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Dipl.-Kfm. Daniel Fürstenau


Freie Universität Berlin

School of Business and Economics

Path Dependency Research Center

Garystr. 21
14195 Berlin
+49 (0)30/838-57186



Since 04/2011 PhD candidate in the doctoral program "Research on Organizational Paths"


2009 Diploma in Business Administration (Diplom Kaufmann), University of Potsdam
Studies in Business Administration and Information Systems at University of Potsdam and Åbo Akademi University, Finland


2008 Thesis  „Adaptibility Assessment in Complex Enterprise Architectures“



Research and Work Experience:

2009 - 2011 Consultant / Senior Consultant at BOC Information Technologies Consulting, Berlin

2008 Intern and thesis in the IT strategy department of Deutsche Bahn, Passenger Transport, Frankfurt


2008 Intern in the department Business Processes and Projects, Daimler Financial Services, Berlin


2007 Intern in the field of business process management, BOC Information Technologies Consulting, Berlin


2006 Pro bono project „Ribbeck“ with A.T.Kearney and Tourism Agency Havelland


2004 - 2007 Student assistent in the field of business process-oriented knowledge management at the chair of Information Systems and E-Government, University of Potsdam




summer term 2010


winter term 2010/2011

„Management Topics in Information Management“ (project seminar). HTW Berlin – Advisor of the industry partner



Research interests:

  • Enterprise Architecture and IT landscapes
  • Organizational and technical path
  • Complexity



  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)


Publications in peer-reviewed journals/proceedings:

  • Fürstenau, D. (2014). System Embeddedness and Continuance Inertia: An Exploratory Network Analysis. Accepted for presentation at 7th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems 2014, Madrid, Spain, 28th February – 2nd March 2014 (forthcoming).
  • Fürstenau, D. (2013). Agent-Based Simulation Analysis Of Path Dependence In Corporate IS Networks For Strategic IT Management. In Proceedings 27th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation ©ECMS Webjørn Rekdalsbakken, Robin T. Bye, Houxiang Zhang (Editors), ISBN: 978-0-9564944-6-7, pp. 340–346.
  • Fürstenau, D. (2012). Reframing the Governance Debate: A Multi-Level Performance Measurement Approach Based On Capabilities. In Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 2012, Paper 100, http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2012/100
  • Fürstenau, D. (2011). Clustering von Anwendungslandschaften mit Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs). In Tagungsband der Informatik 2011, Lecture Notes in Informatics, Band P192, ISBN 978-3-88579-286-4
  • Eckert, K., Fürstenau, D. and Kirchner, L. (2011). SOA-Transformation von Anwendungslandschaften: Unterstützung durch UAM. In HMD - Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik, 48(278), pp. 68–77.
  • Moser, C., Fürstenau, D. and Junginger, S. (2010). A Method for Integrating EAM and BPM. In Software Engineering 2010 –Workshopband, P-160, 231-242 (2010), ISBN 978-3-88579-254-3, pp. 231–242.


Publications in further journals/proceedings:

  • Fürstenau, D. (2014) Agent-based Simulation in Path Dependence Research: A Network-Theoretic Model. Accepted for presentation at 3rd International Conference on Path Dependence 2014, Berlin, 17th – 18th February 2014 (forthcoming).
  • Fürstenau, D., Kellermann, N. (2014) Path creation in the passenger transportation industry: What can air learn from rail? Accepted for presentation at 3rd International Conference on Path Dependence 2014, Berlin, 17th – 18th February 2014 (forthcoming).
  • Fürstenau, D. (2013): Lost in IS Complexity: When and Where IT-Enabled Capabilities Lock-In Tagungsband zum Doctoral Consortium der WI 2013, Torsten Eymann (Ed.), Bayreuther Arbeitspapiere zur Wirtschaftsinformatik, ISSN 1864-9300.
  • Fürstenau, D. (2013): IT-Based Pricing as a Capability in a Local Optimum. Paper presented at 1st DCR Academic Doctoral & Post-Doc Conference "Dynamic Capabilities: a Field of Research at the Crossroads", Frankfurt (Oder), 10th -11th October 2013.