Research Statement

The research group Information Systems and Management is investigating the transformative effects, information technology (IT) is taking within and between organizations as well as in society. Unit of analysis is on the one hand the organizational level, like e.g. enterprises and public administrations, on the other hand, the individual level, like e.g. customer, user and citizen.


Phenomena arising in the digital business models domain with a particular focus on entrepreneurship, pricing, value creation, sustainability, competition and data protection stand in the center of investigation. Further fields of research reside in the adoption and diffusion as well as effects of innovative IT artifacts and services. Herein, particularly the effects and usage of technologies like cloud computing, electronic services and smart electricity grids are current research topics. Within the public sector, issues of interoperability, regulation and feasibility of IT systems as well as their effects on societal and political developments stand in the foreground.


Quantitative and qualitative empirical research methods are applied for theory building research as well as a deep understanding and explanation of such phenomena. The aim is twofold. Aim one is to generate theoretical insights and distribute these towards a scientific public. Aim two is to forecast developments and derive best practices and governance guidelines for decision makers from practice, industry and political domains.


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Examples and research questions including publications are:


Sustainability and green IS: How does energy consumption change through the introduction of smart digital technologies?

Wunderlich, Philipp, Veit, Daniel, & Sarker, Saonee (2019). Adoption of sustainable technologies: a mixed-methods study of German households.
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Wunderlich, Philipp, Kranz, Johann, Totzek, Dirk, Veit, Daniel, & Picot, Arnold (2013). The impact of endogenous motivations on adoption of IT-enabled services: the case of transformative services in the energy sector.
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Information privacy: How do privacy-related perceptions influence the behavior of internet users and how does this impact organizations?

Karwatzki, Sabrina, Trenz, Manuel, & Veit, Daniel (2022). The multidimensional nature of privacy risks: conceptualisation, measurement and implications for digital services.
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Karwatzki, Sabrina, Dytynko, Olga, Trenz, Manuel, & Veit, Daniel (2017). Beyond the personalization–privacy paradox: privacy valuation, transparency features, and service personalization.
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Karwatzki, Sabrina, Trenz, Manuel, Tuunainen, Virpi Kristiina, & Veit, Daniel (2017). Adverse consequences of access to individuals' information: an analysis of perceptions and the scope of organisational influence.
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Digitization in business models and entrepreneurship: How are business models enabled through digitization and what makes startups successful in this context?

Veit, Daniel, Clemons, Eric, Benlian, Alexander, Buxmann, Peter, Hess, Thomas, Kundisch, Dennis, Leimeister, Jan Marco, Loos, Peter, & Spann, Martin (2014). Geschäftsmodelle: eine Forschungsagenda für die Wirtschaftsinformatik.
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Pricing and price differentiation on the internet: How are pricing strategies influenced through digitization?

Berger, Benedikt, Matt, Christian, Steininger, Dennis M., & Hess, Thomas (2015). It is not just about competition with "free": differences between content formats in consumer preferences and willingness to pay.
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Sharing economy: What are psychological and sociological particularities of economic interactions in a primarily digital world of sharing?

Frey, Alexander, Trenz, Manuel, & Veit, Daniel (2019). Three differentiation strategies for competing in the sharing economy.
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Crowdfunding and Crowd Lending: What influences investor decision-making and how can success or failure be predicted?

Ahrens, Jan-Philipp, Isaak, Andrew, Istipliler, Baris, & Steininger, Dennis M. (2019). The star citizen phenomenon & the "ultimate dream management" technique in crowdfunding.
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Hoegen, Andreas, Steininger, Dennis M., & Veit, Daniel (2018). How do investors decide? An interdisciplinary review of decision-making in crowdfunding.
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Cloud computing adoption: Which influence does cloud computing adoption exercise on enterprises and users?

Trenz, Manuel, Huntgeburth, Jan, & Veit, Daniel (2019). How to succeed with cloud services? A dedication-constraint model of cloud success.
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Digital government: What are the effects of the internet on government and government organizations?

Huntgeburth, Jan, Parasie, N., Steininger, Dennis M., & Veit, Daniel (2012). Increasing the adoption of e-procurement services at the municipal level.
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Barth, M. & Veit, Daniel (2011). Which processes do users not want online? Extending process virtualization theory.
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eHealth: How does the digital age transform public and private health service delivery?

Klöcker, Philipp N., Bernnat, Rainer, & Veit, Daniel (2015). Stakeholder behavior in national eHealth implementation programs.
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Klöcker, Philipp, Bernnat, Rainer, & Veit, Daniel (2014). Implementation through force or measure? How institutional pressures shape national eHealth programs.
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Previous cooperation partners (excerpt):

  • City of Mannheim

  • Dieter Schwarz Stiftung

  • EnBW AG

  • Eurex/Deutsche Boerse AG

  • European Union, Framework Programme 6

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

  • Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany

  • German Association of Cities

  • McKinsey & Company

  • Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH

  • Ministry of the Interior of Baden-Wuerttemberg

  • Münchner Kreis e.V.

  • SAP AG

  • Siemens AG

  • Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company)

  • T-Systems GmbH

  • VolkswagenStiftung