Stefan Seidel

Stefan Seidel
University of Liechtenstein · Institute of Information Systems

Dr. rer. pol., MScIS, BScIS

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This paper explores how a world-wide operating software solutions provider implemented environmentally sustainable business practices in response to emerging environmental concerns. Through an interpretive case study, we develop a theoretical framework that identifies four important functional affordances originating in information systems, which a...
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Grounded theory method (GTM), which has been increasingly used in the information systems (IS) field, is a contested method. GTM has even been viewed as a family of methods by Antony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz in the respected ‘Handbook of Grounded Theory’. One debate that is of particular relevance is about the metaphor of ‘emergence’ and the most b...
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Creative processes, for instance, the development of visual effects or computer games, increasingly become part of the agenda of information systems researchers and practitioners. Such processes get their managerial challenges from the fact that they comprise both well-structured, transactional parts and creative parts. The latter can often not be...
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Existing knowledge is a vital prerequisite for creativity. It provides a central source of inspiration for new ideas and determines the pathways available for creative problem solving. Notwithstanding its indisputable role, knowledge may also compromise creativity. The human mind is prone to reproduce what it is used to, and the provision of explic...
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The purpose of computationally intensive theory construction is to produce theoretical insights from patterns identified using computational techniques, including—but not limited to—those that reveal categories, category memberships, associations, networks, sequences, and complex system dynamics by providing simulated data, pattern visualizations,...
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The transition to renewable energy requires organizations and governments to formulate and enact new energy policies. This emerging energy era is characterized by higher levels of supply and demand intermittency, which requires information systems to manage the electricity grid. We propose key policy elements for managing intermittency based on inf...
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(https://aisel.aisnet.org/jais_preprints/37) This paper investigates how information systems design professionals use design principles (extracted from a prior design science research project) in a new design situation. We do this by capturing think-aloud protocols from experienced design professionals who are given access to potentially useful des...
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Representation theory conceives of information systems (IS) as providing faithful representations of focal real-world phenomena, such as goods, processes, or services. Some digital artifacts, however, create alternate realities, representing phenomena that are neither observable nor exist outside those artifacts (e.g., video games or virtual worlds...
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Abstract Energy and Carbon Management Systems (ECMS) are a class of green information systems that has the potential to increase environmental sustainability in organizations and across supply chains. Employing a design science research approach, we define the scope of ECMS in the supply chain context, identify requirements, design an expository i...
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Energy and Carbon Management Systems (ECMS) are a class of green information systems that has the potential to increase environmental sustainability in organizations and across supply chains. Employing a design science research approach, we define the scope of ECMS in the supply chain context, identify requirements, design an expository instantiati...
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In an effort to contribute to the recent debate around epistemological and methodological anarchism inspired by the thinking of Paul Feyerabend, we reflect on Habermas's pragmatist perspective of social science. We argue that the information systems field instantiates a sort of pluralism that goes beyond the relativistic conclusions of Feyerabend....
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Autonomous, intelligent tools are reshaping all sorts of work practices, including innovative design work. These tools generate outcomes with little or no user intervention and produce designs of unprecedented complexity and originality, ushering profound changes to how organizations will design and innovate in future. In this paper, we formulate c...
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This essay derives a schema for specifying design principles for information technology-based artifacts in sociotechnical systems. Design principles are used to specify design knowledge in an accessible form, but there is wide variation and lack of precision across views on their formulation. This variation is a sign of important issues that should...
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To stay ahead of the competition, firms must continuously learn from their customers and swiftly adopt those lessons to improve their products. A unit at Ubisoft, a leading game publisher headquartered in Paris, has established a three-pronged approach to drive product innovation based on three practices: data-driven exploration, data-augmented ide...
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Purpose This article reports the results from a panel discussion held at the 2019 European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) on the use of technology-based autonomous agents in collaborative work. Design/methodology/approach The panelists (Drs Izak Benbasat, Paul Benjamin Lowry, Stefan Morana, and Stefan Seidel) presented ideas related to a...
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Purpose: This article reports the results from a panel discussion held at the 2019 European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) on the use of technology-based autonomous agents in collaborative work. Approach: The panelists (Drs. presented ideas related to affective and cognitive implications of using autonomous technology-based agents in term...
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When formulating prescriptive design knowledge in design science research (DSR), we usually reflect on our vision of created artifacts, relevant design decisions, and what we have learned throughout the design process. Seldom do we attempt to extract prescriptive knowledge from existing and widely acknowledged artifacts in the manner of ex-post fac...
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Purpose: This article reports the results from a panel discussion held at the 2019 European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) on the use of technology-based autonomous agents in collaborative work. Approach: The panelists (Drs. Izak Benbasat, Paul Benjamin Lowry, Stefan Morana, and Stefan Seidel) presented ideas related to affective and cog...
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When formulating prescriptive design knowledge in design science research (DSR), we usually reflect on our vision of created artifacts, relevant design decisions, and what we have learned throughout the design process. Seldom do we attempt to extract prescriptive knowledge from existing and widely acknowledged artifacts in the manner of ex-post fac...
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In addition to having a detailed understanding of the artifacts they intend to create, designers need to guide the software tools they use.
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Digital technologies are deeply embedded in the social and material world as they are penetrating into products, services, and processes. The confluence of physical and digital materiality, their rapid development, and the emergence of combinatorial innovation pose new challenges for the Information Systems (IS) field. Inspired by Jörg Becker’s fam...
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Increasingly abundant trace data provides an opportunity for information systems researchers to generate new theory. In this research commentary, we draw on the largely "manual" tradition of the grounded theory methodology (GTM) and the highly "automated" process of computational theory discovery (CTD) in the sciences to develop a general approach...
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This paper develops a set of principles for green data mining, related to the key stages of business understanding, data understanding, data preparation, modeling, evaluation, and deployment. The principles are grounded in a review of the Cross Industry Standard Process for Data mining (CRISP-DM) model and relevant literature on data mining methods...
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Ubisoft’s game designers successfully used autonomous tools to develop an innovative virtual world. The authors discuss the reflective practices underlying this success and how autonomous tools enable more complex system design.
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The information systems (IS) field contains a rich body of knowledge on approaches, methods, and frameworks that supports researchers in conducting design science research (DSR). It also contains some consensus about the key elements of DSR projects—such as problem identification, design, implementation, evaluation, and abstraction of design knowle...
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This paper reports on an exploratory, multisite case study of four organizations from the insurance, banking, telecommunications, and e-commerce industries that implemented big data analytics (BDA) technologies to provide individualized service to their customers. Grounded in our analysis of these four cases, a theoretical model is developed that e...
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Green Information Systems (Green IS) ist ein Teilgebiet der Wirtschaftsinformatik, das sich mit der Gestaltung, der Implementierung, dem Management, dem Einsatz und den Konsequenzen des Einsatzes von Informationssystemen im Kontext der nachhaltigen Entwicklung von Organisationen und der Gesellschaft befasst. Die World Commission on Environment und...
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This paper reports on an exploratory, multisite case study of four organizations from the insurance, banking, telecommunications, and e-commerce industries that implemented big data analytics (BDA) technologies to provide individualized service to their customers. Grounded in our analysis of these four cases, a theoretical model is developed that e...
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Since its inception, the editors of the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) have been determined to make it a place for interesting discussions of research about meaningful problems – discussions that will make an impact (Te’eni et al,2015). We also believe that in order to make research and practice more productive, practitioners have t...
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Designing can be viewed as a collective activity that accumulates and reuses knowledge over time and, in the information systems field, such knowledge often takes the form of design principles. While design principles are now a predominant from to capture, accumulate, and reuse design knowledge, their reusability cannot be taken for granted. In thi...
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Design Science Research (DSR) is now an accepted research paradigm in the Information Systems (IS) field, aiming at developing purposeful IT artifacts and knowledge about the design of IT artifacts. A rich body of knowledge on approaches, methods, and frameworks supports researchers in conducting DSR projects. While methodological guidance is abund...
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This paper reports on the results of a design science research (DSR) study that develops design principles for information systems (IS) that support organisational sensemaking in environmental sustainability transformations. We identify initial design principles based on salient affordances required in organisational sensemaking and revise them thr...
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This paper reports on a panel discussion at the pre-ICIS 2015 Workshop on Green Information Systems on the current state and future perspectives of SIGGreen—the Association of Information Systems’ special interest group on green information systems—and of green information systems (green IS) research in general. Over the past years, IS scholars hav...
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This paper reports on the results of a study that investigates how design principles are used in design practice. Design principles have become the predominant way to capture abstract knowledge about the design of information systems (IS) artifacts—and as design science researchers, we expect that practitioners will use these outcomes of our work....
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Grounded theory method (GTM) (Glaser and Strauss, 1967; Strauss and Corbin, 1990; Charmaz, 2006) is characterized by the continuous interplay between the collection and analysis of data in order to generate theory that is firmly grounded in empirical phenomena (Glaser and Strauss, 1967; Strauss and Corbin, 1998). The method is now an accepted resea...
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Entrepreneurial organizations that grow into larger established enterprises typically undergo periods of rapid growth that are rife with challenges. Although it is clear that digital technologies have been a key driver in organizational transformation for decades, their role in the growth of entrepreneurial organizations is virtually absent in the...
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The paper reports on the results of a Delphi study with 143 information systems (IS) academics that was designed to explore what IS academics perceive to be the grand challenges of the IS discipline. The results provide evidence that the scholarly IS discipline is still much concerned with itself, for instance, in terms of its identity, relevance,...
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Creativity is of considerable importance to many organizations and is a core competitive factor in a variety of contemporary industries. Consequently, process managers increasingly ask: How can I successfully manage an organization without crushing creativity? In this chapter, we describe an approach to creativityaware process management that is ba...
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In the IS discipline, the formulation of design principles is an important vehicle to convey design knowledge that contributes beyond instantiations applicable in a limited context of use. However, their formulation still varies in terms of orientation, clarity, and precision. In this paper, we focus on the design of artifacts that are oriented tow...
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This paper reports on an action design research study that aims to identify design principles for information systems (IS) that allow for sensemaking in the context of environmental sustainability transformations. Green e-community is presented as a prototype that instantiates a set of initial design principles and provides the foundation for subse...
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This chapter investigates the factors that influence the acceptance of enterprise content management (ECM) systems. Specifically, we identify and explain twenty-two factors at the enterprise, process, technology, and content levels that can influence ECM success. Our study builds on the technology acceptance model (TAM), and the results are grounde...
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This teaching case describes how SAP, a leading global information technology (IT) solutions provider, embarked on a large-scale transformation program to implement a dual sustainability strategy of: (a) internally transforming the organization, and (b) addressing a business opportunity by developing IT solutions that enable their customers to beco...
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It has been argued that the unprecedented availability of trace data may revolutionize the social sciences. Still, methodological knowledge is scarce as to how this abundance of data can be used to develop novel and important theory. In this essay, we inquire into how the lessons learned from Grounded Theory Method (GTM) can be used to build theory...
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Daniel Schmid, 46, ist Leiter des Geschäftsbereichs Sustainability Operations der SAP AG. Der Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur begann seine Karriere 1992 als Berater bei Kiefer & Veittinger, einem CRM-Unternehmen (Customer–Relationship–Management), das von SAP 1997 erworben wurde. Er wurde Consulting Director bei SAP Labs Mannheim und übernahm dann die...
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Daniel Schmid, 46, heads Sustainability Operations, driving SAP’s own sustainability performance aiming to transform SAP into a role model for a sustainable company. Schmid started his career in 1992 as a consultant at Kiefer & Veittinger, a company for CRM that was acquired by SAP in 1997. He became Consulting Director at SAP Labs Mannheim and the...
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It has been asserted that information systems (IS) can both enhance and undermine creativity. Earlier, we have proposed an IS design theory for systems that support individual creativity through fostering convergent and divergent thinking. In this paper we outline how we have transformed this abstract blueprint into a running software prototype. We...
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Design theories have been proposed as means to capture abstract knowledge about the design and development of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) artifacts. There is now an increasingly accepted and used body of knowledge on the processes of design research and the components of design theories. Explicit guidance is still sp...
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The sociomaterial movement has done much to strengthen the theorizing of IT artifacts in practice. This "second wave" information systems research, which focuses on theorizing of the interpenetration of IT artifacts and human activity, is a response to the positivistic, reductive accounts that overly simplified human activity around the development...
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Besides classical criteria such as cost and overall organizational efficiency, an organization's ability to being creative and to innovate is of increasing importance in markets that are overwhelmed with commodity products and services. Business Process Management (BPM) as an approach to model, analyze, and improve business processes has been succe...
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There is an increasing consensus that information systems (IS) design needs to consider effects related to environmental sustainability. While information technology (IT) can help solving environmental problems, it also causes environmental problems through emissions, wastage, and the consumption of renewable and nonrenewable resources throughout i...
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Context: The context of this research is software process improvement (SPI) in small and medium Web companies. Objective: The primary objective of this paper is to identify software process improvement (SPI) success factors for small and medium Web companies. Method: To achieve this goal, we conducted semi-structured, open-ended interviews with 21...
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In managing their operations, organizations have traditionally focused on economic imperatives in terms of time, cost, efficiency, and quality. In doing so, they have been a major contributor to environmental degradation caused by resource consumption, greenhouse emissions, and wastage. As a consequence, organizations are increasingly encouraged to...
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Green Business Process Management - Towards the Sustainable Enterprise" consolidates the global state-of-the-art knowledge about how business processes can be managed and improved in light of sustainability objectives. Business organizations, a dominant part of our society, have always been a major contributor to the degradation of our natural envi...
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Kreative, innovative Lösungen für sich ständig ändernde Problemstellungen zu entwickeln ist essentiell wichtig für jedes Unternehmen, jede Branche und damit jede Volkswirtschaft. Am Anfang einer jeden Lösung steht ein Prozess – der kreative Prozess. Nur wer die speziellen Eigenschaften solch kreativer Prozesse kennt und auf den Kontext seiner Unter...
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An environmentally sustainable and thus green business process is one that delivers organizational value whilst also exerting a minimal impact on the natural environment. Recent works from the field of Information Systems (IS) have argued that information systems can contribute to the design and implementation of sustainable business processes. Whi...
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Kreativität ist von herausragender Bedeutung für Organisationen, um neue Produkte, Dienstleistungen und Prozesse zu entwickeln und im Wettbewerb bestehen zu können. Dennoch kommt es häufig vor, dass Organisationen – meist unbewusst – die Kreativität Ihrer Mitarbeiter einschränken. Typische Beispiele sind starre Vorgaben für Arbeitsabläufe, unflexib...
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This paper reports the results of an exploratory, theory-building study on the impact of creativity on business processes, their management, and the use of information technology (IT) in particular. The empirical evidence was derived from organizations within the creative industries, specifically film and visual effects (VFX) production. An adapted...
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satz von Informationstechnologie zur Bewältigung der Umweltherausforderungen eingesetzt werden kann. Bei der auch als „IT-for-Green“ bezeichneten Perspektive wird die IT also nicht mehr als eine der Ursachen von Umweltproblemen gesehen, sondern es wird auf die aktive Rolle der Informationstechnologie bei der Problembewältigung, also auf das Lösungs...
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Business process management (BPM) is a still-emerging field in the academic discipline of Information Systems (IS). This article reflects on a workshop on current and future issues in BPM research that was conducted by seventeen IS researchers from eight European countries as part of the 2010 annual meeting of the European Research Center for Infor...