SpringerBriefs in Information Systems

Grand Societal Challenges in Information Systems Research and Education

Ideas from the ERCIS Virtual Seminar Series

Authors: vom Brocke, J., Stein, A., Hofmann, S., Tumbas, S.

  • Broadens understanding of how information systems research and education can help solving grand societal challenges
  • Focusses on the 15 global challenges coined by "The Millennium Project"
  • Explains the 15 global challenges in detail, reviews approaches taken and defines a research agenda
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This book examines how information systems research and education can play a major role in contributing to solutions to the Societal Grand Challenges formulated in “The Millennium Project” (millenium-project.org). Individual chapters focus on specific challenges, review existing approaches and contributions towards solutions in information systems research and outline a research agenda for these challenges. The topics considered in this volume range from climate change, population growth, global ICT availability, breakthroughs in science and technology and energy demand to ethical decision-making, policymaking, gender status and transnational crime prevention. It is the first book to present ideas on how the Information Systems discipline can contribute to the solution on this wide spectrum of grand societal challenges.

About the authors

Professor Dr. Jan vom Brocke is the Hilti Chair of Business Process Management, Director of the Institute of Information Systems and Vice-President Research and Innovation of the University of Liechtenstein. He also serves as Vice-President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), Vice President of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), and Director of the European Research Center (ERCIS) in Liechtenstein. Jan has published 23 books and over 300 academic articles, among others in Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), and in Information & Management (I&M). He serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) and is an associate editor of Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA). He has taught at a number of universities, including the University of Muenster (Germany), the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland), the LUISS University in Rome (Italy), the University of Turku (Finland), the University College Dublin (Ireland) and he is an active supporter of the AAU IS PhD program at the University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

Dr. Armin Stein is Managing Director of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) of the University of Münster. Together with his team, he shapes and puts into actions the ideas of the ERCIS networking. During his PhD studies at the Department for Information Systems, Armin's work was and still is related to Business Process Management with a focus on the conceptual modelling and workflow management, addressing the technical aspects of BPM. Other research interests are related to the areas of Supply Chain Management and Gender and Diversity in IS.

Sara Hofmann is Research Assistant and PhD Candidate at the Department of Information Systems at the University of Münster. She is particularly interested in the field of e-government, IT adoption, communication theories, and governments’ use of social media. Sara Hofmann has taken part in several research projects, funded by national and international funding organisations, especially related to the topics of e-government, service science and IT adoption.

Sanja Tumbas is a Research Assistant and PhD Candidate at the Institute of Information Systems, the Hilti Chair of Business Process Management at the University of Liechtenstein. Her PhD project focuses on innovation with digital technologies and dynamics between people and technology. Also, she has been involved in several EU funded projects concerned with the future of higher education. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • How Can Sustainable Development Be Achieved for All While Addressing Global Climate Change?

    Heddier, Dominik (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • ICT-Applications to Align Global Resources with a Growing Population

    Steffen, Dominic (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • How Can Information Systems Help to Make Policymaking Be More Sensitive to Global Long-Term Perspectives?

    Dolensky, Adrian (et al.)

    Pages 21-30

  • Making the Global Convergence of ICT Available for Everyone

    Ganguly, Tomal K (et al.)

    Pages 31-39

  • How Can the Capacity to Decide Be Improved as the Nature of Work and Institutions Change?

    Maschler, Marina (et al.)

    Pages 41-50

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Grand Societal Challenges in Information Systems Research and Education
Book Subtitle
Ideas from the ERCIS Virtual Seminar Series
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Information Systems
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15027-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15027-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-15026-0
Series ISSN
2192-4929
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 98
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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