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Dr. Leona Chandra Kruse

Assistant Professor
Chair of Information Systems and Innovation
Current Activity
Leona Chandra Kruse is an assistant professor at the Chair of Information Systems and Innovation. She is also the Managing Editor of the AIS InPractice as well as the Managing Director of the Liechtenstein Center for Digital Capital Creation, and serves in the Executive Committee of the AIS SIGPrag.

Leona's research is motivated by two alluring contradictions: the bright side and the dark side of digital transformation and the known and the unknown in designing for digital transformation. She is passionate about topics that lie at the intersection of Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, and Psychology, such as leadership, design approaches to management, venture creation, and building digital applications to tackle societal challenges (e.g., to mitigate technostress and to support sustainability goals).

She recently received the 2019 Liechtenstein Research Prize for Junior Scholars and the 2019 AIS Best IS Publication Award.

Office hours: Thursday 11.45 am - 12.30 pm, only by appointment with the administration office.
2014 — 2018

PhD in Business Economics with focus on Information and Process Management
University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2011 — 2013

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2011 — 2012

International Project Management Association (IPMA) Level D
Association For the Certification For Persons in Management, Glattbrugg, Switzerland

2010 — 2011

Intensive German Course and Certification of Proficiency
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

2004 — 2008

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia

since 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher

2014 — 2018

Research Assistant and PhD Student
University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2012 — 2014

Student Assistant
University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2008 — 2010

Professional activities in different fields, among others, as assistant to the CEO of a multinational shipbuilding company, and as assistant to the Director of a center for music therapy.

2011 — 2012

Magna Cum Laude Certificate and Third Prize in Business Plan Competition
Institute for Value-Based Enterprise (IVE), University of Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland


Erasmus Mundus Grant
in the field of "Economy, State, and Society" (IMESS).

Archaeology of Digital Artifacts in Practice
FFF-Förderprojekt, July 2018 until June 2020

The widespread digitization of data and infrastructure has led to the rise of digital archaeology. We can even be slightly more provocative and infer that everyone with access to the internet can ... more ...

Principles for Information Systems Development
FFF-Förderprojekt, May 2015 until May 2017 (finished)

Design principles are an important vehicle to convey design knowledge that contributes beyond instantiations applicable in a limited use context. Design principles are often formulated as the outcome ... more ...

Designing and Making Use of Design Principles in Information Systems Research
PhD-Thesis, September 2014 until February 2018 (finished)

Design principles are an important vehicle to convey design knowledge that contributes beyond instantiations applicable in a limited use context. The idea of applying design principles in the process ... more ...

Green Information Systems for Belief Formation in Organizational Sustainability Transformations
FFF-Förderprojekt, January 2013 until September 2015 (finished)

Public and business organizations, a dominant part of our society, have always been a main contributor to the degradation of our natural environment, through their resource consumption, greenhouse ... more ...

Sustainability-aware Business Process Management (SABPM)
FFF-Förderprojekt, December 2010 until March 2014 (finished)

Ziel des Projekts Sustainability-aware Business Process Management (SABPM) ist die Untersuchung der Integration ökonomischer, sozialer und ökologischer Nachhaltigkeit in Organisationen. Im Rahmen ... more ...

  • Seidel, S., Chandra Kruse, L., Székely, N., Gau, M., & Stieger, D. (2018). Design principles for sensemaking support systems in environmental sustainability transformations. European Journal of Information Systems, 27(2), 221-247. (ABDC_2016: A*; ABS_2018: 3; ISI_2016: 2.819; ISI_2016_5year: 3.505; ISI_2018: 2.603; VHB_3: A)

  • Seidel, S., Bharati, P., Fridgen, G., Watson, R. T., Albizri, A., Boudreau, M.-C., Butler, T., Chandra Kruse, L., Guzman, I., Karsten, H., Lee, H., Melville, N., Rush, D., Toland, J., & Watts, S. (2017). The Sustainability Imperative in Information Systems Research. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 40(3). (ABDC_2016: A; ABS_2018: 2; VHB_3: C)

  • Aggogo, D., & Chandra Kruse, L. (2019). Open Affect-Responsive Systems (OARS): Toward Personalized AI to Beat Back the Waves of Technostress. Paper presented at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Spring Symposium Series, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

  • Chandra Kruse, L., Seidel, S., & vom Brocke, J. (2019). Design Archaeology: Generating Design Knowledge from Real-World Artifact Design. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, Worcester, MA.

  • Chandra Kruse, L., & Nickerson, J. (2018). Portraying Design Essence. Paper presented at the Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 2018), Big Island, HI, USA.

  • Avdiji, H., Chandra Kruse, L., & Missonier, S. (2018). Sharing Leadership through Digital Collaborative Objects. Paper presented at the European Conference of Information Systems, Portsmouth, UK. (VHB_3: B)

  • Sjöström, J., Chandra Kruse, L., Haj-Bolouri, A., & Flensburg, P. (2018). Software-embedded Evaluation Support in Design Science Research. Paper presented at the Designing for a Digital and Globalized World, Berlin, Germany. (VHB_3: C)

  • Chandra Kruse, L., & Seidel, S. (2017). Tensions in Design Principle Formulation and Reuse.. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference DESRIST 2017, Karlsruhe, Germany. (VHB_3: C)

  • Chandra Kruse, L. (2016). ICT in Transforming Mobility: The Case of Motorcycle Taxi. Paper presented at the ICTO, Paris, France.

  • Chandra Kruse, L., Seidel, S., & Purao, S. (2016). Making Use of Design Principles. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference DESRIST 2016, St.John's, Canada. (VHB_3: C)

  • Haj-Bolouri, A., Chandra Kruse, L., Iivari, J., & Flensburg, P. (2016). How Habermas’ Philosophy can Inspire the Design of Information Systems: The Case of Designing an Open Learning Platform For Social Integration. Paper presented at the Selected Papers of the 39th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS), Ljungskile, Sweden.

  • Chandra Kruse, L., & Tumbas, S. (2016). Digital Ethnography: At the Crossroad s of Mirage, Mosaic, and Mirror. Paper presented at the Paper presented at the 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016), Dublin, Ireland. (VHB_3: A)

  • Chandra, L., Seidel, S., & Gregor, S. (2015). Prescriptive Knowledge in IS Research: Conceptualizing Design Principles in Terms of Materiality, Action, and Boundary Conditions. Paper presented at the 48th Hawaii Conference in System Science, Hawaii, USA. (VHB_3: C)

  • Seidel, S., Chandra, L., Reuter, N., Stieger, D., & and Gau, M. (2014). Green e-community: Sensemaking in Environmental Sustainability Transformations. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference DESRIST 2014, Miami, FL, USA. (VHB_3: C)

  • Chandra Kruse, L., & Tumbas, S. (2018). Uncovering the Mystery of Digital Phenomena: Data Aggregator “IN4GOOD”. Paper presented at the AOM Specialized Conference: Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy, Surrey, UK.

  • Sjöström, J., Chandra Kruse, L., & & Haj-Bolouri, A. (2016). A Design Theory For Built-in Evaluation Support. Paper presented at the 39th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS), Ljungskile, Sweden.

  • Droege, P., Seidel, S., & Chandra, L. (2014). UniGO Nachhaltigkeitstransformation an der Universität Liechtenstein: Ein Action-Research-Projekt : Universität Liechtenstein.