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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 Fri, 19. Apr. 2019   Schmermbeck, Helge

SITM chair offers a master thesis on Green IT/IS

Master students, who are about to write their final thesis in the near future may be interested to know that the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management offers a thesis on Green IT/IS. The aim is to further...

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 Thu, 11. Apr. 2019   Rehring, Kevin

Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT-Management searches for student assistant

The Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) is looking to hire a student assistant for various chair-related activities. The average weekly workload depends on the corresponding activity, but is usually 9...

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 Wed, 10. Apr. 2019   Bergan, Peder

SITM offers IS project on smart city governance to summer term students

This summer term, the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management will offer master students an IS project about the organizational governance of smart city initiatives.

The project's goal is to develop a taxonomy...

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 Tue, 02. Apr. 2019   Khodijah, Anna

Guest lecture by Prof. Haiqi Feng on “Mobile Commerce and its Adoption in China

On February 19, 2019, Prof. Haiqi Feng, who is currently doing research as a guest scientist at the University of Duisburg-Essen, held a lecture on the topic “Mobile Commerce and its Adoption in China.” Prof. Feng has been a...

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 Mon, 25. Mar. 2019   Werner, Matthias

New course “Business & IT Consulting” offered in SS19

During the coming summer term, we will again offer an insightful course “Business & IT Consulting.” If you have always been looking for theoretical and practical experiences in the exciting and diverse management consultancy...

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 Mon, 25. Mar. 2019   Rehring, Kevin

Florian Hesselmann successfully passed his dissertation disputation

On March 7, 2019 Florian Hesselmann successfully passed his disputation on his thesis “Successful Benefits Realization in IS/IT Projects.” His first and second supervisors, Prof. Ahlemann and Prof. Smolnik, as well as another...

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This book examines the massive changes currently taking place in the business world and commonly known as “digitalization”. In addition, it describes the significant impacts of technological innovations on processes, products, services, and business models. Further, the book offers IT leaders and managers responsible for corporate IT, as well as practice-oriented researchers, valuable inspiration and guidance, the central mission of which is to encourage and enable IT to take a more proactive role in the digital transformation processes.

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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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