Business & Information Systems Engineering

, Volume 59, Issue 6, pp 475–482 | Cite as

On the Relationship Between Information Management and Digitalization

  • René RiedlEmail author
  • Alexander Benlian
  • Thomas Hess
  • Dirk Stelzer
  • Hermann Sikora

Outline of this Discussion Paper and Conceptual Foundations

Digitalization is the process of introducing digital technologies, which essentially deal with changes caused by information technologies (Hess 2013). Currently, digital transformation is taking place in business and society at a stunning pace. This discussion paper is based on a panel at the 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik. It seeks to shed light on the relationship between information management and digitalization. This relationship is important because it can be argued that digitalization mainly deals with concepts, tasks, and methods that are already covered by established information management frameworks. However, it can also be maintained that digitalization addresses new phenomena, a fact that, along with other arguments (e.g., attraction of attention to increase funding opportunities), should lead to the establishment of a separate research field and a main teaching area in tertiary education....


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Authors and Affiliations

  • René Riedl
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Alexander Benlian
    • 3
  • Thomas Hess
    • 4
  • Dirk Stelzer
    • 5
  • Hermann Sikora
    • 6
  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences Upper AustriaSteyrAustria
  2. 2.University of LinzLinzAustria
  3. 3.TU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  4. 4.University of Munich (LMU)MunichGermany
  5. 5.TU IlmenauIlmenauGermany
  6. 6.Raiffeisen SoftwareLinzAustria

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