Department of Digitalization

Assistant professor


Philipp is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Digitalization. His research examines digitally-enabled innovation within and across organizations covering topics such as digital platforms, open source software development, and digital entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD in Information Systems and Management from Warwick Business School, as well as an MSc in Management, Information Systems, and Innovation from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this, Philipp has worked in analyst roles in the tech sector.

Primary research areas
• Digital Innovation
• Digital Platforms
• Open Source Software 
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• Strategy Making and Information Technology
• Foundations of Digital Ventures
• Thesis topics in the above research areas
• Computational and mixed methods  
Selected publications
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Frederik von Briel; Lisen Selander; Philipp Hukal; Julian Lehmann; Hannes Rothe; Daniel Fürstenau; Jan Recker; Sirkka Jarvenpaa; Youngjin Yoo; Paul Alpar; Bastian Wurm / Researching Digital Entrepreneurship : Current Issues and Suggestions for Future Directions.
In: Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 48, 4.2021, p. 284-304
Journal article > peer review
Abayomi Baiyere; Philipp Hukal / Digital Disruption : A Conceptual Clarification.
In: Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System SciencesHonolulu : Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2020, p. 5482-5491 (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Philipp Hukal; Ola Henfridsson / Digital Innovation – A Definition and Integrated Perspective
In: The Routledge Companion to Management Information Systems. ed. /Robert D. Galliers; Mari-Klara Stein. Abingdon : Routledge 2020
Book chapter > peer review
Lucas Göbeler; Daniel Schaar; Philipp Hukal / Initiating Ambidexterity through Digital Innovation Labs
In: Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS): A Virtual AIS Conference. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2020 (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Irfan Kanat; Philipp Hukal / Integration of Platform Features and Intra-Platform Competition : A Study in the Video Game Industry.
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Philipp Hukal; Ola Henfridsson; Maha Shaikh; Geoffrey Parker / Platform Signaling for Generating Platform Content
In: MIS Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 3, 9.2020, p. 1177-1205
Journal article > peer review
Philipp Hukal; Nicholas Berente; Matt Germonprez; Aaron Schecter / Bots Coordinating Work in Open Source Software Projects
In: Computer, Vol. 52, No. 9, 9.2019, p. 52-60
Journal article > peer review
Andrija S. Grustam; Hubertus J. M. Vrijhoef; Ron Koymans; Philipp Hukal; Johan L. Severens / Assessment of a Business-to-Consumer (B2C) Model for Telemonitoring Patients with Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)
In: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, Vol. 17, 11.10.2017
Journal article > peer review
Philipp Hukal / On The Role of Module Interdependencies in Platform Evolution
In: ICIS 2017 ProceedingsAtlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2017 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Philipp Hukal; Alexander Eck / Adapting New Capabilities or Enhancing Functionality? : Two Sequence Patterns of Capability Redeem in Platform Ecosystems.
In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Software Ecosystems. IWSECO 2016: Co-located with 10th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016). . ed. /Slinger Jansen; Carina Alves; Jan Bosch. Aachen : CEUR 2016
Article in proceedings > peer review
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