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Dr. Burcu Bulgurcu

Assistant Professor
DepartmentInformation Technology Management
EducationBSc, MSc, PhD
OfficeTRS 2-058
Phone416-979-5000 x 553807

Overview

Professor Burcu Bulgurcu (Ph.D., M.Sc., Sauder School of Business (external link, opens in new window) , the University of British Columbia (external link, opens in new window) , M.Sc., B.Sc. Informatics Institute (external link, opens in new window) , Middle East Technical University (external link, opens in new window) ) joined the Department of Information Technology Management (opens in new window)  of the Ted Rogers School of Management (opens in new window)  in 2019. Formerly, she was a professor of Information Systems in the Carroll School of Management (external link, opens in new window) , Boston College (external link, opens in new window) .

Dr. Bulgurcu’s research and teaching interests are cybersecurity, information privacy, social media and business analytics, and data visualization. Her research aims to provide guidance in the development of data protection and privacy preserving technologies, effective security and privacy policies, awareness, and training programs. She also explores the implications of social media use and privacy on creativity and innovation. The results of her research have been published in the Financial Times Top 50 journals (external link, opens in new window)  and leading conferences, including a highly impactful paper published (external link, opens in new window)  in MIS Quarterly (external link, opens in new window)  with over 2700 citations,  MIT Sloan Management Review (external link) , the Journal of MIS (external link, opens in new window) Journal of the Association for Information Systems (external link) ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (external link) , the International (external link, opens in new window) Americas (external link, opens in new window) , and Hawaii International (external link)  Conferences on IS. Bulgurcu’s research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (external link, opens in new window)  and she has received numerous academic honours and awards.

She teaches a variety of classes on IT Management and Strategy, including a new elective class on Data Visualization, which she has designed and developed as part of the Data Science and Analytics programs in business schools.

Learn more about her SSHRC-funded research on cybersecurity: Examining cyber resilience in a postpandemic world (external link)  and her privacy and social media research: Living in a Fishbowl or No (external link) t. 

 

Information Privacy, Cybersecurity, Digitalization and Remote Work, Social Media, Business Data Analytics, Data Visualization

Refereed Journal Articles
Van Osch, W., and Bulgurcu, B. 2023. "The Profound Influence of Small Choices in Digital Collaboration (external link) ." MIT Sloan Management Review 65, no. 1.
Knijenburg, B., Bulgurcu, B. 2023. "Designing Alternative Form-Autocompletion Tools to Enhance Privacy Decision Making and Prevent Unintended Disclosure," ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction.  pp 1–42. doi.acm.org?doi=3610366 (external link) 
Van Osch, W., Bulgurcu, B., Liang, Y. 2023. "Living in a Fishbowl or Not: The Role of Transparency and Privacy in Creative Dialogues on Enterprise Social Media," Journal of the Association for Information Systems, (24:3), 846-881. DOI: 10.17705/1jais.00802 (external link) 
Van Osch, W., Bulgurcu, B. 2020. “Idea Generation in Enterprise Social Media: Open versus Closed Groups and their Network Structures. Journal of Management Information Systems,” Journal of Management Information Systems,(37:4) 905-932. DOI: 10.1080/07421222.2020.1831760 (external link) 

Bulgurcu, B., Van Osch, W., Kane, J. 2018. “The Rise of the Promoters: User Classes and Contribution Patterns in Enterprise Social Media,” Journal of Management Information Systems (35:2), 610-646.

Bulgurcu, B., Cavusoglu, H., Benbasat, I. 2010. “Information Security Policy Compliance: An Empirical Study of Rationality-Based Beliefs and Information Security Awareness,” Management Information Systems Quarterly (34:3),  523-548. (over 2,600 citations)

Refereed Conference Proceedings
Van Osch, W., Bulgurcu, B. and Majchrzak, A. “The Effects of Group Visibility on Social Capital Formation in Enterprise Social Media,” Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2018), Portsmouth, UK, June 23-28.
Van Osch, W., Bulgurcu, B. and Kane, G., 2016. “Classifying Enterprise Social Media Users: A Mixed-Method Study of Organizational Social Media Use,” Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016), Dublin, Ireland, December 12-15.
Kajtazi, M., Bulgurcu, B. 2014. “A Theoretical Perspective on Rationalization of Insider Computer Abuse,” Proceedings of the 13th Pre-ICIS AIS SIGSEC Workshop on Information Security and Privacy, Milan, Italy.
Kajtazi, M., Bulgurcu, B., Cavusoglu, H., Benbasat, I. 2014. “Assessing Sunk Cost Effect on Employees’ Intentions to Violate Information Security Policies in Organizations,” Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2014), Waikoloa, HI USA, January 6-9.
Kajtazi, M., Bulgurcu, B., 2014. “A Theoretical Perspective on Rationalization of Insider ISP Violation,” Proceedings of the Pre-ICIS AIS SIGSEC Workshop on Information Security and Privacy, Auckland, New Zealand, December 13.
Kajtazi, M., Bulgurcu, B., Cavusoglu, H., Benbasat, I. 2014. “Assessing Sunk Cost Effect on Employees’ Intentions to Violate Information Security Policies in Organizations,” Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2013), Waikoloa, HI USA, January 6-9.
Kajtazi, M., Bulgurcu, B. 2013. “Information Security Policy Compliance: An Empirical Study on Escalation of Commitment,” Proceedings of the 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2013), Chicago, IL USA, August 15-17.
Bulgurcu, B., Cavusoglu, H., Benbasat, I. 2011. “Information Security Policy Compliance: The Role of Fairness, Commitment, And Cost Beliefs,” Proceedings of the 6th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS 2011), Cyprus, September 3-5.
Bulgurcu, B., Cavusoglu, H., Benbasat, I. 2010. “Understanding Emergence and Outcomes of Information Privacy Concerns: A Case of Facebook,” Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010), St. Louis, MO USA, December 12-15.
Bulgurcu, B. 2010. “Antecedents and Outcomes of Information Privacy Concerns in Online Social Networking: A Theoretical Perspective,” Proceedings of the 9th Pre-ICIS JAIS Theory Development Workshop, St. Louis, MO USA, December 11.
Bulgurcu, B. 2010. “The Role of Information Security Policy Fairness, Organizational Commitment, and Work Experience in Managing Information Security” Proceedings of the 5th Pre-ICIS SIGSEC Workshop on IS Security and Privacy, St. Louis, MO USA, December 12.
Bulgurcu, B., Cavusoglu, H., Benbasat, I. 2010. “Quality and Fairness of an Information Security Policy as Antecedents of Employees’ Security Engagement in the Workplace: An Empirical Investigation,” Proceedings of the 43th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2010), Koloa, HI USA, January 5-8.
Initiatives funded within the past five years Year Amount
Principal Investigator - SSHRC Insight Grant, “Towards a Cyber-resilient Workforce - Cybersecurity Challenges, Awareness, and Training in the Age of COVID-19” 2021-2023 $50,000
Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst Fellowship  2023  $10,000
TRSM Undergraduate Research Opportunities 2023  $10,491
TRSM Undergraduate Research Opportunities 2023  $5,245 
TRSM Outstanding Research Recognition Award 2023  $2,000
Mitacs Business Strategy Internship (BSI) 2023  $60,000
Principle Investigator: SSHRC Explore, Understanding the Impacts of Digital Transformation on Small Businesses and Young Populations 2022 $7,000
Ted Roger School of Management Research Advancement Grant:Hesitancy towards Vaccine Passports and Privacy Implications 2021 $1,000

Principle Investigator: TRSM Research Advancement Grant, Towards a Cyber-resilient Workforce – Cybersecurity Challenges, Awareness, and Training in the Age of COVID-19

Co-investigator: Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan 

2021 $15,000
TRSM Outstanding Research Recognition Award 2020 $2,000
Awards & Recognition Year

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst Research Fellow 

2021-2023
TRSM Research Recognition Award 2022 
Teaching Innovation Award 2022 



Undergraduate

Course Code Course Title
ITM 100 Foundations of Information Systems
ITM 102 Business Information Systems
ITM 707 Strategy, Management, and Acquisition 
ITM 752  Data Visualization

Other Courses

  • Data Visualization (Elective Course, Carroll School of Management, Boston College, Boston)
  • Information Technologies for Management (MBA Course, Carroll School of Management, Boston College, Boston)
  • Digital Technologies: Strategy and Use (Undergraduate Course, Carroll School of Management, Boston College, Boston)
  • Information Systems Technology and Development (Undergraduate Course, Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
  • Introduction to IT and Applications (Undergraduate Course, Informatics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara)
  • Information Systems Group Project (Graduate Course, Informatics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara)