Information Logistics research initiative

At CIL we base our research into information logistics on collaboration with trade & industry, the public sector and researchers at several different seats of learning. 

Research in Information Logistics

The basic discipline is informatics, how information is processed and presented, but research into information logistics is considerably wider and gathers its methods from economics, technology and behavioural science. We work with information needs analyses and with operational and business models. The aim is to discover methods that improve the handling of information. Almost regardless of what we do, we need information and others need information from us. It´s human nature. How is it then that we need to spend so much time both searching for information and removing information that we don´t need? A good example is service and after-market. How can we organise repairs and maintenance so that equipment is repaired in a shorter time and at a lower cost? This is just one of the areas in information logistics that we research at CIL.

Gunilla Bradley Centre for Digital Business

A collaboration between CIL, Linneaus University & PostNord
Gunilla Bradley Centre for Digital Business is a research group that conducts interdisciplinary research projects aimed at exploring digital business practices, their failures and success factors. This is conducted in a close partnership with various organizations to secure the relevancy of research questions assumed and ensure that the produced knowledge is provided to those who need it most: the companies that operate digital businesses!
Research Focus
How can it be that the firm Facebook has realized a market capitalization of more than $ 200 billion while the century-old company Kodak filed for bankruptcy followed by reconstruction in 2012? At the same time, the newly-established company Instagram was acquired for $ 1 billion even though it was less than a year old and had only a dozen employees! Basically, all these companies are in the business of information logistics.

Similar situations may be found in other industries, such as music and film distribution – with Spotify or Netflix – newspapers and magazines, book publishing and software development, and increasingly in such professional services industries as accounting or legal advice. General Electric Corporation pursues impressive digitalization effort that includes electricity equipment being automated for maintenance and services leading to lower life cycle costs and increased runtime for its owner.

Many more examples of ongoing digitalization of businesses and their offerings can be listed, which leads to our central question here: what makes a digital business successful? A quest for plausible answers to this and related questions is the rationale behind the research conducted by the Linnaeus Digital Business Research Initiative. Therefore the mission of Gunilla Bradley Centre Research Initiative is to extend knowledge of the success of digital businesses.

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