Sanja
Tumbas

Assistant Professor of Information Systems

 Ph.D. Business Economics, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
 M.S. Information Systems, University of Münster, Germany
 B.Sc. Information Systems, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Sanja completed her doctorate in August 2017 at the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein. Her mentors involved professors from the US, Norway and Liechtenstein. She also holds a M.Sc. in Information Systems from the University of Münster in Germany and B.Sc from the University of Novi Sad in Serbia.

Her research focuses on two broad themes: digital entrepreneurship and digital innovation in incumbent organizations. More specifically, the dissertation project explored the role of digital technologies during rapid growth in young entrepreneurial organizations. In addition, in the past few years she engaged in studies with large organizations and interviewed chief executives from various industry sectors.

Her work has been awarded with the “Best Paper Award” in 2015 and “Best Theory Development Paper” in 2017 at the International Conference on Information Systems. As a part of her dissertation work (2013-2017), Sanja has spent several months as a visiting PhD student at the University of Georgia, USA.

Areas of interest

* Digital innovation and entrepreneurship
* Institutional theory and Information Systems
* Digital transformation in large established organizations
* Societal impact of digitalization

Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

DRECHSLER, K., GREGORY, R., WAGNER, H. -T., TUMBAS, S. (2020). At the crossroads between digital innovation and digital transformation. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 47 (1), 521-538. doi:10.17705/1CAIS.04723.
TUMBAS, S., BERENTE, N., VOM BROCKE, J. (2018). Digital Innovation and Institutional Entrepreneurship: Chief Digital Officer Perspectives of Their Emerging Role. Journal of Information Technology, 33 (3), 188 - 202. doi:10.1057/s41265-018-0055-0.
TUMBAS, S., BERENTE, N., VOM BROCKE, J. (2017). Three Types of Chief Digital Officers and the Reasons Organizations Adopt the Role. MIS Quarterly Executive, 16 (2), 121 - 134.

Proceedings

TUMBAS, S., BERENTE, N., VOM BROCKE, J. (2017). Digital Capabilities for Buffering Tensions of Structure, Space, and Time during Entrepreneurial Growth. ICIS 2017 Proceedings (pp. 1 - 20). Association for Information Systems.
TUMBAS, S., BERENTE, N., VOM BROCKE, J. (2017). Born Digital: Growth Trajectories of Entrepreneurial Organizations Spanning Institutional Fields. ICIS 2017 Proceedings (pp. 1 - 20). Association for Information Systems.
TUMBAS, S., BERENTE, N., SEIDEL, S., VOM BROCKE, J. (2015). The 'Digital Façade' of Rapidly Growing Entrepreneurial Organizations. ICIS 2015 Proceedings (pp. 1 - 19). Association for Information Systems.

Articles in other publications

TUMBAS, S., BERENTE, N., VOM BROCKE, J. (2018). It's time for chief digital officers. IESE Business School Insight (150), pp. 72 - 74.
TUMBAS, S., BERENTE, N., VOM BROCKE, J. (2018). La hora de los 'chief digital officers'. IESE Business School Insight (150), pp. 72 - 74.