Dr. Kai Spohrer



Universität Mannheim

Lehrstuhl für ABWL und Wirtschaftsinformatik
L 15, 1-6 - Room 520
68161 Mannheim,

Phone: +49 621 181-3535
PGP Public Key

Office hours by appointment.

Research Interest

  • Collaboration and Coordination in Software Development
  • Team Learning and Team Cognition
  • Digitization and IT in Healthcare

Honors and Scholarships

  • Awarded the Dissertation Prize “The Future of Work” (2016) by Volksbank Weinheim Foundation and the Centre for European Research (ZEW)
  • Selected to participate in the Doctoral Consortium of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Milan, Italy (2013)
  • Best Paper Award for the paper "A Coordination Framework for Pervasive Applications in Multi-User Environments" at the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 2010), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 19 - 21 2010
  • Awarded with the Diploma Thesis Prize of the SEW-EURODRIVE Foundation (2010)


  • Theories and Methods in Information Systems Research (Master's level, Lecture): Spring 2017
  • Corporate Knowledge Management (Master's level, Lecture): Fall 2016
  • Information Resource Management (Master's level, Lecture): Spring 2016, Spring 2011, Fall 2010
  • Integrated Information Systems (Bachelor's level, Lecture): Spring 2015, Fall 2013, Spring 2012
  • Integrated Information Systems Exercises (Bachelor's level): Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2013

Community Activities

  • Reviewer for Information Systems Journal (ISJ), Journal of Information Technology (JIT), Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), Journal of Business Economics (JBE), Electronic Commerce Research Journal, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference on Informations Systems (ECIS), Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM)


  • University of Mannheim, Mannheim (2015) Dr. rer. pol. "Collaborative Quality Assurance in Information Systems Development: The Interaction of Software Development Techniques and Team Cognition"
  • University of Mannheim, Mannheim (2010-2015) Research Assistant
  • Washington State University, College of Business, Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship, Pullman, WA, USA, Visiting Researcher (2013)
  • University of Mannheim, Mannheim (2004-2010) Degree: Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker (equivalent to a Master's Degree in Information Systems), Majors: Business Information Systems, Computer Science, Organizational Behaviour
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (2006-2007)

Work Experience & Internships

  • IBM Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, Internship, Technology and Strategy Consulting
  • Agnitio S.L., Madrid, Spain, Software Development, Voice Biometrics Software
  • University of Mannheim, Germany, Student Research Assistant