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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 Thu, 01. Sep. 2022   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 2022/23 winter term. In general, the tutor mentor has to support incoming...
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 Fri, 05. Aug. 2022   Karger, Erik

Farewell to several team members

It is with regret that we have to announce that four long-time team members will leave us in August or have already left. Helge Alsdorf, a member of the team for almost five and a half years, will move to Wirtschaftsbetriebe...
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 Wed, 06. Jul. 2022   Karger, Erik

Discussion paper “Quo Vadis Information Systems Research in Times of Digitalization?” by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schütte und Prof. Dr. Frederik Ahlemann published in Business Information Systems Engineering

We are pleased to inform you that the discussion paper “Quo Vadis Information Systems Research in Times of Digitalization?” has been accepted for publication in the journal Business Information Systems Engineering. This paper was...
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 Wed, 29. Jun. 2022   Khodijah, Anna

SITM papers on “The Silver-lining Role of Cultural Diversity in Project Success” and “Ethnographic Study on Cultural Diverse Project Team” were accepted in the EURAM 2022 Conference

We are pleased to inform you that two papers from Anna Y. Khodijah have been accepted in the European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2022 Conference. Her paper "The Silver-lining Role of Cultural Diversity in Project Success"...
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 Wed, 15. Jun. 2022   Karger, Erik

Bachelor, Master, ... and now?

You are about to finish your master's degree, but are still undecided what you want to do next? If research has always fascinated you, then perhaps a PhD is the next logical step. In the near future, the SITM chair will need...
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 Fri, 10. Jun. 2022   Karger, Erik

Kick-off event of the Urban Innovation Forum at the Essen Science Summer

The 4th Essen Science Summer takes place from 01 - 24 June 2022. This year, the theme is "Intelligent City". For this, a wide variety of events are gathered, which deal with the urban issues of the future. The program offers a...
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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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