Research

Business information systems deals with information systems (IS) in the economy, society and government. The central goal of this discipline is to understand the IS application context and to design. Moreover, insertion, use, and maintenance aspects as well as corporate strategic options are included. IS is the interface between economics discipline, computer science and engineering and also has its own core content in the form of theories, models and methods. The research field of business information systems is:

  • application-related
  • design-orientated
  • and integrates economic, technical and social aspects.

Jan Marco Leimeister works on designing, implementing and managing IT-enabled means of organization and innovation. His research aims not only at explaining and analyzing reality, but also at the creation of innovations.

The goal of his research is to develop theories, methods, models and tools for the design of innovative information systems. The advancement of IT-based innovations that are socially acceptable, technically stable and economically viable is of pivotal importance.

The current research activities are focused in particular on the following areas:

  1. IT Innovations & IT Innovation Management
  2. Service Engineering & Management
  3. Collaboration Engineering
  4. Strategic IT Management

 This work is characterized by pluralism, both in theory (e.g., behavioral science, decision making research and analytical-conceptual reasoning) and methodology (qualitative and quantitative research, as well as application of analytical, conceptual, and design-oriented approaches). In this regard, the selection of appropriate research methods has to follow relevant research questions. Thus, empirical work is carried out in the context of the four mentioned research areas, both exploratory and confirmatory.

The aim of these procedures is to recognize, to describe and to explain relationships, but also to provide a basis for the development of innovative solutions. Research goals include both, challenging and reflecting theoretical relationships, including the observed behavior in practice and the development of solutions in the form of conceptual, methodological and tool-based artifacts. The created artifacts are evaluated systematically in industrial and / or experimental scenarios and should be brought to application in practice.

The long-term research strategy aims are to successfully establish a chain of basic research, applied research and industry-related research, which builds the foundation for the entire research and knowledge transfer process from theory to practice.

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