Associate Professor Stan Karanasios

Discipline Convenor, Business infor

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 organisations and society. Over the last ten years he has undertaken a program of research on the interaction between new digital technologies and organisations. Recently he completed a project for the International Telecommunications Union on digital transformation in Ghana and for Emergency Management Victoria on how social media platforms change the information landscape in the emergency sector. 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 is a Senior Editor for Information Systems Journal, an Associate Editor for the European Journal of Information Systems, Section Editor for the Australian Journal on Information Systems, and on the Editorial Board for Mind, Culture & Activity and the International Journal of Information Management.

He has published in leading information systems journals such as the Journal of the Association of Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems and Journal of Information 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.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University
  • Bachelor (Honours), Victoria University


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Davison, Robert M., Díaz Andrade, Antonio, Bailey, Arlene, Ruhode, Ephias, Walsham, Geoff, van Belle, Jean-Paul, van Biljon, Judy, Wakunuma, Kutoma, Park, Kyung Ryul, Joia, Luiz A., Thomas, Manoj, Frasheri, Neki, Wall, P. J., La Rovere, Renata Lèbre, Masiero, Silvia and Karanasios, Stan (2024). Past Practices, Current Debates and Disputes: Future Engagements and Opportunities Regarding Digital Transformation for Sustainable Development : Working Group 9.4: Implications of Information and Digital Technologies for Development. Current Directions in ICT and Society. (pp. 43-58) Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-50758-8_4

  • Karanasios, Stan, Slavova, Mira and Zorina, Aljona (2023). How do researchers get close to the technology under investigation? Insights, benefits and challenges. Handbook of qualitative research methods for information systems. (pp. 124-147) edited by Robert M. Davison. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781802205398.00013

  • Karanasios, Stan, Senyo, P.K. and Effah, John (2022). Digital transformation of micro-enterprises in Ghana. Build back better with broadband: research stories from the front line. (pp. 27-29) Zurich, Switzerland: International Telecommunications Union.

  • 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, Stan and Slavova, Mira (2018). Understanding the impacts of mobile technology on smallholder agriculture. Digital technologies for agricultural and rural development in the global south. (pp. 111-122) edited by Richard Duncombe. 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) edited by Mark Garrett. Thousand Oaks, CA United States: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781483346526.n276

  • 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 — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor