• Research focuses

    • Evolution and diffusion of information infrastructures, e.g. in health care
    • Strategic dimensions of IOS and intercompany organizational forms
    • Strategic potential of Electronic Commerce
    • Development of Interorganisational Systems (IOS) and electronic markets
  • Education

    1995
    Habilitation and venia legendi in Business Administration at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    1994
    Habilitation fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
    1987
    Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol.) in Business Administration at University of Cologne
    1983
    University degree in Business Administration (Diplom) at University of Cologne
    1978- 1983
    Studies in Business Administration at University of Cologne
  • Positions

    2008- 2010
    Dean of the Münster School of Business and Economics, University of Münster
    since 2004
    Director of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS), University of Münster
    2003- 2006
    John Sharkey Professor of Electronic Commerce, University College Dublin
    2001
    Visiting Professor at University of Linz, Austria, and Guest Lecturer at Turku School of Economics and Business Administration and Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
    since 1997
    Professor of Information Systems and Inter-Organisational Systems at University of Münster
    1996- 1997
    Professor of Information Systems at University of Koblenz-Landau
    1995- 1996
    Acting Professor of Information Systems at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    1993- 1996
    University Lecturer of Information Systems and project manager of the Competence Center for Electronic Markets (CC EM) at the Department for Information Systems at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    1992- 1993
    John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
    1987- 1992
    Research Associate at the "Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung mbH" (GMD)
    1983- 1987
    Research Assistant at the Institute for Business Administration and Corporate Planning at University of Cologne
  • External functions

     
    Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “DBW - Die Betriebswirtschaft”
     
    Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “IT&T - Information Technology & Tourism”
    since 2016
    Academic coordinator of NITIM (The international graduate school for research on Networks, Innovation, Technology and Information Management)
    since 05/2016
    Senior Editor - The Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS)
    since 2014
    Director of International Accreditation, School of Business and Economic, University of Münster
    since 2010
    Chair Rector's Committee on International Affairs, Uni Muenster
  • Appointments

    2002
    Call to the John Sharkey Professorship of Electronic Commerce am University College Dublin, Ireland