The aim of our research is to solve practical problems with the tools of economics. For this, quantitative, analytical, simulative, experimental and design oriented methods are used.
Applied Machine Learning
Privacy and Trust
Social Networks and Social Contagion
E-Commerce esp. recommendation systems
Online pricing esp. auctions and negotiations
Business Value of IT
Economics of Security and Privacy
The Car and the Internet (Applications, Business Models, Adoption Behavior)
Weiler, Michael / Stolz, Simon / Lanz, Andreas / Schlereth, Christian / Hinz, Oliver (2021): "Social Capital Accumulation Through Social Media Networks: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment and Individual-Level Panel Data", Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), forthcoming.
Heimbach, Irina / Hinz, Oliver (2018): "The impact of sharing mechanism design on content sharing in online social networks", Information Systems Research, 29(3), 592-611.
Hinz, Oliver / Hill, Shawndra / Kim, Ju-Young (2016): "TV's Dirty Little Secret: The Negative Effect of Popular TV on Online Auction Sales", Management Information Systems Quarterly, 40 (3), 623-644.
Hinz, Oliver / Spann, Martin / Hann, Il-Horn (2015): "Can't buy me love... or can I? Social capital attainment through conspicuous consumption in virtual environments", Information Systems Research, 26 (4), 859-870.
Hinz, Oliver / Hann, Il-Horn / Spann, Martin (2011): "Price Discrimination in E-Commerce? An Examination of Dynamic Pricing in Name-Your-Own-Price Markets", Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), 35 (1), 81-98. [Download] (VHB Best Paper Award 2011, Finalist)