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FPV: Cognitive Automation - eine nutzerzentrierte Analyse
Forschungsmethoden für Geschäftsinnovation
Designing Digital Business and Transformation
Value Creation with (Big) Data - Enterprise Solutions and Technologies for Text Analytics
RPV: Design Thinking for Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Digital Platforms
Project Leadership für Business Innovation
FPV: Digital Business Engineering - Entwicklung digitaler Geschäftsmodelle
FPV: Business/IT-Integration
IC: Digital Nudging
FPV: Integrated Solution Design
RPV: Data Science - Methods and Technologies for Data-driven Business Models
FPV: Digitale Innovationen und Business Transformation gestalten
Business Innovation II: Unternehmen gestalten und digital transformieren
Grundlagen Business Innovation
Health IT - Kolloquium
FPV: Robotergesteuerte Prozessautomatisierung
Design Strategie und digitale Geschäftsmodelle
Digital Business and Transformation
IC: From Data2Dollar - Dein Technologiekoffer von der Datenbeschaffung bis zur Visualisierung
IT Management II
Methoden: Agile und traditionelle Lösungsgestaltung für Business Innovation
Business Analytics
Agile Service Innovation und Design
IC: User Behavior - Nutzerverhalten lenken und messen
Change und Project Management
FPV: Vom Interface zum Dialog - Entwicklung smarter Chatbots
FPV: Mensch-Computer Interaktion gestalten
Methods: Managing Enterprise Architecture for Digital Transformation
Methoden: Big Data und Data Science
Smart IoT & Mobile Business Solutions mit Design und Business Thinking umsetzen
FPV: Aktuelle Themen und Entwicklungen im Informationsmanagement
FPV: Künstliche Intelligenz in kleinen und mittleren Betrieben
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Master in Business Innovation

Das IWI-HSG betreut das Master-Programm in Business Innovation (MBI).  Möchten Sie als Führungskraft die Zukunft innovativ gestalten? Der Master in Business Innovation zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie die Potenziale der digitalen Transformation erfolgreich nutzen.

    Falls Sie Fragen bezüglich des Masters in Business Innovation haben, freuen wir uns auf Ihre Kontaktaufnahme.






    Abschlussarbeiten

    Sie können bei uns Bachelor- und Masterarbeiten zu den Themengebieten des IWI-HSG schreiben. Falls Sie interessiert sind, wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an den Referenten bzw. die Referentin.

     

    Nachfolgend finden Sie eine Übersicht aktueller Themen. Sollten Sie weitere Ideen haben, kommen Sie auch gerne auf uns zu.

    Level:
    Kontakt:
    Edona Elshan

    In this master thesis, the student should conduct a qualitative study, interviewing collaboration practitioners (workshop facilitators, team leader etc.) to capture and analysis phenomena, mechanisms, and dynamics of collaboration, group- and teamwork. The thesis aims to uncover existing theories describing psychological and cognitive effects that occur during joint work (collaboration, teamwork, group work, etc.), link the uncovered phenomena to scientifically established theories, and begin theoretical provoking of the theories in the context of human-AI collaboration.

    Collaboration emerges in teams when people jointly work together to reach a common goal. Collaboration is associated with several phenomena, mechanisms, and dynamics. Dynamic phenomena occur in teams, which is why breaking teams down into individual measurable parts does not make sense, as one should look at the overall collective performance, which is explained as more than just the sum of the individual parts (Paulus et al. 2012). Thus, the whole of a team does not result from the analysis of the individual group members, but from the analysis of these phenomena between the participants. These dynamic relationships in which attracting and repulsive forces act, can therefore have both negative and positive effects on the team’s performance.

    The continuous improvement of computing power and the availability of enormous amounts of data has considerably matured artificial intelligence (AI) and now enables a versatile use of intelligent and autonomous systems such as virtual assistants and chatbots (Russell and Norvig 2016). Although at a present time, such systems can, from a technological perspective, primarily interact and communicate around specific topics in a narrow way (Diederich et al. 2022), technologies such as GTP-3 will fundamentally expand the capabilities of intelligent systems by enabling richer open-topic communication and interaction with strong interpersonal character (Pilipiszyn 2021). This enables AI-based systems to interact and even collaborate with humans in an unprecedented way. However, utilizing such systems in collaboration scenarios challenges research to redefine existing theories of teamwork. Technology that was previously used as a tool to address narrow tasks is now taking an increasingly active role by taking on complex tasks and making contributions autonomously. This new role of IT raises a number of questions that need to be addressed, as “AI might add value to teams and organizations that may be leaps ahead from current technological team support”(Seeber et al. 2019), p. 1).

    However, the technological progress and the use of AI in human-AI teams mean that established theories on group phenomena, as well as cognitive and social group processes, need to be reconsidered. Since these theories originate from the time when purely human teams existed, it is important to investigate how these theories change as soon as humans work together with AI in a balanced way, i.e., as hybrid intelligence.

    In this master thesis, the student should conduct a qualitative study, interviewing collaboration practitioners (workshop facilitators, team leader etc.) to capture and analysis phenomena, mechanisms, and dynamics of collaboration, group- and teamwork. The thesis aims to uncover existing theories describing psychological and cognitive effects that occur during joint work (collaboration, teamwork, group work, etc.), link the uncovered phenomena to scientifically established theories, and begin theoretical provoking of the theories in the context of human-AI collaboration.

    You should…
    – have a basic understanding of collaboration, teams, groups and social- and cognitive group effects
    – have a basic understanding of theories and theorizing
    – have a basic understanding of qualitative content analysis and qualitative research
    – be a communicative and open person
    – work in an independent and accurate way
    – have scientific writing skills in English
    – be passionate about artificial intelligence and psychology

    We offer you a close supervision and the opportunity to develop practical, as well as theoretical skills in the area of information systems. If you are interested, send your CV, transcript of records and a brief description of your motivation to Edona Elshan ().

    Level:
    Kontakt:
    Anuschka Schmitt

    When interacting with contemporary information systems (think websites, chatbots, decision tools), users are (unconsciously) facing certain persuasion mechanisms or so-called nudges which softly guide them towards favoring certain decisions over others (i.e., do you have to opt-out from additional insurance on your booked flight?).

    In light of Big Data and Machine Learning, such systems increasingly take over tasks and decisions, thereby possibly reducing users’ autonomy. The design of digital choice architectures is not as straightforward: Nudges can be criticized to suffer from opaqueness, manipulation, and paternalism. How can choice architectures be designed in a more transparent manner? And how would such transparency eventually influence users’ decision-making with the system?

    As part of a greater research project, this study seeks to
    1) identify the role of transparency and autonomy in decision-making,
    2) understand how conflicts of interests and information asymmetries could and should be balanced, and
    3) investigate the influence of transparency mechanisms on user perception and behavior in a healthcare context.

    Start immediately or by arrangement

    Level:
    Kontakt:
    Edona Elshan

    In this master thesis, the student should conduct a systematic literature review and analysis on phenomena, mechanisms, and dynamics of collaboration, group- and teamwork. The systematic literature review has the aim to uncover (all) existing theories that describe psychological and cognitive effects that occur in joint work (collaboration, teamwork, group work, etc.) in order to provide a profound foundation for theoretical provoking for human-AI collaboration.

    Collaboration emerges in teams when people jointly work together to reach a common goal. Collaboration is associated with several phenomena, mechanisms, and dynamics. Dynamic phenomena occur in teams, which is why breaking teams down into individual measurable parts does not make sense, as one should look at the overall collective performance, which is explained as more than just the sum of the individual parts (Paulus et al. 2012). Thus, the whole of a team does not result from the analysis of the individual group members, but from the analysis of these phenomena between the participants. These dynamic relationships in which attracting and repulsive forces act, can therefore have both negative and positive effects on the team’s performance.

    The continuous improvement of computing power and the availability of enormous amounts of data has considerably matured artificial intelligence (AI) and now enables a versatile use of intelligent and autonomous systems such as virtual assistants and chatbots (Russell and Norvig 2016). Although at a present time, such systems can, from a technological perspective, primarily interact and communicate around specific topics in a narrow way (Diederich et al. 2022), technologies such as GTP-3 will fundamentally expand the capabilities of intelligent systems by enabling richer open-topic communication and interaction with strong interpersonal character (Pilipiszyn 2021). This enables AI-based systems to interact and even collaborate with humans in an unprecedented way. However, utilizing such systems in collaboration scenarios challenges research to redefine existing theories of teamwork. Technology that was previously used as a tool to address narrow tasks is now taking an increasingly active role by taking on complex tasks and making contributions autonomously. This new role of IT raises a number of questions that need to be addressed, as “AI might add value to teams and organizations that may be leaps ahead from current technological team support”(Seeber et al. 2019), p. 1).

    However, the technological progress and the use of AI in human-AI teams mean that established theories on group phenomena, as well as cognitive and social group processes, need to be reconsidered. Since these theories originate from the time when purely human teams existed, it is important to investigate how these theories change as soon as humans work together with AI in a balanced way, i.e., as hybrid intelligence.

    In this master thesis, the student should conduct a systematic literature review and analysis on phenomena, mechanisms, and dynamics of collaboration, group- and teamwork. The systematic literature review has the aim to uncover all existing theories that describe psychological and cognitive effects that occur in joint work (collaboration, teamwork, group work, etc.) in order to provide a profound foundation for theoretical provoking for human-AI collaboration.

    You should…
    – have a basic understanding of collaboration, teams, groups, and social- and cognitive group effects
    – have a basic understanding of theories and theorizing
    – have a basic understanding of systematic literature reviews
    – have great analytics skills and love reading scientific papers
    – work in an independent and accurate way
    – have scientific writing skills in English
    – be passionate about artificial intelligence and psychology

    We offer you close supervision and the opportunity to develop practical, as well as theoretical skills in the area of information systems. If you are interested, send your CV, transcript of records and a brief description of your motivation to Edona Elshan ().

    Level:
    Bachelor/Master
    Kontakt:
    Eva Ritz

    Why:
    The Covid 19 pandemic has fundamentally changed onboarding processes in companies. Digital, novel processes and tools are needed to effectively onboard new employees. In a literature review, novel digital approaches to improve these on-boarding processes will be identified and analyzed, such as the use of nudges (Terres et al., 2019) or chatbots (Adam & Klumpe, 2019).
    Your bachelor’s/master’s thesis should thus contribute to improving digital onboarding processes for new employees in companies.

    How:

    Bachelor/Master thesis that conducts a systematic literature review on the topic of digital on-boarding processes in companies using the methodology of Webster and Watson (2002) and Vom Brocke et al. (2009; 2015).

    Key-Facts:

    • Close supervision, with regular review meetings, feedback discussions, etc.
    • Thesis can start immediately, but should be completed within the next ±6 months
    • If the work is worth publishing, you will be listed as author

    Looking forward to hear from you! Start immediately or by arrangement

    Level:
    Master
    Kontakt:
    Michael Greineder

    Over the last several years, technology has radically changed the way people and machines work together. Work systems in organizations are changing at an accelerating rate. The former premise that workplaces and work systems are designed and exist for decades is now being critically questioned. In your thesis, you will address the topic of how micro shifts in work practices through technology are radically changing the way entire work systems operate over time.

    This thesis topic is aimed at highly motivated students who want to work on a real research project. As part of their thesis, they will be able to utilize extensive interview data, previous research findings, and literature summaries. We offer close supervision and the opportunity to present your results to an international expert audience at the International Conference on Information Systems in Copenhagen.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    Level:
    Bachelor/Master
    Kontakt:
    Michael Greineder

    Businesses operate in a turbulent ever-changing environment. As part of your thesis, you will explore how traditional ways of working have been transformed by digital opportunities over the past few decades and what drivers have enabled increasing agility. In essence, your thesis can shed light on the topic, but is not limited to what the big change drivers have been in the past and what they might be in the future.

    As part of your thesis, you will be able to draw on previous research and extensive research material. We offer you flexible and close supervision in this highly relevant topic and the opportunity to present excellent results to experts at renowned conferences.

    Looking forward to hear from you.

    Level:
    Bachelor/Master
    Kontakt:
    Michael Greineder

    COVID-19 has led to many changes – the most prominent being the extreme increase in home-office and remote working.The question you ask yourself in this paper is how managers can find the optimal setting for their company, how new work organization can take place in a hybrid setting, and which opportunities and challenges have to be mastered.

    In the context of your thesis you can draw on existing interview data as well as on previous research. We offer you close supervision in this highly relevant topic and the opportunity to present excellent results to experts at renowned conferences.

    Level:
    Master
    Kontakt:
    Dr. Andreas Janson

    Accumulation of legal design knowledge in software development

    Legal knowledge is becoming an increasingly important part of software development. New stricter data protection regulations such as the GDPR increase the pressure on developers to implement legal requirements. Design patterns are an established tool in software development to capture proven solutions to recurring problems. Thus, design patterns can also be a way to share legal knowledge with developers.

    The research project investigates how developers of smart personal assistants such as Amazon Alexa can be supported in developing the systems as legally as possible and in accordance with the latest data protection regulations.

    Possible theses can deal with:

    • GDPR compliant smart personal assistants
    • Design patterns to codify legal design knowledge
    • Development of frameworks to support developers in solving legal challenges
    • Qualitative and quantitative studies with developers
    • Research on how developers can best improve their skills and extend their legal knowledge

    Start immediately or by arrangement.

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              Ph.D. in Management – Fachrichtung Business Innovation

              Alle ordentlichen Professoren des IWI-HSG betreuen Promotionen. Zudem bietet das Institut Kurse auf der Doktorandenstufe an.

              Das Doktoratsprogramm in Betriebswirtschaftslehre ist in eine Kursphase und eine Dissertationsphase gegliedert. In der Kursphase sind zwei Pflichtkurse und mindestens zwei Methoden-/Fachkurse aus den Doktoratsprogrammen der Universität St. Gallen oder der Global School in Empirical Research zu besuchen. Nach Abgabe der Vorstudie beginnt die Dissertationsphase. In dieser sind mindestens zwei dissertationsbegleitende Seminare/Kolloquien zu absolvieren. Ein weiterer Methodenkurs oder ein weiteres Seminar kann phasenunabhängig belegt werden.