Michael Schermann

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Current industry trends suggest that IT services are being sourced more selectively. A prominent example of such an IT service is the user help desk that is often an integrated service, where different sub-services are being delivered by different service providers. Hence IT service providers face the challenges of integrating business processes and IT(More)
Mobile service platforms are IT-based marketplaces that have become the source of competitive advantages. Aligning the interests of stakeholders by establishing effective governance mechanisms is central to the success of mobile service platforms. This phenomenon ignites research in many disciplines, which results in a fragmented understanding of mobile(More)
Mobile platforms enable third-parties to extend and enhance functionalities of products and services by mediating these to consumers. A tremendously successful example is Apple’s App Store where third-party developers contribute applications that add to the usefulness of the mobile device. However, research and practice still struggle with understanding why(More)
Workarounds are deviations from defined routines in business processes and challenge standardization and thus the performance improvements expected from information systems. Researchers study the phenomena of workarounds across different domains and industries with varying conclusions. Literature associates workarounds predominantly with performance losses,(More)
Despite the imperative to substantiate innovative research results expressed in reference models, little methodical guidance exists for evaluating reference models yet. We propose that IS design theories [WaWE92] can provide theoretical guidance for reference model evaluation since reference models can be formulated as a set of design principles that(More)
Information technology (IT) has a tremendous impact on the discipline of accounting by introducing new ways of retrieving and processing information about performance deviations and control effectiveness. This paper explores the role of IT for managing organizational controls by analyzing value drivers for particular accounting information systems that(More)
Workarounds are still one of the most puzzling phenomena in business process management research and practice. From a compliance perspective, workarounds are studied as control failure and the cause for inferior process quality. From a process reengineering perspective, however, workarounds are studied as an important source of process improvement. In this(More)