Entries by Johan Magnusson

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New paper in TGPPP

The research consortium for digital government has published a paper on digital ambidexterity in the public sector in Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy. The paper explores how governance of digitalization involves a combination of closeness and distance. The paper reports from an ongoing research project in Sundsvall and is available here.

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SCDI best-paper nominations

SCDI participated with several papers at the annual European Conference on Information systems (ECIS). This year, two of the submissions were nominated for best-paper, a testament to the sterling quality of research conducted at SCDI. Frida Ivarsson and Fredrik Svahns paper on match-making in the forestry industry received the runner-up price, and Lena Hylving and […]


New paper in CAIS

In a recent publication in Communications of the AIS, SCDI faculty members Lidija Polutnik and Johan Magnusson expand on the role of inefficiencies in the enactment of ambidexterity. The paper reports on the case of a transformation initiative of new product development in an automotive manufacturer, a case where the researchers were instrumental in decreasing […]

Board briefing for Stena Fastigheter

SCDI participated with a corporate board briefing for Stena fastigheter. The presentation focused on how real-estate and housing is impacted by both the digitalization of society and the current pandemic, and how these two factors work in unison.

Presenting Dr Michael Kizito

SCDI PhD Candidate Michael Kizito successfully defended his PhD thesis on “Enacting Ambidextrous IT Governance in Healthcare”. With this, he has taken the last step towards attaining his PhD. Our warmest congratulations go out to Michael, and our sincere thanks to the grading committee and to the opponent, Associate Professor Gustaf Juell-Skielse from Stockholm university. […]

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Seminar on funding models for digitalization

Together with AllAgeHub, SCDI will moderate a seminar on how public sector organizations should change their funding models for digitalization. In the webinar on May 28th, we will present findings from on-going research where we identify a need to shift from OPEX to CAPEX in order to assure purposive digitalization. For additional information and sign-up, […]

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Summer course @ GU

SCDI participates in the summer course “Research Frontiers in the Digitalization of Society” at GU. The course is open for all, and will give you access to a set of lectures and readings from faculty members that share the latest insights from their research. Research Frontiers in the Digitalization of Society – University of Gothenburg […]


Digital Strategist Program

SCDI will this week hold a two-day program designed for digital strategists in the public sector. Through the program, the participants will gain increased insight into digitalization and how this may be governed and managed. For additional information, see here.

Executive MBA Digital Leadership

SCDI faculty delivered the annual two-day Digital Leadership module for the Executive MBA program at the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg. The sessions focused on the basics of digitalization, digital transformation (Lisen Selander), platform strategies (Fredrik Svahn) and governance (Johan Magnusson), and was held entirely through Zoom.