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Ozgur Turetken

Dr. Ozgur Turetken

Director & Professor
EducationPhD, MBA, BSc
OfficeTRS 2-016
Phone416-979-5000 ext: 5297

Professor Ozgur Turetken (Ph.D., Oklahoma State University,, external link MBA,, external link BS, external link METU,, external link Ankara, Turkey) joined TRSITM in 2006. Prior to that, he served on the faculty of Temple University Fox School of Business and Management, external link 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, external linkspecial interest group officer, external link, and track chair., external link 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.

Human computer interaction in Web 2.0, data analytics for decision support systems

Publications

Li, H., Chatterjee, S., Turetken, O. (2017) “Information Technology Enabled Persuasion: An Experimental Investigation of the Role of Communication Channel, Strategy and Affect” in AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction Vol. (9)4, pp. 281-300.

*Szczech, M., Turetken, O. (2017) “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”.

Pick, J., Turetken, O., Deokar, A., Sarkar, A. (2017) “Location Analytics and Decision Support: Reflections on Recent Advancements, a Research Framework, and the Path Ahead” in Decision Support Systems Vol. 99, pp. 1-8.

* 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.

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.

Poku, E. K., Towler, M. R., Cummins, N. M., Curran, D. J., Turetken, O. (2016) “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.

*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.

*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)

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.

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.

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings
*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.
*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.
*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.
*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.
Ladner, S., Middleton, C., Turetken, O. “Understanding the Domestic and Work Intrusions of a Smartphone Enabled Workforce”, Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) Conference Proceedings, June 14-16, 2012 – New York, NY.
Other Conference Presentations and Abstracts

*Lak, P., Turetken, O. “The Impact of Sentiment Analysis on Decision Outcomes”, presented at CORS/INFORMS International Conference, June, 2015 – Montreal, QC.

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

Middleton, C., McEwen, R., Turetken, O.  “An Exploration of the Use of Always-On Technologies in Organizations” Proceedings of Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) 2009 Workshop, December 2009 – Phoenix, AZ.

Schuff, D., Turetken, O. “A Solution for Addressing “E-Mail Overload” using Automatic Document Clustering” presented in INFORMS--the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science--, 2007 Annual meeting in Seattle, WA in November 2007.

Turetken, O., Sharda, R. “Visualization & Text Data Mining,” presented in INFORMS 2001 Annual meeting in Miami Beach, FL, November 2001.

Turetken, O., Sharda, R. “An Overview of Visualization Technologies for Knowledge Networks,” presented in INFORMS Fall 1999 meeting in Philadelphia, PA, November 1999.

Turetken, O., “Factors that Lead to Telecommuting Success,” (poster presentation) Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 1999 Conference Proceedings, November 20-23, 1999, New Orleans, LA.

Turetken, O. “Prediction of Diabetic Classes: A Comparative Study,” Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 5th International Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1, pp. 528-530, July 1999, Athens, Greece.

Grant or Project Title Year Amount
eCampus Ontario Research and Innovation Grants (with N. Djafarova et al.): "Practical Design Guide for Simulation Game based Learning" 2016-2018 $95,942
Ted Rogers School of Management-FB PolyU Joint Research Grant (with S. Al-Natour and E. Ngai): "An Empirical Evaluation of Automated Sentiment Analysis as a Decision Aid” 2016-2017 $30,000
Ted Rogers School of Management Internal Research Grant (with Amir Gandomi): “Big Data, Analytics, and the Future of Marketing Education” 2015-2016 $7000

Ted Rogers School of Management Internal Research Grant: “Organizational Adoption Of Mobile Communication Technologies”

2013-2014 $5000

Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council (TUBITAK), FATIH Project (with Tunga Gungor et al.): “Development of a Question Answering System to Provide Reliable Knowledge Access for Primary and Secondary Level Students”

2013-2015 566,991 TL or ~$325,000

Fed. Dev. Applied Research and Commercialization Grant (with Charles Davis): “Social Media and Audience Intelligence for Media Content Producers”

2012-2013 $32,800

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) strategic research grant on Management, Business and Finance (with Catherine Middleton): “Managing Ubiquitous Communication Technologies in Organizations: Diagnosing Problems and Developing Solutions for an 'Always-On' Environment”

2008-2011 $195,400

Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant for Research Program: “Management of the Blogosphere through Automated Clustering and Visualization - An Empirical Investigation”

2008-2013 $85,000

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Research Tools and Instruments grant (with Deb Fels et al.)

2007 & Onwards  $55,624

Ryerson University SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG): “Beyond Technology: The Role of Individual and Job Characteristics in Telework Success”

2007-2008 $6,967

Temple University Summer Research Fellowship Award

2004 $4,500
  • PhD, Business Administration-Management Science and Information Systems, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • MBA, Management, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • BSc, Electrical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • 2011-2015, Association of Information Systems Special Interest Group on Decision Support and Analytics (AIS SIGDSA, formerly SIG Decision Support Systems)
  • Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, Scholarly Research and Creative Activity Award, 2010
  • Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, Service Award, 2010