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Florian Allwein

PhD student in Information Systems and Innovation


Florian Allwein is a PhD Candidate in Information Systems and Innovation, Department of Management. He holds an MSc in Management, Information Systems and Innovation (MISI) from LSE and an MA in English Literature, German Literature and Social Psychology from the University of Munich (LMU). Before joining LSE, Florian worked for 12 years, first as a journalist in Germany, then as a search quality specialist with Google in Dublin.

Research interests

  • Organisational agility
  • Digital infrastructures
  • Social mechanisms

Florian’s research is concerned with organisational agility, the ability of firms to sense environmental change and respond readily. His study explores how agility is enacted as a performance by the members of an organisation. It will focus on the digital infrastructures used to support organisational agility and identify social mechanisms causing this performance. This is researched in a case study with a British telecommunications services company.

Other research interests include Cloud computing and Green IT/IS.



Publications and professional activities

Peer reviewed publications:

  • Allwein, F., 2012. Green Information Systems: What can we contribute? IS Channel, 7, pp.13–18.

Conference papers:

  • “The role of digital infrastructures in the performance of organizational agility: A Critical Realist Analysis”, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Doctoral Consortium, Enschede 2015 (accepted)
  • “The role of digital infrastructures within social mechanisms associated with the performance of organizational agility”, SSIT Open Research Forum, London 2014

Organized and hosted IS Research Forum panels on

  • “Operationalising Digital Infrastructure Research” (Mar 2015)
  •  “Privacy after Snowden” (Mar 2014)
  • “Cloud Computing between Outsourcing and Innovation” (Jun 2013)

Associate Editor for IS Channel, reviewer for Information Technology and People, ECIS

Led the local organizing team for ECIS 2005 in Regensburg. Member of the ECIS organizing committee, 2004-2006.

Editor of BIT – Banking and Information Technology (German peer reviewed journal), 2003-2006



Florian Allwein