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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 Sun, 18. Oct. 2020   Bergan, Peder

Opening of the Smart City Duisburg Innovation Center

The City of Duisburg took an important step on its way to becoming a Smart City when it launched the Innovation Center as a virtual think tank in 2018. Currently called the Smart City Duisburg Innovation Center (SCDIC), its...
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 Fri, 09. Oct. 2020   Khodijah, Anna

Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT-Management requires a student assistant

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management has one student assistant positions vacant. The position includes the following activities:  Support of administrative chair activities  Developing, creating...
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 Mon, 05. Oct. 2020   Karger, Erik

Completed Research Paper accepted at International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2020

We are proud to announce that the paper "Combining Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence – Literature Review and State of the Art" authored by Erik Karger was accepted for publication at the International Conference on...
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 Mon, 07. Sep. 2020   Karger, Erik

Tutor position (m/w/d) 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 2020/21 winter term. In general, the tutor mentor has to support incoming...
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 Wed, 26. Aug. 2020   Schmermbeck, Helge

IS Project (Master) aims to develop a green tips app for mobile devices

The global climate disruption’s effects have become increasingly imminent. Ocean and atmospheric temperatures are constantly increasing, causing glaciers to melt and sea levels to rise. This not only endangers coastal areas, but –...
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 Tue, 14. Jul. 2020   Khodijah, Anna

Excellent evaluation results for the course “Organizational Behavior (Blended-Learning)” in the winter semester 2019/2020

We are happy to announce the excellent feedback we received on the “Organizational Behavior” (“OB”) course held in the 2019/2020 winter semester.  The participating students were Bachelor’s degree students studying Information...
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es/4students - SAP Zertifikate für Studenten

In cooperation with SAP University Alliances, the IIS Chair offers an exclusive SAP online course (TS410) for students. This course teaches the core knowledge of business processes and their integration into SAP S/4HANA.

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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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