Roman BECK Roman BECK is Full Professor in the area of IT management and leadership at IT University of Copenhagen since 2014. His research focuses on the role of IT service sourcing, services management, and services engineering with a special focus on IS outsourcing, social media, and virtualization. He is interested in institutional logics of organizations, organizational mindfulness, and awareness. Before joining ITU, Roman has been Assistant Professor and the E-Finance and Service Science Chair at Goethe University in Frankfurt between 2008 and 2013. Roman serves also as Senior Editor for the JITTA and the DATA BASE journal and as Associate Editor for MISQ and BISE and has published over 30 journal and 80 peer-reviewed conference articles in outlets such as MISQ, JIT, CAIS, I&M, IT&P, ICIS, among others.
Roman was principal investigator of the German government-funded joint research project “Financial Business Grids” between 2008 and 2010 and headed research on services sourcing, services management, and services engineering at the E-Finance Lab from 2006 to 2014. He also conducts research in the area of IT cooperations within public private partnerships and the management of critical systems in the public sector together with the ISPRAT institute. Roman has supervised nine successful PhD students and currently supervises four PhD students. His research has been award with several best paper awards.
As a visiting scholar, he spent three months at CRITO, University of California at Irvine in 2003 and further two months at the School of Information, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2004. In 2008, he was visiting professor at the CIS Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University at Atlanta for three months and spent another two months at NYU Stern in 2010. During his research sabbatical in 2012, he was a visiting fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra for three months. Until today, Roman has raised € 3.31 Mio research grants from the US and German National Science Foundation, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and private organizations.
Research areas: The role of IT service sourcing, services management, services engineering with a special focus on IS outsourcing, social media and virtualization