Ola Henfridsson

Schein Family Endowed Chair
Associate Dean, Online Business Programs

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Ola Henfridsson is the Schein Family Endowed Chair and Professor of Business Technology at Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami. His research interests relate to digital innovation, technology management, and platforms. Ola teaches executive and graduate courses related to blockchain, innovation, and artificial intelligence. He is a co-director of the Business Analytics and Technology research cluster at Miami Herbert Business School.


Ola is also a (part-time) WBS Distinguished Research Environment Professor at Warwick Business School, United Kingdom, where he used to serve as Professor and Head of the Information Systems and Management group for more than six years. During his time as a head, the ISM group at Warwick established themselves as the #1 information systems group in Europe in terms of research productivity. He has worked and consulted with leading companies such as General Motors, Mecel, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, and many more. He is a CISR Academic Research Fellow at MIT. He is also an external expert for the Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management at the London School of Economics.

Ola's research has been published in world-elite journals such as Academy of Management Review, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Organization Science. He is a former Senior Editor of Information Systems Research (2015-2020) and the MIS Quarterly (2008-2011). Ola was the Chair of the AoM OCIS division for 2019-2020. He co-founded and recently served as president of the AIS special issue group on Digital Innovation, Transformation, and Entrepreneurship (AIS SIGDITE).



1999Ph.D. Informatics, University of Umeå

Professional Experience

2019 - Professor of Business Technology, Miami Herbert Business School
2013 - 2019Professor and Head of the Information Systems and Management group, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (United Kingdom)
2011 - 2012Professor and Deputy Head of Department, Applied Information Technology, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
2000 - 2011Research Program Director and Research Director (2010-2011), Viktoria Institute (Sweden)
2000 - 2002Founder and Research Director, Center for Digital Business, Umeå University (Sweden)
2000 - 2002Assistant Professor in Informatics, Umeå University (Sweden)


Wang, G., Henfridsson, O., Nandhakumar, J., Yoo, Y. Product Meaning in Digital Product Innovation (MIS Quarterly. Forthcoming).

Huang, J., Henfridsson, O., Liu, M. Extending Digital Ventures through Templating (Information Systems Research. Forthcoming).

Gregory, R. W., Henfridsson, O. Kaganer, E., and Kyriakou, H. Data Network Effects: Key Conditions, Shared Data, and the Data Value Duality (Academy of Management Review. Forthcoming).

Mohlmann, M., Zalmanson, L., Henfridsson, O., Gregory, R. W. Algorithmic Management of Platform Work on Online Labor Platforms: Matching Meets Control (MIS Quarterly. Forthcoming).

Gregory, R. W., Henfridsson, O. Kaganer, E., and Kyriakou, H. The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Data Network Effects for Creating User Value (Academy of Management Review (46:3), pp. 534-551. 2021).

Hukal, P. Henfridsson, O., Shaikh, M., Parker, G. Platform Signaling for Generating Platform Content (MIS Quarterly (44:3), pp. 1177-1205. 2020).

Karhu, K., Gustafsson, R., Eaton, B., Henfridsson, O., and Sorensen, C. Four Tactics for Implementing a Blanaced Digital Platform Strategy 19-34 (19:2 MIS Quarterly Executive. 2020).

Gregory, R. W., Kaganer, E., Henfridsson, O. and Ruch, T. J. IT Consumerization and the Transformation of IT Governance 1225-1253 (42:4 MIS Quarterly. 2018).

Constantinides, P., Henfridsson, O. and Parker, G. Introduction—Platforms and infrastructures in the digital age 381-400 (29:2 Information Systems Research. 2018).

Oshri, I., Henfridsson, O. and Kotlarsky, J. Re-representation as work design in outsourcing: a semiotic view 1-23 (42:1 MIS Quarterly. 2018).

Henfridsson, O., Nandhakumar, J., Scarbrough, H., and Panagourgias, N. Recombination in the Open-Ended Value Landscape of Digital Innovation 89-100 (28 Information and Organization. 2018).

Huang, J., Henfridsson, O., Liu, M., Newell, S. Growing on Steroids: Rapid Scaling of the User Base through Digital Innovation 301-314 (41:1 MIS Quarterly. 2017).

Henfridsson, O., Yoo, Y. The Liminality of Trajectory Shifts in Institutional Entrepreneurship 932-950 (25:3 Organization Science. 2014).

Henfridsson, O., Bygstad, B. The Generative Mechanisms of Digital Infrastructure Evolution 907-931 (37:3 MIS Quarterly. 2013).

Ghazawneh, A., Henfridsson, O. Balancing Platform Control and External Contribution in Third-Party Development: The Boundary Resources Model 173-192 (23:2 Information Systems Journal. 2013).

Sein, M., Henfridsson, O., Purao, S., Rossi, M., Lindgren, R. Action Design Research 37-56 (35:1 MIS Quarterly. 2011).

Yoo, Y., Henfridsson, O., Lyytinen, K. The New Organizing Logic of Digital Innovation: An Agenda for Information Systems Research 724-735 (21:4 Information Systems Research. 2010).

Lindgren, R., Henfridsson, O., and Schultze, U. Design Principles for Competence Management Systems: A Synthesis of an Action Research Study 435-472 (28:3 MIS Quarterly. 2004).