Entries by Johan Magnusson

Keynote at TMAS

Researchers from SCDI discussed what the Textile Manufacturing industry could learn from a distinction between value creation and value capture in times of digitalization. The keynote focused on lessons learned from other industries, and how these could be applied within textile manufacturing. For additional information, see http://www.tmas.se/ or contact Johan Magnusson.

New paper accepted in JAIS

Fellow researchers Dina Koutsikouri and Rikard Lindgren together with associates today had a paper entitled “Extending Digital Infrastructures: A Typology of Growth Tactics” accepted for publication in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems. For further information, please contact Dina Koutsikouri.

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University CIO Gathering in Östersund

The CIO network for universities, ITCF met today at Mid Sweden University in Östersund. SCDI researcher Johan Magnusson participated with a keynote and seminar on the challenges facing CIOs in higher education, particularly in light of the initiative on accelerated digitalization of the public sector. The discussion focused on balancing innovation and efficiency, and how […]


Loan based funding of digital investments

During a breakfast seminar hosted by Ekonomistyrningsverket and the Expert Council for Digital investments in Stockholm, SCDI participated with a keynote delivered by Johan Magnusson where he shared research findings from a recent study. The discussion focused on how public sector organizations should stop pushing their development funded through loans, and instead open up for […]

Fatemeh Saadatmand defends her thesis

SCDI PhD candidate Fatemeh Saadatmand defended her thesis on Shared Platform Evolution during a seminar in Gothenburg today. Prof. Annabelle Gawer from the University of Surrey acted as opponent, with a grading board consisting of Prof. Magnus Möhring (SSE), Prof. Ioanna Constantinou (CBS/GU) and SL. Owen Eriksson (Uppsala University). For additional information on Fatemeh’s interesting […]


SCDI supports CEVT

The students attending the course “Governance and Control for Digital Capabilities” in the Master’s program Digital Leadership in Gothenburg will spend five weeks solving practical problems for CEVT. CEVT (China Europe Vehicle Technology) is owned by Geely Holding and responsible for delivering the product platform to both Geely, Lynk & Co and Volvo Cars, and […]

Digitalization of the utility industry

Johan Magnusson participated with a keynote at the annual NEPP (North Europe Energy Perspectives) conference organized by Energiforsk at Konserthuset in Stockholm on February 8th. The participants included some 200 representatives from the utility industry, and the keynote addressed how asset intensive industries such as utility will be affected by digitalization.  For additional information, please […]

Digitalization and HRM

Researchers at SCDI conducted a full days training for the HR Executives at IKEA of Sweden in Älmhult och Jan 26th. The discussions focused on how digitalization calls for new approaches towards organizing supporting functions to better facilitate scalable digital innovation. The session was part of the IKEA of Sweden HR Executive Program, delivered through […]

A call for inefficient organizations

In a new chronicle in CIO Sweden, SCDI researcher Johan Magnusson calls for increased inefficiency for the sake of innovation. The analysis and discussion is based on findings from two recent studies of Shadow Innovation (together with Dina Koutsikouri and Tero Päivärinta) happening in the slack of IT operations. For more information (in Swedish) see https://cio.idg.se/2.1782/1.695898/ineffektiva-organisationer-innovativa.