Oliver Hinz (1974) studied at the TU Darmstadt Business Administration and Information Systems with main focus on Marketing, Software Engineering and Computer Graphics. After receiving his diploma (equiv. master degree) he worked several years for the Dresdner Bank as a consultant for business logic.
Oliver worked as a Research Assistant at the Chair of Electronic Commerce (2004-2007) and received his Ph.D. in October 2007. He has been awarded with the dissertation prize of the Alcatel-Lucent-Stiftung 2008, the Erich-Gutenberg-Prize 2008 and the science prize "Retailing 2009" of the EHI Retail Institute. He is also the winner of the honorable Schmalenbach prize for young researchers in 2008, the ECIS Ciborra Award, the Science Prize 2017 and the Sheth Foundation/Journal of Marketing Award 2018 for his Long-Term Impact on research in this area.
He supported the E-Finance Lab as Assistant Professor for E-Finance & Electronic Markets from 2008 to 2011 and joined the TU Darmstadt in April 2011 and headed the Chair of Information Systems | Electronic Markets. Oliver is Chair of Information Systems and Information Management at Goethe University since September 2017.
Oliver was visiting scholar at the University of Southern California, the University of Maryland, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at Microsoft Research New York and at the HEC Paris.
His research has been published in journals like Information Systems Research (ISR), Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of Marketing, Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Electronic Markets (EM), Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) and in a number of proceedings (e.g. ICIS, ECIS, PACIS).
According to the German business Journals "Handelsblatt" (2014) and "WirtschaftsWoche" (2019 and 2021) he belongs currently to the top researchers in the management disciplines in Germany.