Dr. Christian Leyh

Dr. Christian Leyh

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Dr. Christian Leyh

Research Fellow, Digital Project Unit Data Mining and Value Creation

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig

Phone +49 341 231039-279

Fax +49 341 231039-9279

Areas of expertise

  • Digital transformation of companies
  • Selection and introduction of business application systems (e.g. ERP systems)
  • Business optimization / Business Process Reengineering
  • Business model transformation and business model innovation



Dr. Christian Leyh has been working at Fraunhofer IMW as team leader for Digital Transformation in the project Data Mining and Value Creation since April 2019. At the same time, he is working as a Postdoc at the Chair of Information Systems, especially Information Systems in Industry and Trade at the TU Dresden with the goal of habilitation. In 2014 he obtained his doctorate on the topic "Success factors in the introduction of ERP systems in small and medium-sized enterprises and their implications for university teaching" at this same chair. Based on the results of his dissertation, he developed, among other things, a process model that can support SMEs in the selection and introduction of ERP systems. Prior to his doctorate, he completed a degree in Business Informatics at the Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences and a Master of Business and Engineering at the Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation in Berlin. His current research focuses on the field of digitalization and the associated challenges for companies, in particular on looking at the state of digitalization of companies from different organizational perspectives.


Conference Contributions


  • Leyh, C. (2020). A Vision for Industrial Symbiosis: Build your Platform (Ecosystem). 8th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2020, online. 15.-17.6.2020.


  • Leyh, C. (2019). Daten als Infrastruktur für neue Wertschöpfungsaktivitäten und Arbeit. Praktikernetzwerktreffen - NET19 – seecon Netzwerktreffen Digitalisierung. seecon Ingenieure GmbH, Leipzig. 27.9.2019.
  • Leyh, C. (2019). Vorgehensmodell zur Identifizierung Blockchain-relevanter Prozesse. Workshop »Blockchain zwischen Mythos und Anwendung«. Part of the Workshop Series »Digitale Transformation«. Fraunhofer IMW, Project Data Mining und Wertschöpfung, Leipzig. 24.9.2019.
  • Leyh, C. (2019). ICT Usage in Industrial Symbiosis: Problem Identification and Study Design. 14th Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2019, Leipzig. 1.-4.9.2019.

Further Publications