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Karl Werder is a research fellow in the research group of Information Systems and Systems Development at the University of Cologne. Previously, he was a senior researcher and pilot leader at paluno, the Ruhr Institute for software technology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and worked as a research assistant in the area of Information Systems at the Institute for Enterprise Systems at the University of Mannheim, Germany.

Karl received his doctorate degree in Information Systems from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He graduated with a master's degree in Business Informatics from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and is a certified IT-Specialist. His work has been published in the Journals Information Technology & People, Information & Software Technology, and international conferences, such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Europeans Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) and International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB).