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Nilsson, Anders G.
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Nilsson, A. G. (2011). Global Development and ICT for Building Civil Societies in Developing Countries. Paper presented at Proceedings of IDIA2011, the 5th International Development Informatics Conference on ICT for Development: People, Policy and Practice, 26-28 October, Lima, Peru. Paper presented at Proceedings of IDIA2011, the 5th International Development Informatics Conference on ICT for Development: People, Policy and Practice, 26-28 October, Lima, Peru. Melbourne, Australia: IDIA, Monash University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Global Development and ICT for Building Civil Societies in Developing Countries
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract

Global development has the mission to promote social change and renewal in developing countries on a scientific basis. The leading idea behind global development is to combine social changes in civil societies with economic growth and environmental (ecological) issues in order to achieve better life conditions for poor people. The main focus here is to study the relationship between needy children and exposed mothers as a target group. The purpose is to design and apply new and innovative concepts for creating five good circles for society building in developing countries: distinctive culture, strong identity, support oneself, organic way of living and active learning. A specific objective is to set-up professional training spaces, called Community Children Academy Spaces (CAS), based on learning workshops, modern therapy forms and outdoor activities as well as the professional use of ICT tools for the children and their mothers. Children in general are very excited and amused by working with computers! This is the main argument for setting up special ICT spaces for needy children together with their mothers. An essential outcome of ICT spaces is also to give mothers possibilities through digital media to find new job opportunities so that they can take professional care of themselves and their children. The research is done as an integrated work between concept development (theory) and field work at site (practice). The main research contribution is a new approach for managing global development for society building in poor countries based on a systems thinking and multidisciplinary research. This approach is complemented with a visibility model for project assessment based on outcome mapping. The paper will reflect on how global development and development informatics will work for needy children and their exposed mothers based on some theoretical approaches and on-going case studies

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Melbourne, Australia: IDIA, Monash University, 2011
Keyword
Global development, ICT spaces, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), needy children, project assessment, social change, society building, special education, systems approach, Special Education
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11559 (URN)
Conference
Proceedings of IDIA2011, the 5th International Development Informatics Conference on ICT for Development: People, Policy and Practice, 26-28 October, Lima, Peru
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, A. G. (2010). Change Work in Organisations:: Lessons Learned from Information Systems Development (ISD). Paper presented at Information Systems Development: Business Systems and Services - Modelling and Development, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2010, 25-27 August, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic, Chapter 4. Paper presented at Information Systems Development: Business Systems and Services - Modelling and Development, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2010, 25-27 August, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic, Chapter 4. New York: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Change Work in Organisations:: Lessons Learned from Information Systems Development (ISD)
2010 (English)In: / [ed] Pokorny, J., Richta, K., Repa, V., Wojtkowski W., W.G. & Linger, H. (Eds.), New York: Springer , 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract

In change work we have the ambition to improve or enhance different activities within a specific situation or context. We can think of e.g. changes in society, in organisations or in family life. In this case the focus will be on change work in organisations; private companies as well as in public services. Change work implies a purposeful growth and development of organisations. This development work can be performed by operating in networks (inter-organisational change) or accomplished by undertaking individual measures (intra-organisational change). By information systems development (ISD) we mean analysis, design and implementation of useful IT systems in companies. ISD is nowadays regarded as an essential and vital part of change work in organisations. This paper presents ten lessons learned from working with information systems development in a change work context

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Springer, 2010
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10119 (URN)
Conference
Information Systems Development: Business Systems and Services - Modelling and Development, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2010, 25-27 August, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic, Chapter 4
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, A. G. (2010). Enterprise Systems in a Service Science Context. Paper presented at Information Systems Development: Asian Experiences, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2009, 16-19 September, 2009, Nanchang, China, Chapter 2. Paper presented at Information Systems Development: Asian Experiences, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2009, 16-19 September, 2009, Nanchang, China, Chapter 2. New York: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enterprise Systems in a Service Science Context
2010 (English)In: / [ed] Song, W.W., Xu, S., Wojtkowski W., Wan, C., Zhong, Y., Wojtkowski W., Wojtkowski, G. & Linger, H. (Eds.), New York: Springer , 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract

By enterprise systems we here refer to large integrated standard application packages that fully cover the provision of information required in a company. They are made up of extensive administrative solutions for management accounting, human resource management, production, logistics and sales control. Most of the enterprise systems on the market have traditionally been designed with a focus on manufacturing companies; but during the last years the supply of various enterprise systems for service oriented business organizations has gradually increased. This fact raises the issue to study enterprise systems from a service management perspective. Service Science is an emerging discipline that studies value creation through services from technical, behavioural and social perspectives. Within service science it is therefore possible to use and apply a wide spectrum of engineering tools for development of business services in organizations. In this sense, enterprise systems represent an efficient tool for service innovations. The research interest in this paper is focused on how we can study enterprise systems in a service science context.



The paper is presented at the following scientific conferences:



1. The 18th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2009, 16-19 September, 2008, Nanchang, China



2. The Second Workshop on Enterprise Systems - "Affärssystem", 21 November 2008, The Swedish Academy of Enterprise Systems Research and Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Springer, 2010
Keyword
enterprise systems, service science, IT artifacts, business reshaping, life cycles, method support, levels of change
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11107 (URN)9781441972057 (ISBN)
Conference
Information Systems Development: Asian Experiences, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2009, 16-19 September, 2009, Nanchang, China, Chapter 2
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, A. G. (2010). När Systemutveckling blev Verksamhetsutveckling: En personlig reflektion. In: Mårtensson, P. & Mähring, M. (red.) (Ed.), Mönster som ger avtryck - Perspektiv på verksamhetsutveckling: (pp. 1-10). Stockholm: EFI - Handelshögsskolan, Intellecta Infolog
Open this publication in new window or tab >>När Systemutveckling blev Verksamhetsutveckling: En personlig reflektion
2010 (Swedish)In: Mönster som ger avtryck - Perspektiv på verksamhetsutveckling / [ed] Mårtensson, P. & Mähring, M. (red.), Stockholm: EFI - Handelshögsskolan, Intellecta Infolog , 2010, p. 1-10Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: EFI - Handelshögsskolan, Intellecta Infolog, 2010
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10120 (URN)9789172588301 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, A. G. & Nilsson, T. (2010). Towards a New Concept for Supporting Needy Children in Developing Countries: ICT Centers Integrated with Social Rehabilitation. Paper presented at Information Systems Development: Asian Experiences, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2009, 16-19 September, 2009, Nanchang, China, Chapter 37. Paper presented at Information Systems Development: Asian Experiences, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2009, 16-19 September, 2009, Nanchang, China, Chapter 37. New York: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards a New Concept for Supporting Needy Children in Developing Countries: ICT Centers Integrated with Social Rehabilitation
2010 (English)In: / [ed] Song, W.W., Xu, S., Wojtkowski W., Wan, C., Zhong, Y., Wojtkowski W., Wojtkowski, G. & Linger, H. (Eds.), New York: Springer , 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract

The presented concept for supporting needy children is based on experiences from our site visits to many children homes, schools and rehabilitation centers in various developing countries around the world. We have analysed the Swedish Model for social rehabilitation of children integrated with modern ICT centers as professional resources for development assistance. The standpoint taken is to strengthen the poor and exposed minority groups in the society. In this sense, we argue for the need to combine social action and ICT research in order to get out a full potential of intended ventures in the development world

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Springer, 2010
Keyword
action research, base of pyramid, concept, developing countries, ICT centers, ICT4D, needy children, scoal rehabilitation, target groups, Universal Child Welfare Foundation (UCWF), value principles
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11108 (URN)9781441972057 (ISBN)
Conference
Information Systems Development: Asian Experiences, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2009, 16-19 September, 2009, Nanchang, China, Chapter 37
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, A. G. (2009). From Standard Application Packages to Enterprise Systems: A Matter of Opportunities. Paper presented at Information Systems Development: Towards a Service Provison Society, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2008, 25-27 August, 2008, Paphos, Cyprus, pp. 433-440. Paper presented at Information Systems Development: Towards a Service Provison Society, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2008, 25-27 August, 2008, Paphos, Cyprus, pp. 433-440. New York: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Standard Application Packages to Enterprise Systems: A Matter of Opportunities
2009 (English)In: / [ed] Papadopoulos, G.A., Wojtkowski W., Wojtkowski W., Wrycza S. & Zupancic, J. (Eds.), New York: Springer , 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to make clearer the meaning behind the concepts of "standard application package" and "enterprise system". There is today a confusion in our IS field about the connection between the two concepts and how they have appeared historically? The main idea is to contrast them against each other and in this sense to study which opportunities organizations and companies can achieve with these two different IT environments. This transparency will give business and IT people a better understanding for managing investments in information systems more professionally. The research approach is characterized as "consumable research" (Robey, and Markus, Information Resources Management Journal, 11(1): 7-15, 1998) based on theoretical knowledge integrated with business practice from the IS field. Our background is through working with practical methods for customer involvement (purchasing, implementation, maintenance) as well as performing vendor studies of the software application industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Springer, 2009
Keyword
enterprise systems, IT environments, standard application packages
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10970 (URN)9780387848099 (ISBN)
Conference
Information Systems Development: Towards a Service Provison Society, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2008, 25-27 August, 2008, Paphos, Cyprus, pp. 433-440
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, A. G. (2009). Från standardsystem till affärssystem-: en fråga om möjligheter?. In: Jonas Hedman, Fredrik Nilsson, Alf Westelius (Ed.), Temperaturen på Affärssystem i Sverige: (pp. 145-164). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från standardsystem till affärssystem-: en fråga om möjligheter?
2009 (English)In: Temperaturen på Affärssystem i Sverige / [ed] Jonas Hedman, Fredrik Nilsson, Alf Westelius, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2009, p. 145-164Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract

Detta bidrag avser att klargöra innebörden i begreppen Standardsystem och Affärssystem eftersom jag upplever att det råder förvirring kring vad de egentligen står för och hur de historiskt har uppkommit. Detta berör bland annat hur vi med dessa systemmiljöer kan angripa välkänd problematik med t.ex. systemintegration, flexibel anpassning och önskad utbyggbarhet över tiden. Syftet med bidraget är att tydliggöra begreppen Standardsystem och Affärssystem genom att kontrastera dem mot varandra och att i detta sammanhang studera olika möjligheter som organisationer kan uppnå med dessa bägge IT-miljöer. Detta klargörande ämnar ge användare, verksamhetsledare och leverantörer bättre förutsättningar att kunna hantera systeminvesteringar i organisationer på ett professionellt sätt. Med hänsyn till syftet berörs sex viktiga frågeställningar:

Hur växte begreppen standardsystem och affärssystem fram inom IT-branschen?

Vad menas egentligen med standardsystem?

Vad menas egentligen med affärssystem?

Vilka möjligheter finns med standardsystem och affärssystem?

Vad förenar och särskiljer standardsystem och affärssystem som IT-miljöer?

Hur kommer IT-branschen att utvecklas framöver?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009
Keyword
affärssystem, dimension, IT-branschen, IT-miljöer, möjligheter, standardsystem
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10950 (URN)9789144053561 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Clarke, R. & Nilsson, A. G. (2008). Business Services as Communication Patterns: A Work Practice Approach for Analyzing Service Encounters. IBM Systems Journal, 47(1), 129-141
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Business Services as Communication Patterns: A Work Practice Approach for Analyzing Service Encounters
2008 (English)In: IBM Systems Journal, ISSN 0018-8670, Vol. 47, no 1, p. 129-141Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we describe an approach to business processes and services which views work practices as recurrent patterns of communication called genres. Although defining work practices in this way is unorthodox, it provides two major advantages. First the communication resources employed by the parties engaging in a service transaction can be clearly described, understood, and communicated. Business processes and services can be differentiated on the basis of the structural and functional arrangement of their constituent genres. This provides a view of a business process or service that is technology-independent. Second, using this approach means that work practices are defined contextually as an important consideration when trying to understand how business processes and services will influence organizations. Because genres are represented using directed graphs, prototypes can be developed to assist during the analysis of existing services and the design of new ones. Structural and functional change of genres can be used to reveal how a specific service is evolving within an organization. This enables us to determine if business demands have changed, something that is difficult to achieve using conventional service engineering approaches

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IBM, 2008
Keyword
business processes, business services, communication patterns, directed graphs, genres, prototypes, service encounter, service science, work practice approach
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-17525 (URN)10.1147/sj.471.0129 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2013-01-21 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, A. G. (2008). Information Systems in Israel: A Study Visit to Six Universities. Karlstad: Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information Systems in Israel: A Study Visit to Six Universities
2008 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Sometimes we hear that Israel is one of the countries in the front-line when utilizing Information Technology (IT) for better support of existing business processes as well as to enable new and innovative business concepts in organisations. We have still a rather limited knowledge here in Sweden about the Israelian way for working with the academic disci­pline of Information Systems on a university level.

This was my background for making a study visit to Israel during three months from the beginning of November 2007 until the end of January 2008. It was accomplished as foreign academic services with a short-term sabbatical leave from my employer Karlstad University in Sweden.

The main purpose of the visit to Israel was to investigate research and education in the subject Information Systems (IS) and the connection to the faculties they belong to at the six traditional universities in Israel:

Bar-Ilan University (BIU), in Tel-Aviv

Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), in Beer-Sheva

The University of Haifa

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa

Tel-Aviv University (TAU)

This report is organised in the following way. The first section is about Information Systems (IS) as an academic discipline. We try to do a program declaration for the IS discipline and argue that Information Systems should be regarded as a relationship subject. The second section is about the Information Systems disci­pline at each of the six universities in Israel. We make brief descriptions of education, research and outside cooperation at the various IS institutions. The third section is about some lessons learned from the site visits to the six universities in Israel. We highlight valuable experiences when com­paring the IS discipline between Israel and Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2008. p. 15
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2008:52
Keyword
Academic Discipline, Education, Information Systems, Israel, Research, Study Visit
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-2899 (URN)978-91-7063-210-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2009-01-20 Created: 2008-10-21 Last updated: 2011-12-19Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, A. G. & Nilsson, T. (2008). Kasta inte biståndspengar i sjön: Erfarenhet av stora och komplicerade projekt gör svenska forskare lämpade att ta över. OmVärlden, nr 3, maj 2008, Sida, sid. 22-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kasta inte biståndspengar i sjön: Erfarenhet av stora och komplicerade projekt gör svenska forskare lämpade att ta över
2008 (Swedish)In: OmVärlden, nr 3, maj 2008, Sida, sid. 22-23Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Om svenska forskare tar över delar av utvecklingssamarbetet kan mycket vinnas. Forskare har lång erfarenhet av att driva stora och komplicerade projekt. Dessutom kvalitetssäkras projekten och utvärderas noggrant under hela processen för att garantera resultat och effekter

Keyword
biståndsforskning, effekter, målgrupp, nödlidande barn, sociala förändringsprojekt, Universal Child Welfare Foundation (UCWF), utvecklingsländer, utvecklingsssamarbete
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-20715 (URN)
Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2013-01-21 Last updated: 2018-01-11
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