Dr. Jan Ondrus is an Assistant Professor of Management 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/IS related and e-business courses in the Grande Ecole program (MSc in Management), Global MBA, Advanced Masters, and PhD programs. Additionally, he is the Research Director of 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,  technology forecasting, radical and disruptive innovation management, industrial organization, and telecommunication policy. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Information Systems Journal (ISJ). Jan has been visiting the University of Hawai’i, Sungkyunkwan University, Mannheim University, University of Lausanne, Case Western Reserve University, and Seoul National University. Jan holds a MSc and PhD in Information Systems from HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) in Switzerland.


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 more than 30 academic papers published in international academic journals, books, and conference proceedings.

After serving as Special Issues Editor for three years, Jan was appointed Associate Editor of the Information Systems Journal (ISJ). In 2010, he joined the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research (JITCAR).

  • Mobile Business & Mobile Payments (FinTech)
  • Digital Platform & Ecosystem Strategy
  • Digital Business Models
  • Internet of Things (IoT) - Connected Objects
  • Strategy of Information Technology
  • Telecommunication Policy
  • Technology Forecasting
  • Innovation Management


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).

Academic Positions

  • Present2007

    Assistant Professor

    ESSEC Business School, Paris - Singapore

  • Present2009

    Research Director

    ESSEC Media & Entertainment Chair

  • 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