Associate Professor Stan Karanasios

Associate Professor in BIS

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 66254


Dr Stan Karanasios is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at the UQ Business School, University of Queensland. Prior to joining the University of Queensland he worked at RMIT University in Melbourne and the University of Leeds in the UK.

Stan’s interests focus on how digital technology impacts of organisations and society. Over the last ten years he has undertaken a program of research on how organisations use, adapt, and navigate new digital technologies. Recently he completed a project for Emergency Management Victoria on how social media platforms change the information landscape in the emergency sector. He is currently working with a leading European car manufacturer to examine ways of re-imagining work process to accommodate an increasingly digital product. His research draws and expands on activity theory, an area in where he is recognised as an international expert.

He holds a visiting position at the University of Leeds and regularly teaches on a summer school on activity theory in Europe. He also holds editorial roles for Information Systems Journal, Australian Journal on Information Systems and Mind, Culture and Activity.

He has published in leading information systems journals such as the Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, and the Journal of the Association Information Science and Technology. He also regularly publishes in leading information systems conferences such as the International Conference on Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. In addition to academic publications, he has written reports for government and organisations, his research also appears in The Conversation and other news and media outlets.


  • Bachelor of Business (Honours), Vic.(Melb)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Vic.(Melb)


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Simeonova, Boyka, Galliers, Robert D. and Karanasios, Stan (2020). Strategic information systems and organizational power dynamics. Strategic information management: theory and practice. (pp. 221-238) edited by Robert D. Galliers, Dorothy E. Leidner and Boyka Simeonova. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429286797-10

  • Karanasios, S. and Slavova, M. (2018). Understanding the impacts of mobile technology on smallholder agriculture. Digital technologies for agricultural and rural development in the global south. (pp. 111-122) Wallingford, United Kingdom: CABI. doi: 10.1079/9781786393364.0111

  • Thomopoulos, Nikolas and Karanasios, Stan (2014). ICT, Social Impacts of. Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy. (pp. 775-778) Thousand Oaks , CA, United States : Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781483346526.n276

  • Thomopoulos, Nick and Karansaios, Stan (2014). Social Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies in Transport. Encyclopedia of Transportation Social Science and Policy. (pp. 775-778) edited by Mark Garrett. Thousand Oaks, CA United States : Sage Publications.

  • Karanasios, Stan, Burgess, Stephen and Sellitto, Carmine (2011). A classification of mobile tourism applications. Global Hospitality and Tourism Management Technologies. (pp. 165-177) IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-61350-041-5.ch011

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Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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