We have already noted that Bo finished his doctoral thesis in the early 1970s. What happened after that?
According to his blog, he was a professor of information management 1979-1982 and 1987-2003. Inbetween he was also a professor, but unclear of what and for how long.
If we then look at his list of publications we find no publications before 1991, and no publications at all in leading academic journals about informatics or information management!
What we have here is the strange phenomenon of a professor of information management, who during most of his career has not published a single article in a leading academic journal.
It gets worse. He has also practically no publications at all in any academic journals. So, what has this “professor” been doing?
It turns out that Bo Sundgren’s “career” as an “expert” on informatics and information management is a closed-shop, public sector career. He has mainly published himself through his institutional affiliations, especially the Stockholm School of Economics, Statistics Sweden, EU projects and the UN.
What is the credibility of an “expert” and professor of information modelling and information management, who has practically never published himself in an academic journal?
Has anyone ever really peer-reviewed Bo?
We could of course also flipp this around, give Bo the benefit of the doubt, and look for structural explanations. If so,
1. There may be something seriously wrong with the communication between NSO and ISO systems research and that of the rest of the informatic community. If so, why?
2. The NSO metadata circuit may be doing something that is of little or no interest to the rest of the informatics community. If so, why?
– Because it is so special and different?
– Because it does not contain anything special or new?
Which ever way we go with this, it does not look good. Exactly what is wrong with this picture?
Maybe we can find an answer to this question if we take a closer look at the contents of what Bo has published?