I am committed to the study of how digital technology is shaped by and shapes what individuals, organizations and societies focus their attention, find worthwhile to aim for, and feel capable of achieving. Current projects concern the co-evolution of digital infrastructures, circular business models, and institutions, including longitudinal studies of digital innovations driven by tech-entrepreneurs, patient networks and professional organizations in healthcare. Other projects concern the emergence of cross-sectorial collaborations in relation to autonomous transport markets and smart cities. The studies cover topics such as the dynamics of distributed digital innovation, how algorithms conceal and make voices visible, the art of ignoring of public performance data, and how technology use at the microlevel can generate institutional change at macrolevel.
I run workshops in the areas above and I supervise master and doctoral students in management and organization at Stockholm School of Economics and in health policy and management at Karolinska Institutet. I also teach organising, service operations, and digital transformation at the Stockholm School of Economics.
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See publications at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anna_Essen
Video examples of participation in panels/presentations:
Panelist, video of MSD brown bag lunch about digitalization in healthcare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3CSUFsAiH4&feature=youtu.be
Presenter, video of presentation of SNS report about digital innovation platforms in healthcare: https://www.sns.se/aktuellt/nyckelfaktorer-for-lyckad-digital-innovation-i-varden/