Scientific Project Managament

Prof. Dr. Frank Teuteberg


Prof. Dr. Frank Teuteberg was born in Uslar (Germany) in 1970. Since the winter semester 07/08, he has been heading the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, which is part of the Institute of Information Management and Information Systems Engineering (IMU) at the University of Osnabrück (Germany). He is also working as a guest lecturer at the ESCEM ( in Tours/Poitiers in France. Furthermore, he is the founder and scientific spokesperson (together with Prof. Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez) of the European Research and Transfer Network for Environmental Management Information Systems (ERTEMIS; In addition to that, he is also a member of the German Association of Environmental Management e.V. (Bundesdeutscher Arbeitskreis Umweltbewusstes Management (B.A.U.M.)).

The Department of Accounting and Information Systems continuously conducts research projects based on current scientific or practice-related issues. The research has a design-oriented approach with a focus on conceptual questions, such as design science and reference modeling, an experimental focus on simulations as well as an empirical focus. Currently, the main focus of his research is on Cloud Computing, Benchmarking of Business Processes/Semantic Process Management, Sustainable Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Green IT/IS, and Sustainable Information Management. Professor Teuteberg has published his research results in more than 180 scientific articles, some of these in leading international journals.

Professor Teuteberg is one of the project partners of the joint project IT-for-Green, which is funded with 2 million Euros by the EFRE and the State of Lower Saxony. Finally, he also received honorable calls from the Hanse University of Rostock in 2008, the University of Innsbruck in 2008, and the Technical University of Chemnitz in 2011, as well as from the University of Osnabrück in 2004, 2008 and 2011.

Prof. Dr. Andrea Lenschow


Prof. Dr. Andrea Lenschow obtained a diploma in social economy from the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel (Germany); followed by a Master’s degree in political science and public administration from the Pennsylvania State University (USA). In 1996, she gained her Ph.D. in political science from the University of New York (USA). After receiving postdoctoral grants to carry out a research project at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and to complete a fellowship at the Robert Schuman Center of the European University Institute (Italy), she held a position as university assistant at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Salzburg (Austria). In 2003, she received a Junior Professorship in the field of European Integration at the University of Osnabrück, which, in 2007, turned into a Professorship in European Politics and Integration. Prof. Dr. Lenschow focuses her research on European institutions and policies; she is especially interested in European and comparative environmental policies. Her publications on environmental integration essentially concentrate on the political and administrative operationalization of the principle of sustainable development.

Prof. Dr. Karsten Müller


Prof. Dr. Karsten Müller, who was born in 1972 in Kaiserslautern (Germany), holds the Professorship of Work- and Organizational Psychology, with a focus on intercultural business psychology, at the University of Osnabrück. Furthermore, he is also heading the project group Business Psychology at the University of Mannheim. In addition to that he holds teaching positions at the University of Hagen (a distance learning university in Germany), at the University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim and at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern.

Prof. Dr. Karsten Müller’s research is mostly directed at the following topics: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Transformative Consumer Research (TCR), as well as Technology Acceptance, and Usability Prototyping (TUP). In addition, his research interests also include aspects of consumer behavior, which are in line with transformative consumer research (TCR). The research within the specialty field of work- and organizational psychology does not only address certain aspects of attitudes or behavior patterns, which can either promote or obstruct sustainable development; moreover it also tries to address the basic acceptance of new information technologies, as well as the practical implementation of specific IT-components and software.

Prof. Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez

In 2005 Prof. Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez became a full Professor of Business Information Systems at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (Germany).
Before becoming a full professor, he was a visiting professor at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Policy in Moscow (Russia), and had several teaching assignments at the Technical University of Clausthal (Germany), the Technical University Havana (Cuba) and the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin (Germany). In addition to his professorship at the Carl von Ossietzky University, he is also Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, as well as head of the study program for Business Informatics at the Wadi German Syrian University (Syria).
In November 2006, Prof. Dr. Marx Gómez was awarded an honorary professorship at the University “Marta Abreu” of Las Villas (Cuba) in recognition of his accomplishments in the field of business economics.
His research interests include very large Business Applications, Business Information Systems, Federated ERP-Systems, Business Intelligence, Environmental Data Warehousing, Interoperability, Integrated Management Systems, Development of customer-oriented Environmental Information Systems and Environmental Management Information Systems for small and medium enterprises.

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Raabe

From 1996 until 2000, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Raabe had a temporary assignment as professor at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg. In 2000, one year after his habilitation, he was appointed full Professor for General Business Studies, Marketing and Sales at the University of Oldenburg. Furthermore, he is a member of the Marketing and the Sustainability Management division within the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Marketing Trends Conference, as well as a member of the Marketing Board at the AutoUni of the Volkswagen AG.
On the one hand, research emphasis is placed on classic marketing disciplinary issues (particularly brand policy and vertical marketing) and on the other hand, on challenges of sustainable development arising within this discipline. In order to conduct such research, different approaches, including behaviorist modeling and empirical methods, are used. Moreover, ethnographic research and hermeneutic procedures are used to explicate the significance of formative contexts in consumer behavior (different scenes and communities), and how these are embedded in certain cultural processes of a specific cultural system (specific food and mobility cultures). A great majority of research projects (including the empirical one) is based strictly on conceptual marketing; hence it has a decision-based approach.

Prof. Dr. Erik Hansen

Since November 2013, Erik Hansen has been holding the Professorship for Management of Energy Transition Systems at the Leuphana Graduate School in Lüneburg (Germany).
His research emphasis is on Innovation Management, as well as on Entrepreneurship, and the organizational change in the context of Sustainable Development. As part of his professorship, he will be analyzing the innovation activities of medium-sized companies and their contribution to the energy transition. Besides providing innovative teaching formats to master and doctoral students, he also teaches executive-programs, such as the MBA Sustainability Management.
In the course of his research, he was awarded several prices, such as the Plansecur Science Award 2013 from the Plansecur Foundation and the Best Young Researcher Award in 2010 and 2011 from the Leuphana University, as well as the Siemens Excellence Award in 2006 for his outstanding Master’s thesis. In addition, Prof. Dr. Erik Hansen is member of the Editorial Board of the Business Strategy and Environment Journal.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schaltegger


Prof. Dr. Schaltegger holds a Professorship for Sustainability Management at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg (Germany). In 2003, he established the first MBA globally in Sustainability Management at the Leuphana University. He is now heading the Center for Sustainability Management (CSM). From 2006 until 2010, Prof. Dr. Stefan Schaltegger was the Vice-President for project research and research culture at the Leuphana University. In 2007, he was awarded the Environmental Award by the German Association of Environmental Management (B.A.U.M.).
His research focuses on Sustainability Management, more specifically on Environmental and Sustainability Accounting and Reporting, Sustainability Controlling, and Sustainability Balanced Scorecard. Moreover, his research also emphasizes the basic concepts and methods of Sustainability Management, Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Biodiversity Management and Operationalization of Corporate Sustainability, as well as the Management of Stakeholder Relations.
He is a member of several editorial and advisory boards of international scientific journals. Furthermore, he is a member of the steering committees of the research programs “Research for Sustainability” of the German Federal Ministry of Science and Education (BMBF) (2004-2008), and the BMBF research program “Sustainable Biotechnology” (2003-2007), as well as the research program “Sustainable Infrastructure Development” of the Swiss National Science Foundation (2004-2011).

This web presence is part of the project “Sustainable Consumption of Information and Communication Technologies in the Digital Society − Dialogue and Transformation through open innovation”.
The project is funded by the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony and the Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung) through the “Niedersächsisches Vorab” grant programme (grant number VWZN3037).


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