Department of Digitalization


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Stefan Henningsson is Professor (MSO) at Copenhagen Business School, Department of Digitalization, where he is engaged in several research projects on IT management. Henningsson received his Ph D from Lund University, School of Economics and Management (LUSEM), based on a thesis of IS management in mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

His current research addresses managerial aspects of IS in contexts of high strategic relevance, including M&As, digital innovation and international trade processes. Previous publications include more than one hounded peer-refereed papers, in journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Information Technology, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems and MISQ Executive. Henningsson is also an Associate editor of Information Systems Journal and MISQ Executive.

Henningsson teaches IT strategy and Digital innovation in the Executive MBA, Master of Business Development (MBD) and Cand.merc(IT) programs. He has also developed a MOOC on the Digital Transformation of Financial Services for the Coursera platform. Henningsson is coordinator of the Cand.merc(IT) study program and managing the specialization on Digitalization in the Full Time and Executive MBA programs. He is also co-coordinating the minor on Digital Business Development. 

Henningsson is also a member of the Danish IT Association’s Council for Strategy and Leadership.

Primary research areas
  • IT challenges in mergers and acquisitions
  • Digital innovation
  • Global information infrastructures
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  • Full time and Executive MBA:
    • Digitalization concentration
  • CBS Executive Summer school:
    • Digital technologies for business transformation
  • Master of Business Development:
    • Developing Digital Business
  • Cand.Merc.(IT)
    • Strategy Making in Global Environments
    • Transforming IT Management for Digital Business
  • Coursera (MOOC)
    • The Digital Transformation of Financial Services

Within the areas of IT strategy

Selected publications

Academic articles:


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Nageswaran Vaidyanathan; Stefan Henningsson / Designing Augmented Reality Services for Enhanced Customer Experiences in Retail
In: Journal of Service Management, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2023, p. 78-99
Journal article > peer review
Stefan Henningsson; Ben Eaton / Governmental Regulation and Digital Infrastructure Innovation : The Mediating Role of Modular Architecture.
In: Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 38, No. 2, 6.2023, p. 126-143
Journal article > peer review
Philip W. Yetton; Stefan Henningsson; Markus Böhm; Jan Marco Leimeister; Helmuth Krcmar / How IT Carve-out Project Complexity Influences Divestor Performance in M&As
In: European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 32, No. 6, 12.2023, p. 962-988
Journal article > peer review
Suprateek Sarker; Stefan Henningsson; Thomas Jensen; Jonas Hedman / The Use of Blockchain as a Resource for Combating Corruption in Global Shipping : An Interpretive Case Study.
In: Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2021, p. 338-373
Journal article > peer review
Stefan Henningsson; William J. Kettinger; Zhang Cheng; Nageswaran Vaidyanathan / Transformative Rare Events : Leveraging Digital Affordance Actualisation.
In: European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 30, No. 2, 4.2021, p. 137-156
Journal article > peer review
Stefan Henningsson; Gustav Normark Toppenberg / Architecting Growth in the Digital Era : How to Exploit Enterprise Architecture to Enable Corporate Acquisitions.
Cham : Springer 2020, 111 p.
Book > peer review
Stefan Henningsson; Nageswaran Vaidyanathan; Philip Archibald; Mark Lohse / Augmented Reality and Customer Experiences in Retail : A Case Study.
In: AMCIS 2020 Proceedings. ed. /Bonnie Brinton Anderson; Jason Thatcher; Rayman D. Meservy; Kathy Chudoba; Kelly J. Fadel; Sue Brown. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2020
Article in proceedings > peer review
Boriana Rukanova; Mark de Reuver; Stefan Henningsson; Fatemeh Nikayin; Yao Hua Tan / Emergence of Collective Digital Innovations through the Process of Control Point Driven Network Reconfiguration and Reframing : The Case of Mobile Payment.
In: Electronic Markets, Vol. 30, No. 1, 3.2020, p. 107-129
Journal article > peer review
Robert Lorenz Törmer; Stefan Henningsson / Platformization and Internationalization in the LEGO Group
In: Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. ed. /Tung X. Bui. Honolulu : Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2020, p. 5779-5788 (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Robert Lorenz Törmer; Stefan Henningsson / Dynamic Capability Building in the LEGO Group : Prospective Activities VS. Reflective Learning in Preparation for a Turbulent Digital Future.
In: Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2019 (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities


  • Teaching at CBS Executive Summer School


  • Danfoss: Consulting
  • Verdo: Keynote presentation
  • Industrial PhDs as supervisor with: Maersk, Lego and Danske Bank