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.
Center of Digital Transformation
How companies are changing
the way they operate
2nd June 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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?”
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 809
Empirical Asset Pricing
International Stock Markets
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.
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
Investment & Financial Management
Advanced Seminar in Finance & Accounting
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)
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
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 811
The economic consequences of privacy
Empirical Research in Economics and Management (Bachelor)
Empirical Research in Economics and Management (Master)
2012-2019: working student jobs, internships and trainee program – e. g. with Munich Re, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Bosch, Merck and Zeiss
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
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 816
Multi-echelon inventory management
Advance demand information
Ralfs, J., Kiesmüller, G.P. “Inventory Management with Time-Based Shipment Consolidation in the Context of Industry 4.0”
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
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 815
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
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
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
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
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 812
Digital Transformation in Smalland Medium-sizedEnterprises (SMEs)
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
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
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
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.