Department of Digitalization

Stig Strandbæk
PhD fellow

Room: HOW/60-5.sal
+45 42 52 52 30

Stig is a PhD Fellow at the Department of Digitalization. In his research, Stig draws on Michel Foucault’s concept of problematization to examine ethical concerns of algorithmic management practices. Stig blends archival research with workshops to explore the past and potential futures for self-tracking in the workplace. In particular, Stig is interested in uses of digital productivity assistants; an emerging class of digital applications that analyse employees’ digital data traces to nudge them towards healthier and more productive habits.

Stig holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration & Philosophy. His research is motivated by previous work experiences where Stig observed how workplace tracking initiatives affected his own and his colleagues motivation and attitude in paradoxical ways.

Primary research areas
  • Algorithmic management and control
  • Digital nudging and self-tracking in the workplace
  • Uses of Foucault’s concept of problematization to analyse digital practices
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  • Digital Transformation of Work - Elective
  • Philosophical Analysis in Business Studies - MSc in Business Administration & Philosophy
  • Projects related to my research areas and genealogical perspectives on digital technologies.

Publications sorted by:
Stig Strandbæk Nyman; Mads Bødker; Tina Blegind Jensen / Reforming Work Patterns or Negotiating Workloads? : Exploring Alternative Pathways for Digital Productivity Assistants through a Problematization Lens.
In: Journal of Information Technology, 30.5.2023
Journal article > peer review
Stig Nyman / The Birth of AI-driven Nudges
In: Proceedings of the 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. ed. /Tung X. Bui. Honolulu : Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2023, p. 5252-5261 (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences)
Article in proceedings
Stig Strandbæk Nyman / The Birth of Algorithmic Aspirational Control
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2023, 145 p. (PhD Series, No. 36.2023)
PhD thesis
Stig Nyman Christiansen; Mads Bødker; Tina Blegind Jensen; Marius Gudmand-Høyer / Exploring the Archive : A Problematization Lens for Conducting Critical IS Research.
In: Proceedings of the 42nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). ed. /Anitesh Barua; Ryan Wright; Atreyi Kankanhalli; Xitong Li; Shaila Miranda. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2021 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Research Projects
Outside activities


  • Talk at Search Danmark membership event (Dansk Erhverv)


  • Talks at Presidents Institute membership events


  • Talks at Corporate Club membership events