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Department of Informatics Information Management Research Group

Blockchain Consortia Study

Project description

In a blockchain consortium, different organizations join forces to develop, govern, and operate a shared blockchain-based platform. According to Deloitte’s 2018 global blockchain survey (Deloitte, 2018), blockchain consortia have become increasingly important in the last years and will become even more relevant in the future. Such consortia may include firms, research institutions, and public agencies. One example for a blockchain consortium is the Car Dossier.

The benefits of joining a consortium include shared costs, the ability to create unified industry standards as well as advantages of scale. However, forming and making a blockchain consortium work is not without challenges. In this regard, blockchain consortia may face unique challenges and depend on unique success factors that differ from those applicable to consortia in general. 

Against this background, this research project investigates the following aspects of blockchain consortia:

  • Platform and data handling
  • Business model
  • Governance
  • Collaboration
  • Legal and regulatory factors

Open thesis and projects

If you have a strong interest in the topic, you can always contact us to discuss possibilities to start a theses/project with us.



  1. Zavolokina, Liudmila; Ziolkowski, Rafael; Bauer, Ingrid; and Schwabe, Gerhard (2020) "Management, Governance, and Value Creation in a Blockchain Consortium," MIS Quarterly Executive: Vol. 19 : Iss. 1 , Article 3. 
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