Zwei Konferenzbeiträge auf renommierter European Conference On Information Systems (ECIS) akzeptiert

Die Konferenzbeiträge “How to Implement Agile IT Setups: A Taxonomy of Design Options” von Jan Jöhnk (Universität Bayreuth), Maximilian Röglinger (Universität Bayureht), Markus Thimmel (Universität Augsburg) und Nils Urbach (Universität Bayreuth) sowie „Towards Explaining the Willingness to Disclose Personal Self-Tracking Data to Service Providers“ von Arne Buchwald (EBS Business School), Albert Letner (Universität Bayreuth), Nils Urbach (Universität Bayreuth) und Matthias von Entreß-Fürsteneck (Universität Bayreuth) wurden zur Präsentation und zur Veröffentlichung im Tagungsband der renommierten European Conference on Information Systems angenommen.

Die diesjährige Konferenz steht unter dem Thema „Information Systems for a smart, sustainable and inclusive world” und findet vom 05. - 10. Juni 2017 in Guimaraes, Portugal, statt.


Abstract zum Beitrag „How to Implement Agile IT Setups: A Taxonomy of Design Options”

The digital transformation requires organizations to rethink how they interact with customers, define value propositions, leverage data, and organize internal operations. Evolving into an indispensable part of value creation, IT organizations are required to not only plan, build, and run IT services in the safe and steady mode, but also to enable organizations seizing digital opportunities in an agile and adaptive mode. Despite mature knowledge on IT organizations, ambidextrous IT, and agile methods, there is high uncertainty on how to implement bimodal IT organizations. To address this gap, we propose a taxonomy of design options for the agile mode. Our taxonomy includes seven dimensions (i.e., scope, institutionalization, accountability, governance, location, staffing, and technical integration) that address relevant questions regarding the design of agile IT setups. While creating our taxonomy, we built on extant literature and involved experts from various organizations (e.g., Chief Information Officers, Digital Transformation Officers, and Managing Directors of IT departments). These experts did not only validate our taxonomy regarding real-world fidelity and understandability, but also applied it to classify the agile IT setups of their organizations. Thus, our study contributes to descriptive knowledge and delivers practically relevant insights into existing agile IT setups.

Keywords: IT organization, bimodal IT, dual IT structure, IT ambidexterity, taxonomy.


Abstract zum Beitrag “Towards Explaining the Willingness to Disclose Personal Self-Tracking Data to Service Providers”

Users of digital self-tracking devices increasingly benefit from multiple services related to their self-tracking data. Simultaneously, service providers are dependent from these data to offer such services. Thereby, the willingness of users to provide such personal data heavily depends on benefits and risks associated with the disclosure. In this regard, the aim of our research is to investigate the factors influencing the willingness to disclose personal self-tracking data to service providers. So far, IS re-search has largely focused on private information disclosure in social media and little in the health and behavior context. To advance research in this area, we develop a conceptual model based on the privacy calculus by building on established information disclosure and privacy theories. With our re-search, we aim at contributing to both a better theoretical understanding in the fields of privacy and information disclosure and giving practical implications for service provider.

Keywords: Privacy calculus, self-tracking, personal data, service provider, user behavior.

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