Benjamin Weaver

affiliated with the university, Doctoral student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Information Systems, Social aspects
  • Business Administration

Keywords

  • Technology Diffusion, Security, Surveillance Studies, Disruption, Innovation and Industrial Dynamics, Social Shaping of Technology

Research

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.

Teaching

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.

1. Teaching/Course responsibility:

- Role (lecturer, supervisor):

- Course name: Examensarbete, delkurs: Projektrapport

- Course code: SYSG16

- Number of clock hours: 208

 

- Role (supervisor):

- Course name: Examensarbete

- Course code: SYSK02

- Number of clock hours: 141

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer):

- Course name: Mobile Industry Dynamics

- Course code: INFN30 & INFE05

- Number of clock hours: 177

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer):

- Course name: Verksamhetsarkitektur, delkurs Ekonomistyrning

- Course code: SYSB13

- Number of clock hours: 167

 

- Role (lecturer):

- Course name: Management: Global Challenges

- Course code: MGTN26 (FEK)

- Number of clock hours: 77

 

 

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2. Supervision of theses (including theses completed by Feb-19):

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2018): 9

 

Master level (number of theses 2018): 0

 

3. Examiner of theses (including theses completed by Feb-19):

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2018): 10

 

Master level (number of theses 2018): 0

 

 

4. Briefly describe development work in education – renewal of curriculum and/or pedagogical development:

-          All courses have updated content/curriculum

-          Completed a complete re-recording of the LUSEM MOOC “Digital Business Models” with updated and expanded content in October 2018. The material is in post-production and the updated MOOC will be launched early 2019 on Coursera.

 

5. Involvement of guest teachers:

- Course name: Mobile industry dynamicxs

- Course code: INFN30 & INFE05

- Name of guest teacher and company/organization: Björn Ekelund, Ericsson Research, Lund

 

 

 

6. Programme responsibility (name of programme)

 

 

7. Additional work in education (e.g. planning, implementation, and pedagogical leadership)

 

Recorded and produced a complete MOOC (se section 4)

 

8. Briefly describe your work with IT-supported teaching and learning

 

On the course INFN30/INFE05 Live@Lund has been used for all course management activities, i.e. communication with students, distribution and submission of student assignments, document booking of supervision, document distribution etc.

 

In addition, to get up to date on the current news and topics in the mobile industry students are asked to follow the Flipboard magazine "Mobile Industry Dynamics " (https://flipboard.com/section/mobile-industry-dynamics-bLZfiX) that is curated by the course teachers. Flipboard magazines are basically a collection of web resources that are aggregated and presented in an attractive and user-friendly way. Students can browse Flipboard magazines on the web or on any mobile device and are intended to provide up to date news related to the course content.

 

A similar Flipboard magazine has been created for students on the MGTN26 course:

https://flipboard.com/@beweaver/mim---digitalization-bq6tbm2dy

 

Google Docs (Google Forms) have been used to create a course evaluation form that can printed or filled out online or on any mobile device.

 

Video lectures covering parts of the content on INFN30 – Mobile Industry Dynamics - have been used to complement the classroom teaching. Students have been asked to watch videos before lectures to familiarise themselves on the topics.

 

 

9. Production of cases, publications on teaching and learning, teaching materials and textbooks

 

Recorded and produced a complete MOOC (se section 4)

Outreach

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.

Professional work

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.

Recent research outputs

Markus Lahtinen, Benjamin Weaver, Cöster, M., Lundquist, K., Larsson, P., Gottschalk, P. & Lindvall, J., 2017 Oct 18.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

BENJAMIN WEAVER & Markus Lahtinen, 2016 Sep 27, Övervakning och integritet: Teknik, skydd och aktörer i det nya kontrollandskapet. Agrell, W. & Petterson, T. (eds.). Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, p. 142-172 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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