Operations Management & Information Systems (OMIS) is an interdisciplinary department that considers how technology can facilitate business decisions to guide organizations to success. Our curriculum focuses on the intersection of areas like big data and business intelligence. It combines theory and strategy with hands-on experience.

As an undergraduate major in Management & Information Systems or Accounting & Information Systems, you’ll have the chance to design applications in the lab and then put your learning to practice through credit bearing internships. Our Master’s in Information Systems students all complete a capstone project, which involves creating and implementing software for a local company.

We’ve been there—members of our faculty have founded companies and worked in both engineering and management. And they are pushing the field forward with research in business intelligence, big data, data mining, software engineering, and computer security.

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Submissions from 2017

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Pharmaceutical Product Recalls: Category Effects and Competitor Response, Ram Bala, Pradeep Bhardwaj, and Pradeep K. Chintagunta

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Service Differentiation and Capacity Strategy for Joint Product-Service Offerings, Aditya Jain and Ram Bala

Submissions from 2016

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Evergreening and Operational Risk under Price Competition, Ram Bala, Sumit Kunnumkal, and Milind G. Sohoni

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Using the Default Option Bias to Influence Decision-Making While Driving, Klaus Goffart, Michael Schermann, Christopher Kohl, Jörg Preißinger, and Helmut Krcmar

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Toward an Ontology of Workarounds: A Literature Review on Existing Concepts, Nina Röder, Manuel Wiesche, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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The Role of Transaction Cost Economics in Information Technology Outsourcing Research: A Meta-Analysis of the Choice of Contract Type, Michael Schermann, Konrad Dongus, Philip Yetton, and Helmut Krcmar

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A response to “Transaction Cost Economics on Trial Again”, Michael Schermann, Philip Yetton, and Helmut krcmar

Submissions from 2015

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Direct-to-Consumer Advertising, Ram Bala and Pradeep Bhardwaj

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What Determines Information Systems Project Performance? A Narrative Review and Meta-analysis, Konrad Dongus, Simon Ebert, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Determinants of vendor profitability in two contractual regimes: an empirical analysis of enterprise resource planning projects, Stefan Hoermann, Tobias Hlavka, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Ausgewählte Prinzipien für die Steuerung von Plattformen, Julia Manner, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Workaround Aware Business Process Modeling, Nina Röder, Manuel Wiesche, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Understanding the Enabling Design of IT Risk Management Processes, Manuel Wiesche, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

Submissions from 2014

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Control and Performance in IS Projects: A Meta-Analysis of Hierarchical and Market-based Control Relationships, Konrad Dongus, Simon Ebert, Michael Schermann, Philip Yetton, and Helmut Krcmar

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Transaction Cost Economics and Industry Maturity in It Outsourcing: A Meta-Analysis of Contract Type Choice, Konrad Dongus, Philip Yetton, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Towards Identifying Contextual Factors on Parking Lot Decisions, Klaus Goffart, Michael Schermann, Christopher Kohl, Jörg Preißinger, and Helmut Krcmar

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Risk Profiles in Individual Software Development and Packaged Software Implementation Projects: A Delphi Study at a German-Based Financial Services Company, Stefan Hoermann, Michael Schermann, Marco Aust, and Helmut Krcmar

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IT Enabled Agility in Organizational Ambidexterity, Nina Röder, Michael Schermann, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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A Situational Perspective on Workarounds in IT-enabled business processes: A multiple case study, Nina Röder and Manuel Wiesche

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Why Managers Tolerate Workarounds – The Role of Information Systems, Nina Röder, Manuel Wiesche, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Using Case Survey Methodology to Extract Variables and Causal Links: An Example from Studying Business Process Change, Zuzana Rosenberg, Marlen C. Jurisch, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Big Data: An Interdisciplinary Opportunity for Information Systems Research, Michael Schermann, Holmer Hemsen, Christoph Buchmüller, Till Bitter, Helmut Krcmar, Volker Markl, and Thomas Hoeren

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When Does Learning Pay Off? The Relationship of Organizational Learning and ITO Vendor Profitability, Michael Schermann, Michael Lang, Stefan Hoermann, Burt Swanson, and Helmut Krcmar

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Information Technology Risks: An Interdisciplinary Challenge, Michael Schermann, Manuel Wiesche, Stefan Hoermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Designing interfaces for multiple-goal environments: Experimental insights from in-vehicle speech interfaces, Sergej Truschin, Michael Schermann, Suparna Goswami, and Helmut Krcmar

Submissions from 2013

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Offering Pharmaceutical Samples: The Role of Physician Learning & Patient Payment Ability, Ram Bala and Pradeep Bhardwaj

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Effect of non-Unified Interaction Design of in-car Applications on Driving Performance, Situational Awareness and Task Performance, Julia Manner, Christopher Kohl, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Limits of Imitating Marketplace Design: The Case of an Automotive Service Marketplace, Julia Manner, David Nienaber, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Six Principles for Governing Mobile Platforms, Julia Manner, David Nienaber, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Do Prototypes Hamper Innovative Behavior in Developing IT-based Services?, Tobias Schlachtbauer, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Classifying Information Systems Risks: What Have We Learned So Far?, Manuel Wiesche, Hristo Keskinov, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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When IT Risk Management Produces More Harm Than Good: The Phenomenon of ‘Mock Bureaucracy’, Manuel Wiesche, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

Submissions from 2012

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Pricing online subscription services under competition, Ram Bala

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Distributed development and product line decisions, Ram Bala, V. Krishnan, and Wenge Zhu

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The MARIS Toolkit in a Nutshell, Sandra Bennewitz, Tilo Böhmann, Wolfgang Burr, Thomas Herrmann, Helmut Krcmar, Michael Prilla, Ute Reuter, and Michael Schermann

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Modular Service Configuration for Identifying Value-Adding Services for Internationalization, Tilo Böhmann, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Ein Lebenszyklusmodell für IT-Lösungen aus Sicht kleiner und mittelständischer Anbieter A life cycle model for IT solutions from the perspective of small and medium providers, Alexander Herzfeldt, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Seven principles for managing IT solutions from a provider’s perspective, Alexander Herzfeldt, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Comparing risks in individual software development and standard software implementation projects: A delphi study, Stefan Hoermann, Marco Aust, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Do Vendors Include Transaction Characteristics in Their Risk Estimation? An Empirical Analysis of Erp Projects, Stefan Hoermann, Konrad Dongus, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Simulation Model for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Cloud Computing versus In-House Datacenters, Zuzana Kristekova, Jesica Brion, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Consolidating Findings from Business Process Change Case Studies Using System Dynamics: The Example of Employee Morale, Zuzana Kristekova, Marlen Christin Jurisch, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Towards Prioritizing IT Solution Developments through System Dynamics and Fuzzy Logic, Zuzana Kristekova, Tobias Riasanow, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Governance for mobile service platforms: A literature review and research agenda, Julia Manner, David Nienaber, Michael Schermann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Competitive Behavior-Based Price Discrimination for Software Upgrades, Amit Mehra, Ram Bala, and Ramesh Sankaranarayanan

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Lessons Learned, Michael Prilla, Ute Reuter, Michael Schermann, Thomas Herrmann, Wolfgang Burr, and Helmut Krcmar

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Preparing for Service Export: The Case of M-GAMMA, Michael Prilla, Ute Reuter, Michael Schermann, Isa Jahnke, Sandra Bennewitz, Thomas Herrmann, Wolfgang Burr, and Helmut Krcmar

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Process modeling with SeeMe: a modeling method for service processes, Michael Prilla, Michael Schermann, Thomas Herrmann, and Helmut Krcmar

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Organizing International Service Management: The Case of M-BETA, Michael Prilla, Michael Schermann, Ute Reuter, Thomas Herrmann, Helmut Krcmar, and Wolfgang Burr

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Foundations of Service Modularization: Towards a Design Theory for Productizing Solutions, Michael Schermann, Tilo Böhmann, and Helmut Krcmar