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Prof. Dr. Johann Kranz

Prof. Dr. Johann Kranz

Director of the Professorship of Digital Services and Sustainability


Ludwigstrasse 28, VG
80539 München

Room: 210
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 1875
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 991875

Office hours:
on appointment

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 7/2016 Holder of the Professorship of Digital Services and Sustainability at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
  • 2012 - 6/2016 Junior professor for Management Information Systems and Methods at the Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • Doctorate (Dr. oec. publ.) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität 2011: Dissertation title: "Studies on Technology Adoption and Regulation of Smart Grids" (Summa cum laude). referent: Prof. Dr. Dres. H.c. Arnold Picot, co-referent: Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess
  • Master of Business Research: postgraduate research study at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (2009)
  • "Diplom" in Information Systems: University of Leipzig, Universidad de Deusto (Spain) (2007)
  • Visiting scholar at Columbia Business School (New York City, USA), Syracuse University (New York, USA), Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 30 publications in peer reviewed journals and conference papers (17 x VHB-Journal 3: A / B)
  • Acquisition and execution of several third-party funded research projects (e.g. DFG, BMBF, BMWi, Deutsche Telekom, Hamburgische Investitions- und Förderbank)

Research Interests

  • Internet Business und Internet Services
  • Digital Transformation and Innovation
  • Information Systems for Sustainability and Resource Efficiency (Green Information Systems)
  • Predictive Analytics and Big Data
  • Technology Acceptance and Diffusion

Prizes and Awards

  • Dissertation Prize Alcatel SEL Foundation for Communication Research (2011)
  • Dissertation Prize LMU Management Alumni (2011)


  • Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS)
  • Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS)
  • Information Systems Journal (ISJ)
  • Information & Management
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Wirtschaftsinformatik / Business Information Systems Engineering (BISE)
  • Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung (zfbf)
  • Schmalenbach Business Review (SBR)
  • Environment & Behavior
  • Energy Policy
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
  • American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
  • Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS)
  • Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
  • Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI)
  • Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI)

Further Activities


  • Guest Editor, Electronic Markets: Special Issue „Smart Energy: Building Business Models, Best Practices, and Theories“
  • Editor: CESifo Book Series, Special Issue “The Economics of Infrastructure Provisioning”
  • Editor: "Broadband Networks, Smart Grids and Climate Change”. New York: Springer.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS): Special Issue “Information Systems Solutions for Environmental Sustainability”
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Management Information Systems: Special Issue “Transformative Value of Cloud Computing”


  • Associate Editor: Track: “Nutzerzentrierte Informationssysteme“, Wirtschaftsinformatik, St. Gallen, 2017
  • Associate Editor, Track: “Organizational Behavior and Information Systems”, ICIS 2016
  • Associate Editor, Track: “Sustainability and Societal Impacts of IS”, ICIS 2016
  • Programmkomitee: “Strategic IT-Management “, MKWI, Illmenau, 2016
  • Associate Editor, Track: “Sustainability and Societal Impacts of IS”, ICIS 2015
  • Programmkomitee: “Erasmus Energy Forum”, Rotterdam, 2015
  • Associate Editor, Track: “Green Information Systems”, ECIS 2015
  • Associate Editor, Track: “Cloud Computing Services”, ECIS 2015
  • Associate Editor, Track: “Environmental Impact of Information Systems”, MCIS 2014
  • Track Chair: „Green Information Systems“, HICSS 2014
  • Programmkomitee: „Adoption, Usage and Success of artefacts in Information Systems“, MKWI 2014
  • Track Chair: „Green-IS for Sustainability in Inter-Organizational Networks“, AMCIS 2013
  • Conference Chair: “The Economics of Infrastructure Provisioning”, CESifo Venice Summer School, Venice, 2013
  • Co-Organizer: Study „Intelligent Networks: Potentials and Challenges“ for the German IT-Summit, Essen, 2012

Involvement in Scientific Associations