Prof. Dr. Daniel Fürstenau

Associated Member

Prof. Dr. Daniel Fürstenau accepted the call of Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, in October 2020. Prior to this, he was a junior professor for "Digital Transformation and IT Infrastructures" at the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) and the FU Berlin.

“I have long been interested in the constantly growing influence of IT systems on economic processes and structures,” says Prof. Dr. Daniel Fürstenau. “I began my research on structures in companies. One example was a recycling company and its well-established IT landscape, where newly emerging processes led to several unauthorized IT systems, so-called Shadow IT. I am interested in how these influence innovation capability and economic parameters such as efficiency.”

Fürstenau studied business administration at the University of Potsdam and received his doctorate from the School of Business & Economics at Freie Universität Berlin as part of the German Research Foundation’s research training group “Understanding, Analysing and Steering Organisational Paths: Path Dependence, Path Breaking and Path Creation in an Integrated Approach Toward Management”. As a postdoctoral researcher, Fürstenau worked as a research associate in the Dahlem International Network PostDocs program at Freie Universität Berlin. He completed research stays at the University of California, San Diego, the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, and the Âbo Akademi Turku in Finland.

Before completing his doctorate, Fürstenau, who was born in Saxony, gained two years of practical experience as a consultant with BOC Information Technology Consulting in Berlin, where he guided digital transformation processes, for example at banks, in public administration, and for digital technology service providers. From December 2017 to September 2020 he was ECDF Professor for "Digital Transformation and IT Infrastructures". Since October 2020 he is an associate member of the ECDF.