The Research Pillar Digital Transformation of the Department of Law and Economics has been pooling the department's expertise in the various subtopics of digitalization since 2015.
In the last two decades, digital technologies have penetrated almost all areas of society, fundamentally changing economic life, the world of work and private communication. This “digital transformation” of our society and its effects have been widely discussed in business, politics, science and the media for some time now. It is considered essential that the discourse is based on scientific research and that it is accompanied by the involvement of practitioners. However, to date there has been a lack of synthesis and overarching consideration of different perspectives on digital transformation.
The Research Pillar Digital Transformation of the Department of Law and Economics has been pooling the department's expertise in the various sub-topics of digitalization since 2015 (see Research Topics). It sees itself as a platform for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research that illuminates relevant topics in the context of digital transformation in a scientifically grounded manner with the involvement of practitioners. It is intended to pass the generated knowledge on to society in the long term. By pooling the interdisciplinary expertise of leading scientists, it aims to help shaping the social discourse on digital transformation processes with a strong voice.