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Prof. Jan Recker, Ph.D.

Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development

Research focuses

Information systems analysis and design, Conceptual modelling, Environmental Sustainability, Green IS, Digital Innovation, Digital Entrepreneurship, Digital Transformation, Systems Development, Business Process Management

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2018 Appointment as Chaired Professor for Information Systems and Systems Development, University of Cologne.
  • 2016 Appointment as Full Professor and Leader, Digital Innovation Research Group, at the QUT Business School.
  • 2015 Appointment as Editor-in-Chief for the Communications of the Association for Information Systems.
  • 2014 Winner of a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, for exceptional sustained contributions to Queensland University of Technology in Innovative and Creative Practices.
  • 2013 Winner of a Vice Chancellor’s Performance Team Award, for outstanding contributions to Queensland University of Technology in Productive and Sustainable Partnerships (together with T. Kohlborn).
  • 2013 Winner of an Outstanding HDR Supervision Practice Award for outstanding performance in doctoral student supervision in the Faculty of Science & Engineering at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  • 2012 Appointment as Guest Professor at the International School of Software, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.
  • 2012 Appointment as Woolworths Chair of Retail Innovation
  • 2012 Promotion to Full Professor in Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  • 2010 Promotion to Associate Professor in Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  • 2010 Winner of a Vice-Chancellor's Performance Team Award for outstanding contributions to Queensland University of Technology in consulting and service engagement (together with M. La Rosa, W. Bandara, T. Kohlborn).
  • 2009 Winner of a Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award for outstanding contributions in research at Queensland University of Technology.
  • 2009 Winner of the LEX Performance Improvement Award for the Most Improved Unit by Student Evaluation at Queensland University of Technology.
  • 2008 Appointment as Senior Lecturer in Information Systems.
  • 2008 Winner of the LEX Performance Teaching Award for Best Teaching Overall by Student Evaluation at Queensland University of Technology.
  • 2008 Winner of the ACPHIS Information Systems Doctoral Thesis Award 2008 for the best Information systems thesis within Australasia.
  • 2008 Winner of the QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award 2008, recognizing the top dissertation in the university.
  • 2005 - 2008 Ph. D. in Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  • 2005 Winner of the BearingPoint-Award for the best European post-graduate thesis in the field of conceptual modeling.
  • 2004 Winner of the Mercer-AlumniUM-Master-Award for one of three best Master graduations of the academic year in the Faculty of Business at the University of Muenster, Germany (out of 567 graduates).
  • 2000 – 2004 M. Sc. in Information Systems, University of Münster, Germany

Selected Publications

  • Recker, J. (2012): Scientific Research in Information Systems: A Beginner’s Guide. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Mertens, W., Pugliese, A., Recker, J. (2016): Quantitative Data Analysis: A Companion for Accounting and Information Systems Research. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • von Briel, F., Davidsson, P., Recker, J. (2018): Digital Technologies as External Enablers of New Venture Creation in the IT Hardware Sector. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 47-69.
  • Burton-Jones, A., Recker, J., Indulska, M., Green, P., Weber, R. (2017): Assessing Representation Theory with a Framework for Pursuing Success and Failure. MIS Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 1307-1333.
  • Pentland, B. P., Recker, J., Wyner, G. (2017): Rediscovering Handoffs. Academy of Management Discoveries, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 284-301.
  • Loeser, F., Recker, J., vom Brocke, J., Molla, A., Zarnekow, R. (2017): How IT Executives Create Organizational Benefits by Translating Environmental Strategies into Green IS Initiatives. Information Systems Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 503-553.
  • von Briel, F., Recker, J. (2017): Lessons from a Failed Implementation of an Online Open Innovation Community in an Innovative Organization. MISQ Executive, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 35-46.
  • Lange, M., Mendling, J., Recker, J. (2016): An Empirical Analysis of the Factors and Measures of Enterprise Architecture Management Success. European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 411-431.
  • Recker, J., Lekse, D. (2016): A Field Study of Spatial Preferences in Enterprise Microblogging. Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 115-129.
  • Seidel, S., Recker, J., vom Brocke, J. (2013): Sensemaking and Sustainable Practicing: Functional Affordances of Information Systems in Green Transformations. MIS Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 1275-1299.
  • Recker, J. (2013): Empirical Investigation of the Usefulness of Gateway Constructs in Process Models. European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp. 673-689.
  • Indulska, M., Hovorka, D., Recker, J. (2012): Quantitative Approaches to Content Analysis: Identifying Conceptual Drift Across Publication Outlets. European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 49-69.
  • Recker, J., Rosemann, M., Green, P., Indulska, M. (2011): Do Ontological Deficiencies in Modeling Grammars Matter? MIS Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 57-79.
  • Recker, J., Indulska, M., Rosemann, M., Green, P. (2010): The Ontological Deficiencies of Process Modeling in Practice. European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 501-525.
  • Recker, J. (2010): Continued Use of Process Modeling Grammars: The Impact of Individual Difference Factors. European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 76-92.
  • Recker, J., Rosemann, M., Indulska, M., Green, P. (2009): Business Process Modeling: A Comparative Analysis. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 333-363.