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
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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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  • Designing Qualitative Research Projects
    Doktoranden-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Frühjahrs-/Sommersemester 2020
  • Business Intelligence and Analyics Systems
    Master-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Herbst-/Wintersemester 2018
  • Theories and Methods in Information Systems Research
    Master-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Frühjahrs-/Sommersemester 2017–2019
  • Corporate Knowledge Management
    Master-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Herbst-/Wintersemester 2016–2019
  • Information Resource Management
    Master-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Frühjahrs-/Sommersemester 2011 und 2016, Herbst-/Wintersemester 2010
  • Integrated Information Systems
    Bachelor-Ebene, Vorlesung
    Frühjahrs-/Sommersemester 2012 und 2015, Herbst-/Wintersemester 2013
  • Integrated Information Systems
    Bachelor-Ebene, Übung
    Herbst-/Wintersemester 2014, Frühjahrs-/Sommersemester 2013–2014

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  • 2020: Best Associate Editor at Tagung der Wirtschafts­informatik (WI) 2020, Potsdam
  • 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 für
    • Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ)
    • Information Systems Research (ISR)
    • Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS)
    • Business & Information Systems Engineering/ Wirtschafts­informatik (BISE)
    • Information Systems Journal (ISJ)
    • European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS)
    • Journal of Information Technology (JIT)
    • Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS)
    • Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)
    • Information Sciences, Journal of Business Economics / Zeitschrift für Betriebs­wirtschaft (JBE / ZfB)
    • IEEE Software, Electronic Commerce Research Journal , Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases (JITTC)
    • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
    • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
    • Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Associate Editor für
    • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
      (2020 – Track „IS Development and Project Management“, 2019 – Track „IS Development and Implementation“)
    • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
      (2021 – Track “Social and Ethical Implications of ICT Use”, 2020 – Track “IT Projects and Information Systems Development”)
    • Internationale Tagung der Wirtschafts­informatik (WI)
      (2021 – Track „Artificial Intelligence“, 2020 – Track „Artificial Intelligence“, 2016 – Track „Digital Work“)
  • Founding Member and Director of Content and Media of the AIS Special Interest Group Advances in Sourcing (SIG Sourcing)

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