To mark the 15th anniversary of the series "The other book at the Uni", the Austrian writer Doris Knecht read from her new novel "All about relationships". By Dana Sindermann.
Gamification – the application of elements typically associated with playing games in a non-game context – is gaining significance. In her doctoral thesis Jessica Müller-Stewens has investigated how "gamification" can be used most effectively in practice.
A withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union would ultimately end up frustrating certain legitimate expectations of EU citizens, writes Thomas Burri. He is professor of international and European law at the University of St.Gallen.
Demographic change, increasing regulation and deficient institutional structures are the biggest building sites in Switzerland’s health sector, says a survey conducted by the I.VW-HSG.
The sixth edition of the Customer Barometer for Renewable Energies reveals Swiss consumers’ attitudes towards energy issues. More than half of the population would like to test an electric car, a quarter of Swiss people can imagine buying an electric car in the next two years.
Particular attention had been given to the optimisation of the website contents for mobile appliances and to positioning the HSG as a "place of thought leadership".
The art project "UArt" (formerly "art@tell") brings new art works from emerging artists to the University of St.Gallen. For six months the works of artists from five countries can be seen at Tellstrasse 2. In the video interview, Joscha Steffens, Florencia Levy, Anastasios Veloudis, Victoria Tan and Ivar Veermäe present their works.
At the University of St.Gallen (location at Tellstrasse) young artists from different cultures are given a platform to present their works. Yvette Sánchez, President of the Arts Commission of the University of St.Gallen and Professor of Spanish Language and Literature, on the art project UArt.
With Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, for the first time in the history of the Fifth French Republic, neither the traditional Gaullists nor the Socialists would be represented in the run-off election. A comment by Vincent Kaufmann, Professor of French Language and Literature at the Institute for Media and Communications Management (MCM-HSG) at the University of St.Gallen. (in German)
While technological change is steadily advancing, there is only little resarch on the effects of digitalisation. For example, how does it affect the health of workers? A comment by Stephan Alexander Böhm, Associate Professor and Permanent Lecturer in Business Administration with Specialisation in Organisational Behavior and Disability Management at the University of St.Gallen. (in German)
Tents instead of palaces: Companies must remain flexible and regularly take a start-up perspective. Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann (ITEM-HSG) and Philipp Sutter (CEO Zühlke Engineering AG) on the question of how digital transformation can be shaped in the company. (in German)
New technologies lead to a decentralisation of the energy market. Consumers will become prosumers by being able to trade energy themselves with neighbours. How do large energy suppliers deal with this trend? Prof. Dr. Rolf Wüstenhagen on the Horizon 2020-Project "EMPOWER".
Prof. Dr. Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva on the Horizon 2020 project "Ps2Share", that deals with the topic of "Sharing Economy". How are Sharing Economy platforms built up? How do they address the subject privacy? What are the motives of the participants?
What is "Technology Management"? What is the role of new technologies for enterprises to remain competitive? Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann explains how a technology roadmap can be developed from a vision.
What does the buzzword "digitalisation" actually mean? Why is a digital transformation strategy so important for management? Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister identifies three fundamental logics of digitalisation and explains how companies can compete in a digital world.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann on European research co-operation and the Horizon 2020 project "Smarter Together", which explores new energy concepts in urban centers. What do new business models look like and what are mobility centers? (in German)
In today’s European landscape more and more members of the European Union (EU) are considering a return to national roadways. A commentary by HSG economics lecturer Dr. Markus Will.
We all make financial decisions – but what do we actually know about money? "Financial literacy" is the topic of the 13th film of the "Little Green Bags" animation video series. The text is based on surveys of Martin Brown, Professor of Banking at the University of St.Gallen.
What is "robot law"? What is a robot? And what questions are connected with different types of robots for our society - from privacy and data protection to employment law? Prof. Dr. Isabelle Wildhaber about a technological revolution and its legal consequences. (in German)
What do we understand by social entrepreneurship? How can social problems be solved in an entrepreneurial manner? When does the difference between business entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs become immaterial? A video interview from the current HSG Focus issue on the topic of 'Social Entrepreneurship'. (in German)
FIFA and UEFA tournaments have a built-in bias that dramatically effects outcomes. An opinion piece by Alex Krumer.
Claudia Franziska Brühwiler on the first TV debate in the American presidential campaign 2016. Who could score: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? And what strategies can influence the outcome of the US elections in November? A video interview. (in German)
Martin Eling comments on the reform "Old-age Provision 2020". (in German)
What are the characteristics of managers who are capable of orchestrating the diversity of ideas?
Dingwerth is an Assistant Professor for Political Science and has a special focus on global governance at the University of St Gallen.
Martin Ford on technology and the threat of a jobless future. A video interview conducted at the 46 St. Gallen Symposium.
Can entrepreneurship be learned? What characterises experienced entrepreneurs? And how does the entrepreneurial journey unfold? In the second contribution to our “Knowledge Bank” video series, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik explains “entrepreneurship”. (in German)
Prof. Dr. Jörg Metelmann on the topic of the conference “After Pop?” and the blurring boundaries between mainstream and minority. How can one understand pop without looking back and where does the future lie? A video interview. (in German)
How do business models stay up to date and why former market leaders such as Nokia and Kodak have failed to do so? Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann on the 55 basic patterns of business model innovation and the "Business Model Navigator" that helps to keep business models up to date. (in German)
Prof. Dr. Franz Schultheis about our changing world of work, flat hierarchies and the ideal of the modern worker. What is the relationship between processes of acceleration and the transformation of work and privacy? A video interview. (in German)
Effective and responsible management work
The prince and the heroic virgin or Thunder and the water of life
Bob Dylan – the Nobel Prize Winner and his unexpected late work
Melting pot of nations? The US: an immigration country