Dr. Kai Spohrer

Dr. Kai Spohrer
Akademischer Rat a. Z. und Habilitand
Universität Mannheim
L 15, 1-6
5. OG – Raum 520
68161 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 (0) 621 181-3535
Fax: +49 (0) 621 181-1692
E-Mail: spohrer(at)
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Öffentlicher Schlüssel:


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

  • Information Systems Development
  • IT in Healthcare
  • Blockchain Systems


2019 Visiting Researcher,
Sam Walton College of Business,
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
since 2016 Assistant Professor in Information Systems,
Business School,
University of Mannheim
since 2015 Member of the Steering Committee,
SAP Lean Development Research,
in collaboration with SAP SE
2015-2019 Group Lead for projects ProM²OLIE and M²PROCIT,
Forschungs­campus Mannheim Molecular Intervention Environment (M²OLIE),
funded by the German Federal Ministery for Education and Research
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-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Herbst/Winter 2018
  • Theories and Methods in Information Systems Research
    Master-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Frühjahr/Sommer 2017-2018
  • Corporate Knowledge Management
    Master-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Herbst/Winter 2016-2018
  • Information Resource Management
    Master-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Frühjahr/Sommer 2011 und 2016, Herbst/Winter 2010
  • Integrated Information Systems
    Master-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Frühjahr/Sommer 2012 und 2015, Herbst/Winter 2013
  • Integrated Information Systems
    Bachelor-Ebene, Übung
    Herbst/Winter 2014, Frühjahr/Sommer 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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