New Professor of Interorganizational Information Systems

Prof. Dr. Manuel Trenz has been the new Professor of Interorganizational Information Systems at the Faculty of Business and Economics since June 1, 2019. In addition, he is a Research Associate in the Digital Economy Research Unit at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). His research focuses on the targeted use of information systems and digital information and their influence on organizations and individuals, in particular digital services and platforms, control elements of digital transformation and cooperation as well as the areas of contact between the physical and digital worlds. In addition, he addresses challenges arising from developments such as the Sharing Economy, data availability and privacy as well as increasingly blurred boundaries between digital private and working life. In 2018, Trenz was awarded the Viermetz Science Prize for his work.

Trenz habilitated in 2019 at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Augsburg and was awarded the teaching qualification for business administration. Previously, he received his doctorate in the Information Systems Program of the Graduate School of Economic & Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim on the topic "Multichannel commerce: A consumer perspective on the integration of physical and electronic channels". During his doctorate he worked first as a DFG scholarship holder and later as a research assistant at the University of Mannheim and the University of Augsburg. Manuel Trenz studied Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim and gained practical experience at SAP and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

He appreciates collaborations in international teams and deepened them, for example, during stays abroad at Trinity College in Dublin, at SAP in New York and during research stays at the Copenhagen Business School and at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Together with international partners, he launched the Workshop on the Digitization of the Individual (DOTI) in 2016, which has since taken place in Dublin, Seoul and San Francisco. He is also a guest editor of international journals such as Information Systems Journal and Electronic Markets and positions his research topics as a trackchair at conferences. In addition to research, he enjoys working with students and has taught in the areas of digitization, business informatics, marketing and research methods at the University of Augsburg, the University of Mannheim and the Aalen University of Applied Sciences.

At the Faculty of Business and Economics he will offer courses on digital commerce, the design of digital business relationships and the mechanisms of digital markets and platforms in Bachelor's and Master's programmes.

In his spare time, Trenz enjoys discovering new places with his children on a cargo bike and is now looking forward to exploring the city of Göttingen and its surroundings.