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Blockchain, Kryptowährungen & neue Geschäftsmodelle


Blockchains and the cryptocurrencies they enable are fascinating examples of how digital technologies may transform and disrupt societies and economies. Blockchain drives innovation in many industries and is likely to serve as a catalyst for new and exciting digital business models. Novel digital business models are not only enabled by blockchain, but also by other digital technologies and infrastructures, in particular the Internet and different forms of artificial intelligence (e.g., machine learning). Such business models have already transformed our economies, as is illustrated by some of world's most valuable companies. However, blockchain-based business models are still not well understood from a rigorous research perspective. Similarly, research on blockchain and cryptocurrencies is only in its infancy.

To address these gaps, this track calls for academic research on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and related business models. We invite innovative and relevant empirical (qualitative and quantitative) studies as well as design-oriented research and conceptual/theoretical papers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Generic strategies and core design principles in a blockchain economy
  • Blockchain in the context of decision-making and decision-making authority
  • Blockchain and trust, accountability
  • Digital forensics for blockchain
  • Incentive structures and incentive alignment in blockchain governance
  • Blockchain and institutional aspects
  • Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Security Token Offerings (STOs)
  • Blockchain privacy and security
  • Blockchain and its effects on transaction costs and source of sustainable competitive advantage
  • Cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and central bank digital currencies
  • Competitive dynamics of digital business models
  • Digital business model innovation
  • Blockchain and its impact on organizational functions
  • Risks and value of digital business models
  • Interplay between business model components and their configuration
  • Validation of digital business models
  • Conceptualization of metrics for digital business model evaluation
  • Sustainable digital business models
  • Artificial intelligence and digital business models


Track Chairs

Roman Beck

Roman Beck

IT University of Copenhagen

Roman Beck is Full Professor at IT University of Copenhagen and Head of the European Blockchain Center. As Blockchain economist, his research focuses on governance and value creation in decentralized systems. Roman has published over 30 journal and 80 peer-reviewed conference articles in outlets such as MISQ, JAIS, EJIS, JSIS, JIT, CAIS others. Roman is Head of the Danish ISO TC 307 Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology standardization group and Convenor of ISO TC 307 WG5 Blockchain Governance standardization. He is the appointed representative of Denmark at the European Blockchain Partnership Technical Steering Group at the European Commission.
Horst Treiblmaier

Horst Treiblmaier

Modul University Vienna

Horst Treiblmaier is a Professor and Head of the Department of International Management at MODUL University Austria. He received a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems in 2001 from the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria and has worked as a Visiting Professor at Purdue University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of British Columbia (UBC), and the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS). He has more than fifteen years of experience as a researcher and consultant and has worked on projects with Microsoft, Google, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Liste der Associate Editors
  • Rainer Alt, University of Leipzig
  • Christian Becker, University of Mannheim
  • Raffaele Ciriello, IT University of Copenhagen
  • Gilbert Fridgen, University of Bayreuth
  • Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Marten Risius, The University of Queensland
  • Ingo Weber, Technical University Berlin
  • Isabell Welpe, Technical University Munich