Alf is Chair in Digitisation and Management. Organisational research and intellectual curiosity are central to him, but not in an ivory-tower sense. Applicability and practical relevance guide his interest, and consulting and tutoring have always been important parts of his work. Digitisation is increasingly influencing our lives and the conditions for organisations and society. Modern IT provides increased flexibility in time and space and enables new ways of organising and conducting work. But the key to dealing with these affordances lies in how you combine new ways of working, new organising and new technology with the existing. This is what Alf explores in his research.
Alf publishes books and journal articles in English and Swedish. Two recent books are Strategic and Innovative Pricing (at Routledge) and Strategic Management Control (at Springer), both written together with colleagues at Linköping and other Swedish universities.
Below, some samples of the range of his research are provided. Further down, there is generated list of the most recent publications, and a link to the full list of publications.
Lundmark, Erik & Westelius, Alf (2014). Entrepreneurship as Elixir and Mutagen. Entrepreneurship, 38(3), 575–600. https://doi.org/10.1111/etap.12004
Westelius, Alf; Westelius, Ann-Sofie & Brytting, Tomas (2013). Meaning, Authority, Rationality and Care as MARCs of sustainable organisations. Cross Cultural Management, 20(2), 161–185. https://doi.org/10.1108/13527601311313436
Lundmark, Erik & Westelius, Alf (2012). Exploring Entrepreneurship as Misbehavior. In Rethinking Misbehavior and Resistance in Organizations (pp. 209–235). https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-6186(2012)0000019012
Westelius, Alf (2009). Energy Counselling and Modern IT : Drawing on Web 2.0 for a Greener World. Communications & Strategies, 76(4th quarter), 97–118. Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51740
Westelius, Alf & Askenäs, Linda (2004). Getting to know your job - a social actor perspective on using information technology. Information Technology Journal, 3(3), 227–239. Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-23720
Business ecologies is a term increasingly used when talking about modern business models.
Alf heads the master profile Digitisation and management, directed at Industrial engineering and other engineering master students.
The courses tend to also attract students from abroad. Course titles include Digitisation, business ecologies and business models; Strategy and digitisation - technology, standards and network effects; Strategic organisational application of IT - workflow and knowledge management; and Strategy and management control.
Read more about the master profile here.