Participating chairs

Chair of Information Systems – Innovation and Value Creation

The IS Chair for Innovation and Value Creation (Website), led by Professor Dr. Kathrin Möslein, focuses on the role of information systems as an enabler for innovation and value creation, cooperation, and leadership. The group focusses on the design, piloting, and evaluation of systems that support innovation, cooperation, and leadership as the driving forces of development and growth in organisations and markets.

Kathrin M. Möslein holds the Chair of Information Systems I – Innovation & Value Creation at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU). She is also a member of the team of directors of the Center for Leading Innovation and Cooperation (CLIC) at HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL). She has been researching, teaching and consulting in the field of strategic innovation and innovation systems since the early 1990s. Her current research focuses on innovation, cooperation, and leadership systems. Her teaching covers topics like innovation design, interactive value creation as well as the implementation of innovation strategies and technologies as well as leadership systems in organizations.

Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein

School of Business, Economics and Society
Chair of Information Systems I, Innovation and Value Creation (Prof. Dr. Möslein)

Chair of Information Systems – Services, Processes, and Intelligence

The IS Chair for Services, Processes, and Intelligence (Website), led by Professor Dr. Freimut Bodendorf, has its main focus on enabling strategies, solutions, technologies and IT systems for service industries such as commerce, retail, logistics, healthcare, tourism, education, and industrial services. Service innovation and service engineering require close attention to the management of business processes, information, and knowledge. So, research and teaching also cover IS-related process management and business intelligence. Inter- and intra-organizational business networking complement the “big picture” of service and process oriented e-business.

Prof. Dr. Bodendorf is head of the Chair of Information Systems II since 1989 and the head of the Institute of Information Systems.
After finishing his studies in Computer Science in 1977 he received a doctorate in information systems and worked at several Universities in Germany and Switzerland.
Prior to his professorship in Nuremberg, he was chair-holder at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He is a member of numerous international research organizations. Main fields of research are Service and Process Management.

Prof. Dr. Freimut Bodendorf

School of Business and Economics
Chair of Information Systems (Services, Processes, and Intelligence)

Chair of Information Systems – IT Management

The IS Chair for IT Management  (Website), led by Professor Dr. Michael Amberg, deals with business information technology and IT management. This research group analyzes methods, models and strategies to successfully develop implement and operate information technology in business environments. Main research areas are acceptance management, quality management, IT-Offshoring and the economics of IT investments. The group has a substantial track record in designing and evaluating larger software prototypes for its research projects.

Since 2001, Prof.Dr. Michael Amberg is the head of the Chair of Information Systems III at the FAU Business school. He was studying informatics at the Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen-Hochschule Aachen (RWTH) and at the FAU. In 1993, he received his doctorate at the University of Bamberg, afterwards he habilitated to the topic “Prozessorientierte betriebliche Informationssysteme”. He was a professor of information systems at RWTH Aachen from 1999 until 2001.

Prof. Dr. Michael Amberg

School of Business, Economics and Society
Chair of Information Systems (IT-Management) (Prof. Dr. Amberg)

Chair of Digital Industrial Service Systems

The IS Chair for Digital Industrial Service Management (Website), led by Professor Dr. Martin Matzner, focusses on the design of methods and tools for developing and operating information-technology-based service systems, particularly in the industry sector. In this field, the group uses techniques of business process management and information modeling. The results achieved, directly contribute to solving problems of companies and societal challenges.

Martin Matzner is Professor of IS and the Chair of Digital Industrial Service Systems. He received a doctorate degree and a venia legendi in IS from the University of Münster. His research areas include business process management, business process analytics, as well as service engineering and service management. In these areas, he concluded and currently manages a number of research projects funded by the European Union, by the German Federal Government and by industry. He has published numerous research papers and articles, among others in MIS Quarterly and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He is editor of the Journal of Service Management Research.

Prof. Dr. Martin Matzner

School of Business and Economics
Chair of Digital Industrial Service Systems

Chair of Information Systems – Digitalization of Work and Life

The IS Chair for Digitalization of Work and Life (Website), led by Professor Dr. Sven Laumer focusses on the understanding, design and management of digital technologies and the associated changes. In their work, they create a better theoretical understanding of digital technologies, evaluate them from an economic as well as from a technical point of view and apply them purposefully in the operational reality. Main research areas are the Digitization of the individual, the future of work, and digital business models and e-services.

Sven Laumer received his doctorate in 2012 for his work on resistance to IT-related change. In 2017 he was awarded for his habilitation “The Digitalization of Work and Life: Empirical Studies of its Bright and Dark Sides” by the University of Bamberg. Since 2018 he has held the Schoeller Endowed Chair of Information Systems – Digitalization of Work and Life at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer

School of Business, Economics and Society
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insbesondere Digitalisierung in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (Stiftungslehrstuhl)

Chair of Information Systems – Technical Information Systems

The IS Chair for Technical Information Systems (Website), led by Professor Dr. Andreas Harth conducts research around Semantic Web, Linked Data and decentralised information systems in close collaboration with the department Data Spaces and Internet of Things Solutions at the Fraunhofer SCS.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Harth

School of Business, Economics and Society
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insbesondere Technische Informationssysteme

Assistant Professorship of Information Systems

The Assistant Professorship of Information Systems (Website), held by Prof. Dr. Steffi Haag, focuses on the management of information systems, in particular on the tensions that arise between digital innovation and cybersecurity. The junior professorship further collaborates with the insurance chairs at the School of Business and Economics to study the digital transformation in insurance. 

Steffi Haag is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). She received her doctorate in 2016 from Goethe University Frankfurt and worked as post-doc at the University of Jyväskylä and Technische University (TU) Darmstadt. Her research focuses on the use and the value of shadow IT, behavioral IS security, and the management of innovation in IS. It has been published, among others, in Information & Management, Business Information Systems Engineering, Communications of the AIS, the Journal of Business Economics, and in the proceedings of leading IS conferences, such as the International Conference on Information Systems.

Prof. Dr. Steffi Haag

School of Business, Economics and Society
Assistant Professorship of Information Systems

Tenure-Track Professorship of Digital Transformation

The Assistant Professorship of Digital Transformation (Website), held by Prof. Dr. Verena Tiefenbeck focuses on the digital transformation at the intersection of companies and consumers.

Verena Tiefenbeck is an Assistant Professor for Digital Transformation at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). In addition, she received funding for a research group by the Bavarian research initiative Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern. With that funding, she now establishes the Bits to Energy Lab Nuremberg at FAU, while she continues to lead the Bits to Energy Lab at ETH Zurich. In her research, she uses high-resolution data on human behaviour that are increasingly available both in corporate and in private contexts. These real-world data serve both to build and empirically evaluate theory and to inform the application-oriented design of information systems.

Prof. Dr. Verena Tiefenbeck

School of Business, Economics and Society
Tenure-Track-Professur für Digitale Transformation