Research Group Information Management

Dr. Juliane Jarke


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Since September 2014 I am postdoctoral researcher in the Information Management Group in the Faculty of Mathematics/Informatics at Bremen University. Amongst others, I am leading the EU-funded research project MobileAge which develops and tests innovative methods for participatory design (co-creation) with older citizens. From December 2013 to August 2014 I worked as a research associate at the “Centre for the Study of Technology and Organisation” at Lancaster University.

In 2013 I completed my PhD in „Organisation, Work and Technology” at Lancaster University Management School with a thesis entitled “Performances of Associations: Sociomaterial orderings and configurations of a European eGovernment ‘community of practice’”. Prior to my PhD studies I earned degrees in MSc Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change (Lancaster University, 2007); MA Philosophy (Hamburg University, 2008) and BSc Informatics (Hamburg University, 2005). I have worked as a research fellow in public sector consulting and participated in a number of European eGovernment projects. In 2008 I completed a five-months traineeship with the European Commission DG Information Society and Media related to research in data infrastructures. Since June 2009 I serve as an independent expert to the European Commission within the areas eInfrastructures and Digital Science.

Research interests

Inspired by the ever-growing entanglement of social objectives and technological tools as their means of implementation and facilitation, I am interested in the ways socio-technical systems work and are made to work by looking at the interactions of people, technologies, organisation and practice. The themes I have engaged in cover technology-mediated collaboration across boundaries, social and innovative media technologies and public sector innovation projects.

My research intersects the boundaries of Organisation Studies and Information Systems Research. Conceptually I draw on Science and Technology Studies (STS), and in particular Actor-Network Theory (ANT). Methodologically I have adopted an ethnographic approach which requires in-depth, longitudinal qualitative research.

My specific research domains cover:

  • Public sector transformation and innovation;
  • Organising, knowing and learning in large-scale, technology-mediated communities;
  • Big data and data infrastructures in virtual research communities.


  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)
  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
  • German Informatics Society (GI)


Current Courses:

Supervised Theses

Gamification im Wahlkampf (2019)

Christina Kaminski

Age-friendly smart cities (on going)

Amelie Unger

How open are open data in eGovernment? (on going)

Denny Teuchert