Research

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
  • Assistance Systems
  • Privacy and Trust
  • Information diffusion
  • Social Networks and Social Contagion
  • E-Finance
  • E-Commerce esp. recommendation systems
  • Online pricing esp. auctions and negotiations
  • Business Value of IT
  • Social Media
  • Economics of Security and Privacy
  • The Car and the Internet (Applications, Business Models, Adoption Behavior)
Selected Publications

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)

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