I am Professor in Computer and Systems Sciences with a specialization on IT Management at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University, Sweden.
My academic background includes a Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cluj-Napoca Polytechnic Institute, a Postgraduate Degree in Management from Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, a Ph.D. in Management with a focus on Management of Information Systems from West University of Timisoara, Romania and the title of Docent in Information Systems from KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden.
I have completed all the courses required for teaching in higher education (18.5 ECTS) like Teaching and Learning, 7.5 ECTS (2005), Teaching and Learning in Subject Perspective, 5 ECTS (2008), Teaching and Learning in Subject Perspective-Advanced Project, 3 ECTS (2008) and Research Supervision, 3 ECTS (2008) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden and also Frontiers in Leadership Research Course, 7.5 ECTS (2012) at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Moreover, I have taken a number of executives’ courses like Tele and Infrastructure Economics (2002), and Wireless Technologies and Markets (2004) at Center for Wireless Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm and also Digital Innovation & Transformation Programme (2021), Managing Innovation Strategically Programme (2022) and Strategic Management Creating & Sustaining Competitive Advantage Programme (2022) at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK.
I am working in information systems area for more than 35 years. Furthermore, I also worked in information systems area for short periods as visiting research fellow at University of Brighton (1998) and Manchester Metropolitan University (2000) in UK, as visiting researcher (postdoctoral position) and senior researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden (2002-2005; 2008-2009), and visiting professor at Antwerp Management School, Belgium (2019-2020).
At DSV/Stockholm University, I am leading the research group in IT Management and Governance within Information Systems unit. My current research interest is in Business-IT Alignment, IT Governance, IT Outsourcing, and Digital Transformation. The results of my research work has been published in journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, Industrial Management & Data Systems, Information Systems Management, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Journal of Information Technology Theory and Applications, International Journal of Information Technology and Management, Information Resources Management Journal, International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance, and The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. Moreover, my research work has been published in the proceedings of top conferences in information systems area like European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD), Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE), in Springer series like Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Lectures Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Communications in Computer and Information Science and in Procedia Technology and Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier.
I have been involved as project leader and member (but still involved in the on-going research projects) in 5 grants and 12 research projects in IT and Education areas. In 2020, I received the prestigious IBM Academic Award for a research project.
I am a Distinguished Member of Association for Information Systems (AIS), in the management board of the Swedish Research School of Management and IT (MIT) and Association for Information Systems (AIS) Region 2 Board.
I am senior editor of Information Systems Management journal and editor-in-chief emeritus of International Journal of Digital Strategy, Governance and Business Transformation (IJDSGBT). I have been co-editor in chief of International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance (IJITBAG) and ad hoc reviewer for different journals like European Journal of Information Systems, Computers in Human Behavior, and Business & Information Systems Engineering. I am serving IS community as track co-chair of Strategic and Competitive Uses of Information and Digital Technologies (SCUIDT) at Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2023). I served IS community as program co-chair (ECIS 2022), track co-chair (ECIS 2016, 2017, 2018 and AMCIS 2021, 2022), mini-track co-chair (AMCIS 2019, 2020), associate editor (ECIS 2012 and PACIS 2016), and reviewer of top international conferences in information systems area like ECIS, AMCIS, PACIS, HICSS, and ICIS. I have been nominated as the best reviewer at Strategic and Competitive Uses of IT track and among the Outstanding Reviewer Award Winners at Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2020).