Martin Mocker

Research Scientist
Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)


Martin Mocker Martin Mocker is a Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). His research focuses on IT management and strategy, the role of IT in dealing with business complexity, building digitized platforms as well as the impact of consumerization of technology on organizations. In addition, Martin manages CISR’s European member relationships.

Martin is currently on leave from ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, Germany, where he is a professor of business administration and information systems. Previously, he held faculty positions at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, in the Netherlands and Hult International Business School in London. Before joining academia, Martin was an Engagement Manager and consultant at McKinsey & Company. There he worked with senior executives on issues related to IT and strategy, governance, organization, outsourcing as well as cost management. His clients were from the banking, media, retail, energy trading industries as well as from the public sector.

Martin’s research has been published for example in the Management Information Systems Quarterly; he is also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Strategic Information Systems.

Martin holds a doctoral degree from the University of Muenster and a degree in computer science from the University of Dortmund, Germany.

Faculty Media

  • Revisiting Complexity in the Digital Age

    As businesses grow and diversify, they almost inevitably make their range of offerings more complex. Complexity brings costs but smart use of todays digital technologies can help companies finesse...

  • How to Revitalize Your Digital Business Model

    Why on earth do we need another thing with model at the end of it? asked Martin Mocker, a research scientist at MIT Sloan School of Managements Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). A...

  • Three Ways to Profit from Business Complexity

    Business complexity is usually seen as an obstacle to increased profit margins. A publication of The Global Simplicity Index revealed that complexity is costing 200 of the biggest companies in the...

  • The Problem with Product Proliferation

    Royal Philips, the Netherlands’ most valuable brand, has long been a leader in product innovation. But in the first 10 years of the new millennium, the company’s revenue plunged 40%. What went...


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