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Institute of Information Systems

Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Information Systems

Summary

Liechtenstein is a prosperous economic area in the heart of Europe. The micro state is home to people from over 100 nationalities, and the country has one of the highest gross domestic products per capita worldwide. It has a diversified economy focusing on both product and service innovation. You will find headquarters from world leading international companies as well as a lively scene of start-up companies (see: www.liechtenstein.li).

The University of Liechtenstein is a state university according to Swiss standards. With over 50 years of tradition the institution has established excellent relations to industry. The IS department is home to more than 20 IS researchers including 6 professors and renowned international visiting staff. Members of the institute have published in international top journals including MISQ, JAIS, JIT, or JMIS (see: www.uni.li/is).

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Bachelor Programs

The focus area Information Management and Information Technology (IMIT) is one of three focus areas in the bachelor programme "Business Administration". It enables students to specialize in innovative fields of Information Systems. As part of this specialization, students acquire expertise relating to (1) the possibilities for process improvements within companies (2) gaining access to new areas of the market through innovative technologies (3) business models in e-commerce (4) forms of support that can be provided by information technology for companies, and (5) solutions that can add value to information systems. Students who complete this focus area can gain access to the following professional careers: As an employee, with a certain amount of professional experience also as a project manager or head of department, in industrial or service companies, as well as in the banking sector and in public Administration, and In IT and management consulting.

Master Programs

The Master of Science in Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein is unique programme with majors in Business Process Management and Data Science. With its strong focus on digital innovation, attractive tuition fees (850,- CHF per semester), rigorous scientific training, and excellent career opportunities, the programme attracts an international student body from around the world. Classes take place from Thursday to Saturday, giving students maximum flexibility. The University of Liechtenstein is a state university according to Swiss standards. With over 50 years of tradition the institution has established excellent relations to industry. The IS department is home to more than 20 IS researchers including 6 professors and renowned international visiting staff. Members of the institute have published in international top journals including MISQ, JAIS, JIT, or JMIS.

PhD Programs

Liechtenstein with its highly advanced, globally networked and diversified economy, its spatial innovations and unsurpassed natural beauty is a wonderfully rich setting for doctoral studies. The small but well- connected university performs its research in areas that are not only relevant to Liechtenstein and the region, but also globally. Research projects are frequently carried out with other universities, government institutions, industry and corporate partners, adding to the excellent teaching and research conditions at the university. Doctoral degree programmes at the University of Liechtenstein enable the academic handling of topics that are of special local and regional significance, and those that carry great relevance in an international context. The structured study programme is embedded in the university’s research focal points. The course is embedded in a high level of multidisciplinary discourse involving advanced researchers. It is set in a very personal study and research environment, with close and frequent interaction between the doctoral students and their professors and advisors. Students from around the world with a passion for research embark on an exciting course of study at our Graduate School. The close-knit community provides ideal prerequisites for studying and researching in small groups.

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Courses

Bachelor in Business Administration / Major in Information Management and IT

Lecture
Fundamentals of online trading (esp. e-commerce), economical, legal and ethic aspects of e-commerce. Business models differentiation of Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumers (B2C), architectures and functionalities (especially marketing, security and payment systems), technologies (intranet, extranets, web shops, collaboration systems and social media), e-government.
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Seminar
Fundamentals of online trading (esp. e-commerce), economical, legal and ethic aspects of e-commerce. Business models differentiation of Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumers (B2C), architectures and functionalities (especially marketing, security and payment systems), technologies (intranet, extranets, web shops, collaboration systems and social media), e-government.
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Lecture
-Benefits of Enterprise Systems -Life-Cycle of Enterprise Systems (esp. design and implementation, success factors, knowledge transfer, and training) -Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (especially in the area of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Procurement, Manufacturing, and Sales and Distribution). -Customer Relationship Management (esp. Strategies in CRM, Tools and Methods, components of CRM systems). -Supply Chain Management (Logistics, Warehousing) Latest technological developments (esp. In-Memory-Computing, Cloud-Computing, Mobile Devices)
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Seminar
Benefits of Enterprise Systems, Life-Cycle of Enterprise Systems (esp. design and implementation, success factors, knowledge transfer, and training), Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (especially in the area of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Procurement, Manufacturing, and Sales and Distribution). Customer Relationship Management (esp. Strategies in CRM, Tools and Methods, components of CRM systems). Supply Chain Management (Logistics, Warehousing). Latest technological developments (esp. In-Memory-Computing, Cloud-Computing, Mobile Devices). Case Study: Enterprise Processes in SAP
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Lecture
Introduction (e.g., Data, Information and Knowledge; Tasks of Information Management); Information Economics; Managing Information Demands (e.g., Information Requirements Analysis; Information Overload) Managing Information Supply (e.g. Information Quality; Meta-Data Management); Information Management Systems (e.g., Databases, Data Warehousing; Data Mining); Managing Information and Communication Technology (e.g., Predicting ICT Trends and Developments); Information Management Case Studies
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Seminar
Introduction (e.g., Data, Information and Knowledge; Tasks of Information Management); Information Economics; Managing Information Demands (e.g., Information Requirements Analysis; Information Overload) Managing Information Supply (e.g. Information Quality; Meta-Data Management); Information Management Systems (e.g., Databases, Data Warehousing; Data Mining); Managing Information and Communication Technology (e.g., Predicting ICT Trends and Developments); Information Management Case Studies
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Lecture
Foundations of software engineering, Introduction to programming (learning environments Scratch and Greenfoot), Relational data modeling (Entity-Relationship Models (ERM), Structured Query Language (SQL), Relational Databases), Object-oriented systems modeling (Object Orientation, Unified Modeling Language (UML)), Best practices of software engineering and programming, Case studies
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Seminar
Foundations of software engineering, Introduction to programming (learning environments Scratch and Greenfoot), Relational data modeling (Entity-Relationship Models (ERM), Structured Query Language (SQL), Relational Databases), Object-oriented systems modeling (Object Orientation, Unified Modeling Language (UML)) Best practices of software engineering and programming, Case studies
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Master in Information Systems

Seminar
The course covers conceptual foundations, implementation, and operations of Business Intelligence solutions. Students will learn how to design and operate data warehouses, reports and dashboards, based on SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BusinessObjects, and SAP HANA. Topics: - Conceptual foundations of data warehouses and on-line analytical processing (OLAP) - Conceptual foundations of in-memory column-based databases - SAP NetWeaver BW Data Modeling & ETL - SAP Business Explorer - SAP BusinessObjects Front End Tools - In-Memory Computing with SAP HANA
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This course covers some statistical methods that can help to take decisions in business using data. These basic concepts of the statistical testing and estimating theory should – to a large extent - be known from an introductory course on probability theory and statistics in any bachelor program. Topics: - Graphical and numerical characterizations of random variables and their distributions - Framework and basic applications of testing hypotheses and estimating parameters - Ordinary least squares method and its properties - Simple linear regression including parameter estimation, diagnostic plots, hypothesis testing, predictions and model specifications using log-transformations - Introduction to the software package R
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Lecture
This course generalizes the concepts of simple linear regression discussed in Business Statistics I to the case of multiple linear regression. Topics: - Classical linear model assumptions - Parameter estimation in multiple linear regression - Model diagnostics - Inference in multiple linear regression - Model specification techniques - Model selection techniques - Introduction to the software package R
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Seminar
The course focuses on virtual collaboration, collaborative work, and modern collaboration tools in a business environment. Students will apply their knowledge in a hands-on collaboration project with partners. Topics: - Understand the concepts of virtual collaboration and collaborative work - Learn how IT can be used in order to support collaboration in a virtual environment - Learn about the potentials and limits of collaboration technology - Experience collaboration with team members from other countries
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Lecture
The course covers the complete data management cycle, with a focus on collecting data from diverse sources and preparing it to enable data-driven applications. Students will learn how to extract data from widely used data formats, assess data quality, perform data cleaning, transform data, and store data using SQL and NoSQL technologies. Topics: - Data extraction - Diagnosing data quality problems - Data cleaning and transformation - Hands-on labs with Python - Relational databases (SQL) - NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB) - Apache Hadoop (HDFS, MapReduce)
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Lecture
The course covers various statistical techniques for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in business in the past twenty years. Students will learn to detect patterns in large data sets of various formats (quantitative and qualitative) and translate them into actionable insights. Topics: - Supervised learning techniques for regression (e.g. linear regression, SVM) - Supervised learning techniques for classification (e.g. logistic regression, KNN) - Unsupervised learning techniques (e.g. clustering, dimensionality reduction) - Text mining (e.g. sentiment analysis) - Hands-on labs with R
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The course focuses on judgment and decision making, with emphasis on how decisions deviate from rational and/or ethical standards, with applications in human-computer interaction. Topics: - Introduction to decision making under certainty and risk - Measuring and modeling individual risk preferences - Heuristics in decision making - Biases in decision making - Emotions in decision making - Designing decisions on websites
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The course focuses on judgment and decision making, with emphasis on how decisions deviate from rational and/or ethical standards, with applications in human-computer interaction.

 

Topics

  • Introduction to decision making under certainty and risk
  • Measuring and modeling individual risk preferences
  • Heuristics in decision making
  • Biases in decision making
  • Emotions in decision making
  • Designing decisions on websites
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Seminar
A three-day workshop will serve as a case study in which the students participate. This is followed by a reflection phase during which literature review and research will be applied to their experiences. Finally participants have to document their key findings and lessons learned in a written seminar work and prepare a presentation to transfer this new knowledge to their fellow students. Topics: - Managing Human Resources Leadership - Operations Organisation and Organisational Behaviour - Project, Change and Conflict Management - Competence Management and Delegation - Teambuilding
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Seminar
The course focuses on management information systems, which are large-scale application software packages that support end-to-end processes, information and document flow, reporting, and data analytics in different organizational settings. Topics Enterprise Applications E-Commerce Managing Knowledge Enhancing Decision Making Building Information Systems Managing Projects and Global Systems Case study: Enterprise processes in SAP
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Lecture
The course covers conceptual foundations, methods, and technologies for implementing and managing business processes with the help of IT. In particular, students will learn how to automate and monitor software-based business processes and mine process execution logs. Topics: - Foundations of process automation - Workflow management systems (e.g., YAWL) - Process mining (e.g., ProM)
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Lecture
Process management refers to the operation, improvement and innovation of business processes. The course covers fundamental frameworks, models, and methods in process management. Topics: - Business process operation - Business process change - Strategic alignment - Governance - Quality management - Six sigma - Process management skills - Organizational culture
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Process management refers to the operation, improvement and innovation of business processes. In the course, students apply fundamental frameworks, models, and methods in process management. Topics: - Business process operation - Business process change - Strategic alignment - Governance - Quality management - Six sigma - Process management skills - Organizational culture
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Lecture
The course covers the fundamentals of supply chain management, so it focuses on the coordination of problems related to the provision of products and services and the flow of goods. Topics: - Demand forecasting - Process flow analysis - Service process management - Inventory management - Location planning - Production planning - Scheduling - Network management
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Lecture
The course focuses on systems analysis and design, including methods and approaches for developing and implementing information systems in organizations. Topics: - Introduction to object-oriented systems - Project planning and initiation - Requirements analysis (i.e., requirements gathering and structuring) - Systems modeling (i.e., UML modeling languages) - Systems implementation
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Lecture

The course focuses on systems analysis and design, including methods and approaches for developing and implementing information systems in organizations. 

Topics

  • Introduction to object-oriented systems
  • Project planning and initiation
  • Requirements analysis (i.e., requirements gathering and structuring)
  • Systems modeling (i.e., UML modeling languages)
  • Systems implementation
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Education:

2018 - 2022 (expected)         University of Liechtenstein, PhD in Business Economics

2015 - 2017                             University of Liechtenstein, Master's Degree in Information Systems-BPM

2013 - 2015                             University of Tehran, Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering

2009 - 2013                             Azad University of Tehran, Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering

 

Work Expeience:

2016 - Present                   Student Research Fellow at University of Liechtenstein

2014 - 2015                        Management Consultant at Zeus Advanced Systems Consulting

2012 - 2015                        Project and Quality Consultant at Parax

2011 - 2013                        Teacher Assistant at Azad University of Tehran

2011 - 2011                        Industrial Engineer Intern at IPACO Industrial Group

2010 - 2011                        Technical Support Engineer at Iran Software & Hardware Co.

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Managing Editor of Science2Practice (science2practice.org) and Secretary of the AIS Special Interest Group on Green Information Systems (SIGGreen). Passionate about topics that lie at the intersection of Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, and Psychology, such as leadership, designerly approaches to management, venture creation, and building useful digital platforms to tackle societal challenges (e.g., to mitigate technostress and to support sustainability goals). 

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Maria Fay is pursuing her PhD under supervision of Prof. Dr. Jan vom Brocke and Dr. Oliver Müller, investigating the relationship between advanced analytics and business value. Her research interests include IT business value and game-changing digital technologies such as big data analytics, Internet of Things, cloud technologies.

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Coordinator for Marketing and Organisation
Institute of Information Systems

Education

2011: Bachelor of Arts in International Business Management at the Hochschule Furtwangen University, HFU Business School, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

2009 - 2010: Study exchange at the San Francisco State University, USA

2007 - 2011: Bachelor studies in International Business Management (in English) at the Hochschule Furtwangen University, HFU Business School, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

2006 - 2007: Studies of Law and English at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

2006: Stay abroad at the Takapuna Grammar School in Auckland, New Zealand

2006: High School diploma at the B.O.R.G Dornbirn-Schoren, Austria

Career

Since 2016: Coordinator for Marketing and Organisation at the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2013 - 2016: PR-/Online-Manager at Bachmann electronic GmbH in Feldkirch, Austria

2011 - 2013: Marketing, Communication and Organisation at Cree GmbH in Bregenz/Dornbirn, Austria

2010 - 2011: Internship in Corporate Communications at Zumtobel Group in Dornbirn, Austria

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Stefan Seidel is Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein.

Stefan's main research interest is in how information systems (IS) can contribute to better organizational practice and, ultimately, improved social welfare. To this end, most of his current research is in the areas of digital transformation & innovation and green IS. Moreover, he is concerned with how the scholarly IS discipline can, from a methodological and theoretical point of view, conduct impactful research, thereby focusing on relevant theory building, design science research, and the relationships between IS as a basic science and IS as a practice science.

Stefan's work has appeared in major journals, including MIS Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and Journal of Information Technology. Stefan is co-editor and co-author of the book "Green Business Process Management - Towards the Sustainable Enterprise." He is Associate Editor to Information Systems Journal, Chair of the AIS Special Interest Group on Green Information Systems (SIGGreen), and is Vice President for research of the Liechtenstein Chapter of the AIS.

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Alexander teaches Operations Management in the Bachelor’s program of Business Administration and Supply Chain Management in the Master’s program of Information Systems. In addition, he teaches Research Methods at the Bachelor’s level and organizes a practice-oriented project seminar called Innovation Lab in the Master’s program, in which students collaboratively develop innovative solutions for real-life business and IT problems.

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Sanja Tumbas is a PhD candidate and research assistant at the Hilti Chair of Business Process Management. She has been teaching bachelor and masters courses, including themese such as process innovation, e-commerce, and management information systems.

Her core research interests include digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship.

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Christina ist Hochschuldozentin für Sprachdidaktik an der PHGR in Chur. Zu ihren Forschungsschwerpunkten zählen interkulturelle Kommunikation, Schreibdidaktik und Spracherwerb sowie virtuelle Kollaboration und eLearning. Sie lehrte und forschte u. a. an der Universität Münster in Deutschland, der City University Dublin in Irland, der Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgien und der Massey University in Neuseeland. An der Universität Liechtenstein unterrichtet sie "Interkulturelle Kommunikation" in den Masterstudiengängen Business Process Management, Banking and Financial Management und Entrepreneurship sowie "Wissenschaftliches Schreiben" im Doktoratsstudiengang der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät. Ihre Dissertation beschäftigt sich mit dem Phänomen der Agilen Kommunikation in evolvierenden Kooperationen und den draus resultierenden Anforderungen an den Fachfremdsprachunterricht.
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Jan is the Hilti Endowed Chair of Business Process Management, Director of the Institute of Information Systems, and Vice-President Research and Innovation at the University of Liechtenstein.

His research has appeared amongst others in Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ)Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), the EuropeanJournal of Information Systems (EJIS), Information Systems Journal (ISJ), and Communications of the ACM (CACM) as well as in practitioners’ outlets such as MIT Sloan Management Review and Management Information Systems Ececutive (MISQe).

Jan has teaching experience from 24 universities in 13 countries, including many of the Financial Times Top 50 Business Schools such as the University of St.Gallenin Switzerland, the Vlerick Business School in Belgium, the University of Warwick in the UK, and the Smurfit School of Business in Ireland. He is also an active supporter of the AAU IS PhD program at the University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).He served as AIS Vice President Education 2014-2017 and he has been awarded the AIS Award for Innovation in Teaching 2013 as well as the AIS Technology Challenge Award 2015.   

Jan is an invited speaker, trusted advisor and trainer on IT and Management for many organizations around the world. For more details see http://janvombrocke.com.

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Current Activity Markus Weinmann is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Information Systems. Before joining the team in Liechtenstein, Markus did his PhD at the Braunschweig Institute of Technology working on the topic "Personalization of E-Commerce Websites". Further, Markus did research and has taught on several Universities, including City University of Hong Kong, Technical University of Sofia, and Braunschweig Institute of Technology. Research Markus conducts research from a behavioral science perspective, with a focus on website design and applied behavioral economics, in particular, on decision making, behavior change mechanisms, online choice architecture as well as emotion detection. He follows a quantitative-empirical research approach with experimental and correlational research designs. To collect data he mainly uses laboratory and web-based experiments. Recent Publication Investigating the Effect of Insurance Fraud on Mouse Usage in Human-Computer Interactions (together with M. Hibbeln, J. L. Jenkins, C. Schneider, and J. S. Valacich). International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014).
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Coordinator for Marketing and Organisation
Institute of Information Systems

Education

2011: Bachelor of Arts in International Business Management at the Hochschule Furtwangen University, HFU Business School, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

2009 - 2010: Study exchange at the San Francisco State University, USA

2007 - 2011: Bachelor studies in International Business Management (in English) at the Hochschule Furtwangen University, HFU Business School, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

2006 - 2007: Studies of Law and English at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

2006: Stay abroad at the Takapuna Grammar School in Auckland, New Zealand

2006: High School diploma at the B.O.R.G Dornbirn-Schoren, Austria

Career

Since 2016: Coordinator for Marketing and Organisation at the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2013 - 2016: PR-/Online-Manager at Bachmann electronic GmbH in Feldkirch, Austria

2011 - 2013: Marketing, Communication and Organisation at Cree GmbH in Bregenz/Dornbirn, Austria

2010 - 2011: Internship in Corporate Communications at Zumtobel Group in Dornbirn, Austria

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Jan is the Hilti Endowed Chair of Business Process Management, Director of the Institute of Information Systems, and Vice-President Research and Innovation at the University of Liechtenstein.

His research has appeared amongst others in Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ)Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), the EuropeanJournal of Information Systems (EJIS), Information Systems Journal (ISJ), and Communications of the ACM (CACM) as well as in practitioners’ outlets such as MIT Sloan Management Review and Management Information Systems Ececutive (MISQe).

Jan has teaching experience from 24 universities in 13 countries, including many of the Financial Times Top 50 Business Schools such as the University of St.Gallenin Switzerland, the Vlerick Business School in Belgium, the University of Warwick in the UK, and the Smurfit School of Business in Ireland. He is also an active supporter of the AAU IS PhD program at the University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).He served as AIS Vice President Education 2014-2017 and he has been awarded the AIS Award for Innovation in Teaching 2013 as well as the AIS Technology Challenge Award 2015.   

Jan is an invited speaker, trusted advisor and trainer on IT and Management for many organizations around the world. For more details see http://janvombrocke.com.

 1987
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Managing Editor of Science2Practice (science2practice.org) and Secretary of the AIS Special Interest Group on Green Information Systems (SIGGreen). Passionate about topics that lie at the intersection of Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, and Psychology, such as leadership, designerly approaches to management, venture creation, and building useful digital platforms to tackle societal challenges (e.g., to mitigate technostress and to support sustainability goals). 

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