Dr Carsten Sørensen


Reader (Associate Professor) in Digital Innovation, Department of Management

Carsten Sorenson

Dr Carsten Sørensen is Reader (Associate Professor) in Digital Innovation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Carsten is joint Visiting Professor at University West and Halmstad University (Sweden) and was the 2015/16 Otto Mønsted Visting Professor at CBS (Denmark). Carsten has since 1989 been affiliated with a number of Danish, Swedish and British institutions.

Carsten’s research has since the late 1980s been concerned with the digitalization of organisational processes, have spans software development, manufacturing, telecommunications, and many others. He has extensive EU research project experience from 1992 and international project experience from 1990. He served 1996-2006 as Research Director of Laboratorium for Interaction Technology at Trollhättan Uddevalla University (Sweden). He was for a decade Senior Editor for The Information Systems Journal.

Carsten’s research is published widely, for example in MIS Quarterly, ISR, ISJ, JIT, Information & Organization, The Information Society, CSCW Journal, and the Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. He has supervised and co-supervised 20 PhD students to completion and acted as examiner at 32 PhD vivas. Carsten has been actively engaged as advisor and executive educator with a range of organisations. 

Carsten is a director of LSE Enterprise and a Non-Executive Co-Founder and Board Advisor for RedGirraffe.com, as well as special advisor to the Customer Contact Association. A very small sample of the rest; Google, Microsoft, PA Consulting Group, IMF, Orange, Intel, Vodafone, AXA, Gartner, The Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence (consortium of large organisations), Skype, LloydsGroup, Prudential, The Danish Ministry of Science, EDS, UBS, GEMS, Carphone Warehouse.

Carsten has a BSc in Mathematics (01/1985), a BSc in Computer Science (08/1986), a MSc in Computer Science (01/1989), and a PhD in Information Systems (02/1993) from the Aalborg University in Denmark.

He is fluent in spoken and written Danish and English, fluent in spoken Swedish and has some knowledge of spoken German and French.

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Expertise: digital infrastructures; digital innovation; information services automation; mobile platforms; mobile technology standards; mobile technologies; professional services automations; the future of work