• Research foci

    • Business Process Management
    • E-Government
    • Information Modelling
    • Retail Information Systems
    • Hybrid Value Creation
  • Education

    Habilitation and venia legendi in Business Administration at Saarland University
    Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. oec.) at Saarland University
    University degree in Business Administration (Diplom) at Saarland University
    08/1980- 06/1981
    Studies in Business Administration and Economics at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    09/1977- 03/1982
    Studies of management at the Saarland University
  • Positions

    since 01/2016
    Spokesman WWU Center of Europe
    10/2008- 09/2016
    Vice-Rector for strategic planning and quality assurance of University of Münster
    since 10/2004
    Academic Director of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS)
    since 2002
    Visiting Professor at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA, University of Tartu, Estonia, Vienna Business School, Austria, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, Business School Turku, Finland, Voronezh State University, Russland, Stanford University, USA
    since 10/1994
    Managing Director of the Institute for Information Systems at University of Münster
    since 04/1990
    Full Professor for Information Systems and Information Management at University of Münster
    01/1987- 03/1990
    Head of the CIM-Technologie-Transfer Center at Saarland University
    01/1987- 12/1987
    Consultant at IDS Gesellschaft für Integrierte Datenverarbeitungssysteme GmbH
    04/1982- 03/1990
    Research Assistant at the Institute for Information Systems (IWi) at Saarland University (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer)
  • External functions

    since 2015
    Member of the Platform "Digital Administration and Public IT" of the national German Digital Summit
    2014- 2017
    Member of the Board "Digitale Wirtschaft NRW"
    since 2013
    Appointment as Fellow of the Society for Computer Sciences (GI)
    since 2012
    Member of the National E-Government Competence Center (NEGZ) e.V., since 2017 Member of the Board and Speaker of the Commission for Research and Projects
    since 01/2009
    Department Editor of the Journal "Business and Information Systems Engineering" for the department process management
    since 10/2008
    Member of the IV Steering Committee of WWU Münster University
    since 01/2007
    Mitglied der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
    12/2006- 12/2012
    Scientific Member of the Commission on IT Infrastructure of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
    since 01/2003
    Editor-in-Chief of the Journal "Information Systems and e-Business Management (ISeB)"
    2001- 2012
    Editor of the Business Process Management Journal
    04/2001- 12/2003
    Spokesman of the Special Interest Group "Business Informatics" within the German Society for Informatics (GI), Member of the steering committee of the GI
    04/1999- 03/2001
    Spokesman of the Scientific Community Information Systems (WKWI) of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
    01/1997- 12/2008
    Editor of the Journal "Wirtschaftsinformatik"
    10/1994- 10/1995
    Dekan der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    since 1992
    Editor of the Journal "Information & Management"
    since 1992
    Member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS)
    since 1990
    Member of the German Society for Informatics (GI)
    since 1987
    Member of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
  • Appointments

    Call to Saarland University and DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), declined
    Call to WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, declined