Accounting and Information Systems (UWI)
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The Faculty of Corporate Accounting and Information Systems (UWI), under the direction of Prof. Dr. Frank Teuteberg and a team of more than 20 employees (7 academic staff, 2 associate staff and a further 8 external (project) staff/PhD students/scholarship holders) undertakes research (e.g. the projects Dorfgemeinschaft 2.0, Apotheke 2.0, Reko and eCoInnovate IT) and teaching that is meant to analyse and develop concepts, (reference) models, processes, and innovative information systems in the area of sustainable corporate management, the digitisation of business, and the digital transformation of society, on a solid theoretical basis. The focus of research (e.g. decision behaviour among users of digital technologies, theories and (effect) models regarding the use of digital technologies, implications for the development of digital business models and platforms, as well as for the everyday life of people) is to elucidate and design this transformation in application areas such as e-health, mobility, human-computer interaction, (agricultural) logistics, or industry 4.0. For more information on Information Systems for prospective students, students, and junior researchers, visit the Community Website.
Theoretical and practical orientation are not mutually exclusive in this respect, but are understood to be complementary aspects of the UWI department's academic work. The available academic programs aim to impart rational concepts, theoretical approaches, practically applicable methods, and proficiency in the use of relevant standard software for analysis, planning, and reporting with regard to sustainable corporate management and the digital transformation of business and society. Students should come to understand the complex interrelationships of the digital transformation in business and society, enabling them to shape it as employees and managers in the digital age. The current research results of recent years are being published in leading journals regulary. A selection of papers that has been published in highly ranked journals can be found here. In the CHE University Ranking (2017), the Business Informatics department at the University of Osnabrück placed in the top group in Germany for research (publications).
Prof. Dr. Frank Teuteberg, together with Prof. Dr. Oliver Thomas, organised the 12th International Conference on Business Informatics (WI 2015; hybrid conference between business and science in the "OsnabrückHalle", over 800 guests, 47 sponsors and partners, patron Minister President Stephan Weil) under the motto "Smart Enterprise Engineering".
Prof. Teuteberg is among the top 1 % of the most research-intensive scientists in business administration and among the top 10 of the most research-intensive business informatics professors (in Lower Saxony, Prof. Teuteberg is the most research-intensive business informatics professor) according to the WirtschaftsWoche ranking. This list is based on an analysis of the scientific publications from 2014 to 2018 of more than 2,500 business administration scientists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland using the VHB-Jourqual3 journal rating system (source: WirtschaftsWoche, 4, 2019).
With six highly interdisciplinary profile lines, the University of Osnabrück is sharpening its research profile within the framework of the "Future Concept UOS 2020". Together with Prof. Dr. Christoph Busch, Prof. Dr. Frank Teuteberg is the spokesperson for profile line 1: "Digital Society - Innovation - Regulation", which involves 25 researchers from the fields of economics, computer science, cognitive science, political science, psychology, law, social science and business informatics.