Christine Grosse

Filosofie Doktor |Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • Professional title: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Academic title: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Department: Department of Information Systems and Technology (IST)
  • Telephone: 010-142 80 09
  • Email:
  • Room number: L510
  • Research centers: Risk and Crisis Research Centre
  • Subjects: Computer Science, Industrial Engineering and Management, Informatics


PhD Computer and Systems Sciences / Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden
MSc Information Security / Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
BSc Business Informatics / FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany

Area of interest

My general interest is in information systems and management, particularly in organisational business and governance issues, such as business analysis, process modelling and development, leadership and decision-making. I have also a strong interest in interactions between individuals and other parts of complex systems from an information security perspective. Of particular interest for me is how critical infrastructure protection and crisis management can be understood from a system perspective.

Current research

My doctoral dissertation is about systemic governance of the complex system that relate to critical infrastructure protection in society. The Swedish crisis managment system in general and the planning for protecting critical infrastructure against power shortages, called Styrel, serve as implemented examples for analysis and synthesis.

During 2019, supported by colleagues from the RCR, I completed a pilot study that has addressed the role of regional airports as critical infrastructure from national, regional and local perspectives. This project was financed by the municipalities of Sundsvall and Timrå in collaboration with the Mid Sweden University. (

Between 2015 and 2018, together with colleagues from the RCR, I completed a study on challenges for governance in a complex response planning process that is dedicated to critical infrastructure protection, called STYREL. The interdisciplinary research project was funded by the Swedish Energy Agency (

In spring 2018, together with colleagues from the RCR, I completed a study funded by MSB (the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency), where risk communication in eight different EU countries' was studied and compared.

Teaching and tutoring

Courses and supervising

Other information

Forum for digitalisation (FODI)


Articles in journals

Große, C. & Olausson, P. M. (2019). Blind spots in interaction between actors in Swedish planning for critical infrastructure protection. Safety Science, vol. 118, pp. 424-434.  

Petridou, E. , Danielsson, E. , Olofsson, A. , Lundgren, M. & Große, C. (2019). If Crisis or War Comes : A Study of Risk Communication of Eight European Union Member States. Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research, vol. 2: 2, pp. 207-232.    

Große, C. (2019). Sources of Uncertainty in Swedish Emergency-Response Planning. Journal of Risk Research, vol. 22: 6, pp. 758-772.    

Chapters in books

Große, C. , Nyman, M. & Sundberg, L. (2020). Information Technology Consulting Firms’ Readiness for Managing Information Security Incidents. In Information Systems Security and Privacy. Springer Publishing Company (Communications in Computer and Information Science). pp. 48-73.  

Große, C. , Olausson, P. M. & Svensson, B. (2019). Den regionala flygplatsens roll i samhället - Perspektiv från en förstudie kring Sundsvall-Timrå flygplats. In Festskrift till Björn Fjæstad: Utvecklingen av en forskningsmiljö : Ett verksamhetsnära engagemang på distans. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University. pp. 49-67.

Große, C. (2017). Hans Carl von Carlowitz’ arv - hållbarhet : I Carlowitz' spår i det historiska och moderna Tyskland. In Hållbarhetens många ansikten : samtal, forskning och fantasier. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University (Genusstudier vid Mittuniversitetet). pp. 110-116.  

Conference papers

Ekström, L. & Große, C. (2020). Choice of Airport in Extinguishing Wildfires : Model and Cases. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES).. pp. 364--371.    

Åkerlund, A. & Große, C. (2020). Integration of Data Envelopment Analysis in Business Process Models : A novel approach to measure information security. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy (ICISSP).. pp. 281--288.    

Große, C. & Olausson, P. M. (2020). The Economic Effects of Regional Airports on Societal Resilience : A Swedish Case. In Proceedings of the 30th European Safety and Reliability Conference and the 15th Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference.. pp. 2423--2430.  

Große, C. (2019). Airports as Critical Infrastructure : The Role of the Transportation-by-Air System for Regional Development and Crisis Management. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM).. pp. 440--444.  

Nyman, M. & Große, C. (2019). Are You Ready When It Counts? : IT Consulting Firm’s Information Security Incident Management. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy (ICISSP).. pp. 26--37.  

Große, C. , Olausson, P. M. & Wallman Lundåsen, S. (2019). Blackout Ahead : Methodological Concerns in Studies of Critical Infrastructure Protection. In Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference(ESREL). Singapore : . pp. 1715--1723.  

Große, C. , Olausson, P. M. & Wallman Lundåsen, S. (2018). Blackout ahead : Methodological Concerns in Studies of National Crisis Management. Paper presented at the Society of Risk Analysis - Nordic Chapter, Stavanger, 8-9 November, 2018

Olausson, P. M. & Große, C. (2018). Multi-Level Planning Systems for Critical Infrastructure Protection: : Planning for Power Shortage in Germany, Sweden and USA. Paper presented at the Mid-Western Political Science Association 76th annual conference, Chicago, April 5–8, 2018

Große, C. & Olausson, P. M. (2018). Swedish Multi-Level Planning System for Critical Infrastructure Protection : The Regional Core. In Safety and Reliability : Safe Societies in a Changing World. Boca Raton, FL : . pp. 1893--1901.    

Große, C. (2018). The systemic implications of emergent strategic objectives in complex planning situations. In ICORES 2018 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems.. pp. 287--296.  

Große, C. (2017). Applying Systems Thinking onto Emergency Response Planning : Using Soft Systems Methodology to Structure a National Act in Sweden. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems, Porto, Portugal, February 23-25, 2017.. pp. 288--297.      

Große, C. , Olausson, P. M. , Danielsson, E. , Larsson, A. , Wallman Lundåsen, S. , Björkqvist, O. & Nyhlén, J. (2017). Collaboration and Decision-making in Response Planning for Power Shortages : The Swedish Policy. Paper presented at the ISSRM

Große, C. (2017). Research in Complex Planning Situations : Dimensions and Challenges From Swedish Response Planning. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management Studies. Reading, UK : . pp. 432--440.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Große, C. (2020). Towards Systemic Governance of Critical Infrastructure Protection : State and Relevance of a Swedish Case. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2020 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 325)  

Licentiate theses, comprehensive summaries

Große, C. (2018). Strategic Objectives in Complex Planning Environments : Insights from a Swedish Case for Critical Infrastructure Protection. Lic. (Comprehensive summary) Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2018 (Mid Sweden University licentiate thesis : 136)  


Danielsson, E. , Petridou, E. , Lundgren, M. , Olofsson, A. , Große, C. & Röslmaier, M. (2020). Risk Communication : A Comparative Study of Eight EU Countries. MSB  

Große, C. , Hahne, M. , Olausson, P. M. & Svensson, B. (2019). Regionala flygplatser : En förstudie kring betydelsen av regionala flygplatser för samhället. (RCR Serie ).  

Olausson, P. M. , Björkqvist, O. , Danielsson, E. , Große, C. , Larsson, A. , Nyhlén, J. & Wallman Lundåsen, S. (2018). Från myndighet till medborgare och tillbaka: En studie av samverkan och kommunikation inomramen för STYREL. Eskilstuna : Energimyndigheten