Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Valerie Graf-Drasch

Doctoral Candidate
Phone  +49 821 598 – 3905
Room Bldg. I1 Room 2211
University of Augsburg

Dr. Valerie Graf-Drasch is a post-doctoral student in Prof. Dr. Henner Gimpel’s department at the Research Center Finance & Information Management (FIM) and the Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT).

Valerie’s research interests are on the intersection of Information Systems (IS) and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. She is particularly interested in how and by what means IS can facilitate or even solve socially relevant problems in the area of ecological and social sustainability. Already during her doctorate, Valerie was motivated by the vision of looking at social challenges in terms of sustainability from a scientific perspective and making her own contribution to sustainable development. A second research focus of Valerie lies in the area of (virtual) group collaboration and specifically on the concept of “Collective Intelligence,” in which she primarily analyzes experimental data. In her research, Valerie uses a broad spectrum of methods, including both quantitative methods (especially meta-analyses, explorative factor analyses, structural equation models) and qualitative methods. Valerie regularly publishes in internationally renowned journals and conferences.


2018  Best Complete Research Paper of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) (Baumbach, S.; Graf, V.; Graf, V.; Schafranek, M. (2018): Individuals’ sustainable behaviour along the life cycle of IT. Presented at the European Conference on Information Systems, Portsmouth, UK)

2016  Best Master Thesis within the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT

Facilitating like Darwin : Supporting Cross-Fertilisation in Crowdsourcing
in: Decision Support Systems, 2020
Gimpel, Henner
Graf-Drasch, Valerie
Laubacher, Robert J.
Wöhl, Moritz
Supporting citizens’ political decision-making using information visualization
presented at: 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Marrakesch, Marokko, 2020
Graf, Vanessa
Graf-Drasch, Valerie
Tiefenbeck, Verena
Weitzel, Robin
Fridgen, Gilbert
When does it pay off to integrate sustainability in the business model? : A Game-Theoretic Analysis
in: Electronic Markets, 2019
Gimpel, Henner
Graf-Drasch, Valerie
Kammerer, Alexander
Keller, Maximilian
Zheng, Xinyi
Clarifying the Structure of Collective Intelligence in Teams : A Meta-Analysis (Research Poster)
presented at: Collective Intelligence, Pittsburgh, USA, 2019
Graf-Drasch, Valerie
Gimpel, Henner
Barlow, Jordan B.
A comprehensive model for individuals’ acceptance of smart energy technology : a meta-analysis
in: Energy Policy, 2019
Gimpel, Henner
Graf, Vanessa
Graf-Drasch, Valerie
Individual’s sustainable behaviour along the life cycle of IT
presented at: 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Portsmouth, UK, 2018
Graf-Drasch, Valerie
Graf, Vanessa
Baumbach, Sandra
Schafranek, Melissa
The Impact of Sustainability on Consumers’ Technology Approval : Taking Smart Energy-Saving Systems as an Example of Application
presented at: 4th Conference on Energy Informatics & Management, Netherland, Rotterdam, 2016
Graf-Drasch, Valerie
Gimpel, Henner
Brands as Friends : An Investigation into Consumers’ Motivations to form Relationships with Brands in Online Social Networks
presented at: 78. Wissenschaftliche Jahrestagung des VHB, München, Germany, 2016
Gimpel, Henner
Graf-Drasch, Valerie
Semmler, Jakob