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Professor Ola Henfridsson

Professor of Information Systems and Management

Research Interests

Digital innovation and entrepreneurship, platforms, and technology management

Teaching in 2017-2018

Management of IS & Digital Innovation
  • IB96E0: Digital Business Strategy
Postgraduate Research Business and Management
  • IB9DV0: Collecting and Analysing Qualitative Data
  • IM9080: DTC's Qualitative Research Methods
  • IB9EE0: Innovation in the Digital Age

Information Systems & Management Group

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 23840  /  Room: 3.234


Ola is a Professor and the Head of the Information Systems and Management Group at Warwick Business School. His research interests relate to the transformative potential of digital technology as it pervades modern business and entrepreneurship. Ola teaches digital business strategy and digital innovation at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has worked and consulted with leading companies such as General Motors, Mecel, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, and many more. He is a visiting professor at the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation at University of Gothenburg. He is also an external expert for the Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management at the London School of Economics. He was a runner-up for the Warwick University 2015 "Outstanding Contribution to Research Excellence" award. He received a Warwick Business School award for "Outstanding Contribution to Research" in 2016-2017.

Ola earned his PhD at Umeå University, Sweden, in 1999. During 10 years at the Viktoria Institute, he managed a research group on digital innovation in the automotive industry and eventually became the institute's Research Director. Ola has been a professor at Chalmers University of Technology, part-time faculty member at Halmstad University and Jönköping International Business School, and visiting professor at University of Oslo and Georgia State University.

Ola's research has been published in world-elite journals such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Organization Science. He is a Senior Editor of Information Systems Research (2015-2018) and Journal of Information Technology. He is a former Associate Editor (2006-2008) and Senior Editor (2008-2011) of the MIS Quarterly. He is a program co-chair for the ICIS conference in Seoul in 2017 together with Christina Soh and Youngjin Yoo. He is Program Chair for AoM OCIS at Chicago in 2018. He is also running an ISR special issue on Digital Infrastructure and Platforms with Panos Constantinides and Geoff Parker, and a JSIS special issue on Digital Entrepreneurship with Sirkka Jarvenpaa and Yulin Fang.


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