Vita

I hold a postdoctoral position at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the Paderborn University, Germany. My research focus mainly on empirical studies and the analysis of signaling effects such as word-of-mouth, professional critic ratings, brand extension strategies, and consumer behavior studies in multiplayer online games. I am a member of the collaborative research center "On-The-Fly Computing" and winner and project manager of the 2014 Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI) research opportunity "Measuring Skill Level and Optimizing Player-Matching Algorithms in Online Games". This research has been presented at several international academic conferences and research seminars (e.g. NBER, Marketing Science Conference or International Conference of the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI)) and published in leading academic journals (e.g. Managerial and Decision Economics and Journal of Consumer Behaviour).

Research Interest

Review Activities

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Game Theory
  • Bachelor Thesis Class (Erasmus University)

Graduate

  • The Economics of the Entertainment Industry
  • Media Economics in the Era of Digitalization

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Kaimann, Daniel 2018: Ancillary market signaling: A two-stage model of economic reputation on ancillary market success. Applied Economics Letters, forthcoming.
Kaimann, Daniel and Hoyer, Britta 2019: Price competition and the Bertrand model: The paradox of the German mobile discount market. Applied Economics Letters, 26(1):54-57.
Kaimann, Daniel; Stroh-Maraun, Nadja and Cox, Joe 2018: A duration model analysis of consumer preferences and determinants of video game consumption. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 17(3):290-301.
Stroh-Maraun, Nadja; Kaimann, Daniel and Cox, Joe 2018: More than skills: A novel matching proposal for multiplayer video games. Entertainment Computing, 25:26-36.
Kaimann, Daniel; Stroh-Maraun, Nadja and Cox, Joe 2018: Variety in the video game industry: An empirical study of the Wundt curve. Managerial and Decision Economics, 39(3):354-362.
Melnikov, Vitalik; Gupta, Pritha; Frick, Bend; Kaimann, Daniel and Hüllermeier, Eyke 2016: Pairwise versus Pointwise Ranking: A Case Study. Schedae Informaticae, 25:73-83.
Frick, Bernd and Kaimann, Daniel 2016: The impact of customer reviews and advertisement efforts on the performance of experience goods in electronic markets. Applied Economics Letters, 24(17):1237-1240.
Cox, Joe and Kaimann, Daniel 2015: How do reviews from professional critics interact with other signals of product quality? Evidence from the video game industry. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 14(6):366-377.
Kaimann, Daniel 2014: Benutzerfreundlichkeit von Lernüberprüfungen – Ein Vergleich von papierbasierten und elektronischen Prüfungen. ZHW-Almanach. Lehr- und Lernpraxis im Fokus 2014. Reflexions- und Forschungsbeiträge aus der Universität Paderborn.

Non-Refereed Publications

Kaimann, Daniel; Stroh-Maraun, Nadja and Cox, Joe 2018: More than Player Skills: Variety in the Video Game Industry. EconomistsTalkArt.org.

Presentations

"More Than (Brand) Names: The Impact of Vowels on Consumer Behavior in Emerging Peer-To-Peer-Markets", 2019 AMS Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, May 2019.
"More Than (Brand) Names: The Impact of Vowels on Consumer Behavior in Emerging Peer-To-Peer-Markets", Marketing Research Seminar, UTSA College of Business, San Antonio, Texas, October 2018.
"Mind the Gap: An Empirical Analysis of Wage Discrimination in Hollywood", ACS Research Day 2018, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands, April 2018.
"The impact of intangible assets on earnings and market value: An accounting-based approach for the entertainment industry", Nineteenth Annual Mallen Economics of Filmed Entertainment Conference, New York, NY, November 2017.
"Behind The Review Curtain: Decomposition Of Online Consumer Ratings In Peer-to-peer Markets", SESSION CHAIR, 39th ISMS Marketing Science Conference, Los Angeles, California, June 2017.
"The Power Of Words: A Speech Act Analysis Of The Effect Of Word Of Mouth On Online Ratings", 39th ISMS Marketing Science Conference, Los Angeles, California, June 2017. (Presented by Clarissa Spiess-Bru)
"Mind the Gap: An Empirical Analysis of Wage Discrimination in Hollywood", Eighteenth Annual Mallen Economics of Filmed Entertainment Conference, New York, NY, November 2016.
"The Impact Of Customer Reviews On The Performance Of Experience Goods In Electronic Markets", 38th ISMS Marketing Science Conference, Shanghai, China, June 2016.
"The heterogeneity of user reviews: Evidence from the Apple App store", Suffolk Economics Seminar Series, Suffolk University, Boston, MA, November 2015.
"How to make a customer happy in the long run? Consumer perceptions and matchings in online games", Seventeenth Annual Mallen Economics of Filmed Entertainment Conference, New York, NY, November 2015.
"How to make a customer happy in the long run? Consumer perceptions and matchings in online games", Faculty of Business Administration and Economics Research Workshop, Paderborn University, Bad Arolsen, Germany, September 2015. (Presented with Nadja Maraun)
"Improving matchings in multi-player video games to generate long-term positive game experiences", Wharton Symposium, San Francisco, CA, June 2015. (Presented with Nadja Maraun)
"How to make a customer happy in the long run? Consumer perceptions and matchings in online games", 37th ISMS Marketing Science Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 2015. (Presented with Nadja Maraun)
"The Interaction of Signals: A Fuzzy set Analysis of the Video Game Industry", International Conference of Cultural Economics of ACEI, UQAM, Montreal, Canada, June 2014. (Presented with Joe Cox)
"Signaling in the Market for Experience Goods", Suffolk Economics Seminar Series, Suffolk University, Boston, MA, October 2013.
"Signaling in the Market for Experience Goods", Marketing Research Seminar, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, September 2013.
"Signaling Effects of Critics", 35th ISMS Marketing Science Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2013. (Presented with Joe Cox)
"eExam – Quo vadis?", Day of Education 2013, Paderborn University, Paderborn, Germany, February 2013.
"Modeling Complex Causal Structures in Highly Dynamic Markets", Portsmouth Business School Research Seminar, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, January 2013.
"How Box Office success affects the performance of a film in the DVD market: A QCA and game theoretical approach", YU/Bruce Mallen Workshop for Scholars and Practitioners in Motion Picture Industry Studies, sponsored by The Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University New York, Los Angeles, CA, November 2012.
"To infinity and beyond! - A genre-specific film analysis of movie success mechanisms", International Conference of Cultural Economics of ACEI, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, June 2012.
"How Box Office success affects the performance of a film in the DVD market: A QCA and game theoretical approach", Suffolk Economics Seminar Series, Suffolk University, Boston, MA, March 2012.
"How Box Office success affects the performance of a film in the DVD market: A QCA and game theoretical approach", NBER Productivity Lunch Seminar, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA, March 2012.
Official Scholar Participant, UCLA/Bruce Mallen Workshop for Scholars and Practitioners in Motion Picture Industry Studies, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, CA, November 2011.
"Bis zur Unendlichkeit und noch viel weiter? Eine genrespezifische Filmuntersuchung erfolgsrelevanter Wirkungsmechanismen im post-studio Hollywood", Faculty of Business Administration and Economics Research Workshop, Paderborn University, Waldeck am Edersee, Germany, September 2010.

Projects & Awards

Qualifications

October 2018 - November 2018: Visiting Professor, College of Business, UTSA The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, USA
March 2018 - June 2018: Visiting Professor of Cultural Economics, ESHCC - Erasmus School of History, Culture & Communication, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2015 - 2016: Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt, Germany
2014: Ph.D. in Media Economics, Chair of Organizational, Media and Sports Economics (Prof. Dr. Bernd Frick) and Chair of Microeconomics (Prof. Dr. Claus-Jochen Haake), Paderborn University, Germany
September 2013: Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Marketing (Prof. Amit Joshi, PhD), University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
October 2011 - March 2012: Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Economics (Prof. Darlene C. Chisholm, PhD), Suffolk University, Boston, USA
July 2008 - November 2008: Marketing Manager PC-SPEZIALIST, SYNAXON AG, Bielefeld, Germany
2008: Master of Science in Strategic Marketing and Management, Paderborn University, Germany

Contact

Paderborn University
Department of Management
Warburger Str. 100
D - 33098 Paderborn
Room Q3.110

Phone +49 5251 60 5011
Email Daniel.Kaimann@uni-paderborn.de