Jan ONDRUS

Associate Professor
department: Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics
Campus de Singapour
+33 (0)1 34 43 36 73
Management of Information Systems
Biography

Jan Ondrus is Associate Professor of Information Systems and currently heading the ESSEC Digital Disruption Chair. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Information Systems from HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) in Switzerland.

His research examines the strategic role of information technology in the development of digital ecosystems. He is particularly interested in the disruptive and transformative aspect of digital technology for business model innovation and social impact. Also, he has been specifically studying the emergence of mobile payment platforms for more than 20 years. His research has been published in top academic journals, presented at major conferences, and actively used in his teaching in the GMBA, the EMBA, and executive education programs at ESSEC. He has been serving as an Associate Editor for academic journals such as the Information Systems Journal (2013-2018) and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (2015-2020). 

Over the years, Jan has been closely working with industry partners and government agencies. He was a director for the ESSEC Chair Media & Digital (2009-2016) and the head of the Chair of Networked Business Models (2015-2018). He has provided executive training for Air France/KLM, Auchan, BPCE, Danone, Dentsu, KPMG, Orange, Société Générale, Thales, and Takeda, among other companies. He has been a frequent speaker at major industry events and regularly provides comments for the media (CNBC, Reuters, Nikkei, SCMP, CNA, Wired, Le Monde, The Straits Times, The Business Times, …).

In recent years, Jan held several administrative roles such as Associate Dean of Faculty, ESSEC Asia Pacific, Associate Academic Director of the Global MBA, and Director of Research of the ESSEC Center of Excellence in Digital Business.

For more details, please refer to his personal website: http://www.janondrus.com

Certificates

  • 2018: Certification in Facilitating and Designing Workshops with the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method (Association of Master Trainers Denmark)
  • 2011: International Teachers Program (ITP) (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University United States of America)
  • 2009: “The Art and Craft of Discussion Leadership” (Harvard Business Publishing France)

Diplomas

  • 2007: Ph.D. in Information Systems (HEC Lausanne Switzerland)
  • 2003: MSc in Information Systems (HEC Lausanne Switzerland)
Career
Other Academic Appointments
    • 2020 – 2021 : Associate academic director GLOBAL MBA (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2016 – 2020 : Track Coordinator – Digital Business and Innovation – GLOBAL MBA (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2016 : Visiting Scholar (Seoul National University South Korea)
    • 2015 – 2018 : Chaired Professor of the Chair of Networked Business Models (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2014 : Visiting Assistant Professor (Seoul National University South Korea)
    • 2013 – 2014 : Visiting Scholar (Case Western Reserve University. Weatherhead School of Management United States of America)
    • 2012 – 2013 : Visiting Professor (HEC Lausanne Switzerland)
    • 2008 – 2009 : Guest lecturer (Universität Mannheim Germany)
Other appointments
    • 2018 – 2022 : Associate Dean for Essec Asia-Pacific (ESSEC Business School Singapore)
    • 2016 : Visiting Fellow (Korea Development Institute (KDI) South Korea)
    • 2015 – 2019 : Director of Research – Center of Excellence in Digital Business (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2009 – 2016 : Research Director – Chair Media & Entertainment/Digital (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2007 : Visiting Research Professor (Sungkyunkwan University South Korea)
Full-time academic appointments
    • 2015 – Now : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School Singapore)
    • 2007 – 2015 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School Singapore)

Awards

  • 2020 : Best Student Paper Award (Track – Societal Impact of IS) for this article “Hikikomori and Technology-Enabled Escapism: An Affordances and Constraints Perspective” at the the 2020 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (Association for Information Systems (AIS), United States of America)
  • 2017 : Nominated for Most Innovative Short Paper Award for his article “IS Capabilities in the Development of an Ecosystem Innovation: A Case Study of the Hallyu (Korean Wave) Phenomenon” at the 2017 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). (Association for Information Systems (AIS), United States of America)
  • 2016 : Elsevier 15th Anniversary Author Awards Most Cited Papers 2001 – 2016 for the article : Dahlberg, T., Mallat, N., Ondrus, J., Zmijewska, A. 2008. Past, Present and Future of Mobile Payments: A Literature Review. ECRA 7(2), 165-181.
  • 2015 : Highly Commended Paper of 2014, for the paper “Mobile Social Networking Application Viability: A research framework,” International Journal of Accounting and Information Management
  • 2015 : Nominated for Best Paper at the 48thHawai’i Annual International Conference on System Sciences (HICCS-48) for the article “A Post-Failure Analysis of Mobile Payment Platforms” (with GannamaneniA., Lyytinen K.).
  • 2005 : Nominated for Best Paper Award at at the 38th Hawai’i Annual International Conference on System Sciences (HICCS-38)

Journal articles

Conference Proceedings

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics

  • 2016 – Now : Digital Disruption (ESSEC Business School Singapore)
  • 2016 – Now : Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age (ESSEC Business School Singapore)
  • 2016 – Now : E-commerce and Platforms (ESSEC Business School Singapore)

Thesis jury member

  • 2022 : Digital Support for Health Behavioral Interventions (Université de Neuchâtel Switzerland)
  • 2018 : Innovations and Business Models in the Financial Services Sector (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Germany)
  • 2011 : From global template to local enactments: a longitudinal account of practice diffusion in Chinese subsidiaries of a French multinational corporation (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2009 : Acceptation et usage des systèmes de paiement électronique de détail (Université d’Angers France)

Thesis referee

  • 2021 : SMEs and Digital Platforms: Opportunities and Challenges (National University of Singapore Singapore)
  • 2020 : Towards a multifaceted understanding of the evolution of an Information System ecosystem in hybrid economic conditions: The case of a mobile payment systems implementation and its impact on the as-lived context in South Africa. (Université de Cape Town South Africa)
  • 2019 : Fintech Ecosystems: Case Studies of their Emergence, Development and Implications for Incumbent Financial Institutions (University of Sydney Australia)
Research activities
  • Senior or Associate Editor
    • 2022 – Now: Guest Associate Editor for Special Issue “Digital Platforms and Ecosystems”
    • 2015 – 2016: Associate editor – Electronic Commerce Research and Applications
    • 2015 – 2020: Associate Editor – Electronic Commerce Research and Applications
    • 2011 – 2018: Associate editor – Information Systems Journal
  • Other academic activity
    • 2021 – 2021: Track Chair, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2021, Austin, USA, December (Sharing Economy, Platforms, and Crowds track) ( United States of America)
    • 2020 – 2020: Track Chair, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), 2020, Dubai (IT Strategy, Leadership and Governance track) ( United Arab Emirates)
    • 2016 – 2016: Track chair, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2016, Dublin (E-Biz and E-Gov track) ( Ireland)
    • 2016 – 2016: Organizing chair, AOM Caucus – Business Model Innovation in the Knowledge Economy: From Linear Value Chain to Ecosystem, 2016, Anaheim ( United States of America)
    • 2015 – 2015: Organizing Chair, International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB), 2015, Fort Worth ( United States of America)
    • 2013 – 2013: Program chair, International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB), 2013, Berlin ( Germany)
    • 2012 – 2012: Track chair, International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB 2012), Delft (Business Application track) ( Netherlands)
    • 2012 – 2012: Track chair, International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), 2012 (Mobile Payment track) ( Singapore)
    • 2012 – 2012: Organizing chair of International Cashless Society Roundtable (ICSR), 2012, Copenhagen ( Denmark)
    • 2010 – 2010: Track chair, International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC 2010), Honolulu (Mobile Commerce track) ( United States of America)
    • 2010 – 2010: Panel chair, International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB 2012), Delft ( Netherlands)
  • Participation in scientific commissions or reviewer for a conference
    • 2020 – Now: Member of Scientific Committee of EMOI-INTEROP / CAISE (2005), Porto, Portugal
    • 2016 – 2016: Member of Program Committee of International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), 2016, Seoul ( South Korea)
    • 2015 – 2015: Member of Program Committee of International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), 2015, Seoul
    • 2014 – 2014: Member of Scientific Committee of The Organizations, Artifacts and Practices (OAP) Workshop, 2014, Roma ( Italy)
    • 2014 – 2014: Member of Program Committee of International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB), 2014, London
    • 2013 – 2013: Member of Program Committee of International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), 2013, Turku
    • 2013 – 2013: Member of program committee of International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) 2013, Aachen ( Germany)
    • 2012 – 2012: Member of Program Committee of International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), 2012
    • 2012 – 2012: Member of Scientific Committee of The Organizations, Artifacts and Practices (OAP) Workshop, 2012, Paris ( France)
    • 2012 – 2013: International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB 2012), Delft ( Netherlands)
    • 2012 – 2012: Member of program committee of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), 2012, Ho Chi Minh city ( Vietnam)
    • 2011 – 2011: Reviewer for DIGIT 2011 (Pre-ICIS workshop of The SIG on the Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology)
    • 2011 – 2011: Reviewer for ISSC – International Smart Sourcing Conference (2011)
    • 2011 – 2011: Member of program committe of International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), 2011, Liverpool
    • 2011 – 2011: Member of program committee of International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB 2011), Como ( Italy)
    • 2011 – 2014: Reviewer for ICEC – International Conference on Electronic Commerce (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
    • 2011 – 2018: Reviewer for PACIS – Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (2011, 2012, 2014, 2018)
    • 2011 – 2011: Reviewer for WI – International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (2011)
    • 2010 – 2010: Member of program committee of International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC 2010), Honolulu ( United States of America)
    • 2010 – 2010: Member of program committee of International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB 2010), Athens ( Greece)
    • 2009 – 2009: Member of Scientific Committee of Colloque de l’Association Information et Management (AIM 2009), Marrakech, Maroc
    • 2009 – 2011: Reviewer for WeB – Workshop on eBusiness – Pre-ICIS event (2009, 2011)
    • 2008 – 2008: Member of Scientific Committee of Colloque de l’Association Information et Management (AIM 2008), Paris ( France)
    • 2008 – 2008: Reviewer for AIM – Colloque de l ́Association Information et Management
    • 2007 – 2018: Reviewer for ICIS – International Conference on Information Systems (2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018)
    • 2006 – 2014: Reviewer for ICMB – International Conference on Mobile Business (2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014)
    • 2006 – 2016: Reviewer for ECIS – European Conference on Information Systems (2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
    • 2006 – 2012: Reviewer for AMCIS – Americas Conference on Information Systems (2006, 2007, 2008, 2012)
    • 2005 – 2005: Reviewer for International Workshop on Context Modeling and Decision Support (Context 2005)
    • 2005 – 2005: Reviewer for Pre-ICIS Academic Workshop AIM (2005)
    • 2004 – 2004: Reviewer for EEE – IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Service (2004)
    • 2004 – 2004: Reviewer for EMOI/ CAiSE – Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Ontologies for Interoperability (2004)
    • 2004 – 2007: Reviewer for Bled Electronic Commerce Conference (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
    • 2004 – 2019: Reviewer for HICSS – Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2004, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019)
    • 2004 – 2005: Reviewer for INFORSID (2004, 2005)
  • Editorial Board Membership
    • 2010 – 2018: Editorial board membership – Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research
  • Other editorial activity
    • 2009 – 2012: Special issues editor – Information Systems Journal
  • Reviewer for a journal
    • Reviewer for Electronic Commerce Research and Applications; European Journal of Information Systems; Group Decision and Negotiation; IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management; Info; Information Systems and e-Business Management; Information Systems Journal; Information Systems Research; Information Technology and Management; Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research; Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce; Telecommunications Policy
Theses
  • 2021 : ASADULLAH A. (National University of Singapore), Thesis referee, SMEs and Digital Platforms: Opportunities and Challenges
  • 2022 : DE SANTO A. (Université de Neuchâtel), Thesis jury member, Digital Support for Health Behavioral Interventions
  • 2020 : HARRY R. (Université de Cape Town), Thesis referee, Towards a multifaceted understanding of the evolution of an Information System ecosystem in hybrid economic conditions: The case of a mobile payment systems implementation and its impact on the as-lived context in South Africa.Towards a multifaceted understanding of the evolution of an Information System ecosystem in hybrid economic conditions: The case of a mobile payment systems implementation and its impact on the as-lived context in South Africa.
  • 2009 : LENTZ F. (Université d’Angers), Thesis jury member, Acceptation et usage des systèmes de paiement électronique de détail
  • 2011 : MALAURENT J. (ESSEC Business School), Thesis jury member, From global template to local enactments: a longitudinal account of practice diffusion in Chinese subsidiaries of a French multinational corporation
  • 2019 : MUTHUKANNAN P. (University of Sydney), Thesis referee, Fintech Ecosystems: Case Studies of their Emergence, Development and Implications for Incumbent Financial InstitutionsFintech Ecosystems: Case Studies of their Emergence, Development and Implications for Incumbent Financial Institutions
  • 2018 : PISANI F. (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management), Thesis jury member, Innovations and Business Models in the Financial Services SectorInnovations and Business Models in the Financial Services Sector
  • 2021 : SCHIRRMACHER N.-B. (ESSEC Business School), Thesis director,