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About me

To start with, I would like to introduce myslef.

I am a research associate and PhD student at the Krcmar Chair for Information Systems at Technische Universität München, Germany. My research interests include IT-aspects of corporate transactions (divestitures, mergers & acquistions), business model innovation, and IT-enabled value webs (e.g. cloud computing). For my thesis I am investigating IT-related challenges in divestitures, so called IT carve-outs, developing an ideal world model to explain carve-out success and suggesting design recommendations for IT carve-out management.

I have studied information systems at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany, and at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Sweden. My focus was on general management, IT and business process management, and softwareengineering.

Besides my studies I have worked as an intern for BMW, Bosch, ContentServ and Siemens. Prior to my studies I undertook an apprenticeship in business administration at Wolf GmbH.

Further information about my research can be found on the homepage of the chair for Information Systems ( or my personal website (

I am looking forward to an interesting information exchange and a fruitful discussions!

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      Author's profile photo Andy Silvey
      Andy Silvey

      Hi Markus,

      pleased to meet you and may I welcome you to SCN on behalf of the whole community.

      All of us in our IT careers will have somehow somewhere come across or been involved with directly or indirectly mergers and aquisitions, whether it's integrating existing systems to the new company's systems, being moved ourselves or solving issues related to mergers.

      It will be very interesting to read blogs from you on these subjects and as you put it for your thesis the  IT-related challenges in divestitures.

      As we all know, it's not easy to make a fairy tale merger or aquisition.

      Would you please give some time and define precisely what is an IT Carve-Out ? This is a new term for me.

      All the best and looking forward to blogs from you on these subjects.


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      Hi Andy,

      thanks for your warm welcome!

      In subsequent posts I will share my research findings and thoughts on the topic.

      In one of my next posts I will also provide a definition of IT carve-outs.

      Stay tuned,

      I am looking forward to a discussion