Markus Zimmer
Master of Science

Doctoral Student, Information Systems Science (Department of Management and Entrepreneurship)

markus.zimmer@utu.fi





Areas of expertise
Digital Transformation; Digitalisation; Digital Work; Organisational Development; IT Management;

Biography

After my Bachelor's degree from the Corporate State University Baden-Wuerttemberg in Business Information Systems, I continued with my Master's in Business Information Systems at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe (GER). During my Bachelor's and Master's degree, I worked and gained practical experience at Daimler AG and SAP SE in Germany. As part of my positions at these two companies, I have conducted research for my Bachelor's and Master's thesis in the IT department and a research centre for new software products. Following my Master's degree, I started as a research assistant at Turku School of Economics doing research on IT management, Business Continuity Management and Internet of Things. Since July 2017, I am working on a research position at Daimler AG as an organisational consultant while at the same time pursuing a doctoral degree at Turku School of Economics.



Research

In my research as a doctoral student, I conduct participant observations at a large German car manufacturer undergoing digital transformation. By this, I seek to unpack how digital transformation emerges from the car manufacturer's various activities targeted at its digital transformation. A focal point of my research is on new forms of work, organising and the role of digital technologies. I draw on different theories and streams of research such as IT infrastructure, affordance theory and paradox theory. With my primary method for data collection being participant observations, I employ ethnography as a research method but also a genre for writing.



Publications

A conceptual framework on users' digitalisation practices transforming their digital infrastructure for work (2018) Proceedings of the 8th Organizations, Artifacts & Practices (OAP) Workshop: New Ways of Working Markus Philipp Zimmer
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D3 Professional conference proceedings)

Algorithms as a platform for work: When work is entangled with an algorithm (2017) Markus Philipp Zimmer, Marko Niemimaa, Anne-Marie Tuikka, Abayomi Baiyere
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O2 Other)

Development of a concept for a data­driven marketing application (2016) Markus Philipp Zimmer
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G2 Master’s thesis, polytechnic Master’s thesis)

Analyse verschiedener Visualisierungstechnologien zur Montageunterstützung (2014) Markus Philipp Zimmer
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G1 Polytechnic thesis, Bachelor’s thesis)


Last updated on 2018-27-12 at 14:36