Department of Informatics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Active participation at 25th European Conference on Information Systems

Published: 2018-09-28

Several of the department’s researchers were active at the 25th European Conference on Information Systems held on 23-28 June, 2018 in Portsmouth, UK.

The European Conference on Information Systems is the leading Information Systems (IS) conference in Europe and the second highest ranked IS conference in the world.

Dorothy Leidner (visiting professor at the department) and Sven Carlsson were two of the three Program Chairs. Peter Bednar (affiliated researcher at the department) was one of the three Conference Chairs.

Olgerta Tona presented the paper (abstract presented below): “On the value of mobile Business Intelligence: an affordance approach”. The paper was co-authored with Ulrike Schultze (visiting researcher at the department).

Olgerta also acted as a Session Chair for “Business Analytics Management and Applications”. Soanne Sarker, visiting professor at the department, acted as a Session Chair for “Business Models in the Digital World”.

Ulrike was one of the organizers of the “Workshop on Technology matters and matters of technology: exploring theories of “materiality” for technology research”

Sven was one of the panelists on the panel “Meet the Journal Editors”. Sven represented the journal “Knowledge Management Research and Practice”. The other panelists were: Per Ågerfalk (European Journal of Information Systems), Bob Galliers (Editor in chief of Journal of Strategic Information Systems), Edgar Whitley (co-editor of Information Technology and People), Cathy Urquhart (Association of Business Schools Scientific Committee) and Monideepa Tarafdar (Senior editor at Information Systems).

Abstract "On the value of mobile Business Intelligence: an affordance approach":

Mobile BI (m-BI) is an extension of BI delivered on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Even though proponents of m-BI are highlighting its capabilities and outcomes, still its value-generating potential in organizations is surrounded by ambiguity. Given this uncertainty, we use an affordance approach to explore the action possibilities and benefits arising from the interaction of m-BI and users. We conduct a case study in a retail organization where m-BI has been in use for more than four years. Three affordances – cursory scanning, aligning distributed intelligence in real time and real-time performance tracking – are explored in detail based on their constitutive elements, namely, technological capabilities, user intention and key differences with its closest technological rival. Each affordance is further theorized in relation to the decision making process. The affordances primarily support the intelligence and the review phase of decision-making; the design phase is minimally supported, while the choice phase is not supported. Moreover, we note the performative nature of affordances, highlighting the behavioural expectations and practices they produced.


Sven Carlsson 
Professor emeritus, director of third cycle studies
Phone: +46462228026


Olgerta Tona 
Associate senior lecturer, lecturer
Phone: +46462228066
Room: Ec2-263