Department of Digitalization

Assistant professor

Room: HOW/60-5.18
Maren Gierlich-Joas

Maren is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Digitalization. She holds a PhD in Information Systems from Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich where she also conducted her master of business research. Before, she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Industrial Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute for Technology.

In her research, Maren investigates themes related to digital transformation with a focus on the digital transformation of work. She studies digital workplace technologies and their impact on transparency, privacy, and employee empowerment. She mostly follows design science research and qualitative research approaches.

Primary research areas
  • Digital Transformation
  • Digital Work
  • Design Science Research
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Currently teaching: 

  • Introduction to Information Systems - HA(it)
  • Digital Entrepreneurship - Digital Business 

Thesis and project topics that fall within the above research areas, such as:

  • Digital transformation of the workplace
  • Digital workplace technologies such as people analytics or process mining
Selected publications
  • Gierlich-Joas, M. & Zimmer, M. (2023). Digital workplace transformation triggers a shift in the HR function: From resource manager to growth catalyst. European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2023), Kristiansand, Norway, June 13-16.
  • Gierlich, M.; Zieglmeier, V.; Hess, T.; Neuburger, R. (2021). Leading Agents or Stewards? Towards Design Principles for Empowerment Through Workplace Technologies. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2021), Austin, USA, December 12-15.
  • Gierlich-Joas, M.; Hess, T.; Neuburger, R. (2020). More Self-Organization, More Control – Or Even Both? Inverse Transparency As A New Digital Leadership Concept. Business Research, 13, 921–947.
Publications sorted by:
Maren Gierlich-Joas; Markus Philipp Zimmer / Digital Workplace Transformation Triggers a Shift in the HR Function : From Resource Manager to Growth Catalyst.
In: Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2023 (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Maren Gierlich-Joas; Mena Angela Teebken; Thomas Hess / A Synthesized Perspective on Privacy and Transparency in the Digital Workplace
In: Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 55th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2022, 2022, 10 p., p. 5191-5200
Conference article in journal > peer review
Valentin Zieglmeier; Maren Gierlich-Joas; Alexander Pretschner / Increasing Employees’ Willingness to Share : Introducing Appeal Strategies for People Analytics.
In: Software Business - 13th International Conference, ICSOB 2022, Proceedings. ed. /Noel Carroll; Anh Nguyen-Duc; Xiaofeng Wang; Viktoria Stray. : Springer Science+Business Media 2022, p. 213-226 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 463 LNBIP)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Maren Gierlich-Joas / Leadership in Digital Transformation : Digital Innovation for Leadership based on (Inverse) Transparency.
Berlin : epubli GmbH 2022, 212 p.
Thomas Hess; Rahild Neuburger; Maren Gierlich-Joas / People Analytics : Vertrauen & Transparenz – Statt Kontrolle?.
In: Wissensmanagement, Vol. 4, 4.2022
Journal article
Sophie Heim; Maren Gierlich-Joas / The Mutual Interaction of Employee Empowerment and Digital Innovation : A Case Study About an Employee-initiated AR/VR Sales Tool at a German Trade Fair Company.
In: Management Revue, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2022, p. 213-239
Journal article > peer review
Maren Gierlich-Joas / Identifying and Overcoming Future Challenges in Leadership : The Role of IS in Facilitating Empowerment.
In: Innovation Through Information Systems - Volume III: A Collection of Latest Research on Management Issues. . ed. /Frederik Ahlemann; Reinhard Schütte; Stefan Stieglitz. : Springer Science+Business Media 2021, p. 537-553 (Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation, Vol. 48 LNISO)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Maren Gierlich-Joas; Valentin Zieglmeier; Rahild Neuburger; Thomas Hess / Leading Agents or Stewards? : Exploring Design Principles for Empowerment through Workplace Technologies.
In: ICIS 2021 ProceedingsAtlanta : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2021
Article in proceedings > peer review
Maren Gierlich-Joas; Ronny Schüritz; Malte Volkwein / Die Rolle von KMUs in Digitalen Ökosystemen : Wie sich KMUs in einer Zunehmend Digitalisierten Welt Positionieren.
In: Digitale Transformation in der Unternehmenspraxis: Mindset – Leadership – Akteure – Technologien. . ed. /Markus H. Dahm; Stefan Thode. : Springer 2020, p. 303-324
Book chapter
Maren Gierlich-Joas; Thomas Hess; Rahild Neuburger / More Self-organization, more Control - or even Both? Inverse Transparency as a Digital Leadership Concept
In: Business Research, Vol. 13, No. 3, 11.2020, p. 921-947
Journal article > peer review
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