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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 Fri, 27. Nov. 2015   Hoppe, Gina

The track proposal “IT Consulting as a Change Agent” has been accepted for AMCIS 2016

Dr. Andreas Drechsler is one of the chairs of the mini-track “IT Consulting as a Change Agent” for AMCIS 2016. As in the previous year, the track aims at providing a forum for conceptual, empirical, and design-oriented advances in...

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 Mon, 28. Sep. 2015   Hoppe, Gina

Prof. Ahlemann will give an invited keynote speech at the FedCSIS conference on enterprise architecture management

On September 11, 2016, Prof. Ahlemann will give a keynote speech on “How enterprise architecture management improves IS capabilities - Results from a multiple case study” at the FedCSIS conference in Gdansk, Poland.

The FedCSIS...

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 Mon, 28. Sep. 2015   Hoppe, Gina

ECIS 2016 track chaired by Dr. Mohan

Dr. Kunal Mohan will serve as the chair of the “Methods, Tools, and Human Factors in IS/IT Management” track at ECIS 2016 to be held in Istanbul. The track aims at providing a forum for conceptual, empirical, and design-oriented...

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 Sat, 26. Sep. 2015   Hoppe, Gina

The SITM chair offers two new master theses on project risk management and audit practices

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management is looking for master’s students planning to write their final thesis on the field of IT management in the near future. We offer topics of growing interest to most IT...

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 Sat, 26. Sep. 2015   Hoppe, Gina

The SITM chair will participate in ZIM cooperation network

Along with other universities and small to medium-sized enterprises, the SITM chair will participate in the ZIM (Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand) cooperation network whose proposal was successfully submitted to the GFFT...

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 Sat, 26. Sep. 2015   Hoppe, Gina

Paper accepted at 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

We are proud to announce that the following paper was accepted for presentation and publication at the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS):

Andreas Drechsler, Alan R. Hevner, T. Grandon Gill: “Beyond...

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