Tobias Kölbel

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
    Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Marketing
    Kaiserstraße 89, 76133 Karlsruhe

Research Interests

  • Platform Economics and Mechanism Design
  • Decentralization (e.g. Blockchain-Technology, Self-Sovereign Identity, Multi-Party Computation)
  • Token Engineering
  • Business Model Innovation


Vorlesungen, Übungen, Seminare


  • Plattformökonomie
  • Market Engineering


  • Business Data Analytics


  • Plattformökonomie
  • Market Engineering


  • Business Data Analytics


Curriculum Vitae:

08/2022 - 11/2022 Universität St. Gallen, Research Visit @ Institute of Technology Management
Since 12/2020  PhD Student at IISM, Research Group Business Data Analytics
Since 10/2020 Research Economy of Things, Bosch

Master of Science, Technology Management, University of Stuttgart

Master Thesis at Bosch: Strategic utilization of Blockchain-Technology for B2B platforms in Business Ecosystems
05/2019 – 12/2019   Working Student, Research Economy of Things, Bosch
05/2018 – 02/2019  Working Student, Strategic Development Industrial IoT, Daimler AG
02/2018 – 05/2018 Student Assistant Sustainable Production and Quality Management, Fraunhofer IPA
09/2017      Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal
08/2016 – 07/2017  Intern Procurement & Supplier Recourse Driving Dynamics, BMW Group
08/2015 – 12/2015  Exchange Student, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne


Requirements and Design Principles for Blockchain-enabled Matchmaking-Marketplaces in Additive Manufacturing
Kölbel, T.; Linkenheil, M.; Weinhardt, C.
2023. Proceedings of the 56th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences : January 3-6, 2023, 5353–5362, IEEE Computer Society
Between Hype, Hope, and Reality: A Lifecycle-Driven Perspective on Non-Fungible Token
Kölbel, T.; Joussen, K.; Weinhardt, C.
2023. ECIS 2023 Research Papers, Art.-Nr. 271, Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Enterprise Business Models Leveraging Self-Sovereign Identity: Towards a User-Empowering Me2X Economy
Kölbel, T.; Härdtner, M.-C.; Weinhardt, C.
2023. Proceedings of the 56th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences : January 3-6, 2023, 4006–4015, IEEE Computer Society
Efficiency in Digital Economies : A Primer on Tokenomics
Lamberty, R.; Poddey, A.; Galindo, D.; Waard, D.; Kölbel, T.; Kirste, D.
2023. doi:10.5445/IR/1000157192
Fostering Value Co-Creation in Incumbent Firms: The Case of Bosch’s IoT Ecosystem Landscape
Sterk, F.; Heinz, D.; Peukert, C.; Fleuchaus, F.; Kölbel, T.; Weinhardt, C.
2022. 43rd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2022), Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Spotlight on DeFi Centerpieces: Towards an Economic Perspective on Asset Tokenization Services
Kölbel, T.; Lamberty, R.; Sterk, F.; Weinhardt, C.
2022. PACIS 2022 proceedings
Shaping Governance in Self-Sovereign Identity Ecosystems: Towards a Cooperative Business Model
Kölbel, T.; Gawlitza, T.; Weinhardt, C.
2022. Wirtschaftsinformatik 2022 : Proceedings. Bd.: 18, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
Giant or Dwarf? A Literature Review on Blockchain-enabled Marketplaces in Business Ecosystems
Kölbel, T.; Dann, D.; Weinhardt, C.
2022. Wirtschaftsinformatik 2022 : Proceedings. Bd.: 3, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)