Prof. Dr. Simon Trang

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Curriculum Vitae


Academic CV

  • since 2018 Assistant Professor, Chair of Information Security and Compliance, University of Göttingen
  • 2016 - 2017 Guest Lecturer, Chair of Information Management, University of Göttingen
  • 2014 Visiting Scholar, Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (link)
  • 2012 - 2015 Ph.D. candidate at DFG Research Training Group 1703 "Resource Efficiency in Corporate Networks", University of Göttingen (Dr. rer. pol., link, Florenz Sartorius Prize for outstanding dissertation)
  • 2011 - 2012 Semester abroad, Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Denmark (link)
  • 2009 - 2010 Semester abroad, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, South Korea (link)
  • 2008 - 2011 Master Studies in Business Information Systems (Florenz Sartorius Preis, best graduate), University of Göttingen (M. Sc., link)
  • 2005 - 2008 Bachelor Studies in Business Information Systems (with honours), University of Göttingen (B. Sc., link)


Work experience

  • 2016 - 2018 IT Architect (as part of the Strategic IT Management), WINGAS GmbH
  • 2012 - 2015 Research associate at the Chair of Information Management, Göttingen University
  • 2011 Master thesis, in cooperation with Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg
  • 2011 Internship, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Munich (link)
  • 2009 - 2010 Working Student, COMIT-management consulting (link) and Chair of Information Management
  • 2008 Internship, IBM Germany Research and Development, Böblingen (link)
  • 2008 Bachelor thesis, in cooperation with Volkswagen AG Baunatal
  • 2007 - 2011 Student Assistent, Chair of Application Systems and E-Business (link)


Qualifications, certifications and honors


  • 2019 ISO 27001 Practitioner - Information Security Officer (link)
  • 2018 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (link)
  • 2017 ITIL Expert Certified: Certified in ITIL Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operations, Continual Service Improvement, Managing across the Lifecycle (link)
  • 2016 TOGAF 9 certification as IT Architect (link)
  • 2016 Winner of the Florenz Sartorius Prize 2016 (outstanding dissertation)
  • 2014 Invitation as Visiting Scholar at Macquarie University (link)
  • 2013 ITIL Foundation Examination (TÜV SÜD Akademie, link)
  • 2013 Scientific supervisor of the master thesis which won the David-Kopf-Hochschulpreis 2013 with prize money of 10 000 euro (link)
  • 2012 Winner of the Florenz Sartorius Preis 2012 (best graduates in Business, Economics, Business and Human Resource Education and Business Information Systems, link)
  • 2011 SAP Terp10-Certified (SAP University, link)
  • 2010 Certificate in Social- and Leadership Skills (ZESS Göttingen, link)
  • 2008 Winner of University Scholarship for outstanding study results (best graduates in Business, Economics, Business and Human Resource Education and Business Information Systems)


Selected Publications


  • Trang, S.; Mandrella, M., Marrone, M., Kolbe, L. (2021): Co-creating business value through IT-business operational alignment in inter-organisational relationships: Empirical evidence from regional networks, European Journal of Information Systems (forthcoming, Link)

  • Trang, S.; Weiger, W. (2021): The perils of gamification: Does engaging with gamified services increase users' willingness to disclose personal information?, Computers in Human Behavior (Vol. 116, link )

  • Trang, S.; Trenz, M.; Weiger, W.; Tarafdar, M.; Cheung, C. (2020): One app to trace them all? Examining app specifications for mass acceptance of contact-tracing apps, European Journal of Information Systems. (Vol. 29, Iss, 1, pp. 415-428, link)

  • Mandrella, M.; Trang, S., Kolbe, L. M. (2020): Synthesizing and Integrating Research on IT-Based Value Co-Creation: A Meta-Analysis, Journal of the Association for Information Systems. (Vol 21, Iss. 2, pp. 388-427, link)

  • Trang, S., Brendel, A. (2019): A meta-analysis of deterrence theory in information security policy compliance research, Information Systems Frontiers. (Vol 21, Iss 6, pp.1265-1284, link)
  • Trang, S.; Zander, S.; de Visser, B.; Kolbe, L. M. (2016): Towards an importance-performance analysis of factors affecting e-business diffusion in the wood industry, Journal of Cleaner Production (Vol 110, pp. 121-131, link).

  • Please find a full list here: All Publications