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, 14. Jan. 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 a student tutor position in the international exchange student mentorship program for the 2020 summer term. In general, the tutor mentor has to support incoming...
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 Mon, 13. Jan. 2020   Schmermbeck, Helge

Helge Schmermbeck presents conference paper at the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS)

The paper “Green IS Does Not Just Save Energy – Insights from a Survey on Organizations’ Uses of Sustainable Technologies” by Helge Schmermbeck, Joke Thünnesen, Natalie Voss, and Frederik Ahlemann was presented at the Hawaii...
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 Thu, 28. Nov. 2019   Rehring, Kevin

Paper on evaluating an AR prototype accepted for the 15th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI)

We are thrilled to announce that the paper Evaluating the User Experience of an Augmented Reality Prototype for Enterprise Architecture has been accepted for presentation and publication at the 15th International Conference on...
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 Thu, 28. Nov. 2019   Franz, Ruben

Prof. Ahlemann spoke the 34th ComIn-Talk about “Digital Leadership”

Professor Ahlemann gave one of the two keynotes of the 34th ComIn talk on "Digital Leadership". He linked various theses on digitalization with the challenges facing managers and especially the management level. The audience...
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 Thu, 14. Nov. 2019   Bergan, Peder

Prof. Ahlemann represents SITM chair at Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität

The 12th Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität will take place in Duisburg in June 2020. Scientists and industry representatives are invited to participate in the conference, which focuses on mobility and related matters. This forum...
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 Thu, 07. Nov. 2019   Franz, Ruben

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 smart cities. The position includes the following activities: Providing research support through researching,...
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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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