Dr. Jan Ondrus is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at ESSEC Business School. He works in the Department of Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS) since November 2007. His teaching covers IT management and digital related courses in the Grande Ecole program (MSc in Management), Global MBA, Advanced Masters, PhD, and Executive Education programs. Additionally, he is the Director of Research for the Center of Excellence in Digital Business and for the ESSEC Media & Entertainment Chair, sponsored by Société Générale, Orange, TF1, and Les Echos. His research interests include e-/m-business, mobile payments, digital platforms strategy & economics, digital business models & innovation, technology forecasting, disruptive innovation management, and telecommunication policy. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA). Jan has been visiting the University of Hawai’i, Sungkyunkwan University, Mannheim University, University of Lausanne, Case Western Reserve University, Seoul National University, and Korea Development Institute (KDI). Jan holds a MSc and PhD in Information Systems from HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) in Switzerland.

Jan Ondrus


Jan’s PhD thesis (2007) proposed a multi-actor multi-criteria approach to assess technological and organizational disruptions in the mobile payment market. The research was conducted under the supervision of Prof. Yves Pigneur and was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation as part of the NCCR-MICS project (IP10).

He has authored over 35 academic papers published in international academic journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings.

His Google Scholar profile is reachable at:

  • Electronic/Mobile Business & Mobile Payments
  • Digital Platform & Ecosystem Strategy
  • Digital Business Models & Innovation
  • Strategy of Information Technology
  • Telecommunication Policy
  • Technology Forecasting

Selected publications

  • Tomi Dahlberg, Jie Guo, Jan Ondrus, “A Critical Review of Mobile Payment Research”, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Vol. 14, No. 5, Sep-Oct 2015, p. 265-284.
  • Jan Ondrus, Avinash Gannamaneni, and Kalle Lyytinen, “The Impact of Openness on the Market Potential of Multi-sided Platforms: A Case Study of Mobile Payment Platforms”, Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 30, No. 3, Sep 2015, p. 260-275.
  • Jan Ondrus, Tung Bui, and Yves Pigneur, “Technology Foresight Using MCDM Methods”, Group Decision & Negotiation, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2015, p. 333-358.
  • Adrian Holzer, Jan Ondrus, “Mobile Application Market: A Developer’s Perspective”, Telematics & Informatics, Vol. 28, No. 1, Feb 2011, p. 22-31.
  • Tomi Dahlberg, Niina Mallat, Jan Ondrus, and Agnieszka Zmijewska, “Mobile Payments: A Review of Past, Present, and Future Research”. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 2008, p. 165-181.


At ESSEC Business School, Jan teaches courses related to IS/IT and ebusiness in several graduate (MSc, MBA, Advanced Masters, PhD) and executive education programs. He was invited to teach at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea (April 2007), at the University of Mannheim in Germany (September 2008 and 2009), and at HEC Lausanne (Fall 2012).


Full-time Academic Positions

  • Present2015

    Associate Professor

    ESSEC Business School, Paris - Singapore

  • Present2015

    Director of Research

    ESSEC Center of Excellence in Digital Business

  • Present2009

    Research Director

    ESSEC Media & Entertainment Chair

  • 20152007

    Assistant Professor

    ESSEC Business School, Paris - Singapore

Other Appointments

  • May 16Mar 16

    Visting Fellow

    Korea Development Institute (KDI), South Korea

  • Apr 16Jan 16

    Visiting Scholar

    Seoul National University, South Korea

  • Jul 14May 14

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Seoul National University, South Korea

  • Apr 14Nov 13

    Visiting Scholar

    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

  • 20132012

    Visiting Professor

    University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 20092008

    Guest Lecturer

    University of Mannheim, Germany

  • 20072007

    Visiting Research Professor

    Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea

  • 20122002

    Visiting Scholar

    University of Hawai'i, USA


  • PhD 2007

    PhD in Information Systems

    HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • MSc 2003

    Master of Science in Information Systems

    HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Certificate 2011

    International Teachers Program (ITP)

    Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University, Evanston, USA