• Research focuses

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

    Editor-in-Chief of the Journal "Information Systems and e-Business Management (ISeB)"
    Editor of the Journal "Information & Management"
    Editor of the Business Process Management Journal
    Editor of the Journal "Wirtschaftsinformatik"
    Member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS)
    Member of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
    Member of the German Society for Informatics (GI)
    Editor of the Journal "Business and Information Systems Engineering"
    since 2015
    Member of the Platform "Digital Administration and Public IT" of the national German IT Summit
    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)
    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)
    1994- 1995
    Dekan der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • Appointments

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