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Carsten Sorensen

Reader (Associate Professor) in Information Systems and Innovation
London School of Economics and Political Science


Dr Carsten Sørensen is Reader (Associate Professor) in Information Systems and Innovation within Department of Management at LSE.



Areas of expertise

  • Digital transformation
  • Blockchain
  • Crypto currencies
  • Future of work
  • Digital innovation


Dr Carsten Sørensen is Reader (Associate Professor) in Information Systems and Innovation within Department of Management at The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom ( September 11th 2001 Dr Sørensen initiated the mobility@lse research network (, which aims at drawing together academics with an interest in the profound changes to society, organisations and individuals from radical mobilisation of work and interaction through mobile-, pervasive- and ubiquitous- information technology. This work has in 2011 resulted in the monograph “Enterprise Mobility: Tiny Technology with Global Impact on Work” ( His research is published widely, for example in MIS Quarterly, ISR, ISJ, JIT, Information & Organization, The Information Society, CSCW Journal, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. In 2008 he established a separate research unit studying digital infrastructure and –platform innovation (

Dr Sørensen holds a BSc. in mathematics, an MSc in computer science and a Ph.D. in information systems from Aalborg University, Denmark. Dr. Sørensen has the past 30 years been affiliated with a number of Danish, Swedish and British institutions as both lecturer and researcher. Dr Sørensen has extensive EU research project experience from 1992 and international project experience from 1990. He was 1997-2006 Research Director of Laboratorium for Interaction Technology at University West, Sweden, which is actively engaged in large regional development projects funded by the European Union, Swedish funding agencies and local industries and public organisations with a combined research portfolio of over £4 million. Dr Sørensen also played an essential role in the founding of the Viktoria Institute, Gothenburg, Sweden in the Mid-90s (, where he was a co-founder of The Internet Project (1995-2000) resulting in the book Planet Internet. He has served as Senior Editor of the Information Systems Journal, Associate Editor for Journal of the AIS and the e-Service Journal. Dr Sørensen is on the editorial and advisory boards for several journals. He has served as organiser, chair, associate editor, track chair, track co-coordinator etc for a number of international conferences. Dr Sørensen is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. He is representing the LSE in the Hedera council and is there also a member of the treasury committee.

Carsten served as a member of the Board of Directors of LSE Enterprise, and he is a Non-Executive Co-Founder and Board Advisor for and He also in the past served as a member of the Advisory Board for the iSociety project at The Work Foundation and Academic Advisor for The Institute for Innovation & Information Productivity. Dr Sørensen has since the late 80s been actively engaged as consultant and executive educator with a range of organisations, for example; AXA, Carphone Warehouse, China Telecom, ClickSoftware, Corporate Research Forum, CSC, Customer Contact Association, Danish Ministry of Science, EDS, Gartner, GEMS, Google, Henkel, Huawei, Intel, International Monetary Fund, KMD, LloydsGroup, LSE Enterprise, Mahindra Satyam, MAPFRE, Mastercard, Microsoft, National School of Government UK, Orange, PA Consulting, Polycom, Prudential, RedGirraffe, Skype, Steria, SurveyMonkey, Telenor, UBS, and Vodafone.

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