Three research papers by/with authors of Wi1 published in Procedia CIRP

Since the thematic complex of digitization involves a large number of research domains, especially transdisciplinary research activities lead to promising and valuable results. Therefore, Wi1 addresses besides its core community of information systems further research communities, e.g. engineering. In this context, three papers by/with authors of Wi1 were published in the journal Procedia CIRP. These cover the following topics:

Cyber-physical modeling and simulation: A ...


Technology before Engineering: a Pioneering New Research Paper at WI1

How are expectations formed about innovation before actual technical development starts? And what is the role of cultural industries in this context? Albrecht Fritzsche and Konrad Dürrbeck look into these questions on the example of the James Bond movie series. They perform a video analysis to understand recurring patterns in the portrayal of imaginary technology and discuss how they inform and legitimize innovation projects. Using Suvin’s concept of the Novum and Oevermann’s Objective ...


Does talking about the digital transformation matter? – Paper online

The latest journal paper by Alexander Bohnert, Albrecht Fritzsche and Shirley Gregor is now available online at It deals with the question how references to the digital transformation in strategic statements relate to the actual business performance of a company. The study is focussed on insurance companies in Europe. It finds that there is a positive relationship between the expression of digital agendas in companies and their ...


Enabling the Democratization of Innovation with Smart Toolkits (published @ Proceedings of ICIS 2017)

The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2017 in Seoul, S. Korea will include this paper on Smart Toolkits as part of its theme track “Transforming Society with Digital Innovation“. Do have a look at the presentation on Wednesday 13.12.2017 and the published proceedings accessible at the AIS electronic library.

Abstract: Toolkits for user ...


What is really going on in open labs? A new wi1 journal publication

Open laboratories like JOSEPHS have become increasingly popular over the last years. Many companies use them to support their innovation processes. This, however, does not exhaust the benefits of open labs. In our latest journal publication, wi1 member Albrecht Fritzsche applies the concept of cultural translation to open laboratories in order to give a wider account of the activities that are taking place inside them. Using a multiple case study approach, he shows that they can also ...


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