Academic Manager

Stefan Klein is Professor for Interorganizational Systems and a Director of the European Research Center for Informations Systems (ERCIS) at the Department of Information Systems, University of Münster. From 2008-2010 he was Dean of the Muenster School of Business and Economics. Previously he held teaching or research positions at University College Dublin, Ireland; University of Linz, Austria; University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany, University St. Gallen, Switzerland; Harvard University; the German National Research Center for Computer Science (GMD); and University of Cologne.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Klein 
+49 251 83 38110


Head of Advisory Board

Siegfried Schallenmueller leads the Advisory Board of the Competence Center for Smarter Work. Together with Stefan Klein, Siegfried is the founder of the Competence Center. They initiated the Competence Center in 2009 as a think tank for new work processes and workplace innovations at the European Research Center for Information Systems.

He is also Head of Business Advisory EMEA at Amazon Web Services. Prior to this position, he was responsible as General Manager for Interactive Solutions for the strategic development of the European business of Dimension Data around digital customer solutions in Europe. In previous roles, he led the consulting and solutions business of Siemens Enterprise Communications in EMEA.

Siegfried Schallenmüller, M.Sc. 



Dr. Simeon Vidolov is currently working in University College Dublin, Ireland. Previously, he was a Managing Director of the Competence Center Smarter Work and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Systems. Simeon’s research and consulting interests are in the area of virtual and gamified forms of organising and collaborating and the respective managerial implications.  

Dr. Simeon Vidolov


Member of Advisory Board

Russell Haines is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at Old Dominion University. He received his B.S. and Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. He was appointed as a Visiting International Professor at the University of Münster School of Business and Economics in 2016. His recent research focuses on supply chain decision-making, individual and group impacts of using computer-mediated communication, and human factors in cybersecurity. His research has been published in the International Journal of Production Economics, Group Decision and Negotiation, the European Journal of Information Systems and the Journal of Business Ethics, among others.

Prof. Dr. Russell Haines


Member of Advisory Board

Together with partners from science and industry Stefan Schellhammer explores the transformation of modern working environments through modern communication and collaboration technologies. The focus of his research is the scope for designing sustainable work practices and structures of distributed multi project work. Currently Stefan is researching the influence of stress on organizational outcomes such as creativity, productivity and sustainability. He makes use of a combination of physiological measurements of stress (HRV) and qualitative research methods.

Dr. Stefan Schellhammer
+49 251 83 38124



Joschka Hüllmann is a research associate at the University of Münster and part of the competence Center for Smarter Work since 2017. Previously, he attended the IBS IT & Business School in Oldenburg, the University of Münster, and was a research affiliate at the University of Sydney Business School and at the University of Hamburg. During his earlier years Joschka worked for several companies as a software engineer in critical infrastructure domains such as energy and traffic.

His research focuses on the analysis of digital traces in organisations and in broader society. One the one hand, he explores how organizations can seize the potential of digital traces in shaping the workplace of the future. On the other hand, he critically assesses the wider implications of the algorithmification of work and life.

Dr. Joschka Hüllmann
+49 251 83 38130



Simon Lansmann studied Information Systems at the Universities of Münster and Sydney. His research sheds light on the introduction of communication and collaboration systems including negative consequences like collaborative overload. In his master thesis he analyzed current approaches to introduce communication and collaboration technologies by specifically investigating how users are integrated into these strategies. In his dissertation he is working on a conceptualization of collaborative overload to be able to take such negative consequences into account, for example when new social technology is introduced.

Simon Lansmann, M.Sc.
+49 251 83 38113



Jana Mattern studied Psychology at the University of Münster. She focused on work and organizational psychology and personality psychology.
In her research, she focuses on the challenges and opportunities of the digital workplace and the impacts on the individual. Currently, she is researching on the influence of detachment strategies on the ability to cope with the constant connectivity that is created by the increased use of information and communication technologies.
She follows a multimethod approach with qualitative and quantitative analyses and the use of physiological measures (e.g. heart rate variability).

Dr. Jana Mattern
+49 251 83 38122



Katharina Dassel is a research assistant at the University of Muenster and part of the Competence Center for Smarter Work since 2019. She studied Business Administration in Münster and specialized in Digital Business for her Masters in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. In between and during her studies she gained experience in an E-commerce start up and a digital agency.

Being part of the Interorganisational Systems Group, Katharina is interested in the impact of an increasingly transparent and connected work environment on the individual employee, management and organizations, particularly from the perspective of information privacy. In her research, she aims to investigate the consequences of systematic data collection on employees’ activities at the workplace and strives to establish a responsible use of data-driven forms of management.

Dr. Katharina Dassel
+49 251 83 38116



Rewat is a research assistant at the University of Münster and part of the competence Center for Smarter Work since 2019. Previously, he studied Information Systems at the University of Münster.

His research focuses in the area of Leadership and open source software (OSS) communities. Particularly, his work explores how leaders emerge in open source software communities and uncover the different leadership styles practiced in these communities. He seeks to identify the novel insights of leadership by delving into the organising process of open source software communities and aims to shed light on how the practitioners’ from conventional companies and software development companies can benefit from the obtained novel insights of OSS leadership.

Dr. Rewat Thapa
+49 251 83 38121