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Ola  Henfridsson

Ola Henfridsson

Professor, Business Technology


Ola Henfridsson is a Professor of Business Technology at Miami Herbert Business School. His research and teaching interests relate to the transformative potential of digital technology as it pervades modern business and entrepreneurship. 

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 (2015-2020). He is a former Senior Editor of the MIS Quarterly. 

He has worked and consulted with leading companies such as General Motors, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, and many more. He is appointed as a WBS Distinguished Research Environment Professor at Warwick Business School in the UK, where he used to be a professor and the head of the information systems and management group. He is a visiting professor at the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation at University of Gothenburg and a KIN Fellow at VU Amsterdam. He is also an external expert for the Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management at the London School of Economics. Ola earned his PhD at Umeå University, Sweden, in 1999.

Featured Publications

  • Gregory, R., Henfridsson, O., Kaganer, E., Kyriakou, H. ”The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Data Network Effects for Creating User Value”, Academy of Management Review (forthcoming)

    Hukal, P. Henfridsson, O., Shaikh, M., Parker, G. “Platform Signaling for Generating Platform Content”, MIS Quarterly (forthcoming)

    Gregory, R. W., Kaganer, E., Henfridsson, O. and Ruch, T. J. 2018. "IT Consumerization and the Transformation of IT Governance", MIS Quarterly (42:4): 1225-1253.

    Constantinides, P., Henfridsson, O. and Parker, G. 2018. "Introduction—Platforms and infrastructures in the digital age ", Information Systems Research, (29:2): 381-400.

    Oshri, I., Henfridsson, O. and Kotlarsky, J. 2018. "Re-representation as work design in outsourcing: a semiotic view ", MIS Quarterly (42:1): 1-23

    Henfridsson, O., Nandhakumar, J., Scarbrough, H., and Panagourgias, N. 2018. "Recombination in the Open-Ended Value Landscape of Digital Innovation," Information and Organization (28), pp 89-100. 

    Huang, J., Henfridsson, O., Liu, M., Newell, S. 2017. ”Growing on Steroids: Rapid Scaling of the User Base through Digital Innovation” MIS Quarterly (41:1), pp. 301-314. 

    Henfridsson, O., Yoo, Y. 2014 ”The Liminality of Trajectory Shifts in Institutional Entrepreneurship”, Organization Science, (25:3), pp. 932-950.

    Henfridsson, O., Bygstad, B. “The Generative Mechanisms of Digital Infrastructure Evolution,” MIS Quarterly, (37:3), 2013, pp. 907-931.

    Ghazawneh, A., Henfridsson, O. “Balancing Platform Control and External Contribution in Third-Party Development: The Boundary Resources Model,” Information Systems Journal, (23:2), 2013, pp. 173-192.

    Sein, M., Henfridsson, O., Purao, S., Rossi, M., Lindgren, R. "Action Design Research", MIS Quarterly, (35:1), 2011, pp. 37-56. 

    Yoo, Y., Henfridsson, O., Lyytinen, K. "The New Organizing Logic of Digital Innovation: An Agenda for Information Systems Research" Information Systems Research, (21:4), 2010, pp. 724-735.

    Lindgren, R., Henfridsson, O., and Schultze, U. “Design Principles for Competence Management Systems: A Synthesis of an Action Research Study,” MIS Quarterly (28:3), 2004, pp. 435-472.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Professor of Business Technology, Miami Herbert Business School, 2019-Present
  • Professor and Head of the Information Systems and Management group, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (United Kingdom), 2013-2019
  • Professor and Deputy Head of Department, Applied Information Technology, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), 2011-2012
  • Research Program Director and Research Director (2010-2011), Viktoria Institute (Sweden), 2000-2011
  • Founder and Research Director, Center for Digital Business, Umeå University (Sweden), 2000-2002
  • Assistant Professor in Informatics, Umeå University (Sweden), 2000-2002


  • Ph.D., Informatics, University of Umeå, 1999
Ola  Henfridsson


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