Dr. K. Valerie Carl

Dr. rer. pol., M. Sc. Business Administration/Industrial Engineering


Room: 2.239
Telephone +49 (69) 798 34793


K. Valerie Carl studied Business Administration/Industrial Engineering specialising in Mechanical Engineering at TU Darmstadt. She completed her bachelor's degree in 2018 and her master's degree in 2020 with the title Master of Science. She wrote her master's theses on "The Reasonableness of Participating in a Digital Ecosystem from the Perspective of Entrepreneurs" and "Development of an Incentive System for the Evaluation of Usage-Dependent Payment Models in Mechanical Engineering". Parallel to her studies she worked for the chair of Prof. Dr. Oliver Hinz and supported the ENTOURAGE and the FORESIGHT project.

Since October 2020, K. Valerie Carl has been working as a research assistant at the Chair of Information Systems and Information Management of Prof. Dr. Oliver Hinz and was part of the CDR-CAT research project (CDR-CAT (uni-frankfurt.de)). In 2023 she completed her doctorate with the thesis "The Bright and Dark Side of Digitalization - How to Seize the Chances While Adequately Addressing the Risks".

Since November 2023, K. Valerie Carl has been leading the COMET research project in the SmartLivingNEXT research program (SmartLivingNEXT – Forschung für ein Smart-Living-Ökosystem.). The project deals with the participation and empowerment of consumers in Smart Living ecosystems and the responsible provision of real user data in these ecosystems.


Core Areas
  • Corporate Digital Responsibility
  • Digital Ecosystems
  • Human-AI Augmentation
  • AI-based Digital Assistants
  • User Preferences for Innovative Technologies
  • Internet of Things

Brîncoveanu, Constantin / Carl, K. Valerie / Binz, Simon / Weiher, Moritz-Andre / Thomas, Oliver / Hinz, Oliver (2024): "Artificial Intelligence-Based Assistance Systems for Environmental Sustainability in Smart Homes. A Systematic Literature Review on Requirements and Future Directions", INFORMATIK 2024, Wiesbaden, Germany.

Carl, K. Valerie / Hauer, Marc / Arnold, Thomas (2024): "Are We Still on Track with Our Responsibility Strategy? Introducing an Internal Assessment of Corporate Digital Responsibility Engagement", INFORMATIK 2024, Wiesbaden, Germany.

Carl, K. Valerie / Hinz, Oliver (2024): "What We Already Know About Corporate Digital Responsibility in IS Research: A Review and Conceptualization of Potential CDR Activities", Electronic Markets, forthcoming. doi.org/10.1007/s12525-024-00708-0 [Download]

Mihale-Wilson, Cristina / Carl, K. Valerie (2024): "Designing Incentive Systems for Participation in Digital Ecosystems: An Integrated Framework", Electronic Markets, forthcoming. doi.org/10.1007/s12525-024-00703-5 [Download]

Carl, K. Valerie (2023): "Data Privacy and Security in the Context of CDR: A Scoping Review", INFORMATIK 2023, Berlin, Germany. doi.org/10.18420/inf2023_64 [Download]

Carl, K. Valerie / Kubach, Michael / Mihale-Wilson, Cristina (2023): "The Motivation of Companies to Implement Corporate Digital Responsibility Activities Voluntarily: An Empirical Assessment", WI2023, Paderborn, Germany. [Download]

Carl, K. Valerie / Mihale-Wilson, Cristina / Zibuschka, Jan / Hinz, Oliver (2023): "A Consumer Perspective on Corporate Digital Responsibility—An Empirical Evaluation of Consumer Preferences", Journal of Business Economics (JBEC), forthcoming. doi.org/10.1007/s11573-023-01142-y [Download]

Weber, Patrick / Carl, K. Valerie / Hinz, Oliver (2024): "Applications of Explainable Artificial Intelligence in Finance – A Systematic Review of Finance, Information Systems, and Computer Science Literature", Management Review Quarterly (MRQ), 74, 867-907. doi.org/10.1007/s11301-023-00320-0 [Download]

Abdel-Karim, Benjamin M. / Pfeuffer, Nicolas / Carl, K. Valerie / Hinz, Oliver (2023): "How AI-Based Systems Can Induce Reflections: The Case of AI-Augmented Diagnostic Work", Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), 47(4), 1395-1424. doi.org/10.25300/MISQ/2022/16773

Carl, K. Valerie (2022): "The status-quo of companies' data privacy and security communication: An ethical evaluation and future paths", INFORMATIK 2022, Hamburg, Germany. doi.org/10.18420/inf2022_18 [Download]

Carl, K. Valerie / Zilcher, Timothy Markus Christian / Hinz, Oliver (2022): "Corporate Digital Responsibility and the current Corporate Social Responsibility standard: An analysis of applicability", Open Identity Summit 2022 (OID2022), Copenhagen, Denmark. doi.org/10.18420/OID2022_06 [Download]

Mihale-Wilson, Cristina / Carl, K. Valerie (2022): "Drivers of Adoption of Contact Tracing Mobile Applications", European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2022, Timisoara, Romania. [Download]

Carl, K. Valerie (2021): "Corporate Digital Responsibility: Evaluating Privacy and Data Security Activities on Company-level", INFORMATIK 2021, Berlin, Germany. doi.org/10.18420/informatik2021-065 [Download]

Mihale-Wilson, Cristina / Zibuschka, Jan / Carl, Valerie / Hinz, Oliver (2021): "Corporate Digital Responsibility – Extended Conceptualization and a Guide to Implementation", European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2021, Marrakech, Morocco. [Download]

Carl, K. Valerie / Mihale-Wilson, Cristina (2020): " Consumer Privacy Concerns and Preferences for Certification and Accreditation of Intelligent Assistants in the Internet of Things", Open Identity Summit 2020 (OID2020), Copenhagen, Denmark. doi.org/10.18420/ois2020_13 [Download]

Keller, Katharina / Carl, Kim Valerie / Jöntgen, Hendrik / Abdel-Karim, Benjamin M. / Mühlhäuser, Max / Hinz, Oliver (2019): "K.I.T.T., where are you?" - Why Smart Assistance Systems in Cars enrich People's Lives", International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance (UPA 2019 at UbiComp 2019) (Best Paper Award). doi.org/10.1145/3341162.3350844