Monika Magnusson, Ph.D. in information systems is a senior lecturer in information systems at Karlstad Business School, Karlstad University. Magnusson’s doctoral dissertation from 2006 focused on the adoption of e-commerce in SMEs. Since then she has also studied technology adoption in areas such as e-services and open-source ERP systems. Her present prime focus is on information systems for crisis or disaster management training. At current she is the project manager of the R&D project CriseIT – preparing for future crisis management, financed by EU/Interreg Sweden-Norway program. Her research focus in the project is on user needs for, and requirements on, crisis training software for local and regional governments. Furthermore, her research includes developing a method for planning and performing virtual crisis exercises. Another research interest is social media usage in local government, and in particular for crisis communication. Magnusson is also vice-supervisor for one PhD student in information systems.
Monika Magnusson is the programme coordinator for the distance learning programme IT, project management and ERP systems since 2011. She lectures both postgraduate and undergraduate courses in information systems, mainly in the area of business and IT development. Also, she has a long experience of supervising student theses at bachelor and magister level.
2016 - 2018 Project manager EU/Interreg project CriseIT - Preparing for Future Crisis Management
2013-2014 Project manager Virtual Studio for Crisis Training (Virtuell studio för krisövning), financed by Vinnova
2011 - Programme coordinator for the study programme IT, project management and ERP systems (IT, projektledning och affärssystem)
2010 - Assistant professor, Information systems
2008-2010 Project manager, Just IT in SME, financed by Tillväxtverket
2008-2010 Post doc
2008-2008 Project manager, UNISKA financed by EU/Interreg project
2000-2006 Doctoral student
Magnusson, M., Nyberg, L. & Wik, M. (2018) Information Systems for Disaster Management Training: Investigating User Needs with a Design Science Research Approach, accepted at ISCRAM 2018, Rochester.
Magnusson, M. (2016). Facebook Usage During a Flood–a Content Analysis of Two Local Governments’ Facebook Pages. ACIS2016-The 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. 2016.
Bellström, P., Magnusson, M., Pettersson, J. S., & Thorén, C. (2016). Facebook usage in a local government: a content analysis of page owner posts and user posts. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, 10(4), 548-567.
Gustiené, P., Magnusson, M. (2015). Best practices for e-learning in on campus and distance education - a case study of Karlstad University. In G. Dregvaite and R. Damasevicius (Eds), Proceedings of the 21st International Conference Information and Software Technologies, ICIST 2015, CCIS vol. 538, pp. 93-103. Springer International Publication, Switzerland 2015, DOI: 10.10077978-3-319-2477009, ISBN 97-3-319-24769-4
Magnusson, M., & Öberg, L. M. (2015). Crisis Training Software and User Needs–Research Directions. In Palen, Büscher, Comes & Hughes (eds.), Proceedings of the ISCRAM 2015 Conference, Kristiansand, May 24-27. ISSN: 2411-3387, ISBN: 978-82-7117-788-1.
Magnusson, M. (2014). “Information Seeking and Sharing During a Flood - a Content Analysis of a Local Government’s Facebook Page”, presented at the European Conference on Social Media ECSM 2014, 10-11 July, Brighton, United Kingdom.
Magnusson, M., Bellström, P., and Thorén, C. (2012). "Facebook usage in government – a case study of information content" (July 29, 2012). AMCIS 2012 Proceedings. Paper 11. http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2012/proceedings/EGovernment/11.
Magnusson, M. (2011). “Intentions to Adopt Open Source Software ERP Systems – A Case Study of Four Swedish Municipalities” in Proceedings of the Forty-Fourth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-44), IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos.
Magnusson, M. (2011). “E-business Model Design and Evaluation - the Pieces Make the Puzzle”, in 5th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation.
Monika Magnusson & Marie-Therese Christiansson (2011). “Using Goal Modelling to Evaluate Goals for e-Service Development in Government”, in The5th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation
Magnusson. M. (2010). “Propensity to Adopt – Categorizing SMEs’ Adoption of e-Commerce” in de Castro Neto, M. (ed.), Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, pp. 227-234.
Ihlström, C., Magnusson, M., Scupola, A., & Tuunainen, V. K. (2003). SME barriers to electronic commerce adoption: nothing changes-everything is new (pp. 147-163). IDEA Group Publishing, Hershey.
MacGregor, R., Vrazalic, L., Carlsson, S., Bunker, D., & Magnusson, M. (2002). The impact of business size and business type on small business investment in electronic commerce: a study of swedish small businesses. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 9(2).
Vrazalic, L., Bunker, D., MacGregor, R., Carlsson, S., & Magnusson, M. (2002). Electronic commerce and market focus: Some findings from a study of Swedish small to medium enterprises. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 10(1).