Organization profile

Organisation profile

Sustainable Digitalization

Digitalization describes the use of digital technologies to drive transformation of society, private and public organizations and other types of organized practice. Digitalization creates new value producing opportunities and, in line with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, research is increasingly oriented towards its impact on important societal developments at a global scale as well as locally within countries and regions.

We address two overall aspects of Sustainable Digitalization: First, we explore and contribute to the design and development of digital technologies that support sustainable developments within production, service, healthcare, quality of life, and environmental sustainability, as well as studies of the social impact of digitalization. We mainly engage in projects in Denmark and other Nordic countries. Second, we study how digitalization efforts themselves can sustain in order to make a lasting impact. This include research on user-driven innovation processes and project management, and how this is conditioned by a sustainability agenda.

Our research in Sustainable Digitalization is achieved through Projects, People, Participation and Process, as well as interaction with Praxis. In these efforts we relate to the international research fields: Information Systems, Participatory Design (PD), Design Science Research (DSR), and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).

  • Projects. We investigate how organizations can improve management of IT projects. In the past we have looked at agile and lean as new principles of organizing. Our long-term goal is to renew project management and develop design principles for sustainable digitalization.
  • People. We study people and carry out workplace studies to investigate collaborative and communicative practices in complex organizational settings, for example, healthcare and welfare systems. The long-term goal is to design technologies that better support sustainability of complex collaborative practices.
  • Participation. We investigate how to specify and evaluate effects of IT usage and how effects can play a prominent role in IT management and governance. The long-term goal is to conceptualize and develop genuine participatory design methods that ensure sustainable effects of IT designs, infrastructures and usability.
  • Process. We investigate how organizations can improve their software development processes. In the past we have taken part in developing ISO 33014, the ImprovAbility model, and a number of Nexus-models e.g. for knowledge transfer in experience groups. Our long-term goal is to renew software process improvement in a sustainable way to include complex, lean and agile processes, as well as the role of user-driven software process improvement.
  • Praxis. We interact with Praxis through Action Research, Design Science Research, and Engaged Scholarship to solve real world problems in practice through design, construction, evaluation and reflection on artefacts and how to generate design theories and relevant design principles for later use. Our long-term goal is to establish the methods for engaging with Praxis in a sustainable way as a viable and acknowledged research method for IT related problems and Information Systems research.

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Research Output 2006 2019

A Situational Knowledge Network Nexus Building Approach: Kernel Theory Extensions using Design Science Research

Hansen, M. R. P. & Pries-Heje, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) DSR - Cases. Vom Brocke, J., Maedche, A. & Hevner, A. (eds.). SpringerNature, 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Digital (Occupied) Palestine

Boulus-Rødje, N. & Bjørn, P., 2019. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Tactics for Constructing Visions about Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Boulus-Rødje, N., 2019, In : Canadian Journal of Communication. 44, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Projects 1991 2018

Activities 1992 2018

Chair for assessment committee for associate professorship at Informatics (Event)

Jesper Simonsen (Member)
15 Feb 201815 Apr 2018

Activity: MembershipMembership in committee, council, board

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Danish Project Management Research Conference

Magnus Rotvit Perlt Hansen (Organizer)
23 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Press / Media

Skats direktør kendte til risici

Jan Pries-Heje

13/07/2016

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Skats direktør var advaret om skandaleramt IT-system

Jan Pries-Heje

13/07/2016

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ny rapport: Skat-direktør advaret mod inddrivelsessystem i 2013

Jan Pries-Heje

12/07/2016

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media