Track: NOV


Novel Approaches to Evaluation and Assessment of Information Systems

Track Chair

Assoc. Prof. Derya Fındık, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University

IS evaluation is a complex process that necessitates multi-level analysis including various components such as actors, relations, context, and methodology. We observe three approaches in the IS literature such as positivism, intepretivism, and critical theory that help researchers reveal dynamics of evaluation. Positivist approach to IS assumes that reality is objectively determined and independent of the researcher. A new system developed within a firm or acquired from an outside vendor, therefore, is treated as a final outcome. Internal users’ perceptions and attitudes towards a new system are neglected in many cases. Interpretivist approach, on the other hand, focuses more on understanding the effect of this system on organization. Critical theory emphasizes the role of history in constructing social reality. In other words, reality and actors are mutually dependent on each other. Actors are constrained by various forms of social, economic or cultural domination.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Derya Fındık is an associate professor of Management Information Systems at the Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara. She received her BS from Istanbul University, her MA and Ph.D from Middle East Technical University. Her main areas of interest are entrepreneurship, ICT adoption, and innovation management. Her publications have appeared in journals such as Journal of Technology Transfer, Applied Economics Letters, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, and İşletme, İktisat Finans.


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