Trained in economics and business administration in Germany, I work at the interface between information systems, organization theory, and institutional economics. I received a doctorate in economics and business administration from the University of Wuppertal with a thesis on the economic analysis of standardization processes and earned a post-doctorate degree ("venia legendi") at the University of Bremen with a thesis on IT Management. From September 1998 to August 2003 I worked as a Visiting Professor at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Since September 2003 I work as a Professor of Information Systems at RWTH Aachen University in the School of Business and Economics where I head the Research Group Electronic Business. My fields of interest cover inter-organizational information systems, enterprise systems implementation, and issues of information systems standardization. Recently, I am focussing my work on the study of industry-wide information infrastructures in healthcare.


Last update:
June 15, 2020