Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Holder of the Professorship of Digital Services and Sustainability at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (since 2016)
  • Call to WU Vienna as "Full Professor of Data-Ecosystems for Environmental Accountability" declined (2023)
  • Junior Professor of Management Information Systems and Methods at the Georg-August-University Göttingen (2012 - 2016)
  • PhD (Dr. oec. publ.) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University 2011 supervised by Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Arnold Picot, dissertation awards from the Alcatel SEL Foundation for Communication Research and LMU Management Alumni
  • Visiting researcher among others at Columbia Business School (New York City), Copenhagen Business School, Syracuse University (New York), Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • More than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, editor of several textbooks. Please find a list of all publications here.
  • Acquisition and execution of third-party funded projects worth over 2.5 million euros (e.g., German Research Foundation, federal and state ministries, Bosch, Deutsche Telekom AG, Audi AG, MHP, Porsche AG, Messe München, Burda, Webasto, Adobe). An overview of current projects can be found here.
  • Scientific engagement: Program Chair of the 33rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2025; reviewer, co-editor and organizer of numerous special issues, conference tracks and workshops; former president of the AIS Special Interest Group "Green Information Systems" (2019-2021), co-organizer of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2019
  • University involvement: Founding member of the LMU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC), Executive board member of LMU Management Alumni e.V., co-leader of the exzellent mentoring program for early career researchers, member of the examination board of the M.Sc. program "Management & Digital Technologies"
  • Voluntary commitment: Executive board member of IBC e.V., member of the research committee and head of the "Digitalization & Sustainability" working group of the Münchner Kreis
  • Economic involvement and knowledge transfer as a business angel, speaker, advisory board member, consultant and supervisory board member in the fields of software, e-commerce, data-based business models and platforms (e.g. Industry 4.0, automotive, FinTech, energy & mobility, agriculture).

Research Interests

  • Digital innovation and transformation
    • Human-centered artificial intelligence
    • Data ecosystems & governance
    • Digital business models & platforms
    • Governance and strategy
    • Industrial Internet of Things (also known as Industry 4.0)
    • Agile methods and institutional change
    • Blockchain and token economy
    • Data privacy and competition in digital markets
  • Responsible and sustainable digitalization
    • Circular economy
    • Digital resilience
    • Sustainable business models & ecosystem
    • Digital responsibility of companies
    • Digital and social entrepreneurship
    • Sustainability reporting (ESG, CSRD)

Prizes and Awards

  • ICIS 2023 Best Track Paper Award
  • Best Paper in Green Information Systems 2022
  • ICIS 2021 Best Track Paper Award
    Dissertation award Alcatel SEL Foundation for Communication Research
  • Dissertation award LMU Management Alumni

Involvement in Scientific Associations and Organizations


Prof. Dr. Johann Kranz regularly holds (inter)national lectures and workshops on his research topics at renowned universities, conferences and at associations and companies such as Allianz, BMW, Bayer, Bitkom, Skoda and Miele. Further information and contact details can be found here: Disrupting Minds