The chair’s research and teaching centers around information systems (IS) supporting business processes in manufacturing and commerce. In teaching we mainly focus on the issue how information systems and technologies can be used to materialize the idea of fully integrated business processes supporting an end-to-end perspective on the enterprise.
The chair's research focuses on the successful implementation and use of enterprise systems and their alignment with business goals (enterprise architectures, business/IT alignment). Within this field we specifically focus on industries such as manufacturing and commerce. Our research on application systems follows the ideas of application lifecycle management which emphasizes a holistic approach to application development, implementation, operations and the respective management and governance issues.
We follow a multi-methodological approach by combining qualitative and quantitative research. Besides conducting empirical research we also apply design science approaches.