Digital Entrepreneurship

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Short Description

The increasingly extensive use of digital technologies in processes, products and services is challenging old business models. New, disruptive business models offer both opportunities and risks. What are the promising basic patterns of innovative business models that exploit the potential of digital technologies? What challenges and potential do disruptive business models bring for established companies?

  • What business model innovations are made possible by enabling/disruptive technologies in different industries?
  • What role do IT start-ups play in the digital transformation?
  • How are digital technologies changing innovation processes within and across companies?
  • How is 'Industry 4.0' changing the start-up scene?
  • Thies, Ferdinand ; Huber, Alexander ; Kraus, Sascha ; Bock, Carolin ; Benlian, Alexander (2018): Following the crowd – Does crowdfunding affect venture capitalists’ selection of entrepreneurial ventures? In: Journal of Small Business Management
  • Bock, C.; Landau, C.; Orendt, M.; Schmidt, M. (2018): Are Public Financing Schemes Beneficial for University Spin-offs and the Technology Transfer of Innovations, International Journal of Innovation Management.
  • Klostermeier, R.; Haag, S.; Benlian, A. (2018): Digitale Zwillinge – Eine explorative Fallstudie zur Untersuchung von Geschäftsmodellen, HMD – Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik, 55 (2), pp. 297-311.
  • Koch, O. ; Benlian, A. (2017): The Effect of Free Trial Strategies on Premium Conversion Rates, Electronic Markets, 27(1), pp. 67-76.
  • Bock, C.; Gerl, A. (2016):Venture Capitalists And Success: A Meta-analysis On The Impact Of Non-financial Resources., FER Proceedings.
  • Islam, N.; Trautmann, K.; Buxmann, P. (2016):Tradition Meets Modernity – Learning from Start-ups as a Chance to Create Digital Innovation in Corporations., 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Dublin, Irland.
  • Engelbrecht, A. ; Gerlach, J. ; Widjaja, T. (2016): Understanding the Anatomy of Data-Driven Business Models – Towards an Empirical Taxonomy, in: European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Istanbul, Turkey
  • Eling, N. ; Büchner, C. ; Buxmann, P. (2016): Business Models for Free Digital Goods and Services, in: Hawaii International Conferenceon System Sciences (HICSS), 05-08 January 2016, Hawaii, USA
  • Islam, N.; Buxmann, P.; (2016): Neue Impulse in Zeiten der Digitalisierung. Können etablierte Unternehmen von Start-ups lernen?, IM+ io – Das Magazin für Innovation, Organisation und Management (4).
  • Zacharias, N.; Shafi, D. (2015): Which Open Innovation Activities Align with Entrepreneurial Orientation when Adapting to Market Changes? A Dynamic Capability Perspective., 19th G-Forum – Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Conference, Kassel, 2015.
  • Buxmann, P. (2015): Der Wert von Daten und Privatsphäre – empirische Ergebnisse aus Anwender- und Anbietersicht, in: Wirtschaftsdienst, 95 (12)
  • Veit, D.J. ; Clemons, E.K. ; Benlian, A. ; Buxmann, P. ; Hess, T. ; Kundisch, D. ; Leimeister, J.M. ; Loos, P. ; Spann, M. (2014): Business models – an information systems research agenda, in: Business & Information Systems Engineering, 6 (1), 45-53
  • Wagner, T. ; Benlian, A. ; Hess, T. (2014): Converting freemium customers from free to premium—the role of the perceived premium fit in the case of music as a service, in: Electronic Markets, 24 (4), 259-268
  • Achleitner, A.-K. ; Bock, C. ; Tappeiner, F. (2012): Financial Covenants and their Restrictiveness in European LBOs – An Assesment in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis, in: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 4 (3), 214-238
Research Partners: Practice Partners:
  • LMU/TU München
  • Universität Passau
  • Universität St. Gallen
  • ING-DiBa
  • Campana & Schott
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Fujitsu/TDS
  • Continental
  • SAP
  • Prof. Carolin Bock (main contact)
  • Prof. Alexander Kock (main contact)
  • Prof. Alexander Benlian
  • Prof. Peter Buxmann
  • Prof. Ralf Elbert
  • Prof. Volker Nitsch
  • Prof. Andreas Pfnür
  • Prof. Dirk Schiereck
  • Prof. Janine Wendt
  • Since 2015: Adoption of service innovations in the B2B sector: An interdisciplinary study using the example of the software industry, DFG project of the Innovation & Entrepreneurial Marketing research group together with the Chair of Information Systems with a focus on Business Information Systems at the University of Passau (Prof. Widjaja).
  • 2015: Lecture event together with ING-DiBa at the TU Darmstadt on “The change of business models through the digital transformation” (Prof. Benlian and Prof. Schiereck)