Dr. Nikolaus Obwegeser  

Researcher in Digital Innovation and Transformation
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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.


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.


Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Müller, S. D., Obwegeser, N., Vang Glud, J., & Johildarson, G. (2019). Digital Innovation and Organizational Culture. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 31 (2), 3- 34. https://aisel.aisnet.org/sjis/vol31/iss2/1

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/


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