Every year the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards 100 Humboldt Research Awards to leading researchers across disciplines around the world. This prestigious award is available to the select few every year who demonstrate excellence in their research career. This year, one of CGB’s affiliated faculty members, Prof. Sirkka Jarvenpaa, received a Humboldt Research Award in recognition of her work as a behavioral and organizational researcher in information systems.
Professor Jarvenpaa received her MBA and Ph.D from the University of Minnesota. Today, she is a professor and researcher in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management (IROM). Her research on information systems encompasses a range of topics, from digital innovation and entrepreneurship, to management of emergent business technologies. In her research she “strives to push existing theoretical boundaries rather than just applying existing theory from another field or context.”
The Humboldt Research Award will give Professor Jarvenpaa €60,000 to continue her research on the role of trust in online settings. Additionally, as a winner of this award, she will be a guest researcher at the University of Münster during several visits over the course of twelve nonconsecutive months, in collaboration with her colleague and sponsor Prof. Stefan Klein.
CGB is extremely proud of Professor Jarvenpaa’s success and wants to congratulate her on this award.
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