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KUDE Thomas

Department : Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics
Associate Professor
Campus de Cergy



Thomas Kude is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at ESSEC Business School. In his research, he is interested in the development and application of information systems at various levels of analysis. His recent research has primarily focused on digital innovation produced by collectives of organizations and individuals. For example, he has studied the governance and evolution of digital platforms and ecosystems in different domains, including enterprise software and mobile apps. He has also studied collaboration in teams, in particular software development teams. His work has been published in various outlets including MIS QuarterlyInformation Systems Research, and Information Systems Journal.


  • 2018 : Habilitation (University of Mannheim, Germany)
  • 2012 : Ph.D. in Information Systems (University of Mannheim, Germany)
  • 2007 : Diploma (combined Bachelor's and Master's degree) in Information Systems (University of Mannheim, Germany)


    Full-time academic appointments

    • 2018 - Present : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 2016 - 2018 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)


  • 2020 : ESSEC Foundation Research Award (ESSEC Foundation, France)
  • 2019 : Best Paper Award among papers published in the journal Information Systems Research during 2018.
  • 2018 : AIS Early Career Award, Association for Information Systems (AIS), International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS)
  • 2016 : Best Reviewer Award, International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB)

Journal articles

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Research activities

    Senior or Associate Editor

  • 2019 : - Present : Associate Editor - Business and Information Systems Engineering
  • 2021 - 2022 : Associate Editor - MIS Quarterly
  • Other editorial activity

  • 2019 : - Present : Editorial review board - Journal of the Association for Information Systems