During lecture time, we have our Lunchtime Seminar each Tuesday from 12.15-12.45. During this seminars, researchers of the Department or invited guest provide us with insights into their research.

Datesort ascending Title Abstract
08.11.2016 Lunchtime Seminar - Professor Joan Rodón Mòdol

Research on the evolutionary dynamics of mobile ecosystems, web browser ecosystems, social networking systems, enterprise software ecosystems, and national eHealth infrastructures is increasingly gaining the attention of the literature on information systems. Unlike administrative enterprise systems and individual applications, these large-scale infrastructures exhibit unbounded (or open-ended) evolution.

25.10.2016 Lunchtime Seminar - DIPL.-VW. Sophie Wohlhage (University of Münster)

Since April 2011, the School of Business and Economics is AACSB accredited. The worldwide acknowledged accreditation seal confirms the school regularly undergoes a comprehensive review of a school’s mission, strategy plan, and assuring of learning processes. The underlying accreditation concept of formative evaluation assumes a high level of alignment of goals and worldviews between the school and the accreditation network in order to be productive, helpful and constructive for the development of the school on the one hand, and a critical reflection of its standards and the development of higher management education for the accreditation network on the other. This alignment is precarious for both: if the advice is not perceived as helpful and meaningful, e.g. if is deemed irrelevant or beyond the scope of the school, it might undermine the credibility of the accreditation agency. If – on the other hand – it is perceived as too lenient and not ambitious enough, it might undermine the reputation of the accreditation network. Alignment is assumed to be a hard won achievement and the result of a dynamic and interrelated process between AACSB and the member school.

18.10.2016 Lunchtime Seminar - Prof. Donncha Kavanagh (University College Dublin)

Bitcoin—and cryptocurrencies more generally—is an important and distinctive digital infrastructure that warrants substantive study by students of information systems.  In this seminar, the Bitcoin system will be briefly described and the particular methodological challenges involved in studying the phenomenon are also discussed.

12.07.2016 Lunchtime Seminar - Prof. Mark Haselkorn (University of Washington/Seattle)

What is state-of-the-art technology innovation?  Why does so much depend on the evolving relationship between human-centered designers and software developers?  How is this evolving relationship changing our basic notions of technology design, particularly the design of complex systems?  What about the equally critical roles of other key stakeholders such as end users, project sponsors, and technology administrators—how do they fit into the equation?  How will the roles and skills of technology designers change in response to new concepts and processes for achieving successful innovation?  Professor Haselkorn will share stories from current research and help us understand the complex, evolving nature of Human Centered Design & Engineering in the huge collaborative space called technology innovation.

05.07.2016 Lunchtime Seminar - Tanja Merfeld (Universität Münster)

Electric vehicles have received significant attention as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional vehicles with combustion engines. In order to achieve the goal of one million electric cars on the road by 2020, the German federal government recently announced a buyer’s premium of €4000. However, most customers will make their buying decisions for electric cars depending on the long term financial benefits of e-car ownership. E-vehicle services are a potential source of financial benefits of e-car ownership. In this talk we first present a classification of e-vehicle service potentials. We then illustrate by a case study with one household and one electric vehicle that the financial benefits realized with e-vehicle services crucially depend on the decision rules applied for operating the vehicle.