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, 05. Dec. 2018   Hoffmann, David

WBD and SITM agree to long-term cooperation

Prof. Dr. Frederik Ahlemann’s Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management will cooperate with the municipal company Wirtschaftsbetriebe Duisburg AöR (WBD) from the start of next year. The cooperation’s objective is to...

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 Mon, 03. Dec. 2018   Hoffmann, David

The book “Flexibles Lernen mit digitalen Medien ermöglichen – Strategische Verankerung und Erprobungsfelder guter Praxis an der Universität Duisburg-Essen” receives positive appraisal

The book “Flexibles Lernen mit digitalen Medien ermöglichen – Strategische Verankerung und Erprobungsfelder guter Praxis an der Universität Duisburg-Essen” received two positive reviews from experts in the field of new and...

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 Tue, 27. Nov. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Guest lecture by zeb on IT sourcing on December 6, 2018

We are happy to announce that Mr. Moritz Lederer and Mr. Philipp Bendick from zeb consulting will present a guest lecture on December 6, 2018. The lecture will focus on IT sourcing.

zeb is a strategy and management consulting...

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 Wed, 21. Nov. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Call for papers for “Scientific Forum for Mobility” (Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität)

A call for papers was issued for the 11th Scientific Forum for Mobility (Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität) in 2019. The call goes out to interested researchers and practitioners.

In 2019, the Faculty of Engineering of the University...

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 Tue, 13. Nov. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT-Management searches for student assistant to support IS:link

The Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) is looking to hire a student assistant to support the exchange network IS:link. The average weekly workload is 12 hours (can be expandable). The contract is...

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 Tue, 13. Nov. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Peder Bergan holds Smart City Startup Workshop at WestVisions event

Representing the SITM chair and the Smart City Duisburg program, Peder Bergan held a Smart City Start-up workshop at the WestVisions event in Duisburg.


WestVisions is the premier event for the digital community in the west. It...

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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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