Bastian Jørgensen, PhD Student, IT-University of Copenhagen
Bastian is a PhD student from the IT-University of Copenhagen in Denmark. His research interest is in the development of government IT projects, with its reoccurring hopes and failures. He is conducting a fieldwork in the Danish Tax Administration, where an increased investment in IT departments and employees together with agile methodologies are imagined to bring about a so called data-driven tax administration. He has been following the development of two IT projects: One the development of a machine learning algorithm to catch tax fraudsters, and two the development of a data sharing platform, from which the tax administration wants to share its data with other public and private organisations. His research is inspired by actor network theory, and he is interested in how organisational relations are being configured and reimagined through new IT methodologies and projects. Bastian will be the Centre for Technological Futures for part o 2018. He is located at the department of Organisation, Work and Technology.
Jana Mattern, PhD Student Jan-March 2019, WWU Munster
Jana Mattern is a visiting Ph.D student from Muenster University, Germany. She works in topics related to organizational psychology and personality psychology. In her research, she focuses on the challenges and opportunities of the digital workplace and the impacts on the individual. Currently, she is researching the influence of detachment strategies on the ability to cope with the constant connectivity that is created by the increased use of Information and communication technologies. She follows a multimethod approach with qualitative data, quantitative analyses and the use of physiological measures (e.g. heart rate variability). Her department’s webpage is https://www.wi.uni-muenster.de/department/wi
Professor Raoni Rajão, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Raoni Rajão is a tenured professor in environmental management and social studies of science & technology in the Department of Production Engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil and Visiting Professor in the Centre for Technological Futures at Lancaster University. He also teaches in the graduate programmes in Production Engineering, and Environmental Analysis and Modelling both at UFMG and in Social and Political Sciences of the Environment at Radboud University in the Netherlands. His research interests cross postcolonial studies, environmental politics and science studies with a particular focus on climate and forest policies in Brazil. He has collaborated with different agencies of the United Nations, the World Bank and the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), and has advised senior officials from the State Government of Minas Gerais and the Brazilian Federal Government in the creation of environmental policy. His research has featured in journals such as Social Studies of Science, Science Technology and Human Values, Theory, Culture & Society, Science (AAAS), Nature Climate Change and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). He is currently the principal investigator of grants from CNPq and FAPEMIG, the national and regional funding agencies.
Dr Christian Maier, University of Bamberg
Christian is an assistant professor (University of Bamberg). In his research, he studies topics such as IS usage, technostress and IT personnel. Among others, he has shown that--next to IS use in organizations--also the use of private IS (e.g. Facebook) is stressful and, finally, let individuals discontinue the use of the IT, even though switching from use to non-use stresses the individual. In current research projects, he studies how personality traits influence technostress and how further aspects within the environment of an individual causes perceptions of technostress. In those research projects, he collects subjective and objective data and follows different methodological approaches, such as mixed-methods, quantitative or qualitative studies. Findings from these projects are published in several journals, including EJIS, JSIS, ISJ or JIT.