Robert Winter

Robert Winter

Robert Winter

Prof. Dr.


Büro 52-6146
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses

Design Science Research

Enterprise Architecture Management

Governance of Enterprise-wide Transformation

Governance of Digital Platforms and Business Networks

Fields of research

Business & Information Systems Engineering


1984 M.Sc. in business administration (Dipl.-Kfm.), Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

1986 M.Sc. in business education (Dipl.-Hdl.), Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

1989 Ph.D. in social sciences (Dr. rer. pol.), Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

1995 Venia legendi in business adminstration, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Professional Career

Robert Winter, University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland is a full professor of business & information systems engineering and director of HSG’s Institute of Information Management. He is also founding director of HSG’s Executive MBA program in Business Engineering and has served for many years as president of the School of Management's Doctoral Program. Having been vice editor-in-chief of the Business & Information Systems Engineering journal and senior editor at the European Journal of Information Systems, he currently serves on the editorial board of MIS Quarterly Executive. His main research interests are design science research methodology and enterprise-level IS management topics such as architectural coordination, governance of digital platforms, or governance of enterprise transformation. One of his publications received the AIS Senior Scholars’ Global Best Paper award for 2017. 


Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB, im Vorstand 2011-2014)
Association of Information Systems (AIS, Präsident des Swiss Chapter 2012-2016)
International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP, Swiss National Representative, Technical Committee 8 "Information Systems" 2011-2018)


Herbert A. Simon Best Research Paper Award, International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST), 2022

Distinguished member cum laude, Association of Information Management (AIS), 2021

Best research paper award, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 2021

Global “Best Paper of 2017” Award, AIS Senior Scholars Consortium, Association of Information Systems, 2018 

Scientific Impact Award (senior researcher category), Business Innovation area, School of Management, University of St. Gallen, 2012

Editorial Board

Journals (current):
Associate Editor, MIS Quarterly Executive
Member of the Editorial Board, Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures Journal (EMISA)

Journals (past):
Senior Editor, European Journal of Information Systems
Vice Editor-in-Chief and Department Editor, Business & Information Systems Engineering Journal
Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Information Systems and e-Business Management (ISeB) 

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