Syllabus/achievement requirements

This is the final syllabus.

The literature is available in the Syllabus folder (open only to registered students).

Core Readings

  • Avgerou, C. (2000). "Information systems: what sort of science is it?". London: LSE Research Online.
  • Bharadwaj, A., Sawy, O.A. Pavlou, P.A. and Venkatraman, N. (2013). "Digital business strategy: Toward a next generation of insights", MIS Quarterly, 37 (2), pp. 471-482.
  • Bygstad, B., and Øvrelid, E. (2020). "Architectural alignment of process innovation and digital infrastructure in a high-tech hospital". European Journal of Information Systems, (29:3), 220-232.

  • Bygstad, B. and Hanseth, O. (2018). "Transforming Digital infrastructures through Platformization", 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2018).

  • Currie, W. L. (2011). "Institutional Theory of Information Technology". In Galliers, R. D. and Currie, W. L. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems: Critical Perspectives and New Directions. 
  • Faraj, S., Pachidi, S., & Sayegh, K. (2018). "Working and organizing in the age of the learning algorithm". Information and Organization, 28(1), 62-70.

  • Feldman, M. S., & Orlikowski, W. J. (2011). "Theorizing Practice and Practicing Theory". Organization Science, 22(5), 1240-1253.
  • Hanseth, O. & Bygstad, B. (2021). "Managing IT in large organizations as Platform-oriented Infrastructures.  A Norwegian e-Health Case". In review.
  • Hinings, B., Gegenhuber, T., and Greenwood, R. (2018). "Digital innovation and transformation: An institutional perspective". Information and organization, 28(1), pp.52-61.
  • Hydle, K., Hanseth, O., Aanestad, M, & Aas, T.H. (2021). "Digital Transformation through Collaborative Platformization: A Study of Incumbent-Entrepreneur Relations". Conditionally accepted for publication at HCSS-54, January 2021
  • Li, M. and Nielsen P. (2019). "Making Usable Generic Software. A Matter of Global or Local Design?". 10th Scandinavian
    Conference on Information Systems.
  • Msiska, B. and Nielsen, P. (2018). "Innovation in the fringes of software ecosystems: the role of socio-technical generativity", Information Technology for Development, 
  • Myers, M. D. (1997). "Qualitative Research in Information Systems". MIS Quarterly (21:2), pp. 241-242. MISQ Discovery, archival version, June 1997, MISQ Discovery, updated version, last modified: January 4, 2008
  • Nicholson, B., Nielsen, P., Sahay, S. and Sæbø, J. (2020). "Towards a Conceptual Understanding of Digital Global Public Goods Platforms for Development". Submitted to the Information Society.
  • Pollock, N., Willams, R. and D’Adderio, L. (2007). "Global Software and its Provenance: Generification Work in the Production of Organizational Software Packages". Social Studies of Science, 37(2), pp. 254–280.
  • Raphelson, S. (2018). "Dockless Scooters Gain Popularity And Scorn Across The U.S." National Public Radio (npr), downloaded 03.08.2020 from
  • Sanner, T. A. et al (2014). "Grafting: Balancing Control and Cultivation in Information Infrastructure Innovation", Journal of the Association of Information Systems, pp. 220-243.
  • Schatzki, T. (2012). "A primer on practices: Theory and research". In J. Higgs, R. Barnett, S. Billett, M. Hutchings, & F. Trede (Eds.), Practice-based education: Perspectives and strategies (pp. 13-26). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Walsham, G. (2006). "Doing interpretive research". European Journal of Information Systems, 15, pp. 320 - 330.
  • Zuboff, S. (2015). "Big other: surveillance capitalism and the prospects of an information civilization". Journal of Information Technology, 30(1), 75-89.
  • Østerlie, T. and Monteiro, E. (2020). "Digital sand: The becoming of digital representations." Information and Organization 30(1).
  • Ågerfalk, P. J. (2020). "Artificial intelligence as digital agency". European Journal of Information Systems, 29(1), 1–8.

Supplementary Readings

  • Aanestad, M. and Olaussen, I. (2010). "Interdisciplinary research on technology". pp 1-21. In Aanestad, M. and Olaussen, I. (eds) “IKT og samhandling i helsesektoren - Digitale lappetepper eller sømløs integrasjon ?” Tapir Akademisk Forlag. Translated from Norwegian.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, E., Nielsen, P., and Sæbø, J. (2019). "The Dynamics of a Global Health Information Systems Research and Implementation Project". Proceedings of the 17th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics, 12 -13 Nov 2019, Oslo Norway.
  • Alaimo, C., Kallinikos, J., & Valderrama, E. "Platforms as service ecosystems: Lessons from social media". Journal of Information Technology 2020, Vol. 35(1) 25–48
  • Brynjolfsson, E. and Hitt, L. M. (2000). "Beyond computation: Information technology, organizational transformation and business performance." Journal of Economic perspectives 14(4), pp. 23-48.

  • Gizaw, A., Bygstad, B., and Nielsen, P. (2017). "Open Generification", Information Systems Journal, 27, pp. 619-642.

  • Merten, P. S. (2007). "The Transformation of the Distribution Process in the Airline Industry Empowered by Information and
    Communication Technology". In Information and Communication Technologies in Support of the Tourism Industry. edited by W. Pease, M. Rowe and M. Cooper. IGI Global.

  • Pollock, N. and Hyssalo, S. (2014). "The Business of Being a UserAuthor(s)". MIS Quarterly. 38 (2). pp. 473-496.

  • Sahay, S. et al (2010). "Interplay of Institutional Logics and Implications for Deinstitutionalization: Case Study of HMIS Implementation in Tajikistan". Information Technologies & International Development. 6 (3), pp. 19-32.
  • Schatzki, T. (2016). "Keeping track of large social phenomena." Geographische Zeitschrift, 104(1), 4-24.
  • Staring, K., and Titlestad, O. H. (2008). "Development as Free Software: Extending Commons Based Peer Production to the South". ICIS 2008 Proceedings. 50.
  • Svahn, F., Mathiassen, L., and Lindgren R. (2017). "Digital Innovation in Incumbent Firms: How Volvo Cars Managed Competing Concerns". MIS Quarterly, 41(1), pp. 239-253.
  • Sørensen, C. (2016). "The Curse of the Smart Machine? Digitalisation and the children of the mainframe," Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. 28 (2), pp. 57-68.
  • Tiwana, A. (2014). "Platform ecosystems: Aligning architecture, governance, and strategy". Elsevier.

  • Watson, R. T. (2014). “A Personal Perspective on a Conceptual Foundation of Information Systems”, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 15 (8), pp. 514-535.
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