Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer
Professur für Innovation & Digitalisierung
Technische Universität München
TUM School of Management
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74706 Heilbronn

Email: jens.foerderer [at]

Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer

Bio: I am Assistant-Professor (Tenure Track W2-W3) of Innovation & Digitalization at the Technical University of Munich, TUM School of Management. There, I also serve as the Academic Program Director for the Bachelor in Management and Technology (TUM-BWL, Heilbronn Campus). I hold a B.Sc., M.Sc., and Dr. rer. pol. from the University of Mannheim, Business School.

Research: My research seeks to support managerial decision-making regarding digital technologies, particularly by providing economic evaluations.

I thereby focus on three topics:

  • Platforms: Designing, launching, and managing digital platforms and ecosystems.
  • Data and Privacy: Data-driven business models and the consequences of privacy (or lack thereof) for firm and product outcomes.
  • Artificial Intelligence: Effects of AI and learning technologies on individuals and firms.

I use massive datasets and apply econometric methods for causal inference, especially quasi-experiments.
My research has been published in leading scientific journals, including Management Science, Information Systems Research, and Information Systems Journal. I am the winner of the INFORMS Information Systems Research Best Paper of the Year Award (2018).
I review for various journals and institutions, including Management Science, Information Systems Research, and MIS Quarterly.

TUM School of Management
TUM Center of Digital Transformation