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08: Economics and Value of IS

Track Description


A major part of our current economy is based on the value creation through Information Systems (IS) that enable the creation, exchange, and processing of large amounts of information. This results in new business models such as the upcoming sharing economy and opportunities for firms such as product customization, analyzing consumer-produced content, or marketing through social networks. However, the details on how such new business models and opportunities affect organizations, industries, economies and societies in the long run still have to be investigated. The economics and value of IS track considers various issues related to IS and IT including economics of information goods, platforms, cloud computing, mobile services, as well as the impact of IT-driven business models on existing organizations, industries, economies, and societies.

The common element across all papers is that they are expected to make an original contribution to the theory or practice of creating, adopting or using information technology. This may come from examining new phenomena, applying a new theoretical perspective, or by gathering new data. Authors should focus on articulating their unique contribution, linking it both to the body of their study and contrasting it to the characterization from prior research.

Types of Contributions

This track invites theoretical and empirical submissions that comprise - but are not restricted to - topics like:

  • Economics of information and communication goods (pricing, bundling, policies, …)
  • Business models for information goods
  • Economics of service networks
  • Internet Economics
  • Adoption of Cloud Computing
  • Matching in electronic markets - issues of efficiency and mechanism design
  • Economics of mobile services
  • Decision-making in electronic markets
  • Network effects of IS
  • Economics of IT infrastructures
  • Business Value of IT projects and programs
  • IT, productivity and organizational complements
  • Online auctions - issues of trust, simultaneity and competing auctions
  • Platform competition, standards and multi-sided networks
  • Predictive modeling in economics of IS
  • Economics of the sharing industry

Full research papers and research-in-progress covering the topics mentioned above are welcome.

Track Chairs

Steffen Zimmermann <primary contact>

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Steffen Zimmermann <primary contact>


Kunsoo Han

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Kunsoo Han


Dennis Kundisch

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Dennis Kundisch


Christof Weinhardt

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Christof Weinhardt


Associate Editors

  • Martin Bichler, Technical University Munich
  • Peter Buxmann, Technical University Darmstadt
  • June Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Woo-Je Cho, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
  • Verena Dorner, University of Passau
  • Nelson Granados, Pepperdine University
  • Philipp Herrmann, University of Paderborn
  • Oliver Hinz, University of Darmstadt
  • Seunghyun Kim, National University of Singapore
  • Byungwan Koh, University of Calgary
  • Jan Krämer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Dirk Neumann, University of Freiburg
  • Min-Seok Pang, George Mason University
  • Mohammad Rahman, University of Calgary
  • Detlef Schoder, University of Cologne

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