Benjamin Weaveraffiliated with the university, Doctoral student
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Information Systems, Social aspects
- Business Administration
- Technology Diffusion, Security, Surveillance Studies, Disruption, Innovation and Industrial Dynamics, Social Shaping of Technology
Since 2006 I have been part of the Lusax research project, an engaged scholarship collaboration between the security industry and LUSEM. The purpose of the Lusax project has been to investigate the effects of the paradigmatic change from analogue and mechanical to digital and network-enabled technology platforms within the industry. My personal research project is a longitudinal study of the security industry and involves perspectives such as digitalization, technological disruption, security and surveillance and the social shaping of technology.
I currently teach and supervise thesis work on a number of courses at the Departments of Informatics and Business Administration. My teaching is focused on topics such as strategy, management, innovation and digitalisation. Since 2012 I have been the course director for the Mobile Industry Dynamics master’s course, that provides an overview of the new tech landscape, with a focus on digital business models and the disruptive effects of mobile on the traditional ICT industry. Together with two colleagues, I developed a version of this course into a MOOC. Launched on Coursera in 2017, Digital Business Models was LUSEM’s first MOOC, with over 11,000 global learners to date. I also teach on the Master’s in Management (MiM) programme and have also taught practitioners through EFL, an executive education provider connected to LUSEM.
In addition to my academic research activities, I have led or participated in several consulting and collaborative research projects on topics related to ICT and digitalisation for clients such as Ericsson and Axis Communications.
In addition to my academic output, I have been involved in numerous outreach activities, e.g. public speaking engagements and media participation related to my research in the security and ICT industries.
Recent research outputs
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper, not in proceeding