Dr. Kai Spohrer

Dr. Kai Spohrer
Assistant Professor
University of Mannheim
L 15, 1-6
5th floor – Room 520
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 (0) 621 181-3535
Fax: +49 (0) 621 181-1692
E-mail: spohrer(at)
Consultation hour(s):
By appointment

Public Key:


Research Interest

Collaboration and Coordination in Development and Use of Information Systems, esp.

  • Information Systems Development
  • IT in Healthcare
  • Blockchain Systems

Short CV

since 2016 Assistant Professor in Information Systems,
Business School,
University of Mannheim
since 2015 Group Lead for projects ProM²OLIE and M²PROCIT,
Forschungscampus Mannheim Molecular Intervention Environment (M²OLIE),
funded by the German Federal Ministery for Education and Research
since 2015 Member of the Steering Committee,
SAP Lean Development Research,
in collaboration with SAP SE
2017 Visiting Researcher,
Walton College of Business,
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
2015 Dr. rer. pol.,
Business School, University of Mannheim
Dissertation: „Collaborative Quality Assurance in Information Systems Development: The Interaction of Software Development Techniques and Team Cognition ”
2010–2015 Doctoral Student in Information Systems, Research and Teaching Assistant,
Business School,
University of Mannheim
2013 Visiting Researcher,
Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship,
Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
2004–2010 Diplom Wirtschaftsinformatik (Eq B.Sc & M.Sc. Business Information Systems)
University of Mannheim
2006-2007 Visiting Student,
Facultad de Informática,
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

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  • Business Intelligence and Analyics Systems
    Master's level, Lecture
    Fall/Winter 2018
  • Theories and Methods in Information Systems Research
    Master's level, Lecture
    Spring/Summer 2017-2018
  • Corporate Knowledge Management
    Master's level, Lecture
    Fall/Winter 2016-2018
  • Information Resource Management
    Master's level, Lecture
    Spring/Summer 2011 and 2016, Fall/Winter 2010
  • Integrated Information Systems
    Bachelor's level, Lecture
    Spring/Summer 2012 and 2015, Fall/Winter 2013
  • Integrated Information Systems
    Bachelor's level, Exercise
    Fall/Winter 2014, Spring/Summer 2013 - 2014

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  • 2017: Invited to participate in the junior faculty consortium of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) at Seoul, South Korea 
  • 2016: Awarded the Dissertation Prize “The Future of Work” by Volksbank Weinheim Foundation and the Centre for European Research (ZEW)
  • 2015: Baden-Württemberg Certificate of University Teaching and Learning
  • 2013: Invited to participate in the doctoral consortium of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) at Milan, Italy 
  • 2011: Awarded the Diploma Thesis Prize of the SEW-EURODRIVE Foundation
  • 2010: Best Paper Award of the International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2006: Scholarship from Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany 

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  • Reviewer for: Information Systems Research (ISR), Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Information Systems Journal (ISJ), Journal of Information Technology (JIT), Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), Information Sciences, Journal of Business Economics (JBE), IEEE Software, Electronic Commerce Research Journal, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Member of Program Committee
    • International Workshop on Large-Scale Agile Development 2017, 2018, 
    • ERP Future – MUC 2017, 2018
    • Co-Chair of the CEO/CIO Round Table for Digital Value Chains and Process Management in Hospitals
  • Founding Member and Director of Content and Media of the AIS Special Interest Group Advances in Sourcing (SIG Sourcing)
  • Associate Editor: Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) 2016 (Track „Digital Work“)
  • Memberships:
    • Member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS)
    • Member of  the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)
    • Member of the Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB)

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