Department of Digitalization

Assistant professor

Room: HOW/60-5.12
E-mail: ob.digi@cbs.dk

Olivia is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Digitalization. Her research relies on engaged scholarship to study and theorize complex processes of digitalization, with specific emphasis on data work and data governance within organizations. Olivia holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems and an M.Sc. in Information Technology, both from Aalborg University.

Primary research areas
  • Data governance
  • Digital resourcing 
  • Digital organization
  • Theory building in IS
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  • Theory of Scientific Method
  • Digital Organization
  • Strategy Making and Information Technology
  • Thesis and projects related to listed research areas
  • Digital transformation
  • Digital strategy
  • Action design research
Selected publications

Benfeldt, O., Persson, J. S., & Madsen, S. (2020). ”Data governance as a collective action problem”. Information Systems Frontiers (22:2), pp. 299–313.

Nielsen, O. B. (2017). “A Comprehensive Review of Data Governance Literature.” Selected Papers of the IRIS, (8) pp. 120-133.

Publications sorted by:
Olivia Benfeldt; Sine Zambach; Stig Nyman; Maren Gierlich-Joas / Data Diplomacy as Governance Practice
In: Proceedings of the 32nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). ed. /Michel Avital; Elena Karahanna; Marinos Themistocleous; Ioanna Constantiou; Brian Fitzgerald; Stefan Seidel. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2024 (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Stig Nyman; Olivia Benfeldt; Maren Gierlich-Joas; Christoffer Bagger; Sine Zambach; Andreas Blicher; Somnath Mazumdar; Jacob Nørbjerg; Mads Bødker; José Parra-Moyano; Tina Blegind Jensen; Torkil Clemmensen / From Algorithmic Management to Data-driven Labour Organising : A Trade Union Approach to Workplace Datafication.
In: Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 36, No. 1, 7.2024, p. 13-38
Journal article > peer review
Jeppe Agger Nielsen; Lars Mathiassen; Olivia Benfeldt; Sabine Madsen; Christian Ravn Haslam; Esko Penttinen / Organizational Resilience and Digital Resources : Evidence from Responding to Exogenous Shock by Going Virtual.
In: International Journal of Information Management, Vol. 73, 12.2023
Journal article > peer review
Olivia Benfeldt; Sabine Madsen; Jeppe Agger Nielsen; Christian Ravn Haslam; Esko Penttinen; Lars Kolind Mathiassen / Digital Resilience: How a Danish University Recovered From an Exogenous Shock by Activating Accumulated Digital Resources
Paper presented at Danish Political Science Association: Annual Meeting 2021, 2021
Paper > peer review
Olivia Benfeldt; John Stouby Persson; Sabine Madsen / Data Governance as a Collective Action Problem
In: Information Systems Frontiers, Vol. 22, No. 2, 4.2020, p. 299-313
Journal article > peer review
Olivia Benfeldt / Polycentric Governance of Organizational Data Ventures : An Organizing Logic for Data Governance in the Digital Era.
Aalborg : Aalborg Universitetsforlag 2020 (Aalborg Universitet. Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet. Ph.D.-Serien)
PhD thesis
Olivia Benfeldt; John Stouby Persson; Sabine Madsen / Why Governing Data is Difficult : Findings from Danish Local Government.
In: Smart Working, Living and Organising. ed. /Amany Elbanna; Yogesh K. Dwivedi; Deborah Bunker; David Wastell. Cham : Springer VS 2019, p. 15-29 (I F I P)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Olivia Benfeldt Nielsen / A Comprehensive Review of Data Governance Literature
In: IRIS: Selected Papers of the Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2017, 14 p., p. 120-133
Conference article in journal > peer review