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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 Tue, 30. Aug. 2016   Ahlemann, Frederik

New journal offers students the possibility to publish their theses

Junior Management Science (JUMS; is a journal dedicated to publishing outstanding bachelor and master theses from the field of business administration, economics and information systems. The journal has...

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 Tue, 30. Aug. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Prof. Ahlemann to be an associate editor of the WI 2017

Prof. Ahlemann accepted an invitation to act as an associate editor of the International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) in 2017. As an associate editor, Prof. Ahlemann will be responsible for the review quality of a...

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 Tue, 09. Aug. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Job offer for student assistant position at the SITM chair

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management has a student assistant position vacant. The student assistant supports research projects and educational tasks at the chair. You can choose to work from between 9 to 19...

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 Mon, 08. Aug. 2016   Clees, Kevin

New research assistant: Anna Y. Khodijah

We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Anna Y. Khodijah as the new Research Assistant at our chair. Anna has more than 16 years experience in the IT industry. She has especially strong Project Management/Portfolio Management and...

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 Mon, 08. Aug. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Tutor positions vacant at the SITM chair (soft skills, 3 credits)

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management offers student tutor positions in the international exchange student mentorship program for the 2016/17 winter term. In general, the tutor mentor has to support incoming...

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 Fri, 29. Jul. 2016   Hoffmann, David

Lecture “IT-Projektmanagement” evaluated highly

The evaluation of the lecture IT-Projektmanagement, which Prof. Frederik Ahlemann and David Hoffman presented has been released.

In summary, the participants rated the lecture highly. It received a total grade of 1.95 out of 5...

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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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