2018-12-12 16.46.11I am an Assistant Professor (Habilitand) of Information Systems at the Business School, University of Mannheim, Germany.

I study how firms can profit from outside digital innovation, foremost through platform ecosystems, open-sourcing, and communities. I do empirical, mostly econometric research. I write about statistics, data analysis, and applied econometrics in my blog and share my Stata, R, and Python code.

My research is published in Information Systems Research, Information Systems Journal, among others. I regularly review for Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, and various other scientific journals, institutions, and conferences. I held scholarships of the German National Science Foundation (DFG), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

Selected publications:

  • Foerderer, J., Kude, T., Mithas, S., & Heinzl, A. (2018). Does platform owner’s entry crowd out innovation? Evidence from Google photos. Information Systems Research, 29(2), 444-460.
  • Foerderer, J., Kude, T., Schuetz, S. W., & Heinzl, A. (2019). Knowledge boundaries in enterprise software platform development: Antecedents and consequences for platform governance. Information Systems Journal, 29(1), 119-144.

University of Mannheim, Business School
L15, 1-6
68159 Mannheim, Germany
Email foerderer [ at ] uni-mannheim.de