Pepe Bellin

Economics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is to be understood as a key technology of the ongoing digitalization – exemplified by the entry of networked objects into the living area (“smart home”). In order to understand the added value of this technology, researchers in business informatics understand the IoT as a smart service system.


Within his dissertation, Pepe investigates human and non-human actors within smart service systems to make the value-adding functional logics of the IoT more comprehensible. Pepe focuses on the roles, goals and intentions of different stakeholders during the value creation process.