Who I am

I am Dr. Hannes Rothe, a postdoctoral researcher at Freie Universität Berlin.
My research interest lies on the brinch between current (web) technologies and service innovation. Currently, I focus on understanding value co-creation within IT-enabled service development.

How does IT enable value co-creation?

How does IT helps us to understand value co-creation?

How does IT help us to change behaviors of value co-creation?

Research Projects

Entrepreneurship Education at Entrepreneurial Network University

We develop a component-driven entrepreneurship education at Freie Universität Berlin and Charité Universitätsmedizin. It is my role to coordinate this project part

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Freie Universität Berlin and Charité Universitätsmedizin initiated the Entrepreneurial Network University to foster entrepreneurial thinking in research and teaching. We were funded by European and German government as part of the EXIST Gründeruniversität. Entrepreneurship education is the biggest part of the project ENU. It was created and led by the chairs of Prof. Gersch and Prof. Tolksdorf. Together, we shaped our pertaining proposal in 2012 and got funded from 2013 to 2018. It has been my task to coordinate this project on behalf of both professors, which included designing courses, content, quality measurement, as well as acquiring, and retaining relationships to lead users on both campuses.

Entrepreneurship Lehr- und Austauschplattform (ELAP)

We created a platform to exchange and design new courses and content for entrepreneurship education.

Data bases for (IT-)Entrepreneurship research

I collected a few data sets for entrepreneurship research for my colleagues and myself. One of which is a database of founders and investors from the Berlin startup scene (Gründerszene).

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Gründerszene lists startups, founders and investors publicly on the web. They allow using this data set for research and teaching purposes. (Thank you!) You'll find the code I used to collect the data on Github.

Business Administration for Veterinary Medicine

We created and implemented a blended learning scenario in entrepreneurship education for students in veterinary medicine.

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Founded by Keldat on behalf of the Volkswagen Stiftung we created new learning material as well as a course setting under the name of "BWL für Veterinärmediziner". This helped us, not only to introduce our target group into specifics on business administration. Furthermore, we investigated autonomy of students in blended learning scenarios.


During my time at Freie Universität Berlin I held a variety of courses.


Service Engineering (Master)

#service #serviceSystems #sdl #serviceInnovation

IT Entrepreneurship (Master)

#entrepreneurship #leanstartup #mvp

DRS Pro Transfer (PhD)

#researchToMarket #prototyping #businessmodel

Research Seminar Information Management (PhD)

#informationSystems #wirtschaftsinformatik

Information Management (Bachelor)

#information #management #strategy #dataScience

Business Models in the Net Economy (Bachelor)

#internationalCourse #socialNetwork #businessmodel

Teaching and Learning Material

The Lean Startup

What is a Business Model?

How to make a business plan (German)

Bullwhip Effect

Systematic Literature Review (German)

Design Science Research (German)

Further Engagement


On behalf of the Our Baku e.V. we developed ourbaku.com, the biggest knowledge base about the history of Baku (Azerbaijan).

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We started the platform back in 2008 as a family project. Meanwhile we collaborate with several people from all over the world to collect facts and figures about the history of this ancient city. Today, we have about 2.500 articles that are read by a thousand visitors of our site each day.

My Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

2017: Furstenau, D., Rothe, H., Sandner, M. (forthcoming), Shadow Systems, Risk, and Shifting Power Relations in Organizations, Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS).

2016: Weber, P., and Rothe. H. (2016) "Social Networking Services in E-Learning." International Journal on E-Learning 15.2: 259-279.

2016: Rothe, Hannes, Martin Gersch, and Robert Tolksdorf. (2016) "Mass Customization im Lernservice Engineering: Realisierung durch einen webbasierten Baukasten für die Gründungslehre.", Konferenzband zur Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) 2016. Nissen, V., Stelzer, D., Straßburger, S. und Fischer D. (Hrsg.), Universitätsverlag Ilmenau.

2016: Furstenau, D., Rothe, H., Sandner, M., Anapliotis, D. (2016), Shadow IT, Risk, and Shifting Power Relations in Organizations, Proceedings of the American Conference on Information Systems 2016 (AMCIS). Link

2016: Schön, S., Ebner, M., Horndasch, S., Rothe, H. (2016) Booksprints im Hochschulkontext: Drei erfolgreiche Beispiele für das gemeinsame Schreiben in kurzen Zeiträumen. Proceedings der 24. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft, GMW 2016.

2016: Rothe, H., Gersch M. (forthcoming): Uncovering Unexpected Actors in an Educational Service Ecosystem. 1. Wissenschaftliche Jahrestagung der WK DLM, Rostock.

2014: Rothe H, Sundermeier J, Gersch M (2014). Analyzing Interactivity in Asynchronous Video Discussions. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS): Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing and Developing Novel Learning Experiences. Springer International Publishing, Heraklion (Greece), pp 226–237. Online abrufbar

2014: Fürstenau, D., Rothe, H. (2014). Shadow IT Systems: Discerning the Good and the Evil. Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Science (ECIS2014), Tel Aviv (Israel) [Abstract PDF] (nominated for the Claudio Ciborra Award)

2014: Horn, A.-M., Rothe, H., Gersch, M. (2014). Which factors drive e-learning usage?. Proceedings of the International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2014). Valencia (Spain). Online abrufbar

2013: Ebner, M., Schön, S., Stocker, A., Rothe, H., Tsang, P. (2013). Discussing Public Voting in the Web as a Measure to Democratize Award Decisions. In: Tsang,P., Eustace K. Tsoi, R,  & Tse, S.(eds) Proceedings of Social Media 2013, S. 51-59, City University press, ISBN 978 988-19712-1-0

2012: Weber, P., & Rothe, H. (2012). Social Networking Services in E-Learning. E-LEARN 2012 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education (S 10). Montreal, Quebec, Kanada: Association for the advancement of computing in education (AACE). (awarded with an Outstanding Paper Award)


2016: Rothe, H. (2016). Educational Service Improvement Cycle : Ein Vorgehen Zur Analyse Von Nutzungsdaten Für Die Kontinuierliche Weiterentwicklung Webbasierter Lernservices, 305 Seiten. Available online under http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de/diss/receive/FUDISS_thesis_000000101048 

Book Chapters

2014: Rothe, H. und Noffke, M. (2014), Die (Selbst-) Organisation einer Online-Community beim offenen Buchsprint L3T 2.0, In: Ebner, M., Frey, J., Hübner, A., Noffke, M., Rothe, H., Schön, S. (2014) Wie man ein offenes Lehrbuch in sieben Tagen mit mehr als 200 Mitmacher/innen neu auflegt, Salzburg Research (978-3-7322-9132-8), Norderstedt, S. 55 - 62. Online abrufbar unter: http://de.scribd.com/doc/200214019/Wie-man-ein-offenes-Lehrbuch-in-sieben-Tagen-mit-mehr-als-200-Mitmacher-innen-neu-auflegt

2013: Fink, C., Gabriel, R., Gersch, M., Lehr, C., Rothe, H. & Weber, P. (2013), Lern-Service-Engineering - Eine ökonomische Perspektive auf technologiegestütztes Lernen. In M. Ebner & S. Schön (Eds.), L3T Lehrbuch für Lernen und Lehren mit Technologien - 2. Auflage (2013). Online abrufbar unter: http://l3t.eu/homepage/das-buch/ebook-2013/kapitel/o/id/136/name/lern-service-engineering

2013: Schön, S., Ebner, M., Rothe, H., Steinmann, R. und Wenger, F., (2013), Macht mit im Web! Anreizsysteme zur Unterstützung von Aktivitäten bei Community- und Content-Plattformen. In: Güntner, G. & Schaffert,S.Band 6 der Reihe „Social Media“, Salzburg: Salzburg Research. (ISBN 978-3-902448-38-5 ) Online abrufbar unter: http://de.slideshare.net/snml/macht-mit-im-web-anreizsysteme-zur-untersttzung-von-aktivitten-bei-community-und-contentplattformen

2012: Gersch, M., Lehr, C., & Rothe, H. (2012). Standardisierung und Flexibilisierung, “Fast Food” und “Slow Food.” Die Zukunft von Lern- und Lehrmaterialien: Entwicklungen, Initiativen, Vorhersagen (S 4). Martin Ebner und Sandra Schön.


2016: Nominated for the Best Paper Award at AMCIS 2016

2014: Nominated for the Claudio Ciborra Award at ECIS 2014 for a Conference Publication "Shadow IT Systems: Discerning the Good and the Evil."

2012: Outstanding Paper Award at E-LEARN 2012 for a Conference Publication “Social Networking Services in E-Learning”.


2017: BISE

2016: European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016), American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2016), 24. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft (GMW16)

2015: Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (2016), European MOOC Stakeholder Summit (EMOOCS 2016)

2014: European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2014), Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwickllung (ZFHE), International Journal for Innovation and Quality and in Learning (INNOQUAL)

2013: Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI 2014), European MOOC Stakeholder Summit (EMOOCS 2014)

2012: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2012), Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2013).

Get in touch with me

  • Address

    Department of Information Systems
    Freie Universität Berlin
    14195 Berlin
  • Phone

    +49 30 838 51985
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