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Dr. Doncho Petkov

Professor in BIS
PhD in Management and MIS, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, January 1986
MSc in Technical Cybernetics, Technical University Brno, Czech Republic, 1978

Short biography:
Dr Petkov was the coordinator of the BIS program between January 2004 and August 2010. He was also between Oct 1997 and January 2002 a full professor and chair in Information Systems at the University of Natal Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. His research covers Software Engineering, Information Systems, Decision Making, Systems Thinking and Technology Management. He is on the editorial boards of Systems Research and Behavioral Science, (Wiley, 1995-, Deputy Editor USA 2007-2013), International Journal on Information Technology and the Systems Approach, (IGI, 2007-, former Senior Area Editor for Software Engineering, 2007-2009) published by Idea Group Publishing, he was also Senior Area Editor for Software Engineering between 2007 and 2009), The Int. Journal on Decision Support System Technology, (IGI, 2008-), Journal of Information Systems Applied Research (AITP EDSIG, 2009-), Communications in Cybernetics, Systems Science and Engineering, (a book series by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, 2012-)and was previously  on the boards of Information Systems Education Journal, (AITP EDSIG, 2007-2012), Scientific Inquiry Journal (2006-2010), International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management, (IGI, 2011-2012) and co-editor in chief between 2004 and 2009 of International Journal on Computers, Systems and Signals. Dr Petkov‚Äôs research has been reported in over 116 refereed publications in journals, books and proceedings and over 110 other papers. His work has appeared in The Journal of Systems and Software, Decision Support Systems, Information Resources Management Journal, Journal on Information Technology Theory and Applications (JITTA), Telecommunications Policy, Kybernetes, International Journal on Technology Management, IJITSA, South African Journal on Information Management, JITCAR, South African Computing Journal, Journal of Information Systems Education, Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, Information Systems Education Journal and elsewhere. Dr. Petkov has consulted on organizational learning, strategy development and IT evaluation.

Teaching interests:
IS Strategy, Systems Analysis and Design, Storage Infrastructure, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Business Process Reengineering and ERP, IS Management, Decision Making, Systems Approaches to Management, Research Methodology, Crisis Management, Decision Support Systems.

Research areas:
Software Engineering, Soft Systems Thinking applied to Management, Technology Management, Software Development Productivity, Multicriteria Decision Analysis, Decision Support Systems.
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