Dr. Oliver Posegga

Oliver Posegga is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Systems and Social Networks at the University of Bamberg, an affiliate of the Center for Collective Intelligence at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a principal investigator of the project "Communicative Power in Hybrid Media Systems," funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

His research focuses on understanding the collective dynamics of digitally enabled networks, such as collective behavior and intelligence in organizational and societal settings. In his work, he follows an interdisciplinary perspective bridging information systems research and the social sciences, which is grounded in theories of complex systems, sociotechnical systems, and social networks. Recently, his work has focused on the dynamics of social networks, crisis management, crowdsourcing, data- and information quality, and discursive power in contemporary media systems. 

Oliver received his diploma in Information Systems from the University of Cologne in 2011 and his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Bamberg in 2017. In 2018, he joined the Center of Collective Intelligence at the MIT Sloan School of Management as a visiting scholar and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Bamberg. 

His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Information Technology (JIT), the International Journal of Press/Politics (IJPP), the Social Science Computer Review (SSCR), and the Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), as well as in the proceedings of national and international conferences (e.g., ICIS, ECIS, WI, HICSS, ICWSM, DESRIST).

Selected Publications

  • Jungherr, A., Posegga, O., & An, J. (2019). Discursive Power in Contemporary Media Systems: A Comparative Framework. The International Journal of Press/Politics (IJPP).
  • Posegga, O., & Jungherr, A. (2019). Characterizing Political Talk on Twitter: A Comparison Between Public Agenda, Media Agendas, and the Twitter Agenda with Regard to Topics and Dynamics. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).
  • Eismann, K., Posegga, O., & Fischbach, K. (2018). Decision Making in Emergency Management: The Role of Social Media European Conference on Information Systems. Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).
  • Tilly, R., Posegga, O., Fischbach, K., & Schoder, D. (2017). Towards a Conceptualization of Data and Information Quality in Social Information Systems. Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), 59(1), 3-21.
  • Sobiegalla, F., Posegga, O., & Fischbach, K. (2017). Evaluating a Mobile Crisis Response System for the Management of Disaster Volunteers. Proceedings of the International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST). Winner of the Best Research in Progress Paper Award.
  • Jungherr, A., Schoen, H., Posegga, O., & Jürgens, P. (2017). Digital Trace Data in the Study of Public Opinion. Social Science Computer Review (SSCR), 35(3), 336-356.
  • Zuchowski, O., Posegga, O., Schlagwein, D., & Fischbach, K. (2016). Internal Crowdsourcing: Conceptual Framework, Structured Review, and Research Agenda. Journal of Information Technology (JIT), 31(2), 166-184.
  • Sobiegalla, F., Posegga, O., & Fischbach, K. (2016). Connecting Disaster Volunteers and Relief Organizations: A Design Science Approach. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).
  • Fischer, D., Posegga, O., & Fischbach, K. (2016). Communication Barriers in Crisis Management: A Literature Review. Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).
  • Eismann, K., Posegga, O., & Fischbach, K. (2016). Collective Behaviour, Social Media, and Disasters: A Systematic Literature Review. Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).
  • Tilly, R., Posegga, O., Fischbach, K., & Schoder, D. (2015). What is Quality of Data and Information in Social Information Systems? Towards a Definition and Ontology. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).
  • Volkmann, G., Putzke, J., Posegga, O., Fischbach, K., & Schoder, D. (2015). Out-Group-tie Centralization and the Performance of Work Groups. Proceedings of the Jahrestagung der Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI).
  • Posegga, O., Zylka, M., & Fischbach, K. (2015). Collective Dynamics of Crowdfunding Networks. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).
  • Posegga, O., Donath, M., & Fischbach, K. (2013). Using Users’ Activity Metrics for Link-Prediction in a Large Online Social Network. Proceedings of the GI-Jahrestagung.