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Dr. Karl Werder


Office hours: by appointment
Room: 6.13
Phone: +49 (0) 221 470-5383
Mail: werder[at]

Research Interests:

  • Complex Organizational Processes
  • Digital Options
  • Data-driven Decision Making




Karl Werder is a research fellow in the research group of Information Systems and Systems Development at the University of Cologne. Previously, he was a senior researcher and pilot leader at paluno, the Ruhr Institute for software technology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and worked as a research assistant in the area of Information Systems at the Institute for Enterprise Systems at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Karl received his doctorate degree in Information Systems from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He graduated with a master's degree in Business Informatics from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and is a certified IT-Specialist.

Karl was a visiting scholar at Georgia State University in 2019, served as an Associated Editor at ECIS 2021 and ICIS 2019, and helped organize the Dagstuhl Seminar on Software Business, Platforms, and Ecosystems: Fundamentals of Software Production Research in 2018. His work has been published in international journals IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Decision Support Systems, California Management Review, Information Technology & People, Information & Software Technology, Journal of Information Technology and Theory Application, IT Professional, and international conferences, such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Europeans Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), among others.



Advanced Seminar "Information Systems and Digital Technology" (WS18/19, SS19, SS20, SS21)
Bachelor Seminar "Information Systems and Digital Technology" (SS19, WS19/20, SS20, WS20/21, SS21)
Systems Analysis and Design (WS18/19, WS19/20, WS20/21)


Behaviour & Information Technology (BIT)
Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE)
California Management Review (CMR)
Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS)
European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS)
IEEE Software
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE)
Information Management and Data Systems (IMDS)
Information Systems Journal (ISJ)
Information Technology & People (ITP)
Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ)
Requirements Engineering Journal (REJ)


Find a list of publications in my Google Scholar or ResearchGate profile