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    From artifact to infra structure - The pharmaceutical prescription as access to the emergence of societal infrastructure

    „Mit dem Blick zurück nach vorne schauen“ – mit diesem Satz könnte man die Idee des nun gestarteten interdisziplinären Forschungsprojektes ArIS „Durch das Artefakt zur infra structura – Das Arzneimittelrezept als Zugang zur Gestaltung gesellschaftlicher Infrastruktur“ beschreiben. Wirtschaftsinformatiker der RWTH Aachen und der WWU Münster werden gemeinsam mit Pharmaziehistorikern der Philipps-Universität Marburg und dem Deutschen Apotheken Museum in Heidelberg die Entstehung und Entwicklung eines zentralen Gegenstandes unseres heutigen Gesundheitswesens – des Arzneimittelrezeptes – erforschen. Dabei wird eine der größten digitalen Sammlungen von Arzneimittelrezepten von der frühen Neuzeit bis in die Moderne im deutschsprachigen Raum entstehen. Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung wird dieses Vorhaben über die nächsten 4 Jahre mit einem Volumen von ca. 1 Million Euro fördern.

    Project status in progress
    Project time 01.09.2018- 31.08.2022
    Funding source Federal Ministry of Education and Research
    Project number 01U01834C
    Keywords prescription; history; information sytems; health care


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    Sustainable High Performance - the quest for balanced work practices

    The proliferation of information and communication technology (ICT) has significantly transformed the way work is organized in many companies today. A highly differentiated and elaborated repertoire of collaboration tools affords employees and organizations with unprecedented leeway in deciding when, where, how, and with whom work is to be done. Finally, it seems, employees are empowered to fashion their own solution for their work-life balance. At the same time studies acknowledge that we live in demanding, sometimes over-demanding times. Extended freedom puts the onus on employees, teams, and managers to craft their work. Under these circumstances, delivering high performance and staying healthy over long periods of time is an impressive achievement. Our research aims at understanding how high performers succeed to maintain their level of performance and to balance demands and periods of rest.

    Project status definitely finished
    Project time 01.04.2015- 30.06.2016
    Funding source DOOR International B.V.
    Keywords sustainability; balanced work practices; information systems


    On the impact of collaboration tools - valuable resources or stressors?

    Against the backdrop of current debates about new ways of working and technologically induced stress, we acknowledge the ambivalent effects of collaboration tools on their users: on the one hand they are enabling and facilitating distributed collaboration and knowledge sharing, on the other hand they add another layer of complexity to distributed project work and still too often fail. Therefore, we are exploring the link between the technology repertoires of employees engaged in multiple project teams and the level of stress.

    Project status definitely finished
    Project time 01.01.2012- 31.12.2015
    Website http://www.wi.uni-muenster.de/wi/research/projects/hrv.html
    Keywords Technology and stress, technology in use, heart rate variability


    Community Platform Redesign for the German Association of CIOs and IT Managers

    VOICE e.V. is the association of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and IT Managers in Germany. The association provides an online community platform in order to facilitate communication and collaboration between its members, however, usage remains low. Consequently, the executive committee decided to initiate a major redesign of the platform. We support the association in this initiative by evaluating the role of the community platform for VOICE, assessing its status quo and formulating requirements for the redesigned platform.

    Project status definitely finished
    Project time 03.02.2014- 31.12.2014
    Keywords Online Communities; Community Management; Social Software; Enterprise 2.0


    Inter-organisational Informattion Infrastructures - Structures, Practices, Development Patterns

    Inter-organisational information infrastructures have become the backbone of modern societies. Still we know little about their role, impact and development across different segments of society.

    Project status definitely finished
    Project time 01.01.2012- 31.12.2013
    Funding source DFG - Individual Grants Programme
    Project number KL 887/9-1
    Keywords Interorganizational Systems, Infrastructures, health care, international comparative study, practice theory


    Structures and evolutionary paths of interorganisational information systems: an international comparison in selected industry segments

    Based on case studies in different countries and branches, the different structures and evolutionary paths of IOIS respective to the (national) institutional and economic conditions are analysed.

    Project status definitely finished
    Project time 01.09.2005- 30.12.2008
    Funding source DFG - Individual Grants Programme
    Keywords Interorganizational Information Systems