Department of Informatics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Sven Carlsson

Welcome! I am a Professor (Chair) of Informatics at Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) and Head of Department. I moved to LUSEM from Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) where I was a Professor (Chair) of Informatics. I have also been affiliated with the Informatics department at Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

My Ph.D. in Informatics is from Lund University and is a longitudinal study of user-developed Decision Support Systems. My current research interests include: the use of ICT/IS to support management processes, knowledge management, enterprise systems, technochange, IT management and governance, ICT enhanced and enabled innovation processes, design and redesign of e-business processes in electronic value chains and networks in turbulent and high-velocity environments. I also have a keen interest in the use of critical realism in IS research and IS design science research. My research has been supported by national as well as international research grants.

I have been a visiting scholar/professor at University of Arizona, Tucson, National University of Singapore, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC), Monash University, Melbourne, and Università della Calabria, Rende. I have lectured at universities in Europe, the US, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

I am Regional Editor for Knowledge Management Research & Practice (Knowledge Management Research & Practice received its first impact factor (0.855) in the 2010 Journal Citation Reports, making it the first knowledge management journal to gain an impact factor). I am also on the editorial boards of Journal of Decision Systems, Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, and Information and Communication Technologies for the Advanced Enterprise.

I have written more than 125 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers and my work has appeared in journals like Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Sciences, Information & Management, Journal of Decision Systems, International Journal of Technology Management, Knowledge Management Research & Practice, Information Systems and e-Business Management, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, and Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, as well as in well-recognized handbooks and books like Handbook on Knowledge Management and Handbook on Decision Support Systems and Design Research in Information Systems: Theory and Practice.

I have been on a number of conference boards, for example, the organizing committee of ECIS ´97 (European Conference of Information Systems) and I was the chairman for ECKM 2002 (European Conference on Knowledge Management). I was on the organizing committees for the IFIP W.G. 8.3 conferences in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010. I am vice-chairman of IFIP W.G. 8.3 on Decision Support Systems and I am a member of INFORMS and AIS. I regularly review papers for international journals and conferences, as well as act as an “expert examiner” of research projects.

My research has an international focus and currently I co-operate with researchers at University College Cork (Ireland), Marshall School of Business, USC, Los Angeles, School of Business Systems, Monash University, Melbourne, Copenhagen Business School, and Università della Calabria.

I supervise Ph.D. students at Informatics, LUSEM. In 2000 the Swedish National Research School "Management and IT" was established. I teach in the school and I am a member of the school’s board. The school has more than 60 PhD students. Benkt Wangler (College of Skövde) and I manage the research network “Knowledge in Organzations, KiO.” I am a recipient (twice) of Lund University’s most prestigious teaching award: “Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.“

Recent papers (2008 - 2011)

For papers 2002- see papers:

Carlsson, S.A. & O.A. El Sawy (2008): Decision Support in Turbulent and High-velocity Environments. In F. Burstein & Clyde W. Holsapple (eds,): Handbook on Decision Support Systems 2: Variations, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 3-17.

Burstein, F. & S.A. Carlsson (2008): Decision Support through Knowledge Management. In F. Burstein & Clyde W. Holsapple (eds.): Handbook on Decision Support Systems 1: Basic Themes, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 103-120.

Strand, M. & S.A. Carlsson (2008): Syndicate Date Suppliers: Their Business Environment, the Industry, and Their Core Business Process. In F. Adam and P. Humphreys (eds.): Encyclopaedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies, Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA, 848-856.

Carlsson, S.A. (2008): An Attention-based view on DSS. In F. Adam and P. Humphreys (eds.): Encyclopaedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies, Idea Publishing Group, Hershey, PA.

Carlsson, S.A. (2008): Critical Realist Information Systems Research. In M. Khosrow-Pour (ed.): Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition, Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA.

Carlsson, S.A. (2008): Determing Requirements for Management Support Systems. In P. Johannesson & E. Söderström (eds.) Information Systems Engineering - From Data Analysis to Process Networks, Idea Publishing, Hershey, PA, 207-228.

Hrastinski, S., S.A. Carlsson, S. Henningsson & C. Keller (2008): On How to Develop Design Theories for IS Use and Management. Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems, Galway.

Carlsson S.A., S. Henningsson, S. Hrastinski & C. Keller (2008): Towards a Design Science Research Approach for IS Use and Management: Applications from the Areas of Knowledge Management, E-Learning and IS Integration. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems & Technology (DESRIST 2008), May 7-9 Atlanta GA.

Carlsson, S.A. & O.A. El Sawy (2008): Managing the five tensions of IT-enabled decision support in turbulent and high-velocity environments. Information Systems and e-Business Management, 6:225–237.

Johansson, L.-O., M. Wärja, H. Kjellin & S. Carlsson (2008): Graphical modeling techniques and usefulness in the Model Driven Arcitechture: Which are the criteria for a “good” Computer independent model? Proceedings of The 31st Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 31).

Strand, M. & S.A. Carlsson (2008): Provision of External Data for DSS, BI, and DW by Syndicate Data Suppliers. In P. Zaraté, J.P. Belaud, G. Camilleri & F. Ravat (eds.): Collaborative Decision Making: Perspectives and Challenges, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 245-256.

Maaninen-Olsson, E., Wismén, M & S.A Carlsson (2008): Permanent and Temporary Work Practices: Knowledge Integration and the Meaning of Boundary Activities. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 6(4), 260-273.

Carlsson S.A. & V. Corvello (2008): Knowledge acquisition through hooking up with the external environment. Fourth International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management (ICICKM 2008), New York, NY.

Carlsson, S.A., J. Hedman & O. Steen (2008): Model Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science Program in Business Information Systems Design (BISD 2007). In C. Barry, M. Lang, W. Wojtkowski, G. Wojtkowski, S. Wrycza & J. Zupancic, J. (eds.): The Inter-Networked World: ISD Theory, Practice, and Education, Springer-Verlag, New York.

Leidner, D.E., S.A. Carlsson, J.J. Elam & M Corrales (2008): Mexican and Swedish Managers´ Perceptions of the Impact of EIS on Organizational Intelligence, Decision Making, and Structure. In D.E. Leidner & T.R. Kayworth (Eds.): Global Information Systems: The Implications of Culture for IS Management, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 307-336 (published in Decision Sciences in 1999, see above).

Carlsson S.A (2009): Critical realism. In Y.K. Dwivedi, B. Lal, M.D. Williams, S.L. Schneberger and M. Wade (eds.): Handbook of Research on Contemporary Theoretical Models in Information Systems, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 57-76.

Carlsson, S., V. Corvello, & P. Migliarese (2009): Enabling Open Innovation: proposal of a framework supporting ICT and KMS implementation in web-based intermediaries. Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Information Systems, Verona.

Andersson, B & S. Carlsson (2009): Designing for Digital Nomads: Managing High Reliance on Applications. Proceedings of the 8th Global Mobility Roundtable 2009 (GMR2009).

Carlsson S.A., S. Henningsson, S. Hrastinski & C. Keller (2009): An Approach for Designing Management Support Systems: The Design Science Research Process and its Outcomes. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems & Technology (DESRIST 2009), May 6-9 Philadelphia PA.

Sammon, D., F. Adam & S. Carlsson (2009): CSF Relationships in ERP Project Implementations: A Collective Case Study. Proceedings of the 2009 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2009).

Carlsson S.A (2010): Design Science Research in Information Systems: A Critical Realist Approach. In A. Hevner & S. Chatterjee: Design Research in Information Systems: Theory and Practice, Springer, New York, 209-233 .

Carlsson, S., Hedman, J. & Steen, O. (2010): Integrated Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems Design (BISD 2010). Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 26, Article 24, pp. 525-546.

Hrastinski, S., C. Keller & S.A. Carlsson (2010): Design Exemplars for Synchronous E-Learning: A Design Theory Approach. Computers & Education, 55, pp. 652-662.

Carlsson, S. & B. Johansson (2010): Naturalistic and Artificial Evaluations of Personas and Role-based Enterprise Systems. In R. Winter, J.L. Zhao & S. Aier (Eds.): Global Perspectives on Design Science Research, Springer Verlag, Berlin.

Carlsson, S., L.-M. Skog & O. Tona (2010): An IS Success Evaluation of a DSS in a Police Organization. In A. Respício, F. Adam, G. Phillips-Wren, C. Teixeira & J. Telhada (Eds.): Bridging the Socio-technical Gap in Decision Support Systems, IOS Press, Amsterdam.

Sammon, D. Adam, F., Nagle, T. & S. Carlsson (2010): Making Sense of the Master Data Management (MDM) Concept: Old Wine in New Bottles or New Wine in Old Bottles? In A. Respício, F. Adam, G. Phillips-Wren, C. Teixeira & J. Telhada (Eds.): Bridging the Socio-technical Gap in Decision Support Systems, IOS Press, Amsterdam.

Carlsson S.A., S. Henningsson, S. Hrastinski & C. Keller (2011): Socio-Technical IS Design Science Research: Developing Design Theory for IS Integration Management. Information Systems and e-Business Management, 9(1), 109-131.

Henningsson, S., Carlsson, S (2011): The DySIIM Model for Managing IS Integration in Mergers & Acquisitions. Information Systems Journal, 21(5), 441-476.

Carlsson, S.A. (2011): Critical Realist Information Systems Research in Action. In M. Chiasson, O. Henfridsson, H. Karsten & J.I. DeGross (eds.): Researching the Future in Information Systems, Springer, Heidelberg, 269-284.

Carlsson, S & B. Johansson (2011): IS/ICT Outsourcing Decision Project in a Large Public Organization: A Case Study. Journal of Decision Systems, 20(2), 137-162.

Frygell, L. Carlsson, S. & J. Hedman (2011): CRM System Implementation: How Great Expectations in Sweden are dashed in China. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, 13(3), 7-20.

Carlsson, S.A. (2011): The Potential of Critical Realism in IS Research. In Y.K. Dwivedi, M.R. Wade & S.L. Schneberger (eds.): Information Systems Theory: Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Vol. 2, Springer, 281-304.

Some old papers (- 2007):

Carlsson, S.A. (1988): A Longitudinal Study of Spreadsheet Program Use, Journal of Management Information Systems, 5(1): 82-100. An earlier version of the paper was nominated for the best paper of the conference award at the Twenty-First Annual Hawaii Conference on System Sciences (HICSS, 1988).

Carlsson, S.A. (1989): Why Johnny Can´t or Won´t Spreadsheet, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 1: 118-142.

Carlsson, S.A. & G.R. Widmeyer (1994): Conceptualization of Executive Support Systems: A Competing Values Approach, Journal of Decision Systems, 3(4): 339-358.

Carlsson, S.A., D.E. Leidner & J.J. Elam (1996): Individual and Organizational Effectiveness: Perspectives on the Impact of ESS in Multinational Organizations, In P. Humphreys, L. Bannon, A. McCosh, P. Migliarese & J.C. Pomerol (Eds.): Implementing Systems for Supporting Management Decisions: Concepts, Methods and Experiences, Chapman & Hall, London: 91-107.

Leidner, D. E. & S. A. Carlsson (1998): Les bénéfices des Systèmes d´Information pour Dirigeants dans trois pays. Systèmes d´Information et Management, 3(3): 5-27.

Carlsson, S. A. & D. E. Leidner (1998): Contextual Design of Management Support Systems. In D Berkeley, G Widmeyer, P Brezillon & V Rajkovic (Eds.): Context Sensitive Decision Support Systems, Chapman & Hall, London: 88-105.

Leidner, D.E., S.A. Carlsson, J.J. Elam & M Corrales (1999): Mexican and Swedish Managers´ Perceptions of the Impact of EIS on Organizational Intelligence, Decision Making, and Structure. Decision Sciences, 30(3): 633-658.

Carlsson, S A & D E Leidner (2000): Executive Information Systems and Executive Support Systems: Supporting Managerial Cognition and Behavior. In P. Finnegan & C Murphy (Eds.): Information Systems at the Core: European Perspectives on Deploying and Managing Information Systems in Business, Blackhall, Dublin, 145-171.

Carlsson, S.A. (2001): DSS Developed by Managers: What is Really Supported?, Journal of Decision Systems, 10(4), 217-240.

El Sawy, O.A, I. Eriksson, A. Raven & S.A Carlsson (2001): Understanding Shared Knowledge Creation Spaces around Business Processes: Precursors to Process Innovation Implementation. International Journal of Technology Management, 22(1/2/3), 149-173.

Edwards, J.S., Handzic, M., Carlsson, S. & M. Nissen (2003): Knowledge Management Research & Practice: Visions and Directions. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 1(1), 49-60.

Carlsson, S.A. (2003): Strategic Knowledge Managing within the Context of Networks. In C.W. Holsapple (ed.): Handbook on Knowledge Management: Volume 1, Knowledge Matters, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 623-650.

Carlsson, S.A. (2003): Knowledge Managing and Knowledge Management Systems in Inter-organizational Networks. Knowledge and Process Management, 10(3), 194-206.

Carlsson, S.A. (2003): Advancing Information Systems Evaluation (Research): A Critical Realist Approach. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, 6(2), 11-20.

Carlsson, S.A. (2004): Using Critical Realism in IS Research. In M.E. Whitman & A.B. Woszczynski (Eds.): The Handbook of Information Systems Research, Idea Publishing, Hershey, PA, 323-338.

Carlsson, S.A. & J. Hedman (2004): From ERP Systems to Enterprise Portals. In F. Adam & D. Sammon (Eds.): The Enterprise Resource Planning Decade: Lessons Learned and Issues for the Future, Idea Publishing, Hershey, PA, 263-287.

Carlsson, S.A (2005): Developing Information Systems Design Knowledge: A Critical Realist Perspective. The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 3(2), 93-102.

Carlsson, S.A. (2006): Towards an Information Systems Design Research Framework: A Critical Realist Perspective, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Design Science in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST 2006), 192-212.

Hrastinski, S., Carlsson, S.A. & C. Keller (2007): Towards a Design Theory for Synchronous Computer-mediated communication in E-Learning Environments. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems & Technology (DESRIST 2007), May 13-15, Pasadena. Nominated for the Herbert A Simon Award for the best Design Research paper of the conference.

Carlsson, S.A., Hedman, J. & O. Steen (2007): Model Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science Program in Business Information Systems Design (BISD 2007): Organisational Impacts. 16th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2007), Galway, Best Paper Award.

Carlsson, S.A. (2007): Developing Knowledge Through IS Design Science Research: For Whom, What Type of Knowledge and How. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 19(2), 75-86.

Edited proceedings, books, and journals

Galliers, R., C. Murphy, S. Carlsson, H.R. Hansen, C. Loebbeke & R. O’Callaghan (eds.)(1997): Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Information Systems Vol. I-III, Cork Publishing and Dept. of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems, University College Cork.

Carlsson, S A, P. Brezillon, P. Humphreys, B.G. Lundberg, A.M. McCosh & V. Rajkovic (eds.)(2000): Decision Support through Knowledge Management. Proceedings of the 2000 IFIP WG 8.3 International Conference on Decision Support Systems.

Meredith, R., G. Shanks, D. Arnottt & S. Carlsson (eds.)(2004): Decision Support in an Uncertain World and Complex World, Proceedings of the 2004 IFIP WG 8.3 International Conference on Decision Support Systems.

Backlund, P., S. Carlsson & E. Söderström (Eds.)(2005): BIR 2005: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Business Informatics Research, 3- 4 October, Skövde University Studies in Informatics, 2005:2.

Carlsson, S., B. Cronquist, H. Kjellin & B. Wangler (Eds.)(2006): Knowledge in Organisations I, Skövde University Studies in Informatics.

Adam, F., P. Brézillon, S. Carlsson & P. Humphreys (Eds.)(2006): Creativity and Innovation in Decision Making and Decision Support, Vol. 1, Decision Support Press (an imprint of Ludic Publishing), London.

Adam, F., P. Brézillon, S. Carlsson & P. Humphreys (Eds.)(2006): Creativity and Innovation in Decision Making and Decision Support, Vol. 2, Decision Support Press (an imprint of Ludic Publishing), London.

Aidemark, J, S. Carlsson & B. Cronquist (Eds.)(2009): Proceedings of BIR 2009, The Eighth International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research. Kristianstad Academic Press.

Carlsson, S. & F. Adam (eds.) (2010): Special Issue: Understanding Managerial Decision Making. Journal of Decision Systems, 19(4).

Sven Carlsson

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Sven Carlsson
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Sven.Carlsson@ics.lu.se
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