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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Roman Beck is Full Professor within the BusinessIT department at IT University of Copenhagen. He is Lead Researcher and Head of the European Blockchain Center. Roman is among the top 2% of all German professors in business administration and top 1% of all information systems researchers in the world.

As Blockchain economist, his research focuses on the role of changing nature of work due to Blockchain with focus on governance and value creation and capturing in decentralized systems. He is interested in institutional logics of organizations, organizational mindfulness, and awareness.

Roman serves as Senior Editor for the Journal of the AIS and MISQ Executive, as well as Department Editor for the Business & Information Systems Engineering Journal. Roman has published over 30 journal and 80 peer-reviewed conference articles in outlets such as Management Information Systems Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, and many others. He served as co-conference chair for the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS) 2022, as well as the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2022.

Roman is Head of the Danish ISO TC 307 Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology standardization group and Convenor of ISO TC 307 WG5 Blockchain Governance standardization. He also represents Denmark at the European Blockchain Partnership Technical Steering Group where he acts as Convenor for the Expert Group on Ethics, in charge of writing ethical guidelines for Blockchain.

Roman has supervised seventeen PhD students successfully at Goethe University in Frankfurt as well as IT University of Copenhagen, and currently supervises two PhD students. His research has been awarded with several best paper and impact awards.

As a visiting scholar, he spent three months at CRITO, University of California at Irvine in 2003 and further two months at the School of Information, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2004. In 2008, he was visiting professor at the CIS Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University at Atlanta for three months and spent another two months at NYU Stern in 2010. During his research sabbatical in 2012, he was a visiting fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra for three months.


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