Prof. Dr. Christian Matt

Assistant Professor

Phone
+ 41 31 631 49 67
E-Mail
christian.matt@iwi.unibe.ch
Office
307
Postal Address
Institute of Information Systems (IWI)
Engehaldenstr. 8
CH-3012 Bern
Switzerland
Consultation Hour
Please get in touch with me via email for an appointment

CV

  • Since December 2016: Assistant Professor at the University of Bern
  • June 2013 - November 2016: Assistant Professor at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media
  • August 2009 - May 2013: Scientific/Teaching Assistant and Doctoral Candidate at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media

 

  • 2017: Habilitation on „Digitization in the Small: Configuration and Effects of Internet Services for Consumers", LMU Munich, Germany
  • 2013: Doctorate degree, dissertation on "A Consumer-Centric Approach to Determining the Value of Intermediaries in Electronic Markets", LMU Munich, Germany
  • 2011: Master of Business Research (MBR), postgraduate degree, LMU Munich, Germany
  • 2009: M.Sc. in Management/M.Sc. in International Business (European Master in Management), LMU Munich/EM Lyon/Aston Business School
  • 2007: M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • 2003-2007: Studies in Information Systems at TU Darmstadt, Germany

       

Research Exchanges

  • 2019: Research Fellow at the Weizenbaum-Institute for the Networked Society, Berlin
  • 2014-2019: EM Lyon Business School, Department of Economics, Finance and Business Administration
  • 2017: National University of Singapore, Department of Information Systems and Analytics
  • 2014: SMU School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University
  • 2011: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Operations and Information Management Department

 

Visiting Lecturer

  • 2018 TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • 2014-2018: EM Lyon Business School, France
  • 2017: Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), UK

 

Research Interests

  • Digital Transformation and Digital Value Creation
  • Design and Use of Personal Information Systems
  • Informational Privacy
  • E-Commerce and Recommender Systems

Journal articles

Becker, M.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (forthcoming): It’s Not Just About the Product: How Persuasive Communication Affects the Disclosure of Personal Health Information, The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems.

Matt, C.; Hess, T.; Weiß, C. (forthcoming): A Factual and Perceptional Framework for Assessing Diversity Effects of Online Recommendation Systems, Internet Research.

Matt, C.; Trenz, M.; Cheung, CMK.; Turel, O. (forthcoming): The Digitization of the Individual: Conceptual Foundations and Opportunities for Research, Electronic Markets.

Matt, C.; Becker, M.; Kolbeck, A.; Hess, T. (2019): Continuously Healthy, Continuously Used? – A Thematic Analysis of User Perceptions on Consumer Health Wearables, Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems (11:1), Article 5.

Berger, M.; Matt, C.; Gönsch, J.; Hess, T. (2019): Is the Time Ripe? How the Value of Waiting and Incentives Affect Users' Switching Behaviors for Smart Home Devices, Schmalenbach Business Review (71:1), pp. 91-123.

Matt, C. (2018): Fog Computing - Complementing Cloud Computing to Facilitate Industry 4.0, Business & Information Systems Engineering (60:4), pp. 351-355.

Heinze, J.; Matt, C. (2018): Reducing the Service Deficit in M-Commerce: How Service-Technology Fit Can Support Digital Sales of Complex Products, International Journal of Electronic Commerce (22:3), pp. 386-418.

Legner, C.; Eymann, T.; Hess, T.; Matt, C.; Böhmann, T.; Drews, P.; Mädche, A.; Urbach, N.; Ahlemann, F. (2017): Digitalization: Opportunity and Challenge for the Business and Information Systems Engineering Community, Business & Information Systems Engineering (59:4), pp. 301-308.

Matt, C.; Hörndlein, C.; Hess, T. (2017): Let the Crowd Be My Peers? How Researchers Assess the Prospects of Social Peer Review, Electronic Markets (27:2), pp. 111-124.

Clemons, E.K.; Wilson, J.; Matt, C.; Hess, T.; Ren, F.; Jin, F. (2016): Global Differences in Online Shopping Behavior: Understanding the Factors that Lead to Trust, Journal of Management Information Systems (33:4), pp. 1117-1148.

Bründl, S.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2016): Daten als Geschäft – Wertschöpfung im deutschen Datenmarkt, Wirtschaftsinformatik & Management (6/2016), pp. 78-83.

Hess, T.; Matt, C.; Benlian, A.; Wiesböck, F. (2016): Options for Formulating a Digital Transformation Strategy, MIS Quarterly Executive (15:2), pp. 103-119.

Köster, A.; Matt, C.; Torremante, T.; Hess, T.; Heinze, J. (2016): Vertrauensbildung durch soziale Empfehlungen: Zur Rolle von Empfehlungssystemen im M-Commerce, Informatik Spektrum (39:2), pp. 147-154.

Morlok, T.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2016): Führung und Privatheit in der digitalen Arbeitswelt - Chancen und Risiken einer erhöhten Transparenz, Datenschutz und Datensicherheit (40:5), pp. 310-314.

Köster, A.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2016): Carefully Choose your (Payment) Partner: How Payment Provider Reputation Influences M-commerce Transactions, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (15:1), pp. 26-37.

Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2016): Product Fit Uncertainty and Its Effects on Vendor Choice: An Experimental Study, Electronic Markets (26:1), pp. 83-93.

Berger, B.; Matt, C.; Steininger, D. M.; Hess, T. (2015): It Is Not Just About Competition with “Free”: Differences Between Content Formats in Consumer Preferences and Willingness to Pay, Journal of Management Information Systems (32:3), pp. 105-128.

Matt, C.; Hess, T.; Benlian, A. (2015): Digital Transformation Strategies, Business & Information Systems Engineering (57:5), pp. 339-343.

Hess, T.; Legner, C.; Esswein, W.; Maaß, W.; Matt, C.; Österle, H.; Schlieter, H.; Richter, P.; Zarnekow, R. (2014): Digital Life as a Topic of Business and Information Systems Engineering?, Business & Information Systems Engineering (6:4), pp. 247-253.

Hess, T.; Matt, C. (2012): Gatekeeper in der digitalen Medienwelt, MedienWirtschaft - Zeitschrift für Medienmanagement und Kommunikationsökonomie (9:3), pp. 48-51.

Matt, C. (2012): In-Memory-Technologien für Unternehmensanwendungen, Zeitschrift für Controlling und Management (56:4), pp. 229-230.

Hess, T.; Matt, C. (2011): Zur Rolle der Informationstechnologie in der Prozessgestaltung, Zeitschrift für Controlling und Management (55:2), pp. 11-13.

 

Conference proceedings

Weiler, S.; Marheinecke, H.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2019): Trapped in the Status Quo? Cognitive Misperceptions’ Effects on Users’ Resistance to Mandatory Usage, Proceedings of the 23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2019), Xi'an, China.

Becker, M.; Matt, C. (2019): The Impact of Persuasive Messages on the Disclosure of Personal Health Information, Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, USA.

Schöning, C.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2019): Personalised Nudging for more Data Disclosure? On the Adaption of Data Usage Policies Format to Cognitive Styles, Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, USA.

Weiler, S.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2019): Understanding User Uncertainty during the Implementation of Self-Service Business Intelligence: A Thematic Analysis, Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, USA.

Martin, N.; Matt, C. (2018): Unblackboxing the Effects of Privacy Regulation on Startup Innovation, Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisco, USA.

Köster, A.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2018): Das Smartphone als Steuerungseinheit im Smart Home: Determinanten der Nutzung am Beispiel von Smart-TVs, Proceedings der Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2018 (MKWI), Lüneburg.

Becker, M.; Matt, C.; Widjaja, T.; Hess, T. (2017): Understanding Privacy Risk Perceptions of Consumer Health Wearables – An Empirical Taxonomy, Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seoul, South Korea.

Morlok, T.; Schneider, K.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2017): Snap. Share. (Don't) Care? Ephemerality, Privacy Concerns, and the Use of Ephemeral Social Network Sites, Proceedings of the 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Boston, USA, nominiert für Best-Paper-Award.

Becker, M.; Kolbeck, A.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2017): Understanding the Continuous Use of Fitness Trackers: A Thematic Analysis, Proceedings of the 21st Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2017), Langkawi, Malaysia.

Bründl, S.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2017): Consumer Use of Social Live Streaming Services: The Influence of Co-Experience and Effectance on Enjoyment, Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017), Guimarães, Portugal.

Köster, A.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2017): Does the Source Matter? How Referral Channels and Personal Communication Tools Affect Consumers Referral Propensity, Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2017), Hawaii, USA.

Berger, M.; Matt, C.; Hess, T.; Beer, S. (2016): Put it in its Place – Integrating Behavioral Inertia into Established IS Post-Adoption Models, Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), 2016, Chiayi, Taiwan.

Fuchs, C.; Matt, C.; Hess, T.; Hörndlein, C. (2016): Human vs. Algorithmic Recommendations in Big Data and the Role of Ambiguity, Proceedings of the 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2016, San Diego, USA.

Berger, B.; Matt, C. (2016): Media Meets Retail – Re-evaluating Content Quality in the Context of B2C E-Commerce, Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016), Istanbul, Türkei.

Morlok, T.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2016): Negative externe Effekte bei der Nutzung mobiler Endgeräte – Zur Rolle der Privatsphäre Dritter im Entscheidungskalkül des Nutzers, Proceedings der Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2016 (MKWI), Ilmenau.

Matt, C.; Peckelsen, P. (2016): Sweet Idleness, but Why? How Cognitive Factors and Personality Traits Affect Privacy-Protective Behavior, Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), Hawaii, USA.

Berger, M.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2016): Connectivity Is Ubiquitous, but Is it Beneficial? A Numerical Approach to Assess Individuals Valuations of Smart Home Systems, Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), Hawaii, USA.

Clemons, E. K.; Wilson, J.; Matt, C.; Hess, T.; Ren, F.; Jin, F. (2016): Online Trust: An International Study Of Subjects’ Willingness to Shop at Online Merchants, Including The Effects of Promises and of Third Party Guarantees, Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), Hawaii, USA.

Matt, C.; Hess, T.; Heinz, S. (2015): Should We Take a Closer Look? Extending Switching Theories from Singular Products to Complex Ecosystem Structures, Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015), Fort Worth, USA.

Berger, B.; Matt, C.; Steininger, D.; Hess, T. (2015): Paper or Screen – Differences in Customer Preferences and Willingness to Pay between Traditional and Digital Content Services, Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2015), Hawaii, USA, nominiert für Best-Paper-Award.

Köster, A.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2015): The Role of Communication Types on Referral Acceptance in Social Networks, Proceedings of the 21st Americas Conference of Information Systems (AMCIS 2015), Puerto Rico.

Matt, C.; Benlian, A.; Hess, T.; Weiß, C. (2014): Escaping from the Filter Bubble? The Effects of Novelty and Serendipity on Users’ Evaluations of Online Recommendations, Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014), Auckland, Neuseeland.

Matt, C.; Suffel, C. (2014):Integrierte Preisvergleiche in Suchmaschinen und deren Auswirkung auf das Geschäftsmodell klassischer Preissuchmaschinen, Proceedings der Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2014 (MKWI), Paderborn.

Matt, C.; Hess, T.; Weiß, C. (2013): The Differences between Recommender Technologies in their Impact on Sales Diversity, Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013), Mailand, Italien.

Clemons, E. K.; Jin, F.; Wilson, J.; Ren, F.; Matt, C.; Hess, T.; Koh, N. (2013): The Role of Trust in Successful Ecommerce Websites in China: Field Observations and Experimental Studies, Proceedings of the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2013), Hawaii, USA.

Matt, C. (2012): Consumer Product Search and the Decision between Intermediary and Supplier Online Shops, Proceedings of the 33th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2012), Orlando, USA.

Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2012): Competing against Electronic Intermediaries: The Case of Digital Music, Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2012), Barcelona, Spanien.

Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2012): Facilitating Consumers' Evaluation of Experience Goods and the Benefits for Vendors, Proceedings of the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2012), Seattle, USA.

Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2010): On the Architecture of Social News Services - What is Behind the Story? Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop for Technical, Economic and Legal Aspects of Business Models for Virtual Goods, Namur, Belgien.

 

Book chapters/other publications

Turel, O.; Matt, C.; Trenz, M.; Cheung, CMK; D’Arcy, J.; Qahri-Saremi, H.; Tarafdar, M. (2019): Panel Report: The Dark Side of the Digitization of the Individual, Internet Research (29:2), pp. 274-288.

Morlok, T.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2018): Perspektiven der Privatheitsforschung in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften - Konsumentenkalkül im Neuen Kontext und Datenmärkte, Friedewald, M. (Ed.): Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der digitalen Welt - Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf aktuelle Herausforderungen des Datenschutzes (DuD Fachbeiträge), Springer Vieweg, pp. 179-220.

Morlok, T.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2017): Privatheitsforschung in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften: Entwicklung, Stand und Perspektiven, Arbeitsbericht des Instituts für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue Medien, LMU München (1/2017).

Wiesböck, F.; Li, L.; Matt, C.; Hess, T.; Richter, A. (2017): How Management in the German Insurance Industry Can Handle Digital Transformation, Management Report des Instituts für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue Medien, LMU München (1/2017).

Hess, T. Köster, A.; Matt, C. (2016):The Strategic Role of Communication Standards for Media Companies, Lugmayr, A.; Stojmenova, E.; Stanoevska, K.; Wellington, R. (Hrsg.): Information Systems and Management in Media and Entertainment Industries, Springer, pp. 83-99.

Morlok, T.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2015): Privatheit und Datenflut in der neuen Arbeitswelt, White Paper des Forums Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der Digitalen Welt.

Bründl, S.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2015): Wertschöpfung in Datenmärkten, Forschungsbericht des Forum Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der Digitalen Welt.

Morlok, T.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2015): Das Forum Privatheit - Ein Forschungsprojekt zur Bedeutung von Privatheit für Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Individuen, MedienWirtschaft - Zeitschrift für Medienmanagement und Medienökonomie (12/2), pp. 62-65.

Hess, T.; Matt, C.; Hilbers, K. (2014): Bekannte und weniger bekannte Wege zu praxisrelevanter Forschung in der Wirtschaftsinformatik, Brenner, W.; Hess, T. (Hrsg.), Wirtschaftsinformatik in Wissenschaft und Praxis, Business Engineering, Springer Gabler, pp. 129-139.

Hess, T.; Matt, C.; Fleischmann, M.; Zafirova, G. (2014): Zur zukünftigen Rolle von Open Source Software im deutschen Softwaremarkt, Management Reports des Instituts für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue Medien, LMU München (4/2014).

Hess, T.; Matt, C.; Berger, M. (2014): Streaming aus Anbietersicht: Viele Wege führen zum Ziel, Management Reports des Instituts für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue Medien, LMU München (2/2014).

Hess, T.; Matt, C. (2013): The Internet and the Value Chains of the Media Industry, Diehl, S.; Karmasin, M. (Hrsg.), Media and Convergence Management, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, pp. 37-55.

 

Monographs

Matt, C. (2015): A Consumer-Centric Approach to Determining the Value of Intermediaries in Electronic Markets, epubli, Berlin.

 

Edited books

Friedewald, M.; Obersteller, H.; Nebel, M; Bieker, F.; Rost, M. (2016): Datenschutzfolgenabschätzung - Ein neues Werkzeug für Aufsichtsbehörden und verantwortliche Stellen, Forum Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der digitalen Welt, Peter Zoche, Regina Ammicht Quinn, Marit Hansen, Jessica Heesen, Thomas Hess, Jörn Lamla, Christian Matt, Alexander Roßnagel, Sabine Trepte, Michael Waidner (Hrsg.).

Karaboga, M.; Matzner, T.; Morlok, T.; Pittroff, F.; Nebel, M.; Ochs, C.; von Pape, T.; Pörschke, J.; Schütz, P.; Fhom, H. (2015): Das Versteckte Internet: Zu Hause – Im Auto – Am Körper, Forum Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der digitalen Welt, Peter Zoche, Regina Ammicht Quinn, Marit Hansen, Jessica Heesen, Thomas Hess, Jörn Lamla, Christian Matt, Alexander Roßnagel, Sabine Trepte, Michael Waidner (Hrsg.).

 

Master:

  • Mangement of Digital Content Services
  • Digital Life Seminar

CAS:

  • Digital Transformation and Business Models

 

 

Projects

  • Forum Privatheit - Selbstbestimmtes Leben in der digitalen Welt (supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • Privacy and Digital Health Technologies (supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

Community Activities

  • Electronic Markets - The International Journal on Networked Business: Associate Editor (2019 - )
  • Internet Research: Associate Editor (2017- )
  • Electronic Markets - The International Journal on Networked Business: Editorial Board (2018-2019)
  • ECIS 2020: Track Chair „Digital Customer Experiences and Interactions”
  • ICIS 2019: Associate Editor "Cyber-security, privacy and ethics of IS"
  • IEEE Conference on Business Informatics 2019: "Business Innovations and Digital Transformations", Programmkomitee
  • ECIS 2019: Track Chair „Personal ICT: Design, Use and Impacts”
  • WI 2019: Associate Editor "Business Models and Digital Entrepreneurship"
  • ISJ Special Issue Guest Editor “Digitization of the Individual”
  • ECIS 2018: Track Chair in the track “Personal ICT: Design, Use and Impacts”
  • MKWI 2018: program committee in the track "Strategic IT Management"
  • "Digitalization Cases" (Eds. N. Urbach, M. Röglinger), Editorial Board
  • Electronic Markets: Guest Editor Special Issue “Digitization of the Individual”
  • MISQ Executive Special Issue "Digital Business Transformation", Editorial Board
  • „Forum Privatheit - Die Fortentwicklung des Datenschutzes“ (Privacy Forum – The Development of Data Privacy), Nov. 2017, Berlin, Program Committee
  • ECIS 2017: Associate Editor "Business Models in a Digitized World"
  • WI 2017: Associate Editor "Nutzerzentrierte Informationssysteme"
  • WI 2017: Workshop „Entwerfen von Mensch-Computer-Assistenzsystemen“, Program Committee
  • Pre-ICIS Workshop on the Digitization of the Individual (2016), Track Chair
  • ECIS 2016: Associate Editor "Business Models in a Digitized World" and "Digital Media at the Intersection between Information Technology and Media Management"
  • MKWI 2016: Track Chair "Digitalisierung und Privacy"
  • ICIS 2015: Associate Editor "E-Business and E-Government"
  • Conference "Forum Privatheit - Die Zukunft der informationellen Selbstbestimmung", Nov. 2015, Berlin, Program Committee
  • MKWI 2014: Organizer and participant in the panel “Digital Life”
  • Reviewer for various journals, e.g. BISE, EJIS, EM, IJEC, JAIS, JMIS, JMIS, MISQE, SBR, ZfB
  • Reviewer for various conferences, e.g. ICIS, ECIS, AMCIS, HICSS

 

Memberships in Scientific Associations:

  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
  • German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI))
  • Wissenschaftliche Kommission Wirtschaftsinformatik (WKWI)

Awards

  • 2018: Internet Research: Outstanding Associate Editor Award 2018
  • 2016: Electronic Markets: Outstanding Reviewer Award 2016
  • 2013: Dissertation Award of the LMU Management Alumni
  • 2004-2009: Scholarship of the Foundation of German Business ("Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft")