Resilience, Perseverance and Paths in Academia

We invite WI (business informatics) young faculty members to the Wirtschaftsinformatik-Nachwuchstreffen (WINT) on March 7 and 8, 2024 at Leuphana University in the old Hanseatic city of Lüneburg. In addition to the usual get-together, networking and exchange with familiar and new faces, the meeting comprises sessions that offer input and inspiration for young faculty members considering or planning an academic career.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Your organization team

Markus P. Zimmer, Leuphana University Lüneburg
Julia Lanzl, University Hohenheim
Maren Gierlich-Joas, Copenhagen Business School
Manfred Schoch, University Hohenheim


The program takes the motto: "Resilience, Perseverance and Paths in Academia". Jointly with you and our speakers, we wish to discuss these three keywords and their importance for early career researchers who are pursuing a career in academia and have high goals in terms of research and impact. You can look forward to exciting presentations, plenary discussions and opportunities for you to share your own thoughts on the WINT 2024 motto and beyond.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
09:45 a.m.05:15 p.m.VHB ConferenceSee VHB-Conference ProgramVHB-Conference
05:15 p.m.05:45 p.m.WINT Get-togetherGet-together for WINT participants who arrived on Wednesday. Afterwards, joint participation in the VHB-Young Faculty Panel and conference dinnerWINT Organisers
05:45 p.m.07:00 p.m.VHB-Young Faculty PanelYoung Faculty Panel organised by the VHB-ConferenceVHB-Conference
07:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.VHB-Conference DinnerConference dinner (Attendance requires registration and fees)VHB-Conference
Thursday, March 7, 2024
10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.WINT-Opening

Welcome session with details on the WINT 2024 agenda

Prof. Dr. Matzner reports as Nachwuchs-Ombudsperson


Prof. Dr. Martin Matzner
(FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Coffee break with VHB-Conference
11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.Career Paths for Academics
(Part 1)
Keynote on career paths for academics in their doctoral or postdoctoral career phaseDr. Hannah Jacobmeyer,
Dr. Nadine Dablé
(both Leuphana University Lüneburg)
12:30 p.m.01:00 p.m.Career Paths for Academics
(Part 2)
Individual reflection on own career path or networkingWINT-Organisers
Lunch break with VHB-Conference
02:15 p.m.03:30 p.m.Panel on Paths in AcademiaInformation systems scholars share experiences on their different academic career paths to receiving a life-time professorship with Q&A

WINT Organisers

Prof. Dr. Paul Drews
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Müller
(University Bremen)
Prof. Dr. Anna-Luisa Stöber (Macromedia University)
Prof. Dr. Nils Urbach
(Frankfurt University
of Applied Sciences)

04:00 p.m.05:00 p.m.Resilience KeynoteKeynote on absorbing shocks and disruptions during one’s academic careerProf. Dr. Jason Thatcher
(Fox School of Business
Temple University)
Coffee break with VHB-Conference
07:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.WINT & Friends DinnerJoint dinner and networking with peers and our WINT speakers (Restaurant To Huus, Lüneburg)WINT-Organisers
Friday, March 8, 2024
09:00 a.m.09:45 a.m.Perseverence Keynote

Reflection of values, well-being and work-life balance as a basis for perseverance

Introduction to subsequent World-Coffee Workshops
Prof. Dr. Steffi Haag
(Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf)
Coffee break with VHB-Conference
10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.World-Coffee Workshop
(individual breaks)
World-Coffee Workshop (part 1) on WINT theme: “Resilience, Perseverance and Paths in Academia“. Participants discuss this theme in groups to collect qualitative data on status-quo and possible advice to doctoral- and postdoctoral researchers in information systemsWINT-Organisers
11:15 a.m.12:30 p.m.World-Coffee Workshop
(individual breaks)
World-Coffee Workshop continuance (part 2)WINT-Organisers
12:30 p.m.01:00 p.m.WINT-ClosingWrap-up and outlook on next stepsWINT-Organisers
01:00 p.m.02:00 p.m.Lunch-bag and departure  



Registration for the WINT 2024 meeting takes place via the VHB-Conference 2024 website. When registering, please select WINT 2024 as an additional event in which you’ll participate.

Please take note of two considerations regarding the registration fee: (1) Early-bird registration ends on January 31, 2024 and (2) the reduced fees are available to VHB members only.

Accommodation, arrival and further information

Information regarding accommodation and travel to and from Leuphana University can be found on the VHB conference website.

The VHB conference’s hotel conditions also apply to participants of WINT 2024. Please indicate your participation in the VHB conference when booking your hotel.

VHB Conference 2024 taking place at the same time

The WINT 2024 participation includes the VHB conference pass. Besides sessions for young faculty members of the VHB, the conference also offers workshops and presentations on current research topics within the different WKs. This offers WINT participants a special opportunity to network and exchange ideas beyond WK boundaries.

You can find the complete program of the VHB conference:



In case of questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the organizing team via email.

Photo Markus P. Zimmer ©Brinkhoff-Moegenburg/Leuphana
Markus P. Zimmer is postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Information Systems at Leuphana University Lüneburg.
Photo Julia Lanzl ©Julia Lanzl
Julia Lanzl is postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Digital Management at the University Hohenheim.


Julia Lanzl
Digital Management at the University Hohenheim

Photo Maren Gierlich-Joas ©Maren Gierlich-Joas
Maren Gierlich-Joas is assistant professor in the digitalization department at Copenhagen Business School.


Maren Gierlich-Joas
Digitalization department at Copenhagen Business School.

Photo Manfred Schoch ©Manfred Schoch
Manfred Schoch is postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Digital Management at the University Hohenheim.


Manfred Schoch
Digital Management at the University Hohenheim