Prof. Dr. Jens Foerderer

Prof. Dr. Jens Foerderer
Professur für Innovation & Digitalisierung
Technische Universität München
TUM School of Management
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74076 Heilbronn

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Bio: I am a Tenure-Track-Professor at the Technical University of Munich, TUM School of Management at their Heilbronn campus. There, I am in charge of the Professorship for Innovation and Digitalization. Moreover, I am the Deputy Department Head of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Department. I hold a BSc., MSc., and Dr. rer. pol. from the University of Mannheim, Business School.

My research has the goal to understand innovation and competition in digital markets, particularly by providing empirical evaluations. I am especially interested in the following topics: multi-sided platforms, app stores, targeted advertisement, network effects, market power, and the economics of privacy. My primary research field is information systems, yet my work makes a number of interdisciplinary contributions to adjacent fields, including marketing, operations, and strategic management.

My research has been published in the leading journals of the field, including Management Science, Information Systems Research, and the Journal of Operations Management. My research has received several awards, including the INFORMS Information Systems Research Best Paper of the Year Award. It is funded by several organizations, including with a 187.000 EUR grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG). I regularly serve as reviewer for leading scientific journals as well as organizations, including Management Science, the German Research Foundation (DFG) or the German-American Fulbright Commission, as Associate Editor for Business and Information Systems Engineering (BISE), and as expert for the media and organizations, including Handelsblatt, ZEIT and acatech.

I studied Wirtschaftsinformatik (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.