RTG PhD student Hendrik Jöntgen from the Goethe University Frankfurt won the Best Research Paper Award of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) with his paper titled “Fueling the Firestorm: Effects of Social Capital on Users’ Persuasiveness During Online Firestorms” (https://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2020_rp/179/). In his paper, Hendrik investigates the effects of social capital on the persuasiveness of tweets and retweets based on data collected and analyzed from recent online firestorms.
ECIS is regarded as the most respected conference for information systems in Europe. According to the organizers, around 900 authors participated and papers were submitted from all over the world. The ECIS 2020 Awards presentation recording can be found under the following link (announcement starts from min. 10:37): https://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2020_sessionrecordings/1/.