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Kathrin Kirchner is Associate Professor at DTU Management. Her research comprises knowledge sharing and knowledge work, virtual collaboration and digital platforms. Furthermore, she is interested in flexible working processes and artificial intelligence/data analytics. She is co-editor of the International Journal of Workplace Health Management.

In teaching, she is responsible for the course "From Analytics to Action" that discusses which challenges companies face when introducing and using AI / data analytics and how these challenges can be solved.

Kathrin Kirchner studied computer science and adult education and received her PhD in information systems.

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Language Skills:
English, German

Research areas

Kathrin Kirchner's research covers knowledge sharing and virtual collaboration in an organizational context and in digital learning environments. She is interested in how digital platforms and virtual reality influence virtual team collaboration and thus the wellbeing of employees and managers. Furthermore, she has researched and published in the fields of data analytics and business process modeling. Currently, she is researching algorithmic management - focussing on platform work.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science (Master), Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

External positions

Professor, Berlin School of Economics and Law


PostDoc, University Hospital Jena


Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Friedrich Schiller University Jena


Ph.D. student & Teaching Assistant, Friedrich Schiller University Jena



  • User defined:
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Virtual collaboration
  • Knowledge work
  • Digital platforms
  • Distance Work
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithmic Management
  • Virtual reality


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