Tor J. Larsen, Ph.D., 1989
Management Information Systems
Carlson School of Management,
University of Minnesota, USA
|Professor in Knowledge Management
Faculty group of Knowledge Management
Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior
BI Norwegian Business School (former BI Norwegian School of Management)
0442 Oslo, Norway
|Work phone/mobile: (+47) 46 41 07 33
Fax: (+47) 46 41 07 01
Other phone/mobile: (+47) 47 71 27 35
These pages were last updated January 2015.
Larsen, T.J. and Olaisen, Johan.
"Innovating Strategically in Information and Knowledge Management: Applications
of Organizational Behavior Theory," International
Journal of Information Management, (33:5), October 2013, pp. 764-774.
Larsen, T.J. "A Multilevel Explanation of End-User Computing Satisfaction with an Enterprise Resource Planning System within an International Manufacturing Organization," Computers in Industry, (60:9), December 2009, pp. 657-668.
Larsen, T.J., Sørebø, Anne, and Sørebø, Øystein.
"The Role of Task-technology Fit as Users' Motivation to Continue Information
System Use," Computers in Human Behavior, (25:3), May
2009, pp. 778-784.
Larsen, T. J., Niederman, Fred., Limayem, Moez., and Chan, Joyce. "The
Role of Modelling in Achieving Information Systems Success: UML to the
Rescue?" Information Systems Journal, (19:1),
January 2009, pp. 83-117.
Deng, Xiadong, Doll, William J., Al-Gahtani, Said, Larsen, Tor J., Pearson,
John M., and Raghunathan, T. S. "A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the End-User
Computing Instrument: A Multi-Group Invariance Analysis," Information & Management, (45:4),
June 2008, pp. 211-220.
Donnellan, B., Larsen, T.J., and Levine, Linda. Special Issue Guest Editors,
introduction to "The Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology for
Organizational Resilience," Journal of Information Technology,
(22:1), March 2007, pp 3-4.
Larsen, T. J. and Levine, Linda.
"Searching for MIS: Coherence and Change in the Discipline," Information Systems Journal, (15:4),
October 2005, pp. 357-381.
Larsen, T. J and Sørebø, Øystein "Impact of
Innovativeness on the Use of the Internet Among Employees at Work,"
of Organizational and End User Computing, (17:2), April-June
2005, pp. 43-63. The article also appears as a chapter in Mahmood, M. Adam
(Ed.), Contemporary Issues in End User
Computing, Idea Group Publishing, Hersey, PA, 2006, pp. 29-53. (An
early version was published in the proceedings of the IRMA International
Conference, 2002, with the title "Keeping the Fingers Running: The Impact
of IT Innovativeness on Job Relevant Uses of the Internet.")
Larsen, T. J and Levine, Linda Special Issue Guest Editors, introduction to "Information Systems: Current Issues and Future Changes," The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, (30:2), Spring 1999, pp. 7-11.
Larsen, T. J. and Wetherbe, James C. "An Exploratory Field Study of Differences in Information Technology Use Between More- and Less-Innovative Middle Managers," Information & Management, (36:2), August 1999, pp. 93-108.
Larsen, T. J. "Middle Managers' Contribution to Implemented Information Technology Innovation," Journal of Management Information Systems, (9:4), Fall 1993, pp. 155-176.
Larsen, T. J. and Naumann, Justus D. "An Experimental Comparison of Abstract and Concrete Representations in Systems Analysis," Information & Management, (22:), January 1992, pp. 29-40.
Other journal publications
Larsen, T. J. (Published in Norwegian) "Samspillet mellom (linje)toppledere og ledere av IT-avdelinger: Innvirkning på suksess ved utvikling og bruk af informasjonssystemer," Økonomistyring & Informatik, Jurist- og Økonomiforbundets Forlag, (10:4), February 1995, pp. 231-253.
Baskerville, Richard, Bunker, Deborah, Olaisen, Johan, Pries-Heje, Jan, Larsen, T.J., and Swanson, E. Burton. "Diffusion and Innovation Theory: Past, Present, and Future Contributions to Academia and Practice," in Bergvall-Kåreborn and Nielsen, Peter Axel (Eds.), Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.6 Conference on Creating Value for All Through IT, Aalborg, Denmark, June 2-4, 2014.New York: Springer IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology AICT 429, pp. 295-300.
Larsen, T.J. and Levine, Linda. "Learning from Failure: Myths and Misguided
Assumptions About IS Disciplinary Knowledge," in Dwivedi, Y., Henriksen
H.K., Wastell, D., and De R (Eds), Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.6 Conference
on Grand Successes and Failures in IT: Private and Public Sectors, Bangalore,
India, June 27-29, 2013. New York: Springer IFIP Advances in Information
and Communication Technology AICT 429, pp. 495-509.
Larsen, T.J. and Sannes, Ragnvald. "Publishing Academic Articles: The Diffusion
of Intellectual Contribution from Small Local Events to the larger International
Community," in Fallmyr, Terje (Ed.), Proceedings
of the Eighteenth Norwegian Conference on Information Systems (NOKOBIT),
Tromsø, Norway, November 21-23, 2011. Trondheim, Norway: Tapir Akademisk
Forlag, pp. 131-144.
Graumann, Conny and Larsen, T.J. "Norwegian Conference on Information Systems
(NCIS): The First 15 Years of Blood, Sweat, and Tears," in Moe, Carl Erik
(Ed.), Proceedings of the Fifthteenth Norwegian
Conference on Information Systems (NOKOBIT), Kristiansand, Norway,
November 17-19, 2008. Trondheim, Norway: Tapir Akademisk Forlag, pp. 241-259..
Larsen, T. J. and Levine, Linda. "Citation Patterns in MIS: An Analysis
of Exemplar Articles," in Leon, Gonzalo and DeGross, Janice (Eds.), Proceeedings of the IFIP WG8.6 Conference
on Open IT-Based Innovation: Moving Towards Cooperative IT Transfer and
Knowledge Diffusion, Madrid, Spain, October 22-24, 2008. New York:
Springer, pp. 23-38.
Larsen, T..J. and Levine Linda "The Identity and Dynamics and Diffusion
of MIS," in McMaster, Tom, Wastell, David, Ferneley, Elaine, DeGross, Janice
I (Eds.), Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.6 Conference on Organisational
Dynamics of Technology-Based Innovation: Diversifying the Research Agenda,
Manchester, England, June 14-16, 2007. New York: Springer, pp. 163-177.
Larsen, T.J. and Levine, Linda "Panel on: The Indentity and Dynamics of
MIS," with Frank Land, Michael Myers, and Robert W. Zmud in Avison, David,
Elliot, Steve, Krogstie, John, and Pries-Heje, Jan (Eds.), Proceedings of the TC8 Track of 19th IFIP World Computer Congress on
The Past and Future of Information Systems: 1976-2006 and Beyond,
Santiago, Chile, August 20-25, 2006. New York: Springer, pp. 101-106.
Chan, Joyce, Limayem, Moez, Niederman, Fred, and Larsen, T. J. " IT Project
Risk in Hong Kong," Proceedings of the
Fourteenth European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Göteborg,
Sweden, June 12-14, 2006.
Deng, Xiaodong, Doll, William
J., Al-Gahtani, Saids. S., Larsen, T. J., Pearson, John Michael, and Raghunathan,
T.S. "A Cross-cultural Analysis of the End-user Computing Satisfaction
Instrument: A Multi-group Invariance Analysis," Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Global Information
Technology Management (GITM) World Conference, June 11-13, 2006,
Orlando, Florida, USA.
Donnellan, Brian, Larsen, T.J., and Levine, Linda. Preface, in Donnellan Brian, Larsen, T.J., Levine, Linda, and DeGross, Janice I. (Eds.), "The Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology for Organizational Resilience." Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.6 International Working Conference, Galway, Ireland, June 7-10, 2006. New York, Springer, pp. ix-xi.
Larsen, T. J., Niederman, Fred, Limayem, Moez, and Chan, Joyce. "UML- A
Complex Technology Embedded in Complex Organizational Issues" Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.6 Conference on Transfer
and Diffusion of IT for Organizational Resilience, Galway, Ireland,
June 7-10, 2006. Springer, pp. 315-338..
Larsen, T. J. and Sørebø, Anne "The Role of Actual IS Utilization
Level: Extending the Expectation-Confirmation Model of IS Continuance Intention,"
in Rolland, Knut H.R. (Ed.), Proceedings
of the 11th Norwegian Conference on Information Systems (NOKOBIT),
Stavanger, Norway, November 29 - December 1, 2004, pp. 93-106.
Larsen, T. J. and Sørebø, Øystein "Keeping the Fingers Running: The Impact of IT Innovativeness on Job Relevant Uses of the Internet," Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2002 Information Resources Management Association International Conference on Issues and Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations, Seattle, WA, May 19-22, 2002. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing, pp. 402-406.
Larsen, T. J. "The Phenomenon of Diffusion: Red Herrings and Future Promise," Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.6 Working Conference on Diffusing Software Product and Process Innovations, Banff, Canada, April 7-10, 2001. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 35-50.
Larsen, T. J. "Line
Managers' Supervision of the Development and Use of IS: Administration
Through Planning and Control of IS Effects." Proceedings of the Conference on Managing Information
Technology Resources in Organizations in the Next Millennium, Information
Resources Management Association, Hershey, PA, 1999, pp. 853-860.
Larsen, T. J. and Levine, Linda. Introduction - Information Technology at the Turn of the Millennium: Past, Present, and Future Trends, in Larsen, Tor J., Lavine, Linda, and DeGross, Janice I. (Eds), "Information Systems: Current Issues and Future Changes." Proceedings of the joint IFIP WG8.2&WG8.6 Working Conference, Helsinki, December 10-13, 1998, pp. 1-10.
Larsen, T. J. "Managers' Use of Computers: End-User Computing in Perspective." Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA, Vol. III, 1991, pp. 145-152.
Books and chapters in books
Larsen, T. J. and Niederman, Fred. "Causal
Mapping for the Investigation of the Adoption of UML in Information
Technology Project Development," in Naraynan, V.K. and Armstrong, D.J. (Eds.),
Causal Mapping for Research in Information
Technology. Harrisburg, PA: Idea Group Publishing, 2005, pp.
Larsen, T. J. "Information Systems Innovation: A Framework for Research and Practice," in Larsen, Tor J. and McGuire, Gene (Eds), Information Systems Innovation and Diffusion: Issues and Directions. Hersey, PA: Idea Group Publishing, 1998, pp. 411-434.
Larsen, T. J. "Globalization of Information Technology: Here to Stay or a Passing Fad?" in Loch, Karen (Ed), Global Information Technology Education: Issues and Trends, Harrisburg, PA: Idea Group Publishing, 1993, pp. 122-155.
Research reports and thesis
Larsen, T. J. "Managers' Use of Computers: Middle Managers'End-User Computing Levels and Support Requirements by Level of Innovativeness," unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Department of Information and Decision Sciences, Minneapolis, MN,USA, 1989.
Niederman, Fred, Larsen, T. J., Limayem, Moez, and Chan, Joyce. Conceptual Mapping: A Key Methodology for 21st
Century MIS Research, Gordon B. Davis Symposium,
Minneapolis, MN, USA, May 13-14, 2005.
Larsen, T. J. ( in Norwegian.) Kompendium i Datamodellering for linjeledere.
Oslo: BI Forlag, 2003.
A report on the business practices project with MetaGroup, Norway (in Norwegian). Fossmark, Per Martin, "I takt med parnere," Business Standard, #1, 2002, pp. 32-34.
Larsen, T. J. (published in Norwegian). "Datafagets utvikling fra Edb til E-allting: Datateknologiens innhold og rolle gjennom 32 år," i Revang, Øivind (Red), Med BI fra aftenskole til vitenskapelig høyskole: Festskrift til Gerson Komissars 80-årsdag. Bergen, Norge: Fagbokforlaget, 2000, s. 138-154.
Larsen, T. J. "Editoral Preface. Global IS/IT Research: Keeping the Pace in the Fast Lane," Journal of Global Information Technology Management, (2:4), 1999, pp.1-3.
Larsen, T. J. "The Expert's Opinion. Interview with Senior Advisor, Norsk Hydro ASA, Mr. Nils Höeg," Journal of Global Information Management, (5:4), Fall 1997, pp. 33-35.
Larsen, T. J. "Editorial Preface. Global Information Technology Utilization Trends: A Wide or Narrow Road Toward the Future?" Journal of Global Information Management, (4:2), Spring 1996, pp. 3-4.
Larsen, T. J. (published in Norwegian), "Planleggings- og kontrollverktøy for linjeledere," BI-Forum, (13:4), 1995, pp. 22-25.
Larsen, T. J. "Research Notes. MIS Research: A Norwegian Perspective," International Journal of Information Management, (14:1), February 1994, pp.69-72.
Larsen, T. J. "Editorial Preface. The Norwegian View: The Globalization Challenges of Medium Sized and Small Businesses in Small Nations," Journal of Global Information Management, (2:1), Winter 1994, pp. 3-4.
Larsen, T. J. "The Expert's Opinion. Interview with President of Administrative Systems, ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd, Mr. Lars-Göran Lemelius," Journal of Global Information Management, (2:1), Winter 1994, pp. 39-41.
Work in the writing stage
Larsen, T.J., "Organizational Information and Knowledge Management Systems
Innovation: Directions for Research."
DOCTORAL AND EVALUATION
||2011 Faculty member of the Hamburg
IS Doctoral Consortium (HISDoC 2011), Sylt, Germany, September 19-21,
2006 Faculty mentor for the Irish Chapter of Association of Information Systems Workshop for Researchers, Galway, Ireland, June 7, 2006.
||Local chair of the EURAM 2006 Doctoral Colloquium, Oslo, Norway,
May 16, 2006.
Ph.D. candidate Christoffer Whales viva on "Demands, Designs and Decisions
about Evaluation: On the Evaluation of Postgraduate Programmes for School
Leadership Development in Norway and England," evaluation committee chair,
BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway, May 26.
2010 Ph.D. candidate Etty Ragnhild Nilsen viva on "Opportunities for Learning and Knowledge Creation in Practice," evaluation committee chair, BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, Norway, February 12.
2007 Ph.D. candidate Tom McMaster viva on "The Illusion of Diffusion in Information Systems Research," external examinator, University of Salford, Manchester, England, November 1.
Doctoral student Hanne Karlsen preliminary thesis defence on "Dynamics of Organisational Identity and Change in the Field of Higher Education," member of evaluation committee, Oslo, September 6.
2006 Doctoral student Christopher Wales preliminary thesis defence on "Acting Less than Rationality? Investigating Decisions About the Evaluation of School Leadership Training Programmes in Norway and England," member of evaluation committee, Oslo, September 21.
2005 Doctoral student Etty Nilsen preliminary thesis defence on "Creating Cafés, not Libraries: How to Manage Knowledge when Knowledge cannot be Captured and Stored,". member of evaluation committee.
||2011 Chair of Assessment Committee for
the position of adjunct Full Professor or adjunct Associate Professor in
Organizational Behavior, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior,
BI Norwegian Business School, Norway.
2009 Member of Assessment Committee for the position of Full Professor at the Norwegian School of Information Technology (NITH), Oslo, Norway.
2005 Invited evaluation for the position of Associate Professor at Department of Management Information Systems, Fogelman College of Business & Economics, University of Memphis, USA.
1999 Chair of Assessment Committee for the position of Associate Professor in Management Information Systems, Norwegian School of Management.
||Norwegian School of Management, Doctoral Committee,
associate dean for Ph.D. program in Leadership and Organizational Management,
||Computers & Education,
||Communications of the Association for
Information Systems, Reviewer.
||Computers in Industry, Reviewer.
of Information Systems, Reviewer.
Systems Journal, Reviewer.
& Management, Member of Editorial Board.
of Organizational and End-user Computing, Reviewer.
||Journal of Database
|1999-||Information Systems Research, Reviewer.|
|1997-2000||Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Associate Editor.|
|1997-2002||Computer Personnel, Member of Editoral Board.|
|1993-||Journal of Management Information Systems, Reviewer.|
|1992-1997||The Journal of Global Information Management, Associate Editor.|
|1989-||Management Information Systems
1996-1999 Associate Editor.
(European Academy of Management Conference)
Resources Management Association) International Conference, program committee
|1998-||ECIS (European Conference on Information Systems)
|1997||International Conference on the Dynamics of Strategy - keynote speaker on IS Strategy|
|1993-||Norwegian Conference on Information
Systems - NOKOBIT (a local event)
on Information Systems - ICIS, reviewer.
of Information Processing - IFIP
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS MEMBERSHIP
|1994-||Association for Information
Systems - AIS
|Full member of IFIP WG8.6 on Transfer and Diffusion of IT.
Full member of IFIP WG8.2 on Information Systems and Organizations.
Resources Management Association - IRMA
|1989-2003||Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences - TIMS|
BOARD, COMMITTEES, ETC. MEMBERSHIP
The Norwegian School of Management
Full time employment
||Norwegian Business School
||Professor Emeritus in Knowledge Management
||Norwegian Business School
||Professor in Knowledge Management
||Norwegian School of Management
||Executive Vice President Research
and Academic Resources
|1989-2007||Norwegian School of Management,||Associate Professor|
|1982-1984||Norwegian School of Management,||Assistant Professor|
|1978-1982||Norwegian School of Management,||Senior Lecturer|
|1975-1978||Norwegian School of Management,||General Manager|
|1972-1974||Norwegian School of Management,||Project Manager and Senior Systems Analyst|
|1971-1972||Norwegian School of Management,||Programmer|
Part time and temporary engagements
|2011||Lancaster University Management School,
of Management Science, England: Honorary Research Fellow, August -
The University of Sydney Business School, Discipline of Business Information Systems: Visting Professor, June.
||Norwegian School of Management:
Head of Department of Leadership and Organizational Management.
|2001-2002||St. Louis University, John Cook School of Business, Department of Decision Sciences and Information Technology Management, MO, USA: Visiting Professor|
|2000-2001||Norwegian School of Management. Area Head, Department of Technology Management.|
|1996-1998||University of Oslo, Department of Informatics, Systems Development Group: Adjunct Associate Professor.|
|1991-1994||Bodo Graduate School of Business :Adjunct Associate Professor.|
|2000:||Information Resources Management Association (IRMA): Organizational Service Award for contributions as World Representative.|
|1999:||With Ragnvald Sannes nominated by the NSM President's award committee to the 1999 "teacher's price" for innovative use of the web in curriculum development and course delivery.|
|1990:||Elected "teacher of the year" by popular vote among students in the four year full time business administration program.|
|1989:||Awarded "Students' Rose" for innovative development of the basic two-semester course in Management Information Systems in the four year full time business administration program.|
|1986-1988:||Graduate School of the University of Minnesota, funded by "Torske Klubben" of Minnesota. Fellowship.|
|1986-1988:||The Royal Norwegian Council for Industrial Research, Oslo, Norway. Fellowship.|
Program co-ordinator for the Master
of Science Major in
Information Technology Management.
Over the years I have taught various courses on almost every level, for example (for details about present portfolio, see the web.):
I give short presentations for special audiences, in-house seminars, practitioner seminars, etc - for example: