Karen Sæbbø Osmundsen


Karen S. Osmundsen is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at the Department of Strategy and Management and the Digital Business research group at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Her research interests include the socio-technical aspects of digitalization and digital transformation, including the requirements and implications for incumbent firms and the effects on employees and their roles. Here research also revolves around digital twins and digital platform ecosystems.

In her PhD thesis, which was defended in September 2021, she explored how incumbent firms could involve their employees in their digital transformations.

Karen’s teaching experience is centered around courses such as STR462 Applied Digitalization (master), STR453 Digitalization (master), Digital Management (NHH Executive), SOL18 Digital Business Understanding (bachelor), and SOL11 Project Management. She is also course responsible for the module “Leading in the Digital Age” in the ENGAGE.EU Joint Program in Digital Transformation.

Karen holds an MSc from NHH and a BSc from the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL). In between degrees and PhD, she has gained work experience from different industries – including the shipping industry and working as a consultant within Strategy & Operations at Deloitte.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Osmundsen, Karen Competences for Digital Transformation – Insights from the Norwegian Energy Sector 2020
Osmundsen, Karen; Iden, Jon; Bygstad, Bendik Organizing Robotic Process Automation: Balancing Loose and Tight Coupling Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) Volume 52; page 6918 - 6926; 2019
Osmundsen, Karen; Iden, Jon Robotisert prosessautomatisering i DFØ Magma forskning og viten Volume 22 (3); page 51 - 57; 2019
Osmundsen, Karen; Iden, Jon; Bygstad, Bendik Hva er digitalisering, digital innovasjon og digital transformasjon? En litteraturstudie NOKOBIT: Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi Volume 26 (1) (15 pages); 2018
Danilova, Kjersti Berg; Iden, Jon; Osmundsen, Karen Sæbbø Hvordan kan norske offentlige virksomheter lykkes med digitalisering? Magma forskning og viten; 2024
Iden, Jon; Danilova, Kjersti Berg; Osmundsen, Karen S Digitalisering i norske virksomheter:Konsekvenser og utfordringer NIKT: Norsk IKT-konferanse for forskning og utdanning (2); 2023
Osmundsen, Karen S; Meske, Christian; Thapa, Devinder Familiarity with digital twin totality: Exploring the relation and perception of affordances through a Heideggerian perspective Information Systems Journal Volume 32 (5); page 1064 - 1091; 2022
Iden, Jon; Danilova, Kjersti Berg; Osmundsen, Karen S Digitaliseringsledelse Fagbokforlaget; 2022
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