Basic Readings in Information Systems and Digital Business

Master of Business Research (MBR)

Quick Info: MBR ׀ English ׀ Summer Term ׀ SWS 2

General Information

ProfessorshipProfessorship for Digital Services & Sustainability
LecturerProf. Dr. Johann Kranz
Target groupMaster of Business Research (MBR) (A/I module)
ExaminationGrades will be based on a presentation and participation in discussions
Course materialAll relevant course material will be provided during the course.
SemesterSummer term
RotationOnce a year

Course Description and Structure


This course is meant to serve as an introduction to research in Information Systems and Digital Business. The students will read a list of fundamental works in the field and discuss them in the group. The papers cover a broad variety of theoretical and methodological approaches and substantive topics that will provide a sound basis for understanding and applying basic concepts in the field of information systems and digital business research.

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Enrollment in the MBR


Students are expected to actively participate in the discussions, as well as prepare a presentation on one of the thematic focus areas in the Information Systems and Digital Business literature.

The reading list is comprised of some fundamental as well as some more recent papers in Information Systems and Digital Business. Students can indicate a preference order for the focus topics, which will then be assigned accordingly. At the end of the course, presentations must be uploaded as electronic copies (.pdf and .pptx).


Applications for A/I courses are coordinated centrally by the MBR coordinator. At the beginning of each semester, all MBR students will receive an e-mail with details about the application procedure.