Research

Research Projects:

  • “Informal Organizational Structure and Business-IT Alignment Relationships” – Research financed by the Swedish Research School of Management (MIT) and Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) at Stockholm University, Project Manager, 09.2017-08.2022
  • “The Influence of Organizational Culture and Structure on IT Governance” – Research financed by the Swedish Research School of Management (MIT) and Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) at Stockholm University, Project Manager, 01.2013-06.2018
  • “Organizational Culture and Business-IT Alignment Relationships” – Research financed by the Swedish Research School of Management (MIT) and Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) at Stockholm University, Project Manager, 09.2011-08.2016
  • “Cooperation in the ICT in Academics. Human Resources Development” – Research Cooperation between University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Stockholm University, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Sida/SAREC, Senior Researcher, 2007-2012
  • “Information Technology and Systems” – Research Cooperation between National University of Engineering, Nicaragua and Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Sida/SAREC, Senior Researcher, 2009-2011
  • “Kista Integralen – A Multidisciplinary Center for Studies of Technology, Society and Individuals”, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, IT University, TSLab, Senior Scientist, 10.2004-12.2005
  • “Network of Excellence: ICT and the Psychosocial Life Environment-Main Changes”, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, IT University, TSLab, Senior Scientist, 06. 2003-07.2005
  • “Life-Form, Life-Cycle and Life-Style as a Basis for Service Development”, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, IT University, TSLab, CSD Project Co-Coach, 01.2003-05.2003
  • “Broad Services to the Citizens”, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, IT University, TSLab, CSD Project Co-Coach, 01.2003-05.2003
  • “User-Driven Development of an IT-supported Learning Environment”, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, IT University, TSLab, CSD Project Co-Coach, 01.2003-05.2003

Grants:

  • The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) Grant: “Quality Assurance in Education and Research: Tools and Methodologies”, Stockholm University, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Co-applicant and Senior Researcher, 03.2016-03.2017
  • Swedish Institute Grant for research in “The impact of information technology on businesses” at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, IT University, Sweden, Principal Researcher, 01.09.2002-31.05.2003
  • Grant financed by European Union, World Bank and National Council for Financing Higher Education (project code 196): “Restructure of core curriculum and quality increase of postgraduate education system in business administration”, Faculty of Business, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Project member, 1999-2002
  • Grant financed by European Union, World Bank and National Council for Financing Higher Education (project code 62): “Hotel Management”, Faculty of Business, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Project member, 1998-2002
  • European Commission, Tempus Program, Individual Mobility Grant, School of Information Management, University of Brighton, UK, Visiting Researcher, 10.1998–12.1998

PhD supervision at Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm:

Ongoing theses:
1. Parisa Aasi, Ph.Lic., “Organizational Culture and Structure Influence on Information Technology Governance”, (Main supervisor)
2. Gideon Mekonnen Jonathan, “Informal Organizational Structure and Business-IT Alignment Relationships”, (Main supervisor)

Completed theses:
1. Georg Hodosi, “Information Technology Outsourcing in Large Companies in Sweden: A Perspective on Risks, Relationships and Success Factors”, (Main supervisor, Ph.D., 2017)
2. Mohamed El-Mekawy, “From Theory to Practice of Business-IT Alignment: Barriers, an Evaluation Framework and Relationships with Organisational Culture”, (Main supervisor, Ph.D., 2016)
3. Edephonce N. Nfuka, “IT Governance in Tanzanian Public Sector Organizations”, (Main supervisor, Ph.D., 2012)
4. Parisa Aasi, “Organizational Culture and Structure Influence on Information Technology Governance”, (Main supervisor, Licentiate of Philosophy – Ph.Lic., 2016)
5. Jens Ohlsson, “Supporting Business Process Improvement Initiatives by Prioritizing and Categorizing Business Processes”, (Main supervisor, Licentiate of Philosophy – Ph.Lic., 2015)
6. Mohamed El-Mekawy, “From Societal to Organisational Culture: The Impact on Business-IT Alignment”, (Main supervisor, Licentiate of Philosophy – Ph.Lic., 2012)
7. Anayanci Lopez Poveda, “Towards A Framework for Analyzing IT Strategy Management in Public Sector”, (Co-supervisor, 2008-2011 – de facto the main supervisor, Licentiate of Engineering – Lic. Eng., KTH, 2011)
8. Will Johhny Flores Delgadillo, “IT Service Delivery in Nicaraguan Internet Service Providers: Analysis and Assessment”, (Co-supervisor, 2008-2011 – de facto the main supervisor; Licentiate of Engineering – Lic. Eng., KTH, 2011 )
9. Norman Vargas Chevez, “A Unified Strategic Business and IT Alignment Model: A Study in Public Universities of Nicaragua”, (Co-supervisor, 2008-2010 – de facto the main supervisor, Licentiate of Engineering – Lic. Eng., KTH, 2010)
10. Georg Hodosi, “A Method for Decision Support in Information Technology Outsourcing: The Case for Large Swedish Companies”, (Main supervisor, Licentiate of Philosophy – Ph.Lic., 2010)
11. Edephonce N. Nfuka, “Towards an Effective IT Governance in the Public Sector Organizations in a Developing Country: A Case Study of Tanzania”, (Co-supervisor, 2007-2009 – de facto the main supervisor, Licentiate of Philosophy – Ph.Lic., 2009)

Supervisor of the master theses at Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm:

Completed master theses:
1. Tahnia Mostayin & Lulu Zhang, “The impact of ICT on business practices in companies from Kista Science City”, 2005
2. Shang Gao & Yunyun Tong, “Development of e-society in China”, 2006
3. Quan Lin & Wencong Luo, “The analysis of the business potential of Voice over IP”, 2006
4. Chen Liang & Zhang Yin, “Mobile business in China: opportunities and challenges”, 2006
5. Peng Luo, “The business potential of triple play solutions”, 2006
6. Le Dong & Mingming He, “The benefits of ERP systems implementation: A case study in a SME in China”, 2006
7. Pavitra Eshwar & Dipak Sundaram, “Strategic management of IT outsourcing”, 2006
8. Ana Margarita Alonso Báez & Heng Yin, “Transmission cost estimation using bandwidth optimization solutions in a GSM network: A case study of MTN South Africa”, 2006
9. Yu Huang & Shanbing Hu, “The analysis of the IT strategic alignment in public health care sectors”, 2007
10. Fahd Shehzad, “Middleware application/auto-configuration tool for distributed and dynamic application”, 2007
11. Mohamed Abdullah Al Shafi & Mohammad Mosiur Rahman, “The analysis of IT strategy – an exploratory case study in a leading telecommunication service provider in Bangladesh”, 2007
12. Anders Olsson, “A strategic approach for small IT businesses”, 2007
13. Mohamed El Mekawy, “Geographical information systems use in crisis management”, 2008
14. Jing Tang, “How Swedish companies could manage IT outsourcing successfully in China”, 2008
15. Khalid Khan & Shahnawaz Khan, “Management of IT resources in multinational companies: A case of Tele 2 and Telenor”, 2008
16. Hillol Barua & Mohammed Arif Hasan Chowdhury, “Analyzing the IT strategy of a business organization: The case study of IBX Sweden”, 2008
17. Yifeng Lin, “Management guidelines development for database developers’ personnel in software projects”, 2009
18. Irina Saprykina & Christoffer Andresen, “A Qualitative Study of Best Practices for Decision Making in IT Outsourcing”, 2009
19. Renalda Tenga, “IT governance in healthcare: A case study in hospitals from a developing country”, 2009
20. Gofried Adaba, “Strategic Business-IT Alignment in Trade Facilitation – The Case of Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) and the Ghana Community Network (GCNet)”, 2009
21. Seungho Choo, “Influential Factors for Successful Relationships in IT Outsourcing: A case study in Swedish and Finnish Companies”, 2010
22. Gamaludin Al Afghani & Hari Nugroho, “Best Practices in Managing IT Outsourcing Relationships: A Case Study of Small, Medium, and Large Companies in Sweden”, 2010
23. Yingying Zhang, “A Customer-Oriented Framework for Software Maintainability Assessment that is Combining Metrics and Visualization Techniques”, 2010
24. Rickard Rickmo & Jan-Kamil Rembisch, “Relationship management within IT Outsourcing: A client and provider case study of large companies in Sweden”, 2011
25. Rabeya Sultana, “Barriers to e-commerce adoption and implementation in small enterprises in Sweden”, 2012
26. Ehsan Kaboudvand, “Business-IT Alignment: Considering Organizational Culture from Theory to Practice”, 2012
27. Haleh Mardanian & Yibeltal Tessema, “E-Learning Tool for Business-IT Alignment Assessment”, 2012
28. Ahsan Mehmood & Syed Farrukh Qamar, “Applying a Customized Scrum Methodology for Agile Project Management”, 2012
29. Neelambari Annamalai, “Information Security Guidelines for Organizations Intending to Adopt Cloudsourcing”, 2012
30. Arun Vasavan Rayar Udayar Krishna, “Strategic Use of Information Technology in Telecom Operator Organizations from Sweden”, 2012
31. Ilir Celaj, “IT outsourcing relationship in Swedish municipalities: A study from service recipient’s perspective”, 2012
32. Parisa Aasi & Ivan Nunes, “The Role of Organizational Culture in IT Outsourcing Relationships: A Buyer Company Approach”, 2012
33. Mousumi Kabir, “A Framework for IT Project Development in a Large Company”, 2013
34. Hawa Abdella, “Risk Factors Associated with IT Outsourcing: The Case of Multinational Companies”, 2013
35. Fredrik Rusch, “Strategic Alignment of Flexible Work: Conceptual analysis of the alignment between flexible working arrangements and business and IT strategy in organizations”, 2013
36. Fredrik Larsson, “Governance of an IT project: A case study in a large construction company”, 2013
37. Anna Vorontsova, “Determinants of IT Outsourcing Relationships: A Recipient-Provider Perspective”, 2013
38. Robert Kaye, “Managing IT Outsourcing in Middle-Size Companies: A Case Study of Best Practices from a Client Perspective”, 2013
39. Gabriela Chamorro Sotelo & Reza Tabein, “IT Governance Practices in a Swedish Governmental Organization: A case study of Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten)”, 2014
40. Carolina Alaceva, “Barriers in achieving business/IT alignment: Case study of TeliaSonera”, 2014
41. Andreea Daniela Pana Talpeanu, “Influential Factors in IT Outsourcing Relationships in a Swedish Municipality: A Client and Vendor Perspective”, 2015
42. Najla Al Qassimi, “IT Governance in a public sector organization in a developing country: A Case Study of United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs”, 2015
43. Ilkka Ritola & Rokas Siugzda, “The Influence of Organizational Politics on Business/IT Alignment”, 2016
44. Labidi Pascal David Gbangou, “Factors hindering Business-IT alignment in the banking sector of a developing country”, 2016
45. Filip Johansson, “Barriers to Agility for IT Organizations. A study exploring the barriers towards achieving agility in a large company’s IT Organization”, 2016
46. Aminat Abdul-Salaam & Oluwasanmi Omogunloye, “Barriers in Business-IT Alignment in a Public Organization: A Case of Nigeria Federal Inland Revenue Service”, 2016
47. Jiabao Wang, “Barriers in Business-IT Alignment in Small and Medium Enterprises: An empirical study of factors hindering business-IT alignment in SMEs in China”, 2017