Dr Chris Fidler

Job: Principal Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 257 7499

E: cf@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Academic and researcher into several information systems topics, covering Business Intelligence Systems, Management Support Systems, Management Information Systems, Decision Support, Database Systems and Data Warehouse design and application, E-commerce/e-government, Strategic IT alignment and Strategic Information Systems Planning, investigating the impact and effects of Information Systems on organisations, people and society.

Publications and outputs 

  • Understanding the relevance of ethics reviews of ICT research in UK computing departments using dialectical hermeneutics
    Understanding the relevance of ethics reviews of ICT research in UK computing departments using dialectical hermeneutics Eke, Damian; Stahl, Bernd Carsten, 1968-; Fidler, Christine Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to attempt to investigate how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) researchers in UK computing departments address ethics in their research. Whilst research and innovation in ICT has blossomed in the last two decades, the ethical, social and legal challenges they present have also increased. However, the increasing attention the technical development receives has not been replicated in the area of developing effective guidelines that can address the moral issues inherent in ICT research. Design/methodology/approach – This research is qualitative and made use of interviews. The data analysis was done with dialectical hermeneutics. Through a dialectical hermeneutic process, this research unpacks different understandings of relevance attached to ethics reviews of ICT research in UK computing departments. Findings – The findings include that ethics reviews are relevant because; it is a moral duty, it improves trust for researchers, it is part of risk assessment, it is in compliance with the law and it is a sustainable act. Practical implications – These various understandings illustrate an important dialectic process on the current state of the art in ICT research. Social implications – It asks to what degree the currently dominant model of ethics review based on biomedical ethics is optimal to ICT. Originality/value – It proposes a framework that can effectively help researchers and administrators to ensure responsible research and innovation in ICT. Finally, it identifies that ICT researchers would benefit from the developing repertoire of responsible research innovation.
  • The On-line Shopping Consumption Patterns of Saudi Shoppers
    The On-line Shopping Consumption Patterns of Saudi Shoppers Alsharif, Faisal; Siewe, Francois; Fidler, Christine; Bella, Giampaolo The world is witnessing a significant change in the global economic dimension in recent years; this change is reflected in the transformation from traditional commerce to electronic commerce. Confirms this shifts the indicators and statistical estimates the growth of individuals online shoppers in the whole world. Through follow-up of these indicators is clear to the observer different shopping patterns from one country to another and from one society to another. The aim of this study is to identify the consumption patterns used in electronic shopping by the Saudis . To achieve this aim, the on-line questionnaire was used and the respondents were 472 participants. The results showed the lake of use and adoption on-line shopping although the high number of Internet users and increase the experience to use the computers and the Internet by Saudis. Also the results showed that the top five factors that encourage the Saudis to electronic shopping are as follows: Save time, cheaper, easy and faster shopping and delivery services.
  • Extend the UTAUT to Measure the Adoption of On-line Shopping in Saudi Environment
    Extend the UTAUT to Measure the Adoption of On-line Shopping in Saudi Environment Alsharif, Faisal; Siewe, Francois; Fidler, Christine; Bella, Giampaolo Due to the growing importance of electronic commerce and on-line shopping economically and socially in people's lives, the researchers took interest in conducting several studies in order to identify the factors that urges people to adopt this type of electronic activity. This study among these studies aimed at to the same purpose. Particularly, this study aimed to investigate the constructs that are related to the adoption of online shopping, and also explore the relative importance of factors that encourage or discourage Saudi use on-line shopping. The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use Technology (UTAUT) for (Venkatesh et al. 2003) were adopted by this study. In this study, a set of hypotheses based at the original model in addition to the factors added to extend the model were used. The results of this study confirmed the validity of the added factors as influential constructs in the process of adopting on-line shopping in Saudi Arabia, also showed the relative importance of each element.
  • Barriers to e-government implementation in Jordan: The role of Wasta.
    Barriers to e-government implementation in Jordan: The role of Wasta. Fidler, Christine; Kanaan, Raed Kareem; Rogerson, Simon
  • Security perception in e-commerce websites - A customer's perspective.
    Security perception in e-commerce websites - A customer's perspective. Halaweh, Mohanad; Fidler, Christine; McRobb, Steve
  • The social side of theory: A community-based narrative of research and theory.
    The social side of theory: A community-based narrative of research and theory. Stahl, Bernd Carsten, 1968-; Al-Amri, Jehad; Almullah, Suad; Dawood, Muneeb; Fidler, Christine; Halaweh, Mohanad; Ibekwe, Osita; Kanaan, Raed Kareem; Phythian, Michael James; Al-Shery, Abdullah; Swesi, Khaled; Tangai, Sarai
  • Exploring the factors that affect e-Government implementation in Jordan; A longitudinal analysis.
    Exploring the factors that affect e-Government implementation in Jordan; A longitudinal analysis. Kanaan, Raed Kareem; Fidler, Christine; Rogerson, Simon

Click here for a full listing of Chris Fidler's publications and outputs.

Research interests/expertise

Business Intelligence (BI) Systems

Management Support Systems

Information Systems and their Effects on Organisations

People and Society

A sample of previous research subjects domains of PhD students that I have successfully supervised are:

  • Strategic Information Systems Planning and its application to Pakistan
  • Assessment of E-Government implementation within Jordan
  • Assessment of E-commerce security within Jordan
  • Ethics & ICT research projects

Areas of teaching

Database Systems and Design

Business Intelligence (BI) Systems and Management Support/Information Systems

Research Methodology/Process and Ethics (Undergraduate and Masters Levels)

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Computer Science, York University, Class I (1984)

DPhil Computer Science, York University (1988)

Courses taught

MSc Business Intelligence Systems & Data Mining (of which I am programme leader)

MSc Computing/IT/Information Systems Management

BSc Business Information Systems/Computing for Business

Membership of external committees

Member of BCS Board of Examiners (1990 – present) and BCS Advanced Diploma Management Information Systems module examiner (2000 - present)

Association of Business Executives – subject examiners for Relational Database Applications in Business Higher Diploma subject (September 2008 – present)

Institute of Management Information Systems (IMIS) - Independent Assessor of Examination Appeals and Irregularities (1993-present)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Full Member of the British Computer Society & Certified IT Professional (CITP) (1991 - present)

Current research students

First supervisor for:

Ahmad Sanad

Second supervisor for:

Faizal Alharbi

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