Virtual Nordic ISS Seminar Consortium is an informal group of schools that has been engaged in virtual seminars since Fall 2020. You can see the list of participating schools here.

In Fall 2020, we had presentations by researchers in each of the participating school. Check the Fall 2020 seminars

In Spring 2021,  the speakers were esteemed IS scholars who have their origins in one of the Nordic countries, but who are currently working elsewhere in the world. Check the Spring 2021 seminars

In Fall 2021, starting September 3rd, there will be one talk on every other Friday (followed by Q&A and discussion) with a theme of "Impactful publications and how to get there?". The idea is to present examples of impactful publications by authors now in the faculty in one of the participating Universities. These papers have either been out a while (some 10 years or more) and can be said to be impactful in one way or another (e.g. citations but by other “measures” also), or are more recent top publications (Basket of 8, FT50, ABS4,…) that can be expected to become impactful. With both types of papers, the presenter will talk about the paper and the study, but also to tell the story of the project and publication process, as well as discuss why and how it is or is expected to become "impactful".

The seminars are held on selected Fridays (see the schedule below) at 14:00-15:15 (DK, NO, SE) / 15:00-16:15 (FI) on Zoom: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/66219681740 

Please disseminate information about the virtual seminars to your colleagues and doctoral students.


Upcoming seminars


Tor Rolfsen Grønsund (University of Oslo, Norway):

Grønsund, T., & Aanestad, M. (2020). Augmenting the algorithm: Emerging human-in-the-loop work configurations, The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 29(2), 101614

Saonee Sarker (Lund University, Sweden):

Sarker, S., Ahuja, M., Sarker, S. & Kirkeby, S. (2011). The role of communication and trust in global virtual teams: A social network perspective, Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol.28, Iss. 1, pp. 273-310

Wael Soliman (University of Jyväskylä, Finland):

Soliman, W. & Tuunainen, V.K. (2021). A tale of two frames: Exploring the role of framing in the use discontinuance of volitionally adopted technology, Information Systems Journal, forthcoming, DOI: 10.1111/isj.12355


Andrea Carugati (Aarhus University, Denmark):

Carugati, A., Mola, L., Plé, L., Lauwers, M. & Giangreco, A. (2020), Exploitation and exploration of IT in times of pandemic: from dealing with emergency to institutionalising crisis practices, European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 29, No. 6, 762-777, https://doi.org/10.1080/0960085X.2020.1832868

Past seminars

Maung Sein (University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) & Kristiania University College, Norway):

Sein, M., Henfridsson, O., Purao, S., Rossi, M., & Lindgren, R. (2011). Action Design ResearchMIS Quarterly, 35(1), 37-56. doi:10.2307/23043488

Olgerta Tona (University of Gothenburg, Sweden): 

Leidner, D. E. & Tona, O. (2021). The CARE Theory of Dignity Amid Personal Data Digitalization, MIS Quarterly 45(1), 343-370. DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/15941  

Jonas Hedman (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark):

Hedman, J. & Kalling, T. (2003). The business model concept: theoretical underpinnings and empirical illustrations, European Journal of Information Systems (2003) 12, 49–59

For more information contact

Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen (virpi.tuunainen@aalto.fi)

To get notified about upcoming seminars, send an email to Hadi Ghanbari (hadi.ghanbari@aalto.fi)

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