Olga Levina

Olga Levina
Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences · Department of Business and Management

PhD

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Introduction
Olga research focuses on Information Science and Information Systems (Business Informatics). Her current research interest is ethics and digitalization, i.e. ethical topics in Information Systems Research, Machine Learning and Business Process Mangement.
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - April 2020
FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Research in the areas of digital platforms and ethics of digitization
July 2012 - April 2014
Technische Universität Berlin
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Master Courses: - Systems Analysis - Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management - Current Topics in Event-Dirven Architecture - Systems Analysis (Project) Bachelor Courses: - Project Management Supervision of Bachelor and Master Thesis
June 2012 - December 2015
Technische Universität Berlin
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Teaching and researching in Business Process Management, E-Commerce and Research Methods in Information Systems Research

Publications

Publications (61)
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Applying information systems within a business process requires a good understanding of the expected benefits, system requirements as well as of the effects that the process change will have on its actors and stakeholders. Integrating machine learning based systems (MLS) into a business process requires an even broader focus on potentially affected...
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Empirical analysis of the effect of transparency on business decisions involving the usage of algorithmic systems.
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In the last two decades an increasing number of companies has adopted a business model based on digital services attained from user data. Accompanying these developments are not only the changes in the processes but also the attention that is brought by the society towards the effects and the constitution of these services. Moral and ethical demand...
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Die zunehmende Digitalisierung in den Bereichen der Mobilität und Energie verändert erheblich die Strukturen in den beiden Sektoren. Um das Potenzial zur integrierten Energie- und Mobilitätswende zu heben, müssen die unterschiedlichen Stakeholder der einzelnen Bereiche untereinander vernetzt werden, um so die Entwicklung von Elektromobilitätsinnova...
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Information Technology (IT) creates changes in business and society affecting social and technological interactions as well as expectations towards technologies. Hence, our society starts demanding transparency and autonomy in the way IT artefacts are designed, used, applied and integrated in the everyday life. Following this appeal many institutio...
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The pervasiveness of algorithmic systems is stimulating public and research debate on their potential effects on the behavior of an individual but also on the society as a whole. The premise of this commentary is that the ethical aspects are already being inherently inserted in the process of the design of a software artifact. Here the data process...
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While technological innovations are being introduced to different domains and markets, societal debates about this technology-driven attitude continue to grow. Digital platforms that connect content providers and users are in the focus of this debate, since some of them emerge on previously restricted markets breaking up or ignoring existent struct...
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To understand how the combination of the electricity and mobility domains can be used effectively, it is important to identify what elements are requiring and providing information within the system. This research proposes a mobility and energy ontology, the purpose of which is to provide a basis for structuring and understanding information flows...
Poster
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Ethical aspects in digital platform design
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Digital platforms are information technology artifacts that erode established market structures by providing a digital interaction space for producers and consumers. Therefore, it is argued here that digital platforms inherently support digital divide. This potential, if not governed or made visible for the involved actors, can lead and is already...
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Data scandals from social networks and scandals associated with IT use are increasingly present in the public discussion. This shows that ethical considerations in the area of information technology (IT) can no longer be neglected. Many providers of IT artefacts such as social networks and digital applications implement their products without consi...
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Digital platforms are currently being studied from different angles by information system scientists, software developers and economists, since they have shown thei r potential to disrupt business domains and create novel approaches for various business models. Nevertheless, the formal definition and the technical description of the platform as...
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This work examines users' motives for sharing commercial content on social networking services (SNS). We first interviewed Internet users to map sharing behaviors and SNS use (n = 409). We then used a mixed-methods design combining self-reports and a scenario-based experimental manipulation to compare intrinsic and extrinsic incentive models among...
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A vast body of research and practitioners' literature exists that analyses differences in gender-related networking behaviour. With the increasing use of online business-oriented Social Networking Services (SNS) the question re-emerges in the new context of whether women and men are similarly included into the network. We address this question by a...
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This research focuses on the question of how to determine and maintain the rele-vant content for the targeted domains at a digital space that is a platform. Using digital spaces to display digital services has a great potential for the realization of sustainable mobility. The presented approach is based on classification devel-opment of digital ser...
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Employees increasingly want to participate in the decision-making processes of their organization. Approaches that facilitate organizational participation, such as internal crowdsourcing platforms, can achieve this. However, although organizations of various backgrounds should be able to reap benefits from such systems, in practice, implementation...
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Voicing one’s opinion, especially when it is not in conjunction with the opinion of the senior management, can be difficult in organizational contexts. Thus, platform facilitators in organizational participation processes might want to grant their users a way to communicate anonymously. However, this might have adverse effects, such as hoax and fou...
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The ubiquitous usage of Social Media Networks makes them an increasingly important tool for businesses operating solely or partly online. They can support traffic generation, especially when guiding members from their Social Networking Service (SNS) towards the e-business website. In this work, we explore the question about how sharing motivation m...
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Being a complex topic Internet of Things (IoT) involves multiple disciplines and approaches. In this paper an initial overview of the modeling techniques within the IoT by the Information Systems researchers is provided. These descriptive results offer a basis for discussion about the research topics that are important in IoT for the Information Sy...
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The increasing growth of cities and the concurrent trend toward “smart” environments put the topic of mobility into the focus of information service developers. The increasing prevalence of smart devices allows an enhanced automated harvesting of data that can be processed to satisfy information needs of the actors within the mobility system thus,...
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In this interdisciplinary work we develop the Social Media e-Visibility (SMEV) framework and use it to assess the potential of a set of firms to engage the customer in the global e-business market through the usage of Social Media. The Internet opened a new procurement channel for firms that allows them reaching customers all over the world. The gr...
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The Internet has transformed traditional patterns of firm-to-customer communication and opened new channels through which enterprises can engage with consumers around the world. Yet ways to measure firms' visibility in this electronic marketplace have failed to keep pace with these developments. We present a new model – the e-visibility maturity (e...
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As the Internet has changed communication, commerce, and the distribution of information, so it is changing Information Systems Research (ISR). The goal of this paper is to put the topic of application and reliability of online research into the focus of ISR by exploring the extension of online research methods (ORM) into its popular publication ou...
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Internet technology has changed not only multiple aspects of our everyday lives but it has also affected the research methods both in behavorist and design science. Since Information Systems Research (ISR) combines both approaches, changes in information creation and discovery have important effect on its research activities. Information systems re...
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This paper explores the application of dynamic network analysis techniques to the area of historical martial conflict analysis. The goal is to provide input for the area of quantitative historic analysis, specifically the study of armed conflicts. Concepts from (dynamic) network analysis literature are applied to derive information on historical co...
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Data quality plays an important role in the context of collaborative engineering and virtual enterprise. Drawing on business process management perspective, this paper attempts to gain deeper understanding of data format standardization in B2B processes by using process simulation methodology on data drawn from a large industrial project situated i...
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Social Software (SoS) is a term commonly used to describe a group of web based services that have capability to connect, disseminate information, network or blog. The popular SoS has created environments to attract millions of users and a favorable environment for businesses to exploit the benefit of having access to the users by adopting it as a b...
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Curriculum for a university-level course called Current Topics in Business Process Management (CTBPM) is presented here in order to provide experience and lessons learned for the increasing number of institutions that are currently developing similar contents. The course caters to bachelor and master students of computer science, technical computer...
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Throughout the development of the human kind manufacturing took an important role. Only with the beginning of using a tool, we see human race on the way to knowledge and intelligence. Material goods were produced to satisfy some concrete need that couldn’t have been satisfied by goods that can be found in nature.
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This paper demonstrates how social network analysis (SNA) can be used in the context of knowledge m anagement and process optimization including the accordant proceeding, metrics and their interpretation theory. These measures offer quantitative information on process and knowledge structure for process designers and managers who are faced with...
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Much research work has been discussing the transformation between different process modeling languages. The focus was often put on model syntax rather than on the integrity of process content. Here an established approach for evaluating information content is used to assess the information content change that results due to process model transforma...
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This paper presents a quantitative approach to business process analysis using metrics from (social) network analysis. It is claimed that using this approach not only allows quantification of business process properties, but also provides insights on business process behavior that is not obvious from business process descriptions or models. The goa...
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Business process models are components of efficient and structured management of organizations and enterprises. There are different incentives to model business process in enterprises. Nonetheless, creation and maintenance of business process models requires significant effort by the enterprise or organization in terms of personal resources, time a...
Thesis
Das Ziel der Arbeit ist es, einen Ansatz zur quantitativen Analyse von Geschäftsprozessen, der auf dem Paradigma der (Sozialen) Netzwerkanalyse und der Verhaltensaspekte der Prozesse basiert, zu entwickeln. Die Informationsflüsse im Rahmen der Kommunikations- und Kollaborationsaktivitäten werden als eine Grundlage zur Bewertung und Klassifizierung...
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Achieving confidentiality is a critical concern that deters enterprises from using public cloud services. In the environment of Public Software as a Service (SaaS) it is even more serious because customers lose their system controls, and rigid service level agreements do not state detail security protection methods and provide sufficient legal guar...
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Services are the vital part of a service-oriented architecture. Their development and design are essential parts of the development and implementation of a service-oriented architecture. Thus, numerous approaches in research and practice exist that refer to different aspects of service design. These are focused on specific needs or aspects in servi...
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Design of Decision Service Using Cause-and-Effect Business Process Analysis Business processes are executed according to a specific business logic that can be formulated as business rules. Often decisions are taken during the course of the process to fulfill conditions or exceptions leading to process variations. These decisions are meant to suppor...
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A supply chain is a complex system with numerous members and interrelations. To be able to control and regulate the system's behavior, the different subsystems need to be monitored and the results need evaluated. Thus, a systematic approach is needed, which goal it is to provide the expected information to the right actor at the right time. This pa...
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Gregor und Jones haben, aufbauend auf Theoriekonzepten der Verhaltensforschung und früheren Publikationen, Komponenten von Designtheorien vorgeschlagen. Ihre Designtheoriestruktur behandelt IT-Artefakte im Allgemein und ist nicht auf einen bestimmten Typ wie z. B. Konstrukte, Modelle, Methoden oder Instanziierungen zugeschnitten. Ihre Arbeit ist ei...
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Gregor and Jones have proposed components for design theories, building on theory concepts from behavioural sciences and prior publications. Their design theory structure addresses IT artefacts in general, not specific to any type, such as constructs, models, methods or instantiations. Their work is an important contribution to the academic discuss...
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Business rules are supposed to enable a better process handling and decrease deployment time when changes in process logic occurs. Up until now, to the authors' knowledge, these arguments were perfectly as logic reasoning but without any quantitative proof. Here we present a short quantitative study from E-Business context on how a defined and impl...
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Business rules and business process management (BPM) are increasingly considered as complements towards the quest of better business process insight and control by researchers and practitioners. The important role of business rules in BPM is now widely accepted among application software producers, researchers and business process managers. This de...
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Reference models are applied as a form of control exerted by organizations in order to meet various goals such as shared understanding and/or semantic interoperability. The underlying assumption is that by reusing such conceptual reference models the development of the solution artifacts can be executed in a better way with regard to efficiency and...
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Reusing design models is an attractive approach in business process modeling as modeling efficiency and quality of design outcomes may be significantly improved. However, reusing conceptual models is not a cost-free effort, but has to be carefully designed. While factors such as psychological anchoring and task-adequacy in reuse-based modeling task...
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The advent of service-oriented architectures promises companies efficient and effective support of their business processes. Discovery of services with appropriate functionality may be supported by enhancing the syntactical information using additional semantics. However, services of different providers are generally described with heterogeneous co...
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System analysis is a top-down approach to create transparency for the following problem solution. Being a highly abstract approach, it is usually applied either as a proceeding framework or in search of a solution to a general problem. This paper argues that focusing on business rules concept for system analysis can efficiently facilitate the commu...
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Event-driven architecture is gaining momentum in research and application areas as it promises enhanced responsiveness and asynchronous communication. The combination of event-driven and service-oriented architectural paradigms and Web service technologies provide a viable possibility to achieve these promises. This paper outlines an architectural...
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Discussions about the body of knowledge of information systems, including the research domain, relevant perspectives and methods have been going on for a long time. Many researchers vote for a combination of research perspectives and their respective research methodologies; rigour and relevance as requirements in design science are generally accept...
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It has been a very exciting question for more than thirty years, whether it is possible to map organisational approaches as they are found in nature to human made systems. Besides such approaches as sustainability and availability, topics like self- organisation were tested to generate a manufacturing structure. This article presents three of the a...
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The CER market survey 'Quality in Production' was realized in December/January 2007/08 in cooperation with different IT system suppliers. It is based on a list of six questions in different subareas. Besides product information there were questions concerning quality management functions, quality standards and failure management.
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Transition towards a business process oriented en-terprise is explored in research from different perspectives. One of the most popular approaches is Business Process Management. Its activities include process definition, execution, monitoring and analysis. Its implementation was studied in research and practice from the process and application rel...

Questions

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Looking for books or articles on the history of technology, specifically in the direction of Taylorism and its effects on labor and society.
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Hello, I am searching for a good introduction or overview on the topics, methods and research of philosophy or ethics of technology (separately).
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
Hallo, suche nach einer guten Einführung oder Übersicht in den Bereichen Technikphilosophie und/oder Technikethik. Danke!

Projects

Projects (6)
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Review and design methods, inidcators and insight about the design and application of socially-aware information systems.
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Derive potential and actual ethical questions addressed in infromation systems design and application. Derive methods for their incorporation into the design and research process.
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keep track on the varios developments in DSR and providing thoughts on how to implement them into the research practce