Johannes M. Bauer

Johannes  Bauer
  • Quello Chair in Media and Information Policy
  • Department of Media and Information
  • PhD, Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • MA, Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • 404 Wilson Road, Room 406
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517.432.8005


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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) create tremendous opportunities to empower individuals, support sustainable communities, and foster more inclusive and livable societies. Work with people in private, public, and non-profit organizations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia has convinced me that harnessing these potential benefits will require public interest technology, good governance models, as well as competition and cooperation. Ongoing research focuses on innovation in the next-generation Internet (Internet of Things, 5G wireless, advanced mobility), digital entrepreneurship (both for-profit and social), and governance challenges, such as mitigating digital inequalities. Projects have been funded by government agencies, private foundations, and private corporations. My work greatly has greatly benefited from collaboration with practitioners and students.


  • Innovation in large sociotechnical technical systems
  • Governance of digital technologies and services
  • Next-generation wireless communications