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Department Business and Economics

Digitalisation and artificial intelligence: status and prospects in the German economy

Module: Module 11: Knowledge transfer
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Richard Lackes / Sören Aguirre Reid
Scope / Credits: 2 SWS / 5 Credits
Course type: Seminar
Language: German
Date and place: tba
Beginning: tba
Exam: Term paper and presentation
Language: German
Application: Online application
Date and place: tba
Beginning: tba
Information event: 22 January 2024 from 11 a.m. in room 1.013 Otto-Hahn-Str. 12
Deadline for term paper: tba

Content overview

The content spectrum of business informatics as an interface between the individual disciplines of economics is broad. Business informatics is characterised in particular by the high dynamics of new developments in both the technical and application areas. In the seminar, therefore, the current trends, not only but especially in business informatics, are taken up and dealt with in individual and group work. The focus is on the effects that modern information and communication technologies have on the various entrepreneurial areas. In doing so, not only the advantages resulting from the innovations are to be illuminated, but also the problem areas resulting from an unreflected application of technical innovations.

Learning objectives

Ability to independently familiarise oneself with previously unknown subject areas. Teaching of analytical skills for the critical and unbiased assessment of technologies, innovations, entrepreneurial situations, etc. with regard to different perspectives.


  • Balzert, H., Schröder M., Schäfer Ch. (2011): Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Science, sources, artefacts, organisation, presentation. 2nd ed. Gabler Vieweg Braunschweig.
  • Booth W. C., Colomb G. G., Williams J. M. (2008): The Craft of Research. 3rd ed. University of Chicago press, Chicago.
  • Hess T., Wilde T. (2007): Forschungsmethoden in der Wirtschaftsinformatik - Eine empirische Untersuchung. In: Buhl H. U. et al. (Eds.) WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK Vol. 49, No. 7, pp. 280-287.
  •  Further literature relevant to the topic

Learning goals

In this seminar, students develop a scientific topic from the research focus of the professorship. As part of the course, the participants carry out a structured literature analysis. Students should complete this course if they want to learn scientific work and get to know a topic of main research. This seminar should serve as preparation for the bachelor thesis.

After participating in the seminar, students will be able to:

  • understand and analyze a current topic
  • to independently develop a research topic based on a literature search
  • to conceive, plan and carry out a scientific work
  • to present and defend interim results

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