cultural Differences on Smartphone Adoption by Organizations", International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH 2013), August 29-31, 2013 London, UK.

    2012

    • *Arpaci, I., Yardimci, Y. C., Ozkan, S., Turetken O. (2012). "Organizational Adoption of Information Technologies: A Literature Review" in International Journal of eBusiness and eGovernment Studies, Vol 4(2).
    • *Verspan, S., Turetken, O. "Decision maker satisfaction in a web analytics context: the impact of analysts' skills", 3rd Pre-ICIS Business Intelligence Conference (BIC3), December 16, 2012 Orlando, FL. (Best research in progress paper award).
    • *Arpaci, I., Yardımcı, Y., Ozkan, S., Turetken, O. "Organizational Adoption of Information Technologies: A Literature Review", International Conference on Business and Economics, August 3-4, 2012 Istanbul, Turkey.
    • *Arpaci, I., Yardımcı, Y., Ozkan, S., Turetken, O. "Organizational Adoption of Mobile Communication Technologies", European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS), June 7-8, 2012 Munich, Germany.

Teaching Experience

Courses

  • Research and Communication for Today's Managers(Graduate Level) (Ryerson University TRSM, Winter 2017)
  • Theories of Technology and Organization (Graduate Level) (Ryerson University TRSM, Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Fall 2016)
  • Business Information Systems (Ryerson University TRSITM, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016)
  • World Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Graduate Level) (Ryerson University TRSM, Winter 2015, Winter 2016)
  • Managerial Decision Making, (Graduate Level) (Ryerson University TRSITM, Fall 2012)
  • Decision Analysis (Ryerson University TRSITM, Fall 2008, Fall 2011)
  • Managerial Decision Modeling (Graduate Level) (Ryerson University TRSM, Winter 2011)
  • Business Process Design (Ryerson University TRSITM, Fall 2007 - Winter 2008)
  • Collaboration and Decision Technologies (Graduate Level) (Ryerson University TRSM, Spring 2007)
  • Database Analysis and Design (Graduate Level) (Temple University Fox School of Business and Management, Fall 2002, Spring 2006)
  • Systems Analysis and Design (Temple University Fox School of Business and Management, Spring 2001, Spring 2006)
  • Information System Implementation (Temple University Fox School of Business and Management, Fall 2000, Spring 2002).
  • Fundamentals of Management Information Systems (Temple University Fox School of Business and Management, Fall 2000).
  • Production and Operations Management (Oklahoma State University, Spears College of Business Administration, Fall 1997, Spring 2000).

Supervision


    Master of Management Science theses

  • Parisa Lak (currently PhD student in industrial engineering, Ryerson University), Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, major: ITM "The Impact of Sentiment Analysis on Decision Outcomes- An Empirical Investigation" (January 2014)
  • Stephan Verspan (currently with Critical Mass Design Agency), Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, major: ITM "Decision maker satisfaction in a web analytics context: The impact of analysts' skills" (January 2013)
  • Stephan Kershaw (currently software developer/business analyst), Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, major: ITM, "The Active Audience of the Weblog Format" (December 2010)

  • PhD dissertation (pre-proposal stage)

  • Naza Djafarova, Ryerson University, Faculty of Science, major: Computer Science and Management (co-supervised with Alex Ferworn)

  • MBA major research papers (MRP)

  • Ammar Ashraf "Lowe's Canada's Western Expansion: Deciding on a new Distribution Centre location" (August 2016)
  • Jeffrey Wingfield "The Fundamentals of Proximity Marketing: ABC, It is as Easy as 1,2,3" (August 2016)
  • Andrei Floarea "Increasing Efficiency in Operational Processes: A study of a top-tier trust company's business processes" (September 2015)
  • Michal Szczech "Can Google Trends and Twitter data provide information about the competitive landscape of wireless communications industry in Canada?" (August 2015)
  • Himanshu Porwal "Big data and its significance in Crisis and Contingency Management" (August 2013)
  • Orly Weiser "A Quantitate Study on Co-Working Performance" (August 2013)
  • Ruben Campos, "Canadian Blood Services: The Future of Rural Markets in Canada" (August 2011)
  • Divya Dixit, "Mobile Cloud Computing: Technology Adoption Framework and Assessment of Key Trends & Technological Challenges" (August 2011)
  • Ankush Pasra, "Aftermarket service parts planning review" (August 2011)
  • Sarah Fuller, "Alignment of Organizational Resource Capabilities to Enterprise Application Resource Requirements: Implementing the Appropriate Enterprise Resource Planning Application for Your Organization" (August 2009)
  • Sze-Wan Li "A Theoretical Model for Organizational Adoption of 'Always-on' Mobile Communication Technology" (August 2009)
  • Timothy Burrow "The Adoption of Mobile Learning in Higher Education" (August 2009)

  • Masters of Digital Media MDM MRP

  • Sumit Bhatia "A strategic foray into multi-dimensional data visualization in immersive environments" (August 2016)

  • Independent Study

  • Hee Jung Chun, "A survey of data mining applications in industry," Temple University Fox School of Business and Management (Summer 2005)
  • Xiaoming Duan, "A survey of the use of UML in systems analysis and design with a case study," Temple University Fox School of Business and Management (Spring 2005)
  • Nainil Chheda, "Evaluation of the adoption of digital certificates in the e-business environment," Temple University Fox School of Business and Management (Fall 2004)
  • Xiaoming Duan, "Evaluation of the applications of the DBMS technologies in e-business, especially in a client-server environment," Temple University Fox School of Business and Management (Fall 2004)
  • Xiaobin Li, "Development of a web-based visualization system," Temple University Fox School of Business and Management (Fall 2002 and Spring 2003)

Contact Ozgur

  • turetken@ryerson.ca
  • (416) 979 - 5000 x5297
  • (416) 979 - 5249 (Fax)
  • Office TRS2-004
  • Ted Rogers School of Management, 575 Bay Street, Toronto, ON Canada M5G 2C5
  • Mailing Address: 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 2K3