Information Management

Information Management, IM in short, is one of the research groups within the subject Informatics. Our focus is developing viable models and workflow processes to design, manage, and evaluate sustainable information systems.

Our research

Information Management (IM) covers organization and coordination of the structures, processes, and resources for information use. The field has its genesis in the last century and has evolved through stages corresponding to the integration of digital technologies within and across organizations.

The Linnaeus University IM research group focuses on developing viable models and workflow processes to design, manage, and evaluate sustainable information systems. Projects employ systems models and methodologies to address organizational information and communication needs in all types and sizes of public and private workplaces. Research outcomes recognize that ideal design ensures all system parts advance the purpose(s) of the whole system, through interaction between people and ideas. Increasingly technology-enabled systemic conditions for learning, influences how, when, and why people share and use information.

The research in the IM group includes:

  • Models and techniques for big data analytics and business intelligence
  • Social and organizational perspectives on information security and quality
  • Systems thinking for agile information flows
  • Digital capability for knowledge sharing and exchange in information intensive organizations
  • Participatory action research for change management, implementation and evaluation.

Projects

Examples of planned, ongoing and completed projects within different fields of Information Management.

Big Data Analytics

  • Data management and big data analytics in the healthcare domain.
    Project leader: Associate Professor Jaime Campos. Ongoing.
  • Knowledge discovery and cyber security aspects for the big data approach.
    Project leader: Associate Professor Jaime Campos. Planned.

 

Information Security and Quality

  • ISECurM project – Information security curriculum development at five Western Balkan universities.
    Project Leader: Professor Kozeta Sevrani, University of Tirana. Swedish Project Leader: Dr Patrik Brandt. Planned.
  • The role of guilt proneness in information security policy compliance in organisations.
    Project Leader: Miranda Kajtazi, Lund University. Ongoing.
  • Physio-digital convergence – Implications on security.
    Project Leader: Dr Patrik Brandt. Ongoing.
  • Information in use – Aspects of information quality in workflows.
    Project Leader: Dr Patrik Brandt. Completed.
  • Information inadequacy: Some causes of failures in human and social affairs.
    Project Leader: Miranda Kajtazi, Lund University. Completed.

 

Systems Thinking Methodologies

  • The complexity of teachers’ everyday practice using digital technologies.
    Doctoral Student project, Sadaf Salavati. Supervisor: Professor Anita Mirijamdotter. Ongoing.
  • Novel use of mobile and ubiquitous technologies in everyday teaching and learning practices.
    Doctoral Student project, Sadaf Salavati. Supervisor: Professor Anita Mirijamdotter. Completed.
  • Systems thinking benefits in supply change management: An illustration of the viable systems model in a supply chain.
    Project Leaders: Associate Professor Diana Cronér, Luleå University of Technology, and Professor Anita Mirijamdotter. Completed.
  • An appreciative critique and refinement of Checkland’s Soft Systems Methodology.
    Project Leader: Professor Anita Mirijamdotter. Completed.

Digital Capability including Implementation

  • A co-evolutionary investigation of inter-firm networks and B2B IT capabilities.
    Doctoral Student project, Behrooz Golshan. Supervisor: Professor Darek Haftor. Ongoing.
  • Information Management as a tool for organizational learning.
    Doctoral Student project, Niki Chatzipanagiotou. Supervisor: Professor Anita Mirijamdotter. Ongoing.
  • Informed Systems: Information experience generated systems co-design in the workplace.
    Project Leaders: Professor Anita Mirijamdotter, University Librarian Mary M Somerville, University of the Pacific, and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology, and Professor Christine S Bruce, Queensland University of Technology. Ongoing.
  • Collaboration4Innovation (C4I project)
    Project Leaders: Mikael Nilsson, Luleå University of Technology, and Professor Anita Mirijamdotter. Completed.

 

Knowledge sharing and exchange

  • Collaborative design: An SSM-enabled organizational learning approach.
    Project Leader: Professor Anita Mirijamdotter. Ongoing.
  • Informed Systems: New directions for organizational learning.
    Project Leaders: Professor Anita Mirijamdotter, University Librarian Mary M Somerville, University of the Pacific, and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology, and Professor Christine S Bruce, Queensland University of Technology. Completed.
  • Systems thinking and information literacy: Elements of a knowledge enabling workplace environment.
    Project Leaders: Professor Anita Mirijamdotter and University Librarian Mary M Somerville, University of the Pacific, and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology. Completed.
  • Information and Instructional Services research project on organizational information exchange and sense making.
    Project Leaders: Professor Anita Mirijamdotter and University Librarian Mary M Somerville, University of the Pacific, and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology. Completed.

 

Participatory Action Research including Systems Thinking Methodologies

  • Collaborative design of communication, coordination and planning systems at Auraria Library, University of Denver Colorado.
    Project Leaders: Professor Anita Mirijamdotter and University Librarian Mary M Somerville, University of the Pacific, and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology. Completed.
  • Research and Information Services and Education (RISE) systems design, development, and evaluation (Cal Poly RISE project).
    Project Leaders: Professor Anita Mirijamdotter and University Librarian Mary M Somerville, University of the Pacific, and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology. Completed.
  • An interactive and iterative evaluation approach for creating collaborative learning Environments.
    Project Leader: Professor Anita Mirijamdotter. Completed.

Staff