Research Grant on Competition in Platform Markets

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) has recently announced to fund a research project on the platform economy headed by Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer.The project, titled “Competition with the Platform Owner: An Empirical-quantitative Investigation of Mobile App Platforms”, seeks to study the competition between platform companies and their partners. Platform…

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Research Project on Platforms and Privacy Presented at WISE 2020

A recent research project of Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer and Tobias Kircher was presented at the 31st Workshop on Information Systems and Economics, held from December 16-19 2020.The project, titled “Does Consumer Privacy Harm Innovation? Evidence from Google’s Enforcement of COPPA in Android’s Market for Kids-Games” investigates an important question…

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Computing and Social Welfare: Minimizing the Societal Harm From Digital Transformation While Preserving the Benefits of Innovation

Eric K. Clemons, Ravi Waran, Victoria Li, Sebastian Hermes, and Maximilian Schreieck (2020) - 54th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences Abstract Social Welfare Computing is an emerging discipline that seeks to direct technology to cause minimum social disruption, and in particular seeks to minimize the harm caused directly by…

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Two publications at the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

The first paper explores how incumbent firms can leverage a multi-platform strategy to transition into the platform economy. The multiple case study demonstrates that incumbents pursue multiple strategies at the same time ranging from building and joining a platform over investing in and acquiring a platform to using white-label platforms.…

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Moving beyond the Build-or-Join Decision: A Multiple Case Study on Multi-Platform Strategies of Incumbent Firms

Sebastian Hermes, Rebekka Guhl, Maximilian Schreieck, Jörg Weking, and Helmut Krcmar (2020) - 54th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences Abstract Companies that operate digital platforms are growing rapidly. Theoretical and empirical research has largely explored digital platforms in the context of digital-native companies. Only a small set of research…

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Who Quits Privacy-Invasive Online Platform Operators? A Segmentation Study with Implications for the Privacy Paradox

Sebastian Hermes, Anela Sutanrikulu, Maximilian Schreieck, and Helmut Krcmar (2020) - 54th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences Abstract Although individuals are concerned about their privacy, it is increasingly difficult to withdraw from privacy-invasive platform operators and keep activities private. IS research has identified the privacy paradox as a phenomenon…

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Integreat celebrates its 5 year anniversary

The Integreat App of the German non-profit organization Tür an Tür Digitalfabrik gGmbH celebrated on the 26. of November its 5-year existence. The integration platform now supports more than 70 cities and districts in digitization.   Five years ago a team of young students started this initiative together with Professor…

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Teaching Case on Digital Platforms in Cars

Thanks to various digital platforms we are used to consume digital services always and everywhere. Although our cars have become “computers on wheels” in recent years, they lack the apps we are used to. Why are cars different? Niklas Weiss, Dr. Maximilian Schreieck, Prof. Dr. Manuel Wiesche and Porf. Dr.…

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Digital teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic: The Chair for Information Systems successfully launched a new digital practical course in cooperation with ServiceNow

Covid-19 has forced students and teachers to move from lecture halls to the digital space. To cope with the fact that not all practical courses could be transitioned to a fully virtually format, the Chair for Information Systems successfully launched a new digital practical course in cooperation with ServiceNow in…

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eGovernment Monitor: Homeschooling during Corona

In their ongoing study "eGovernment Monitor", Initiative D21 and the Chair for Information Systems have been investigating the actual use of eGovernment services and the success factors and obstacles to their introduction for years. This year's topics also included digital education and how schools are dealing with the Covid 19…

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