Chair of Information Management


The Chair of Information Management, led by Professor Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe, perceives information management and information technology as crucial for sustainable business success. In this pursuit, the chair cooperates with various business and research partners, most prominently in third-party funded research projects. The chair’s current research topics focus on a holistic perspective on sustainable information management (IM). The chair's activities are structured among Mobility, Healthcare, and Digital Transformation.

Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe


Best Paper Awards for Two Publications at the WI 21


We are very honored to announce that we have been awarded with two publications at the 16th International Conference on Business & Information Systems Engineering. The article "Do you Feel a Connection? How Human-like Design of Conversational Agents Influences Donation Behavior" received the Best Paper Award, while the publication "Digital Business Strategy and Firm Performance: An Empirical Investigation" received the Second Best Paper Award. We congratulate the main authors Johannes Bührke and Hannes Kurz but especially also the co-authors for this award. The paper's will be published in March 2021.

Successful doctorate of Dr. Hannes Kurtz


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Hannes Kurtz has successfully defended his dissertation on the topic of "Digital Business Strategy - An Investigation of Generic Types, Performance Implications, and Path Dependence". Dear Hannes, thank you for three years of collaboration. We wish you all the best and much success on your further professional and scientific journey. We hope very much that we will stay in contact with you.

Article published in the "Sustainability" journal


What is the current status-quo regarding research on the management of ethical aspects of AI and what are potential gaps and directions for future research on this topic? These are the questions addressed by Prof. Dr. Alfred Benedikt Brendel, Dr. Milad Mirbabaie, Tim-Benjamin Lembcke and Lennart Hofeditz in the article "Ethical Management of Artificial Intelligence" published in the "Sustainability" journal. Sustainability is an international multi-disciplinary journal with an impact factor of 2.5 (VHB Ranking C).

Research Groups


Headed by Maike Greve, the Digital Health Research Group (DHRG) is an interdisciplinary research team that draws from the fields of business information systems, economics, statistics, and data science to investigate topics related to healthcare information systems. In this regard, the research group focuses on developing innovative solutions to help guide the rapidly evolving healthcare industry towards improved capabilities via digital means. The DHRG collaborates with several industry and governmental partners, including its status as a research partner in the EU funded pioneer project "WHO-PEN@Scale".


The Smart Mobility Research Group (SMRG) is an interdisciplinary research team which draws from the fields of business information systems, economics, statistics, and data science to investigate topics related to intelligent and sustainable mobility. Additional members of the team include Prof. Dr. Johann Kranz of Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Prof. Dr. Norbert Mundorf from the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Mauricio Marrone and Dr. Ilja Nastjuk of Macquire University in Sydney, and Prof. Dr. Simon Trang, Chair of Information Security and Compliance from University of Goettingen.