I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) at Karolinska Institutet, where I am currently researching digitalisation and artifical intelligence and its use in organisational settings. I was previously a researcher for three years (2017-2020) at the Stockholm School of Economics Institute of Research (SIR), where I served as a project manager and contributing author to three open access books published by Routledge covering the effects of digitalisation (for the latter two I also served as Editor-in-Chief). This book trilogy was part of the “Innovative Internet” project funded by the Swedish Internet Foundation (IIS). The first book was titled “The Rise and Development of FinTech: Accounts of Disruption from Sweden and Beyond” (2018) and looked at some of the innovative features existing in Sweden, leading to its front-running position of financial technology (FinTech). This was followed by “Digital Transformation and Public Services: Societal Impacts in Sweden and Beyond” (2020), which investigated the effects of digitalisation on future welfare and its effects on the welfare state by and large.
The trilogy was concluded by “The Digital Transformation of Labor: Automation, the Gig Economy and Welfare” (2020), which looked at how digitalisation may affect the future working conditions and the effects and consequences of automation.
I hold a Ph.D. from Karolinska Institutet. My past research interests include the building of customer loyalty in digital banking (Larsson & Viitaoja, 2017) and among insurance companies (Larsson & Broström, 2019). Other past research interests have included the need for research infrastructures (Larsson, 2017), stakeholder analysis (Larsson, 2013), deliberative vs. collaborative organisation formation (Larsson, Savage, Brommels & Mattsson, 2018), the effects of FinTech on the perception of traditional bank managers (Larsson, 2018), entrepreneurship (including "Skunk Works") (Larsson, 2019; Larsson 2019), mind-share branding (Larsson, 2019), and scientific controversies (Larsson, 2018; Larsson, 2020) . I am also interested in digitalisation, management, organisational studies, innovation studies, political science, anthropology, psychology and qualitative research methods.
I have presented work at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD), Honolulu, Hawaii; The Swedish Internet Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden, and The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm, Sweden etc. I have reviewed for the “Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)”, the “International Journal of Bank Marketing”, and Taylor & Francis/Routledge. I have previously served as an alternate member of the “SACO Council at Karolinska Institutet” and as a panel expert at the “Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)”.
I am always looking for interesting research projects and/or an exchange of ideas, so do feel free to contact me if you have a project you wish to discuss, or if you are in need of any particular insights!
Current research project: "Let's hear it from Sam" - Investigating the preconditions of developing an AI chatbot aimed at providing first line managers assistance in making better informed decisions in issues relating to occupational safety and health (OSH).
Master thesis co-supervisor (Chalmers University of Technology - 2018)
2011 – 2018 Ph.D., Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
2013 – 2015 Associate’s Degree in Psychology, Linnaeus University (Correspondence), Sweden
2009 – 2011 MBA (Master of Business Administration), Blekinge Institute of Technology (Correspondence), Sweden
2006 – 2009 Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics, Stockholm University, Sweden
2002 – 2005 Degree of Master of Science in Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, Sweden
2000 – 2003, 2012 Master of Science in Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden (upgraded to a “Master two-year” in 2012)
Akademiska priser och utmärkelser
Date: May 2016
Issuer: Department of Biobank Research, Umeå University
Description: Research Grant awarded to doctoral thesis research.
Date: Oct 2013
Issuer: Sixten Gemzeus Foundation
Description: Bursary awarded for independent theoretical and practical studies. Eligibility is based on outstanding personal qualifications along with a study object of great public interest
Best Actor Award
Date: Jun 2009
Issuer: Stockholm University
Description: Best Actor Award, International Business Behaviour Mini-play, Stockholm University
The Gålö Foundation Prize
Date: Jun 2006
Description: Bursary from The Gålö Foundation
Date: Jun 2000
Issuer: Foundation Kungsholms Barnhem
Description: Bursary from the foundation Kungsholms Barnhem for best academic achievement
Date: Nov 1992
Issuer: The Swedish Writers’ Union
Description: Commendation from The Swedish Writers’ Union’s contest for best short story