Chair of 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.

Prof. Ahlemann will be released from teaching duties during the summer of 2018 as he will be taking a research sabbatical. From 01.04.2018 to 30.09.2018, Prof. Ahlemann will not accept or supervise any new student projects, seminar papers, and bachelor or master theses. Theses started prior to this date may be completed under the chair’s supervision. The lectures “IT Project Management” (bachelor program) and “Strategic Planning of IS” (master program) will take place as planned.

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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 issues 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, 03. Nov. 2017   Hoffmann, David

Call for Theses - Publish your thesis in Junior Management Science

Junior Management Science (JUMS) is a journal dedicated to publishing outstanding bachelor and master theses from the field of business administration.

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 Mon, 09. Oct. 2017   Hoffmann, David

Two SITM projects offered during winter term (AI & augmented reality)

In the upcoming winter term, the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management offers master and bachelor students several IS projects dealing with the development and assessment of an AI-supported software prototype as...

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 Mon, 18. Sep. 2017   Helge Schmermbeck

Vacant master thesis: Improving IT risk management in German SMEs

The recent global malware attacks (Locky, WannaCry, NotPetya, ...) have reinforced the importance of adequate IT risk and IT security management in enterprises across all industries. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are...

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 Wed, 30. Aug. 2017   Hoffmann, David

Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT-Management searches for student assistants

The Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) is looking to hire student assistants for various chair-related activities. The average weekly workload depends on the corresponding activity, but is usually at...

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 Sun, 13. Aug. 2017   Hoffmann, David

Three Job offers for student assistant positions at the SITM chair (application deadline extended)

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

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 Wed, 09. Aug. 2017   Hoffmann, David

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 2017/18 winter term. In general, the tutor mentor has to support incoming...

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