Trust in Digital Services

Prof. Dr.

Timm-Christopher Teubner

+49 30 314-26005

Organization name Trust in Digital Services
Office E-N 17
Building Elektrotechnik Neubau (E-N)
Room E-N 173
Address Einsteinufer 17
10587 Berlin
Office hoursby appointment


Dr. Timm Teubner is a professor of Trust in Digital Services in the Faculty of Economics and Management at TU Berlin. He is a member of the Institute of Technology and Management, the Einstein Center Digital Future, and a fellow of the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies.

The main focus of his work is the analysis and the design of digital platform ecosystems. He approaches this subject from a socio-technical perspective on information systems. This includes the investigation of user behavior and psychology, technical, legal, as well as strategic aspects.

Professor Teubner’s research is primarily based on quantitative approaches, including laboratory and field experiments, structured surveys, network analysis, as well as analysis of secondary data using statistical and data mining methods.

In his teaching, Professor Teubner deals with the economics networks and platforms. In these areas he offers lectures, seminars, and the supervision of individual research projects and dissertations for Bachelor, Master, and PhD students.

Before his appointment at TU Berlin, Timm Teubner studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT). After completing his studies, he earned his doctoral degree at the Faculty of Economics with distinction on Social Preferences under Risk. At KIT, he did research and taught at the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM) and headed the Karlsruhe School of Services (KSOS). He received several awards for his achievements in teaching.

Professor Teubner is a regular member of the program committee of the most important German and international conferences in Information Systems. He regularly reviews articles for prestigious journals, including the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS), Information Systems Journal (ISJ), Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), and Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN). Professor Teubner is a member of professional associations and commissions, including of the Association of University Lecturers in Business Administration (VHB).

Research Interests

  • Trust and Reputation within digital platform ecosystems
  • Platform-mediated human-computer interaction
  • Platform- and crowd-based business models
  • Trust in Artificial Intelligence
  • Strategy in the digital age (digital transformation, open innovation, network effects, data analytics, data-based business models, collective intelligence)

Scientific Career

since 03/2022Associate Director at Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI)
since 10/2021Liaison professor of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes at TU Berlin
2019-2021Member of the expert commission (Dritter Gleichstellungsbericht der Bundesregierung)
since 2020Reviewing Grant Applications for the European Research Council (ERC)
since 2020Reviewing Grant Applications for Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
since 2019Reviewing Grant Applications for the Swiss National Science Foundation (
since 2019Member of the Research Ethics Board (Faculty VII, TU Berlin)
2019-2021Deputy member of the review board Wirtschaftsinformatik/ Information Systems Management (PA-WI/ISM)
since 2019Chairperson of PhD defense committees
since 2018Fellow of the Berlin Center for Consumer Policies
since 2018Professor an der TU Berlin, Einstein Center Digital Future
2014-2018Head of Research Group Electronic Markets & User Behavior (IISM, KIT)
2017Deputy Professorship in Marketing (KIT)
2014-2018Head of Karlsruhe School of Services (KIT)
2013Dissertation Dr. rer. pol. (summa cum laude) "Social Preferences under Risk"
2007-2008University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Game Theory, Behavioral Econonmics, Numerical Analysis)
2007-2010Fellow Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V. (since 2012: Interviewing applicants)
2004-2010Industrial Engineering (Diploma) at KIT (with distinction)

Editorial Activity

ECIS 2023Associate Editor (Social Media)
WI 2023Associate Editor (Digital Markets, Platforms, and Data Spaces)
WI 2023Associate Editor (Distributed Trust, Security & Privacy)
ICIS 2022Associate Editor (Online Review and Recommendations)
WI 2022Track Chair (ICT and Responsible Consumption; with Sven Overhage and Stefan Smolnik)
since 2020Associate Editor for Electronic Commerce Research and Applications
since 2019Associate Editor for Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE)
ECIS 2022Associate Editor (Design Research and Methods in IS)
ICIS 2021Associate Editor (Future of Work)
WI 2021Associate Editor (Future of Digital Markets and Platforms)
ECIS 2021Associate Editor (Design Research and Methods in IS)
PACIS 2021Associate Editor (Blockchain and Fintech)
ICIS 2020Associate Editor (User Engagement, User Behaviors, and Consequences)
WI 2020Track Chair (Platforms & the Sharing Economy; with Manuel Trenz and Marc T. P. Adam)
ECIS 2020Associate Editor (Design Research in IS)
ACIS 2019Member of the Program Committee (Human-Centered Design)
WI 2019Associate Editor (Digital Work – Social, mobile, smart)
ECIS 2019Associate Editor (Design Research in Human-Computer Interaction)
ECIS 2018Associate Editor (Social Media)
GDN 2015Associate Editor (Sharing Economy)

Ad-hoc-Reviewing for Journals

Journal of Strategic Information Systems
Information Systems Journal
Journal of Information Technology
Journal of the Association of Information Systems
Management Science
Business & Information Systems Engineering
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Behaviour & Information Technology
Information & Management
Electronic Markets
Internet Research
International Journal of Electronic Commerce
Information Systems Management
Journal of Business Research
Review of Managerial Science
Annals of Tourism Research
Information Systems and e-Business Management
Service Science
Psychology & Marketing
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications
International Journal of Electronic Business
Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services
Journal of Decision Systems
Technological Forecasting & Social Change
Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Information Technology and People
Social Behavior and Personality
Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry
Information Technology for Development
International Journal of Production Economics
International Journal of Information Management&nbsp
International Journal of Hospitality Management
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Computers & Security
Sustainable Production and Consumption
Journal of Cleaner and Responsible Consumption
Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research
Journal of Business Ethics
Group Decision and Negotiation
Journal of Destination Marketing & Management
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Telematics and Informatics
Journal of Systems and Information Technology
Technology in Society
Journal of Marketing Communications
Australasian Journal of Information Systems
Frontiers in Psychology
Resources, Conservation & Recycling
International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science
Applied Soft Computing
Experimental Brain Research
Future Internet

Reviewing for Conferences

  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)

  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 

  • Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

  • Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST)

  • Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI)

  • ETHICOMP (Ethical Computer Science)