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Chair for Information Management and Digital Transformation

Prof. Dr. Lauri Wessel

Professor for Information Management and Digital Transformation

Contact details


Office: CP 117a
Office hours: By appointment (send me an Email)

Research Areas

  • Digital Transformation
  • Organizational and Societal Implications of Digital Innovation
  • Smart Service Systems
  • Digital Health
  • Organizational Theory particularly Neo-Institutionalism

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Lauri Wessel holds the chair for Information Management and Digital Transformation at Euopean University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) since October 2020. He serves jointly at the European New School of Digital Studies (ENS) as well as at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics. Before joining Viadrina, Lauri was a professor for Management and Organization at the University of Bremen as well as junior professor for Information Systems and Organization at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Prior to these appointments, Lauri served as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin where he worked on transdisciplinary projects at the intersection of information sytems research and medicine. He obtained his doctoral degree from Freie Universität Berlin in 2013.

Lauri’s work is focused on using organization theory in order to understand and design the digital transformation of organizations and organizational fields, particularly in the area of digital health. Accordingly, his work is focused on building theory through inductive case studies as well as designing digital innovations in health care. He has published in core information systems journals such as Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Business and Information Systems Engineering as well as organization theory journals like Research in the Sociology of Organizations and medicine journals like Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions or Psycho-Oncology. Lauri serves as associate editor for Communications of the Association for Information Systems and sits on the editorial board of Information and Organization. Throughout his career, he has won awards from the International Conference on Information Systems, the annual meeting of German IS researchers (Internationale Konferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik), the ‘best reviewer award’ by the journal Internet Research and received a dissertation award from the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation.