Prof. Jens Foerderer is Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Professor at the Technical University of Munich, Campus Heilbronn in Germany. He researches competition and innovation in digital markets, particularly by providing empirical evaluations. His research findings support decision-makers in firms and public policy. Of particular research interest are the following topics: digital platforms (business models, network effects, market power, regulation), privacy vs innovation, chances and risks of the digitalization (transformation, disinformation and fake news, data breaches, cyber security).
Dr Foerderer is one of the leading business researchers in Germany under the age of 40. His research has been published in the leading journals of the field, including multiple times in Management Science and Information Systems Research, as well as in the Journal of Operations Management. His research has received several awards, including the INFORMS Information Systems Research Best Paper of the Year Award. Several organizations support his work, including the German Research Foundation (DFG). He serves as reviewer for leading scientific journals of the field, and as reviewer for various organizations, including the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German-American Fulbright Commission. He is Associate Editor for Business and Information Systems Engineering (BISE), and frequently serves as expert for the media and public policy, including Handelsblatt, ZEIT and acatech.
Jens Foerderer studied Business and Information Systems at the University of Mannheim (B.Sc. 2011, M.Sc. 2013). Graduate studies at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) as well as Research and Teaching Assistant at the University of Mannheim and the software company SAP. Graduation with a Dr. rer. pol. (business) in 2017, University of Mannheim. Thereafter, Assistant Professor (no tenure track / Habilitand) at the University of Mannheim. Since 2019 Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the Technical University of Munich.
Digital platforms (business models, network effects, market power, regulation), privacy vs innovation, chances and risks of the digitalization (transformation, disinformation and fake news, data breaches, cyber security)