Our research group works intensely on research topics concerned with the design, development, and evaluation of information systems. We do research on management of cloud computing services (especially software as a service), health information technology (eHealth / Health IT), data and information quality, and management of information security. Conducting research in these areas, we are keen on combining technical, organizational, social, and economical aspects of information systems research.

Our research projects have strong domain foci, particularly, on the healthcare and financial services industries. The strong domain foci enable us to provide new insights and improve understanding of the social, political, commercial, and technological aspects of IS/IT management within the domains and beyond.

We follow the approach of information systems research (a symbiosis of theory and practice) and try to demonstrate IS research in its truest sense (a design-oriented methodology with an empirical evaluation and practical justification of developed artifacts).

Research areas and selected publications:

Enterprise Information Systems

  • Glowalla, P.; Rosenkranz, C.; Sunyaev, A. (2014): Evolution of IT Use: A Case of Business Intelligence System Transition. In: Proceedings of 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Auckland, New Zealand, December 14-17. View Article BibTeX
  • Glowalla, P.; Sunyaev, A. (2014): ERP system fit – an explorative task and data quality perspective. In: Journal of Enterprise Information Management. Volume 27, Issue 5, 668–686. DOI: 10.1108/JEIM-08-2013-0062.View Article BibTeX
  • Glowalla, P.; Sunyaev, A. (2013): Process-driven Data Quality Management – Integration of Data Quality into Existing Process Models. In: Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE). Volume 5, Issue 6, 433–448. DOI: 10.1007/s12599-013-0297-x. View Article BibTeX
  • Glowalla, P.; Sunyaev, A. (2013): Managing Data Quality with ERP Systems - Insights from the Insurance Sector. In: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013), Utrecht, Netherlands, June 5-8. View Article BibTeX
  • Glowalla, P.; Sunyaev, A. (2013): Explorative TTF Perspective on ERP Systems and Data Quality Management Interdependencies. In: Proceedings of the 73rd Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AoM 2013), Orlando, Florida, USA, August 9-13. View Article BibTeX

Cloud Computing

  • Schneider, S.; Sunyaev, A. (2016): Determinant Factors of Cloud-Sourcing Decisions: Reflecting on the IT Outsourcing Literature in the Era of Cloud Computing. In: Journal of Information Technology. Volume 31, Issue 1, 1–31. DOI: 10.1057/jit.2014.25. View Article BibTeX
  • Sturm, B.; Lansing, J.; Sunyaev, A. (2014): Moving in the Right Direction?: Mapping Literature on Cloud Service Certifications' Outcomes with Practitioners' Perceptions. In: Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2014), Tel Aviv, Israel, June 9-11. View Article BibTeX
  • Sunyaev, A.; Schneider, S. (2013): Cloud Services Certification. In: Communications of the ACM (CACM). Volume 56, Issue 2, 33–36. View Article BibTeX
  • Lansing, J.; Schneider, S.; Sunyaev, A. (2013): Cloud Service Certifications: Measuring Consumers' Preferences for Assurances. In: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013), Utrecht, Netherlands, June 5-8. View Article BibTeX
  • Lansing, J.; Sunyaev, A. (2013): Does Pain Result in Gain? Assessing Cloud Service Certifications' Effectiveness. In: Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013), Milano, Italy, December 15-18. View Article BibTeX

Security Engineering

  • Poth, A.; Sunyaev, A. (2014): Effective Quality Management: Value- and Risk-Based Software Quality Management. In: IEEE Software. Volume 31, Issue 6, 79–85. DOI: 10.1109/MS.2013.138. View Article External LinkBibTeX
  • Dehling, T.; Sunyaev, A. (2014): Information Security and Privacy of Patient-Centered Health IT Services: What needs to be done?. In: Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2014), Big Island, Hawaii, USA, January 6-9. View Article BibTeX
  • Dehling, T.; Sunyaev, A. (2014): Secure provision of patient-centered health information technology services in public networks—leveraging security and privacy features provided by the German nationwide health information technology infrastructure. In: Electronic Markets. DOI: 10.1007/s12525-013-0150-6. View Article BibTeX
  • Sunyaev, A. (2011): Design and Application of a Security Analysis Method for Healthcare Telematics in Germany. Gabler, Wiesbaden. ISBN 978-3834924421. View Article BibTeX
  • Sunyaev, A.; Kaletsch, A.; Mauro, C.; Krcmar, H. (2009): Security Analysis of the German Electronic Health Card’s Peripheral Parts. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Milan, Italy, February 25-27, 19–26. View Article BibTeX

Health IT

  • Sunyaev, A.; Dehling, T.; Taylor, P. L.; Mandl, K. D. (2015): Availability and Quality of Mobile Health App Privacy Policies. In: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). Volume 22, Issue e1, e28–e33. DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002605. View Article BibTeX
  • Sunyaev, A. (2013): Evaluation of Microsoft HealthVault and Google Health personal health records. In: Health and Technology. Volume 3, Issue 1, 3–10. View Article BibTeX
  • Duennebeil, S.; Sunyaev, A.; Leimeister, J. M.; Krcmar, H. (2013): Modular Architecture of Value-Added Applications for German Healthcare Telematics. In: Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE). Volume 5, Issue 1, 3–16. View Article BibTeX
  • Sunyaev, A.; Chornyi, D. (2012): Supporting Chronic Disease Care Quality: Design and Implementation of a Health Service and Its Integration with Electronic Health Records. In: ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality. Volume 3, Issue 2, 1–21. View Article BibTeX
  • Duennebeil, S.; Sunyaev, A.; Blohm, I.; Leimeister, J. M.; Krcmar, H. (2012): Determinants of Physicians’ Technology Acceptance for e-health in Ambulatory Care. In: International Journal of Medical Informatics. Volume 81, Issue 11, 746–760. View Article BibTeX