Researcher biography

Dr Stan Karanasios is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at the UQ Business School, University of Queensland. Prior to joining the University of Queensland he worked at RMIT University in Melbourne and the University of Leeds in the UK.

Stan's interests focus on how digital technology impacts of organisations and society. Over the last ten years he has undertaken a program of research on how organisations use, adapt, and navigate new digital technologies. Recently he completed a project for Emergency Management Victoria on how social media platforms change the information landscape in the emergency sector. He is currently working with a leading European car manufacturer to examine ways of re-imagining work process to accommodate an increasingly digital product. His research draws and expands on activity theory, an area in where he is recognised as an international expert.

He holds a visiting position at the University of Leeds and regularly teaches on a summer school on activity theory in Europe. He also holds editorial roles for Information Systems Journal, Australian Journal on Information Systems and Mind, Culture and Activity.

He has published in leading information systems journals such as the Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, and the Journal of the Association Information Science and Technology. He also regularly publishes in leading information systems conferences such as the International Conference on Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. In addition to academic publications, he has written reports for government and organisations, his research also appears in The Conversation and other news and media outlets.