With our publications we cover the most diverse research areas that arise in the field of man, task and technology. In addition to traditional Business Information Systems topics such as knowledge management and business process management, you will also find articles on current topics such as blended learning, cloud computing or smart grids. Use this overview to get an impression of the range and possibilities of research in Business Information Systems at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Type of Publication: Research report

Development and Status of the Information Systems / Wirtschaftsinformatik Discipline - An Interpretive Evaluation of Interviews with Renowned Researchers: Part I - Research Objectives and Method - ICB Research Report

Lange, Carola
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As part of a research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) a series of expert interviews was performed with renowned researchers in the fields of Information Systems (IS) and Wirtschaftsinformatik the corresponding IS field in German speaking countries. The interviewees selected have been in the field from its beginning and have not only observed the field’s development but have shaped it, for example, through the initiation of conferences and associations, curriculum efforts and by establishing new IS departments. The study’s objective is to reconstruct the development and status of the discipline by taking advantage of the diverse perspectives and experiences of the researchers. This report presents in detail the research approach of the interview study, including the selection of interview partners, the interpretation process, and the topical areas of interview schedule.