Chair of Application Systems and E-Business

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schumann

Office Hours


Short biography

  • Since 1991 holder of the professorship for business economics with a focus on business informatics at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Georg-August University of Göttingen (C4 / W3), now: professor, chair of application systems and e-business; 2005 he rejected a call to the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 1993 - 2010 Director of the Institute for Information Systems at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen
  • 1990 - 1991 Substitute of the Department of Business Informatics II at the Department of Economic Sciences at the Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • 1990 Habilitation (Venia Legendi in Economic Sciences)
  • 1988 - 1990 Research Assistant at the Institute of Business Administration and Business Informatics at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg; Deputy Chairman
  • 1987 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the IBM Scientific Center Los Angeles
  • 1986 Dissertation (Dr. rer. pol.), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 1984 - 1986 Staff Member of DFG-Project "Expert Systems for Business Diagnoses"
  • 1983 - 1986 Research Assistant at the Institute of Business Administration and Business Informatics at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 1983 Graduation: Dipl.-Kaufmann
  • 1978 - 1983 Business Studies at the University of Bielefeld and University of Göttingen



Publications and lectures



Research areas



Selected memberships in scientific associations

  • Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V.
  • Scientific Commission "Wirtschaftsinformatik" of the Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V.
  • Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V., Member in the department of Business Informatics
  • Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e. V.
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Bundesverband Credit Management e. V.



Other scientific activities

  • Member of the editorial board of the journal Wirtschaftsinformatik und Management
  • Track Chair or Reviewer of national and international Information Systems-Conferences
  • Reviewer for several scientific journals



Activities of the university self-administration

  • Since 2011 Member of the Senate of the Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • Since 2007 Deputy Member of the Senate of "Göttingen Research Council"
  • Since 2006 Director of the Data Center of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences
  • 2005 - 2007 Member of the Göttinger Research Council
  • 2005 - 2012 Member of the CIO Panel of the University of Göttingen
  • 2003 - 2012 Member of the Supervisory Board of the Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH (Joint Data Center of the University of Göttingen and the Max-Plank-Gesellschaft)
  • 2001 - 2005 Vice President of the University of Göttingen
  • 2000 - 2001 Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences