Prof. Dr. Heinz-Theo Wagner

Professor of Management and Innovation
Phone +49 (0) 7131 645636-70
E-Mail heinz-theo.wagner@remove-this.ggs.de

Research Interests

Business Value of Information Technology, The Basis of Innovative Capacity in Organisations, Core Competencies and Restructuring of Resources

Curriculum Vitae/Professional Experience

  • March 2008 – present: Professor of Management and Innovation at the German Graduate School of Management and Law
  • 10/2006 – 02/2008: Sell GmbH – Premium Aircraft Interiors Group, Herborn, Operations Director; Responsibilities: 1. Reorganisation of primary business processes including SAP integration; 2. Development of data management and reporting system for operations; 3. Change management
  • 10/2000 – 09/2006: Siemens AG Consulting and Services, Frankfurt am Main and Siemens-Konzernrevision, Director of consulting and auditor; 1. Head of consulting team; 2. Market positioning of consulting areas; 3. Technical oversight of outsourcing-controlling and strategic information management; 4. Auditing of project management and IT management
  • 06/1987 – 09/2000: Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG and Siemens AG, Munich and Frankfurt; 1. Managment of complex projects, including crisis management; 2. Senior consultant for numerous customers in various industries with an international scope in business consulting, operations consulting, technology consulting

Education

  • 03/2003 – 10/2006: Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt completed as an external student, in English: "A Resource-based Perspective on IT Business Alignment and Firm Performance: Theoretical Foundation and Empirical Evidence"
  • 04/1994 – 08/1999: Diplom-Kaufmann degree in economics from the FernUniversität Gesamthochschule Hagen with a focus on marketing, operations research und commercial information technology
  • 10/1979 – 08/1985: Advanced studies in operations research at RWTH in Aachen
  • 09/1985 – 05/1987: Undergraduate degree (Diplom-Geograph) in geography with a focus on economics at Justus Liebig University in Gießen

Organisations

  • Association for Information Systems, Atlanta, USA
  • Academy of Management, New York, USA
  • Research group in "Operations Research" of RWTH Aachen
  • Society for Information Science (Gesellschaft für Informatik) - Work group in IT-Controlling
  • Alumnus E-Finance Lab, Frankfurt

Current Research

Teaching Interests

  • Business process management
  • Change management
  • Innovation management

Publications

2017

  • Rothmann, W., Wenzel, M., & Wagner, H.-T. Forthcoming 2017. Technological opportunities and their rejection: A process perspective on organizational Lock-In. In B. Ran (Ed.), Contemporary perspectives on technological innovation, management and policy, Vol. 3. Charlotte, NC, USA: Information Age Publishing.
  • Wagner, David, Matthias Wenzel, Heinz-Theo Wagner and Jochen Koch. "Making strategic use of online communities," forthcoming in: Journal of Business Strategy, 2017, 1-9. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: C).
  • Beimborn, Daniel and Heinz-Theo Wagner, "Digitale Innovationen in Kreditinstituten? Ein Rueck- und Ausblick", In Sammelband zum Thema 'Innovationen und Innovationsmanagement in der Finanzbranche',  R. Smolinski, M. C. Bodek, M. Gerdes, and M. Siejka (Ed.), Springer Gabler, 2017, 169-195. [Link]
  • Dürr, S., Wagner, H.-T., Beimborn, D., & Weitzel, T. 2017. Navigating Digital Innovation? The Complementary Effect of Organizational and Knowledge Recombination. 13. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
  • Wenzel, M., Wagner, H.-T., & Koch, J. 2017. The funeral industry and the Internet: On the historical emergence and destabilization of strategic paths. European Journal of Information Systems, 26(4), 361-378. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: A). [Link]
  • Adegbile, A., Wagner, H.-T., & Söllner, A. 2017. Resource Mobilization and Firm Performance: The Moderating Role of Network Complementarity and Network Diversity. Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, USA.

2016

  • Rauch, Madeleine, Matthias Wenzel and Heinz-Theo Wagner, "The digital disruption of path-dependent business models: An experimental study," Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Information Systems, Dublin, Ireland, 2016, 1-19. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: A).
  • Adegbile, Abiodun, Albrecht Söllner and Heinz-Theo Wagner, "Linking Resource Mobilization Approaches and Performance in Entrepreneurial Ventures: A Social Network Perspective," Strategic Management Society Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2016, 1-7.
  • Shuradze, Giorgi and Heinz-Theo Wagner, "Governing for Agility and Innovation in Data-Rich Environments: A Data Analytics Capabilities Perspective", Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Istanbul, Turkey, 2016a, 1-14. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: B).
  • Rauch, M., Wenzel, M., & Wagner, H.-T. 2016. Digitization and path dependence: An experimental study of digital disruption. Presentation at the König Forschungskolloquium, Berlin, Germany.
  • Shuradze, G., & Wagner H.-T. 2016. Towards a conceptualization of data Analytics capabilities. Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: C).
  • Wagner H.-T. 2016. Individual IT roles in business-IT alignment and IT governance. Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: C).
  • Wagner, D., Wagner, H.-T., & Ellermann, B. 2016. Online Communities als Quelle von Ideen und Innovationen. Ideen- und Innovationsmanagement, 1: 7-11

2015

  • Wagner, H.-T. & Moos, B. 2015. Dauerhaft erfolgreich mit Innovationen: Innovationsfähigkeit und Netzwerke. Ideen- und Innovationsmanagement, 3: 87-90.
  • Schäfferling, A., & Wagner, H.-T. 2015. Exploring the capital market effects of IT capability: the case of ownership structure. Journal of Business Economics (previously: Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft ZfB), DOI 10.1007/s11573-014-0757-x: 1-23. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: B). [Link]
  • Schlosser, F., Beimborn, D., Weitzel, T., & Wagner, H.-T. 2015. Achieving social alignment between business and IT: an empirical evaluation of the efficacy of IT governance mechanisms. Journal of Information Technology, 30: 119-135. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: A). [Link]
  • Shuradze, G., Wagner H.-T., & Wagner, D. 2015. Technological platforms and innovation: Review, integration, and extension. Proceedings of the 21st Americas Conference on Information Systems. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: D).
  • Moos, B., Wagner, H.-T., Beimborn, D., & Weitzel, T. 2015. The Contagious Power of Innovativeness: How Different Corporate Partners Contribute to a Firm's Knowledge. Forthcoming: International Journal of Innovation Management, 19: 1 -38.
  • Wagner, H.-T. & Moos, B. 2015. Social capital and usefulness of external knowledge: The moderating role of group affiliation. 2015. Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Kauai, HI, USA.
  • Wagner H.-T. 2015. Why your paper gets accepted? Professional development workshop at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.

2014

  • Wagner, D., Richter, A., Trier, M., & Wagner, H.-T. 2014. Toward a Conceptualization of Online Community Health. Proceeding of the 33th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Auckland, New Zealand. [Link]
  • Schäfferling, A. and Wagner, H.-T. 2014. Institutional Investors and the Development of IT Capability: Evidence from Publicly Listed Companies. Forthcoming: Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Auckland, New Zealand. [Link]
  • Wagner, H.-T. & Moos, B. 2014. Knowledge Management. In C. L. Cooper (Ed.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3rd ed., Vol. 6: 1-3. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Wagner, H.-T., Beimborn, D., & Weitzel, T. 2014. How Social Capital among IT and Business Units Drives Operational Alignment and IT Business Value. Journal of Management Information Systems, 31(1): 243-274. [Link]
  • Rothmann, W., Wenzel, M., & Wagner, H.-T. 2014. Alternating Forms of Lock-In: Publishing Digital News in the Path of a Free Content Culture. 22nd European Conference on Information Systems, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Wagner, D., Vollmar, G., & Wagner, H.-T. 2014. The impact of information technology on knowledge creation: an affordance approach to social media. Journal of Enterprise Management Systems, 27(1): 31-44. [Link]
  • Wagner, H.-T. 2014. Evolvement of Business-IT Alignment over Time: A Situated Change Perspective. Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Kona, HI, USA.

2013

  • Moos, B., Beimborn, D., Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. 2013a. "The Role of Knowledge Management Systems for Innovation: An Absorptive Capacity Perspective," International Journal of Innovation Management (17:5), pp. 1-24. [Link]
  • Wagner, D., and Wagner, H.-T. 2013. "Online Communities and Dynamic Capabilities: A Cross-Case Examination of Sensing, Seizing, and Reconfiguration," Proceedings of the 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Chicago, USA, pp. 1-8. [Link]
  • Moos, B., Wagner, H.-T., Beimborn, D., and Weitzel, T. 2013b. "Innovation Success and Absorptive Capacity: The Combined Influence of Information Systems and Combinative Capabilities - A Theoretical Model," Proceedings of the 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Chicago, USA, pp. 1-7. [Link]
  • Schäfferling, A., and Wagner, H.-T. 2013a. "Do Investors Recognize Information Technology as a Strategic Asset?," Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems, Utrecht, Netherlands, pp. 1-12.
  • Schäfferling, A., and Wagner, H.-T. 2013b. "Exploring the capital market effects of IT capability: The case of ownership structure," Proceedings of the 75th Conference of the Association for Business Research (VHB), Wuerzburg, Germany, pp. 1-15.·      

2012

  • Schäfferling, A., Wagner, H.-T., and Becker, J. »IT Capability and Firm Performance: Findings from Periods of Economic Downturn,« 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle, USA, 2012, pp. 1–8
  • Wagner, H.-T., Moos, B., Beimborn, D., and Weitzel, T. »The Contagious Power of Innovativeness: A Comparison of Different Types of Firm Partners,« Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA, USA, 2012, pp. 1–35
  • Schäfferling, A., Wagner, H.-T., and Becker, J. »Exploring the Relation Between Firm Ownership and IT Capability,« 20th European Conference on Information Systems, Barcelona, Spain, 2012, pp. 1–12. [Link]
  • Wagner, H.-T. »Transforming Business and the Role of Business-IT Alignment: Evidence from a Real-Life Case Study (Poster),« 20th European Conference on Information Systems, Barcelona, Spain, 2012
  • Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »How to Achieve Operational Business-IT Alignment: Insights from a Global Aerospace Firm,« MIS Quarterly Executive (11:1) 2012, pp 25–36. [Link]
  • Moos B, Wagner H-T, Beimborn D, Weitzel T. 2012. Whom to ask for what knowledge? A comparison of exchange partners and their impact on knowledge types. In Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, USA. [Link]
  • Schlosser F, Wagner H-T, Coltman T. 2012. Reconsidering the Dimensions of Business-IT Alignment. In Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, USA. [Link]

2011

  • Moos, B., Wagner, H., Beimborn, D., and Weitzel, T. »Knowledge domains, innovation success, and knowledge management systems: Evidence from an empirical study in the manufacturing industry,« in: Proceedings of IFIP 8.2/Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) (Pre-ICIS Workshop), Shanghai, China
  • Schlosser, F., and Wagner, H.-T. »Applying Importance-Performance Analysis to IT Outsourcing: A Survey Among Financial Institutions,« Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Brisbane, Australia, 2011a, pp. 1–15
  • Schlosser, F., and Wagner, H.-T. »IT Governance Practices for Improving Strategic and Operational Business-IT Alignment,« Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Brisbane, Australia, 2011b, pp. 1–13
  • Schäfferling, A., Wagner, H.-T., Schulz, M., and Dum, T. »The Effect of Knowledge Management Systems on Absorptive Capacity: Findings from International Law Firms,« Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Brisbane, Australia, 2011, pp. 1–10
  • Gewald, H., and Wagner, H.-T. »A Research Model for Measuring IT-Efficiency in German Hospitals,« Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Information Systems, Helsinki, Finland, 2011, pp. 1–8
  • Moos, B., Beimborn, D., Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »Knowledge Management Systems, Absorptive Capacity, And Innovation Success,«  Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Information Systems, Helsinki, Finland, 2011, pp. 1–12
  • Wagner, H.-T., Weitzel, T., Beimborn, D., and Moos, B. Unternehmensnetzwerke und Innovationserfolg: Eine empirische Untersuchung im produzierenden Gewerbe ibidem-Verlag, Stuttgart, 2011.
  • Beimborn, D., Joachim, N., Schlosser, F., Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »Die Bedeutung relationaler Faktoren für den IT-Wertbeitrag: Eine Studie unter den größten 1.500 US-Banken,« Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (IS), Zurich, Switzerland, 2011, pp. 1-10
  • Moos, B., Wagner, H.-T., Beimborn, D., and Weitzel, T. »The Role of Innovation Governance and Knowledge Management for Innovation Success,« Proceedings of the 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society, Kauai, HI, USA, 2011, pp. 1-10.
  • Wagner, H.-T., Dum, T., Schäfferling, A., and Schulz, M. »The effect of knowledge management systems on absorptive capacity: The Case of a German Law Firm,« Proceedings of the 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society, Kauai, HI, USA, 2011, pp. 1-10.

2010

  • Beimborn, D., Moos, B., Wagner, H., and Weitzel, T. »The Impact of Knowledge Management on Absorptive Capacity,« in: Proceedings of IFIP 8.2/Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) (Pre-ICIS Workshop), St. Louis, USA
  • Schäfferling, A., and Wagner, H.-T. »IT capability, innovation capability, and long-term performance: A research approach,« Proceedings of the 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Lima, Peru, 2010, pp. 1–9
  • Schlosser, F., Beimborn, D., and Wagner, H.-T. »Who is Doing What: The Impact of Task and Role Documentation on Outsourcing Service Quality,« Proceedings of the 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Lima, Peru, 2010, pp. 1–11
  • Schlosser, F., Wagner, H.-T., Beimborn, D. and Weitzel, T. »The Role of Internal Business/IT Alignment and IT Governance for Service Quality in IT Outsourcing Arrangements,« in: Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society, Kauai, USA, 2010, pp. 1–10
  • Moos, B., Beimborn, D., Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »Suggestions For Measuring Organizational Innovativeness: A Review,« in: Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society, Kauai, USA, 2010, pp. 1–10

2009

  • Blumenberg, S., H.-T. Wagner, and D. Beimborn (2009) »Knowledge Transfer Processes in IT Outsourcing Relationships and their Impact on Shared Knowledge and Outsourcing Performance,« International Journal of Information Management (29) 5, pp. 342–352
  • Wagner, H.-T. (2009a) »ERP implementation Success, Innovation, and Social Networks: Linking the Tertius Iungens Approach to Performance.« 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2009a, pp. 1–9
  • Wagner, H.-T. (2009b) »The Sources of Innovation: Evidence from Case Studies Among IT Service Providers.« 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2009b, pp. 1–9
  • Wagner, H.-T., and Ettrich-Schmitt, K. »Slack-Enabled Innovation versus Problemistic Search: Findings From Case Studies Among SMEs,« Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Information Systems, Verona, Italy, 2009, pp. 1438–1450

2008

  • Martin, S.F., Wagner, H.-T., and Beimborn, D. »Process Documentation, Operational Alignment, And Flexibility in IT Outsourcing Relationships: A Knowledge-Based Perspective,« Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Information Systems, Paris, France, 2008, pp.1–18
  • Wagner, H.-T. »The Development of IT Business Alignment and Usage Patterns over Time in SME: A longitudinal case study,« in: Proceedings of the 14th Americas’ Conference on Information Systems, York University, Toronto, Canada, 2008
  • Wagner, H.-T. »IT Business Alignment and Process Performance: Results from a Survey in the Finance Industry,« in: Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, 2008
  • Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »IT Business Alignment as Governance Tool for Firm-Internal Relationship Quality: A Longitudinal Case Study«, Proceedings of the 41th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kona, Hawaii, USA, 2008, pp. 1–10

2007

  • Wagner, H.-T. and T. Weitzel (2007). »Towards an IT production function: understanding routines as fundament of IT value creation.« Journal of Enterprise Information Management 20(4): 380–395
  • Beimborn, D., Franke, J., Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »The Impact of Operational Alignment on IT Flexibility – Empirical Evidence from a Survey in the German Banking Industry,«  in: 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2007), Association for Information Systems, Keystone, Colorado, USA, 2007
  • Wagner, H.-T. A Resource-based Perspective on IT Business Alignment and Firm Performance: Theoretical foundation and empirical evidence ibidem-Verlag, Stuttgart, 2007
  • Beimborn, D., Franke, J., Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »The Influence of Alignment on the Post-Implementation Success of a Core Banking Information System: An Embedded Case Study«, Proceedings of the 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kona, Hawaii, USA, 2007, pp. 1–10

2006

  • Beimborn, D., Franke, J., Gomber, P., Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »Die Bedeutung des Alignment von IT und Fachressourcen in Finanzprozessen: Eine empirische Untersuchung,« Wirtschaftsinformatik (48:5) 2006, pp. 331–339
  • Beimborn, D., Franke, J., Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »The Impact of Outsourcing on IT Business Alignment and IT Flexibility: A Survey in the German Banking Industry,« 12th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2006), Association for Information Systems, Acapulco, Mexico, 2006, pp. 3189–3198
  • Beimborn, D., Franke, J., Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »Strategy Matters: The Role of Strategy Type for IT Business Value,« 12th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2006), Association for Information Systems, Acapulco, Mexico, 2006, pp. 588–597
  • Gomber, P., König, W., Beimborn, D., Franke, J., Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »Kritische Erfolgsfaktoren in Finanzprozessen: IT-Management und Alignment im Kreditprozess der 1.000 größten Banken in Deutschland,« E-Finance Lab, Frankfurt am Main, 2006
  • Son, S., and Wagner, H.-T. »Aufbau von Kennzahlensystemen,« in: Kennzahlen in der IT, M. Kütz (ed.), dpunkt.verlag, Heidelberg, 2006
  • Wagner, H.-T. »Managing the Impact of IT on Firm Success: The Link between the Re-source-based View and the IT Infrastructure Library,« Proceedings of the 39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society, Kauai, HI, USA, 2006, pp. 1–10
  • Wagner, H.-T. »The Role of Alignment and IS Usage for Business Process Performance: An Empirical Survey among German Banks,« 10th Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2006, pp. 1–14
  • Wagner, H.-T., Beimborn, D., Franke, J., and Weitzel, T. »IT Business Alignment and IT Usage in Operational Processes: A Retail Banking Case,« Proceedings of the 39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society, Kauai, HI, USA, 2006, pp. 1–9
  • Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »Operational IT Business Alignment as the Missing Link from IT Strategy to Firm Success,« 12th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2006), Association for Information Systems, Acapulco, Mexico, 2006, pp. 570–578
  • Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »Social Interaction as Constituting Element of Routines: Incorporating Social Network Analysis into IS research,« 12th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2006), Association for Information Systems, Acapulco, Mexico, 2006, pp. 4105–4112

2005

  • Franke, J., Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »The Role of Information Technology Business Alignment in Value Creation: A Multiple Case Study among German Banks,« Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Information Systems, Association for Information Systems, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2005, pp. 603–616
  • Wagner, H.-T., Beimborn, D., Franke, J., and Weitzel, T. »IT Management in Banks - The Role of Alignment and Usage«, EFL-Quarterly 4/2005
  • Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »The Impact of IT on Competitive Advantage,« Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems, Institute for Management of Information Systems, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, 2005, pp. 1–12
  • Wagner, H.-T., and Weitzel, T. »The role of alignment for strategic information systems: extending the resource-based perspective of IT,« Proceedings of the 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 2005, pp. 3421–3427
  • Wagner, H.-T., Weitzel, T., and König, W. »Modeling the impact of alignment routines on IT performance: an approach to making the resource based view explicit,« Proceedings of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kona, Hawaii, USA, 2005, pp. 1–10