Thomas Langenberg (Zwahr)*


Visiting Fellow
EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Dr. Thomas Langenberg is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Chair for Corporate Strategy and Innovation (CSI) at the EPFL College of Management of Technology. He recently completed his dissertation on information exchange in user communities.

Thomas holds a diploma in aerospace engineering from the University BW in Munich, where he graduated at the Center for Technology and Innovation Management in 2001. He has been working with Accenture for two years as an IT consultant in the European high-tech industry. In January 2004, Thomas joined EPFL to pursue his doctoral research. Furthermore, he was manager of the EPFL Executive Master in E-Governance program.

Thomas entered the Program on Networked Governance in September 2005 as an Ambassadorial Scholar of the Rotary International Foundation. Currently, he conducts research on the determinants of critical mass in online social networks. He uses contemporary internet tools (such as wordpress.org or ning.com) to better understand participation in online information exchange. Current subjects of study include:

- Team Triody.com, which is an online community of local sports enthusiasts labeled
- Swim.Bike.Run.Eat.Sleeprs.Info, which is a weblog for endurance sports related news that shall be based on user generated content


*Thomas Zwahr decided to take up the family name of his wife.

email:
web1: http://thomaslangenberg.com

Academic Publications

Dissertation
Information Exchange in User Communities: A Study of Individual Level Determinants and Firm-Level Effects in the U.S. Snowsports Industry, Thomas Langenberg, 2007

Working Papers, Work in Progress

Why are Some Individuals Less Indispensable than Others? A Study on the Consequences of Emotional Commitment and Participation in User Communities, Thomas Langenberg, 2007, work in progress

Absorptive Capacity Building, Intrafirm Social Networks, and Knowledge Integration Mechanisms: Turning Good Ideas into Profit?, Thomas Langenberg, Ines Mergel & Christopher Tucci, 2006, working paper, submission in progress

What is the source of Firm Celebrity Status? A Study of the Relation between Information Exposure and Emotional Responses toward Selected Firms, Thomas Langenberg, 2007, work in progress

Teaching Cases
ASW.com - Monetizing Connectivity?, Thomas Langenberg and Alexander Schellong, 2007, Teaching Case, published in the PNG Working Paper Series at Kennedy School of Governance, Harvard University

Sponsored Studies

Thomas Zwahr et al. (2005) La cyberadministration en Suisse: une analyse de la situation. Research report written for the Unité de stratégie informatique de la Confédération USIC

Conference Papers and Book Sections

Mergel, I./Langenberg, T. (2007): Sustainability of online ties, in: Friemel, T. (Ed.): Applications of Social Network Analysis, UVK Universitaetsverlag Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany, pp. 51-71.

Schellong, A./ Langenberg, T. (2007). "Managing Citizen Relationships: Hurricane Wilma, 311 and Miami-Dade County", conference paper, Proceedings of HICSS 40

Effective Citizen Relationship Management: Hurricane Wilma and Miami-Dade County 311, Alexander Schellong and Thomas Langenberg, 2006, conference paper, 7th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, DG.O, 14.-18. May, Atlanta, GA.

Die Rolle der Neuen Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien in der Kommunalpolitik des 21. Jahrhunderts, Thomas Langenberg and Alexander Schellong, 2005, in: Stock, Alexander/ Kegelmann, Jürgen (Hrsg.) “Kommunalpolitik der Zukunft: partnerschaftlich und professionell”, ibidem, Stuttgart.

Electronic Governance, Thomas Zwahr and Matthias Finger, 2005, Article submitted to the Encyclopedia of Digital Government, edited by Prof. Dr. Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, Department of Local Government Studies, FIN-33014 University of Tampere, Finland

Bürgerpartizipation und Bürgerorientierung - Chancen für die Kommunalverwaltung, Alexander Schellong and Thomas Langenberg, 2005, in: Stock, Alexander/ Kegelmann, Jürgen (Hrsg.) “Kommunalpolitik der Zukunft: partnerschaftlich und professionell”, ibidem, Stuttgart. (forthcoming)

Towards Electronic Governance – Gaining Evidence for a Paradigm Shift in Governance from Federated Identity Management, Thomas Zwahr, Pierre Rossel and Matthias Finger, 2005, Paper presented at the 5th European Conference on eGovernment, Antwerp, Belgium, June 16-17, 2005

Towards Electronic Governance – A Case Study of ICT in Local Government Governance, Thomas Zwahr, Pierre Rossel and Matthias Finger , 2005, Paper presented at the National Conference On Digital Government Research, May 15-18, 2005, Atlanta

More than digitisation – The Transformative Potential of e-Governance., Thomas Zwahr, Philipp Müller and Matthias Finger, 2005, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS’05) 2005. Big Island, Hawaii

Towards virtual governance architecture – a perspective on information technology as a transformer of public institutions and governments, Thomas Zwahr and Matthias Finger, 2004, Proceedings of the e-Challenges Conference 2004. Vienna, Austria

Enhancing the e-Governance model: Enterprise Architecture as a potential methodology to build a holistic framework, Thomas Zwahr and Matthias Finger, 2004, Proceedings of the International Conference on Politics and Information System: Technologies and Applications. Orlando, Florida, USA

Critical Steps towards e-Governance: A Case Study Analysis, Thomas Zwahr and Matthias Finger, 2004, Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on E-Government 2004. Dublin, Ireland

 


 

 

 

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