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 7218 5272

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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 focuses on learning in the development, use, and management of information systems. Topics include:

  • Agile software development
  • Outsourcing & offshoring
  • Management of AI
  • Use of collaboration software and of enterprise software

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, focussing on enterprise software and offhsore outsourcing projects, which inspired much of his research. He then obtained his PhD and a certifcate for Higher Eduation from University of Bern, Switzerland (PhD supervisor: Jens Dibbern). During his PhD 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

  • Software development, Knowledge transfer, Learning, outsourcing, Agile development, public digitalisation, Social Media

Research outputs (28)

  1. 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

  2. Published

    Cost and schedule overrun in Government IT projects. An empirical analysis

    Research output: Contribution to conference - NOT published in proceeding or journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Agile Software Development Practices and Success in Outsourced Projects: The Moderating Role of Requirements Risk

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Prizes (5)

  1. Top 100 global IS researchers according to

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  2. McKinsey Business Technology Award

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Recent activities and conferences

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