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Niels Bjørn-Andersen

Lecturer, Information Systems

Contact Information

  • 519-661-3144

  • Richard Ivey Building 3351


  • E-business
  • IT Management
  • Digitalization
  • Organizational transformation

Dr. Niels Bjørn-Andersen is Emeritus Professor of Business IT at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Among others, he served as director of Executive EMBA program in ‘E-management’ from 1998 – 2005, as director of the EMBA program in Management from 2004-2005, as director of the ‘Center for e-Business’ from 1998 -2005, and as director of ‘Center for Enterprise Systems’ from 2005 -2011.

He has more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 25 books and more than 200 other publications. He has carried out collaborative research with organizations like CISCO, Heineken, IBM, Microsoft and SAP especially as regards topics like IT governance, E-business, ERP-systems, IT for inter-organizational trade, and IT for M&As. He has been the recipient of more than 20 external research grants predominantly from EU research bodies. He has been awarded the prestigious AIS-LEO award (hitherto only awarded to four Europeans).



  • Leveraging IT 9210 at Ivey

Programs Taught

  • EMBA


  • Bachelor from Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
  • Master from CBS (Information Systems)
  • PhD from CBS (Decision Support Systems)

Works in Progress

  • Jensen, T, Vatrapu, R, Bjorn-Andersen: Avacados crossing borders: The problem of runaway objects and the solution of a shipping information pipeline for improving international trade, Information Systems Journal, March 2017, DOI: 10.1111/isj12146
  • Niels Bjørn-Andersen and Torkil Clemmensen: The Shaping of the Scandinavian Socio-Technical IS Research Tradition – confessions of one of the accomplices, Scandinavian Journal of IS, 2017
  • Jetzek, T, Avital, M., Bjorn-Andersen: The Sustainable Value of Open Government Data, Second round of review for Journal of Association for Information Systems, forthcoming

Honours & Awards

  • Tietgen price (gold medal) at CBS in 1973 for best thesis
  • Best paper award at ICIS in 1999 (and a handful of other best paper awards at less important conferences)
  • IFIPs award for Outstanding Services in 1988
  • ICIS Appreciation Award in 1990
  • Association for Information Systems LEO-Award in 2006
  • Knighted by the queen of Denmark in 2003


  • Head of three different departments at CBS during the years
  • Director of Executive MBA at CBS
  • President of Association for Information Systems 1996
  • Danish Digital Champion, appointed to the EU by Danish Government