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Dr. Bernd Schenk

Senior Lecturer
Hilti Chair of Business Process Management
Academic Director (of Programme)
BSc in Business Administration
Deputy Head of the Institute
Institute of Information Systems
Current Activity
The core research interests of Bernd Schenk are Serviceoriented Architectures (SOA), Enterprise Systems (ES) and Business Process Management (BPM).

Bernd Schenk is academic director of the bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration and deputy head of the Institute of Information Systems. He is a member of the standing committee for further education and coordinator for SAP University Alliance activities.

He is a lecturer in the bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration and in the master's degree programme Information Systems. Furthermore, he is involved in the activities of the CC-Initiative and the Liechtenstein Chapter of the AIS (LCAIS).

Bernd's research has been published in several conference proceedings, including the American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) and the International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS).

Office hours: by appointment, plesae contact our administration office (wirtschaftsinformatik@uni.li).

Thesis Topics for Students
I am open to discuss any topics related to the area of ERP and BI systems, SOA, web service technology, and e-commerce as a possible topic of your bachelor's/master's thesis. Please prepare a short description (one-pager) as a starting point for a discussion during my office hours.
Education
2003 — 2009

PhD (Doctor rerum socialium oeconomicarumque)
Institute for Management Information Systems, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria.
Title of doctoral thesis: "Modifications of the implementation process caused by intensive modularisation of ERP systems by means of web services for companies in the retail sector"
Supervisor: em. Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Robert Hansen

1998 — 2003

Master of Science in Business Administration (Magister rerum socialium oeconomicarumque)
University of Innsbruck, Faculty of Social and Economic Science, Austria.
Specialization in Information Systems and Marketing.

1993 — 1998

Industrial Engineer (Ingenieur)
Technical College for Textile Industry, Department of Industrial Engineering, Dornbirn, Austria

Visiting Academic
2016

Guest lecturer
Università Nettuno, Roma, Italy

2010

Guest lecturer
Tongji University, Shanghai, China

2009

Guest lecturer
University of Barcelona, Spain

2009 — 2012

Guest lecturer
University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany

2005

Intern software development
Bangalore, India

2001

Austrian Students Program
University of New Orleans, LA, USA

Career
2008

Member
of the Institute of Information Systems, University of Liechtenstein

2007 — 2008

E-Commerce Coordinator and Data-Warehouse Information Manager
in the segment of luxury textile goods

2006

Analyst
for SAP-SCM und SAP-SRM Systems

2006 — 2007

Consultant
for SAP-SCM and SAP-SRM Systems
Trainer
for SAP-SCM on behalf of the SAP AG in Germany, Switzerland, Austria

2003 — 2005

Self-employed Consultant
for projects in the area of Information Systems and Marketing

2001 — 2003

Coordinator for PR & Marketing
in the segment of social services

1998

Advisor
Modehaus Emi Schenk GmbH

Memberships
2008

Association for Information Systems (AIS)

2001

Austrian Computer Society
Vienna, Austria

Awards
2015

ERPsim Facilitator
certified by SAP

2014

Visionary Member
Certificate of Recognition SAP University Alliance

2010

Programme Manager
SAP University Alliance

2009

SAP - Certified Solution Architect
ERP Integration of Business Processes with mySAP ERP

2006

SAP - Certified Solution Consultant
for SAP-SCM and SAP-SRM

Honors
2011 — 2013

Member of executive committee, mid-level faculty, University of Liechtenstein

Reviewer Services
2013

Global Edition Reviewer
Laudon/Laudon (2014): Management Information Systems, 13th Ed.

Portrait
EQUAL-IST Gender Equality Plans for Information Sciences and Technology Research Institutions
EU H2020-Förderprojekt, January 2016 until January 2019

Within the realm of the project, we will develop Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) for the participating IST institutions. Based on an initial review of existing literature and analysis of good practices ... more ...

MASTIS - Establishing Modern Master-level Studies in Information Systems
ERASMUS, October 2015 until October 2018

The main aim of the project is to improve Master Program in Information Systems according to the needs of the modern society; to bring the universities closer to changes in global labour market and ... more ...

BPM Online
ERASMUS, October 2015 until October 2017

Ziel des Projekts ist die Entwicklung eines europaweiten Konzepts für die Weiterbildung im Bereich Prozessmanagement. Als Antragsteller und leitender Projektpartner arbeitet das Team des Hilti ... more ...

Learning Analytics
ERASMUS, October 2015 until September 2017

The aim of the project is to prepare a prototype toolset for LA higher education organizations for data driven learning and assessment (e.g. help students to take an active learning path, target at ... more ...

RISE-BPM
May 2015 until April 2019

RISE_BPM networks world-leading research institutions and corporate innovators to develop new horizons for Business Process Management (BPM). BPM is a boundary-spanning discipline focused on ... more ...

Grenzüberschreitendes Leben und Arbeiten - Cross-border Life and Work
FFF-Förderprojekt, April 2015 until April 2018

Emerging public policies and advanced information technologies (IT) have created new opportunities for work and life that thrive in global value chains and markets. Life, in general, and work, in ... more ...

FETCH Future Education and Training in Computing: How to support learning at anytime anywhere
ERASMUS, October 2013 until September 2016

The main objectives of this project are educating highly qualified information systems specialists, meeting the requirements of a modern, fast developing society, raising the quality of education ... more ...

PRAXIS: European Center for Project/Internship Excellence
October 2011 until December 2014 (finished)

Project/Internship course units are particularly relevant to engineering degrees. It is through this type of courses that students have the chance to practise their technical skills in a ... more ...

Implementation of SOA-based ERP-systems
internes Projekt, since October 2009

Service-oriented ERP systems promise to allow for a fine-grained alignment of IT with specific functional requirements of an organization's business processes. In this regard, studies particularly ... 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 ...

  • Schenk, B. (2009). Veränderungen im Implementierungsprozess durch stärkere Modularisierung von ERP-Systemen mittels Web-Services für Unternehmen des Einzelhandels. Wien: WU-Wien, Diss., 2009.

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  • Schenk, B. (2015). The Role of Enterprise Systems in Process Innovation. In J. vom Brocke & T. Schmiedel (Eds.), BPM - Driving Innovation in a Digital World (Vol. 1, pp. 75-85): Springer.

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  • vom Brocke, J., Schenk, B., & Sonnenberg, C. (2009). Organizational Implications of Implementing Service Oriented ERP Systems - An Analysis based on New Institutional Economics. In W. Abramowicz (Ed.), Business Information Systems (Vol. 21, pp. 252-263). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.

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  • vom Brocke, J., Schenk, B., & Sonnenberg, C. (2009). Classification Criteria for Governing the Implementation Process of Service-oriented ERP Systems - An Analysis based on New Institutional Economics. Paper presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2009), San Francisco, California. (VHB: D)

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  • vom Brocke, J., Thomas, O., Sonnenberg, C., & Schenk, B. (2008). Economics of Service Oriented Architectures - Measuring the Financial Performance. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2008), Gdansk, Poland.

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  • vom Brocke, J., Simons, A., & Schenk, B. (2008). Transforming Design Science Research into Practical Application: Experiences from Two ECM Teaching Cases. Paper presented at the 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2008), Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 1049-1058.

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  • vom Brocke, J., Schenk, B., & Sonnenberg, C. (2008). New Organizational Concepts for Implementing Service-Oriented ERP Systems. An Analysis Based on Transaction Cost Theory. Paper presented at the Pre-ICIS 2008 Workshop on Enterprise Systems Research in MIS, Paris.

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  • B. Schenk. (2006). Problems arising from multiple Vendors of a Web Service based ERP System.. Paper presented at the Networking and Electronic Commerce Research Conference 2006 (NAEC 2006), Riva del Garda, Italy.

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  • Schenk, B. (2014). Servicemodelle des Cloud Computing. ERP Management.

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  • Schenk, B., & Sonnenberg, C. (2012). Wettbewerbsvorteile durch Prozessmanagement. ERP-Management, 28-30.

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  • vom Brocke, J., Schenk, B., & Gonzenbach, I. (2012). Herausforderungen und Trends im Cloud Computing. ERP Management.

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  • Schenk, B. (2011). Implementierung SOA-basierter ERP-Systeme. ERP-Management, 38-40.

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  • Schenk, B. (2011). Make-or-Buy? Effiziente Implementierung serviceorienterter ERP-Systeme. ERP-Management, 35-37.

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