Advanced topics in management and digital transformation

Lehrende/r: Prof. Dr. Andranik Tumasjan, Endrit Ademi
Veranstaltungsart: Seminar
Semesterwochenstunden: 2
Unterrichtssprache: Englisch
Min. | Max. Teilnehmerzahl: - | -
Angeboten im: Wintersemester


Learning objectives:

The seminar enables participants to understand, discuss, and evaluate current research in the field of management and digital transformation – including business models, organization, strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the context of digital technologies and the resulting ongoing transformation. Based on extant theoretical and empirical research, students are able to analyze, evaluate, and address current management challenges in the context of the digital transformation.



Recent technological developments have created vast opportunities but also novel challenges for both established organizations and new startup ventures. In the face of rapid technological change and blurring industry boundaries, a key question managers have to answer is: How can organizations achieve and sustain competitive advantage in the digital age? Therefore, the topics covered in the seminar include business models, organization, strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the context of emerging digital technologies.



Autio, E., Nambisan, S., Thomas, L., & Wright, M. 2018. Digital affordances, spatial affordances, and the genesis of entrepreneurial ecosystems. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 12(1): 72-95.

Briel von, F., Davidsson, P., & Recker, J. 2018. Digital technologies as external enablers of new venture creation in the IT hardware sector. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 42(1): 47-69.

Cozzolino, A., Verona, G., & Rothaermel, F. T. 2018. Unpacking the disruption process: New technology, business models, and incumbent adaptation. Journal of Management Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/joms.12352.

Eckhardt, J. T., Ciuchta, M. P., & Carpenter, M. 2018. Open innovation, information, and entrepreneurship within platform ecosystems. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/sej.1298.

Friedelmaier, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. M. 2018. Disrupting industries with blockchain: The industry, venture capital funding, and regional distribution of blockchain ventures. Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Science, 3517-3526.

Hopp, C., Antons, D., Kaminski, J., & Salge, T. O. 2018. Disruptive innovation: Conceptual foundations, empirical evidence, and research opportunities in the digital age. The Journal of Product Innovation Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jpim.12448.

Nambisan, S. 2017. Digital entrepreneurship: Toward a digital technology perspective of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41(6), 1029-1055.

Nambisan, S., Lyytinen, K. J., Maichrzak, A., & Song, M. 2017. Digital innovation management: Reinventing innovation management research in a digital world. MIS Quarterly, 41(1), 223-238.

Remane, G., Hanelt, A., Nickerson, R. C., & Kolbe, L. M. 2017. Discovering digital business models in traditional industries. Journal of Business Strategy, 38(2), 41-51.

Risius, M., & Spohrer, K. 2017. A blockchain research framework. Business & Information Systems Engineering, 59(6), 385-409.