Author Archives: Paul Johannesson

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About Paul Johannesson

I am a professor at the department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University. My research area is information systems.
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Unified Service Theory and Perspectives on Services

On 23 February, I gave a presentation on Unified Service Theory and perspectives on services as part of a study circle on service systems. Unified Service Theory views services as a special kind of production process where the customer contributes … Continue reading

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SISA Conference

SISA, the Swedish Information System Academy, will give a conference in Örebro in May. Programtext: INFORMATIK – Universitetens bäst bevarade hemlighet. Arrangörer: SISA genom Örebro universitet. Sponsorer: Datum: 10-11 maj, 2011. Plats: Örebro universitet (Musikhuset). Syftet med konferensen är att … Continue reading

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Seminar with Göran Goldkuhl on Practice Research

On 18 February, Göran Goldkuhl gave a presentation on practice research. Göran discussed practice research from an ontological as well as epistemological perspective. The discussion was lively ranging from Activity Theory over KPIs to Habermas, with a memorable remark from … Continue reading

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Seminar on BPM in crisis

Today, Ilia Bider from IbisSoft AB gave a seminar on the current state of BPM based on discussions at the BPM 2010 conference. Ilia outlined a number of trends, including the shift from an assembly line metaphor to that of … Continue reading

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Tharaka Ilayperuma PhD Dissertation

Today, Tharaka Ilayperuma defended his PhD thesis “Improving E-Business Design through Business Model Analysis”. The opponent was William Song from Durham University, and the examination committee consisted of Marianne Nilsson from Stockholm University, Eva Söderström from Högskolan Skövde and Henrik … Continue reading

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Mturi Elias Licentiate

A Universal Business Process Model Repository. Mturi Elias presented his licentiate on business process model repositories. The photo shows Mturi and Jelena Zdravkovic who was the opponent. Louise Yngström was the examiner, and Paul Johannesson the supervisor. Abstract Business Process … Continue reading

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Göran Goldkuhl on Practical Inquiry

Today, Göran Goldkuhl gave a seminar on action research and its continuation into practical inquiry. Action research is an established research approach in information systems. Such an approach is aiming at both 1) local intervention and improvement and 2) contribution … Continue reading

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A Paper on Service Perspectives

At the workshop Conceptual Modelling of Services (CMS 2010), colocated with the 29th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, I presented a paper that analysed the notion of services by identifying three service perspectives and explaining them using the REA ontology … Continue reading

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