Olga Abramova, M.Sc.

Photo: Jan Kopankiewicz


+49 331977 3384

Campus Griebnitzsee
Karl-Marx-Straße 67
14482 Potsdam

Consulting hours:

Monday 12-14 (please write me a short e-mail to confirm the appointment)

Photo: Jan Kopankiewicz

Olga Abramova studied Economics at Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) from 2007 to 2013 where she got first research experience assisting at the Laboratory of Investment Analysis (2009-2011). She graduated Master's Program in Economics and Management Science at Humboldt University in 2014. In her Master Thesis, which was written in cooperation with the Technical University of Darmstadt, she investigated the value of personal information from user’s perspective when installing third-party applications. As the continuation of successful collaboration, she became a doctoral candidate and a research assistant at the Software Business & Information Management Department at the Technical University of Darmstadt in October 2015. Her current research is mainly focused on sharing economy platforms, where she investigates the decision-making mechanisms from both demand and supply sides specific to this economic model. Estimating the efficiency of uncertainty mitigating signals as a solution to information asymmetry problem is her major interest. Other research projects she actively engaged in are dedicated to uncovering “the bright and dark sides” of modern information and communications technologies, in particular, the mechanism of addiction to apps and the consequences of smartphone use on user’s behavior, relationships and psychological wellbeing.

During her studies she gained experience in practice when being employed as an Analyst at Market Logic Software AG, Berlin (2013-2014) and in research conducting studies under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter Buxmann and Prof. Dr. Hanna Krasnova. Working now at the Department, she assists in preparing tutorials and supervision of seminar papers. 

Olga Abramova received a scholarship for high academic achievements at Higher School of Economics during 2009-2011 and was an Oxford Russia Fund Scholarship holder during 2011-2012. Moreover, in 2012-2013 she was awarded the International Academic Mobility Scholarship for postgraduates at Higher School of Economics. For the completion of her Master’s Program she was holding Abschlussstipendium from DAAD (from April to September 2013). Further, she receives Research Scholarship for doctoral candidates and young scientists from DAAD (2014/2015, 2015/2016). 

Research Interest

  • Sharing Economy

  • User Behavior in Online Social Networks

  • Privacy

  • Big Data

List of Publications


  • Abramova O. (2020) “Does a Smile Open All Doors? Understanding the Impact of Appearance Disclosure on Accommodation Sharing Platforms”, Fifty-Third Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2020), Hawaii. [accepted for publication]


  • Baum, K, Meißner, S., Abramova, O., Krasnova, H. (2019) “Do they really care about targeted political ads? Investigation of user privacy concerns and preferences”, Twenty-Seventh European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2019), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Weissenfeld, K., Abramova, O., Krasnova, H. (2019). Antecedents for Cyberloafing - a Literature Review. Proceedings of the 14. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI2019), Siegen , Germany


  • Wagner, A., Krasnova, H., Abramova, O., Buxmann, P., & Benbasat, I. (2018). From Privacy Calculus to Social Calculus: Understanding Self-Disclosure on Social Networking Sites. 39th International Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, USA
  • Wagner, A., Abramova, O., Krasnova, H., Buxmann, P.  (2018) When You Share, You Should Care: Examining the Role of Perspective-Taking on Social Networking Sites, Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2018), Portsmouth, UK, 2018


  • Abramova, O., Baumann, A., Krasnova, H., Lessmann, S. (2017) “To Phub or not to Phub: Understanding Off-Task Smartphone Usage and Its Consequences in the Academic Environment”, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017), Guimarães, Portugal.
  • Abramova, O., Krasnova, H., Tan, C.-W. (2017) “How Much Will You Pay? Understanding the Value of Information Cues in the Sharing Economy”, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017), Guimarães, Portugal.
  • Abramova, O., Wagner, A., Krasnova, H., Buxmann, P. (2017) “Understanding Self-Disclosure on Social Networking Sites - A Literature Review”, 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2017), Boston, USA.
  • Weissenfeld, K., Abramova, O., Krasnova, H. (2017) „Understanding Storytelling in the Context of Information Systems”, 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2017), Boston, USA.


  • Abramova, O., Veltri, N., Krasnova, H., Kiatprasert, S., Buxmann, P. "Physician-Rating Platforms: How Does Your Doctor Feel?,  Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2016), San Diego, USA.
  • Krasnova H., Abramova O., Baumann A., Notter I., Buxmann P. (2016) "Why Phubbing is toxic for your Relationship: Understanding the Role of Smartphone Jealousy among 'Generation Y' users" European Conference on Information Systems, June 12-15, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Abramova, O., Krasnova, H., Shavanova, T., Fuhrer, A., Buxmann, P. (2016) Impression Management in the Sharing Economy : Understanding the Effect of Response Strategy to Negative Reviews in: Die Unternehmung, DU, Jahrgang 70 (2016), pp. 58 - 73
  • Abramova, O., Baumann, A., Krasnova, H., Buxmann, P. (2016). "Gender Differences in Online Dating: What Do We Know So Far? A Systematic Literature Review", System Sciences (HICSS), 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on. IEEE, 2016.


  • Abramova, O., Shavanova, T., Fuhrer, A., Krasnova, H., Buxmann, P., (2015) "Understanding the Sharing Economy: The Role of Response to Negative Reviews in the Peer-to-peer Accommodation Sharing Network", European Conference on Information Systems, May 26-29, 2015, Münster , Germany


  • Krasnova H., Eling N., Abramova O., Buxmann P. (2014) "Dangers of 'Facebook Login' for Mobile Apps: Is There a Price Tag for Social Information?", International Conference on Information Systems, 14.12.2014-17.12.2014, Auckland, New Zealand.

Service for the Research Community


  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
  • Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE)
  • Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI)
  • Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI)
  • Internet Research (IR)
  • Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace
  • Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS)
  • ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • Computers in Human Behavior