Department of Digitalization

Associate professor

Room: HOW/60-4.16

Christiane Lehrer is an Associate Professor at the Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School. She holds a PhD in Information Systems from the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich. After her PhD, she gained 3 years of industry experience as a strategy and M&A manager in a large telecommunications company. Before joining CBS, Christiane was Assistant Professor and Head of Competence Center Digital Service Innovation at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Christiane's research specialization concerns 1) data-driven innovation and change, and 2) user behavior. She studies how organisations can use data analytics for the successful innovation of products and services. At the same time, she investigates how users interact with digital technologies and how this can lead to behavioural changes. Furthermore, she examines individuals' willingness to disclose personal information. 

Her work has appeared, among others, in highly regarded journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, and Electronic Markets and has been presented at leading conferences such as the International Conference on Information SystemsChristiane is Associate Editor of Electronic Markets and has performed track chair duties for multiple international conferences.

Primary research areas
  • Data-driven innovation
  • Service innovation
  • Human-computer interaction
  • User Behavior (behavior change, digital nudging)
  • Technology & Sustainability and Circular Economy
Administrative tasks

Coordinator for the Digital Business projects (MSc in Business Administration and Digital Business)

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  • Introduction to Platform Business and Organization (BSc Business Administration, elective)
  • Business Models and Value Chains in the Digital Economy (BSc in Digital Management)
  • Digital Platforms (MSc in Business Administration and Digital Business)
  • Digital Strategy (Master of Business Development)
  • AI in Organizations (Executive MBA)

Christiane is interested in supervising Master theses in her primary research areas listed above. She is particularly interested in studies investigating how digital technologies can serve as a key enabler for sustainability and a circular economy. 

Other teaching activities

Office Hours:
Tuesday 13.00 - 15.00
Please get an appointment first via email.

Selected publications
  • Lehrer, C., Constantiou, I., Matt, C., & Hess, T. (Forthcoming). How Ephemerality Features Affect User Engagement with Social Media Platforms. MISQ
  • Lehrer, C., Wieneke, A., vom Brocke, J., Jung, R., & Seidel, S. (2018). How big data analytics enables service innovation: Materiality, affordance, and the individualization of service. Journal of Management Information Systems, 35(2), 424-460.
  • Christiane Lehrer; Ugur Yeliz Eseryel; Annamina Rieder; Reinhard Jung / Behavior Change Through Wearables: The Interplay Between Self-leadership and IT-based Leadership. In: Electronic Markets, Vol. 31, No. 4, 12.2021, p. 747-764

  • Constantiou, I., Lehrer, C., & Hess, T. (2014). Changing information retrieval behaviours: An empirical investigation of users’ cognitive processes in the choice of location-based services. European Journal of Information Systems, 23(5), 513-528.
  • Mirsch, T., Lehrer, C., & Jung, R. (2018). Making digital nudging applicable: The Digital Nudge Design Method. In Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisco, United States.
Publications sorted by:
Alexander Maedche; Edona Elshan; Hartmut Höhle; Christiane Lehrer; Jan Recker; Ali Sunyaev; Benjamin Sturm; Oliver Werth / Open Science : Towards Greater Transparency and Openness in Science.
In: Business & Information Systems Engineering, 5.3.2024
Journal article > peer review
Kathrin Figl; Christiane Lehrer; Jule Helder / App-device Fit Matters : Understanding User Perceptions of Apps on Smartwatches and Smartphones.
In: SMR - Journal of Service Management Research, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2023, p. 82-98
Journal article > peer review
Camille Rønn; Andreas Wieland; Christiane Lehrer; Attila Marton; Jason LaRoche; Adrien Specker; Pascal Leroy; Daniel Fürstenau / Circular Business Model for Digital Health Solutions : Protocol for a Scoping Review.
In: JMIR Research Protocols, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1.2023
Review article > peer review
Christian Meske; Christiane Lehrer; Hüseyin Hussein Keke / Digital Health in Circular Economy (DiCE) : Developing Nudges as Behavior Change Interventions to Reduce E-waste.
Abstract from The 44rd International Conference on Information Systems: ICIS 2023, 2023
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Christiane Lehrer; Ioanna Constantiou; Christian Matt; Thomas Hess / How Ephemerality Features Affect User Engagement with Social Media Platforms
In: MIS Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 4, 12.2023, p. 1663-1678
Journal article > peer review
Daniel Beverungen; Philipp zur Heiden; Christiane Lehrer; Matthias Trier; Christian Bartelheimer; Tobias Brandt; Bettina Distel; Paul Drews; Jan F. Ehmke; Hans-Georg Fill; Christoph M. Flath; Gilbert Fridgen; Thomas Grisold; Christian Janiesch; Andreas Janson; Oliver Krancher; Julia Krönung; Dennis Kundisch; Attila Marton; Milad Mirbabaie; Stefan Morana; Benjamin Mueller; Oliver Müller; Anna M. Oberländer; Christoph Peters; Christian Peukert; Melanie Reuter-Oppermann; Dennis Riehle; Susanne Robra-Bissanz; Maximilian Röglinger; Kristina Rosenthal; Guido Schryen; Reinhard Schütte; Susanne Strahringer; Nils Urbach; Lauri Kristian Wessel; Liudmila Zavolokina; Patrick Zschech / Implementing Digital Responsibility through Information Systems Research : A Delphi Study of Objectives, Activities, and Challenges in IS Research.
Paderborn : Paderborn University 2023, 20 p.
Jessica Ochmann; Christiane Lehrer / One Save per Day : How Mobile Technology can Support Individuals to Adopt Pro-environmental Behaviors.
In: Proceedings of the 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. ed. /Tung X. Bui. Honolulu : Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2023, p. 761-770 (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences)
Article in proceedings
Daniel Beverungen; Thomas Hess; Antonia Koester; Christiane Lehrer / From Private Digital Platforms to Public Data Spaces : Implications for the Digital Transformation.
In: Electronic Markets, Vol. 32, No. 2, 6.2022, p. 493-501
Journal article > peer review
Christiane Lehrer; Manuel Trenz / Omnichannel Business
In: Electronic Markets, Vol. 32, No. 2, 6.2022, p. 687-699
Journal article > peer review
Reinhard Schütte; Frederik Ahlemann; Jörg Becker; Christine Legner; Christiane Lehrer; Manuel Wiesche; Gérard Richter / Quo Vadis Information Systems Research in Times of Digitalization?
In: Business & Information Systems Engineering, Vol. 64, No. 4, 8.2022, p. 529-540
Journal article > peer review
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