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Norström, L., Vallo Hult, H., Jungselius, B. & Bradley, L. (2023). Designing Sustainable Digital Ecosystems for Language Learning and Integration. In: : . Paper presented at SIG 12th CNOW workshop,Tuesday the 13th June, Kristiansand, Norway (pp. 1-5). Association for Information Systems, Article ID er 15.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Designing Sustainable Digital Ecosystems for Language Learning and Integration
2023 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Information Systems, 2023
Keywords
sustainable digital ecosystems, language learning
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20089 (URN)
Conference
SIG 12th CNOW workshop,Tuesday the 13th June, Kristiansand, Norway
Available from: 2023-09-13 Created: 2023-09-13 Last updated: 2024-01-02
Norström, L., Magnusson, J. & Mankevich, V. (2023). Digitalisering och Hållbarhet: Integration av globala hållbarhetsmål i digitala utvecklingsprojekt.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digitalisering och Hållbarhet: Integration av globala hållbarhetsmål i digitala utvecklingsprojekt
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Offentlig sektor skall verka för uppfyllande av FNs globala mål för hållbar utveckling (SDGs). Samtidigt visar tidigare forskning på brister i genomförande och effekt som följd av bristfällig integrering av hållbarhetsaspekter i styrning. Forskning visar också att digitalisering är en nödvändig förutsättning för uppfyllande av en majoritet av globala utvecklingsmål. Genom analys av ett urval digitala utvecklingsinitiativ i Göteborgs stads kommunkoncern visar denna studie på mönster i hur SDGs integreras i digital transformation. Digitaliseringsinitiativen stödjer ett urval av sju av 17 SDGs ojämnt fördelat mellan projektmål, förvaltningar och bolag, med ett fokus på dimensionerna ekonomisk- och social- hållbarhet framför ekologisk. Resultaten härleds till bristande rutiner kring integrering av SDGsi digitala initiativ. Rapporten rekommenderar vidare förstärkning av stadens rutiner för att öka medvetenheten kring FNs mål för hållbar utveckling vid effektmålsformulering, prioritering, genomförande och uppföljning.

Publisher
p. 12
Keywords
Offentlig sektor, hållbar utveckling. digitalisering
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20659 (URN)
Available from: 2023-09-01 Created: 2023-09-01 Last updated: 2024-01-02Bibliographically approved
Asatiani, A. & Norström, L. (2023). Information systems for sustainable remote workplaces. Journal of strategic information systems, 32(3), Article ID 101789.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information systems for sustainable remote workplaces
2023 (English)In: Journal of strategic information systems, ISSN 0963-8687, E-ISSN 1873-1198, Vol. 32, no 3, article id 101789Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This review discusses the challenges associated with the sustainability of remote workplaces, which have become more prevalent due to the growing trend of work digitalization and the pandemic-induced push to remote work. These challenges are highlighted in literature across various disciplines, including information systems, but these discourses have remained isolated from each other. In this review, we consolidated and synthesized research on remote work from the perspective of individual workers by reviewing 187 articles published between 1999 and 2020 in recognized academic journals from fields including information systems, organizational studies, economics, human resources, sociology, and psychology. We identified five key themes that concern opportunities and challenges to sustainable remote workplaces: (1) key characteristics, (2) work-life boundaries; (3) health and well-being; (4) social interaction, and (5) leadership. Building on our findings we created a framework that recognizes two interrelated categories of factors influencing remote workplace sustainability – rigid base characteristics and contextual remote workplace variables – that together shape the trajectory of remote workplace sustainability in the long term. The framework also identifies the potential role of information systems in modulating the impact of the base characteristics to build continuities that encourage more sustainable remote workplaces. The paper concludes by offering a research agenda for information systems for sustainable remote workplaces based on the three IS theoretical frames: inclusion, dignity, and boundary objects.

Keywords
Remote work Sustainability Work design Well-being Virtual work
National Category
Learning Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20618 (URN)10.1016/j.jsis.2023.101789 (DOI)001053598500001 ()2-s2.0-85169922881 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2020-01488
Note

CC-BY 4.0

Available from: 2023-08-22 Created: 2023-08-22 Last updated: 2024-01-04
Lindquist, M., Norström, L. & Lindman, J. (2023). Need-Solution Pairing and the Role of Emerging Technology in a Public Sector Innovation Process. In: ECIS 2023 Proceedings: Research Papers. Paper presented at ECIS 2023 Thirty-first European Conference on Information Systems, June 11-16, Kristiansand, Norway (pp. 1-16). Association for Information Systems
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Need-Solution Pairing and the Role of Emerging Technology in a Public Sector Innovation Process
2023 (English)In: ECIS 2023 Proceedings: Research Papers, Association for Information Systems, 2023, p. 1-16Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

New emerging digital technologies are evolving at an unprecedented pace. These advancements create increasing expectations for public sector organizations. However, we do not yet know much about the processes of these organizations when approaching emerging technologies. Such early innovation processes are critical to reaping the benefits of emerging technologies. We conducted a case study of a Nordic government agency to explore how a potentially paradigm-changing idea involving blockchain,evolves through an innovation process. We investigated the characteristics of early innovation search processes as a public sector organization approaches emerging technologies. Our contribution shows 1) how the search focus shifts over time - focus can be more about the solution, the need or the need–solution pair, and 2) how the conceptualization of technology plays an important role in the process.The findings increase our understanding of innovation processes in the public sector.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Information Systems, 2023
Series
Research Papers ; 375
Keywords
Public Sector Innovation, Need-Solution Pairing, Emerging Technology, Innovation Process, Learning
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20773 (URN)
Conference
ECIS 2023 Thirty-first European Conference on Information Systems, June 11-16, Kristiansand, Norway
Available from: 2023-09-14 Created: 2023-09-14 Last updated: 2024-01-04Bibliographically approved
Norström, L., Lindman, J., Islind, A. S. & Ganesh, S. (2023). Sustainable Digital Ecosystems Inthe Textile Industry: Completed Research Paper. In: : . Paper presented at The 15th Annual Workshop of the AIS Special Interest Group for ICT and Global Development (SIG – GlobDev. Hyderabad, India (pp. 1-12).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable Digital Ecosystems Inthe Textile Industry: Completed Research Paper
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Social audit approaches to sustainable development in the textile industry predominate in worldwidepractice. However, research indicates that there are persistent structural non-compliance cases,demonstrating repetitive and harmful patterns and that creating codes of conduct as part of sustainabilitypractices can only marginally improve worker rights on an overall level across industries. Due to theseconstraints associated with social audits, there's been a rising discourse about moving beyond these audits.In this paper we examine alternative approaches to social auditing to gain understanding, knowledge,collaboration, and empowerment within the value chain of brands, suppliers, and their employees. Wetarget this emerging issue as a challenge for sustainable development of the textile industry. With aqualitative case study of a textile industry value chain as a base, and with the frames of the global sustainabledevelopment discourse, and ecosystem thinking, we suggest an alternative digital practice to social auditingin the textile industry, that gives workers a voice to speak with, that empowers the suppliers to take owncontrol and responsibility over social conditions of their employees and that balances the present powertakeover of brands. Merging the sustainable development discourse with digital ecosystems thinking whenconceptualizing, theorizing or designing information systems (IS), we argue, is a way forward for IS to meetgrand societal challenges. 

Keywords
Sustainable development, Digital ecosystem, Textile industry value chain, Social audit, Workers
National Category
Business Administration Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-21250 (URN)
Conference
The 15th Annual Workshop of the AIS Special Interest Group for ICT and Global Development (SIG – GlobDev. Hyderabad, India
Note

Finansiär och Projektinformation : MISTRA Environmental communication

Available from: 2024-02-14 Created: 2024-02-14 Last updated: 2024-02-14
Norström, L., Ganesh, S., Preeti, M., Lindman, J. & Islind, A. S. (2022). Beyond Social Auditing: Towards Self-governance and Empowerment of Textile Workers. In: : . Paper presented at 45th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Helsinge, Denmark, August 14-17, 2022 (pp. 1-3).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond Social Auditing: Towards Self-governance and Empowerment of Textile Workers
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2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Being one of the worst industries in the world in terms of human and environmental abuse, the tex tile industry is in urgent need for sustainable transformation. Textile workers in the global south belong to a particularly precarious group of workers; they are mainly women, often young, migrant and in vulnerable job market positions. Social audit is a practice that brands engage in to measure, understand and report on social and ethical performance in their supply chain. However, research shows that social audits marginally improve worker rights and a lot of structural non-compliance is recidivist: that is, it is repetitive and pernicious. Therefore, the discussion of going beyond auditing towards distributed communicative governance among participant organizations in the supply chain is becoming both attractive and urgent. In this paper we present a research proposal that explores alternative practices to social auditing . . .

National Category
Learning Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20772 (URN)
Conference
45th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Helsinge, Denmark, August 14-17, 2022
Available from: 2023-11-15 Created: 2023-11-15 Last updated: 2023-11-15
Mahula, S., Lindquist, M., Norström, L. & Lindman, J. (2022). Digital transformation in local government organisations: empirical evidence from blockchain initiatives. In: Rattikorn Hewett (Ed.), ACM International Conference Proceeding Series: . Paper presented at 23rd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Intelligent Technologies, Governments and Citizens, DGO 2022 Virtual, Online 15 June 2022 through 17 June 2022. (pp. 336-345). ACM Digital Library
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital transformation in local government organisations: empirical evidence from blockchain initiatives
2022 (English)In: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series / [ed] Rattikorn Hewett, ACM Digital Library, 2022, p. 336-345Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Local government organisations are the first contact between the citizen and state authorities. However, the rapid technological development in the private sector raises questions on how public actors can keep up. Seeking improvement, local governments undergo the process of digital transformation (DT). This encompasses a variety of processes and initiatives, including experimenting with new technological solutions. We focus here on experiments on one of these emerging technologies: blockchain. We report the results of a multi-case study investigating the DT processes that experiment with blockchain technology in three municipalities in Western Europe. We present our theoretical perspective (institutional logics and digital transformation), describe our qualitative comparative case methodology that relies on key-respondent interviews, and discuss our distilled categorisation of three activities (including excerpts from data). © 2022 ACM.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Digital Library, 2022
Keywords
blockchain; digital transformation; institutional logics; local government
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20775 (URN)10.1145/3543434.3543474 (DOI)2-s2.0-85139025852 (Scopus ID)
Conference
23rd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Intelligent Technologies, Governments and Citizens, DGO 2022 Virtual, Online 15 June 2022 through 17 June 2022.
Available from: 2023-09-15 Created: 2023-09-15 Last updated: 2023-09-15Bibliographically approved
Willermark, S., Islind, A. S., Vallo Hult, H. & Norström, L. (2022). Getting the Job Done: Workarounds in Complex Digital Infrastructures. In: Cuel, R., Ponte, D., Virili, F. (Ed.), Exploring Digital Resilience: . Paper presented at ItAIS 2021: : Exploring Digital Resilience (pp. 118-132). Springer, 57
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Getting the Job Done: Workarounds in Complex Digital Infrastructures
2022 (English)In: Exploring Digital Resilience / [ed] Cuel, R., Ponte, D., Virili, F., Springer, 2022, Vol. 57, p. 118-132Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Work today consists of complex arrangements of loosely interrelated digital tools that shape work and form digital infrastructures. These digital infrastructures can either support or hinder the workers in their daily tasks. Working in an environment where some digital tools are designed for work purposes, and others without the proposed end-users in mind creates a need for improvisation. The consequence for workers may include finding various types of workarounds when shifting between digital tools. These workarounds become important for how work is performed. Through a multiple case study, this paper explores how workarounds are manifested in different work settings through four cases in the public sector. We conceptualize workarounds as practices of flexibility, efficiency, and responsibility, and show how workarounds result in new and innovative ways of working, which can be understood as a form of infrastructuring.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2022
Series
Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation ; 57
Keywords
Workarounds, Digital tools, Digital work, Digital infrastructures, Infrastructuring, Innovation, Public sector
National Category
Computer Sciences Pedagogy
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-19035 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-10902-7_9 (DOI)
Conference
ItAIS 2021: : Exploring Digital Resilience
Available from: 2022-08-11 Created: 2022-08-11 Last updated: 2023-06-02Bibliographically approved
Norström, L., Magnusson, J. & Mankevich, V. (2022). The Great Divide: Empirical Evidence of a Decoupling of Digital Transformation and Sustainability. In: Elisa Bertino, Wen Gao, Bernhard Steffen & Moti Yung (Ed.), Electronic Participation: 14th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2022, Linköping, Sweden, September 6–8, 2022, Proceedings. Paper presented at International Conference on Electronic Participation, Linköping, Sweden, September 6–8, 2022 (pp. 73-88). Springer, 13392
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Great Divide: Empirical Evidence of a Decoupling of Digital Transformation and Sustainability
2022 (English)In: Electronic Participation: 14th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2022, Linköping, Sweden, September 6–8, 2022, Proceedings / [ed] Elisa Bertino, Wen Gao, Bernhard Steffen & Moti Yung, Springer, 2022, Vol. 13392, p. 73-88Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Digital transformation is increasingly prioritized within the public sector to assure sustained relevance. At the same time, sustainable development goals (SDGs) are increasingly addressed in the strategies and missions of public sector actors. Previous research highlights that sustainability requires integration into internal procedures and governance structures (e.g., accounting) to avoid running the risk of merely being ceremonial and green washing. With digital transformation deemed critical for the public sector, we would hence expect to see an integration of SDGs in digital initiatives. This study answers the research question of how SDGs are integrated into digital transformation initiatives. We answer the question through purposive sampling of digital initiatives within a large, Swedish municipality, where each initiative is categorized on the notion of which SDGs they are related to. The findings show that there is a decoupling of sustainability in digital transformation initiatives, that risks leading to directly detrimental effects for both the digital transformation of the public sector as well as for sustainability. This is discussed through integration with previous literature with the intent of identifying future avenues for research and recommendations for practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2022
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), ISSN 0302-9743, E-ISSN 1611-3349
Keywords
Digital transformation, Sustainable development goals, SDG, Responsible information systems, Digital government
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20778 (URN)978-3-031-23213-8 (ISBN)978-3-031-23212-1 (ISBN)
Conference
International Conference on Electronic Participation, Linköping, Sweden, September 6–8, 2022
Available from: 2023-09-19 Created: 2023-09-19 Last updated: 2024-02-15Bibliographically approved
Johansson, L.-O., Norström, L., Lundh Snis, U. & Islind, A. S. (2021). Introduction to the Minitrack on Sharing Economy in Rural Areas. In: Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: . Paper presented at 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 2420-2421).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction to the Minitrack on Sharing Economy in Rural Areas
2021 (English)In: Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2021, p. 2420-2421Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Keywords
Rural areas, economy
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-18067 (URN)10.24251/HICSS.2021.296 (DOI)978-0-9981331-4-0 (ISBN)
Conference
54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Available from: 2022-01-18 Created: 2022-01-18 Last updated: 2022-02-07Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-6636-055X

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