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Dr. Alexander Simons

Assistant Professor
Hilti Chair of Business Process Management
Current Activity
Dr. Alexander Simons is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at University of Liechtenstein. He currently serves as a member of the University of Liechtenstein's research commission.

Education
Alexander Simons received his BSc and MSc in Information Systems from University of Muenster and earned his PhD in Business Economics at University of Liechtenstein.

Research
Alexander Simons currently does research on topics such as gamification, crowdfunding, and sports analytics. He has been involved in several successful grant applications in these areas. He has presented his research at international conferences like ICIS (International Conference on Information Systems), and his work has appeared in prestigious journals such as EJOR (European Journal of Operational Research). He has conducted research with several large companies, including Hilti and Ivoclar Vivadent.

His publications have received several citations and were repeatedly nominated for best-paper awards at international conferences, including ECIS (European Conference on Information Systems). His research has been covered in newspapers and magazines such as Der Spiegel and Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Der Standard (Austria), Volksblatt (Liechtenstein), and Berlingske and Jyllands-Posten (Denmark). His dissertation was awarded the Liechtenstein Research Price. He participated as a guest auditor at the third Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting on Economic Sciences.

Teaching
Alexander Simons teaches Operations Management in the Bachelor's program of Business Administration and Supply Chain Management in the Master's program of Information Systems. In addition, he teaches Research Methods at the Bachelor's level and organizes a practice-oriented project seminar called Innovation Lab in the Master's program, in which students collaboratively develop innovative solutions for real-life business and IT problems.
Portrait
Game-based Skill Assessment and Development
FFF-Förderprojekt, September 2016 until September 2019

Considerable research in the academic discipline of Information Systems (IS) has been dedicated to the "gamification" of Information Technology (IT)-the use of game-design elements like badges and ... more ...

Enterprise Content Analytics
FFF-Förderprojekt, March 2015 until March 2018

The aim of the project is to evaluate the applicability of data-analytics methods for analyzing unstructured content in enterprise contexts. As such, the project is located at the intersection of ... more ...

Content-aware Business Process Management (CA-BPM)
FFF-Förderprojekt, January 2011 until April 2014 (finished)

Ziel des Forschungsvorhabens "Content-aware Business Process Management" (CA-BPM) ist die Entwicklung einer Konzeption zum Geschäftsprozessmanagement, welche die neuartigen Herausforderungen ... more ...

Managing enterprise content in business processes
PhD-Thesis, October 2008 until October 2011 (finished)

The dissertation explores contemporary issues that arise during the implementation of ECM. The dissertation is paper-based (PhD by publication), and each paper addresses a selected set of ECM issues. ... more ...

ECM-Blueprinting: Management von Content in Geschäftsprozessen
FFF-Förderprojekt, January 2008 until May 2012 (finished)

Organisationen sehen sich heute einer rasant steigenden Informationsflut ausgesetzt. Die effiziente, rechtskonforme und sichere Bewirtschaftung digitaler Informationen, sog. "Content", in den ... more ...

  • Müller, O., Simons, A., & Weinmann, M. (2017). Beyond Crowd Judgments: Data-Driven Estimation of Market Value in Association Football. European Journal of Operational Research, 263(2), 611-624. (ABDC: A*; ABS: 4; ISI: 3.582; VHB: A)

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  • vom Brocke, J., Schmiedel, T., Simons, A., Schmid, A., Petry, M., & Baeck, C. (2016). From Local IT Needs to Global Process Transformation: Hilti's Customer Service Program. Business Process Management Journal, 22(3), 594-613. (ABDC: B; ABS: 2; VHB: C)

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  • vom Brocke, J., Simons, A., Riemer, K., Niehaves, B., Plattfaut, R., & Cleven, A. (2015). Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Challenges and Recommendations of Literature Search in Information Systems Research. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 37(1), Article 9, 205-224. (ABDC: A; VHB: C)

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  • vom Brocke, J., Simons, A., & Cleven, A. (2011). Towards a Business Process-Oriented Approach to Enterprise Content Management: The ECM-Blueprinting Framework. Information Systems and e-Business Management, 9(4), 475-496. (ABDC: B; ISI: 1.551; VHB: C)

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  • vom Brocke, J., Becker, J., Braccini, A. M., Butleris, R., Hofreiter, B., Kapocius, K., De Marco, M., Schmidt, G., Seidel, S., Simons, A., Skopal, T., Stein, A., Stieglitz, S., Suomi, R., Vossen, G., Winter, R., & Wrycza, S. (2011). Current and Future Issues in BPM Research: A European Perspective from the ERCIS Meeting 2010. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 28(1), Article 25, 393-414. (ABDC: A; VHB: C)

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  • vom Brocke, J., Simons, A., Herbst, A., Derungs, R., & Novotny, S. (2011). The Business Drivers Behind ECM Initiatives: A Process Perspective. Business Process Management Journal, 17(6), 965-985. (ABDC: B; ABS: 2; VHB: C)

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  • Pöppelbuß, J., Niehaves, B., Simons, A., & Becker, J. (2011). Maturity Models in Information Systems Research: Literature Search and Analysis. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 29(1), Article 27, 505-532. (ABDC: A; VHB: C)

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  • vom Brocke, J., Sonnenberg, C., & Simons, A. (2009). Wertorientierte Gestaltung von Informationssystemen: Konzeption und Anwendung einer Potenzialmodellierung am Beispiel Serviceorientierter Architekturen. Wirtschaftsinformatik, 51(3), 261-272. (ABS: 2; ISI: 0.563; VHB: B)

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  • vom Brocke, J., Sonnenberg, C., & Simons, A. (2009). Value-oriented Information Systems Design: The Concept of Potentials Modeling and its Application to Service-oriented Architectures. Business & Information Systems Engineering, 1(3), 223-233. (ABDC: A; ABS: 2; ISI: 3.248; VHB: B)

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  • J. vom Brocke & A. Simons (Eds.). (2014). Enterprise Content Management in Information Systems Research, Foundations, Methods and Cases. Heidelberg et al.: Springer.

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  • Simons, A., vom Brocke, J., Herbst, A., & Lässer, S. (2014). Lessons Learned from Implementing Enterprise Content Management at the National Public Administration in Liechtenstein. In J. vom Brocke & A. Simons (Eds.), Enterprise Content Management in Information Systems Research: Foundations, Methods and Cases (pp. 199-216): Springer.

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  • Simons, A., & vom Brocke, J. (2014). Enterprise Content Management in Information Systems Research. In J. vom Brocke & A. Simons (Eds.), Enterprise Content Management in Information Systems Research: Foundations, Methods and Cases (pp. 3-21): Springer.

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  • Simons, A., vom Brocke, J., Fleischer, S., & Becker, J. (2014). Conceptual Modeling of Electronic Content and Documents in ECM Systems Design: Results from a Modeling Project at Hoval. In J. vom Brocke & A. Simons (Eds.), Enterprise Content Management in Information Systems Research: Foundations, Methods and Cases (pp. 237-254): Springer.

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  • Wiltzius, L., Simons, A., Seidel, S., & vom Brocke, J. (2014). Factors in the Acceptance of Enterprise Content Management Systems. In J. vom Brocke & A. Simons (Eds.), Enterprise Content Management in Information Systems Research: Foundations, Methods and Cases (pp. 37-61): Springer.

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  • Herbst, A., Simons, A., vom Brocke, J., & Derungs, R. (2014). Critical Success Factors in Enterprise Content Management: Toward a Framework for Readiness Assessment. In J. vom Brocke & A. Simons (Eds.), Enterprise Content Management in Information Systems Research: Foundations, Methods and Cases (pp. 109-124): Springer.

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  • vom Brocke, J., Sonnenberg, C., & Simons, A. (2009). Wertorientiertes Geschäftsprozessmanagement: State-of-the-Art und zukünftiger Forschungsbedarf. In H. R. Hansen, D. Karagiannis & H.-G. Fill (Eds.), Business Services: Konzepte, Technologien, Anwendungen. 9. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (pp. 253-262). Wien: Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft.

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  • vom Brocke, J., Simons, A., Sonnenberg, C., Agostini, P., & Zardini, A. (2009). Value Assessment of Enterprise Content Management Systems: A Process-oriented Approach. In A. D'Atri & D. Saccà (Eds.), Information Systems: People, Organizations, Institutions, and Technologies (pp. 131-138). Berlin / Heidelberg: Springer.

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  • Simons, A., Weinmann, M., Tietz, M., & vom Brocke, J. (2017). Which Reward Should I Choose? Preliminary Evidence for the Middle-Option Bias in Reward-Based Crowdfunding. Paper presented at the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2017), Big Island, HI. (VHB: C)

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  • Weinmann, M., Tietz, M., Simons, A., & vom Brocke, J. (2017). Get It before It's Gone? How Limited Rewards Influence Backers' Choices in Reward-Based Crowdfunding. Paper presented at the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Seoul, South Korea. (VHB: A)

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  • Tietz, M., Simons, A., Weinmann, M., & vom Brocke, J. (2016). The Decoy Effect in Reward-Based Crowdfunding: Preliminary Results from an Online Experiment. Paper presented at the 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016), Dublin, Ireland. (VHB: A)

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  • Simons, A., Weinmann, M., Fleischer, S., & Wohlgenannt, I. (2015). Do Good Gamers Make Good Students? Sid Meier's Civilization and Performance Prediction. Paper presented at the 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015), Fort Worth, TX. (VHB: A)

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  • Herbst, A., Simons, A., vom Brocke, J., Müller, O., Debortoli, S., & Vakulenko, S. (2014). Identifying and Characterizing Topics in Enterprise Content Management: A Latent Semantic Analysis of Vendor Case Studies. Paper presented at the 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2014), Tel Aviv, Israel. (VHB: B)

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  • Hanselmann, M., Simons, A., & Müller, O. (2014). Toward a Method for Developing a Service Portfolio for a Supply Chain Center of Excellence. Paper presented at the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI 2014), Paderborn, Germany. (VHB: D)

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  • Wiltzius, L., Simons, A., & Seidel, S. (2011). A Study on the Acceptance of ECM Systems. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2011), Zurich, Switzerland. (VHB: C)

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  • vom Brocke, J., Derungs, R., Herbst, A., Novotny, S., & Simons, A. (2011). The drivers behind enterprise content management: a process-oriented perspective. Paper presented at the 19th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2011), Helsinki, Finland. (VHB: B)

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  • Kramer, S., & Simons, A. (2011). Performance evaluation under uncertainty: the impact of information systems integration on procedural justice perceptions. Paper presented at the 19th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2011), Helsinki, Finland. (VHB: B)

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  • vom Brocke, J., Seidel, S., & Simons, A. (2010). Bridging the Gap between Enterprise Content Management and Creativity: A Research Framework. Paper presented at the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2010), Koloa, Kauai, HI. (VHB: C)

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  • Becker, J., Niehaves, B., Pöppelbuß, J., & Simons, A. (2010). Maturity Models in IS Research. Paper presented at the 18th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2010), Pretoria, South Africa. (VHB: B)

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  • vom Brocke, J., Simons, A., Niehaves, B., Riemer, K., Plattfaut, R., & Cleven, A. (2009). Reconstructing the Giant: On the Importance of Rigour in Documenting the Literature Search Process. Paper presented at the 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2009), Verona, Italy. (VHB: B)

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  • vom Brocke, J., Simons, A., & Cleven, A. (2008). A Business Process Perspective on Enterprise Content Management: Towards a Framework for Organisational Change. Paper presented at the 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2008), Galway, Ireland. (VHB: B)

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