Our Mission

The Initiative on the Platform Economy informs about current developments in the digital platform and ecosystem research area and engages with other institutions and industry

The Initiative on the Platform Economy

A place to gather knowledge and connect experts in the field of digital platforms and ecosystems.

The Initiative on the Platform Economy invites researcher all around the globe to contribute and discuss new findings in digital platform and ecosystem research. Together with leading practitioners and guided by Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar, this initiative reveals new potentials and fosters progressive discussions.

Our Team

Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar

Professor at TUM for Information Systems

Prof. Dr. Krcmar is a professor at the Chair of Information Systems at the Technical University of Munich, where he conducts research in the fields of digital transformation, information and knowledge management, platform-based ecosystems, management of IT-based services, e-government and computer-supported collaboration.

Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer

Professor at TUM for Innovation & Digitalization

Jens Förderer and his team conduct research in the domain of information systems, thereby especially focusing on the question how firms can build and manage digital platforms and ecosystems. Method-wise, the focus is to combine econometric methods for causal inference with machine learning classifiers.

Dr. Maximilian Schreieck

Postdoc at TUM Chair for Information Systems

Dr. Maximilian Schreieck is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Information Systems at the Department of Informatics, where he conducts research in the fields of digital platforms, platform governance, and digital transformation.

Andreas Hein, M.Sc.

Researcher at TUM Chair for Information Systems​

Andreas Hein leads a research cluster at the research group Krcmar, focusing on digital platforms and eGovernment. He draws on qualitative methods to explore how actors in digital platform ecosystems co-create value, how product-oriented firms can transition toward a digital platform ecosystem, and how government can utilize digital platforms.

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