External PhD Student
After Christian Herzog finished his A-Levels in 2004 he began to study Information Systems at the University of Applied Science in Stuttgart. During his studies he used to work at the Robert Bosch GmbH in the field “Materials management – IT- and horizontal tasks”. Some of his tasks were supporting the development of the intranet portal, the assistance of the SAP R/3 system and also the implementation of SAP at the China plant. His studies were successfully finished in March 2008 with the thesis “Aspects of ubiquitous computing in the Office 21”.
After that he completed his Master of Business Administration at the Steinbeis University Berlin. The course is structured as a project competence study, which means that the theoretical knowledge has been supplemented by a job as an assistant manager at the EquityStory AG. In his master thesis he wrote about “Accessing the new Online Corporate Communications division of DGAP mbH”. After graduating in February 2010, he soon realized that he would like to expand his previous experience in a research work.
In mid-2010 he joined the Bundeswehr University Munich and the CSCW team led by Professor Koch. Social Software and Enterprise 2.0 became his main research topics. Through the common research interest he came to the University of Osnabrück and the team around Prof. Hoppe in 2012. Together with Dr. Alexander Richter and Melanie Steinhüser of the University of Osnabrück, a working group for measuring the success of social software was launched.
Besides the research work Mr. Herzog is Managing Director of EQS Web Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of the EQS Group AG. Some of his projects are e.g. the realization of online reports and corporate websites as well as the development of innovative web services.
His research interest focuses the evaluation of social software for internal corporate communications. Roughly it is about the question of how a rating system for social software must be designed to measure the benefits of collaboration in the enterprise and what are the effects of Enterprise Social Software (ESS).