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Dr. Ferdinand Thies

Assistant Professor
Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology
Current Activity
Ferdinand Thies is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. His research interests include software platforms, crowdfunding, and entrepreneurship. His work has been published in international journals such as Journal of Small Business Management, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Management Information Systems and Decision Support Systems as well as conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems and European Conference on Information Systems.
Education
since 2017

Promotion summa cum laude,
Technische Universität Darmstadt

2009 — 2012

M.Sc. BWL
LMU München

2005 — 2009

B.Sc. BWL
LMU München

Career
since 2017

Assistenzprofessor, Universität Liechtenstein

2013 — 2017

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter,
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Awards
since 2015

Best Paper Award: European Conference on Information Systems

since 2014

Best Paper Award Runner-Up: International Conference on Information Systems

Memberships
since 2017

Academy of Management

since 2014

Association for Information Systems

Portrait
  • Niemand, T., Kraus, S., Angerer, M., Thies,F., & Mas-Tur, A. (2019). More is not always better—non-linear effects in crowdfunding. International Journal of Quality Innovation, 5(6), 1-10.

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  • Niemand, T., Angerer, M., Thies, F., Kraus, S., & Hebenstreit, R. (2018). Equity crowdfunding across borders: A conjoint experiment. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 24(4), 911-932. (ABDC_2016: B; ABS: 2; VHB_3: C)

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  • Thies, F., Wessel, M., & Benlian, A. (2018). Network effects on crowdfunding platforms: Exploring the implications of relaxing input control. Information Systems Journal (ISJ), 28(6), 1239-1262. (ABDC_2016: A*; ABS: 3; ISI: 3.862; ISI: 4.122; VHB_3: A)

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  • Angerer, M., Niemand, T., Thies, F., & Kraus, S. (2018). Risk-reducing options in crowdinvesting: An experimental study. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 28(3), 1-17. (ABDC_2016: C; VHB_3: C)

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  • Thies, F., Huber, A., Bock, C., Benlian, A., & Kraus, S. (2018). Following the Crowd — Does Crowdfunding Affect Venture Capitalists’ Selection of Entrepreneurial Ventures? Journal of Small Business Management. (ABDC_2016: A; ABS: 3; ISI: 4.342; ISI: 2.876; VHB_3: B)

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  • Wessel, M., Thies, F., & Benlian, A. (2017). Opening the floodgates - The implications of increasing platform openness in crowdfunding. Journal of Information Technology (JIT), 32(4), 344-360. (ABDC_2016: A*; ABS: 3; ISI: 8.245; ISI: 6.953; VHB_3: A)

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  • Thies, F., Wessel, M., & Benlian, A. (2016). Effects of Social Interaction Dynamics on Platforms. Journal of Management Information Systems, 33(3), 843-873. (ABDC_2016: A*; ABS: 4; FT 50: 25; FT 50: ; ISI: 3.91; ISI: 2.356; VHB_3: A)

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  • Wessel, M., Thies, F., & Benlian, A. (2016). The Emergence and Effects of Fake Social Information: Evidence from Crowdfunding. Decision Support Systems, 90. (ABDC_2016: A*; ABS: 3; ISI: 4.29; ISI: 3.222; VHB_3: B)

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  • Thies, F., Huber, A., Bock, C., & Benlian, A. (2017). Do Venture Capitalists Follow the Crowd? – the Relevance of Crowdfunding Campaigns for Venture Capitalists' Investment Decision. Paper presented at the EURAM Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.

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  • Wessel, M., Thies, F., & Benlian, A. (2017). Competitive Positioning of Complementors on Digital Platforms: Evidence from the Sharing Economy. Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, Seoul, South Korea. (VHB_3: A)

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  • Thies, F., Wessel, M., Rudolph, J., & Benlian, A. (2016). Personality Matters: How Signaling Personality Traits Can Influence the Adoption and Diffusion of Crowdfunding Campaigns. Paper presented at the European Conference on Information Systems, Istanbul, Turkey. (VHB_3: B)

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  • Wessel, M., Thies, F., & Benlian, A. (2015). A Lie Never Lives to be Old: The Effects of Fake Social Information on Consumer Decision-Making in Crowdfunding. Paper presented at the European Conference on Information Systems, Münster, Germany. (VHB_3: B)

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  • Wessel, M., Thies, F., & Benlian, A. (2015). The Effects of Relinquishing Control in Platform Ecosystems: Implications from a Policy Change on Kickstarter. Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. (VHB_3: A)

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  • Stadler, M., Thies, F., Wessel, M., & Benlian, A. (2015). Erfolg von Crowdfunding-Kampagnen frühzeitig erkennen: Erfolgspra?diktoren auf Kickstarter und Indiegogo. Paper presented at the Wirtschaftsinformatik, Osnabrück, Germany.

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  • Wessel, M., & Thies, F. (2015). The Effects of Personalization on Purchase Intentions for Online News: An Experimental Study of Different Personalization Increments. Paper presented at the European Conference on Information Systems, Münster, Germany. (VHB_3: B)

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  • Thies, F., & Wessel, M. (2014). The circular effects of popularity information and electronic word-of-mouth on consumer decision-making: Evidence from a crowdfunding platform. Paper presented at the European Conference on Information Systems, Tel Aviv, Israel. (VHB_3: B)

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  • Thies, F., Wessel, M., & Benlian, A. (2014). Understanding the Dynamic Interplay of Social Buzz and Contribution Behavior within and between Online Platforms – Evidence from Crowdfunding. Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand. (VHB_3: A)

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  • Erk Peter Piening, Ferdinand Thies , Michael Wessel , & Alexander Benlian. (2019). Learning to Raise Money – How and When Entrepreneurs Learn from Failed Crowdfunding Campaigns. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston.

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  • Thies, F., Bock, C., Huber, A., Kraus, S., & Benlian, A. (2018). Do venture capitalists follow the crowd? - The relevance of crowdfunding campaigns for venture capitalists' syndication behavior. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA.

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  • Thies, F. (2017). Dynamics in Platform Ecosystems. Unpublished Dissertation, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt.

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