John Stouby Persson

Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering

  • Selma Lagerløfs Vej 300, 5-2-50

    9220 Aalborg Ø



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John's research of information and software technology centers on the problems people experience in practice. He focuses on the problems that are important for professionals such as software engineers, interaction designers, computer scientists, project managers, data scientists, and chief information officers. His problem-based research also aims at improving his problem-based teaching to support reflection in and on professional practice. He mostly does collaborative practice research on problems in managing the development of information systems with public or private organizations. More specifically, he has collaborated on improving the management of globalized work processes, valuation of information systems, digital transformation, sustainability, and pragmatic inquiry.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Computer Science
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Information Systems Development
  • Action Research
  • Agile systems development
  • Software processes
  • Management and Organization
  • IT managment
  • Information Systems
  • IT business cases
  • Pragmatism
  • Agility
  • Communication and Informatics
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Collaborative Practice Research
  • e-Government


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