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
  • Full Professor for Information Systems & Management and Director of the Institute for Digital Management and New Media (prev. Institute for Information Systems and New Media) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) since 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
  • Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities since 2017
  • Co-editor (and others) of the journals: Journal of Management Information Systems, Electronic Markets as well as MedienWirtschaft and MISQ Executive
  • Founder and member of the board of directors of BIDT, founder and member of the board of IBC e.V., member of the board of directors of Münchner Kreis
  • Consultant and member of a supervisory board with main focus on media management, ICT industry and information management

Research Focus

Selected Publications


Publications Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess