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Dragana Paparova

PhD Research Fellow

H1067 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

My research interests unite two strands of information systems inquiry: data governance and data-driven value creation in digital ecosystems. Empirically, I am investigating this topic by exploring the production, sharing and usage of patient (generated) healthcare data across multiple stakeholders and beyond the boundaries of single organizations. Theoretically, my interests lie in complexity theories, or assemblage theory in particular. I aim to use this high-level abstract theory to generate concepts which will bring greater understanding to data as an information systems phenomenon.

During my PhD, I was also a visiting research student at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences for two terms: Jan - June 2022. 

Courses and teaching

IS 500 - IT and management


  • IT governance
  • Digital transformation
  • Digital platforms
  • Digital ecosystems
  • Data governance

Work experience

I hold a master’s degree in “E-business management” from Faculty of economics, “University Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, North Macedonia. My master’s thesis was titled “Integrating eHealth platforms and organizational information systems – ‘Moj Termin’ in the Republic of North Macedonia”, looking into the challenges of integrating the national eHealth platform with the digital infrastructure in the healthcare sector.

I also have 4 years of industry experience, working in the IT industry and in the outsoucring business. My experience under the job role of digital marketing manager was cross-disciplinary, including website development, QA software testing, graphic design, digital marketing and online advertising.

Scientific publications

  • Paparova, Dragana; Aanestad, Margunn; Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni; Bahus, Marianne (2023). Data governance spaces: The case of a national digital service for personal health data. Information and organization. ISSN: 1471-7727. 33 (1). doi:10.1016/j.infoandorg.2023.100451.
  • Paparova, Dragana (2023). Exploring the ontological status of data: A process-oriented approach. Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2023. ISBN: 978-1-958200-08-7. Association for Information Systems (AIS).
  • Essén, Anna; Stern, Ariel Dora; Haase, Christoffer Bjerre; Car, Josip; Greaves, Felix; Paparova, Dragana; Vandeput, Steven; Wehrens, Rik; Bates, David B. (2022). Health app policy: international comparison of nine countries’ approaches. npj Digital Medicine. 5doi:10.1038/s41746-022-00573-1.
  • Paparova, Dragana (2021). Opening-up digital platforms to accommodate patient-generated healthcare data. Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies. ISSN: 2510-2591. 5 (4).
  • Paparova, Dragana; Aanestad, Margunn (2020). Governing Innovation in E-Health Platform Ecosystems – Key Concepts and Future Directions. Selected Papers of the IRIS, Issue Nr 11. ISBN: 0000000000000. Association for Information Systems (AIS). Artikkel 4.

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