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Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess (Director)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess



Room 216
Ludwigstrasse 28 (Front Building)
80539 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 6391
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 13541

Office hours:
Tue 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm,
(please contact Hannelore Wimmer for an appointment)

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Born in 1967 in Darmstadt, Germany
  • "Diplom" in Information Systems from the Darmstadt University of Technology in 1992
  • Doctorate in Economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1995 including a research period at the Nanyang University of Singapore
  • Assistant to the Board of Bertelsmann in 1996 and 1997
  • Taskgroup-supervisor at the Institute for Information Systems at the University of Göttingen (1998-2001); interim professor at the University of Augsburg during the summer term 2001
  • Habilitation at the University of Göttingen in 2001
  • Appointment to a C4 professor and director of the Institute for Information Systems and New Media at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) - Munich School of Management (2001)
  • Rejected a proposal for a chair at the University of Mannheim (2004)
  • Visiting Professor at the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration (spring 2004)
  • Dean of the Munich School of Management at Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich (2008-2011), Chairman of the Business Information Systems Research Committee from 2011 to 2013
  • Co-editor (and others) of the journals: Wirtschaftsinformatik/Business & Information Systems Engineering,The International Journal on Media Management, Electronic Markets as well as  MedienWirtschaft and Zeitschrift für Controlling und Management
  • Coordinator of the Center for Internet Research and Media Integration (ZIM), member of the board of the CDTM (Center for Digital Technology and Management)  and co-director of IBC (Internet Business Cluster) .
  • Consultant and member of a supervisory board with main focus on media management, IT industry and information management

Research Interests

  • Digital Business Models and Digital Management Systems
  • Digitalization Processes and Methods
  • Management of IT, Internet, and Media Companies

Selected Publications

Publications Overview


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