Mag. Tanja Kohn


Tel: +43 (0)512 507-38011


Curriculum Vitae

Tanja Kohn was born in 1978 in Flensburg (Germany). She holds a Diploma Degree in Business Administration from Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria. She specialized in Information Systems and Human Research Management. Her Master Degree thesis is on “Knowledgemanagementrelations within companies”. During her studies she spent time studying abroad. At University of Padova in Italy she studied economics and italian literature. In Taiwan she participated in a Summer School Programm in economics and in Egypt she studied arabic language, culture and politics.
Since September 2005, she has been with the School of Management, Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria at the Department of Information Systems, Production & Logistics Management as a research assistant and a Ph.D. student. Her research interests include Information and Communication Technologies in Developing Countries, information systems, business process management and knowledge management. She shows interests in political science.

The title of her Ph.D.-thesis is “Knowledge Transfer with e-Learning Technologies - Initiatives from Developed to Developing Countries” and is supervised by Ronald Maier.


Summer 2009 Realization of the second part of the Multiple-Case Study in Peru
Summer 2008 Realization of the Multiple-Case Study in Peru (Multiple-Case Study)
since 2006 Student of Political Science
since 2005 Ph.D. Student of Business Administration (Doctoral Thesis)
2002 National University of Taipeh and University of TaiChung, Taiwan
2001/02 Universitá di Padova, Italy
2000 University of Alexandria, Egypt
1998 - 2005 Business Administration at Innsbruck University School of Management, Austria
1988 - 1997 Kurt-Tucholsky Primary School, Flensburg/Germany

Research Focus (KT2DC)

  • ICT in Developing and Emerging Countries (ICT4D-Projects)
  • IT-Solutions in Rural Areas
  • eEducation and eLearning
  • Cultural Differences in Adaption of eLearning Tools

Publications and Presentations

Kohn, T.; Maier, R.; Thalmann, S. (2009): Knowledge Transfer with E-Learning Resources to Developing Countries - Barriers and Adaptive Solutions. In Breitner, M.H., Lehner, F., Staff, J.; Winand, U.: E-Learning 2010 – Aspekte der Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Informatik, Physica Verlag,  Heidelberg, pp. 15-30. Download

Kohn, T.: Peru, ein Laptop für jedes Schulkind. Interview at ORF FutureZone: Interview.

Kohn, T.: One Laptop per Child in Peru. Presentation at 7.11.2009 in Vienna (Austria) OLPC in Peru.

Derndorfer, C.; Dorfinger, J.; Kohn, T.; Neuper, W.: OLPC - Von Graz via Lima nach Kathmandu und wieder zurück. EduCamp Graz (Austria) 6.-7.11.1009 Presentation.

Kohn, T.: Enablers and Barriers to Use the Laptop XO: Multiple-Case Study in Peruvian Primary Schools, submitted to “International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development” (ICTD2009).

Kohn, T. and Maier, R.: Using Social Software in E-Learning Initiatives in Developing Countries. Hinkelmann, K. and Wache, H. (Eds.): Proceedings der WM2009: 5th Conference Professional Knowledge Management Experiences and Visions, GI-Edition, March 25-27, 2009, Solothurn, Switzerland, pp. 32-41. Presentation and Paper

Kohn, T.: Wissenstransfer mit e-Learning Technologien: OLPC in Peru. Presentation at "Projektmeeting der Forschungsgruppe Zielcoaching" in St. Gallen (Switzerland), 14.11.2008.