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, 12. Oct. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Successful book “IT Management in the Digital Age” translated and published in English

The very successful book “IT Management in the Digital Age,” previously only available in German, is now available in English, which makes it more accessible to a broader international audience. The book is authored by Prof. Dr....

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 Wed, 10. Oct. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Outgoing Fair 2018

A growing number of students decide to go abroad to gain unique and international experiences, as well as to round off their academic profile. All interested parties are invited to this year’s Outgoing Fair for assistance to...

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 Sun, 07. Oct. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Prof. Ahlemann visits China as part of a delegation trip

Together with Duisburg's mayor Sören Link, Prof. Ahlemann visited companies with a strong focus on digitization and innovation like Huawei, BYD, EHANG, and WAE in Shenzhen and Wuhan, China. The 19 delegates consisted of...

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 Fri, 05. Oct. 2018   Matthias Werner

SITM project offered during the winter term: Development of a digital transformation survey

In the coming winter term, the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management, in cooperation with a mid-sized IT and management consulting firm, will offer master students an IS project dealing with the impact of...

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 Mon, 01. Oct. 2018   Anna Khodijah

SITM project offered during the winter term: Convergence of Management and IT Consulting Services in the Digital Transformation Age

In the coming winter term, the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management will offer bachelor students an IS project dealing with management and IT consultancies' service offerings in the digital transformation age. ...

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 Fri, 14. Sep. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Two papers accepted for 52nd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS)

We are proud to announce that two papers were accepted for presentation and publication for the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS):

Rehring, K., Greulich, M., Bredenfeld, L. & Ahlemann, F.: Let’s get...

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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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