Center of Digital Transformation

Managing
Digital Technology

How companies are changing
the way they operate

Digitization is transforming vast areas of our lives. New technologies are fundamentally changing the way companies work. Processes, business models or management styles – everything must be put to the test. The Center of Digital Transformation researches issues related to digitization and its challenges and opportunities. Our goal is to develop solutions through practice-oriented research and thus generate direct benefits for economy and society. New findings flow directly into teaching to prepare our students for the tasks of the future.

 

News

2nd June 2020
Tutors Wanted!

We are looking for tutors for the course Management Science (Bachelor as well as Master level)

Your tasks as a tutor will be to correct the exercises and to support students to solve the exercises.
Please apply if you have already successfully completed the course.

If you are interested, please send your documents consisting of a cover letter, CV and actual transcript of records to office.cdt@wi.tum.de until 30.06.2020.

We are looking forward to your application!

 

1st June 2020
nEW MEMBER OF THE CENTER OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

We are happy to announce that the Center of Digital Transformation has a new team member! Prof. Dr. Jingui Xie has joined the group at 1st of June as a Professor of Business Analytics. He is a specialist in health care operations management and conducts research on resource planning in hospitals and the improvement of health care processes.

 

12th MAy 2020
Registration for exam review

Students have the opportunity of a post exam review on 09.06.2020. Please note, that a registration is required. In order to register, an e-mail should be sent to office.cdt@wi.tum.de with the following information:

  • Name of the Student
  • Student Identity Number
  • Exams to review

Registration is possible between 22.05.2020 and 29.05.2020.

After the registration each student gets an e-mail with a time slot where the exam can be viewed, because only a limited number of people is allowed to stay in one room simultaneously.

Due to Corona we expect all students to wear a mouth and nose mask.

17th April 2020
new Study by prof. david wuttke published in Journal of operations management

Digital transformation changes the way news spread: not only traditional media but social media often plays an important role which information will be shared globally. Will this also affect the way how people think and talk about supply chains? After all, supply chains used to be a topic of industry experts, rather than laymen over multiple decades. Will this form of digital transformation lead to more attention of supply chain glitches, such as delivery delays or product shortages? Together with Dr. Christoph Schmidt (ETH Zurich), Prof. George Ball (Indiana University), and H. Seb Heese (NCSU), Prof. David Wuttke (TUM Campus Heilbronn) recently published a study  in the Journal of Operations Management. In their study “Does social media elevate supply chain importance? An empirical examination of supply chain glitches, Twitter reactions, and stock market returns” they report empirical evidence pertaining to this effect. Further they demonstrate that the elevated importance of supply chain glitches leads to losses in firm value: if a glitch happens in a supply chain, people tend to talk more negatively about this firm on Twitter and tend to tweet more; this leads to a steeper loss on the stock market for firms. The authors argue, that social media requires even higher levels of pro-active supply chain risk management.

 

2nd April 2020
Paper of Jens Förderer selected for the Academy of Management (AOM) Best Paper ProceedingS

Jens Förderer’s paper “Is Status Detrimental to Distributed Innovation?” has been selected for the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. The paper is joint work with Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl, Business School, University of Mannheim. The AOM Annual Meeting is one of the most important and largest annual meetings for management researchers. The event is attended by more than 10,000 students, scholars, and industry representatives. This year’s meeting will take place from 7-11. August in Vancouver, BC. Of the more than 7,000 paper submissions, only less than 40% are accepted in a peer-review procedure for presentation at the conference, and only about 10% of the accepted papers are nominated for the Best Papers of the conference.

 

17th March 2020
Jens Förderer received Best Paper of the Year award

Jens Förderer has been awarded a prize by the Journal Information Systems Research (ISR): For his study “Does Platform Owner’s Entry Crowd Out Innovation? Evidence from Google Photos”, published in June 2018, he received the Best Paper of the Year Award. This accolade is given to outstanding publications by the editorial staff of the leading journal for information systems.


17th March 2020

Sebastian Müller received the 7th SUERF/UniCredit Foundation Research Prize 2019

Sebastian Müller has received the 7th SUERF/UniCredit Foundation Research Prize 2019 for the article “Anomalies across the globe: Once public, no longer existent?”

Professors

Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar
Vice Dean TUM Campus Heilbronn

Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar

Prof. Dr. Gudrun P. Kiesmüller
Professor of Operations Management

Prof. Dr. Gudrun P. Kiesmüller

Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer
Professor of Innovation and Digitalization

Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Müller, CFA
Professor of Finance

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Müller

Prof. Dr. David Wuttke
Professor of Supply Chain Management

Prof. Dr. David Wuttke

Prof. Dr. Jingui Xie
Professor of Business Analytics

Email: jingui.xie@tum.de

Prof. Dr. Jingui Xie

Scientific Staff

Birgit Müller
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 809
Email: birgit.mueller.hn@tum.de

Research Interests:

Empirical Asset Pricing

International Stock Markets

Behavioral Finance

 

Working Papers:

The Remarkable Relevance of Characteristics for Momentum Profits. Available online here.

The Pricing of European Non-Performing Real Estate Loan Portfolios: Evidence on Stock Market Evaluation of Complex Asset Sales. Available online here.

Capital Share Risk in International Asset Pricing. Available online here.

 

Presentations:

VHB Annual Meeting, Frankfurt, Germany 2020

Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia 2018

New Zealand Finance Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand 2018

PhD Seminar, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen, Norway 2018

Paris Financial Management Conference, Paris, France 2018

 

Teaching Experience:

Digital Finance

Investment & Financial Management

Advanced Seminar in Finance & Accounting

 

Career:

Since 10/19 Research and teaching assistant at the Center for Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich

10/2016-09/2019 Research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Corporate Finance, German Graduate School of Management and Law

2011-2016 Various Internships & Working Student Positions, e.g.:

CBRE Global Investors Germany (Real Estate Investments, 4 months, Frankfurt am Main)

Palmira Capital Partners (Real Estate Investments, 3 months, Frankfurt am Main)

Engel & Völkers Commercial (Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, 1.5 years, Nürnberg)

 

Education:

Since 04/17 PhD Candidate at the Chair of Corporate Finance, Technical University of Darmstadt

01/2015-11/2016 Master of Science in Real Estate, EBS University of Business and Law

10/2011-09/2014 Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart

Tobias Kircher
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 811
Email: tobias.kircher@tum.de

Research Interests:

IT economics

The economic consequences of privacy

Platform governance

 

Teaching:

Empirical Research in Economics and Management (Bachelor)

Empirical Research in Economics and Management (Master)

 

Professional experience:

2012-2019: working student jobs, internships and trainee program – e. g. with Munich Re, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Bosch, Merck and Zeiss

 

International experience:

2018 Semester abroad at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, China

2016 Internship with Bosch in Charleston, SC, USA

2014/15 Semester abroad at the Fudan University in Shanghai, China

Languages: German, English, French, Chinese

 

Academic career and education:

Since October 2019 Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate at the professorship for Innovation & Digitalization, Center for Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich

2016-2018 Master of Science in Management, University of Mannheim

2012-2015 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich

Jana Ralfs
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 816
Email: jana.ralfs@tum.de

Research Interests:

Multi-echelon inventory management

Advance demand information

 

Working Paper:

Ralfs, J., Kiesmüller, G.P. “Inventory Management with Time-Based Shipment Consolidation in the Context of Industry 4.0”

 

Professional experience:

04/2018-06/2018 Tutor for “Produktion, Logisitk und Operations Research” at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

07/2017-09/2018 Student assistant at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

04/2017-06/2017 Tutor for “Produktion, Logisitk und Operations Research” at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

11/2015-09/2016 Internship, Daimler AG, Hamburg

 

Academic career and education:

since 04/2020 Research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Operations Management, Center for Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich

10/2018-03/2020 Research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

10/2016-09/2018 Master-Study in Engineering Economics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

10/2012-09/2016 Bachelor-Study in Engineering Economics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Florian Sachs
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 815
Email: florian.sachs@tum.de

Publications

Fochmann, M., Sachs, F., Sadrieh, A., & Weimann, J. (2018). The two sides of public debt: Intergenerational altruism and burden shifting. PloS one, 13(8), e0202963

Christens, S., Dannenberg, A., & Sachs, F. (2019). Identification of individuals and groups in a public goods experiment. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Kiesmüller, G.P., Sachs, F.E. (2019). Spare Parts or Buffer? How to Design a Transfer Line with Unreliable Machines. European Journal of Operational Research

 

Presentations

Spare Parts or Buffer? How to Design a Transfer Line with Unreliable Machines. 05/2018,
POMS 2018, Houston

Evaluation of Unreliable Flow Lines with Spare Parts Provisioning.06/2019, EURO 2019, Dublin

 

Career

since 06/2016 Laborator Manager at the Magdeburg Eperimental Laboratory of Economic Research, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

10/2015-12/2015 Internship, German Research Center for Artficial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern

01/2015-05/2016 Student assistant at the Magdeburg Experimental Laboratory of Economic Research, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

07/2013-06/2015 Student assistant at the Faculty of Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

07/2011-12/2014 Student assistant at the Chair in E-Business, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

 

Education

since 10/17 Research and teaching assistent at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

07/2015-07/2017 Master-Study in Business Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

10/2010-06/2015 Bachelor-Study in Business Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Cornelius Schulken
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 812
Email: cornelius.schulken@tum.de

Research Interests:

Digital Transformation in Smalland Medium-sizedEnterprises (SMEs)

Platform Economy

 

Teaching:

Summer Semester 2020: Advanced Seminar in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Digital Innovation

Summer Semester 2020: Advanced Topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Economics in Management of Platforms

Summer Semester 2020: Accompanying Seminar for Bachelor and Master Theses

 

Work Experience:

Since 01/2020: Research Assistant, Chair of Innovation and Digitalization, Center for Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management, TU Munich, Heilbronn, Germany

08/2016 –01/2017: Intern,KfW Entwicklungsbank (German Development Bank), Pretoria, South Africa

09/2014 –07/2015: Student Assistant,Strategic Partnerships, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany

 

Education:

09/2017-08/2019: MSc in International Business & Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

02/2016 –08/2016: Exchange Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland

01/2013 –08/2017: BA in Sociology, Politics & Economics, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Supporting Staff

Ayse Sandalci

Team Assistent
Center Administration
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 802
Room: L230
E-Mail: center-heilbronn.admin@tum.de

Postadresse:
Bildungscampus 9, 74076 Heilbronn

Selina Mögerle

Team Assistent
Human Resources & Infrastruktur
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 801
Room: L230
E-Mail: selina.moegerle@tum.de

Postadresse:
Bildungscampus 9, 74076 Heilbronn

New Publications

Schmidt, C.G., Wuttke, D.A., Ball, G.P, & Heese, H.S. 2020. Does Social Media Elevate Supply Chain Importance? An Empirical Examination of Supply Chain Glitches, Twitter Reactions, and Stock Market Returns. Journal of Operations Management. 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1002/joom.1087


Foerderer, J. 2020 (forthcoming). Interfirm Exchange and Innovation in Platform Ecosystems: Evidence from Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. Management Science.


Kiesmüller, G.P.; Sachs, F. 2020. Spare Parts or Buffer? How to Design a Transfer Line with Unreliable Machines. European Journal of Operational Research. Volume 284(1): 121-134.


Jacobs, H.; Müller, S. 2020. Anomalies across the globe: Once public, no longer existent?. Journal of Financial Economics, 135, 213-230.


Teaching

Master Thesis at CDT
Students being interested in writing their Master thesis in summer term 2020 at the Center of Digital Transformation are asked to apply not later than 15.03.2020. Further information can be found here
General information
The team of the center of digital transformation contributes to the offered study programs from the TUM School of Management at the TUM Campus Heilbronn. More information about the Bachelor in Management & Technology can be found here. and about the Master in Management here.

Contact

  • Center Administration
  • Phone Phone +49 7131 264 18 802
  • Room L230
  • E-Mail office.cdt@wi.tum.de
  • Postadresse:

    Bildungscampus 9, 74076 Heilbronn