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Dr. Antonia Köster

Photo: Jan Kopankiewicz


Karl-Marx-Straße 67

14482 Potsdam

Consulting hours by appointment

Photo: Jan Kopankiewicz

Antonia Koester received her Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU Munich) in 2012. After her Bachelor's degree, she enrolled in the Master of Business Research (MBR) program at LMU Munich and started working as Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant at the Institute of Information Systems and New Media at LMU Munich. In the course of her PhD, she investigated the value of social referrals via information and communication technologies (ICTs) for companies. As part of her PhD thesis, Antonia analyzed the influence of different online channels on user’s website behavior. Other research projects she actively engaged in are dedicated to uncovering user’s smartphone behavior and trust building in the m-commerce context. She received her Master’s degree (MBR) in 2016 and her PhD in May 2017 from the LMU Munich. During her PhD she was invited by the UC Berkeley School of Information for a research stay.

Since 2018, Antonia works as post-doctoral fellow and head of the research group “Digital Integration” at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin. Her main research directions will be centered around understanding the role of information and communication technologies in promoting social inclusion and integration of migrants/refugees. 

Research Interests

  • Digital Integration
  • User Behavior in Online Communication Tools
  • Smartphone Behavior
  • Online Customer Behavior

List of Publications


  • Bergert, C., Köster, A., Krasnova, H., Turel, O. (2020) Missing Out on Life: Parental Perceptions of Children’s Mobile Technology Use, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, March 08-11, 2020, Potsdam, Germany.


  • AbuJarour, S., Ajjan, H., Fedorowicz, J., Köster, A. (2019) "Turning the Dark Side of Social Media Bright! The Case of Immigration in the USA and Germany", Panel, 25th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Cancun, 2019.
  • AbuJarour, S., Bergert, C., Gundlach, J., Köster, A., Krasnova, H. (2019) "Your Home Screen is Worth a Thousand Words”: Investigating the Prevalence of Smartphone Apps among Refugees in Germany", 25th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Cancun, 2019.


  • Köster, A., Bergert, C; Gundlach, J. (2018) Information as a Life Vest: Understanding the Role of Social Networking Sites for the Social Inclusion of Syrian Refugees, Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, USA.
  • Köster, A.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2018) Das Smartphone als Steuerungseinheit im Smart Home: Determinanten der Nutzung am Beispiel von Smart-TVs, Proceedings der Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI), Lüneburg


  • Köster, A.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2017) Does the Source Matter? How Referral Channels and Personal Communication Tools Affect Consumers’ Referral Propensity, Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2017), Hawaii


  • Köster, A.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2016) Carefully Choose your (Payment) Partner: How Payment Provider Reputation influences M-Commerce Transactions, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp. 26–37
  • Köster, A.; Matt, C.; Torremante, T.; Hess, T.; Heinze, J. (2016) Vertrauensbildung durch soziale Empfehlungen: Zur Rolle von Empfehlungssystemen im M-Commerce, Informatik Spektrum, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp. 147-154
  • Köster, A. (2016) A Value-Based Approach to Understanding the Personal Relevance of Different Communication Features, Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 2016, Istanbul, Türkei
  • Hess, T.; Köster, A.; Matt, C. (2016)The Strategic Role of Communication Standards for Media Companies erschienen in: Information Systems and Management in eMedia and Entertainment, Artur Lugmayr, Emilija Stojmenova, Katarina Stanoevska, Robert Wellington (Eds.), Springer Gabler


  • Torremante, L.; Köster, A.; Heinze, J. (2015) Mobile Recommender Systems: Trust and Context-Awareness, Mobile HCI 2015 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Copenhagen, Dänemark
  • Köster, A.; Matt, C.; Hess, T. (2015) The Role of Communication Types on Referral Acceptance in Social Networks, Proceedings of the 21st Americas Conference of Information Systems (AMCIS 2015), Puerto Rico
  • Köster, A.; Kaltenecker, N.; Hess, T. (2015) Searching for new Perspectives? Towards Entrepreneurial Orientation and the Inclusion of the Provider Perspective in Information Systems Research, Research Report: LMU Munich, No. 2/15


  • Hess, T.; Köster, A.; Steiner, R. (2014) Journalistic Startups in the Online World, Management Report: LMU Munich, No.3/14
  • Hess, T.; Köster, A. (2014) Potentiale von Online-Werbung für kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen- untersucht am Beispiel von Hamburg, Management Report: LMU Munich, No.1/14

Presentations and Transfer

  • Köster, A. (Podiumsdiskussion): „Digitale Ängste als Herausforderung für die Gesellschaft“, Veranstaltung: „Mythen, Visionen und Dystopien – wie digitale Ängste unsere Gesellschaft beeinflussen“, die Veranstaltungsreihe von FSF und FSM, Bertelsmann Repräsentanz, 05.12.2019.
  • Köster, A. (Vortrag): „Digitalization as a Driver of Organizational Transformation”, EFMD – HUMANE Summer School, Berlin, 19.09.2019.
  • Köster, A (Podiumsdiskussion): Digitale Ethik: Welche Werte brauchen wir in einer digitalisierten Welt?, Veranstaltung: Dialogveranstaltung „Gesellschaft 4.0 – Die digitale Zukunft gestalten”, Staatskanzlei Brandenburg, Potsdam, 18.10.2018.
  • Köster, A. (Vortrag) „Forschungsvorhaben zu digitaler Integration“, Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Entwicklung und Verwaltung, Potsdam, 08.06.2018.
  • Köster, A . (Vortrag) „Die Macht von Social-Sharing-Buttons“, Internet Business Cluster e.V., München, 12.06.2018.
  • Köster, A. (Workshop) „Lebensweltliche und digitale Integration: Informationsplattform“, Zuwanderung nach Berlin: Chancen und Herausforderungen für die wachsende Stadt, Technischen Universität Berlin und HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform, Berlin, 04.10.2018.
  • Köster, A. (Podiumsdiskussion) „Data Sovereignty – Privacy and Security in Consumer IT and Public IT”, Research Alumni Conference on Online Trust, Technische Universität Berlin, Boston, 25.09.2018.
  • Köster, A. (Vortrag): Wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse zu Agilität in der Arbeitswelt, Workshop: Arbeitsweisen im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung, Leuphana Lüneburg, 9. Februar 2018.

Service for the Research Community


  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • Information Systems Journal (ISJ)
  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
  • American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
  • Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
  • Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI)
  • Internet Research (IR)

Associate Editor

  • Wirtschaftsinformatik Konferenz 2018 
    • Track: Information Security & Information Privacy
  • European Conference on Information Systems 2019
    • Track: Personal ICT: Design Use and Impacts
  • International Conference on Information Systems 2019
    • Track: Cyber-security, Privacy and Ethics of IS