Alexander Richter

Alexander Richter, Prof. Dr.

Associate Professor

IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Building: 3C07

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Alexander Richter is Associate Professor for “Workplace Studies” at ITU (since March 2016) as well as head of the research unit "Digital Work Design" at the University of Zurich (since October 2013). He is leading the requirements analysis in a major European project aiming at building future industrial workplaces and other research projects funded by organisations and government in the area of innovation and collaboration, like the recently started ITU project "Innovation for leadership (I4L)". He is also member of the ITU BUILD team and a number of further ITU initiatives.

Alex studies knowledge work practices and designs human-centered sociotechnical solutions to support those practices. Amongst other things he observes new forms of leadership or innovation and develops methods to implement and evaluate them. For instance, Alex has co-developed a framework that supported the selection, implementation and evaluation of collaboration and knowledge management systems at companies such as Allianz, Airbus, Deutsche Bahn, Bayer and Bosch.

Alex is Chairman of the Special Interest Group "CSCW & Social Computing" in the German computer society (since 2014), Associated Key Researcher for the VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center Graz (since 2017), Research Fellow of the Peter Pribilla Foundation (since 2012) and in the steering comitee of EUSSET (since 2017). He is guest editor of a special issue on "Storytelling and Information Systems" in the Information Systems Journal (2017-2019), Co-Chair of the Social Media track at ECIS (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), ECIS 2019 Panel-Chair and organiser of a number of other workshops (e.g. MKWI 2018).

For a complete list of publications see Google Scholar.

Selected Journal Publications

Trier, M.; Richter, A. (2014): The deep structure of organizational online networking – an actor-oriented case study. Information Systems Journal. doi: 10.1111/isj.12047

Behrendt, S.; Richter, A.; Trier, M. (2014): Mixed methods analysis of enterprise social networks. Computer Networks. doi: 10.1016/j.comnet.2014.08.025

Richter, A.; Riemer, K. (2013): Malleable End-User Software. Business & Information Systems Engineering. doi: 10.1007/s12599-013-0260-x

Richter, A.; Stocker, A.; Müller, S.; Avram, G. (2013): Knowledge management goals revisited: A cross-sectional analysis of social software adoption in corporate environments, VINE, doi: 10.1108/03055721311329927 (Highly commended paper award 2014)

Selected Conference Publications

Richter, A; Hetmank, C.; Müller, M.; Klier, J.; Klier, M. (2016): Enterprise Social Networks from a Manager’s Perspective. In: Proceedings 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), Kauai. (Winner of Best Paper Award)

Ciriello, R. ; Richter, A. (2015): Idea Hubs as Nexus of Collective Creativity in Digital Innovation. In: Proceedings 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015).

Herzog, C.; Richter, A.,; Steinhüser, M. (2015): Towards a Framework for the Evaluation Design of Enterprise Social Software. In: Proceedings 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015).

Richter, A.; Heidemann, J.; Klier, M.; Behrendt, S. (2013): Success Measurement of Enterprise Social Networks. In: Proceedings 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, Leipzig. (Best Paper Award Candidate)

Riemer, K.; Richter A. (2010): Tweet Inside: Microblogging in a Corporate Context. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Bled eConference 2010, Bled. (Winner of Outstanding Paper Award)

Publications (16)

  1. Published

    When Prototyping Meets Storytelling. Practices and Malpractices in Innovating Software Firms

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings

  2. Published

    Designing an Idea Screening Framework for Employee-Driven Innovation

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article

  3. Published

    Enterprise Social Networks from a Manager's Perspective

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article

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