• Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest University Lecturer Arto LanamĂ€ki from the University of Oulu in Finland. Much of his research is qualitative and phenomenon-driven research, concerning the role of information technologies in social practices. He is currently working in the Research Council of Finland (Suomen Akatemia) funded AI-REG project (2022-2026) investigating the European Act on Artificial Intelligence. While publishing mostly in the field of IS, he champions a certain research eclecticism and a boundary-breaking ethos. His research has been published in the Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), among others.

    In this episode, we first catch-up with Arto's research and new AI legislation, before turning our attention to paradigms in IS. We consider the historical saturation of positivism in the IS discipline, the leaning into interpretivism before narrowing in on a paradigm gaining attention called 'critical realism'. What is critical realism? Why is it important for IS? What does Arto think of critical realism? Tune in to find out. Also, colours.

    Barley, S. R. (2006). When I Write My Masterpiece: Thoughts on What Makes a Paper Interesting. Academy of Management Journal, 49(1), 16-20.
    Brock, S., & Mares, E. (2014). Realism and Anti-realism. Routledge.
    Chen, W., & Hirschheim, R. (2004). A paradigmatic and methodological examination of information systems research from 1991 to 2001. Information Systems Journal, 14, 197-235.
    Giere, R. N. (2010). Scientific Perspectivism. University of Chicago press.
    LanamÀki, A. (2023). Agnostic Affordances: Challenging the Critical Realist Connection. In M. R. Jones, A. S. Mukherjee, D. Thapa, & Y. Zheng (Eds.), After Latour: Globalisation, Inequity and Climate Change. IFIPJWC 2023 (Vol. 696, pp. 265-279). Springer.
    LanamÀki, A. (in press). Questioning the Third Way Rhetoric of Critical Realism. The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/371492086_Questioning_the_Third_Way_Rhetoric_of_Critical_Realism
    LanamÀki, A., VÀyrynen, K., Laari-Salmela, S., & Kinnula, M. (2020). Examining relational digital transformation through the unfolding of local practices of the Finnish taxi industry. The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 29(3), 101622.
    Mason, R. (2021). Social kinds are essentially mind-dependent. Philosophical Studies, 178(12), 3975-3994.
    Menand, L. (2002). The Metaphysical Club. Flamingo.
    Misak, C. (2013). The American Pragmatists. Oxford University Press.
    Orlikowski, W. J., & Baroudi, J. J. (1991). Studying Information Technology in Organizations: Research Approaches and Assumptions. Information Systems Research, 2(1), 1-28.
    Siponen, M., & Tsohou, A. (2018). Demystifying the Influential IS Legends of Positivism. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 19(7), 600-617.
    Volkoff, O., & Strong, D. M. (2013). Critical Realism and Affordances: Theorizing IT-Associated Organizational Change Processes. MIS Quarterly, 37(3), 819-834.
    Weber, R. (2004). Editor's Comments: The Rhetoric of Positivism versus Interpretivism: A Personal View. MIS Quarterly, 28(1), iii-xii
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  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Entrepreneur and Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau formerly from Aalborg University, Denmark. (Note: Shellie is no longer working at Aalborg University but at the time of recording she was). Her main research interests started with biomedical engineering for pain and health technology, but through her passion of communication, a desire to move beyond traditional academic roles was found. Shellie is CEO of the research based start-up Aglance Solutions which is a result of her own pain-based research morphed into a software business called Navigate Pain. Shellie has further pushed her entrepreneurial spirit through a communication-focused company called ContentAvenue with a purpose of overcoming the academic and business gap and effectively communicate science.

    In this episode, we deviate from some of the expected patterns of this podcast and instead we traverse the boundaries of academia and industry. We reflect on how we can take research-based ideas and transform them into innovations, the trials and tribulations of walking the tightrope of an academic entrepreneur, and learn more about Shellie's experiences doing both all while dealing with some of the taboos of leaving academia.

    Scientific Communication: https://contentavenue.com/

    Blog post: https://blog.contentavenue.com/with-great-power-comes-three-reasons-why-scientists-dread-interviews/

    Navigate Pain Software: https://www.aglancesolutions.com/blog/categories/navigate-pain-software

    Muracki, J., Kumorek, M., Kisilewicz, A., PoĆŒarowszczyk, B., Larsen, D. B., KawczyƄski, A., & Boudreau, S. (2019). Practical use of the navigate pain application for the assessment of the area, location, and frequency of the pain location in young soccer goalkeepers. Journal of Human Kinetics, 69(1), 125-135.

    Galve Villa, M., S Palsson, T., Cid Royo, A., R Bjarkam, C., & Boudreau, S. A. (2020). Digital pain mapping and tracking in patients with chronic pain: Longitudinal study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(10), e21475.

    NERDs - Network for Research Entrepreneur Developers

    Twitter: @contentave

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  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Assistant Professor Sam Zaza from Middle Tennessee State University, USA. Her main research interests lie in diversity, equity, and inclusion; IT career and nature of work, and methodological approaches. She is active in AIS as the SIG Social Inclusion President, SIG Lead President, and Women College CoChair and is the recent winner of the Diversity and Inclusion Advocate of the Year (2023). Sam has published her work in various journals such as Information & Organization, and Communications of the Association for Information Systems, among other proceedings in regional and international conferences.

    March is women's month, and we are back for the second time to talk about women in information systems. We unravel what social inclusion is and consider social inclusion from varying perspectives applied to the information systems discipline. We explore and reflect on what are 'our' challenges for social inclusion in conferences and the IS community, ponder why there is limited gender-related research, and ways forward for change.

    Gupta, B., Loiacono, E. T., Dutchak, I. G., & Thatcher, J. B. (2019). A field-based view on gender in the information systems discipline: Preliminary evidence and an agenda for change. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 20(12), 2.

    Loiacono, E., Iyer, L., Ashong Elliot, M. A., & Cooper, V. A. (2021). Engaging Women in Information Systems: Where Are We Headed?.

    Masiero, Silvia and Aaltonen, Aleksi, "Gender Bias in Information Systems Research: A Literature Review" (2020). AISWN International Research Workshop on Women, IS and Grand Challenges 2020. 2.

    Trauth, E. M., & Howcroft, D. (2006). Social inclusion and the information systems field: why now?. In Social Inclusion: Societal and Organizational Implications for Information Systems: IFIP TC8 WG8. 2 International Working Conference, July 12–15, 2006, Limerick, Ireland (pp. 3-12). Springer US.

    Trauth, E. (2017). A research agenda for social inclusion in information systems. ACM SIGMIS Database: the Database for Advances in Information Systems, 48(2), 9-20.

    Zaza, Sam; Annabi, Hala; and Connolly, Amy J., "All you need to know about publishing Social Inclusion Research in high-quality IS Journals?" (2022). AMCIS 2022 TREOs. 25. https://aisel.aisnet.org/treos_amcis2022/25

    Zhou, Shimi; Loiacono, Eleanor; Nerur, Sridhar; Randolph, Adriane B.; Lingo, Elizabeth; Iyer, Lakshmi; and Carter, Michelle, "Authorship, Collaboration, and Influence of Women IS Scholars: Using Social Network Analysis" (2022). AMCIS 2022 Proceedings. 6. https://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2022/sig_si/sig_si/6

    Other sources:
    AIS Women's Network: https://www.aiswn.org and Twitter @AISWN_AIS
    Women's IMPACT IT Research Grant: https://impactit.pages.wm.edu/

    Check out these other women-oriented podcasts:

    Special note: I am disgusted that I need to disclose this. Hate speech will not be tolerated and any offenders will be blocked and reported.

  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Professor Torgeir DingsĂžyr. Torgeir is professor in software engineering – agile at the Department of Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is further adjunct chief research scientist at the SimulaMet research laboratory. His research has focused on teamwork and learning in software development, as well as development methods for large software projects and programs. He has published in the software engineering, information systems and project management fields.

    This episode is the first in a planned ongoing series pushing towards education and educational materials in different formats. The purpose of this episode is to discuss qualitative case studies and the intended audience is aimed towards early-stage researchers such as those working on their PhD, master students, or those reflecting on what it means to do a case study. We will be unravelling some of the underlying theoretical and practical mysteries of qualitative case studies by using Torgeir's explanatory (2023) and exploratory (2018) case studies in the context of software development projects. It is recommended to read both of these articles linked below first to better follow along the examples and implications. The theoretical discussion is guided by Yin's (2011) 6-stage process model: plan, design, prepare, collect, analyze, and share.

    Explanatory case study https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-022-10230-6
    DingsĂžyr, T., BjĂžrnson, F. O., Schrof, J., & Sporsem, T. (2023). A longitudinal explanatory case study of coordination in a very large development programme: the impact of transitioning from a first-to a second-generation large-scale agile development method. Empirical Software Engineering, 28(1), 1-49.

    Exploratory case study https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-017-9524-2
    DingsĂžyr, T., Moe, N. B., FĂŠgri, T. E., & Seim, E. A. (2018). Exploring software development at the very large-scale: a revelatory case study and research agenda for agile method adaptation. Empirical Software Engineering, 23, 490-520.

    DingsĂžyr, T., Nerur, S., Balijepally, V., and Moe, N. B., (2012). A Decade of Agile Methodologies: Towards Explaining Agile Software Development. Journal of Systems and Software, vol. 85, pp. 1213-1221.

    Wohlin, C. (2021). Case Study Research in Software Engineering—It is a Case, and it is a Study, but is it a Case Study?. Information and Software Technology, 133, 106514.

    Yin, R. K. (2011). Case Study Research and Applications: Design and Methods. 6th Eds. Sage.

  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Professor Myriam Lewkowicz. Myriam works at Troyes University of Technology where she heads the pluri-disciplinary research group Tech-CICO. She is interested in defining digital technologies to support existing collective practices or to design new collective activities. This interdisciplinary research proposes reflections and approaches for the analysis and the design of new products and services to support cooperative work. The main application domains for this research for the last fifteen years have been healthcare (social support, coordination, telemedicine) and the industry (digital transformation, maintenance). She is a member of the program committees of the main conferences in Cooperative Work, Social Software, and Human-Machine Interaction, chairs the European scientific association EUSSET, and is deputy editor-in-chief of the CSCW journal "The Journal of Collaborative Computing and Work Practices".

    In this episode we are inspired by the upcoming ECSCW conference hosted by NTNU in Trondheim this year (2023) from June 5th-9th and thus we examine the historical movements that were formative for the conference and the field. Myriam shares with us her wealth of knowledge and lived-experience in CSCW, with a special emphasis on the community and the orientation towards practice and design. Consider submitting a workshop proposal, journal paper, poster and more to this welcoming community: deadline is February 20th, 2023.

    Lewkowicz, M., & Schmidt, K. (2020). Introducing ‘ECSCW Contributions’. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 29(6), 627-628.

    Lewkowicz, M., and Romain L. "The missing “turn to practice” in the digital transformation of industry." Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 28.3 (2019): 655-683

    Greif, I. How we started CSCW. Nat Electron 2, 132 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41928-019-0229-y

    More information:
    Conference website: https://ecscw.eusset.eu/2023/

    CSCW: https://www.eusset.eu/events/summer-school/

  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Associate Professor David Ribes. David joins us from the University of Washington in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering and is the deLAB director. He is a sociologist of science and technology and focuses on the development and sustainability of research infrastructures. David's work investigates the long-term changes in objects of research in varying domains including ecology, particle physics, and health (HIV/AIDS).

    In this episode, we reflect on (cyber)infrastructures from a sociotechnical perspective. Further considering how what we build for research now impacts the long-term outcomes and what those unintended consequences might be; real-world examples from David's cases are discussed in ecology and health. We then shift to consider the long-now in connection with sustainability and conducting research.

    New music made for this podcast from a talented NTNU music student: https://soundcloud.com/demo-little/technological-outbreak


    Ribes, D., & Lee, C. P. (2010). Sociotechnical studies of cyberinfrastructure and e-research: Current themes and future trajectories. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 19(3), 231-244.

    Ribes, D. and T. A. Finholt (2009). "The Long Now of Infrastructure: Articulating Tensions in Development." Journal for the Association of Information Systems (JAIS): Special issue on eInfrastructures 10(5): 375-398.

    Ribes, D. (2017). Notes on the concept of data interoperability: Cases from an ecology of AIDS research infrastructures. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 1514-1526).

    Inman, S., & Ribes, D. (2018). Data Streams, Data Seams: Toward a seamful representationof data interoperability.

    More information:


  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Professor Minna Isomursu. Minna is a professor at the University of Oulu at M3S the largest software engineering research unit in Finland. Her main research interests are related to software engineering and challenges in development in the health sector. She is particularly interested in using service design as an approach for translating complex ecosystems of stakeholders and their needs for creating value.

    In this episode, we reflect on what is connected health and how it connected us (spoiler: Minna was my PhD supervisor). Further considering how service design can be applied to help us to account for perceived value in complex healthcare environments as value does not have the same meaning for everyone. We then shift to consider Minna's recent publication in IJMI about Finnish Physicians and their use of digital media and if it has been disrupted, rupted, or misrupted due to the pandemic. Rounding out our discussion, we ruminate on interdisciplinary research and training as a PhD as well as the boundaries between industry and academia.

    Thank you all for listening, hope you all have a nice summer; episodes will resume again in the fall.

    More information:

    Minna's Twitter @MinnaIsomursu

    Caulfield, B. M., & Donnelly, S. C. (2013). What is connected health and why will it change your practice? QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, 106(8), 703-707.

    HÀikiö, J., Wallin, A., Isomursu, M., Ailisto, H., Matinmikko, T., & Huomo, T. (2007, September). Touch-based user interface for elderly users. In Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices and services (pp. 289-296).

    Isomursu, M., KuoremĂ€ki, R., Eho, J., & Teikari, M. (2022). The effect of Covid-19 in digital media use of Finnish physicians–Four wave longitudinal panel survey. International journal of medical informatics, 159, 104677.

    Korhonen, O., VĂ€yrynen, K., Krautwald, T., Bilby, G., Broers, H. A. T., Giunti, G., & Isomursu, M. (2020). Data-driven personalization of a physiotherapy care pathway: Case study of posture scanning. JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies, 7(2), e18508.

    Stickdorn, M., Hormess, M. E., Lawrence, A., & Schneider, J. (2018). This is service design doing: applying service design thinking in the real world. " O'Reilly Media, Inc.".

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  • Celebrating International Women's Month, host Casandra Grundstrom sets out to explore the impact of gender in the greater IS community. Through the research and lived experience of three gender scholars—Associate Professor Silvia Masiero, Assistant Professor Safa'a AbuJarour, & PhD Student Franziska Schmitt—this episode of the IS DIGEST sets out to illuminate the realities of womanhood in academia. While we were sadly unable to procure representation from the entire spectrum of women, know that this podcast agrees with the overwhelming scientific consensus that gender represents a social construct rather than a biological dichotomy.

    During the episode, we reflect on gender and connected biases, women-related facts in research, the work carried out by the AIS Women's Network College, the importance of representation and mentorship, and round out our discussion with ways forward for change. Will this episode accrue only 77% of the project total episode listens?

    Read our amazing guest's biographies here.

    More information:

    AIS Women’s Network Site: https://www.aiswn.orgTwitter @AISWN_AIS

    Shout out to those I know working towards gender equality at NTNU:

    Professor Letizia Jaccheri - IDUN and gender balancing COST actionProfessor Monica Divitini - research on girls and IT

    Check out these great women-oriented research podcasts!


    AbuJarour, S. (2020). Social Inclusion of Refugees Through Digital Learning: Means, Needs, and Goals. PACIS 2020 Proceedings. 17.

    Ajjan, H., AbuJarour, S., Fedorowicz, J., & Owens, D. (2020). Working from home during the COVID-19 crisis: A closer look at gender differences. AISWN International Research Workshop on Women, IS and Grand Challenges 2020.

    Gupta, B., Loiacono, E. T., Dutchak, I. G., & Thatcher, J. B. (2019). A field-based view on gender in the information systems discipline: preliminary evidence and an agenda for change. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 20(12), 2.

    Loiacono, E., Iyer, L. S., Armstrong, D. J., Beekhuyzen, J., & Craig, A. (2016). AIS Women’s Network: Advancing Women in IS Academia. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 38, pp-pp.

    Masiero, S., and Aaltonen, A. (2020). Gender Bias in Information Systems Research: A Literature Review". AISWN International Research Workshop on Women, IS and Grand Challenges. 2.

    Schmitt, F., Sundermeier, J., Bohn, N., & Morassi Sasso, A. (2020). Spotlight on women in tech: Fostering an inclusive workforce when exploring and exploiting digital innovation potentials. ICIS.

    Serenko, A., and Turel, O. (2021). “Why are Women Underrepresented in IT? The Role of Implicit and Explicit Gender Identity.” JAIS, 22(1), 41-66.

    VainionpÀÀ, F; Iivari, N; Kinnula, M; and Zeng, X, (2020). "IT is not for me - Women's Discourses on IT and IT Careers" (2020). ECIS.

  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Assistant Professor Lauren Waardenburg. She is an assistant professor at IESEG School of Management in Lille, France. Her main research interests are related to the role of technology for occupational emergence and change, the reconfiguration of work and organizing due to intelligent technologies, and the duality of the physical and the digital. She has a specific interest in using ethnography as a research method for studying technology in practice.

    In this episode, we hear about Lauren's extreme AI work environment cases which offers a fascinating look at the Dutch police force and KLM, we review different perspectives on AI and work (including the cliché of AI replacing us in our jobs), the methodological aspects of using ethnography (as Lauren does) along with managing the challenges of accessing captivating cases, finally we consider the positioning of IS to study AI as a tool. Lucky us!

    Leonardi, Paul M., Crossing the Implementation Line: The Mutual Constitution of Technology and Organizing Across Development and Use Activities (January 28, 2009). Communication Theory, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 277-310, 2009 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1334082

    Waardenburg, L., Huysman, M., & Agterberg, M. (2021). Managing AI Wisely: From Development to Organizational Change in Practice. Edward Elgar Publishing.

    Waardenburg, L., Huysman, M., & Sergeeva, A. V. (2021). In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king: Knowledge brokerage in the age of learning algorithms. Organization Science.

    Waardenburg, L., Sergeeva, A., & Huysman, M. (2018, December). Hotspots and blind spots. In Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations (pp. 96-109). Springer, Cham.

    Waardenburg, L., Sergeeva, A., & Huysman, M. (2018). Digitizing crime: How the use of predictive policing influences police work practices. In 34th European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium: Surprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected.

    Willcocks, L. (2020). Robo-Apocalypse cancelled? Reframing the automation and future of work debate. Journal of Information Technology, 35(4), 286-302.

    Other References:
    Trondheim Bus: https://beta.atb.no/pilotprosjekter/europas-forste-selvkjorende-buss-pa-bestilling

  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Professor Sandeep Purao. He is a Trustee Professor in the Information and Process Management Group and Associate Director of the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University. He is also a Visiting Professor at Agder University in Norway. His current research focuses on the design and evaluation of digital solutions for complex societal problems. Sandeep's work has been published in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, ACM Computing Surveys, ACM Transactions, Journal of the Medical Internet Research and others, and funded by federal agencies, private foundations, and industry consortia. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    In this episode, we finish our design theme series by exploring designing for societal good through projects on a more micro-scale for elderly communities when practicing self-management of illness and empathy as part of the design process, as well as designing counters to political polarization in fake news and echo chambers. Commencing the new year off on a positive note, with insights from Sandeep about bringing about change in a world and finding joy in what we do. We are academic superheroes!

    Hao, H., Garfield, M. and Purao, S. 2021. Risk Factors that Contribute to the Length of Homeless Shelter Stays: Evidence-based Regression Analyses. International Journal of Public Health, Forthcoming.

    Herwix, A., Haj-Bolouri, A., Rossi, M., Chiarini-Tremblay, M., Purao, S., and Gregor, S. 2022. Ethics in Information Systems and Design Science Research: Five Perspectives. Communications of the AIS, Forthcoming.

    Khouri, Y., Purao, S., & Duffy, M. 2018. The Influence of Values on the Use of Citizen Services: The Elderly Perspective. In Proceedings of the 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

    Purao, S., Murungi, D. M., & Yates, D. 2021. Deliberative Breakdowns in the Social Representation Process: Evidence from Reader Comments in Partisan News Sites. ACM Transactions on Social Computing, 4(2), 1-35.

    Purao, S., Hao, H., and Meng, C. 2021. The Use of Smart Home Speakers by the Elderly: Exploratory Analyses and Potential for Big Data. Big Data Research. Elsevier.

    Purao, S., & Garfield, M. 2020. Process Modeling in Humanitarian Settings: A Case Study and Lessons Learned. In Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).

    Purao, S. 2002. Design research in the technology of information systems: Truth or dare. Unpublished Manuscript, Georgie State University.

    Selected References on Design:
    Baldwin, C.Y., Clark, K.B. and Clark, K.B., 2000. Design rules: The power of modularity (Vol. 1). MIT press.

    Cross, N., 1982. Designerly ways of knowing. Design studies, 3(4), pp.221-227.

    Simon, H.A., 1996. The sciences of the artificial. MIT press.

    Suh, N.P. and Suh, P.N., 1990. The principles of design (No. 6). Oxford University Press.

    Other References:
    Al Gore's Budgets' - https://www.ccair.org/guest-blog-what-i-learned-from-spending-three-days-with-al-gore/

    Sandeep Purao's Website - https://purao.us/research-projects/

    Vanessa Otero Political Polzarization- https://libguides.geneseo.edu/newsliteracy/identifying-major-news-sources

  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Associate Professor Joanna Saad-Sulonen. Joanna works at the Department of Digital Design at the IT University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Her interests include the intersections of participation, design of digital services and technologies, as well as civic participation. Empirically, she collects rich qualitative data through an ethnographic approach alongside participatory design interventions. She aims to draw attention to the ongoing need of ensuring citizens' agency and engagement in shaping their digital world. Joanna's research draws from the Scandinavian participatory design and computer supported collaborative work theories and she regularly publishes her participatory design research in related conferences and journals such as Science and Technology Studies and NordiCHI.

    In this episode, we continue our design theme episodes by unravelling participatory design (PD), the Scandinavian tradition and related roots to democratization, talking further about the many hats researchers wear during ethnographic research in PD, upscaling and the potential involvement of service design as part of a hybridized future in design research.

    Kaptelinin, V., & Bannon, L. J. (2012). Interaction design beyond the product: Creating technology-enhanced activity spaces. Human–Computer Interaction, 27(3), 277-309.

    Saad-Sulonen, J., De Götzen, A., Morelli, N., & Simeone, L. (2020, June). Service design and participatory design: time to join forces?. In Proceedings of the 16th Participatory Design Conference 2020-Participation (s) Otherwise-Volume 2 (pp. 76-81).

    Saad-Sulonen, J. C., & Horelli, L. (2010). The value of Community Informatics to participatory urban planning and design: a case-study in Helsinki. The Journal of Community Informatics, 6(2).

    Saad-Sulonen, J., Halskov, K., Huybrechts, L., Vines, J., Eriksson, E., & Karasti, H. (2015). Unfolding Participation. What do we mean by participation–conceptually and in practice. Aarhus Series on Human Centered Computing, 1(1), 4.

    Simonsen, J., & Robertson, T. (Eds.). (2013). Routledge international handbook of participatory design (Vol. 711). New York: Routledge.

    Participatory Design Conference - https://pdc2022.org/

  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Professor Netta Iivari. Netta is a Professor in Information Systems and research unit leader of INTERACT research unit in University of Oulu. She has background in Cultural Anthropology as well as in Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction. Her long lasting research interest concerns understanding and strengthening people's participation in shaping and making their digital futures. Recently, her research has particularly addressed empowerment of children through critical design and critical Making. Her research is strongly influenced by interpretive and critical research traditions. She has a specific interest in the development and utilization of culture and discourse oriented lenses as well as in the examination and support of transdisciplinary research and design. She regularly publishes in premier Human Computer Interaction and Information Systems journals and conferences.

    In this episode, we continue our design theme episodes by discussing human-computer interaction and criticality to facilitate a flip of oppression towards the empowerment of children to have a voice in their digital future; children should be a part of the design process! We also consider some practical aspects of working with children.

    Boal, A. 2000. Theater of the Oppressed. Pluto press.

    Dunne, A. (2006). Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design. Cambridge, MIT Press.

    Dunne, A. & Raby, F. (2001). Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects. Basel, BirkhÀuser.

    Iivari, N., Sharma, S., VentĂ€-Olkkonen, L., Molin-Juustila, T., Kuutti, K., Holappa, J., & Kinnunen, E. (2021). Critical agenda driving child–computer interaction research—Taking a stock of the past and envisioning the future. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 100408.

    Gunn, W., Otto, T., & Smith, R. C. (Eds.). (2013). Design anthropology: theory and practice. Taylor & Francis.

    Pink, S. (2014). Digital–visual–sensory-design anthropology: Ethnography, imagination and intervention. Arts and Humanities in Higher education, 13(4), 412-427.

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  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Professor Maung Sein. Maung is a professor of Information Systems at the University of South-Eastern Norway & Kristiania University College. He has led a holistically nomadic life after completing his PhD in Indiana University and has published in leading IS journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems and presented his research in several international conferences such as ICIS. Professor Sein is probably best known for his legacy paper on Action Design Research published in MISQ.

    In this episode, we initiate a short series of podcast episodes on design; breaking the ice by discussing action design research (ADR), some of the politics of publishing, and friendship in academia. Maung is full of stories and metaphors that might seem to take the conversation on a detour but always come back ever so eloquently to the point. Might want to grab a snack before you listen to this episode.

    Hevner, A. R., March, S. T., Park, J., & Ram, S. (2004). Design science in information systems research. MIS quarterly, 75-105.

    Iivari, J. (2007). Nothing is as Clear as Unclear. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 19(2), 6.

    LanamÀki, A., Thapa, D., & Stendal, K. (2016, December). When is an affordance? Outlining four stances. In Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations (pp. 125-139). Springer, Cham.

    Leonardi, P. M. (2011). When flexible routines meet flexible technologies: Affordance, constraint, and the imbrication of human and material agencies. MIS quarterly, 147-167.

    Mullarkey, M. T., & Hevner, A. R. (2019). An elaborated action design research process model. European Journal of Information Systems, 28(1), 6-20.

    Sein, M.K., & Rossi, M. (2018). Elaborating ADR while drifting away from its essence: A commentary on Mullarkey and Hevner. European Journal of Information Systems. ISSN: 0960-085X. doi:10.1080/0960085X.2018.1527189.

    Sein, M.K., Henfridsson, O., Purao, S., Rossi, M., & Lindgren, R. (2011). Action Design Research. MIS Quarterly. ISSN: 0276-7783. 35 (1). s 37 - 56.

    Thapa, D., & Sein, M.K. (2017). Trajectory of Affordances: Insights from a case of telemedicine in Nepal. Information Systems Journal. ISSN: 1350-1917. 28 (5). s 796 - 817. doi:10.1111/isj.12160.

  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Professor Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen. Virpi is a professor of Information Systems Science at the Department of Information and Service Management and the Associate Dean of research and international cooperation of Aalto University School of Business. Her current research focuses on ICT enabled or enhanced services and digital innovation. Her work has appeared in journals, such as, MIS Quarterly, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information & Management and Scandinavion Journal of Information Systems. She’s a past VP of Publications of the AIS, a past Chair of AIS SIG Services and she received the AIS Fellow award in 2016.

    In this special episode made in collaboration with the SCIS/IRIS 2021 conference hosted virtually by NTNU this year. I will be talking with one of the keynote speakers (Virpi) about her presentation on ICT interruptions, how they impact collaborative knowledge work and how these interruptions are managed so that they don't necessarily hinder the collaboration. We also reflect on the traditions and importance of the SCIS/IRIS conference together.

    Conference: https://www.irisscis2021.com/

    ThisISResearch: http://www.janrecker.com/this-is-research-podcast/when-the-machine-meets-the-expert-3-september-2021/

    Keynote Speaker from HICSS: http://coleman.ucsd.edu/

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    Goffman, E. 1959. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, New York: Anchor Books. [Google Scholar]

  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Professor Harald Øverby. Harald works as a Professor at NTNU. His interests are in the areas of: Digital Economics, Business Models, Internet Law, Regulations and Governance, and Internet Architecture. He has published over 80 papers in international and national journals and conferences, as well as participated in several research projects.

    In this episode, we discuss the regulation of big tech with antitrust laws for megacorporations. Drawing examples from the US, Canada, and Europe with well-known names such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and more. We explore the importance of regulation for its ability to promote competition rather than stifle innovation as well as implications for society.

    Economides, N. (2001). The Microsoft antitrust case. Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 1(1), 7-39.

    Khan, L. M. (2016). Amazon's antitrust paradox. Yale lJ, 126, 710.

    LanamÀki, A., VÀyrynen, K., Iivari, N., Kinnula, M., VentÀ-Olkkonen, L., & Laari-Salmela, S. (2019). Is a Taximeter a Guarantee of Honesty or a Barrier to Entry? Exploring Technology Discourses as Consequences of Policy Ambiguity.

    Letwin, W. L. (1956). Congress and the Sherman Antitrust Law: 1887-1890. The University of Chicago Law Review, 23(2), 221-258.

    Øverby, H., & Audestad, J. A. (2020). Standards, Regulations, and Net Neutrality in the Digital Economy. Regulations, and Net Neutrality in the Digital Economy (May 15, 2020).

  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Professor Jonny Holmström. Jonny is a professor of Information Systems at UmeĂ„ University, co-director, and co-founder of the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation (SCDI). He writes, consults, and speaks on topics such as digital innovation, digital transformation, and digital entrepreneurship. His work has appeared in journals such as Communications of the AIS, Design Issues, European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Organization, Information Systems Journal, Information Technology and People, Journal of the AIS, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Research Policy, and The Information Society.

    In this episode, we discuss the culture of IS, ranging from culture shocks in different IS environments, to publishing culture as evident in publishing practices, what we choose to study, and why we choose to study it. Ultimately reflecting on three pillars: research, teaching, and service.

    Shoutout to these other great podcasts, check them out!

    This IS Research podcast with Jan Recker and Nick Berente10 Minutes IS paper podcast with Blair WangTalking about organizations podcastSIGPhil with Mijalche SantaEthnography Atelier with a network of organizers (a great recent find!)

    Holmstrom, J. (2021). From AI to digital transformation: The AI readiness framework. Business Horizons. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2021.03.006

    Holmström, J., Magnusson, J., & MÀhring, M. (2021). Orchestrating Digital Innovation: The Case of the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 48(1), 31. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.04831

    LanamÀki, A., Porra, J., & Hirschheim, R. (2017). A Call to Write the Nordic Information Systems Research Field History. Viewing the Scandinavian way through a career retrospectives lens. Scand. J. Inf. Syst., 29(1), 1.

    Lyytinen, K., Baskerville, R., Iivari, J., & Te'eni, D. (2007). Why the old world cannot publish? Overcoming challenges in publishing high-impact IS research. European Journal of Information Systems, 16(4), 317-326.

    Virtual Nordic ISS Seminar Consortium

  • Host Casandra Grundstrom continues her conversation with special guest Eric Monteiro Professor at NTNU and Senior Editor of MISQ in the second part of episode 2. They discuss the present state of IS and the potential future of what is to come for the discipline.

    You will probably be interested in this podcast if you are an interdisciplinary academic, researcher, or expert part of or overlapping with the Information Systems discipline. Although this is the expected audience, listeners with varying degrees of experience will also be able to follow along and ‘digest’ the more manageable pieces of an episode’s focus. Welcome!

    1) Petter, S., DeLone, W., & McLean, E. R. (2012). The past, present, and future of “IS success”. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 13(5), 2.

  • Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by a special guest Eric Monteiro Professor at NTNU and Senior Editor of MISQ in this 2-part podcast episode. They discuss the past, present, and future of information systems as well as their thoughts on the boundaries of the discipline and what makes and shapes us.

    You will probably be interested in this podcast if you are an interdisciplinary academic, researcher, or expert part of or overlapping with the Information Systems discipline. Although this is the expected audience, listeners with varying degrees of experience will also be able to follow along and ‘digest’ the more manageable pieces of an episode’s focus. Welcome!

    1) Philosophy of Definitions from John Searle - https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/john-searle-s-philosophy-of-language-force-meaning-and-mind/
    2) Lee, A. (1999). Inaugural editor's comments. Mis Quarterly, v-xi.
    3) Hirschheim, R., & Klein, H. K. (2012). A glorious and not-so-short history of the information systems field. Journal of the association for information systems, 13(4), 5.

  • Presenting the feature trailer episode of the Information Systems DIGEST monthly podcast.

    Co-hosts Casandra Grundstrom and Elena Parmiggiani working in the Digital Enterprise strategic research area at NTNU, discuss their thoughts on a dialogical format of dissemination within the Information Systems discipline. Touching on what future listeners can expect from this podcast in topical areas such as AI, digital transformation, and data science.

    You will probably be interested in this podcast if you are an interdisciplinary academic, researcher, or expert part of or overlapping with the Information Systems discipline. Although this is the expected audience, listeners with varying degrees of experience will also be able to follow along and ‘digest’ the more manageable pieces of an episode’s focus. Welcome!