Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl

Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl

Chair of General Management and Information Systems


Main fields of research

  • Information Systems Outsourcing, Governance and Cloud Computing
  • Digital Innovation (Platform Ecosystems, Agile Methodologies, and Conversational Agents)
  • Human-Computer-Interfaces and Anthropomorphism
  • Information Systems in Healthcare (Mobile Health Applications, AI-driven Decision Automation and Augmentation)
  • Platform Ecosystems
  • Agile Software Development and Multi-Team Coordination
  • Digitalization
  • Block Chain
  • Open Source Communities
  • Human Information Behavior (Technology Use and Adoption, Social Identity and User Resistance)

Curriculum vitae

1986 Diplom-Kaufmann (M.Sc. in Business Administration), Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main
1990 Dr. rer. pol., WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar
1995 Dr. habil., WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar
1996-2002 Professor and Chairperson in Business Administration and Information Systems, University of Bayreuth
Since 2002 Professor and Chairperson in Business Administration and Information Systems, University of Mannheim
Since 2003 Member of the Executive Board of Baden-Württemberg Connected (bwcon)
2005–2007 Co-Founder and Managing Academic Director, Mannheim Business School gGmbH
2010–2016 Member of the Supervisory Board of the UBS Europe SE
Since 2015 Executive Director of the Institute for Enterprise Systems at the University of Mannheim
Since 2016 Co-Founder and Academic Director at the Digital Academy@MBS GmbH

Selected memberships

  • Association of Information Systems (AIS)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB)
  • Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) e.V.
  • Baden-Württemberg Connected (bwcon) e.V.

Prizes, awards, honors

  • 2015 Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting Best Paper Notification
  • 2009 Fifty Years Best Paper Award Wirtschaftsinformatik/Business Information Systems Engineering (BISE)
  • 2001 Best Paper Award at the European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Aerospace (Evoflight)
  • 1993 Dissertation Recognition Prize of the German Association for Organization (GfürO)
  • 1983 Scholar of the Reemtsma Foundation for the Gifted

Selected publications