Monika Magnusson is an associate professor 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 digitalisation and 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 2 –implementing future crisis management training, 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 lectures both postgraduate and undergraduate courses in information systems, mainly in the area of digitalisation or information systems design in organisations. She has a long experience of supervising student theses at bachelor and magister level, and lately also at doctoral level. Monika Magnusson was programme coordinator for the distance learning programme IT, project management and ERP systems during 2011-2020.