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Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Digital Entrepreneurship: Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts"

With the Special Issue on "Digital Entrepreneurship: Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts", the journal Business & Information Systems Engineering is encouraging researchers to submit papers. Submissions to this special issue are encouraged from alltheoretical and methodological perspectives drawing frominformation systems, entrepreneurship, organizationalbehavior, strategic management, and others. The aim is to foster the dialogue over the most recent developments on "Digital Entrepreneurship". The submission deadline is on 1 March 2021.

 

There will be a special issue paper development workshop at the 24th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs ( G-Forum) which will be a digital conference this year due to the unforeseeable circumstances in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the paper development workshop, the special issue editors will provide feedback on early drafts or first paper versions. The submission to the G-Forum, however, is not a requirement for submitting to the special issue.

 

Please find the Call for Papers and further details here .

Professor Dr. Daniel Veit is honored with the JAIS Outstanding Reviewer 2019 Award

During the 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2019 in Munich, Germany, Professor Dr. Daniel Veit was awarded with the Outstanding Reviewer 2019 Award for the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) by the Editor-in-Chief Professor Dorothy Leidner, PhD.

 

The Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) was founded in the year 2000. It is one of the „Basket-of-Eight“ Journals in Management Information Systems and is mostly counted as one of the four premium outlets of the field. In countless universities around the globe it is a “tenure-relevant journal”. The recent impact factor (2018) of the JAIS is 3.103. The German Academic Association for Business Research lists the journal in category “A” of its current JourQual ranking.

 

Professor Dr. Daniel Veit is awarded with the Otto Mønsted Visiting Professorship 2020/21

For the years 2020 and 2021 Professor Dr. Daniel Veit is awarded with a funding by the Otto Mønsted Visiting Proessorship. During this period, he will work a number of months as a guest at the Deparment for Digitalization of the Copenhagen Business School.

 

The Otto Mønsted Visiting Professorship is one of the most renown guest professor programs of Denmark. The Otto Mønsted foundation has been established in the year 1934 with the main purpose of strengthening trade and industry in the Danish Kingdom. Today, topics like sustainability, societal change and innovation are positioned in the foreground of their work.

Here, you can find further information on the Otto Mønsted foundation and the Department for Digitalization of the Copenhagen Business School.

 

Professor Dr. Daniel Veit is a participant in a panel discussion at the Political Breakfast on the Sharing Economy in Berlin

On Thursday, December 5th 2019, the Political Breakfast on the Sharing Economy will take place at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit, along with other representatives from politics, business and academia, is invited to participate in the panel discussion.

 

The aim of the event is a political dialogue on central topics of the Sharing Economy between actors from practice and science. What are the sharing concepts in Germany? What are the institutional framework conditions? What significance do technologies have? How is work (voluntary work, freelancers, on online platforms) organized in the Sharing Economy and what are the working conditions like? How is control and steering in the Sharing Economy organized? What role do communities play for Sharing Economy organizations?

These and other questions can be discussed during the Political Breakfast of the i-share research project on the impact of the Sharing Economy in Germany funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on December 5th 2019. The event offers an opportunity for a political dialogue between representatives from politics, sharing organizations, associations, academia and think tanks.

On the podium, Dr. Robert Philipps (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung), Prof. Johanna Mair, PhD (Hertie School), Michael Vollmann (nebenan.de & nebenan.de Stiftung), Gert-Jan van Wijk (List and Ride GmbH) as well as Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit (University of Augsburg) will discuss the important question.

After the Political Breakfast, a poster exhibition offers an informal and smaller setting for an in-depth exchange. Maximilian Welck and Adeline Frenzel present a poster on motivations and conditions on Digital Work Platforms with case studies from the 'Gig Economy' and from 'Crowd Work' platforms in Germany.

Further information on the Political Breakfast can be found here.

A recent study has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Economics

An article by Alexander Frey, Manuel Trenz und Daniel Veit entitled “A service-dominant logic perspective on the roles of technology in service innovation: uncovering four archetypes in the sharing economy“ has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Economics.

 

 

About the study: The role and influence of information technology in firms’ business and value creation remains controversial. The question of how technology can drive service innovations is especially crucial in highly competitive and rapidly developing areas such as digital platforms but not well understood. This study investigates the role of information technology in service innovation in sharing economy organizations. These organizations are digital platforms that combine physical and digital service elements. Adopting a service-dominant logic perspective, we conduct an interpretive multiple-case study to gain a deeper understanding of the types of service innovation in this area and the different roles that IT can play in these initiatives. Our findings reveal different manifestations of service innovation and thereby help to identify previously unexplored interdependencies between the service ecosystem and value co-creation. We furthermore find that organizations’ choices regarding the role of IT are dependent on the level of heterogeneity and standardization of the mediated transactions. We derive four archetypes for the role of IT in service innovation that explain how and why sharing economy organizations exploit IT. We then translate our findings into practical guidelines for managers of digital platforms.

Reference: Frey, A., Trenz, M., and Veit, D. 2019. “A service-dominant logic perspective on the roles of technology in service innovation: uncovering four archetypes in the sharing economy," Journal of Business Economics, forthcoming.

About the journal: The Journal of Business Economics is a leading international journal in the research field of general management. The journal is rated B by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) in JOURQUAL3.

A recent study has been accepted for publication in the journal Management Information Systems Quarterly

An article by Manuel Trenz, Daniel Veit and Chee-Wee Tan entitled “Disentangling the Impact of Omnichannel Integration Services on Consumer Behavior in Integrated Sales Channels” has been accepted for publication in the journal Management Information Systems Quarterly.

 

About the study: ‘Brick-and-mortar’ retailers, when expanding their businesses to online channels, can either add a separate online channel or integrate channels to enhance service offerings. Although past studies on channel choice have yielded insights into factors affecting consumers’ channel preference, there is a dearth of research that sheds light on when and why massive investments into channel integration would be preferred over online optimizations. To this end, we construct and validate a theoretical model that posits omnichannel integration services for acquisition and recovery as predictors of consumers’ online channel preference through influencing their perceptions of convenience and risk. Our experimental study reveals how distinct configurations of cross-channel service offerings affect consumers’ channel evaluations and decisions, as well as how complementarities from channel integration across transaction and post-transaction phases can prevail over pure online substitutes. Consequently, this study bridges diagnostic and prescriptive research streams on multichannel and omnichannel retail by attesting to channel integration as a viable channel differentiator. From a practical standpoint, we compare twelve distinct channel configurations with regards to consumers’ core evaluative criteria and highlight the value of omnichannel integration since efficiency improvements to the online channel can only serve as a partial substitute to channel integration.

Reference: Trenz, M., Veit, D. J., Tan, C.-W. (2019). „Disentangling the Impact of Omnichannel Integration Services on Consumer Behavior in Integrated Sales Channels,“ MIS Quarterly, forthcoming.

Accepting Senior Editor: Paul A. Pavlou

About the journal: The Journal Management Information Systems Quarterly is the leading international journal in the research field of Information Systems. The journal is rated A+ by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) in JOURQUAL3. The journal’s ISI impact factor for 2017 is 5.430.

Article in Internet Research earns the “Outstanding Paper” Emerald Literati Award for Excellence 2019

The article “Disentangling the facets of sharing - A categorization of what we know and don’t know about the Sharing Economy” has been awarded an Emerald Literati Award for Excellence 2019. The paper was selected by the editorial board as the “Outstanding Paper” among all papers published in Internet Research in 2018.

 

Authored by Manuel Trenz, University of Goettingen, Alexander Frey and Daniel Veit, both University of Augsburg, the research the contributes to a more distinguished understanding of nature of the Sharing Economy to foster advancements in research and practice. An interdisciplinary analysis of the literature in the field of Sharing Economy revealed nine different types of sharing practices that can be characterized by four dimensions. The re-evaluation of existing research using this categorization allowed the authors to develop a meta-understanding of Sharing Economy research, to explain inconsistencies within the existing body of studies, and to structure opportunities for future research according to different types of sharing and different levels of analysis.

Internet Research (Impact Factor 4.109) is an international refereed journal that focuses on topics and issues related to potential social, ethical, economic and political implications which arise from mass public access to information resources. The Literati Awards are presented annually by the Emerald Publishing Group to authors of outstanding works. The award-winning paper will be available as Open Access for 12 months.

Reference: Trenz, M., Frey, A., and Veit, D. 2018. “Disentangling the Facets of Sharing: A Categorization of What We Know and Don’t Know About the Sharing Economy,” Internet Research (28:4), pp. 888–925.

Article: https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/IntR-11-2017-0441

Information about the award and the winners: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/news_story.htm?id=8717

About the journal: Impact factor 4.109 (2018) - https://emeraldinsight.com/loi/intr

 

Dr. Manuel Trenz becomes new professor at University of Göttingen

Dr. Manuel Trenz leaves University of Augsburg and will be appointed as Chair of Interorganizational Information Systems at the Georg-August University Göttingen as of June 1st, 2019.

 

Manuel Trenz has been Assistant Professor at the Chair of Information Systems and Management since 2015 and was awarded with the Viermetz Science Prize in 2018. In January 2019 he completed his habilitation (2nd doctorate) in Business at the Faculty of Business and Economics.

We wish Dr. Trenz all the best for his new position and look forward to further collaboration in multiple research projects.

Link: Chair of Interorganizational Information Systems

Visiting Speaker Prof. Viswanath Venkatesh, PhD

On Friday, May 24th, 2019, Prof. Viswanath Venkatesh will give a talk with the title "Pursuing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals: Lessons Learned from a Project in Villages in India" as part of the Visiting Speaker Seminar Series. The Chair is pleased to welcome him at the University of Augsburg.

 

The Chair is happy to host Prof. Viswanath Venkatesh (University of Arkansas) as a guest at the Faculty of Business and Economics. Embedded in the Chair’s Visiting Speaker Seminar Series, , Prof. Venkatesh will present the topic " Pursuing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals: Lessons Learned from a Project in Villages in India". The presentation will take place on Friday, May 24th, 2019, at 12 noon in room J 1207. Everyone affiliated to the Faculty of Business and Economics (professors, associates and students) is welcome to join and participate at the presentation.

Prof. Venkatesh focuses in his research on understanding the diffusion of technologies in organizations and society. He explores various aspects of technology implementation in a variety of environments, ranging from organizations in the US to organizations in India to consumers in China and the rural population in India. He has been the most successful scientist in publishing in the major journals for Information Systems (e.g. ISR and MISQ) and Best Paper Awards (e.g. Academy of Management Journal) in several periods, including the last 5, 10 and 15 years (e.g. 2013-'17, 2008-'17, 2003-'17). His works have been cited over 85,000 times (Google Scholar) and over 27,000 times (Web of Science) with an h-index of 70 and an i-10 index of 105. He is regarded as one of the most influential scientists in business and economics (e.g. Thomson Reuters' highlycited.com, Emerald Citations, SSRN).

Please find further information on the Visiting Speaker Seminar Series here.

Please find further information on Prof. Viswanath Venkatesh here.

A recent study has been published in the journal Management Information Systems Quarterly

An article by Philipp Wunderlich, Daniel Veit and Saonee Sarker entitled " Adoption of Sustainable Technologies: A Mixed-Methods Study of German Households" has been published in the journal Management Information Systems Quarterly.

 

About the study: Although technologies spurred by the “internet of things” are increasingly being introduced in homes, only few studies have examined the adoption or diffusion of such household technologies. One particular area of interest in this context is electricity consumption, especially the introduction of smart metering technology (SMT) in households. Despite its growing prominence, SMT implementation has met with various challenges across the world, including limited adoption by consumers. Thus, this study empirically examines the antecedents of SMT adoption by potential consumers. Using a mixed-methods design, the study first unearths the SMT-specific antecedents, then develops a contextualized model by drawing on theories from motivational psychology and the antecedents identified earlier, and then tests this model using a large-scale survey (N=930) of German consumers. Results provide support for many of the hypotheses and highlight the importance of motivational factors and some household demographic, privacy, and innovation-related factors to consumers’ intention to adopt SMT.

Reference: Wunderlich, P., Veit, D., Sarker, S. 2019. „Adoption of Sustainable Technologies: A Mixed-Methods Study of German Households,” Management Information Systems Quarterly, Forthcoming. Preprints available.

Accepting Senior Editor: Professor Viswanath Venkatesh, PhD

About the journal: The Journal Management Information Systems Quarterly is the leading international journal in the research field of Information Systems. The journal is rated A+ by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) in JOURQUAL3. The journal’s ISI impact factor for 2017 is 5.430.

19th Meeting of Junior Researchers in Information Systems and Business Informatics on 27th and 28th September 2019 in Augsburg

The meeting is aimed at post-doctoral students, junior professors and other junior researchers in Information Systems and Business Informatics.

 

The thematic emphasis of this years’ meeting lies on “ways to the professorship” on Friday and on “ways to impact” on Saturday. In addition to talks, panels and workshops, the meeting offers many opportunities for networking with current and future colleagues as well as a social event at the historic Fuggerei.

This year's junior researcher meeting will be organized by the Augsburg junior researchers Dennis Steininger and Manuel Trenz together with Benedikt Berger (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) and Manuel Wiesche (Technical University of Munich).

Further information can be found on the website of the 19th Meeting of Junior Researchers in Information Systems and Business Informatics.

PhD defenses

Congratulations on the successful PhD defenses

 

On December 11th, 2018 Mr. Alexander Frey, M.Sc. defended his PhD thesis entitled "Value Creation in the Sharing Economy" at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Augsburg. In November 2018, Dr. Frey started working as an assistant to the executive board at Allianz Deutschland AG. The work of Dr. Alexander Frey already appeared in MIS Quarterly Executive and Internet Research as well as in national and international conference proceedings.

On February 8th, 2019 professor Veit was one of the two opponents at the defense of the PhD thesis by Mrs. Kalina Staykova entitled "Generative Mechanisms for Digital Platform Ecosystem Evolution" at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. The work of Kalina Staykova already appeared in international journals (such as the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research) as well as in a number of international conference proceedings.

"What is digital entrepreneurship?" - New article published in Information Systems Journal

A new article by Dennis Steininger entitled "Linking Information Systems and Entrepreneurship: A Review and Agenda for IT-Associated and Digital Entrepreneurship Research" was published in the Information Systems Journal.

 

About the study: IT-based start-ups have dominated economic development worldwide for many years. However, research on this phenomenon is scattered across various disciplines and there is a lack of basic and systematic definitions of terms frequently used in this context, such as "Digital Startup" or "Digital Business Model".

In this interdisciplinary article, 292 research contributions from various disciplines are therefore analyzed and clear definitions for the various facets of the phenomenon are derived as well as the role of information technology for IT-based start-ups is worked out. Building on this, a research agenda for future contributions in this field is presented.

Reference: Steininger, D. M. 2018 "Linking Information Systems and Entrepreneurship: A Review and Agenda for IT-Associated and Digital Entrepreneurship Research", Information Systems Journal, online first, doi:  https://doi.org/10.1111/isj.12206

About the journal: The Information Systems Journal is a leading international journal in the research field of Information Systems. The journal is rated A in VHB-JOURQUAL3. The ISI impact factor for 2017 is 4.267.

The openly available article can be found here.

Call for Papers: ICIS-Track „Business Models and Digital Transformation”

The 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2019) offers a track on "Business Models and the Value of IS in a Digital World". We are looking forward to high quality submissions.

 

Emerging and innovative digital business models are the most impactful disruption industry has witnessed since industrialization. A decade ago, the most valuable companies dominating the stock exchanges were raw materials conglomerates. In contrast, the highest market valuations today are held by a number of companies whose core value propositions are platform ecosystems, deep analytical skills, the ability to radically transform industry sectors, and familiarity and access to customer data. Indeed, these firms have acquired their own acronyms, such as the FANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google), reflecting their market power. Of course, ongoing digital transformation has led to refinements of these terms, the latest being WANG stocks (Walmart, Apple, Netflix, Google). The advent of these technology companies and technology-enabled business models has led to significant shifts in competitive dynamics, including the basis of competitive advantage, across diverse industries. An understanding of these shifts is important for organizations, business leaders as well as policy makers seeking to foster innovation and add economic welfare.

The track is co-chaired by Professor Anandasivam Gopal, PhD von der University of Maryland, College Park, USA, Professor Deepa Mani, PhD, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Indien and Professor Dr. Daniel Veit, Universität Augsburg, Germany. It is supported by an internationally reputed program committee. Please find the Call for Papers and further details here. The submission dead-line is the 1st of May 2019.

Dr. Manuel Trenz earns 2nd Doctorate

Dr. Manuel Trenz earns ‘Dr. rer. pol. habil’ in Business.

 

Dr. Manuel Trenz, who worked for many years as PhD candidate, research assistant and then as an assistant professor at the chair, received his habilitation (2nd doctorate or venia legendi) in business from the Faculty of Business and Economics of University of Augsburg on 16th of January 2019. Dr. Trenz’ research deals with questions on the impact of the digitalization on individuals and organizations. His work appeared in several highly reputed international journals. More details on his research can be found in a press release (in German) which was published in summer 2018 when he received the Viermetz research award.

‘I am particularly delighted and happy about the success of Manuel Trenz. For his academic and private future I wish him cordially luck and all the best,’ says Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit during the celebration of the awarding of the habilitation.

Call for Papers: ECIS Track on "Personal ICT: Design Use and Impacts"

The 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2019) in Stockholm, Sweden, offers a track on "Personal ICT: Design Use and Impacts". We are looking forward to high quality submissions.

 

The rapid diffusion of powerful technology has infused our lives with a plenitude of devices and services. With more mobile devices than people on earth and a growing number of products and services entering individuals’ private sphere, this area of digitization calls for further attention. Such personal ICT serve various purposes and range from devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, smart home and health trackers; services such as instant messengers and advanced personal assistants; to complex peer-to-peer ecosystems such as social networks, sharing services, and collaborative systems.

Accordingly, this track focuses on the design, use and impacts of these devices, services and complex product-service systems that are preliminary aimed at individuals in their different and varying roles as consumers, family members, friends, and citizens. This track aims at conflating perspectives on (1) the unique aspects of designing and building such ICT,(2) their impacts on individuals, organizations, and society, as well as (3) the challenges in managing them. For the benefit of individuals, firms, and society, this track seeks to gather insights that can be used to actively shape – i.e. understand, facilitate, and if necessary limit - the role of these novel technologies in individuals’ everyday lives.

The track is chaired by Dr. Manuel Trenz together with Prof. Juliana Sutanto from Lancester University and Prof. Christian Matt from the University of Bern and is supported by a committee of internationally renowned scientists. Further information and the Call for Papers can be found here. The submission deadline is the 27th November 2018.

Call for Papers: ECIS-Track "Business Models and the Value of IS in a Digital World"

The 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2019) offers a track on "Business Models and the Value of IS in a Digital World". We are looking forward to high quality submissions.

 

The value creation potential of information systems (IS) and business models that allow capturing value from such digital technologies and systems are deeply intertwined. This track focuses on the fundamental changes and opportunities that investments in digital innovations and related new digital capabilities can bring to organizations such as entrepreneurial but also established ventures.

The track is co-chaired by Prof. Thomas Hess from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Associate Prof. Ana Ortiz de Guinea Lopez de Arana from Deusto Business School / HEC Montréal, Prof. Saonee Sarker from the University of Virginia, and Dr. Dennis Steininger from the University of Augsburg. It is supported by an interdisciplinary program committee. Please find the Call for Papers and further details here. The submission deadline is the 27th November 2018.

Call for Papers: WI Track on "Business Models and Digital Entrepreneurship"

The 14th Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2019) offers a track on "Business Models and Digital Entrepreneurship". We are looking forward to high quality submissions.

 

Conceptual and technological advancements have moved business models more into the focus of Information Systems research. The track seeks to foster the discussion around the topic of business models and the contributions it might bring to the understanding of ICT-driven entrepreneurship and the IS discipline in a digitized world.

The track is co-chaired by Prof. Alexander Benlian from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Prof. Daniel Veit from the University of Augsburg, and Dr. Benedikt Berger from LMU Munich. It is supported by an interdisciplinary program committee. Please find the Call for Papers and further details here. The submission dead-line is the 3rd of December 2016.

"How can Sharing Economy companies differentiate themselves on the market?" – A new study will be published in MIS Quarterly Ex

An article by Alexander Frey, Manuel Trenz, and Daniel Veit entitled "Competitive Lessons from the Sharing Economy—Three Differentiation Strategies" will be published in MIS Quarterly Executive.

 

About the study: Executives of organizations entering the sharing economy face the challenge of selecting the right differentiation strategy for their company. This article reveals three differentiation strategies for the sharing economy, namely differentiation through technology, differentiation through partnerships, and differentiation through user experience. We identify nine questions on the competitive environment and the characteristics of the shared resource that managers can use to guide the selection of their differentiation strategy when entering the sharing economy.

Reference: Frey, A., Trenz, M., and Veit, D. 2018. “Competitive Lessons from the Sharing Economy—Three Differentiation Strategies”, MIS Quarterly Executive, forthcoming.

About the journal: MIS Quarterly Executive is a leading journal in the field of Information Systems and ranked B in VHB-JOURQUAL3.

Professor Dr. Daniel Veit presents at the "72. Deutschen Betriebswirtschafter-Tag" in Düsseldorf

Under the motto "Unternehmensführung zwischen Marktdynamik, Innovation und zunehmender Regulierung" this year’s 72. Deutscher Betriebswirtschafter-Tag is held in Düsseldorf on September 26 and 27.

 

Professor Dr. Daniel Veit presents different perspectives on this matter in his talk on "Unternehmensführung und Digitalisierung: Wandel gestalten aus der Perspektive der Wissenschaft".

Please find the details on the program here.

Dr. Manuel Trenz honored with the Viermetz Science Award

The 12th Viermetz Science Award goes to Dr. Manuel Trenz, Researcher at the Chair of Information Systems and Management.

 

In its judgement, the jury awards the prize to outstanding young scientists who contribute significantly to raising the profile of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Augsburg in research and teaching. The prize will be bestowed at this year's Faculty Day of the Faculty of Business and Economics on July 6, 2018.

For more information on the Viermetz Science Award and the work of Dr. Trenz, please see the official press release (in German).

PhD defenses

Congratulations on the successful PhD defenses

 

On June 4th, 2018 Mrs. Sabrina Karwatzki, M.Sc. defended her PhD thesis entitled "Information Privacy: An Analysis of Individuals' Risk Perception and Coping Strategies" at the Business School of University of Mannheim with distinction. Professor Veit chaired the assessment committee. Sabrina Karwatzki, who held a stipend from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, was committed to the chair of professor Veit both, at the University of Mannheim and at the University of Augsburg, for more than a decade. The work of Sabrina Karwatzki already appeared in the Journal of Management Information Systems, the European Journal of Information Systems and Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft as well as in a large number of national and international conference proceedings.

 

On May 5th, 2018 Mr. Andreas Hoegen, M.Sc. defended his PhD thesis entitled "Influencing Behavior on Digital Platforms: The Impact of Motivation and Framing on Investment Decisions in Cowdfunding" at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Augsburg. In his main occupation, Mr. Hoegen is a strategy consultant at Strategy& (formerly Booz&Co). The work of Andreas Hoegen already appeared in Electronic Markets as well as in national and international conference proceedings.

 

On June 23rd, 2018 professor Veit was one of the two opponents at the defense of the PhD thesis by Mr. Erol Kazan entitled "Towards a Disruptive Digital Platform Model" at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. The work of Erol Kazan already appeared in international journals (such as the Journal of Management Information Systems) as well as in a number of international conference proceedings.

"What influences decisions of investors on crowdfunding platforms?" - New study published in Electronic Markets

A new article by Andreas Hoegen, Dennis Steininger and Daniel Veit entitled "How do Investors Decide? An Interdisciplinary Review of Decision-Making in Crowdfunding" was published in Electronic Markets.

 

About the study: What influences the decisions of investors on crowdfunding platforms? Crowdfunding has gained prominence as a source of funding for startups and innovation projects during the last years. At the same time, the number of platforms and crowdfunding campaigns as well as the competition for investors and their resources have strongly increased. This requires an in-depth understanding of the factors that influence investment decisions on these platforms. The study addresses this topic and depicts the essential influencing factors for crowdfunding investors in a model. It is shown that not only typical characteristics (e.g., product quality) of the project seeking funding do have an influence but also platform design or physical attributes of the founders, for example. The results lead to suggestions how founders and platform providers can be successful in the very competitive market.

Reference: Hoegen, A., Steininger, D. M., Veit, D. 2017. "How do Investors Decide? An Interdisciplinary Review of Decision-Making in Crowdfunding", Electronic Markets, online first.

About the journal: Electronic Markets is a leading European journal in the field of Information Systems, and ranked B in VHB-JOURQUAL3 with a 2016 impact factor of 1.864.


Please find the full article here.

"How to Succeed with Cloud Services?" New study published in Business & Information Systems Engineering

A new paper by Manuel Trenz, Jan Huntgeburth and Daniel Veit entitled "How to Succeed with Cloud Services? – A Dedication-Constraint Model of Cloud Success" was published in Business & Information Systems Engineering.

 

About the study: How can cloud providers be successful? Severe competition and low up-front commitments create enormous challenges for providers of consumer cloud services when attempting to develop a sustainable market position. Emergent trends like consumerization lead to high growth rates and extend the reach of these services far into the enterprise sphere. Using a freemium model, many providers focus on establishing a large customer base quickly but fail to generate revenue streams in the long run. Others charge consumers early but do not reach their growth targets. Based on a representative sample of 596 actual cloud service users, the study examines how consumer cloud services can become self-sustainable on the basis of the user base and revenue streams they generate. The authors identify two mechanisms that influence the success of consumer cloud services, dedication- and constraint-based mechanisms, and show how they drive different elements of success. They find that satisfaction impacts the success of cloud services in terms of user generation and continuance, while switching barriers need to be in place to generate revenues. The results indicate that focusing on a single success element can be misleading and insufficient to understand the success of cloud services. The key findings are used to derive recommendations for three generic strategies that cloud providers can apply to become successful in their competitive market environment.

Reference: Trenz, M., Huntgeburth, J. and Veit, D. 2017. " How to Succeed with Cloud Services? – A Dedication-Constraint Model of Cloud Success", Business & Information Systems Engineering, online first, pp. 1-14.

About the journal: Business & Information Systems Engineering is a leading European journal in the field of Information Systems, and ranked B in VHB-JOURQUAL3 with a 2016 impact factor of 3.392.

More details on the paper are available here.

New study on perceived adverse consequences of access to individuals’ information was published in EJIS

An article by Sabrina Karwatzki, Manuel Trenz, Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen and Daniel Veit entitled “Adverse consequences of access to individuals’ information: an analysis of perceptions and the scope of organisational influence” was accepted for publication in European Journal of Information Systems.

 

About the study: Organisations are highly interested in collecting and analysing customer data to enhance their service offerings and customer interaction. However, individuals increasingly fear how such practices may negatively affect them. Although previous studies have investigated individuals’ concerns about information privacy practices, the adverse consequences people associate with external actors accessing their personal information remain unclear. To mitigate customers’ fears, organisations need to know which adverse consequences individuals are afraid of and how to address those negative perceptions. To investigate this topic, we conducted 22 focus groups with 119 participants. We developed a comprehensive conceptualisation and categorisation of individuals’ perceived adverse consequences of access to their information that includes seven types of consequences: psychological, social, career-related, physical, resource-related, prosecution-related, and freedom-related. Although individuals may limit their interactions with an organisation owing to consequences they associate with both the organisation and other actors, organisations can apply preventive and corrective mechanisms to mitigate some of these negative perceptions.

However, organisations’ scope of influence is limited and some fears may be mitigated only by individuals themselves or government regulation, if at all.

Reference: Karwatzki, S., Trenz, M., Tuunainen, V. K. and Veit, D. 2017. " Adverse consequences of access to individuals’ information: an analysis of perceptions and the scope of organisational influence", European Journal of Information Systems, online first, pp. 1-28.

About the journal: European Journal of Information Systems is one of the top-ranked journals in the field of Information Systems, ranked A in VHB-JOURQUAL3 with a 2016 impact factor of 2.819.

More details on the paper are available here.

A new study on perceived valuation of privacy, transparency features, and service personalization published in JMIS

An article by Sabrina Karwatzki, Olga Dytynko, Manuel Trenz, and Daniel Veit entitled BEYOND THE PERSONALIZATION-PRIVACY PARADOX: PRIVACY VALUATION, TRANSPARENCY FEATURES, AND SERVICE PERSONALIZATION has been published in the Journal of Management Information Systems.

 

About the study: Digital services need access to consumers’ data to improve service quality and to generate revenues. However, it remains unclear how such services should be configured to facilitate consumers’ willingness to share personal information. Prior studies discuss an influence of selected individual traits or service configurations, including transparency features and service personalization. This study aims at uncovering how interactions among individuals’ privacy valuation, transparency features, and service personalization influence their willingness to disclose information. Building upon information boundary theory, we conducted an experimental study with 286 participants on a data-intense digital service. In contrast to our expectation, we found no indication that providing transparency features facilitates individuals’ information disclosure. Relative to the personalization-privacy paradox, individuals’ privacy valuation is a strong inhibitor of information provision in general, not only for personalized services. Personalization benefits only convince consumers who exhibit little focus on privacy. Thus, service providers need to align their service designs with consumers’ privacy preferences.

Reference: Karwatzki, S., Dytynko, O., Trenz, M., and Veit, D. 2017. "Beyond the Personalization–Privacy Paradox: Privacy Valuation, Transparency Features, and Service Personalization", Journal of Management Information Systems (34:2), pp. 369-400.

About the journal: Journal of Management Information Systems is one of the three top-ranked journals in the field of Information Systems, listed in the Financial Times FT 50 list and ranked A in VHB-JOURQUAL3 with a 2016 impact factor of 2.356.

More details on the paper are available here.

Call for Papers: 2nd Workshop on the Digitization of the Individual

The "Workshop on the Digitization of the Individual" is a pre-conference workshop of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), hosted in Seoul, on December 10, 2017.

 

As our lives become immersed by powerful digital devices and services, questions of implications for individuals' lives as well as their social interactions and structures arise. The workshop seeks to gather these fragmented views and bring together researchers interested in the impact of digitization on individuals.

The workshop is jointly organized by Prof. Christy Cheung (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong), Dr. Christian Matt (University of Bern, Switzerland), Prof. Ofir Turel (California State University, Fullerton, USA), and Dr. Manuel Trenz (University of Augsburg, Germany). The workshop has a strong focus on paper development.

Please find the Call for Papers and further details  here. We are looking forward to your submissions. The deadline for submissions ends September 8, 2017.

Appointment of Dr. Rainer Bernnat as Honorary Professor

On 1 June 2017 our President Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel appointed Dr. Rainer Bernnat Honorary Professor of University of Augsburg.

 

Since many years, Dr. Rainer Bernnat is teaching as associate lecturer at the chair of Professor Veit – today at the University of Augsburg, prior to that at the University of Mannheim. Dr. Bernnat is delivering the courses "Global Trends in E-Health" (Master) and "Project Management in Practice" (Bachelor GBM). Moreover, Dr. Bernnat, as a practice representative, is board member of the study programs Global Business Management (Bachelor and Master). We congratulate him cordially on this appointment and wish him success and verve for his future teaching engagement.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Bernnat is Vice President and Managing Partner at Strategy& (former Booz & Company) in the Frankfurt office. Further information about Dr. Rainer Bernnat can be found here.

Activities of the chair at the ECIS 2017

The chair will take part in the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2017 in Guimarães, Portugal, with several contributions.

 

The chair is represented at the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2017 in Guimarães, Portugal, with various activities:

 

  • The track "Business Models in a Digitized World" is co-chaired by Dr. Manuel Trenz, Prof. Alexander Benlian from the Technical University of Darmstadt, and Prof. Saonee Sarker from the University of Virginia.
  • The following article will be presented at the conference: Frey, A., Trenz, M., and Veit, D. 2017. "The Role of Technology for Service Innovation in Sharing Economy Organizations - A Service-Dominant Logic Perspective," in Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal.

 

You can find more information on ECIS 2017 here.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit in the ifo-Schnelldienst 07/2017 on „The change of the working world in the age of the digitalization“

Working world 4.0: Growth of wealth or unequality and loss of jobs – what does the digitalization bring? The change of the working world in the age of the digitalization (ifo-Schnelldienst, 13.04.2017).

 

Please find more details  here(in German).

Presentations and activities of the chair at the WI 2017 in St. Gallen

The chair will take part in the "Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik 2017" (WI 2017) in St. Gallen, Switzerland, with several activities and contributions.

 

The WI is the most important conference on information systems of the German-speaking community. The 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2017) will take place in St. Gallen, Switzerland, with the motto "Towards Thought Leadership in Digital Transformation". The chair is represented at the WI 2017 with various activities:

 

  • The Track "Geschäftsinnovationen und Geschäftsmodelle" ("Business Innovations and Business Models") is jointly organized by Prof. Daniel Veit and Prof. Alexander Benlian (TU Darmstadt). With 42 submissions, it is one of the prominent tracks of the conference.
  • The following article will be presented at the conference: Hoegen, A., Steininger, D.M., Veit, D. 2017. "An Interdisciplinary Review of Investor Decision-Making in Crowdfunding".

Please find more information on the WI 2017 here.

Invitation: Opening of the Augsburg Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE)

All interested in startups are cordially invited to the grand opening of the Augsburg Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) on December 6th 2016, 9am, Auditorium, Building G.

The ACE will be the single point of contact for alle people interested in entrepreneurship. It provides an overview of all events, courses, and support activities related to startups at the University of Augsburg.

Details and program at: www.ace.uni-augsburg.de

Presentations and activities at the ICIS 2016

The chair will be present at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.

 

The Chair is represented at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2016 in Dublin, Ireland, with various activities:

 

  • The track „sustainability and Societal Impacts of IS” is jointly organized by Prof. Veit and his colleagues Prof. Webster (Queen’s University, Canada) und Prof. Elliot (University of Sydney, Australia).
  • The "Workshop on the Digitization of the Individual" is a pre-conference workshop hosted in Dublin on December 11, 2016. The workshop is jointly organized by Dr. Manuel Trenz and his colleagues Prof. Christy Cheung (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong), Dr. Christian Matt (LMU, Munich, Germany), and Prof. Ofir Turel (California State University, Fullerton, USA). The workshop seeks to gather fragmented views on the "Digitzation of the Individual" and bring together researchers interested in the topic. The registration for the workshop is still open. More information on the workshop can be found here.
  • Two papers will be presented and discussed in conference workshops:
    • "IS Cognitive Research Exchange Workshop": Hoegen, A., Steininger, D.M., Veit, D. 2016. "An Interdisciplinary Review on Investor Decision-Making in Crowdfunding".
    • "SIM MISQE Academic Workshop": Frey, A., Trenz, M., Veit, D. 2016. "The Different Roles of Technology in Sharing Economy Organizations and Their Competitive Implications".

 

ICIS is one of the leading conferences in the information systems field and is rated an A outlet by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).

Sharing instead of buying - How Sharing Economy changes German economy

The second i-share Symposium took place at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Augsburg on October 5, 2016.

 

The joint research project i-share of the Universities of Mannheim, Göttingen, Augsburg and the Hertie School of Governance examines the contribution of the Sharing Economy business models to sustainable business in Germany. The first research results were illuminated in presentations and workshops of the conference "Sharing Economy in Germany - impact and sustainability of new forms of economic activity".

Around 80 representatives of Sharing Economy companies and experts from academia, business and politics discussed the current issues in sharing economy at the joint conference. Topics such as the importance of community management, the role of technology, the diversity of business models in the Sharing Economy as well as the importance of innovative regulation of Sharing Economy activities in Germany were discussed.

More details on the research results, speakers, and conference hosts can be found here.

New practice-oriented seminar for Master students

The Chair of Information Systems and Management and the Chair for Value Based Marketing jointly offer a practice-oriented Master Seminar “Services Marketing: Case Studies” in WS2016.

 

The seminar “Services Marketing: Case Studies” aims to provide the students with insights into current business problems related to services marketing in the online context. In the seminar students will be able to apply theoretical knowledge to a complex business case. Participants of this seminar will take on the perspective of a consulting agency by analyzing online and external data sources of an agency client in order to derive marketing recommendations to increase this company’s online sales and revenues.

The seminar is held in cooperation with the Chair for Value Based Marketing and the international agency explido»iProspect. After successful participation in the project, students will receive a certificate.

You can find more information on the seminar here.

Specialized conference on Sharing Economy in Germany: Impact and Sustainability of New Forms of Economic Activity

The 2nd i-share symposium will take place on the 5th of October at the University of Augsburg, Faculty of Business and Economics, from 10 am - 5.30 pm.

 

In the recent time, companies and organizations enabling new forms of sharing are attracting more and more public interest. The main idea of these new socio-economic business models is to share access to goods and services instead of limiting their ownership and usage to individual actors. This phenomenon is subsumed under the term "Sharing Economy".

 

An intensive debate on Sharing Economy will be offered within the specialized conference jointly held by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (research project "i-share: Beitrag der Sharing Economy zum nachhaltigen Wirtschaften in Deutschland") and the MÜNCHNER KREIS.

 

The program comprises topical presentations from science and practice:

 

"Die C-Form in der Sharing Economy: Community Management in neuartigen Formen des Wirtschaftens"
Prof. Indre Maurer, PhD, Chair of Organization and Corporate Development, University of Göttingen

 

"Die Rolle der Technologie in Sharing Economy Organisationen"
Prof. Daniel Veit, PhD, Chair of Business Administration, especially Information Systems with focus on Operations and Information Management, University of Augsburg

 

Keynote: "A Multi-disciplinary Landscape Analysis of the Sharing Economy in Australia"
Prof. Steve Elliot, PhD, University of Sydney, Australia

 

Keynote: "Digitalisierung, Innovationen und Regulierung"
Fabien Nestmann, Public Policy Western Europe, Uber, Munich

 

Numerous workshops on various topics around Sharing Economy will be also provided. Representatives of practice, politics, and science will join a moderated discussion on the current developments and the potential of the Sharing Economy.

 

Further information and a link to the registration page can be found here.

Visiting Speaker Prof. Sabine Kuester, PhD

On Friday, September 23rd, 2016, Prof. Sabine Kuester will give a talk on the topic "Is there no time like the present? An investigation of on hold decisions in the innovation process" as part of the Visiting Speaker Seminar Series. The Chair is pleased to welcome her at the University of Augsburg.

 

The Chair is happy to host Prof. Sabine Kuester as a guest at the Faculty of Business and Economics. Embedded in the Chair’s Visiting Speaker Seminar Series, Prof. Kuester will present the topic "Is there no time like the present? An investigation of on hold decisions in the innovation process". The presentation will take place on Friday, September 23rd, 2016, at 12 noon in room FW 1207. Everyone affiliated to the Faculty of Business and Economics (professors, associates and students) is welcome to join and participate at the presentation.

 

Please find further information on the Visiting Speaker Seminar Series here.

Please find further information on Prof. Sabine Kuester here.

Special issue of the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) on digitization in business models was published

Assoc. Prof. Jonas Hedman (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), Prof. Saonee Sarker (University of Virginia, USA) und Prof. Daniel Veit (University of Augsburg, Germany) are authors of the guest editorial "Digitization in Business Models and Entrepreneurship".

 

You can read the article here.

Call for Papers: "Workshop on the Digitization of the Individual"

The "Workshop on the Digitization of the Individual" is a pre-conference workshop of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016), hosted in Dublin on December 11, 2016.

 

As our lives become immersed by powerful digital devices and services, questions of implications for individuals' lives as well as their social interactions and structures arise. The workshop seeks to gather these fragmented views and bring together researchers interested in the impact of digitization on individuals.

The workshop is jointly organized by Prof. Christy Cheung (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong), Dr. Christian Matt (LMU, Munich, Germany), Prof. Ofir Turel (California State University, Fullerton, USA), and Dr. Manuel Trenz (University of Augsburg, Germany). The workshop has a strong focus on paper development. The best research papers from the workshop will be fast-tracked for publication consideration in the Special Issue "Digitization of the Individual" in Electronic Markets - The International Journal on Networked Business.

 

Please find the Call for Papers and further details here. We are looking forward to your submissions. The deadline for submissions ends September 9, 2016.

Call for Papers: ECIS-Track "Business Models in a Digitized World"

The 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017) offers a track on "Business Models in a Digitized World". We are looking forward to high quality submissions.

 

Conceptual and technological advancements have moved this topic more into the focus of Information Systems research. The track seeks to foster the discussion around the topic of business models and the contributions it might bring to the understanding of ICT-driven entrepreneurship and the IS discipline in a digitized world.

 

The track is co-chaired by Prof. Alexander Benlian from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Prof. Saonee Sarker from the University of Virginia, and Dr. Manuel Trenz from the University of Augsburg. It is supported by an interdisciplinary program committee. Please find the Call for Papers and further details here. The submission dead-line is the 3rd of December 2016.

1st Information Systems Summer Doctoral Colloquium

The chairs of Professor Veit and Professor Benlian conducted the "1st Information Systems Summer Doctoral Colloquium" from 11th to 13th of July.

 

Together with the Chair for Information Systems & E-Services of the TU Darmstadt (Prof. Dr. Alexander Benlian) the Chair of Professor Veit conducted the "1st Information Systems Summer Doctoral Colloquium". The colloquium took place from 11th to 13th of July in Lenggries, Bavaria. You can find the detailled program here.

The Chair of Professor Veit receives the "best teaching award" 2015

The Chair of Professor Veit received the "best teaching award" from the students and the Faculty of Business and Economics for the academic year 2015.

 

During the 8th Faculty Day of the Faculty of Business and Economics Professor Veit and his team were honored with the best teaching award for the academic year 2015. In the laudation especially the chair’s teaching program in English language, the initiation of top-class international co-operations as well as suggestions to further internationally develop the Faculty of Business and Economics were emphasized.

Both, the team and Professor Veit are very glad about this honor and perceive it as an incitation for the future.

New courses for Master students

The Chair of Information Systems and Management offers two new courses - "Empirical Methods" and "Digital Entrepreneurship" in SS2016.

 

More information on the course "Empirical Methods" can be found here.

More information on the course "Digital Entrepreneurship" can be found here.

The course "Global E-Business and Electronic Markets" will be offered further on. More information on the course can be found here.

The dissertation of Manuel Trenz receives a positive book review.

The dissertation "Multichannel Commerce: A Consumer Perspective on the Integration of Physical and Electronic Channels" by Manuel Trenz has been reviewed in the Journal Interfaces.

 

The review of the book, published in the 46th edition of Interfaces, can be found here.

Call for Papers: ICIS-Track zu "Sustainability and Societal Impacts of IS"

At the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016) a track "Sustainability and Societal Impact of IS" is offered. We are looking forward to many high quality submissions.

 

The track is co-chaired by Prof. Steve Elliot of the University of Sydney, Prof. Daniel Veit of Augsburg University, and Prof. Jane Webster of Queen's University.

The track welcomes theoretical and empirical perspectives on societal impacts of information systems. A detailed description can be found here.

Presentations at the ICIS 2015

The Chair will be present at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

 

Conference articles:

 

  • Bui, A., Veit, D., and Webster, J. 2015. "Gamification – A Novel Phenomenon or a New Wrapping for Existing Concepts?“, in Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Track: IT Implementation, Adoption and Use, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
  • Trenz, M., Huntgeburth, J., and Veit, D. 2015 "The Flock in the Cloud - How Social Influence Processes Shape Cloud Service Relationships“, in Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Track: Human Behavior in IS, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
  •  Trenz, M. and Veit, D. 2015 "Multichannel integration services: Consumer decision making in integrated sales channels“, in Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Track: E-Business and E-Government, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

 

Furthermore, Sabrina Hauff, M.Sc. is accepted for the ICIS Docotoral Consortium. This consortium gives doctoral students working in the area of Information Systems the opportunity to share their work and to receive constructive feedback on their dissertation.

 

ICIS is one of the leading conferences in the Information Systems field and is rated an A outlet by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).

Call for Papers: Special Issue zu "Bright Society"

The Journal of the Association for Information Systems announced a paper call on the Special Issue "ICT Challenges and Opportunities in Building a 'Bright Society'".

 

The Special Issue "ICT Challenges and Opportunities in Building a 'Bright Society'" is encouraging researchers to submit papers on topics of interest in the field of ICT challenges and opportunities. The aim is to foster the dialogue over the most recent developments on "bright ICT initiatives". The submission deadline is on 28th February 2016.

Please find the Call for Papers and further details here.

7th Danish-German Midsommer Doctoral Colloquium

22nd to 23rd of June, the Chair will conduct the 7th doctoral colloquium together with the Copenhagen Business School at Copenhagen.

 

The doctoral colloquium takes place every summer and was initiated by Prof. Bjørn-Andersen and Prof. Veit in 2009. The aim of the colloquium is to improve the research methodology, research questions and hypotheses of the doctoral candidates who will share the current state of their work. The colloquium brings together doctoral candidates from the Copenhagen Business School, the Lund University and the Chair of Information Systems and Management of the University of Augsburg as well as several international professors. The professors and the doctoral candidates will give feedback and discuss future research opportunities.

 

Please find the detailed schedule here.

ECIS 2016: Conference tracks published

Tracks of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2016 are available now.

 

The ECIS on the theme “Information Systems as a Global Gateway” will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, during 12-15 June 2016. Deadline for paper submissions is 27th of November 2015.

The ECIS 2016 tracks can be found here.

ISHARE Research project

The research project "ISHARE - Impact of the Sharing Economy in Germany" is funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) from 1st of May 2015 onwards for three years.

 

Brief summary of the project:

The project aims at assessing the contribution of the sharing economy for sustainable management in Germany. To address this matter, (1) the sharing economy organizations and their business models are identified and systematized; (2) indicators of the functionality and the economic, environmental and social impacts of different types of business models are developed; (3) contributions to sustainable business practices of sharing economy organizations (as well as those with competing business models) are determined with the help of empirical studies; (4) recommendations for action are derived on how the contribution of individual business models of the sharing economy can be increased through appropriate approaches to disseminate effective models.

 

Please find further information on the research project here.

Presentations at the ECIS 2015

The chair will be present at the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2015 in Münster, Germany.

 

Conference articles:

  • Bui, A., and Veit, D. 2015. “The Effects of Gamification on Driver Behavior: An Example from a Free Float Carsharing Service,” in Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Track: Sustainably Digital, Münster, Germany.
  • Hauff, S., Veit, D., and Tuunainen, V. 2015. “Towards a Taxonomy of Perceived Consequences of Privacy-invasive Practices,” in Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Track: Security and Privacy of Information and IS, Münster, Germany.
  • Huntgeburth, J., Blaschke, M., and Hauff, S. 2015. “Exploring Value Co-creation in Cloud Ecosytems: A Revelatory Case Study,” in Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Track: Cloud Computing Services, Münster, Germany.
  • Sach, A. 2015. “IT-user-aligned Business Model Innovation (ITUA) in the Sharing Economy: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective,” in Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Track: Business Models, Münster, Germany.
  • Trenz, M. 2015. “The Blurring Line Between Electronic and Physical Channels: Reconceptualising Multichannel Commerce,” in Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Track: Business Models, Münster, Germany.

Furthermore, Sabrina Hauff, M.Sc. is accepted for the ECIS Docotoral Consortium. This consortium gives doctoral students working in the area of Information Systems the opportunity to share their work and to receive constructive feedback on their dissertation.

 

ECIS is one of the leading conferences in the Information Systems field and is rated an B outlet by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).

Nomination for the VHB textbook award 2015

The textbook "Foundations of Digital Government - Leading and Managing the Digital Era" from Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit and Dr. Jan Huntgeburth was nominated for the textbook award 2015 of the German Academic Association for Business Research.

 

The textbook

 

Veit, D. und Huntgeburth, J. 2014. "Foundations of Digital Government - Leading and Managing in the Digital Era," Heidelberg, Germany: Springer

 

is nominated by the German Academic Association for Business Research for the textbook award.

The VHB is an association which pursues the development of business research and business studies as an academic discipline at universities. It awards a textbook award annually and the price is designed to highlight and acknowledge the importance of scientifically founded teaching in business research. Each subdiscipline of business research can nominate one textbook.

 

Please find further information on the nomination for the VHB textbook award here.

Research visits

Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit conducts a research sabbatical at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and Sabrina Hauff, M.Sc. is currently a visiting researcher at the Aalto University School of Business in Finland.

 

In the summer term 2015, Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit is on sabbatical leave at the Department of IT Management, Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark.

From February till April 2015, Sabrina Hauff, M.Sc. is a research visitor at the Department of Information and Service Economy, Aalto Unversity School of Business in Helsinki, Finland.

Aim of the research visits is the networking with leading researchers of international business schools.

Visiting Speaker Prof. Jane Webster, PhD

On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015, Prof. Jane Webster will give a talk on the topic "Encouraging Sustainable Energy Use in the Workplace" as part of the Visiting Speaker Seminar Series. The Chair is pleased to welcome her at the University of Augsburg.

 

The Chair is happy to host Prof. Jane Webster as a guest at the Faculty of Business and Economics. Embedded in the Chair’s Visiting Speaker Seminar Series, Prof. Webster will present the topic "Encouraging Sustainable Energy Use in the Workplace". The presentation will take place on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015, at 12 noon in room FW 1207. Everyone affiliated to the Faculty of Business and Economics (professors, associates and students) is welcome to join and participate at the presentation.

 

Please find further information on the Visiting Speaker Seminar Series here.

Please find further information on Prof. Jane Webster here.

ECIS 2016: Call for Tracks

Track sessions can now be proposed for the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2016.

 

The ECIS on the theme “Information Systems as a Global Gateway” will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, on the campus of Boğaziçi University and will be hosted by its Department of Management Information Systems during 12-15 June 2016.

The complete Call for Tracks can be found here.

Visiting Speaker Prof. Christoph Zott, PhD

The Chair of Information Systems and Management is pleased to welcome Prof. Christoph Zott at the University of Augsburg on Friday, November 28th, 2014. He will give a talk on the topic "Towards an Institutional Perspective on Business Model Innovation: How Entrepreneurs Achieve Robust Business Model Design".

 

The Chair is looking forward to Prof. Christoph Zott’s visit at the Faculty of Business and Economics. Embedded in the Chair’s Visiting Speaker Seminar Series, Prof. Zott will present the topic " Towards an Institutional Perspective on Business Model Innovation: How Entrepreneurs Achieve Robust Business Model Design”. The presentation will take place on Friday, November 28th, 2014, at 12 noon in room FW 1207. Everyone affiliated to the Faculty of Business and Economics (professors, associates and students) is welcome to join and participate at the presentation.

 

Please find further information on the Visiting Speaker Seminar Series here.

Please find further information on Prof. Christoph Zott here.

Call for Papers: ECIS-Track zu "Business Models"

At the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2015) a track "Business Models" is offered. It is part of an initiative to move this topic more into the focus of Information Systems research. We are looking forward to many high quality submissions.

 

The track is co-chaired by Prof. Jonas Hedman of the Copenhagen Business School, Prof. Virpii Tuunainen of Alto University School of Business and Prof. Daniel Veit of the University of Augsburg.

The track seeks to foster the discussion around the topic of business models and the contributions it might bring to the understanding of ICT-driven entrepreneurship and the IS discipline in a digitized world. It is supported by an interdisciplinary program committee.

 

Please find the Call for Papers and further details here.

Association with the Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum

In June 2014 the chair of Professor Veit was associated with the Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum of the University of Augsburg with the research project "Sharing Economy“.

 

The Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum (JFZ) is the Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences at the University of Augsburg, focused on transnational and interdisciplinary research. The mission of the JFZ is to promote innovative research projects, and to establish connections between researchers across disciplines and national borders. The Center also facilitates the publication of research findings to multiple audiences inside and outside of the academic world. In aggregate, the overall purpose of the JFZ is to strengthen and intensify research in the Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences at the University of Augsburg.

ECIS 2014 Best Paper Award

Philipp Klöcker, Rainer Bernnat and Daniel Veit won the best paper award of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2014.

 

At the ECIS 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel, the paper

 

P. Klöcker, R. Bernnat, D. Veit (2014)
Implementation through Force or Measure? How Institutional Pressures Shape National eHealth Programs
In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), June 09th-11th 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

won the best paper award of the overall conference.

 

ECIS is after ICIS one of the leading conferences in the Information Systems field and is rated as a B outlet by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).

Visiting Speaker Prof. Richard T. Watson, PhD

On Friday, June 6th, 2014, the Chair will welcome Prof. Richard Watson. Prof. Watson will give a presentation on the topic of „Effective IS Research“ during his stay at the University of Augsburg.

 

The Chair is looking forward to hosting Prof. Richard Watson as a guest at
the School of Business and Economics. Embedded in the Chair’s Visiting
Speaker Seminar Series, Prof. Watson will address the topic of "Effective IS
Research" in a presentation. The presentation will take place on Friday,
June 6th, 2014, at 5:30pm in room FW 2102. Everyone affiliated to the School of
Business and Economics (professors, associates and students) is welcome to
join and participate at the presentation.

 

Please find further information on the Visiting Speaker Seminar Series here.

Please find further information on Prof. Richard T. Watson here.

6th Danish-German Midsommer Doctoral Colloquium

22nd to 23rd of June, the Chair will conduct the 6th doctoral colloquium together with the Copenhagen Business School at Copenhagen.

 

The doctoral colloquium takes place every summer and was initiated by Prof. Bjørn-Andersen and Prof. Veit in 2009. The aim of the colloquium is to improve the research methodology, research questions and hypotheses of the doctoral candidates who will share the current state of their work. The colloquium brings together doctoral candidates from the Copenhagen Business School, the Chair of Information Systems and Management of the University of Augsburg and several international professors. The professors and the doctoral candidates will give feedback and discuss future research opportunities.

 

Please find the detailed schedule here.

Presentations at the ECIS 2014

The chair will be present at the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

Conference articles:

  • J. Huntgeburth (2014)
    A Research Framework for Theorizing about Emerging IT Innovations
    Accepted for Round Table Paper Development Session, 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), June 9th-11th 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • P. Klöcker, R. Bernnat, D. Veit (2014)
    Implementation through Force or Measure? How Institutional Pressures Shape National eHealth Programs
    In: Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), June 9th-11th 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • M. Trenz, J. Huntgeburth (2014)
    Understanding the Viability of Cloud Services: A Consumer Perspective
    In: Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), June 9th-11th 2014, Tel Aviv, Isreal.

ECIS is one of the leading conferences in the Information Systems field and is rated an B outlet by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).

Visiting Speaker Seminar Series

The chair is happy to announce the continuance of the visiting speaker seminar series with international scholars of the IS domain in the summer term 2014.

 

Please find further information on events of this series here.

 

Digital Media Track

Our Chair and the Chair for Value Based Marketing (Prof. Paul) offer the Digital Media Track.

 

Both chairs focus on digital media in research and teaching. Skills in these areas are of high relevance in today’s business environment and are considered a valuable qualification by employers. The participation in different courses of the chairs enables bachelor and master students (e.g., iBWL, GBM, ReWi) to gain competences in the area of digital media and to receive a certificate confirming these competences.

 

Please find further information on the Digital Media Track here.

Conference articles at the MKWI 2014

The Chair will present recent research work at the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) 2014 in Paderborn, Germany.

 

Conference articles:

  • J. Huntgeburth (2014)
    Ein wissenschaftstheoretisches Framework für die positivistische Erforschung innovativer IT Artefakte
    In: Proceedings of the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI), February 26-28, 2014, Paderborn, Germany.
  • D. Steininger, M. Lorch, D. Veit (2014)
    The Bandwagon Effect in Digital Environments: An Experimental Study on Kickstarter.com
    In: Proceedings of the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI),  February 26-28, 2014, Paderborn, Germany.
  • D. Steininger, T. Wagenfuehrer, D. Veit (2014)
    Predicting Repayment Success in IT-Mediated Peer-to-Peer Lending: The Value of Soft Information
    In: Proceedings of the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI), February 26-28, 2014, Paderborn, Germany.

The MKWI has been the traditional meeting point of German-speaking IS researchers for more than a decade in even years.  It adresses academics, professionals, and students who are interested in current developments in the field of information and communication technologies and their applications in an economic enviornment.

Seda Yagci deputy equal opportunity commissioner

Our secretary Seda Yagci was appointed deputy equal opportunity commissioner of the non-academic staff of the University of Augsburg.

 

The press release can be found here (in German only).

AMCIS 2013 Best Paper Award

We congratulate Saonee Sarker, Philipp Wunderlich and their coauthors to the AMCIS Best Paper Award!


 

The following publication was awarded:

 

S. Walther, S. Sarker, D. Sedera, B. Otto und P. Wunderlich (2013)
Exploring Subscription Renewal Intention of Operational Cloud Enterprise Systems - A Stakeholder Perspective
In: Proceedings of the 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 15th - 17th of August 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

The AMCIS is an official conference of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). The AIS, founded in 1994, aims at bringing together academics, students, and professionals specializing in Information Systems.

Conference articles at the ICIS 2013

The Chair will present recent research work at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2013 in Milano, Italy.

 

Conference articles:

  • P. Wunderlich, J. Kranz, D. Veit (2013)
    Beyond Carrot-and-Stick: How Values and Endogenous Motivations Affect Residential Green IS Adoption
    Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Track: Human Behavior and IS, 15.-18. December 2013, Milano, Italy.
  • J. Huntgeburth, J. Foerderer, D. Veit (2013)
    Up In The Cloud: Understanding The Chasm Between Expectations And Reality (RIP)
    Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Track: Human Behavior and IS, 15.-18. December 2013, Milano, Italy.

 

ICIS is the leading conference in the Information Systems field and is rated an A outlet by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).

Business Models – An Information Systems Research Agenda

Actual publication on "Business Models – an Information Systems Research Agenda" appeared in the January 2014-Edition of Business & Information Systems Engineering.

 

Link to the manuscript in English language here.

 

Link to the manuscript in German language here.

Call for Papers: ECIS-Track zu "Business Models and Entrepreneurship Research in IS"

At the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2014) a new track "Business Models and Entrepreneurship Research in IS" is offered. It is part of an initiative to move this topic more into the focus of Information Systems research. We will be looking forward to many high quality submissions.



The track is co-chaired by Prof. Jonas Hedman of the Copenhagen Business School, Prof. Thomas Hess of LMU Munich and Prof. Daniel Veit of the University of Augsburg.

The track is supported by an interdisciplinary program committee from the business model and entrepreneurship domains, which allows transferring knowledge between disciplines. 

Selected papers will be invited for submission to the "Journal of the Association for Information Systems".

 

Please find the Call for Papers and further details here.

Neue Visiting Speaker Seminar Series

The chair starts a new visiting speaker seminar series with international scholars of the IS domain.



First speakers of the series are:
 

 

1. October 2013


4 p.m.


Room FW 2101

Professor Saonee Sarker, PhD:


Value Implications of Opportunism and Cooperation in Asymmetric Inter-Organizational Alliances for Innovation: An Interpretive Case Study

 

Download Abstract

14. November 2013


4 p.m.


Room FW 2101


 

Professor Fred Niederman, PhD:


Integrating IS after Mergers and Acquisitions

6. December 2013


2 p.m.


Room FW 2101

Professor Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen, PhD:


Customer Socialization in Social Media Environment – Case Finnair


Please find further information on events of this series here.

5th Danish-German Midsommer Doctoral Colloquium

20th to 23rd of June, the Chair will conduct the 5th doctoral colloquium together with the Copenhagen Business School at Copenhagen.


 

The doctoral colloquium takes place every summer and was initiated by Prof. Bjørn-Andersen and Prof. Veit in 2009. The aim of the colloquium is to improve the research methodology, research questions and hypotheses of the doctoral candidates who will share the current state of their work. The colloquium brings together doctoral candidates from the Copenhagen Business School, the Chair of Information Systems & Management of the University of Augsburg and several international professors. The professors and the doctoral candidates will give feedback and discuss future research opportunities.

 

Please find the detailed schedule here.

New Springer text book: Foundations of Digital Government

The new textbook on leading and managing public services in the digital era is forthcoming.



The text book 

  • covers all important aspects of digital government management.
  • provides theories and frameworks from academic literature to understand digital government
  • integrates examples and cases from administrative practice

Digital government consists in the purposeful use of information and communication technologies (ICT), in particular the internet, to transform the relationship between government and society in a positive manner. This book focuses on the current status, prospects and foundations of digital government. Integrating examples and cases from administrative practice, it covers all important aspects of digital government management. Learning outcomes include

  • understanding the implications of the internet for government and society
  • gaining deeper insights into the concept and opportunities of digital democracy
  • understanding the challenges of moving public services online

 

Date of publication: 30. September 2013.

 

Please kindly find more details on the book here.

Presentations at the ECIS 2013

The chair will be present at the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013 in Utrecht, NL.


 

Conference articles:

  • M. Trenz, J. Huntgeburth, D. Veit (2013)
    The Role of Uncertainty in Cloud Computing Continuance: Antecedents, Mitigators, and Consequences
    Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013),
    5th to 8th of June 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • J. Huntgeburth, D. Veit (2013)
    A Research Agenda for Evaluating Open Government Initatives
    Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013),
    5th to 8th of June 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • M. Trenz (2013)
    The Effect of Consumer Reviews on Vendor-Related and Market-Related Price Sensitivity (RIP)
    Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013),
    5th to 8th of June 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • M. Trenz, B. Berger (2013)
    Analyzing Online Customer Reviews – An Interdisciplinary Literature Review and Research Agenda
    Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013),
    5th to 8th of June 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • D. Steininger, P. Wunderlich, F. Pohl (2013)
    Exploring Competitive Advantage of Social Networking Sites: A Business Model Perspective
    Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013),
    5th to 8th of June 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • D. Steininger, S. Gatzemeier (2013)
    Using the Wisdom of the Crowd to Predict Popular Music Chart Success
    Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013),
    5th to 8th of June 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands.

 

ECIS is one of the leading conferences in the Information Systems field and is rated an B outlet by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).

Regular course offer starts in the summer term 2013

The chair of Information Systems, Operations and Information Managment of Professor Veit will start its regular course offer in the summer term 2013. Please find further information in this article.



Please kindly find further information on research and teaching of the chair below.

Research statement of the chair

Course offers of the chair in the summer term 2013:

Call for Papers: Special Issue zu "Digitization in Business Models and Entrepreneurship"

Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit is guest editor of the special issue on the "Digitization in Business Models and Entrepreneurship" of the Information Systems Journal.

Call for Papers: Pre-ECIS Workshop 2013

We are very pleased to announce the Pre-Workshop at the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013. The topic of the workshop is "Digitization in Business Models and Entrepreneurship".



Together with Prof. Thomas Hess of LMU Munich and Prof. Christoph Zott of IESE Business School at University of Navarra this workshop is accounting for the growing importance of digitization in business model development.

ECIS is one of the leading conferences in the Information Systems field and is rated a B outlet by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).

The workshop is supported by an interdisciplinary program committee of scholars in the area of business model research enabling the transfer of knowledge on the topic between disciplines.

Selected high quality papers will be published in a special issue of the Information Systems Journal.

Conference articles at the WI 2013

The Chair presented recent research work at the 11th Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) 2013 in Leipzig.



The WI is the leading conference in the Information Systems field in the German-speaking countries.

Conference articles:

  • J. Huntgeburth, J. Förderer, C. Ebertin, D. Veit (2013)
    How Cloud Computing Impacts Stock Market Prices
    In: Tagungsband der Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), 27. Februar bis 1. März 2013, Leipzig
  • D. Steininger, M. Trenz, D. Veit (2013)
    Building Taxonomies in IS and Management - A Systematic Approach Based on Content Analysis
    In: Tagungsband der Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), 27. Februar bis 1. März 2013, Leipzig

Publication about Green IT in the Journal of Service Research

An article of the chair on the use of Home Energy Management Services has been accepted and is forthcoming in the Journal of Service Research (JSR). The study evaluates on the motivation of households to use IT-driven systems to reduce energy consumption.



The JSR has an impact factor of 2.7 and is thereby one of the most renowned journals in the area of services research. The German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) ranks it an A journal.

P. Wunderlich, J. Kranz, D. Totzek, D. Veit, A. Picot (2012) “The Impact of Endogenous Motivations on Adoption of IT-Enabled Services: The Case of Transformative Services in the Energy Sector,” Journal of Service Research, forthcoming.

Conference articles at the ICIS 2012

The Chair will present recent research work at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2012 in Orlando, USA.



ICIS is the leading conference in the Information Systems field and is rated an A outlet by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).

 

Conference article:

  • P. Wunderlich, D. Veit, and S. Sarker (2012)
    Examination of the Determinants of Smart Meter Adoption: An User Perspective (Completed Research)
    Forthcoming in: ICIS 2012 Proceedings, 16.-19. December 2012, Orlando, USA.

Further articles:

  • J. Huntgeburth, D. Veit (2012)
    Evaluating Open Government Initiatives: Contrasting the Kantian and Machiavellian Perspectives
    Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the 2012 Pre-ICIS WS on Open Data and Open Innovation in eGovernment (sponsored by AIS SIG eGovernment), 15. December 2012, Orlando, USA.
  • M. Trenz, D. Veit (2012)
    Cross-Channel Services: Enabling Multichannel Retailers to Compete on the Internet?
    Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the 11th Pre-ICIS WS on e-Business, 15. December 2012, Orlando, USA.
  • D. Steininger, T. Wagenführer, D. Veit (2012)
    Predicting Repayment Success in IT-Mediated Lending: The Value of Soft Information
    Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the SIG-IQ Pre-ICIS WS, 16. December 2012, Orlando, USA.

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