Oliver Krancher

Oliver Krancher

Associate Professor, Head of study programme

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

Building: 4F25-4T57

Phone: +45 72185272

Information Desk: 72185000

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Current position

Oliver Krancher is an Associate Professor in the business IT department of ITU and the head of the Global Business Informatics BSc program.

Research areas

Oliver's research interests revolve around learning processes and teamwork in the development, use, and management of information systems. His current research projects focus on multisourcing, continuous software development, and the management of artificial intelligence. 

Oliver is listed among the global top 100 researchers in the information systems discipline by (based on publications the top 4 IS journals in 2018-2020) and listed at rank 1 among scholars in Denmark in the same ranking. He has received the McKinsey Business Technology Award for his dissertation on knowledge transfer in offshore outsourcing and the AIS Innovation in Teaching Award for teaching enterprise systems.


Oliver studied information systems ("Wirtschaftsinformatik") at University of Regensburg, Germany and at Università del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy. After his studies, he worked as a consultant at Accenture in Germany, focusing on enterprise software and offshore outsourcing projects, which inspired much of his research. He then received his Ph.D. and a certificate for Higher Education from University of Bern, Switzerland (Ph.D. supervisor: Jens Dibbern). During his Ph.D. studies, he was also a visiting scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA with Sandra Slaughter. From 2013 to 2018, he worked as an assistant professor at University of Bern. Since 2018, he has served as an associate professor at IT University of Copenhagen and as an external lecturer at University of Bern.


    Research areas

  • Agile development, Knowledge transfer, Learning, outsourcing, Artificial intelligence, Teamwork, Multisourcing

Research outputs (31)

  1. Published

    The journey to technical excellence in agile software development

    Research output: Journal Article or Conference Article in JournalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Spotlight on the Positives: How Do Information Technology Projects Achieve Cost Underruns?

    Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapterArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Better than you think? Exploring cost and schedule overruns in government IT projects

    Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapterArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

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