Information Systems and Strategic IT Management

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) conducts research on the strategic IT/IS management domain. Currently, our focus is on:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) from a strategic and managerial view
  • AI-Supported Organizational Decision-Making
  • Augmented Reality for Enterprise Architecture Management (AR EAM)
  • Benefits Management and Value of IT (BM)
  • Digital Strategy & Digital Transformation Management (DT)
  • Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM)
  • Green IT and Green IS
  • IT Demand Management (ITDM)
  • IT/Digital Innovation Management (ITIM)
  • Project Management (PM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM)
  • Smart City (SC)

In our research, we approach these domains from two directions: Following the design science paradigm, we develop and evaluate artifacts (e.g., process models, methods, tools) for strategic IT/IS management. In parallel, we conduct behavioral research to gain an understanding of the conditions under which these (and other) artifacts are accepted, adopted, and proven successful. We ensure that our research results have a practical and sustainable benefit by cooperating with leading enterprises and institutions.

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Our teaching program grounds students in the areas of information systems for career preparation across a broad spectrum of industries.

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We are engaging in information systems research on today’s business issues. We address a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary topics at the intersection of technology, social sciences, and business.

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We enable organizations to boost digital leadership capacity, build digital resources, and improve transformational performance through a range of organizational development programs, evidence-based coaching, and executive education services.

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 Mon, 16. May. 2022   Khodijah, Anna

SITM paper was accepted in the Academy of Management Discovery (AMD) Paper Development Workshop (PDW) in Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands on Thursday, 12 May 2022

We are happy to announce that Anna Khodijah’s “An Ethnographic Study on Cultural Diverse Project Team” paper was accepted in the Academy of Management Discovery (AMD) Paper Development Workshop (PDW), which was held in Vrije...
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 Mon, 09. May. 2022   Karger, Erik

SITM paper “Managing In‑Company IT Standardization: A Design Theory” is published in the Information Systems Frontiers journal

We are pleased to announce that the publication “Managing In‑Company IT Standardization: A Design Theory” written by Frederik Ahlemann, Sven Dittes, Tim Fillbrunn, Kevin Rehring, Stefan Reining and Nils Urbach has been published...
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 Mon, 02. May. 2022   Karger, Erik

Registration for the 14th Science Forum Mobility on 23 June is now possible

A registration for the Science Forum Mobility, which will take place on June 23 in Duisburg, is now possible. The event is scheduled to take place in presence at the CityPalais in Duisburg. Scientists and industry...
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 Mon, 11. Apr. 2022   Karger, Erik

Phasing out of Business & IT Consulting

The Business & IT Consulting module will take place for the last time in the summer semester 2022. Interested students who would like to participate in the Business & IT Consulting module can still contact Erik Karger by e-mail...
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 Mon, 04. Apr. 2022   Alsdorf, Helge

SITM paper on “Nudging Pro-Environmental Behavior” accepted for journal publication in Sustainability Special Issue

We are thrilled to announce that the paper “Nudging Pro-Environmental Behavior - The influence of decision-making styles on the effectiveness of digital nudges” has been accepted for publication in the journal Sustainability. The...
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 Thu, 31. Mar. 2022   Schütz, Sabrina

Job offer for research aide position at the SITM chair

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management is searching for a research aide accompanying in the operation and further development of a co-creation lab for start-up teams, often in close cooperation with...
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We Learn in Bits - Online SAP Kurse für Studierende

In cooperation with SAP University Alliances, the IIS Chair offers SAP online course for students. After successfully completing the course, you will receive a certificate of participation from the University of Duisburg-Essen and, by passing the official SAP exam, an official certificate from SAP.

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Zentrum für Gründungen und Innopreneurship der Universität Duisburg-Essen – GUIDE

It is part of the scientific process to always develop new hypotheses and ideas - many of these visions can be the basis for innovative business models. In order to successfully follow this path from idea to start-up, the Center for Start-ups and Innopreneurship at the University of Duisburg-Essen (GUIDE) under the umbrella of the Science Support Center is the central point of contact for start-ups from studies and science.

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Highly motivated students have the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge and creative ideas into practice at the student consulting firm act eV. In project teamthe consultants develop customized solutions for clients.

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