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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 Mon, 04. Jan. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Prof. Ahlemann will be a member of the Program Committee for DESRIST 2016

Prof. Ahlemann accepted an invitation to act as a member of the program committee for the International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST) in 2016. As a committee member, Prof....

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 Mon, 04. Jan. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Prof. Ahlemann will be a member of the Program Committee for BIS 2016

Prof. Ahlemann accepted an invitation to act as a member of the program committee for the International Conference on Business information Systems (BIS) in 2016. As a part of the committee, Prof. Ahlemann will decide on the...

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 Mon, 21. Dec. 2015   Clees, Kevin

Two IT management guest lectures in January

We are proud to announce two guest lectures to be held by experienced consultants in January:

January 13, 2016 12 pm (c. t.), in room R14 R02 B07 Herr Sven Kreimendahl & Herr Sebastian Obermeier, Campana & Schott...

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 Mon, 14. Dec. 2015   Clees, Kevin

Research paper accepted for the HMD journal

We are proud to announce that the manuscript "Der Wissensarbeitsplatz der Zukunft: Trends, Herausforderungen und Implikationen für das strategische IT-Management" authored by Nils Urbach and Frederik Ahlemann has been accepted for...

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 Mon, 30. Nov. 2015   Hoppe, Gina

Job offer for full-time research assistant position in Information Systems

The Institute of Computer Science and Business Administration seeks a full-time research assistant and offers the possibility to obtain a PhD in Information Systems.

We are open to applications regarding all of our department’s...

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 Fri, 27. Nov. 2015   Hoppe, Gina

Research paper accepted for the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2016

We are proud to announce that the paper " Assessing Identity and Access Management Maturity in Germany’s Financial Sector" authored by Andre Schrimpf (PWC), Andreas Drechsler (SITM), and Konstantinos Dagianis (PWC) was accepted...

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