Background and activities

I am concerned with understanding and conceptualizing how organizations make the transition to a digital age, with particular interest in how the nature of work and organizing transforms as new digital technologies are introduced in the workplace; how services and products transforms when they are digitalized; and how existing industrial structures shape the way organizations individually and collectively make use of new digital technologies.

In approaching these topics, I draw upon a combination of theoretical resources from organization science, computing, as well as science and technology studies. I pursue these research interests through in-depth empirical studies in close collaboration with organizations across sectors and industries.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Cameron, David B.; Østerlie, Thomas. (2018) Sirius: Collaboration across the digital divides in the oil and gas supply chain. Practitioners Proceedings of the 2018 University-Industry Interaction Conference: Challenges and Solutions for Fostering Entrepreneurial Universities and Collaborative Innovation.
  • Monteiro, Eric; Østerlie, Thomas; Parmiggiani, Elena; Mikalsen, Marius. (2018) Quantifying quality: Towards a Post-Humanist Perspective on Sensemaking. Living with Monsters? Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology. IS&O 2018. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 543. Springer, Cham.
  • Edwin, Nathaniel John; Paltrinieri, Nicola; Østerlie, Thomas. (2016) Chapter 13 – Risk Metrics and Dynamic Risk Visualization. Dynamic Risk Analysis in the Chemical and Petroleum Industry.
  • Østerlie, Thomas; Satinovic, Milka. (2014) Begrepsfesting og teoriutvikling i grounded theory: et organisasjonsfaglig perspektiv. Innføring i grounded theory.
  • Østerlie, Thomas; Johansen, Jens Petter. (2013) Synergistic collaboration: Responsibility and authority in multilateral research and development. XXIV ISPIM Conference. Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth.
  • Østerlie, Thomas; Tronhus, Håvard Frøseth; Pettersen, Ole Georg. (2010) Security Cynicism: Travellers' Experience of Security in Encountering Airport Security. Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings 2010.
  • Hauge, Øyvind; Østerlie, Thomas; Sørensen, Carl-Fredrik; Gerea, Marinela. (2009) An Empirical Study on Selection of Open Source Software - Preliminary Results. Proceedings of the 2009 ICSE Workshop on Emerging Trends in Free/Libre/Open Source Software Research and Development (FLOSS 2009).