Dr. Weinert Christoph

Akademischer Rat a.Z. - M.Sc. Business Informatics Specialist

Christoph Weinert studied Information Systems at the University of Bamberg. He was a research assistant at the Chair of Information Systems and Service from 2013 to 2018. Since then, he has been working in the research project "Centre for Human Resources Information Systems" (CHRIS). Within the CHRIS project, Dr. Weinert deals with the use of information systems to support human resources tasks and was, among other things, head of the study series "Recruiting Trends" and "Application Practice".

He completed his doctorate on "Coping with the dark side of Information technology" in 2018. The thesis was awarded the “Kulturpreis Bayern”. Since 2019 he is assistant professor at the chair of information systems and services.

His research deals with the "bright side" and "dark side" of IT usage, i.e. the positive and negative effects of IT usage and advancing digitalization. With regard to the "bright side", he is concerned with adoption, which encompasses the acceptance and use of IT by individuals and companies. Here he focuses on implicit affect/cognition and is particularly concerned with unconscious and habitual usage behavior. His focus on the "dark side" is, for example, on technostress and IT interruptions as well as on coping strategies.

In addition to empirical studies, his research focuses on experimental and longitudinal studies and increasingly uses objective measurement techniques (e.g. skin conductance, Implicit Attitude Test, time-based performance). His research contributions have been published at numerous international conferences (e.g., ICIS, ECIS, HCISS, WI, AMCIS, SIGMIS CPR, Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS) and in journals (e.g., JMIS, ISJ, JAIS, BISE, JBEC, and ACM SIGMIS Database), among others.

He is involved in the IS community as a reviewer for prestigious IS journals (including ISJ, EJIS, BISE) and organized, chaired, and supported tracks at all major national and international information systems conferences (e.g., ICIS, ECIS, AMCIS, and WI). He is also currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Internet Research Journal.

In the context of university teaching, Dr. Weinert is currently responsible for and supports the Bachelor and Master modules "Digital experimentation", "Optimization of IT-Reliant Processes". Furthermore, he offers annual master and bachelor seminars and supervises student theses.