Department of Digitalization

Professor with special responsibilities

Room: HOW/60-3.01c

Stefan Henningsson is Associate Professor 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.

His current research addresses managerial aspects of IS in various contexts, including M&As, global information infrastructures, 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, 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 CBS Executive, Master of Business Development and Cand.merc(IT) programs. He has also developed a MOOC on the Digital Transformation of Financial Services for the Coursera platform.

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
Administrative tasks

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  • CBS Flexible MBA:
    • Digital Platforms in Practice
  • CBS Executive Summer school:
    • The Digital Transformation in Practice
  • Master of Business Development:
    • Developing Digital Business
  • Cand.Merc.(IT)
    • Strategy Making in Global Environments
    • The IT Manager as a Business Leader
    • Digital Platforms
  • Coursera (MOOC)
    • The Digital Transformation of Financial Services

Within the areas of IT strategy and Internet-based business

Other teaching activities

Selected publications

Academic articles:


  • Philip Yetton; Stefan Henningsson; Niels Bjørn-Andersen / "Ready to Acquire" : The IT Resources Required for a Growth-by-Acquisition Business Strategy. In: M I S Quarterly Executive, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2013, p. 19-35
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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)Stockholm & Uppsala : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2019
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, 28.6.2019
Journal article > peer review
Stefan Henningsson; Philip Yetton; Peter J. Wynne / A Review of Information System Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions
In: Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2018, p. 255–303
Review > peer review
Stoney Brooks; Jonas Hedman; Stefan Henningsson; Saonee Sarker; Xuequn Wang / Antecedents and Effects of Green IS Adoptions : Insights from Nordea.
In: Journal of Cases on Information Technology, Vol. 20, No. 4, 1.10.2018, p. 32-52
Journal article > peer review
Boriana Rukanova; Stefan Henningsson; Helle Zinner Henriksen; Yao-Hua Tan / Digital Trade Infrastructures : A Framework for Analysis.
In: Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. March/April, 2018
Journal article > peer review
Robert Lorenz Törmer; Stefan Henningsson / From Drift to Central Guidance : A Path Constitution Perspectivce on the Platformization on an Information Infrastructure.
In: ECIS 2018 ProceedingsAtlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2018 (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Robert Lorenz Törmer; Stefan Henningsson / From Drifting Information Infrastructure to Architected Platform : A Path Constitution Perspective.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
Carla Bonina; Ben Eaton; Stefan Henningsson / Governing Open Data Platforms to Cultivate Innovation Ecosystems : The Case of the Government of Buenos Aires.
In: Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2018 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Christian Casper Hofma; Stefan Henningsson; Nageswaran Vaidyanathan / Immersive Virtual Environments in Information Systems Research : A Review of Objects and Approaches.
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2018 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Stefan Henningsson; Nishu Nishu / Sitecore : Retaining Technological Leadership Through Digital Tech Acquisitions.
In: Digitalization Cases: How Organizations Rethink Their Business for the Digital Age. . ed. /Nils Urbach; Maximilian Röglinger. Cham : Springer 2018, p. 183-204 (Management for Professionals )
Book chapter > peer review
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Academic Interests

Research Projects
Outside activities


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