Grand Societal Challenges in Information Systems Research and Education

Ideas from the ERCIS Virtual Seminar Series

  • Jan vom Brocke
  • Armin Stein
  • Sara Hofmann
  • Sanja Tumbas

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Information Systems book series (BRIEFSINORMAT)

About this book


This book examines how information systems research and education can play a major role in contributing to solutions to the Societal Grand Challenges formulated in “The Millennium Project” ( Individual chapters focus on specific challenges, review existing approaches and contributions towards solutions in information systems research and outline a research agenda for these challenges. The topics considered in this volume range from climate change, population growth, global ICT availability, breakthroughs in science and technology and energy demand to ethical decision-making, policymaking, gender status and transnational crime prevention. It is the first book to present ideas on how the Information Systems discipline can contribute to the solution on this wide spectrum of grand societal challenges.


ERCIS grand societal challenges information systems education information systems research millenium project sustainable information systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan vom Brocke
    • 1
  • Armin Stein
    • 2
  • Sara Hofmann
    • 3
  • Sanja Tumbas
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of LiechtensteinVaduzLiechtenstein
  2. 2.ERCISUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
  3. 3.ERCISUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
  4. 4.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of LiechtensteinVaduzLiechtenstein

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15026-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15027-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4929
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4937
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