Information Systems and Strategic IT Management

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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 Di, 11. Jun. 2024   Schkolski, Alexandar

Guest lecture by Dr. Andreas Drechsler on “A Framework for Analysing the Consideration of Boundary Conditions in the IS Literature” on June 27th, 2024

We are happy to announce that Dr. Andreas Drechsler from Wellington's School of Information Management will give a guest lecture on June 27th, 2024. The lecture will be on the topic “A Framework for Analysing the Consideration of...

 Mi, 20. Mär. 2024   Schkolski, Alexandar

Student project in the area of personal productivity offered by the SITM Chair in SS24

For bachelor and master students who wish to complete a study project, the SITM Chair offers one in the area of Personal Productivity. For more information, please see the attached project description. Please note the...

 Mo, 26. Feb. 2024   Korn, Falco

Prof. Ahlemann to be an associate editor of the ICIS 2024

Prof. Ahlemann will act as an associate editor of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2024. Prof. Ahlemann will be an associate editor on a specific track dealing with IoT, Smart Cities, Services, and...

 Di, 06. Feb. 2024   Korn, Falco

New radio report on risks of social media for young people with Deutschlandfunk

We are pleased to share Prof. Frederik Ahlemann's recent opportunity to share scientific perspectives on the dangers and safety in social media at the renowned radio station Deutschlandfunk. The radio segment aired live today, on...

 Fr, 26. Jan. 2024   Korn, Falco

Call for Papers: 16th Science Forum Mobility on June 13th 2024

Every year since 2009, the Science Forum on Mobility at the University of Duisburg-Essen has offered an opportunity for intensive discussion of research work on mobility, which continues to develop dynamically and addresses a wide...

 Mo, 22. Jan. 2024   Karger, Erik

New SITM paper accepted at the Schmalenbach Journal of Business Research

We are pleased to announce that the publication “Making Sense of Projects - Developing Project Portfolio Management Capabilities” written by Frederik Ahlemann, Peder Bergan, Erik Karger, Malte Greulich and Stefan Reining has...


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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