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, 09. May. 2023   Khodijah, Anna

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 2023/24 winter term. In general, the tutor mentor has to support incoming...
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 Tue, 18. Apr. 2023   Bree, Tim

Vacant master thesis seeks to investigate and assess how municipal enterprises’ innovation culture influences the effectiveness of digital innovation activity

Against the backdrop of climate change and digitalization, cities all over the world are facing the need for a radical transformation towards “smartness” (Gimpel et al., 2021). To meet the increasing amount of customer...
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 Thu, 23. Mar. 2023   Schkolski, Alexandar

One student project offered by the SITM chair in SS23

For bachelor and master students, who want to carry out a study project, the SITM Chair offers one study project in the summer semester. Further information can be found in the project description. Interested students are...
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 Thu, 16. Feb. 2023   Schkolski, Alexandar

Excellent evaluation results for the course tutorial of “Information Systems Research” in the winter semester of 2022/2023

We are happy to announce the excellent feedback we received on the “Information Systems Research” course held in the 2022/2023 winter semester. The course "Information Systems Research" is designed to provide students with an...
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 Fri, 03. Feb. 2023   Schütz, Sabrina

Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT-Management requires a research aide

The Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT-Management has two vacancies for research aides (with completed B.Sc. or equivalent) in the GUIDE Co-Creation Lab – Digital in Duisburg. The Co-Creation Lab – Digital is located...
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 Thu, 12. Jan. 2023   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 and...
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We Learn in Bits - Online SAP Kurse für Studierende

In cooperation with SAP University Alliances, the IIS Chair offers SAP online course for students. After successfully completing the course, you will receive a certificate of participation from the University of Duisburg-Essen and, by passing the official SAP exam, an official certificate from SAP.

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Zentrum für Gründungen und Innopreneurship der Universität Duisburg-Essen – GUIDE

It is part of the scientific process to always develop new hypotheses and ideas - many of these visions can be the basis for innovative business models. In order to successfully follow this path from idea to start-up, the Center for Start-ups and Innopreneurship at the University of Duisburg-Essen (GUIDE) under the umbrella of the Science Support Center is the central point of contact for start-ups from studies and science.

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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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