Current technical developments, such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality, are having an increasing impact on human communication and collaboration. Socio-technical systems, which describe the interaction of technology and people, are particularly affected by this. Numerous new questions and challenges arise on a technical, behavioural and organisational level.
The Sociotechnical Systems (STS) team investigates the interactions between people and Information Technology (IT) in the age of digitalisation. On the one hand, the team examines the current influence/use of IT in society and in organisations. The focus here is on the behaviour of people who make use of IT (e.g. social media). On the other hand, new methods, concepts and systems are developed to support society and organisations in the course of digitisation.
Central research questions are:
1. What effects/impact do new technologies have on individuals, society and organisations?
2. What interactions can we observe between existing and new socio-technical systems and how can transformation processes be supported?
3. How can sociotechnical systems be designed, built and used in the context of digitisation?
- Stieglitz, S., Mirbabaie, M., Kroll, T. & Marx, J. (2019). ‘Silence’ as a Strategy during a Corporate Crisis - The Case of Volkswagen’s ‘Dieselgate’. Internet Research (forthcoming)
- Kroll, T. & Stieglitz, S. (2019). Digital Nudging and Privacy: Improving Decisions about Self-disclosure in Social Networks. Behaviour & Information Technology (BIT), https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2019.1584644 (online first)
- Mirbabaie, M., Bunker, D., Deubel, A. & Stieglitz, S. (2018). Examining Convergence Behaviour during Crisis Situations on Social Media - A Case Study on the Manchester Bombing 2017. Proceedings of the IFIP 8.6 2018 on Smart Working, Living and Organising.
- Stieglitz, S., Mirbabaie, M. & Fromm, J. (2018). Understanding Sense-Making on Social Media during Crises: Categorization of Sense-Making Barriers and Strategies. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJISCRAM), 9(4).
- Stieglitz, S., Brachten, F. & Kissmer, T. (2018). Defining Bots in an Enterprise Context. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisco, Dezember 2018.
- Stieglitz, S., Potthoff, T. & Kissmer, T. (2017). Digital Nudging am Arbeitsplatz - Ein Ansatz zur Steigerung der Technologieakzeptanz. HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik (54:6). 965-976. doi:10.1365/s40702-017-0367-5