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.

Prof. Ahlemann will be released from teaching duties during the summer of 2018 as he will be taking a research sabbatical. From 01.04.2018 to 30.09.2018, Prof. Ahlemann will not accept or supervise any new student projects, seminar papers, and bachelor or master theses. Theses started prior to this date may be completed under the chair’s supervision. The lectures “IT Project Management” (bachelor program) and “Strategic Planning of IS” (master program) will take place as planned.

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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 issues 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, 19. May. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Paper written by students accepted for 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS)

We are proud to announce that the following paper was accepted for presentation and publication at the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS): “How do online bookstores influence the sales of traditional...

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 Tue, 17. May. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Research paper accepted for the International Journal for Project Organization and Management

We are proud to announce that the manuscript "Realising value from projects: A performance-based analysis of determinants of successful realisation of project benefits," authored by Kunal Mohan, Frederik Ahlemann, and Jessica...

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 Fri, 13. May. 2016   Clees, Kevin

"Information Systems Research" and "Academic Writing and Reviewing" evaluated highly

The evaluation of the lecture “Information Systems Research,” which Prof. Frederik Ahlemann presents, as well as the tutorial class “Academic Writing and Reviewing,” which Kevin Clees presented, has been released.

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 Wed, 11. May. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Research paper accepted for the journal "Controlling"

We are proud to announce that the manuscript "Wert schaffen durch IT-Projekte," authored by Florian Hesselmann and Frederik Ahlemann, has been accepted for publication in “Controlling.” This paper proposes practical design...

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 Wed, 27. Apr. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Lecture “IT-Projektmanagement” successfully converted into blended learning

The “IT-Projektmanagement” lecture has been successfully converted from a traditional face-to-face concept into blended learning. The goal of the new blended learning lecture is to advance students’ understanding of how to solve...

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 Tue, 26. Apr. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Study results of the structural anchoring of IS/IT innovation management catches the attention of VOICE

Our recent study results of the structural anchoring of IS/IT innovation management caught attention of VOICE e.V. Originating from our student Dennis Böhl’s master thesis, and subsequently published at the ECIS 2016 conference,...

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Dieses Buch thematisiert den drastischen Wandel, den die Geschäftswelt derzeit unter dem Stichwort Digitalisierung erlebt. Technologische Innovationen üben einen signifikanten Einfluss auf Prozesse, Produkte, Dienstleistungen und Geschäftsmodelle aus.

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