Dr. Jens Förderer

I am an Assistant Professor (Habilitand) at the Business School, University of Mannheim, Germany. I hold a BSC (Information Systems, 2011), MSC (Information Systems, 2013), and PhD (Business Administration, 2017) from the Business School, University of Mannheim, Germany. I have been a visiting scholar at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park in 2016. From 2015 to 2018 I was a research associate with SAP.

I study how firms can profit from open digital innovation, foremost through platform ecosystems, open-sourcing, and communities. My research is at the intersection between information systems and strategy. I do empirical, mostly econometric research.

My research is published in Information Systems Research, Information Systems Journal, among others. I have reviewed 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).

Dr. Jens Foerderer

University of Mannheim, Business School L15, 1-6, 68159 Mannheim, Germany

Email foerderer [ at ] uni-mannheim.de