Best paper award for Aida Boukhris at CADE 2019

Aida Boukhris @FAU_Germany won the best paper award for her work on Dynamic Roles of Resources in Smart Service Systems at this year’s conference on Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy (#CADE2019). Her paper shows how Actor-Network Theory can contribute to a better understanding of the continuous evolution of digital business ecosystems. It is part of her dissertation project of smart services. Florian Maurer @fhvorarlberg also presented a paper with findings from his research at ...


Artistic Reflections of Management Research – Exhibition with Parametric Figures by wi1

This year is the centenary of the FAU School of Business, Economics and Society (WiSo). To celebrate this anniversary, regional artists have been invited to present their view of management research at the FAU building in Findelgasse for the next six months. The exhibition includes a position by members of the wi1 chair. Their work is a comment on digital technology and the knowledge society.

Management researchers are used to study how digitization transforms industry. The wi1 ...


Ein Tag voller Ideen, Austausch und Vernetzung zum Thema Smart City

Diese Woche veranstaltete der Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insb. Innovation und Wertschöpfung in Kooperation mit Cisco den Smart City Day in der Denkfabrik des JOSEPHS in Nürnberg. Experten aus öffentlicher Verwaltung, Wissenschaft und Praxis sowie interessierte Bürger diskutierten während der Veranstaltung den aktuellen Stand der urbanen Digitalisierung und tauschten sich zu den Potentialen und Herausforderungen von Smart Cities aus. Neben der Studienpräsentation „Smart City – Die ...


Does talking about the digital transformation matter? – Paper online

The latest journal paper by Alexander Bohnert, Albrecht Fritzsche and Shirley Gregor is now available online at It deals with the question how references to the digital transformation in strategic statements relate to the actual business performance of a company. The study is focussed on insurance companies in Europe. It finds that there is a positive relationship between the expression of digital agendas in companies and their ...


Wi1 lädt zum Smart City Day ein

Unter dem Begriff „Smart City“ hält die digitale Transformation Einzug in deutsche Städte und Gemeinden und verändert Infrastrukturen und Prozesse im öffentlichen Raum nachhaltig.

Um neuste Erkenntnisse zur Digitalisierung deutscher Städte und Gemeinden zu präsentieren und diese mit Ihnen in interaktiven Formaten zu diskutieren, möchten wir Sie gerne zum Smart City Day am 06. November 2018 von 10:30 Uhr bis 16:00 Uhr in das offene Innovationslabor ...


Working Together on The Future of Engineering

Albrecht Fritzsche and Sascha Julian Oks met with regional officials of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) to hand over their compilation on the Future of Engineering, published in the renowned Springer Series on Philosophy of Engineering and Technology (POET). The book presents twenty different views on contemporary challenges for engineering in theory and practice, which will shape the future of the discipline and its interaction with other stakeholders in technology and innovation ...


Celebrating the 2018 Shin Awards

FAU’s Alexander Bohnert and Albrecht Fritzsche (wi1) have been honoured at this year’s Global Insurance Forum in Berlin. They received the Shin Research Excellence Award of the International Insurance Society and the Geneva Association together with co-author Shirley Gregor for their paper on digital agendas in the insurance industry. The award was handed out to them by Shin Chang-Jae, son of the founder of Kyobo Life Insurance, and Mike Morrissey, president and CEO of the International ...


Dominik Kalb on Mobilizing Information Resources in a Smart Service Factory

Dominik Kalb at CADE2018 Venice

Wi1 member Dominik Kalb took center stage in the first plenary paper session at this year’s #CADE2018 conference on Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy, held at Palazzo Pesaro Papafava in Venice. In his talk on “Mobilizing Information Resources”, he presented insights from the ongoing research project SmartDif on the creation of smart service ...


New Perspectives on the Digital Transformation of Manufacturing

Albrecht Fritzsche and Sascha J. Oks

Albrecht Fritzsche and Sascha Julian Oks contributed with three research papers to this year’s joint CIRP CMS and SPS conference in Stockholm, Sweden. They discussed comprehensive strategies for implementing cyber-physical systems, transparency in multi-objective decision making, and order management in agile, individualised production environments. Their engagement with industrial engineers at the conference strengthened our cross-disciplinary ties in research on the digital transformation ...



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