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Roman Zeiß

Roman Zeiß
University of Cologne | UOC · Cologne Grad­u­ate School in Man­age­ment, Eco­nom­ics and So­cial Sci­ences (CGS)

PhD Candidate in Information Systems

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Introduction
Welcome to my profile! I am a research scholar at the Cologne Graduate School (CGS). I joined the Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development of Prof. Jan Recker, Ph.D. in October 2017 where I do research on sustainable information systems and the Circular Economy in the digital age.
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October 2017 - present
University of Cologne
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (12)
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Research on IS solutions for environmental sustainability have evolved and produced a modest, but firm body of knowledge. Despite this progressive understanding about the potential of digital technologies in enabling environmental sustainability, our academic practices seem widely unaffected by these insights. The way we do research or conduct teac...
Conference Paper
Digital sensors capture a growing range of real-world phenomena with increasing robustness and precision. However, we observe that the overreliance on digital sensors comes with technical and economic feasibility constraints limiting which aspects of real- world phenomena information systems can represent. Using representation theory as a theoretic...
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Policymakers, practitioners, and scholars have long-lauded digital technologies, such as smart waste containers or artificial intelligence for material recognition and robotic automation, as key enablers to more effective and efficient waste management. While these advances promise an increasingly digitalized future for collecting, sorting, and rec...
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One of today's grand societal challenges is to replace the current "take-make-waste" economic model with a circular economic model that allows a gradual decoupling of economic activities from the consumption of finite virgin resources. While circular economy (CE) scholars have long lauded digital technologies such as sensors, distributed ledgers, o...
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Over the past decade, research on IS solutions for environmental sustainability evolved and produced a modest but firm body of knowledge. Despite this progressive understanding about ICT’s solution potential for environmental sustainability, our research practices seem widely unaffected by these insights. Most of us travel by air for work several t...
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The IS literature on mobile platform ecosystems has so far discussed platform dynamics from a software perspective. But recent regulatory and competitive developments have impacted the hardware layer of mobile platform ecosystems: an increasing number of third-party repair providers have started to modify physical components outside the platform ow...
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Based on a systematic literature review, I question whether the established understanding of ICT as a process optimizer is sufficient to effectively shape the transformation towards a circular economy. Using selected practical examples, I illustrate where linear process optimization is rethought through circular process innovation and which new te...
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The IS literature on mobile platform ecosystems has so far discussed platform dynamics from a software perspective. But recent regulatory and competitive developments have impacted the hardware layer of mobile platform ecosystems: an increasing number of third-party repair providers have started to modify physical components outside the platform ow...
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Growing and resource-intensive material consumption patterns are considered as major drivers of global resource use and growing waste streams contributing to increasing greenhouse gas emissions (Fleurbaey et al., 2014). Recently, the Circular Economy (CE) paradigm and related practices are discussed as a key vehicle to establish more production and...
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Every inhabitant in Germany generates more than 220 kilograms of packaging waste per year. Over the past 20 years, the volume of plastic packaging in Germany has risen by around 75 percent. Currently, 150 million tons of plastic waste are drifting through the oceans. In view of this, consumers place value on solutions that are sustainable and conse...
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Recently, other disciplines and scientific communities discuss the Circular Economy paradigm as a key vehicle to establish more sustainable production and consumption patterns by decoupling economic output and emissions. Conversations about information system solutions for sustainable production and consumption, however, remain notably absent in th...

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In this project, we research information systems and emerging digital technologies for circular economy practices (e.g., repairing or remanufacturing). While industrial ecologists and operations scientists look at the phenomenon of a circular economy from a strong material and supply chain-centric point of view, we are deliberately taking a socio-technical stance, merging the entities of individual actors, material objects, material flows, and information flows.