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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 Wed, 11. Sep. 2019   Bergan, Peder

Paper on smart city governance regimes accepted for the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS)

We are proud to announce that the paper "Towards Designing Effective Governance Regimes for Smart City Initiatives: The Case of the City of Duisburg" has been accepted for presentation and publication at the 53rd Hawaii...
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 Wed, 04. Sep. 2019   Schmermbeck, Helge

SITM chair and WBD offer a shared master thesis on organizational AI usage for environmental protection

Master students, who are about to write their final thesis in the near future may be interested in knowing that the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management, in cooperation with the Wirtschaftsbetriebe Duisburg...
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 Wed, 31. Jul. 2019   Clees, Kevin

Tutor position (m/w/d) vacant at the SITM chair (Soft skills, 3 credits)

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management offers a student tutor position in the international exchange student mentorship program for the 2019/20 winter term. In general, the tutor mentor has to support...
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 Fri, 12. Jul. 2019   Hackemann, Léonie

Prof. Ahlemann will be Session Chair of "Information Systems" at the 12th Science Forum Mobility in 2020

The 12th "Science Forum Mobility," which the Faculty of Engineering will organize, will take place in Duisburg on June 18, 2020. More than 300 renowned participants from science, business and politics are expected to attend at...
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 Wed, 26. Jun. 2019   Khodijah, Anna

Job offer for student assistant position at the SITM chair

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management has one student assistant positions vacant. The position includes the following activities: Support of administrative chair activities Support with project...
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 Tue, 25. Jun. 2019   Schmermbeck, Helge

SITM at the 9th Essen company run

On June 12, 2019, 6 employees of the SITM chair took part in the 9th Essen company run. Over a distance about 5 km all participant were cheered on by many spectators as well as chair employees, who provided extra motivation. All...
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es/4students - SAP Zertifikate für Studenten

In cooperation with SAP University Alliances, the IIS Chair offers an exclusive SAP online course (TS410) for students. This course teaches the core knowledge of business processes and their integration into SAP S/4HANA.

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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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