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, 29. Nov. 2023   Korn, Falco

Erik Karger successfully passed his dissertation disputation

We are thrilled to share that Erik Karger has triumphantly completed the disputation of his dissertation, titled “Essays on Blockchain Applications and Data Management” on September 21st, 2023. Mr. Karger dedicated his research...
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 Wed, 29. Nov. 2023   Korn, Falco

Marvin Jagals successfully passed his dissertation disputation

We are delighted to announce that on September 12th, 2023, Marvin Jagals successfully passed the disputation of his dissertation titled “Essays on Enhancing Inter-organizational Data Governance". Mr. Jagals' primary interest...
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 Fri, 24. Nov. 2023   Korn, Falco

Prof. Ahlemann is now on YouTube

We are glad to announce that Professor Ahlemann launched his new YouTube channel that deals with questions and topics regarding personal productivity. The channel will cover, among others, content about the following topics: ...
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 Mon, 20. Nov. 2023   Korn, Falco

Call for Papers: 16th Science Forum Mobility on June 13th, 2024

Every year since 2009, the Science Forum on Mobility at the University of Duisburg-Essen has offered an opportunity for intensive discussion of research work on mobility, which continues to develop dynamically and addresses a wide...
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 Thu, 28. Sep. 2023   Schkolski, Alexandar

Information meeting for students regarding new faculty of computer science

Dear students, we would like to inform you that on Thursday, Oct. 12, two information sessions will be held for students on the new establishment of the Faculty of Computer Science. Here are the exact times and rooms: -...

 Mon, 25. Sep. 2023   Bree, Tim

First IT-Management lecture in WS23/24

Dear students, we would like to inform you that the first IT-Management lecture will be held on Thursday, 12.10.2023 in room  R14 R02 B07. There will be no lecture on Wednesday, 11.10.2023. If you have any questions, please...
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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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