Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation

How do new digital technologies create opportunities and how do founders and start-up teams use them to develop innovations and business models? Which innovation, growth and learning processes in the development of new digital products and services (e.g. digital platforms) contribute to success, so what makes digital start-ups and their business models finally successful? How can digital technologies support sustainable and circular business models? These and similar questions are addressed by the team of the chair in this subject area.

Selected Publications

  • Steininger, D. M. 2019. “Linking Information Systems and Entrepreneurship: A Review and Agenda for IT-Associated and Digital Entrepreneurship Research,” Information Systems Journal (29:2), pp. 363–407. (
  • Haag, S., Chase, C., Miczaika, G., Möslein, K., Steininger, D., Zarnekow, R., u. a. 2023. „How Can the BISE Community Promote Tech Startups?“, Business & Information Systems Engineering, Online First.
  • Steininger, D. M. 2022. „Interview with Frank Petry on “Digital Entrepreneurship: Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts”“, Business & Information Systems Engineering (64:1), pp. 111–114. (
  • Steininger, D. M., Kathryn Brohman, M., und Block, J. H. 2022. „Digital Entrepreneurship: What is New if Anything?“, Business & Information Systems Engineering (64:1), pp. 1–14. (
  • Block, J. H., Brohman, K., and Steininger, D. M. 2020. “Digital Entrepreneurship: Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts,” Business & Information Systems Engineering, pp. s12599-020-00651–2. (
  • Steininger, D. M., Wunderlich, P., and Pohl, F. 2013. “Exploring Competitive Advantage of Social Networking Sites: A Business Model Perspective,” in ECIS 2013 Proceedings, pp. 1–12. (
  • Steininger, D. M. 2016. Digital Entrepreneurship: Definitions, Business Models, and Network Externalities, Mannheim: Dissertation, University of Mannheim. (