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.