Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister

Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister

Address Pfannkuchstraße 1
34121 Kassel
Room Raum 1270, 1. Etage, ITeG
Telephone +49 561 804-6064
Telefax +49 561 804-6067
Office Hours:

Mi, 13:00-14:00 und nach Vereinbarung (nur nach vorheriger Anmeldung im Sekretariat)

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Curriculum Vitae


  • 2008: Habilitation, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • 2004: Doctoral Degree (Dr. oec.), University of Hohenheim
  • 2000: Diplom-Ökonom (Dipl. oec.) (German Master's equivalent degree), University of Hohenheim

Work experience

  • Since 2014: Full Professor and Director, University of St. Gallen, Institute of Information Management (part time)
  • Since 2008: Full Professor (W3) and Director, University of Kassel (Information Systems and Research Center for Information Systems Design (ITeG)) (since 2012: part time)
  • 2004 - 2008: Scientific Assistant (C1), Technical University of Munich, Information Systems
  • 2001 - 2004: Research Associate at University of Hohenheim

Furthermore since 1998 freelance work experience in the realms application development, IT & strategy, IT innovation, project management, change management, product and service development. Several years of experience as member of several supervisory and advisory boards.

Research areas

  • Digital Business
  • Digital Transformation
  • Service Engineering and Service Management
  • Digital Work (with a focus on crowdsourcing)
  • Collaboration Engineering und IT Innovation Management

Roles in the Information Systems Community (excerpt)

  • Program Chair at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2019 in Munich (most important international Information Systems (IS) conference)
  • Chairman of the Scientific Committee for Information Systems (Wissenschaftliche Kommission für Wirtschaftsinformatik) of the German Academic Association for Business Re-search (Verband der Hochsschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V./VHB) (since 2017)
  • Co-Conference Chair Conference “Wirtschaftsinformatik/WI” at University of St.Gallen / Switzerland (2017) (Largest conference of the German speaking IS community)
  • Program Chair European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2014 in Tel Aviv (Israel) (largest conference of the European IS community)
  • Track Chair at ICIS 2013, WI 2013 and MKWI 2012/2014; Associate Editor at ICIS 2012/2014/2016, ECIS 2012/2013, and much more.

Journal-Funktionen (Auszug)

  • Associate editor of the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS)
  • Senior editor of the Journal of Information Technology (JIT)
  • Editorial board member of the Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS)
  • Member of the department editorial board and section editor of the Journal Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE)
  • Reviewer for several further high-ranking journals including ISR, MISQ, JSIS, and more

Research Stays (excerpt)

  • From 03/2019-06/2019: Visiting Research Professor in Singapore, among others National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Summer 2012: Visiting Research Professor at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
  • Spring 2012: Visiting Research Professor at University of Queensland in Brisbane (Australia)
  • Fall & winter 2007: Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University and Rutgers University (USA)
  • Summer & fall 2006: Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley (USA)
  • Spring 2004: Visiting Researcher at University of Maryland, Information Systems Department, Baltimore County (USA)

 Awards & Recognition (Excerpt)

  • Place 4 out of 2,824 business researchers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland based on research output in 2014-2018 in the ranking of the magazine “Wirtschaftswoche” (2019)
  • Among the top 25 IS researchers worldwide based on the published articles from 2015-2017 in the eight leading IS journals according to a research scholar ranking from the AIS
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS) Award for Innovation in Teaching (2016)
  • Citations of Excellence Award of the Emerald Publishing Group (2013)
  • Best Video Award of the Society for Informatics (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.) (GI) (2011)
  • TUM Research Excellence Award for Innovation and Leadership (2010)
  • 3. Price for excellence in teaching of the Hesse Ministry of Science and Art (2009)
  • Best paper award at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) (2006)
  • Wolfgang Heilmann-Price of the Integrata-Foundation (2005)


An overview of ongoing and completed projects at University of Kassel can be found here.

Selected publications (A-Journals)

  • Söllner, M.; Bitzer, P.; Janson, A. & Leimeister, J. M. (2018): Process is king: Evaluating the performance of technology-mediated learning in vocational software training. In: Journal of Information Technology (JIT), 3, Vol. 33, pp. 233-253
  • Bretschneider, U. & Leimeister, J. M. (2017): Not Just An Ego Trip: Exploring Backers' Motivation for Funding in Incentive-Based Crowdfunding. In: Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS)
  • Schlagwein, D.; Conboy, K.; Feller, J.; Leimeister, J. M. & Morgan, L. (2017):‘‘Openness’’ with and without Information Technology: a framework and a brief history. In: Journal of Information Technology (JIT), 4, Vol.32, pp. 297-305
  • Blohm, I.; Riedl, C.; Füller, J. & Leimeister, J. M. (2016): Rate or Trade? Identifying Win-ning Ideas in Open Idea Sourcing. In: Information Systems Research (ISR), 1, Vol. 27, pp. 27-48
  • Ebel, P.; Bretschneider, U. & Leimeister, J. M. (2016): Leveraging Virtual Business Model Innovation: A Framework for Designing New Business Model Development Tools. In: Information Systems Journal (ISJ)
  • Söllner, M.; Hoffmann, A. & Leimeister, J. M. (2016): Why Different Trust Relationships Matter for Information Systems Users. In: European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS),  3, Vol. 25, pp. 274-287
  • Peters, C.; Blohm, I. & Leimeister, J. M. (2015): Anatomy of Successful Business Models for Complex Services: Insights from the Telemedicine Field. In: Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), 3, Vol. 32, pp. 75-104
  • Bittner, E. A. C. & Leimeister, J. M. (2014): Creating Shared Understanding in heterogeneous work groups - Why it matters and how to achieve it. In: Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), 1, Vol. 31, pp. 111-143
  • Klendauer, R.; Berkovich, M.; Gelvin, R.; Leimeister, J. M. & Krcmar, H. (2012): Towards a competency model for requirements analysts. In: Information Systems Journal (ISJ), 6, Vol. 22, pp. 475-503
  • Leimeister, J. M.; Huber, M.; Bretschneider, U. & Krcmar, H. (2009): Leveraging Crowdsourcing: Activation-Supporting components for IT-based ideas competition. In: Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), 1, Vol. 26, pp. 197-224

You can find a publication overview here.