My research profile: past, current, future…

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Ekonomikum H429 / Faculty Club
  • Lecturer: Darek M Haftor, professor, institutionen för informatik och media
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  • Organiser: Institutionen för informatik och media
  • Contact person: Christian Sandström
  • Seminarium

In this talk I shall provide a review of my professional career, with its various themes, detailing the key research topics addressed, theoretical bodies assumed, research methods utilized and research contributions produced.

Abstract

As a new member of the Department of Informatics and Media, I have the opportunity and the duty to presents my research profile to my fellow departmental colleagues. In this talk I shall provide a review of my professional career, with its various themes, detailing the key research topics addressed, theoretical bodies assumed, research methods utilized and research contributions produced. This includes such topics as: enterprise modelling as a means for information systems requirements, information systems for organizational adaptation, information and communication as a source of complexity, information worker productivity, measurement of Sweden’s information economy, digital business models, their dimensions for transformation and the role of institutional logics, and critical reflections of the digitalization of human affairs. Past experiences, ongoing initiatives and future aspirations will be detailed. The talk will also provide some reflections on the design and governance of a research program and a research centre. This will be an unorthodox and non-technical exposition, more like a map of an archipelago without much exploration of each island, all aimed at sharing and inviting to explore joint cooperation... Most welcome!

Dr. Darek M. HAFTOR (prev. D.M. Eriksson) joined in 2017 the Department of Informatics & Media, and serves now as a professor of information systems. Between 2013-2017 he served as a professor of Informatics at Linnaeus University, where he also directed the ‘Gunilla Bradley Centre for Digital Business’; (he continues to supervise PhD students there on part-time basis). He was associate professor of Operations and Information Management at the Stockholm Business School, between 2010-2012. Prior that he spent 13 years in the industry in various functions, including as analyst, consultant and manager, in several sectors and countries, occupied with the development of organizational operations and their information systems. Darek has a multidisciplinary background with studies in several countries; he received a PhD in Industrial Organization from Chalmers, a PhLic from Luleå University of Technology and a MSc from Mid-Sweden University, both in Information Systems. Darek lives with his family in the western part of Stockholm and is very happy for his new ‘academic home’ at Informatics & Media in Uppsala.