My name is Alexander Karl Michael Richter and I am a Professor for Information Systems at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. I am currently Academic Leader of the Executive MBA Programme and Director of the Master of Professional Business Analysis Programme.
Prior to joining Wellington University, I was Associate Professor at IT University of Copenhagen and head of the research unit “Digital Work Design” at University of Zurich. I did my PhD (and was later research unit lead) at Bundeswehr University Munich and was also a Visiting Researcher at Sydney University where I am still a member of their digital disruption research group.
Over the last 10 years, I was involved in more than 30 projects with leading companies and research institutes aiming to contribute to the design of digital workplaces. For example, I was leading the requirements analysis in the major European project “Worker-Centric Workplaces for Smart Factories” from 2014 to 2018 and facilitated change projects with companies like Allianz, Airbus, Bayer, BMW and Bosch.
My research interests evolve around Enterprise social networks, Innovation management, Knowledge work practices, Digital work design, Sociotechnical solutions, Virtual leadership, Information systems evaluation.