Daniel Schlagwein

Senior Lecturer

School of Information Systems - PhD Information Systems, University of Cologne, Germany | MA Information Systems, University of Cologne, Germany


​​​Dr. Daniel Schlagwein is an expert on crowdsourcing, digital work and IT-enabled openness.

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About Daniel

Dr. Daniel Schlagwein is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the UNSW Business School in Sydney. He holds PhD and Masters degrees in Information Systems from the University of Cologne. He has been a consultant in the ICT industry for companies such as Vodafone. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School and New York University's Leonard H. Stern School of Business in 2015.

Daniel research is focused on crowdsourcing, digital work and IT-enabled openness. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers, including in leading journals such as the Information Systems Journal, the Journal of Information Technology, the Journal of the Association for Information Systems and The Journal of Strategic Information Systems. His research has been featured in, for example, Sky News, The Sydney Morning Herald, McKinsey Quarterly and BusinessThink. The Association for Information Systems (AIS) Research Ranking 2017 puts him on rank 68 globally for publications in leading journals 2014–16. In 2017, he received best paper of the year awards from the AIS, the ASIS&T and Emerald (IT&P).

Daniel has been recognised as an excellent teacher with expertise in enabling experiential learning. He received the UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014. The UNSW Business School students granted Daniel their Student Choice Award, also in 2014. Several students have continued projects from his courses into startups.

Daniel serves as a Member of UNSW's Academic Board (2017-18). He also serves on UNSW's Board of Studies (2017-18). Daniel has created and teaches the Information Systems part of the annual UNSW Indigenous Pre-Business Program. Daniel is an Associate Editor for the Information Systems Journal (2016-19), and a Guest Senior Editor for the Journal of Information Technology (2015-17). Daniel has chaired six tracks and has edited two special issues in his research domain. He frequently reviews for the eight leading journals recognised in the AIS' "Senior Scholar Basket", Information Systems conferences and organisations such as the National Science Foundation.

Daniel was awarded the AIS' Early Career Award in 2016.