mwdigi

Department of Digitalization

Michael
Wessel
Associate professor
,
PhD


Room: HOW/60-3.13
Mobile:
+45 41852555
E-mail: mw.digi@cbs.dk
Michael Wessel
Presentation

Michael Wessel is an Associate Professor at the Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. His research resides at the intersection of information systems, digital entrepreneurship, and digital innovation and is driven by a fascination for paradigm-shifting phenomena caused by the digital transformation that challenge long-standing institutional structures. Methodologically, he prefers to work empirically and blends traditional experimental and quantitative research methods with computational approaches such as machine learning and text mining. Michael's work has been published in international journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Information Systems Journal, Decision Support Systems, and Electronic Markets.

Primary research areas
  • Digital Platform Economy
  • Digital Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Technology and Human Behavior
Administrative tasks
  • Master’s Thesis Coordinator
Social media
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/mwdigi
Courses
  • Digital Technologies and Data-Driven Business
  • Business Models and Value Chains in the Digital Economy
  • Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Transformation Management
Supervision

Master's thesis supervision on topics related to my primary research areas.

Other teaching activities


 

Selected publications

Wessel, M., Thies, F., and Benlian, A. (2022). The Role of Prototype Fidelity in Technology Crowdfunding. Journal of Business Venturing, 37(4), 106220.

Wessel, M., Gleasure, R., and Kauffman, R. J. (2021). Sustainability of Rewards-Based Crowdfunding: A Quasi-Experimental Analysis of Funding Targets and Backer Satisfaction. Journal of Management Information Systems, 38(3), 612-646.

Piening, E. P., Thies, F., Wessel, M., and Benlian, A. (2021). Searching for Success—Entrepreneurs’ Responses to Crowdfunding Failure. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 45(3), 626-657.

Adam, M., Wessel, M., and Benlian, A. (2021). AI-based Chatbots in Customer Service and their Effects on User Compliance. Electronic Markets, 31(2), 427-445.

Wessel, M., Adam, M., and Benlian, A. (2019). The Impact of Sold-out Early Birds on Option Selection in Reward-based Crowdfunding. Decision Support Systems, 117, 48-61.

Thies, F., Wessel, M., and Benlian, A. (2018). Network Effects on Crowdfunding Platforms: Exploring the Implications of Relaxing Input Control. Information Systems Journal, (28:6), 1239-1262.

Wessel, M., Thies, F., and Benlian, A. (2017). Opening the Floodgates of Increasing Platform Openness in Crowdfunding. Journal of Information Technology, 32(4), 344-360.

Thies, F., Wessel, M., and Benlian, A. (2016). Effects of Social Interaction Dynamics on Platforms. Journal of Management Information Systems, 33(3), 843-873.

 

Publications sorted by:
2024
Michael Wessel; Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen; Philipp Hukal / Regulating Short-term Rental Platforms : The Effects of Local Regulatory Responses on Airbnb’s Operations in Europe .
In: Industrial and Corporate Change, 10.1.2024
Journal article > peer review
2023
Bastian Wurm; Michael Wessel; Monica Chiarini Tremblay; Michel Avital; Philipp Hukal; Iris Junglas / Digital Trace Data Research in Information Systems : Opportunities and Challenges.
In: Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2023 (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Dominik Reuter; Siddharth Vedula; Michael Wessel; Ferdinand Thies / So Sad! : Entrepreneurs’ Emotions Caused by Crowdfunding Campaign Failures.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2023, 1 p. (Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
2022
Ferdinand Thies; Sören Wallbach; Michael Wessel; Markus Besler; Alexander Benlian / Initial Coin Offerings and the Cryptocurrency Hype : The Moderating Role of Exogenous and Endogenous Signals.
In: Electronic Markets, Vol. 32, No. 3, 9.2022, p. 1691-1705
Journal article > peer review
Erk Peter Piening; Ferdinand Thies; Michael Wessel; Alexander Benlian / Rückschläge richtig wegstecken : Eine moderate Anpassung der Strategie erhöht die Erfolgsaussichten.
In: Zeitschrift Fuhrung und Organisation, No. 4, 7.2022, p. 232-236
Journal article > peer review
Michael Wessel; Ferdinand Thies; Alexander Benlian / The Role of Prototype Fidelity in Technology Crowdfunding
In: Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 37, No. 4, 7.2022
Journal article > peer review
2021
Martin Adam; Michael Wessel; Alexander Benlian / AI-based Chatbots in Customer Service and their Effects on User Compliance
In: Electronic Markets, Vol. 31, No. 2, 6.2021, p. 427-445
Journal article > peer review
Michael Wessel; Rob Gleasure; Robert J. Kauffman / Creators and Backers in Rewards-based Crowdfunding : Will Incentive Misalignment Affect Kickstarter’s Sustainability?.
In: Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System SciencesHonolulu : Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2021, p. 6543-6552 (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Erk Peter Piening; Ferdinand Thies; Michael Wessel; Alexander Benlian / Searching for Success : Entrepreneurs’ Responses to Crowdfunding Failure.
In: Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Vol. 45, No. 3, 5.2021, p. 626-657
Journal article > peer review
Michael Wessel; Rob Gleasure; Robert J. Kauffman / Sustainability of Rewards-based Crowdfunding : Quasi-experimental Analysis of Funding Targets and Backer Satisfaction.
In: Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2021, p. 612-646
Journal article > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities

2018-2022:

  • Strit, www.strit.de: Consulting clients in the area of digitalization and developing software (own company)

2023: 

  • Professor of Business Information Systems, esp. ECommerce and Digital Business at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany