Student Theses and Projects: Temporal Character of Risks in IS
Several student works possible: Theses (BA/MA), Reference number 2015-011
Advisor(s): Dr. Manuel Wiesche
Since the beginning of the IS discipline, research has revealed and later solved many IS related risks. Focus lies on managing risks in information systems, but IS research also focuses on using information systems to manage business risks as well. Exemplary IS risks occur in software development projects, outsourcing or operating IT systems. Risks in IS are characterized by their temporal character. Many risks change over time. E.g. the risks related to viruses evolved from completely unknown to manageable. Similar developments can be seen in project management or outsourcing.
Aim of this research is to classify risks in IS and systematically identify evolving risks by highlighting their historical development in IS literature. Possible steps include:
- Literature Review of risk articles in IS
- Classification of found risk articles
- Backwards search to identify evolving character of exemplary risks
- Statistical analysis of the found data
This study is planned as a Masters thesis. Highly interested candidates could also carry it out as a Bachelors thesis. The thesis can either be written in English or German. Candidates should have experience in scholarly work and interest in risk management in information management. This study is suits candidates studying TUM-BWL, FIM or Wirtschaftsinformatik.
Announcement date: 22.04.2015