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Thought Leadership in Digital Transformation - From Insight to Impact

Information Technology increasingly permeates all sub-systems of modern society. Objects are turned into smart products by being augmented with sensors, actuators, information processing capabilities, and connectivity. Social media enable individuals, companies, and public administrations to share data in a digital and always-networked atmosphere. Increasingly large and diverse datasets are available to document, analyze, and predict events in real-time.

Taken together, this Digital Transformation impacts on individuals, firms, and public administrations and causes manifold opportunities and threats. On the one hand, a well-managed Digital Transformation will allow us to grow our economy and exploit business opportunities, while leveraging social welfare and sustainability at the same time. On the other hand, undesired consequences of the Digital Transformation need to be prevented and dealt with.

This Conference Theme Track provides a stimulating environment for presenting, discussing, and developing innovative ideas related to the Digital Transformation of individuals, organizations, institutions, networks, and society in general. In this regard, we encourage and welcome a broad spectrum of epistemological positions and research methods for developing new theory and innovative IT artifacts. We specifically foster submissions that aim at “Thought Leadership”. By “Thought Leadership” we mean especially innovative and highly promising thinking that intends to define the future’s status quo and authorities in our field.

Papers published in this track advance our insight into the mechanisms that constitute the Digital Transformation and/or impact on the (re-)design of organizations and information systems. Papers that go beyond insight and aim at generating impact (“from insight to impact”) and which are relevant, benefit-oriented and meaningful for both, society and organizations, are most welcome in this track.

Potential topics

  • Digital Business Models
  • Digital Business Processes
  • Evidence-Based Decision Making
  • Digital Workplaces
  • Smart Products
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Theories and IT Artifacts for Information Age Organizations
  • Change Management in Digital Transformations
  • Design and Emergence of the Digital Transformation
  • Digital Transformation and Societal Challenges (e.g. disaster management, crime prevention, digital divide, support of emergency services)

Track Chairs

Prof. Dr. Daniel Beverungen
Universität Paderborn
Prof. Dr. Susanne Leist
Universität Regensburg

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Associate Editors

Rainer Alt, Universität Leipzig
Christoph Breidbach, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australien
Ulrich Bretschneider, Universität Kassel
Peter Buxmann, Universität Darmstadt
Paul Drews, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Sara Hofmann, Universität Bremen
Florian Johannsen, Universität Regensburg
Stephan Klein, WWU Münster
Artus Krohn-Grimberghe, Universität Paderborn
Ulrike Lechner, Universität der Bundeswehr München
Franz Lehner, Universität Passau
Maximilian Röglinger, Universität Bayreuth
Guido Schryen, Universität Regensburg
Dirk Werth, August-Wilhelm Scheer Institut für digitale Produkte und Prozesse
Lauri Wessel, Freie Universität Berlin
Steffen Zimmermann, Universität Insbruck

Track 14 - Session 1

Thought Leadership in Digital Transformation - From Insight to Impact

13.02.2017, 13:30-15:00, Raum: 01-111

Session Chair: Daniel Beverungen

Dominik Gutt; Darius Schlangenotto; Dennis Kundisch: You can't buy my rating! On the pivotal effect of an unconditional gift on rating behavior

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Simon Jonas Alfano; Nicolas Proellochs; Joscha Märkle-Huss; Stefan Feuerriegel; Dirk Neumann: Setting the Right Tone: How Data Science Enables Investor Communication to Choose the Right Language

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Stefan Stieglitz; Milad Mirbabaie; Lara Schwenner; Julian Marx; Janina Lehr; Felix Brünker: Sensemaking and Communication Roles in Social Media Crisis Communication

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Track 14 - Session 2

14.02.2017, 11:00-12:30, Raum: 01-111

Session Chair: Susanne Leist

Volker Nissen; Henry Seifert: Ermittlung des Virtualisierungspotenzials von Beratungsleistungen im Consulting *Best Paper Nominee*

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Sebastian Duerr; Heinz-Theo Wagner; Tim Weitzel; Daniel Beimborn: Navigating Digital Innovation - The Complementary Effect of Organizational and Knowledge Recombination

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Nihal Islam; Peter Buxmann; Nicole Eling: Why should Incumbent Firms jump on the Start-up Bandwagon in the Digital Era? - A Qualitative Study

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