Associate Editor: Jan Recker

University of Cologne
Queensland University of Technology (Adjunct Professor)

Term: January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2019

Research Interests

I am primarily a field researcher, studying behaviors of individuals and organizations when dealing with information technology. Broadly speaking, my research addresses questions of design, representation, and process, often in combination. I have for instance studied the role of representations for systems design processes and outcomes. I have also been studying venture design processes and how they are changed through novel representations offered by digital technology, and how socio-technical systems can be re-designed to be able to enact more sustainable processes.
My research in these areas draws on quantitative, qualitative and mixed field methods. I am also competent in design research and associated methods.

My current interests include:

  • changes to systems design practices in the digital age
  • digital entrepreneurship and digital venture design
  • digital innovation and change in especially large organizations
  • digitalization of organizational routines and processes
  • digital solutions for a sustainable future


I am comfortable with most empirical methods including mixed method approaches, as well as with design science research. I am also competent in the use of process mining and other computational data analysis methods. I do not possess deep knowledge in econometrics or other industry- or market-level analytical models.