Department of Digitalization

Associate professor

Room: HOW/60-4.17

Mari-Klara Stein is an associate  professor at the department of Digitalization. For a number of years, she worked across Europe as an SAP consultant and a usability researcher, before undertaking her doctoral studies at Bentley University (USA). Mari-Klara’s research interests include the use and non-use of information systems in workplace settings, with a particular emphasis on work practices as well as the social, emotional and identity-related aspects of user experiences. She has published her work in top IS journals and conferences (e.g., MIS Quarterly, Journal of Information Technology, Information & Organization, European Journal of Information Systems). Mari's MISQ paper (co-authored with three colleagues) also received the European Research Paper of the Year award from CIONET - a leading community of IT executives in Europe, with over 5,000 members.

Primary research areas
  • Use and non-use of workplace IT
  • The role of emotions and identity in IT use patterns
  • IT and the changing nature of work
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  • Technology and Organization in a Digital World - MSc(IT)
  • Fundamentals of Communication - BA(IM)
  • Interdisciplinary Research Methods – BA(IM)
  • Digital Enterprise: New Media Communication and Business Strategy (Msc level elective)
  • Post-implementation dynamics of IT in the workplace
  • Packaged software (e.g., ERP) implementations
  • Role of emotions in It implementations, adoption and use
  • Other related topics...
Selected publications
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Ann-Louise Holten; Mari-Klara Stein; Tina Blegind Jensen; Anne Bøllingtoft; Hannah Regitze Jørgensen / Digital Leadership Development : A Teaching and Learning Model App'lied.
Abstract from The 18th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) 2018, 2018, p. 1
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Robert D. Galliers; Mari-Klara Stein / Information Systems : To Be, or Not to Be, a Science? Is that the Question?.
In: Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2018, p. 197-204
Comment/debate > peer review
Riitta Hekkala; Mari-Klara Stein; Matti Rossi / Metaphors in Managerial and Employee Sensemaking in an Information Systems Project
In: Information Systems Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2018, p. 142-174
Journal article > peer review
Robert D. Galliers (Editor) ; Mari-Klara Stein (Editor) / The Routledge Companion to Management Information Systems
Abingdon : Routledge 2018, 514 p. (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
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Riitta Hekkala; Mari-Klara Stein; Matti Rossi; Kari Smolander / Challenges in Transitioning to an Agile Way of Working
In: Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2017Honolulu : Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2017, p. 5869-5878
Article in proceedings > peer review
Andrew Burton-Jones; Mari-Klara Stein; Abhay Mishra / IS Use
Net publication - Internet publication
Uri Gal; Tina Blegind Jensen; Mari-Klara Stein / People Analytics in the Age of Big Data : An Agenda for IS Research.
In: ICIS 2017 ProceedingsAtlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2017 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Vol. 2017)
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Mari-Klara Stein; Tina Blegind Jensen / Ambiguity : Unpacking the “Constant State of Limbo” Characteristic to Digitalized Work in Knowledge Professions .
Paper presented at ICIS 2016 JAIS Theory Development Workshop, 2016
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Mari-Klara Stein / IT for Winning the Gaming Market : Danske Spil.
In: Cases on IT Leadership: CIO Challenges for Innovation and Keeping the Lights on. . ed. /Niels Bjørn-Andersen. Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2016, p. 159-168
Book chapter
Riitta Hekkala; Mari-Klara Stein / Silences and Voices of Fear, Anger, and Rationality : Emotionologies in an Information Systems Project.
In: Emotions and Organizational Governance. ed. /Neal M. Ashkanasy; Charmine E. J. Härtel; Wilfred J. Zerbe. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2016, p. 381-408 (Research on Emotion in Organizations, Vol. 12)
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