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, 22. Feb. 2019   Hoffmann, David

Successful IS-Project workshop with Campana & Schott on the creation of a digital transformation survey

The chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management offered a project seminar aimed at investigating the impact of the digital transformation on companies. On February 4, 2019, during the course of this seminar, Prof....

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 Fri, 15. Feb. 2019   Hoffmann, David

Guest lecture: Mobile Commerce and its Adoption in China on Tuesday 19.02.2019

Prof. Dr. Haiqi Feng, of School of Information of the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing China, will give a lecture on ”Mobile Commerce and its Adoption in China”. Prof. Feng’s research interests include IS...

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 Thu, 07. Feb. 2019   Hoffmann, David

Job offer for full-time research assistant position at the SITM chair

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT-Management (SITM) seeks a full-time research assistant and offers the possibility of obtaining a PhD in Information Systems.

Duties will include teaching, administration, as well...

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 Wed, 30. Jan. 2019   Hoffmann, David

SITM papers presented by Kevin Rehring and Helge Schmermbeck at the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS) 2019

The paper “Let’s get in touch – Decision-making about Enterprise Architecture using 3D Visualization in Augmented Reality” by Kevin Rehring, Malte Greulich, and Laurenz Bredenfeld and “On making a difference: Towards an...

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 Thu, 10. Jan. 2019   Hoffmann, David

Article published in Business & Information Systems Engineering Journal

We are proud to announce that Prof. Ahlemann contributed a discussion to the article “The Impact of Digitalization on the IT Department”, which was published in the Business & Information Systems Engineering Journal (BISE).


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 Mon, 17. Dec. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Paper accepted for publication in the Information & Management journal

We are proud to announce that the paper “Understanding the Success of Strategic IT Benchmarking - Exploring the Role of the Individual Level” by Dr. Katharina Ebner (University of Hagen), Prof. Dr. Benjamin Müller (University of...

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Recent publication

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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