Dr. Nikolaus Obwegeser  

Austrian
Researcher in Digital Innovation and Transformation
nikolaus.obwegeser@imd.org

Vita

BACKGROUND

Nikolaus Obwegeser is an Information Systems scholar and author. He holds a PhD degree (Dr.) in social and economic sciences awarded by the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria) in 2011. He has experience with IT-projects in the banking area and worked as an IT-consultant for multiple years before moving into academia. Nikolaus’ research interests center around the role of technology in organizations and society, with a particular focus on digital transformation and innovation. Before joining IMD, Nikolaus was an Assoc. Prof. for Information Systems at Aarhus University, Denmark.

RESEARCH AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Nikolaus has published works on a variety of topics in the areas of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Decision Making, IS development and IT management, as well as Educational Technology.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Obwegeser, N., Tranberg Nielsen, D., & Munklinde Spandet, N. (2019). Continual Process Improvement for ITIL Service Operations: A Lean Perspective. Information Systems Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/10580530.2019.1587576

Obwegeser, N., & Müller, S. D. (2018). Innovation and Public Procurement: Terminology, Concepts, and Applications. Technovation, 74-75, 1- 17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2018.02.015

Obwegeser, N., & Finstad, M. T. (2018). The role of absorptive capacity as a catalyst for the scale-up of social entrepreneurs. AOM Specialized Conference: From Start-up to Scale-up, Tel Aviv, Israel. https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/amgblproc.telaviv.2018.0287.abs

Obwegeser, N., & Bauer, S. (2016). Digital innovation and the becoming of an organizational identity. In HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations: eCommerce and Innovation (Vol. 9751, pp. 556-564). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9751 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39396-4_51

Bauer, S., Obwegeser, N., & Avdagic, Z. (2016). Corporate Accelerators: Transferring Technology Innovation to Incumbent Companies. MCIS 2016 Proceedings [57] AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). https://aisel.aisnet.org/mcis2016/57/

Decision-making

Bernroider, E., Obwegeser, N., & Stix, V. (2014). Dissemination and Impact of Multi-criteria Decision Support Methods for IT Project Evaluation. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. https://www.computer.org/csdl/proceedings/hicss/2014/2504/00/2504b103.pdf

Maida, M., Maier, K., Obwegeser, N., & Stix, V. (2013). Success of Multi Criteria Decision Support Systems: The Relevance of Trust. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. https://www.computer.org/csdl/proceedings/hicss/2013/4892/00/4892b203.pdf

Bernroider, E., Obwegeser, N., & Stix, V. (2011). Analysis of Heuristic Validity, Efficiency and Applicability of the Profile Distance Method for Implementation in Decision Support Systems. Computers and Operations Research, 38(5), 816-823. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2010.09.017

Bernroider, E., Obwegeser, N., & Stix, V. (2010). Introducing Complex Decision Models to the Decision Maker with Computer Software – The Profile Distance Method (PDM). Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 8(3), 24-28. http://www.iiisci.org/Journal/CV$/sci/pdfs/GG583BT.pdf

IS development and IT management

Hron, M., & Obwegeser, N. (2018). Scrum in practice: an overview of Scrum adaptations. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 5445 – 5454. [681]. https://doi.org/10125/50568

Obwegeser, N. (2016). Operational Business-IT Misalignment As Stress Factor For Organizations. Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems, [61]. https://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2016_rip/61/

Petrov, D., & Obwegeser, N. (2018). Barriers to Open-Source Software Adoption: Review and Synthesis. 27th International conference on information systems development, Lund, Sweden. https://aisel.aisnet.org/isd2014/proceedings2018/ISDMethodologies/3/

Arenfeldt, K., Corty Dam, A., Fenger, K. H., Silkjaer, J., & Obwegeser, N. (2017). Aligning drivers, contract, and management of IT-outsourcing relationships: a type-dependent model. Information Systems Development: Advances in Methods, Tools and Management (ISD2017 Proceedings).  https://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1192&context=isd2014

Educational Technology

Papadopoulos, P. M., Natsis, A., Obwegeser, N., & Weinberger, A. (2018). Enriching Feedback in Audience Response Systems: Analysis and Implications of Objective and Subjective Metrics on Students’ Performance and Attitudes. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12332

Natsis, A., Papadopoulos, P. M., & Obwegeser, N. (2018). Research Integration in Information Systems Education: Students’ Perceptions on Learning Strategies, Skill Development, and Performance. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 17, 345-363. http://www.jite.org/documents/Vol17/JITEv17ResearchP345-363Natsis4902.pdf

Obwegeser, N., & Papadopoulos, P. M. (2017). Integrating Research and Teaching in the IS classroom: Benefits for Teachers and Students. Journal of Information Systems Education, 27(4), 249-258. http://jise.org/Volume27/n4/JISEv27n4p249.html

Publications