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, 10. May. 2021   Khodijah, Anna

Excellent evaluation results for the course “Organizational Behavior (Blended-Learning)” in the winter semester 2020/2021

We are happy to announce the excellent feedback we received on the “Organizational Behavior” (“OB”) course held in the 2020/2021 winter semester. The participating students were Bachelor degree students studying Information...
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 Mon, 10. May. 2021   Brandt, Niklas

SITM paper accepted for the 27th American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)

We are thrilled to announce that the paper “Internet of Things in Product Lifecycle Management – A Review on Value Creation through Product Status Data” has been accepted for presentation and publication at the Americas Conference...
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 Wed, 28. Apr. 2021   Jagals, Marvin

SITM paper accepted for the 29th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)

We are thrilled to announce that the paper “Inter-Organizational Data Governance: A Literature Review” has been accepted for presentation and publication at the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2021). The paper was...
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 Mon, 26. Apr. 2021   Karger, Erik

Virtual job fair ConPract will take place on May 5, 2021

On May 5, 2021, the virtual job fair ConPract will take place, organized by the University of Duisburg-Essen. In cooperation with the talentefinder platform, more than 170 open jobs for students during and after their studies...
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 Wed, 21. Apr. 2021   Karger, Erik

Publication of a paper in the new anthology “Neue Algorithmen für praktische Probleme”

We are proud to announce that the article “Manipulierbare KI – Ein unüberwindbares Hindernis für die Sicherheit autonomer Fahrzeuge?“ (Manipulable AI - An insurmountable obstacle to the safety of autonomous vehicles?) was...
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 Thu, 15. Apr. 2021   Bergan, Peder

New Smart City workshop series in the Smart City Duisburg Innovation Center (SCDIC) will be conducted by SITM chair

In cooperation with the SITM chair, the Smart City Duisburg Innovation Center (SCDIC) organizes several workshops on the topic of Smart City. Due to its expertise, the SITM chair plays a central role for the design and conduction...
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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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