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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. habil. Wolfgang F. Finke
Business Management - Business Information Systems - eCollaboration - Educational Management

Professional development: Studies in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems at the University of Goettingen and University of Paderborn. At the end of 1980 Ph.D. in the field of Business Information Systems at University of Paderborn/Germany. Until 1986 different assistant professor's positions (teaching, research and management) at German and North American universities (Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Science). Management of a government sponsored research project - centered around Information Management topics and the development and introduction of model curricula for graduate and post graduate studies in Information Science and Information Management - at the University of Constance/Germany.

Thereafter, IS-Manager working with Dornier GmbH, Friedrichshafen (head of the IS planning department for Dornier Group - Dornier GmbH/Friedrichshafen, Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH/Munich, Dornier Medizintechnik GmbH/Munich). Then transfer to DEBIS Daimler-Benz InterServices, mainly responsible for strategic planning and top management projects. Involved in setting up an IT consulting unit and the DEBIS Client/Server services organization. Special assignments and studies for the management of DEBIS Systemhaus CCS. Development and management of the first large scale groupware project in Europe (using Lotus Notes and involving more than 20 sites throughout Germany), start of project in July 1990.

From the end of 1992 until June 1995 working with Lotus Development Corporation as a client services director (based in Duesseldorf/Germany and Zurich/Switzerland). Strategy consulting for top managers, responsible for the successful completion of a large number of groupware projects with top 500 clients.

Since April 1995 working with Jena Business School. From Oct. 1998 until March 1999 Chair of Information Management at the University of Constance/Germany (temporary assignment). March 1999 until Oct. 1999 sabbatical - research in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin STOUT. Guest Professor at the HSG - University of St. Gallen/Switzerland (temporary assignment), European Business School/Germany (temporary assignment). Venia legendi in Business Computing in 2000. In 2003 appointment by Deutscher Wissenschaftsrat (German Federal Council of Science) to participate in university accreditation projects (temporary assignment as accreditation expert).

From Oct. 2009 to Sept. 2011 working with Balkh University, Mazar-e-Sharif/Afghanistan (DAAD guest professor). Supporting about sixty professors (RUB alumni) across Afghan public universities to improve curricula in economics, business administration, and business information systems (cooperation with Ruhruniversität Bochum/Germany). From 2012 to 2014 participating in NATO AfgREN (Afghan Research and Education Network) activities and conducting a NATO sponsored IT infrastructure project at Balkh University in Mazar-e-Sharif. Development and introduction of a Bachelor Programme in Business Information Systems (ACM Model Curriculum) at the Faculty of Economics at Kabul University (together with Dean Dr. Tingar) in 2013.

Areas of work: IT-strategies in large organizations, information management, groupware-based distance learning, information resources management, business process design, IS organizational development, management of organizational change, Computer Supported Cooperative Work and groupware-technology, office-automation, client/server-based applications, IS architecture, controlling/cost accounting, sales and marketing support systems, application of operational research planning methods (linear optimization, simulation etc.), project management methods, outsourcing of computer centers and related legal issues, pricing strategies for mainframe services in large-scale environments, planning/developing IS business/services units, user group management.

Publications: About forty in the following areas: Information management, client/server-based applications, education and training, organizational aspects of IT, work-group computing, work-flow automation, co-constructivist net-based distance learning. Book published in 2000: Lifelong Learning in the Information Age - Organizing Net-Based Learning and Teaching Systems. Expert reports.

last change: Sunday 16.8.2015 author: Wolfgang Finke
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