Par J. Agerfalk


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Par J. Agerfalk is a Professor of Computer and Systems Science at Uppsala University where he holds the Chair in Computer Science in Intersection with Social Sciences. He received his PhD in Information Systems Development from Linkoping University and has held fulltime positions at Örebro University, University of Limerick, Jonkoping International Business School and Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, where he is also currently a Senior Research Fellow. Prof. Agerfalk's current research centres on open source software development, globally distributed and flexible software development methods and how information systems development and conceptual modelling can be informed by language/action theory. His work has appeared in a number of leading journals and conferences in the information systems area and he is currently an associate editor of the European Journal of Information Systems and Systems Signs & Actions.

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Agerfalk, Par J., Eriksson, Owen (2006): Socio-instrumental usability: IT is all about social action. In Journal of Information Technology, 21 (1) pp. 24-39.

Agerfalk, Par J. (2004): Investigating actability dimensions: a language/action perspective on criteria for informa. In Interacting with Computers, 16 (5) pp. 957-988.