Bendik Bygstad

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Phone +47-22840109
Mobile phone 97658061
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 23B Ole-Johan Dahls hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1080 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Department for Informatics


I am interested in the relationship between IT og organisations, and my research is on these topics:

  • IT-based innovation of services, both in private and public sectors
  • Infrastructures in the health sector
  • IT Management

My theoretical field is Information Systems, and I am particularly interested in critical realism as a theoretical and methodological lens


Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

The Sout-East Health Regional Authority is partner in the FIGI project


I mostly teach on our Executive Master in IT and Management:

  • ITLED4021 IT Governance
  • ITLED4260 IT Architecture


  • PhD i Computer Science from Aalborg University
  • i Sociologi from University of Oslo
  • 15 years as a practitioner, including a CIO position


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  • Bygstad, Bendik (2015). The Coming of Lightweight IT. Association for Information Systems.  ISBN 978-3-00-050284-2.
  • Bygstad, Bendik & Hanseth, Ole (2015). From IT Silos to Integrated Solutions. A Study in eHealth Complexity. Association for Information Systems.  ISBN 978-3-00-050284-2.  16 s.
  • Fallmyr, Terje; Bygstad, Bendik; Fog, Jørgen; Habib, Laurence; Munkvold, Bjørn Erik; Opdahl, Andreas Lothe & Sindre, Guttorm (red.) (2013). NOKOBIT 2013 : Universitetet i Stavanger 18. - 20. november 2013 : Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi. Akademika forlag.  ISBN 978-82-321-0373-7.  228 s.
  • Fallmyr, Terje; Bygstad, Bendik; Fog, Jørgen; Habib, Laurence Marie Anna; Iden, Jon; Krogstie, John & Munkvold, Bjørn Erik (ed.) (2012). NOKOBIT 2012 :Universitetet i Nordland 19. - 21. november 2012 : Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi. Akademika forlag.  ISBN 978-82-321-0185-6.
  • Fallmyr, Terje; Bygstad, Bendik; Fog, Jørgen; Habib, Laurence Marie Anna; Iden, Jon; Krogstie, John & Matberg, Laila Johansen (2011). Proceedings Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi - NOKOBIT 2011. Tapir Akademisk Forlag.  ISBN 9788251928458.  253 s.
  • Lanestedt, Gjermund & Bygstad, Bendik (2009). IKT-basert innovasjon i offentlig sektor. En håndbok basert på Høykom-programmet 1999-2008. Tapir Akademisk Forlag.  ISBN 9788251924313.  248 s.

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  • Bygstad, Bendik & Lanestedt, Gjermund (2016). Det trengs en IT-politikk for plattformer og økosystemer. ComputerWorld Norge.  ISSN 1501-6595.
  • Gebre-Mariam, Mikael Hailu & Bygstad, Bendik (2016). The organizational ripple effect of IT architecture in healthcare.
  • Øvrelid, Egil & Bygstad, Bendik (2016). Exploring loose coupling in system interaction.
  • Øvrelid, Egil; Bygstad, Bendik & Hanseth, Ole (2016). Exploring the Interplay of Discourse and Infrastructure in e-health programmes.
  • Bygstad, Bendik (2015). Lett IT - tung trend. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Bygstad, Bendik & Hanseth, Ole (2015). Governing eHealth Infrastructures: A Study of Tensions.
  • Geir, Falchenberg & Bygstad, Bendik (2015). Finske Tieto and and tungvekts IT-selskaper bremser nyskaping ved å nekte tilgang til pasientjournalsystemer. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Iden, Jon & Bygstad, Bendik (2015). Vi trenger bedre IT-ledelse. Bergens Tidende.  ISSN 0804-8983.
  • Presthus, Wanda & Bygstad, Bendik (2012). “Design of Nine” for using Business Intelligence in Student Projects .
  • Fallmyr, Terje & Bygstad, Bendik (2011). Enterprise Architecture to Enhance Organizational Agility? An Exploratory Study .
  • Bakke, Sturla & Bygstad, Bendik (2009). Two Emerging Technologies: A Comparative Analysis of Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web.
  • Bygstad, Bendik (2008). Information infrastructures as organization. A critical realist view .
  • Krogstie, Birgit & Bygstad, Bendik (2005). Introducing a Virtual Classroom in a Master Course : Lessons Learned.
  • Bygstad, Bendik (2005). Mutual Adaptation between Technology and Organisation in Iterative IS Developments Projects.
  • Bygstad, Bendik; Nielsen, Peter Axel & Munkvold, Bjørn Erik (2005). Four integration patterns: IS development as stepwise adaptation of technology and organisation.
  • Bygstad, Bendik (2004). Controlling Iterative Software Development Project : The Challenge of Stakeholder and Technical Integration.
  • Bygstad, Bendik (2004). IS Development as the Mutual Adaptation of Technology andBusiness Process.
  • Bygstad, Bendik & Lanestedt, Jon (2003). Infrastructure for ICT-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education : A Generic Architecture.
  • Bygstad, Bendik & Nielsen, Peter Axel (2003). The Meeting of Processes.
  • Fagerstrøm, Asle; Bygstad, Bendik & Østensen, Tore (2003). Adoption of Systems Development Methods and Market Orientation : An Empirical Investigation in Norway.
  • Krogstie, Birgit & Bygstad, Bendik (2002). Technological Drift : a problem or an opportunity? A multiperspective investigation.
  • Bygstad, Bendik (2002). Software Engineering or Organization Development : A longitudinal case study of a difficult CRM implementation in a knowledge based organization.
  • Bygstad, Bendik (2002). Systems development and implementation sees as an emerging actor-network : Some suggestions for graphical notation using UML.

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