The Role of Spatial Data for the Innovative Design of Socio-Technical Systems

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Type and Duration

Preproposal PhD-Thesis, since September 2021


Hilti Chair of Business Process Management

Main Research

Business Process Management


In my research project, I will investigate the role of spatial data for the innovative design of socio-technical systems. Countless previously established thought structures and concepts are changing radically in the wake of the pandemic. The meaning of space has been reinterpreted. Space and the possible utilization of space in all its facets continuously influence processes, human interactions, and innovations in organizations. Concepts of behavioral economics have a special significance in this "new version" of the traditional economy. The use of the design-oriented research paradigm in my dissertation is therefore intended to help explain existing phenomena and develop innovative artifacts to address relevant problems in organizations in this context. The research gap on how spatial data, provided by digital tools, can help in the innovative design and use of socio-technical systems will also be addressed by considering the concept of resilience within an organizational perspective.