department of informatics

Information Management

Description: 

In a knowledge- and information-based economy, the management of the resource information is a key issue. The research group does action research in specific topics such as:

  • Strategic information management
  • Service management and ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)
  • Control objectives for information and related Technology (CobiT) framework
  • Process design and workflow management systems
  • Community building processes and cooperative work environments
  • Information management for NPO's and/or NGO's
  • Knowledge management

The textbook 'Information Management for NPO's, NGO's et al. - Strategy, Organisation and Implementation' (in German) covers the following topics:

  • Strategic information systems planning
  • Organization structure and managing the project portfolio
  • Information and process engineering
  • Portals and community building processes
  • Data security and data protection
  • Controlling and benchmarking

Publications

Andreas Meier: Information Management for NPO's, NGO's et al. (in German) Springer 2006, 206 pages (Buy at Springer.com, Amazon.de)

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Research

Recent PhD thesis in information management are:

  • Web-based information exchange platforms for international humanitarian projects (in German) by Stefan Hüsemann, Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag, 2003
  • Planning in software project management - An empirical research of software companies in Vietnam by Quynh Mai Nguyen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Fribourg, 2006
  • Improving performance through linking IT and TQM in Vietnamese organizations by Thuy Quynh Loan Nguyen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Fribourg, 2006
  • Intra-organizational Knowledge transfer process in Vietnam's information technology companies by Thi Bich Ngoc Pham, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Fribourg, forthcoming 2008