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Dr. rer. oec. Sanja Tumbas, M.Sc.

Associated Researcher
Hilti Chair of Business Process Management
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Office hours: Thursday 11.45 am - 12.30 pm, only by appointment with the administration office (sandra.beyer@uni.li)
2009 — 2012

Master of Science, Major: Information Systems (M.Sc.)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

2005 — 2008

Bachelor of Science, Major: Business Information Systems (B.Sc.)
University of Novi Sad, Serbia


Research Assistant
Tempus project - Governance and Management Reform in Higher Educatin (GOMES)

2010 — 2012

Student Assistant
Chair for Information Systems and Information Management
The Münster School of Business and Economics, Germany

2009 — 2012

Research Assistant
Tempus project - Development of Lifelong Learning Framework in Serbia (DELFIS)

2009 — 2011

DAAD (Deutsche Akademischer Austausch Dienst)
Study Scholarships for Graduates of All Disciplines

Institutional Logics of Digital Innovation
FFF-Förderprojekt, January 2015 until March 2017 (finished)

Digital technologies are ubiquitous (Lyytinen et al. 2004), they permeate virtually every aspect of organizational life (Zammuto et al. 2007) and are imperative for organizational innovation (Yoo et ... 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 ...

Institutional Logics of Digital Innovation
PhD-Thesis, February 2013 until June 2017 (finished)

Innovating with digital technologies is an imperative for virtually all organizations. Today, diverse actors use digital technologies to drive innovations, ranging from engineers, designers, and ... more ...

  • Tumbas, S., Berente, N., & vom Brocke, J. (2018). Digital Innovation and Institutional Entrepreneurship: Chief Digital Officers' Perspective of their Emerging Role. Journal of Information Technology (JIT), 33(3), 188-202. (ABDC_2016: A*; ABS_2018: 3; ISI_2016: 6.953; ISI_2016_5year: 8.245; ISI_2018: 3.125; VHB_3: A)

  • J. vom Brocke, A. Stein, S. Hofmann & S. Tumbas (Eds.). (2015). Grand Societal Challenges in Information Systems Research and Education. Ideas from the ERCIS Virtual Seminar Series : Springer.

  • Tumbas, S., Berente, N., & vom Brocke, J. (2017). Digital Capabilities for Buffering Tensions of Structure, Space, and Time during Entrepreneurial Growth. Paper presented at the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seoul, South Korea. (VHB_3: A)

  • Tumbas, S., Berente, N., & vom Brocke, J. (2017). Born Digital: Growth Trajectories of Entrepreneurial Organizations Spanning Institutional Fields. Paper presented at the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seoul, South Korea. (VHB_3: A)

  • 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)

  • Tumbas S., Schmiedel, T., & vom Brocke, J. (2015). Characterizing Multiple Institutional Logics for Innovation with Digital Technologies. Paper presented at the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 05-08 Jan 2015, Hawaii, USA. (VHB_3: C)

  • Tumbas, S., Berente, N., Seidel, S., & vom Brocke, J. (2015). The 'Digital Façade' of Rapidly Growing Entrepreneurial Organizations. Paper presented at the 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015), Fort Worth, Texas, USA. (VHB_3: A)

  • Tumbas, S., & Schmiedel, T. (2013). Developing an organizational culture supportive of business process management. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), 27 Feb - 01 Mar 2013, Leipzig, Germany.

  • Tumbas, S., Schmiedel, T., Bringmann, M., & vom Brocke, J. (2013). Developing a BPM-supportive organizational culture: On the importance of contextual factors. Paper presented at the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 05-08 Jun 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands. (VHB_3: B)

  • Tumbas, S., Berente, N., & vom Brocke, J. (2018). It's time for chief digital officers (IESE Business School Insight, 150).