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)".

According to Google Scholar Alex is one of the best cited information systems researchers under 40 worldwide. -> Complete list of publications.

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 (2016-2018), 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).


Current research topics: knowledge work practices Digital work design, human-centered sociotechnical solutions, virtual leadership, innovation management, information systems evaluation


Selected (distinguished) 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)

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)

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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