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20. März 2018 : Journal paper accepted for publication in the journal “Computers in Industry”

The journal paper "Looking at the big picture of IS investment appraisal through the lens of systems theory: A System Dynamics approach for understanding the economic impact of BIM" by Thuy Duong Oesterreich and Frank Teuteberg has been accepted for publication in the journal “Computers in Industry”.

In this paper, the authors develop a quantification model in System Dynamics (SD) which is based on a literature review as well as a case study, whereby the socio-technical nature of Building Information Modeling (BIM), its various tangible and intangible benefits as well as its multiple impact levels on the corporate system are taken into account. Through the lens of systems theory, the financial impacts of the BIM investment can be examined by integrating all costs and benefits into the subsystems of the organisation and by investigating their interplay on system level rather than treating them as isolated system elements.

The journal is currently classified as a C-rated journal according to the VHB Jourqual3 ranking. Moreover, the journal (having an H Index of 80) is ranked 30th out of 415 in the category of "Computer Science (miscellaneous)" and 46th out of 518 in the category of "Engineering (miscellaneous)" according to the Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR).
The journal’s Impact Factor for the year 2016/2017 was 2.691.