Osama Mansour

Senior Lecturer, PhD, Licentiate of Philosophy, Master of Science

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Human Aspects of ICT
  • Information Systems, Social aspects


  • Social Media, Sharing Economy, Digital platforms, Digital service innovation, Affordances, Sociomateriality


My research is often driven by mainstream technological phenomena. Over the past ten years, my research interests included social media in business and society, digital service innovation, digital platforms, the sharing economy, value co-creation, affordances, sociomateriality, and generally the relationship between the digital and material. At the moment, I am currently looking into the phenomenon of the sharing economy with special focus on how classical ideas of value creation and ownership are transforming by novel technologies that facilitate digital sharing  (e.g., Uber & Airbnb). I am also getting curious about ethics at the age of the self-driving car (e.g., what ethical responsibilities and methodological implications may exist in the study of robots, autonomous self-driving cars, drones, etc.).

My work has been published at top IS venues such as ECIS and ICIS. Besides research publications, I have been involved in various national and international research activities such as co-chairing a track on Economics and Value of IS at ECIS2016, co-organinzing a Social Media Studies symposium in 2015, co-editing a special issue on social media for Information Research Journal (2016), and serving as reviewer and associate editor in many IS conferences and journals.  


My teaching experience spans many years of work in multiple roles as lecturer, course director, and thesis supervisor. I have been responsible for teaching many courses within Information Systems throughout my career reflecting a wide variety of subjects such as social media, digital innovation, research methods, IT governance, information strategy, interaction design, contemporary issues in IS, and others. Further, I have a special interest in thesis supervision and teaching scientific research methods. I have so far supervised and examined more than 30 theses at the master level. 

Professional work

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Information Systems at Lund University. Before joining Lund University, I worked briefly as a research fellow in Informatics after successfully defending my PhD thesis at Linnaeus University. Then, I moved into University of Borås where I had a position as a senior lecturer doing research within social media as well as teaching a variety of courses at the undergraduate and master levels. Later, I joined Jönköping University as Assistant Professor with reseponsbilities in both teaching and research within the master program in Information Systems. 

Recent research outputs

Osama Mansour & Lindenfalk, B., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The 13th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS), Naples, Italy, 2019. Naples, Italy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Osama Mansour, Askenäs, L. & Ghazawneh, A., 2013, International Conference on Information Systems 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Osama Mansour, Abu Salah, M. & Askenäs, L., 2011, ECIS 2011 Proceedings. Association for information Systems, AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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