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Sirajul Islam

Position: Senior Lecturer School/office: Örebro University School of Business

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Phone: +46 19 303296

Room: N4044

Sirajul Islam

About Sirajul Islam

(On-leave for teaching abroad)

Dr. M. Sirajul Islam is an Associate professor (Docent) in Information Systems at the Informatics Department of Örebro University School of Business, Sweden. Dr. Siraj specializes in teaching and research in the areas of digital transformation, Information Security Management, Fintech, eGovernment, Management Information Systems, ICTs for rural development (ICT4D), Design Science, and Qualitative methods in IS research. These specialties are evident in his more than 40 publications published in reputed international journals, conference proceedings, doctoral theses, and reports. He has over 20 years of experience as a faculty member and researcher in Sweden, Saudi Arabia, France (Erasmus+), the Czech Republic (Erasmus+), UK (Online), Bangladesh, and Rwanda. He teaches and supervises students at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. In 2011, he was awarded the Börje Langefors Best Doctoral Dissertation Award in Sweden by the Swedish Academy of IS. Dr. Siraj served as the Director of the Master's Programme in Information Systems (Information Security Management) during the period 2019-2022 and led a research team called ‘ICT for Crisis Management (ICT4CM)’ within the Centre for Empirical Research on Information Systems (CERIS) at Örebro University, Sweden. During the period 2007-2012, he served as a coordinator for the ‘Inter International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) funded by the Swedish Programme for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER-SIDA). Dr. Siraj is well-experienced in handling projects funded by external agencies, such as the Research School of Management and IT (MIT Uppsala), Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), Swedish Programme for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER), and Strengthening ICTD Research Capacity in Asia (SIRCA, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore). Formerly, he was a founding Coordinator of an international master's program in Information Systems (eGovernment specialization) designed for the University of Rwanda (based on a blended-teaching approach), which was funded by SIDA through the project called "University of Rwanda (UR) -Sweden Programme for Research, Higher Education and Institutional Advancement" (2013-2018). He was involved as a Deputy Team Leader of the 'eGovernment sub-program in this project. Currently, he has been actively involved as an Editor of some reputed journals related to information systems, namely the Electronic Journal of Information Systems (EJISDC), Information Technology for Development (ITD), and Journal of Global Information Technology Management (JGITM) : 

List of courses currently to teach :

PhD supervisions:

  • Khando Khando, Topic: Trends and challenges in the use and management of ‘Cashless payment ecosystem’ in a connected society (ongoing)
  • Solange Mukamurenzi (Rwanda), Topic: E-Government Service Evaluation in Rwanda: A Design Perspective (Completed)
  • Pierre Bakunzibake (Rwanda), Topic: Service Process Re-design for Improved Provision of eServices (Completed)
  • Wairagala Wakabi (Uganda), Topic: eParticipation in authoritarian countries  (Completed)

Research groups


Articles in journals |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Conference papers |  Conference proceedings (editor) |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Articles, reviews/surveys

Conference papers

Conference proceedings (editor)

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries