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Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Edward W.N. Bernroider

Picture Edward W.N. Bernroider

Vienna University of Economics and Business
Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria

Office: Building D2, Entrance C, 2nd floor
Office hours: By appointment

Tel: +43-1-31336-4441 /-6636 (secretaries)
Fax: +43-1-31336-90-4441
E-mail: edward[dot]bernroider[at]wu[dot]ac[dot]at

Research and Teaching

My research and teaching covers a wide range of areas and explores how incremental or radical digital innovations are analyzed, adopted and exploited as people collaborate and organizations integrate their processes, either internally or externally. I also emphasize accountable decision making and compliant system designs viewed from the firm and individual levels of analysis.

  • Digital Innovations and Risks

  • Large Scale Enterprise Information Systems Evaluation and Implementation

  • Information Systems Performance and Compliance

  • IT Program Management and Control

  • Absorptive Capacity and Dynamic IT Capabilities

  • Diversity and Dynamics of IS as a Discipline

Testable frameworks and models are constructed to tackle research problems, which may originate not only in organizations from the ICT sector but also in banks and insurance firms. In terms of methodologies, I have been rigorously applying quantitative and more recently also qualitative methods for extensive empirical research (mixed and single method studies). I have also been creatively applying controlled experiments in laboratory settings and published a number of simulation based studies.

Selected Major Achievements

  • Co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles (incl. over 30 journal articles) and books.

  • Received numerous research awards in particular including Best Conference Paper and Track Paper awards, and Top Journal Publication (WU) awards.

  • Member of the editorial board of two leading IS journals (EJIS, Information & Management).

  • Participated in the acquisition of external research funds amounting over one million EUR since 2011.

  • Co-organizing the AIS affiliated International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM) 2012 at WU in Vienna in 2012.

  • Regularly co-organized tracks for major IS conferences such as the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) or the American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

  • Invited by the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2012 as a referee for Informatics to oversee their doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowship programs.

  • Appointed Head of the Department of Information Systems and Operations at WU Vienna in 2016.

  • Founded the WU Vienna Institute for Information Management and Control in 2011 and led the development of new specialized teaching pathways for bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs.

  • Co-developed a structural doctoral supervision program in the field of Information Systems at WU and achieved eight doctoral completions since my appointment at WU Vienna in 2011.

  • Ranked in 2014 by the Handelsblatt(.com)/ETH Zurich “Lifetime achievements” ranking covering all business research at universities across German speaking countries.

  • Ranked among the Top 50 IS researchers worldwide according to publications in the eight AIS Senior Scholars’ Basket Journals from 2011-2013.

Selected Research Talks

  • Workshop keynote, "An Integrative View on Knowledge Management Enablers, Processes and Performance", The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 22 May 2013.

  • Conference keynote at the "Operations Research 52" (OR52) conference of The OR Society together with J.-R. Córdoba and A. Pilkington, "IS as an Evolving Discipline in the Making: Comparing EJIS and MISQ between 1995 to 2008", London, UK, 7 Sep 2010.

  • Invited talk: "Internal Control over Financial Reporting - An Application of CobiT to Sarbanes Oxley Compliance Assessments", School of Management, Research Seminar Series, 20 Jan 2010.

  • Invited talk: "Understanding IT Innovation Assimilation by Firms - An Absorptive Capacity Perspective", Management Seminar Series, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 14 Dec 2009.

  • Invited talk: "Service Management in a Service Oriented Architecture supported by Open Source Software", University of Innsbruck, Austria, 7 Apr 2008.

  • Invited talk: "The assessment of Information Systems (IS) with selected basic and extended multiple attributive decision making approaches", Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland, 21 Nov 2007.

  • Invited talk: "Business Intelligence - New directions for research and business practice", Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), University of Applied Sciences, Management & IT, Austria, 10 Apr 2007.

Selected Professional Roles and Recognitions

  • Management Board Member of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG).

  • Academic Advocate for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA, USA) and the Vienna University of Economics and B.A., Austria.

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) accredited under ISO/IEC 17024:2003, approved by US Department of Defense (DoD) 8570.01-M.

  • Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) accredited under ISO/IEC 17024:2003, approved by US Department of Defense (DoD) 8570.01-M.

  • Senior Consultant and Partner at Management Consultancies (Vienna Management Consulting Partners and Adapcon), Vienna, Austria.

  • Scientific Appointee for Integration3000(.at) - Association for Promoting Interdisciplinary Research, Vienna, Austria.