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

Picture Edward W.N. Bernroider

Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion Manage­ment and Control
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 (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.