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, 15. Sep. 2021   Karger, Erik

Ideas Competition of the Center for Start-ups and Innopreneurship at the University of Duisburg-Essen

The Center for Start-ups and Innopreneurship (GUIDE) invites all members of the University of Duisburg-Essen and the University Hospital Essen to participate in the GUIDE Ideas Competition 2021. This year, innovative and...
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 Wed, 15. Sep. 2021   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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 Mon, 13. Sep. 2021   Bergan, Peder

SITM paper accepted for the International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective (EGOVIS 2021)

We are thrilled to announce that the paper “Toward Smart City Architecture Principles: A Cornerstone in the Case of Smart City Duisburg” has been accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Electronic Government...
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 Tue, 31. Aug. 2021   Karger, Erik

Job offer for research aide position at the SITM chair

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management is searching for a research aide in the field of accompanying an executive of a regional utility company in the design and implementation of a digital innovation and...
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 Thu, 19. Aug. 2021   Alsdorf, Helge

Vacant master thesis seeks to investigate how agile forms of work can be introduced in a municipal enterprise

Modern forms of work seem fundamentally different to traditional structures. While the later feature strict hierarchies with highly bureaucratic processes and pre-defined areas of responsibility, modern forms often rely on small,...
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 Tue, 27. Jul. 2021   Karger, Erik

Prof. Dr. Frederik Ahlemann and Erik Karger present study results at Future IT Talk

Prof. Dr. Frederik Ahlemann and Erik Karger from the SITM chair participated in the webinar Future IT Talk on 21.07.2021. Together with experts from Campana & Schott, the first findings of the Future IT Report 2021 were presented...
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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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