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Chair of Information Management

Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5
37073 Göttingen

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New research group

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On July 1st, 2016, a new interdisciplinary research group was founded at the Chair of Information Management: The "Digital Transformation Research Center" (DTRC). Headed by Dr. Andre Hanelt, the team focuses on topics related to the opportunities, challenges and implications of business model innovation in response to the diffusion of digital technologies, such as cloud computing, big data, or mobile technologies. Thereby, the goal of the research group is producing high-quality scientific research (i.e. publications in renowned outlets), as well as developing specific and practicable solutions (e.g., analysis, tools, prototypes) for corporate practice.

Congratulations to Dr. Ruch and Dr. Urbanke

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The Chair of Information Management congratulates Thierry Ruch and Patrick Urbanke to their successful completion of their dissertation!

Congratulation Thierry and Patrick!

Publication in International Journal of Innovation Management


"THE BUSINESS MODEL PATTERN DATABASE - A TOOL FOR SYSTEMATIC BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION" by Gerrit Remane, Dr. Andre Hanelt, Jan F. Tesch, and Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe has just been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Innovation Management and is already available online. Business model patterns are a valuable tool for research and practice as more than 90% of all business model innovations are a just recombination of existing patterns. However, the various understandings of the business model pattern concept are confusing and contradictory, with the available collections incomplete, overlapping, and inconsistently structured. The article aids in remedying these issues: more...