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, 11. Jan. 2022   Jagals, Marvin

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 accompanying in the operation and further development of a co-creation lab for start-up teams, often in close cooperation with...
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 Mon, 10. Jan. 2022   Bergan, Peder

Job offer for student assistant or research aide position at the SITM chair

The Ruhr Campus Academy has one student assistant or research aide position vacant. The position includes the following activities: Support for teaching through the (further) development, creation and maintenance of teaching...
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 Tue, 21. Dec. 2021   Khodijah, Anna

Guest lecture by Prof. Kunihiro Ohta on “The Transformation of Graduate School: The University of Tokyo Experience”

On December 8, 2021, Prof Kunihiro Ohta, Executive Director and Vice President of the University of Tokyo, held a lecture on the topic “The Transformation of Graduate School: The University of Tokyo Experience”. Prof. Ohta has...
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 Fri, 26. Nov. 2021   Jagals, Marvin

SITM paper nominated for Best Theory Development Paper Award of ICIS 2021

We are proud to announce that the paper "Enhancing Inter-Organizational Data Governance via Blockchain – Shaping Scopes and Research Avenues" authored by Marvin Jagals, Erik Karger, Frederik Ahlemann, and Tim Brée has been...
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 Tue, 23. Nov. 2021   Karger, Erik

Prof. Ahlemann represents SITM chair at Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität 2022

The 14th Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität will take place in Duisburg in June 2022. Scientists and industry representatives are invited to participate in the conference, which focuses on mobility and related topics. This forum...
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 Thu, 04. Nov. 2021   Karger, Erik

Paper “Data Preprocessing as a Service – Outsourcing der Datenvorverarbeitung für KI-Modelle mithilfe einer digitalen Plattform” is published in the journal Informatik Spektrum

We are pleased to announce that the publication “Data Preprocessing as a Service – Outsourcing der Datenvorverarbeitung für KI-Modelle mithilfe einer digitalen Plattform” written by Erik Karger and Marko Kureljusic has been...
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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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