Rafael Ziolkowski


Rafael Ziolkowski is a doctoral student and research assistant at the Information Management research group at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, since February 2017. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. His research interests are at the intersection of technology and modes of organizing, interorganizational system governance, the applicability of distributed ledger technologies, and distributed ledger technologies in general.

Within the Innosuisse project cardossier, Rafael led governance-related works, which led to the foundation of the cardossier association and allowed cardossier to grow. In his project work, Rafael also worked as a business analyst for governance-related and use-case-oriented topics.

Research Topics

Disclaimer: Researchers are members of the academic community of the University of Zurich with a strong interest in the area of blockchain. However, they are not formal members of the center and their listing does not mean that they have a formal employment within the UZH blockchain center.

Related Publication

Conference proceedings:

Examining Gentle Rivalry: Decision-Making in Blockchain Systems

Authors: Rafael Ziolkowski, Geetha Parangi, Gianluca Miscione and Gerhard Schwabe

52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2019), Maui, Hawaii, 8-13 January 2019. …

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Consensus through Blockchains: Exploring Governance across interorganizational Settings

Authors: Rafael Ziolkowski, Gianluca Miscione and Gerhard Schwabe

International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, USA, 12-16 December 2018. …

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More publications:

  • Liudmila Zavolokina, Rafael Ziolkowski, Ingrid Bauer and Gerhard Schwabe, Management, Governance and Value Creation in a Blockchain Consortium MIS Quarterly Executive vol. 19 ISSN: 1540-1960 2020 Indiana University Press Journal Article
  • Miscione, Gianluca; Goerke, Tobias; Klein, Stefan; Schwabe, Gerhard; Ziolkowski, Rafael (2019). Hanseatic Governance: Understanding Blockchain as Organizational Technology. In: Fortieth International Conference on Information Systems, Munich, 15 December 2019 – 18 December 2019.