Roman Beck

Roman Beck

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Blockchain Market Engineering


The Bitcoin protocol illustrates the first type of a cryptographic economic system, which is organized autonomously and distributive, without any point of central control or single point of failure. More precisely, it showcased the worldwide first economic system on autopilot, which
might not only change the “Nature of the Firm”, but also the nature of economic value creation and development itself, on the foundation of a digitally transformed economy. In this presentation, I will discuss current and future blockchain-based research trying to answer the question how we can engineer new markets and economies using blockchain.

Short Bio:

Roman Beck is Full Professor within the BusinessIT department at IT University of Copenhagen. He is Lead Researcher and Head of the European Blockchain Center. Roman is among the top 5% of all German professors in business administration.

As Blockchain economist, his research focuses on the role of changing nature of work due to Blockchain with focus on governance and value creation in decentralized systems. He is interested in institutional logics of organizations, organizational mindfulness, and awareness.

Roman has published over 30 journal and 80 peer-reviewed conference articles in outlets such as Management Information Systems Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, and many others. Roman is Head of the Danish ISO TC 307 Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology standardization group and representative of Denmark at the European Blockchain Partnership Technical Working Group at the EU Commission in Brussels. He is appointed expert at the OECD Blockchain Policy advisory board and at the UNECE Chain where he leads the governance interoperability group.