Education

    1997-2003 Studies of Business Administration University of Paderborn, Majors: Marketing and Information Systems; Degree: Dipl.-Kfm.
    2007-2011 Doctorate Technical University of Munich; Degree: Dr. rer. pol.
    2014-2019 Postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) University of Kassel; Degree: Dr. rer. pol. habil.

Academic Positions

    2003-2005 Research assistant at Cooperative Computing & Communication Laboratory (C-LAB, scientific joint venture between University of Paderborn and Siemens AG), Paderborn, Germany
    2005-2006 Research assistant at faculty of Management and Economics, Witten University, Germany
    2007-2010 Research assistant at chair of Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar), Technical University of Munich, Germany
    2011-2016 Postdoctoral Lecturer and Researcher (head of a research Group) at chair of Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister), University of Kassel, Germany
    September and October 2013 Visiting researcher at Institute of Information Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    since 2014 Research Fellow at Institute of Information Management (Competence Center Crowdsourcing), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    since October 2016 Interim Professor of Information Systems at School of Economic Disciplines, University of Siegen, Germany

Awards

    2008 Awarded with a bonus from Technical University of Munich for outstanding research in the field of Communities of Innovations
    2013 Emerald Citation of Excellence Award for the paper „Leveraging Crowdsourcing: Activation-Supporting Components for IT-Based Ideas Competition” in Journal of Management Information Systems LINK
    2013 The course "Creating Innovative Services" was awarded as groundbraking course by Kassel University
    2013 Best Paper Award nominee for the paper "12 Years of GENEX Framework: What Did Practice Learn from Science in Terms of Web-Based Ideation?" at the 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2013)
    2014 Best Research-in-Progress Paper Award for the paper "Analyzing Governance Mechanisms for Crowdsourcing Information Systems: A Multiple Case Analysis" at the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2014)
    2014 The project "Unikat Crowdfunding" was awarded by the Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany
    2016 Best Conference Track Paper Award and Best Overall Conference Paper Award nominee for the paper "Promoting the Quality of User Generated Ideas in Online Innovation Communities: A Knowledge Collaboration Perspective" at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016)
    2019 Best Article Award nominee for the paper „How to Manage Crowdsourcing Platforms Effectively?” in California Management Review, University of California, Berkeley

Activities for the Scientific Community

    Associate Editor Journal of Information Technology, Special Issue on "Openness and Information Technology”, 2015 - 2017 LINK
    Associate Editor ECIS 2019, 27. European Conference on Information Systems, Track "Openess and IT", June 8-14, 2019, Stockholm/Sweden LINK
    Associate Editor ICIS 2018, International Conference on Information Systems, Track "Sharing Economy and Crowd Markets", December 13-16, 2018, San Francisco/CA LINK
    Associate Editor ECIS 2018, 26. European Conference on Information Systems, Track "Openess and IT", June 23-28, 2018, Portsmouth/UK LINK
    Associate Editor ICIS 2017, International Conference on Information Systems, Track "P2P and Crowd Market", December 10-13, 2017, Seoul/South KoreaLINK
    Associate Editor ECIS 2017, 25. European Conference on Information Systems, Track "Openess and IT", June 5-10, 2017, Guimarães/PortugalLINK
    Programme Commitee WI 2017, 13. International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik 2017, Track "Thought Leadership in Digital Transformation - From Insight to Impact" and "Student Track", February 12-15, 2017, St. Gallen/Switzerland LINK
    Co-Track Chair AMCIS 2016, 22. Americas Conference on Information Systems, Mini-Track "Virtual Crowdsourcing Communities", August 11-13, 2016, San Diego, CA/USA LINK
    Associate Editor ECIS 2016, 24. European Conference on Information Systems, Track "Openess and IT", June 12-15, 2016, Istanbul/Turkey LINK
    Programme Commitee MKWI 2016, Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik, Track "Hedonic Informationsystems", March 9-11, 2016, Ilmenau/Germany LINK
    Programme Commitee WeB 2015, 14. Workshop on E-Business, December 12, 2015, Fort Worth,Texas/USA LINK
    Associate Editor ECIS 2015, 23. European Conference on Information Systems, Track "Openess and IT", May 26-29, 2015, Münster/Germany LINK
    Programme Committee PACIS 2015, 19. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems , Juli 6-9, 2015, Singapore LINK
    Co-Track Chair AMCIS 2015, 21. Americas Conference on Information Systems, Mini-Track "Crowdsourcing and Virtual Collaboration: Oceans of Potential", August 13-15, 2015, Puerto Rico/USA LINK
    Programme Committee WeB 2014, 13. Workshop on E-Business, December 13, 2011, Auckland/New ZealandLINK
    Co-Track Chair AMCIS 2014, 20. Americas Conference on Information Systems, Mini-Track "Virtual Crowdsourcing Communities", August 7-10, 2013, Savannah, Georgia/USA LINK
    Co-Track Chair AMCIS 2013, 19. Americas Conference on Information Systems, Mini-Track "Virtual Communities: Services, Business Models, Crowd Creation", August 15-17, 2013, Chicago, Illinois/USA LINK
    General Chair WISIC 2013, 2nd Doctorial Workshop on IT, Service, Innovation, and Collaboration, March 4-6, 2013, St. Gallen/Switzerland
    Programme Committee WI 2013, 11. International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, Track "Individualisierung und Konsumentenorientierung", February 27 - March 1, 2013, Leipzig/Germany LINK
    Programme Committee WeB 2012, 11. Workshop on E-Business, December 15, 2012, Orlando, FL/USA LINK
    Co-Track Chair AMCIS 2012, 18. Americas Conference on Information Systems, Mini-Track "Virtual Communities: Services, Business Models, Crowd Creation", August 9-12, 2012, Seattle/Washington, USA
    General Chair WISIC 2012, 1st Doctorial Workshop on IT, Service, Innovation, and Collaboration, March 13-14, 2012, Berlin/Germany
    Programme Committee WeB 2011, 10. Workshop on E-Business, December 4, 2011, Shanghai/China LINK
    Journal Reviewer for "Wirtschaftsinformatik", International Journal of Electronic Commerce (IJEC), International Journal of Web Based Communities (IJWBC), ACM Computing Surveys, Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Journal of Information Technology (JIT), Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (ZFB), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM), Information Systems Research (ISR)
    Conference Reviewer for International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Hawaiian International Conference on System Science (HICSS), Conference “Wirtschaftsinformatik” (WI), Conference "Multikonferenz in Wirtschaftsinformatik" (MKWI), Conference “Gemeinschaft in Neuen Medien” (GENEME)

Activities for Practice

    2013 Member of the judging panel of the business start-up competition "Converge Challenge" run by the Hariot Watt University, Edinburgh/UK, November 19-20 LINK
    2014 Co-founder of the German Crowdfunding Network LINK