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University researchers receive award for "Best publication of the year"

Prof. Dr. Stefan Seidel, holder of the Chair for Information Systems and Innovation at the Institute for Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein, recently received one of the highest international awards in the field of business informatics at an international conference in Munich together with his team: Their research work on the use of software platforms to support sustainability transformations was honored by the World Association for Information Systems as the best publication of the year 2019.

Since 2006, the "AIS Best Information Systems Publications Award" has been presented annually to up to five papers as the best publications in the field of Information Systems. The editors of the leading scientific journals nominate the best paper published in their journal the previous year. Finally, a committee of high-ranking scientists selects the award-winning publications.

Support for sustainability goals

Stefan Seidel, Leona Chandra Kruse, Nadine Székely, Michael Gau and Daniel Stieger have published their work with the title "Design Principles for Sensemaking Support Systems in Environmental Sustainability Transformations" in the renowned "European Journal of Information Systems". In it they develop and evaluate knowledge about the design and use of software platforms to support sustainability transformations in organizations. This knowledge supports organizations that pursue sustainability-related goals, such as the reduction of their CO2 emissions, in addition to purely economic benefit maximization.

Contribution to the development of society

The work is part of the research on "Digital Innovation and Transformation" conducted at the Institute of Information Systems. Theory development and design-oriented approaches are combined in order to create theoretical foundations on the one hand and to enable their application in practice on the other hand. The award thus confirms the strategy of the University of Liechtenstein to combine excellent basic research with practical relevance. "Our work underpins the University's expertise in the key issues of digitization and sustainability. The award is also proof that we can make a very significant contribution to the sustainable development of organizations and society with digital innovations," explains Stefan Seidel.


For the winning paper: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1057/s41303-017-0039-0