PhD defence: Christian Östlund

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00

With a design research approach, this thesis sets out to answer the research question: How can information technology be designed to support workplace training? The case setting was the county administration of Västra Götaland, a Swedish government authority that ensures that decisions made by the government and parliament are carried out locally. Taking the point of departure in the kernel theory of authentic e-learning, design principles for e-training emerged through four design science research cycles. The design principles for e-training was either confirmed, rejected or adapted from the original framework of authentic e-learning or emerged from the research cycles.

Associate Professor Helle Zinner Henriksen
Department of IT Management
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Lars Svensson
The School of Business, Economics and IT
University West
Assessment Committee:
Associate professor Jacob Nørbjerg (chair)
Department of IT Management
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Maung Sein
Institutt for informasjonssystemer
University of Agder, Kristiansand

Senior lecturer Amany Elbanna
School of Management
Royal Holloway University of London

The thesis will be available from
The Doctoral School of Business and Management will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in Atrium outside the defence room, Kilevej 14A, 2000 Frederiksberg.