Alexander Frey served basic military service in Idar-Oberstein and Sonthofen before he studied information management with focus on "Finance & Information" at the University of Augsburg. In his bachelor’s thesis he spent time on commodity certificates for hedging of price and availability risks of raw materials. Afterwards he completed the master program "information management" at the Technical University of Munich. His master’s thesis dealt with potential success factors of internet based business models. Furthermore he studied abroad at the Korea University in Seoul, South Korea.
During his studies he gained practical experience in a variety of small and medium-sized companies and went into business for oneself in development of mobile and web based applications, among others startups.
From April 2015 until September 2018 Alexander Frey was a research and teaching assistant at the Chair for Information Systems and Management of the University of Augsburg. His research interest aims at the topic "Sharing Economy". In particular, he examines how Sharing Economy organizations can generate value for their users and how information technology contributes to this. He also deals with uncertainties associated with the sharing and interaction between the physical and digital world.
Since November 2018, Alexander works as an assistant to the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland AG.
|Frey, Alexander, Trenz, Manuel, & Veit, Daniel (2019). Three differentiation strategies for competing in the sharing economy. MIS Quarterly Executive, 18(2), 143-156. https://doi.org/10.17705/2msqe.00013|
|Frey, Alexander, Trenz, Manuel, & Veit, Daniel (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, 89(8-9), 1149-1189. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11573-019-00948-z|
|Trenz, Manuel, Frey, Alexander, & Veit, Daniel (2018). Disentangling the facets of sharing: a categorization of what we know and don't know about the sharing economy. Internet Research, 28(4), 888-925. https://doi.org/10.1108/intr-11-2017-0441|
|Frey, Alexander, Trenz, Manuel, & Veit, Daniel (2018). Facilitating or regulating the sharing economy? Uncovering the impact of carsharing. 5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy, Mannheim, Germany.|
|Frey, Alexander, Welck, Maximilian von, Trenz, Manuel, & Veit, Daniel (2018). A stakeholders' perspective on the effects of the sharing economy in tourism and potential remedies. Paul Drews, Burkhardt Funk, Peter Niemeyer, Lin Xie (Eds.), Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2018: data driven X - turning data into value; Leuphana Unversität Lüneburg, 6.-9. März 2018; Tagungsband Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2018(pp. 576-587). Lüneburg: Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik.|
|Frey, Alexander, Trenz, Manuel, Tan, C.-W., & Veit, Daniel (2018). On rapport uncertainty in the sharing economy – extending the categories of uncertainty. Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, January 3 - 6, 2018(p. 2). New York, NY: AISeL.|
|Frey, Alexander, Trenz, Manuel, & Veit, Daniel (2017). The role of technology for service innovation in sharing economy organizations: a service-dominant logic perspective. Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal, June 5-10, 2017(pp. 1885-1901). New York, NY: AISeL.|
|Frey, Alexander, Trenz, Manuel, & Veit, Daniel (2016). The different roles of technology in sharing economy organizations and their competitive implications. Proceedings of the “The SIM MISQE Academic Workshop” (Pre-ICIS), Dublin, Ireland.|
|Frey, Alexander, Trenz, Manuel, & Veit, Daniel (2016). The roles of technology and partnerships in sharing economy organizations. 3rd International Workshop on the Sharing Economy, 15-16 September 2016, Southampton, United Kingdom.|
Part of a Book
|Veit, Daniel, Frey, Alexander, Trenz, Manuel, & Frenzel-Piasentin, Adeline (2022). Die Rolle der Informationstechnologie in der Sharing Economy – eine quantitative Erhebung. In D. Wruk & A. Oberg (Eds.), Wirkungen der Sharing Economy in Deutschland (pp. 49-55). Mannheim: Institut für Mittelstandsforschung, Universität Mannheim.|
|Frey, Alexander, Trenz, Manuel, Frenzel, Adeline, & Veit, Daniel (2020). Die Rolle der Informationstechnologie in der Sharing Economy. In i-share Report I: Formen, Steuerung und Verbreitung der Sharing Economy in Deutschland (pp. 49-57). Mannheim: Institut für Mittelstandsforschung, Universität Mannheim.|