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Jan Jacobs

Dipl. Inf.

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Graduiertenkolleg: „Pfade organisatorischer Prozesse“
Garystr. 21
D-14195 Berlin

Tel.: 030/838-57180
Fax: 030/838-57186
Email: pfadkolleg @ wiwiss.fu-berlin.de

Dissertation topic:

  • Decision Paths in Techno-Organizational Change. University Reform and IT Implementation. Path dependence is related to organizational (in)capacity for change. Based on an empirical study of the very recent study and information technology reform at the Freie Universität Berlin, the dissertation investigates which positive feedback mechanisms are in effect inside the organization, how they restrict change, and how they can be managed.

Curriculum Vitae:

Since 10/ 2005
Member of the Doctoral Program "Research on Organizational Paths"

06/ 2005
Diploma Degree "with Distinction" from Technical University of Berlin

Diploma Thesis on "Communication and Cooperation in an International Knowledge Network. Analysis, Theoretical Foundations, and Technological Assistence." Supervisors: Prof. Siefkes (Computer Science), Prof. Siebel (Sociology)

07/2003 - 07/2004
Studies at Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile, and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile

10/ 1999 - 06/ 2005
Studies of Computer Science at Technical University of Berlin. Studies of Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Cultural Studies and Political Science at TU, FU, and UdK Berlin

Scientific/Occupational Activities:

  • 2002 - 2003: Distributed Artificial Intelligence Lab, Technical University of Berlin
  • 2000 - 2002: SecWare Technologies AG, Berlin

Research Interests:

  • Cognition, Communication, Interaction. Construction of Shared Realities and Practices
  • ICT and Organization
  • Sustainable Development. Academic Relations with Latin America