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Pages: 6054-6059
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

REDUCING SPREADSHEET USERS’ OVERCONFIDENCE THROUGH BUSINESS ORIENTED UNIVERSITY COURSES

M. Sakal, L. Rakovic, P. Matkovic, P. Tumbas, V. Pavlicevic

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Economics Subotica (SERBIA)
Empirical researches suggest that errors inevitably accompany spreadsheets, which are nowadays one of most ubiquitous business tools, used to overcome the gaps between functionalities of existing, systematically developed, information systems and new, ad hoc requirements that these systems are faced with. Spreadsheets are most commonly developed by end-users who are not IT experts. End-user overconfidence acts as a strong catalyst for spreadsheet errors. Previous studies revealed that end-user overconfidence is inversely proportional to users’ level of awareness of different types of spreadsheet errors and possibilities of their occurrence. With reference to results of a study on errors present in spreadsheets used in Serbian SMEs on one hand, and content of spreadsheet related courses within Serbian business-oriented universities on the other, this paper emphasizes that not enough attention (if any) was devoted to raising awareness on the potential risks of spreadsheet errors at spreadsheet-related university courses. The paper proposes taxonomy of errors that could be studied as a standard segment of aforementioned courses.
@InProceedings{SAKAL2015RED,
author = {Sakal, M. and Rakovic, L. and Matkovic, P. and Tumbas, P. and Pavlicevic, V.},
title = {REDUCING SPREADSHEET USERS’ OVERCONFIDENCE THROUGH BUSINESS ORIENTED UNIVERSITY COURSES},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {6054-6059}}
TY - CONF
AU - M. Sakal AU - L. Rakovic AU - P. Matkovic AU - P. Tumbas AU - V. Pavlicevic
TI - REDUCING SPREADSHEET USERS’ OVERCONFIDENCE THROUGH BUSINESS ORIENTED UNIVERSITY COURSES
SN - 978-84-606-8243-1/2340-1117
PY - 2015
Y1 - 6-8 July, 2015
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN15 Proceedings
SP - 6054
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M. Sakal, L. Rakovic, P. Matkovic, P. Tumbas, V. Pavlicevic (2015) REDUCING SPREADSHEET USERS’ OVERCONFIDENCE THROUGH BUSINESS ORIENTED UNIVERSITY COURSES, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 6054-6059.
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