Dr Marten Risius


School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 61212


Marten Risius is Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia. He graduated in psychology summa cum laude from the University of Osnabrueck, Germany and was the first psychologist to graduate from the House of Finance at the Goethe University Frankfurt, where he received his PhD in Information Systems summa cum laude. Afterwards, he worked as postdoctorate at the University of Mannheim, Germany, where he managed the research alliance "ForDigital" between the University of Mannheim and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Subsequently, he worked as an assistant professor (tenure-track) at Clemson University, SC, USA prior to joining UQ. Marten is also a research fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin, Germany.

His research interests are in the areas of social media and blockchain technologies. He applies business analytics to solve managerial and societal issues (e.g., centralization, echo-chambers, fake news). His articles have been published in several journals (e.g., SMJ, JSIS, JIT, I&M, MISQE, BISE, CAIS) and peer-reviewed conference proceedings (ICIS, ECIS, AMCIS, PACIS).

His dissertation thesis was recognized as the best publication in the entire field of Business Administration from a young researcher in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by the VHB (German Academic Association for Business Research), received the TARGION award for the best practice-oriented research on strategic information management, was honored as the best dissertation from the Frankfurt Chamber of Commcerce, and was a finalist for the Schmalenbach-Award.

He serves as Associate Editor at ICIS, ECIS and WI, as Session Chair at PACIS, and as reviewer for various international journals (e.g., ISR, JAIS, JSIS, ISJ, DSJ, BISE, ISeB, Electronic Markets, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice) and conferences (e.g., ICIS, ECIS, HICSS, AMCIS, PACIS, WI, MKWI). In his free time he serves as member of the young jury for the DVPT Start-Up Future Awards.

Research Interests

  • Social Media - Managerial and Societal Issues
    Identify and evaluate individual and organizational social media management strategies, advance social media analytics, and address topics such as echo chambers and fake news.
  • Blockchain - Managerial and Societal Issues
    Identify blockchain use-cases, ICO types, and blockchain affordances as well as the role of cryptocurrencies and centralization tendencies in blockchain technologies.

Research Impacts

His work has been covered by public media sites such as The Boston Globe and is frequently featured on his blockchain channel at China Finance Online.


  • Doctor of Philosophy


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