Dr. Jan Ondrus is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and currently serving as the Associate Dean of Faculty, ESSEC Asia Pacific. His interests cover digital business models and innovation, digital platforms and ecosystems strategy, mobile payment and FinTech, and strategy of IT. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA). In recent years, Jan has been visiting the University of Hawaii, Sungkyunkwan University, Mannheim University, University of Lausanne, Case Western Reserve University, Seoul National University, and Korea Development Institute (KDI). Prof. Ondrus holds an MSc and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) in Switzerland.


My 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).

His Google Scholar profile is reachable at:

  • Mobile Payments & FinTech
  • Digital Platform & Ecosystem Strategy
  • Digital Business Models & Innovation
  • Strategy of Information Technology

Selected Publications

The Impact of Openness on the Market Potential of Multi-sided Platforms: A Case Study of Mobile Payment Platforms

Journal article
Jan Ondrus, Avinash Gannamaneni & Kalle Lyytinen
Journal of Information Technology, Volume 30, Issue 3, September 2015, Pages 260-275
Publication year: 2015

Mobile Application Market: A Developer’s Perspective

Journal article
Adrian Holzer, Jan Ondrus
Telematics & Informatics, Volume 28, Issue 1, 2011, Pages 22-31
Publication year: 2011

A Critical Review of Mobile Payment Research

Journal article
Tomi Dahlberg, Jie Guo, Jan Ondrus
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Volume 14, Issue 5, September-October 2015, Pages 265-284
Publication year: 2015


At ESSEC Business School, I teach courses related to digital business in several graduate (MSc, MBA, Advanced Masters, PhD) and executive education programs. I 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

  • Present2018

    Associate Dean of the Faculty

    ESSEC Asia Pacific

  • 20182015

    Chair of Networked Business Models

    ESSEC Business School, Paris - Singapore

  • 20192015

    Director of Research

    ESSEC Center of Excellence in Digital Business

  • 20162009

    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