Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security

Dr. David Harborth

Team Members

+49 (0) 69 / 798 34 702 (Phone)
E-mail & Home Page:
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 4
Office 2.233, RuW Building
D-60323 Frankfurt am Main 


Research Interests
  • Augmented Reality (AR) and related socio-economic and technical issues
  • Intelligence Augmentation (IA) and the relation to immersive systems
  • Business models and pricing strategies for information and communication technologies
  • Technology use models for privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs)
  • Behavioral research with focus on consumer mass markets
  • Standardization processes of new technologies


Curriculum Vitae

I have a Master's degree in Management with specialization in Finance and Information Management and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics with specialization in Finance and Accounting from Goethe-University Frankfurt. I worked for three years in the consulting industry in the strategy and financial services sector. I started to work at the Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security as a research and teaching assistant in December 2015. 

For more information visit my personal homepageLinkedIn or ResearchGate.

Call for Bachelor and Master theses:

I am always looking for good and committed students. So just drop me a message if you are interested in writing a Bachelor or Master thesis about Augmented Reality, Intelligence Augmentation or Privacy-related topics. 
I offer topics which have to be investigated with quantitative, qualitative as well as theoretical-based methodologies (e.g. systematic literature reviews).



Refereed Publications

  • Schmitz, Christopher; Schmid, Michael; Harborth, David; Pape, Sebastian. 2021. "Maturity Level Assessments of Information Security Controls: An Empirical Analysis of Practitioners' Assessment Capabilities", Computers & Security, Vol. (108), Elsevier.
  • David Harborth and Sebastian Pape. 2020. "How Nostalgic Feelings Impact Pokémon Go Players - Integrating Childhood Brand Nostalgia into the Technology Acceptance Theory", Behaviour & Information Technology, (39:12), pp. 1276-1296, DOI:10.1080/0144929X.2019.1662486,, Taylor & Francis.
  • David Harborth and Sebastian Pape. 2020. "How Privacy Concerns, Trust and Risk Beliefs and Privacy Literacy Influence Users’ Intentions to Use Privacy-Enhancing Technologies - The Case of Tor", ACM SIGMIS The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, (51:1), pp. 51-69, DOI:, ACM.
  • Harborth, D.; Pape, S. and Rannenberg, K.. 2020. "Explaining the Technology Use Behavior of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies: The Case of Tor and JonDonym", Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs) (forthcoming).
  • David Harborth and Sebastian Pape. 2020. "Empirically Investigating Extraneous Influences on the "APCO" Model-Childhood Brand Nostalgia and the Positivity Bias", Future Internet, (12:12), pp. 220, DOI:10.3390/fi12120220.
  • Harborth, D., Hatamian, M., Tesfay, W., Rannenberg, K.. 2019. "A Two-Pillar Approach to Analyze the Privacy Policies and Resource Access Behaviors of Mobile Augmented Reality Applications", Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), pp. 5029-5038, Maui, Hawaii.
  • David Harborth and Sebastian Pape. 2019. "How Privacy Concerns and Trust and Risk Beliefs Influence Users’ Intentions to Use Privacy-Enhancing Technologies - The Case of Tor", Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), pp. 4851-4860, Maui, Hawaii.
  • David Harborth. 2019. "Unfolding Concerns about Augmented Reality Technologies: A Qualitative Analysis of User Perceptions", International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2019), pp. 1262-1276, Siegen, Germany.
  • Harborth, D., Cai, X., Pape, S.. 2019. "Why Do People Pay for Privacy- Enhancing Technologies? The Case of Tor and JonDonym", ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection. SEC 2019. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 562, pp. 253-267, DOI:, Springer, Cham, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Hamm, P., Harborth, D., Pape, S. 2019. "Analysis of User Evaluations in Security Research", 1st International Workshop on Information Security Methodology and Replication Studies (IWSMR 2019), held in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES), Canterbury, UK.
  • Hamm, P.; Harborth, D. and Pape, S.. 2019. "A Systematic Analysis of User Evaluations in Security Research", In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2019, Canterbury, UK, August 26-29, 2019, ACM.
  • Harborth, D. and Pape, S.. 2019. "Investigating Privacy Concerns related to Mobile Augmented Reality Applications", In: Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2019, Munich, Germany, December 13-15, 2019\_security\_privacy\_ethics\_IS/cyber\_security\_privacy/30.
  • Harborth, D., Braun, M., Grosz, A., Pape, S., & Rannenberg, K.. 2018. "Anreize und Hemmnisse für die Implementierung von Privacy-Enhancing Technologies im Unternehmenskontext", Sicherheit 2018: Sicherheit, Schutz und Zuverlässigkeit, Beiträge der 9. Jahrestagung des Fachbereichs Sicherheit der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), pp. 13-26, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., Konstanz.
  • David Harborth, Sebastian Pape. 2018. "Privacy Concerns and Behavior of Pokémon Go Players in Germany", Privacy and Identity Management. The Smart Revolution. Privacy and Identity 2017. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 526, pp. 314-329, DOI:, Springer, Cham.
  • David Harborth and Sebastian Pape. 2018. "JonDonym Users’ Information Privacy Concerns", 33rd IFIP TC-11 SEC 2018 International Conference on Information Security and Privacy Protection, pp. 170-184, DOI:, Springer, Cham.
  • David Harborth and Sebastian Pape. 2018. "Examining Technology Use Factors of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies: The Role of Perceived Anonymity and Trust", Twenty-fourth Americas Conference on Information Systems, New Orleans, 2018.
  • Vanessa Kohn and David Harborth. 2018. "Augmented Reality – A Game Changing Technology For Manufacturing Processes?", Twenty-Sixth European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2018), Portsmouth, UK.
  • David Harborth. 2017. "Augmented Reality in Information Systems Research: A Systematic Literature Review", Twenty-third Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, 2017
  • David Harborth and Sebastian Pape. 2017. "Exploring the Hype: Investigating Technology Acceptance Factors of Pokémon Go", 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), pp. 155-168, DOI:10.1109/ISMAR.2017.32,
  • David Harborth and Maurice Pohl. 2017. "Standardization of 5G Mobile Networks - A Systematic Literature Review and Current Developments", International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR), (15:2), DOI:10.4018/IJSR.2017070101,
Working Papers
  • David Harborth and Sebastian Pape. 2018. "German Translation of the Concerns for Information Privacy (CFIP) Construct", Available at SSRN
  • David Harborth and Sebastian Pape. 2018. "German Translation of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology 2 (UTAUT2) Questionnaire", Available at SSRN
  • David Harborth and Eva Katharina Bauer. 2017. "The Influence of Advertising on the Process of Technology Adoption: A Systematic Literature Review", Available at SSRN
  • David Harborth, Dominik Herrmann, Stefan Köpsell, Sebastian Pape, Christian Roth, Hannes Federrath, Dogan Kesdogan, Kai Rannenberg. 2017. "Integrating Privacy-Enhancing Technologies Into the Internet Infrastructur",