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Dr. Bernd Schenk

Senior Lecturer
Liechtenstein Business School
Co-Academic Director BSc BWL
Liechtenstein Business School
Current Activity
Bernd Schenk's research focuses on enterprise software, business process management (BPM) and educational technologies.

Bernd Schenk is a senior lecturer in Business Administration and Information Systems. He is also the coordinator of the SAP University Alliance activities at the University of Liechtenstein.

In teaching, Bernd Schenk is active in the Bachelor's programme in Business Administration, the Master's programme in Information Systems and the doctoral programme in Business Economics.

Bernd Schenk is involved in the activities of the CC initiative and the Liechtenstein Chapter of the AIS (LCAIS).

His publications have been published at international conferences, including the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), the American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) and the Int. Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS).

His teaching activities have been honoured with the "Best Teaching Award" of the student body of the University of Liechtenstein and the "Visionary Member" award of the SAP University Alliance.

Office hours
Please contact me by email to make an appointment.

Possible topics for theses
Students are welcome to submit topics in the areas of Enterprise Systems / E-Commerce as proposals. Please prepare a short written description of your thesis proposal for a discussion in my office hours.
2004 — 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

2017 — 2022

Academic Director
Bachelor's Degree programme in Business Administration

since 2014

Dep. Head of Institute,
Institute of Information Systems

since 2011

Senior Lecturer
in Information Systems

2009 — 2017

Executive Director
Master's Degree programme Information Systems


Research Assistant,
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 — 2007

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


for SAP-SCM und SAP-SRM Systems

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

1995 — 2017

Modehaus Emi Schenk GmbH

since 2018

Mitglied der Habilitationskommission

2011 — 2013

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

since 2010

Programme Manager
SAP University Alliance

Visiting Academic

Guest lecturer
Università Nettuno, Roma, Italy


Guest lecturer
Tongji University, Shanghai, China

2009 — 2012

Guest lecturer
University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany


Guest lecturer
University of Barcelona, Spain


Freelancer software development
Bangalore, India


Austrian Students Program
University of New Orleans, LA, USA


SAP - Certified Application Associate
Business Process Integration with SAP S/4HANA 1709


Best Teaching Award
by the University of Liechtenstein Student Union (ULSV)


Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow, MSCA RISE, Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, funded by European Union


ERPsim Facilitator
certified by SAP


Visionary Member
Certificate of Recognition SAP University Alliance


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


SAP - Certified Solution Consultant

since 2021

Association of University Teachers of Business Administration (VHB)

since 2018

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

since 2008

Association for Information Systems (AIS)

since 2001

Austrian Computer Society
Vienna, Austria

Reviewer Services

PC Member
BPM 2019 Vienna, Management Track


Global Edition Reviewer
Kroenke/Boyle (2019). Experiencing MIS, 8th Ed.


Ebert/Griffin (2018). Business Essentials (12th Edition)


Global Edition Reviewer
Kroenke/Boyle (2017). Using MIS, Global Edition, 10th Ed.


Valacich/George (2016). Modern Systems Analysis and Design, 8th Ed.


Laudon/Laudon/Schoder (2016). Wirtschaftsinformatik, 3rd Ed.


Track Chair
WI/MKWI, Student Track


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

Schedule for WS 23/24
Messen und Fördern der Informationskompetenz von Digital Natives in der Bodenseeregion
IBH-Förderprojekt, June 2016 until June 2018 (finished)

Die Bedeutung der Transformation von Gesellschaften zu digitalen Gesellschaften ist allgegenwärtig geworden. Für die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von Städten, Regionen und Ländern ist es zukünftig ... more ...

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

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 (finished)

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 (finished)

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 ...

EU H2020-Förderprojekt, 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 2019 (finished)

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 (finished)

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. (2017). Unternehmenssoftware als Plattform für Prozessinnovation. ERP Management, 3/2017, 45-47.

  • Schenk, B. (2014). Servicemodelle des Cloud Computing. ERP Management, 1/2014, 40-42.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wehking C., Kaiser L., Schenk B., & Vom Brocke, J. (2021). Orchestration of employees' creativity: A phased approach. Paper presented at the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii. (VHB_3: C)

  • Schenk, B., & Hoxhaj, L. (2019). Challenges in Switching to Blended Learning Environments: An Analysis of Students' Attitudes and Performance. Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, Munich, Germany. (VHB_3: A)

  • Schenk, B., & Hoxhaj, L. (2018). Educational Technologies - The need to relearn how to ride a bike. Paper presented at the 2nd Workshop on Green (Responsible, Ethical and Social) IT and IS - the Corporate Perspective (GRES-IT/IS), Vienna.

  • 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_3: D)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Schenk, B. (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.