Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl

chair person


Universität Mannheim

Lehrstuhl für ABWL und Wirtschaftsinformatik
L 15, 1-6 - Room 515/516
68161 Mannheim,

Phone: +49 621 181-1690

Office hours by appointment.

Research Interest

  • Information Systems Outsourcing and Governance
  • Business and Software Development Processes
  • Information Behaviour


  • Information Management
  • Information Systems
  • Process Management


2012-2016 Dean of Student Affairs, School of Business, University of Mannheim
2010-2016 Member of the Supervisory Board of the UBS Deutschland AG
2013 Visiting scholar at LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science, London
2009 Visiting scholar at ESSEC International Business School, Paris
2005-2008 Spokesperson of the Primium research association
since 2003 Board Member of the Baden-Württemberg Connected (bwcon)
2005-2007 Spokesperson of the scientific committee for Business Information Systems (WKWI – Wissenschaftliche Kommission für Wirtschaftsinformatik), network of professors for Business Administration
2005-2007 Managing Director and Academic Director of the Mannheim Business School gGmbH
since 2002 Chair of General Management and Information Systems at the University of Mannheim
2000-2006 Chairman of the supervisory board of the Heliad Private Equity GmbH & Co.KGaA, formerly VCH Private Equity GmbH & Co.KGaA
1999 Visiting scholar at the Center of Research on Information Technology in Organizations (CRITO), University of California at Irvine
1996-2002 Chair of Business Administration, especially Information Systems at University of Bayreuth
1995 Habilitation in Business Administration at the Koblenz Corporate School of Management WHU - Otto Beisheim Hochschule
1993-1994 Visiting Scholar at Walter E. Haas School of Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley
1990 Conferral of the doctorate Dr. rer. pol., dissertation topic "Outsourcing of Business Data Processing –An Empirical Analysis of Motives, Ways and Impacts"
1989 Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, Information Systems Management
1990 Doctorate in Business Administration at the Koblenz Corporate School of Management WHU - Otto Beisheim Hochschule
1986 Master in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


2015 Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting best paper notification for "Disciplined Autonomy and Innovation Effectiveness: The Role of Team Efficacy and Task Volatility" (together with Schmidt, C., Kude, T., Mithas, S.)
2008 Best Information Systems article during the past 50 years for "Outsourcing der Informationsverarbeitung im Mittelstand: Test eines multitheoretischen Kausalmodells" in Journal WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK (together with Jens Dibbern)
2001 Best Paper Award for the essay "A Conceptual Approach for Simultaneous Flight Schedule Construction with Genetic Algorithms" at the Second European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Aerospace (Evoflight), Como, Italy, 18.- 20. April 2001 (together with T. Grosche and F. Rothlauf)
1993 Disseration award from the Association for Organization (Gesellschaft für Organisation (GfürO))
1983-1987 Scholarship from the Organization of Young Talent of the H.F. & PH.F. Reemtsma GmbH & Co, Hamburg