Dr. Andreas Janson

Andreas Janson is a Postdoc at the Institute of Information Systems and Digital Business (University of St.Gallen). He graduated in Information Systems (IS; Wirtschaftsinformatik) at the University of Kassel, where he received his PhD with highest distinction ("summa cum laude"). Afterwards, he worked as Post Doc and Project Manager at the University of Kassel and the Interdisciplinary Research Center for IS Design (ITeG), where he led a research group with PhD students considered with service design in various domains. He is Principal Investigator in the SNSF Project Managing the Algorithm: Prompt Engineering for AI-based Systems as an Emerging Business Skill and Innosuisse Flagship Head in the Project Swiss Circular Economy of Skills. Previously, he was an International Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of St.Gallen.

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His research interests are generally in understanding digital services and their design in different domains and contexts, for example digital services, digital learning and aspects such as gamification and digital nudging. The papers co-authored by Andreas have been published in several high-calibre journals across disciplines (e.g.,  JAIS, JIT, EJIS, Computers & Education, AMLE, Computers in Human Behavior, CAIS, AIS THCI) and peer-reviewed conference proceedings (continously ICIS, ECIS, DESRIST, HICSS, WI). He was also a ICIS Doctoral Consortium (class of 2015) participant. He is currently ranked on position 31 of the most productive management researchers under 40 in the German speaking region (according to Wirtschaftswoche/KOF ETHZ Forschungsmonitoring). Andreas acquired research funds across various funding agencies, including basic research funds as well as applied research, funded with approximately €2.2m from third-party funds such as SNSF, BMBF and DFG. 

His research was continously recognized as outstanding, indicated through various best paper nominations and awards. His research has received best paper awards at HICSS (2020) and DESRIST (2020 & 2023), was first runner-up at ICIS (2020) for the best theory paper and first runner-up at WI 2017 for the best prototype paper. In addition, his work was continously nominated as best papers at ICIS (2015; 2020), ECIS (2014), HICSS (2020; 2023). He was also invited to the Junior Faculty Consortium at the Academy of Management Meetings 2019 & 2022 at the OCIS/CTO division. His reseach network consists of more than 60 co-authors from interdisciplinary backgrounds. 

Andreas served the academic community through his work as review coordinator for ICIS 2019 and review-/program management at WI 2017. Andreas co-organized the German-speaking Information Systems Junior Faculty Consortium "Wirtschaftsinformatik-Nachwuchs-Treffen 2023" in St. Gallen. Currently, Andreas is appointed as Associate Vice President for Education Curations by the  Association for Information Systems (AIS). In his continous academic service, he serves as a Track Chair for WI 2022/2023/2024, DESRIST 2024, AMCIS 2023, as an Associate Editor at ICIS, ECIS, AOM CTO Division, and WI, and as reviewer for various international journals (e.g., MISQ, JAIS, EJIS, BISE, AIS THCI, ISJ, JIT, Electronic Markets) and conferences (e.g., ICIS, ECIS, HICSS, ACIS, WI, DESRIST). He was recognized as an outstanding reviewer at EJIS and nominated as best reviewer at ICIS 2018 and WI 2021. He is also member of various academic groups such as the AOM, CTO and MED Division, the Association for Information Systems (AIS), Association for Computing Machinery – Special Interest Group Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI), German Federal Network for Consumer Research of the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, and German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB). For his research contributions and service to the AIS, Andreas was named AIS Distinguished Member Cum Laude in 2022.

In his teaching, Andreas taught every semester major courses, both on Bachelor and Master degree level. In this context, he was a collaborateur in the teaching project "Flipped Classroom Concept for IS Lectures" (awarded with the AIS Award for Innovation in Teaching). Andreas also holds a certificate for didactics at the University level (LLukas, issued by the University of Kassel). He advised numerous bachelor and master theses that developed into research papers and were recognized as outstanding theses by the German Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) for the best E-Learning Bachelor Thesis 2015 as well as the by the Fujitsu NEXT IT Innovation Award 2020.

Andreas Janson


Project Manager

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