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Christine Legner


Full Professor
Department of Information Systems

Internef, room 127.3
Tel 021.692.34.32

Postal address
Université de Lausanne
Quartier UNIL-Chamberonne
Bâtiment Internef
1015 Lausanne


master Business and IS Architecture Design
Related programme
Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems
bachelor Digital Business Processes and Enterprise Systems
Related programmes
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management
Bachelor (BSc) in Economic Sciences
master Séminaire d’introduction à la recherche :Qualitative research and Design Science research
Related programme
Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems


Research areas

Corporate Data Management

Next Generation Enterprise Systems
Mobile and cloud computing
Enterprise systems (ERP, CRM, SCM, ...)

Enterprise Architecture Management / Business Engineering
Business Engineering (Strategic, organizational and IS design and transformation)
Architecture design principles and their effectiveness
Service-oriented architecture
Architecture-driven IT management

Multinational Corporations (MNCs)
Organizational and IS Innovations in MNCs
Global IS design
Alignment of business and IS architectures in MNCs

Business Networking
Electronic collaboration in business networks
Cross-organizational business processes
B2B integration



Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen (BEI)
Business engineering methodology and platform for consortium research - in collaboration with Prof. Rainer Alt (Universität Leipzig), Prof. Walter Brenner (Universität St.Gallen), Prof. Reinhard Jung (Universität St.Gallen), Prof. Lutz Kolbe (Universität Göttingen), Prof. Hubert Österle (Universität St.Gallen), Prof. Rüdiger Zarnekow (TU Berlin)

Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management, University of Duisburg-Essen
Topics: <br /> Enterprise Architecture Management, <br /> IT Demand Management,<br /> IT Transformation<br /> <br />
Contact: Prof. F. Ahlemann

Fraunhofer-Instituts für Materialfluss und Logistik IML, TU Dortmund
Contact: Prof. Boris Otto


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Master in Economics (Maîtrise en Economie Appliquée), Université Paris-Dauphine

Master in Industrial Engineering (Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur), Universität Karlsruhe

Doctoral thesis (Dr. oec. HSG), Universität St. Gallen
Titel of thesis: Benchmarking informationssystemgestützter Geschäftsprozesse - Methode und Anwendung [Benchmarking of IS-supported Business Processes - Method and Application]

Post-doctoral qualification (Habilitation), Universität St. Gallen
Title of thesis: Towards Service-Oriented Business Networking

Work experience

Assistant to the Executive Board & Head of Service Management Support, SAP AG

Project Manager & Head of Competence Center Business Networking, University of St. Gallen

Visiting Researcher, INSEAD

Chair of Enterprise Systems & Electronic Business / Head of the Institute of Research in Information Systems (IRIS), EBS Business School

Full Professor of Information Systems, University of Lausanne

Other activities

Research Collaboration with Industry
I closely work with companies on innovative use of information technology and to gather data for my research. Companies that I have worked with include the following:

Automotive industry:
BMW AG, Daimler, Hella KGaA, Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik, Siemens VDO, Supply On AG, Volkswagen AG, ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Software vendors and consulting firms:
HP, IBM AG, iPoint Systems, proaxia, PwC, SAP AG, Software AG

Other industries:
Beiersdorf, Deutsche Telekom, Degussa, ETA SA, Fraport, Henkel, Hoffmann-LaRoche, Migros, Strabag


  • business networking
  • cloud computing
  • corporate data management
  • enterprise architecture management (eam)
  • enterprise systems
  • global information systems
  • mobile applications
  • service-oriented architecture (soa)


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