The University of St.Gallen and Helvetia Insurance are committed to the research of new business models and eco systems in the insurance sector. To support their activities in this area, they are setting up the Helvetia Innovation Lab.
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.
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".
In the last few years, companies have increasingly combined stationary and online sales. Marcus Schögel, Associate Professor and Permanent Lecturer of Management with special focus on Marketing (IfM-HSG), on opportunities and challenges of Omni-Channel Management. (in German)
"Benchmarking may be useful for improving efficiency but it is questionable when it comes to strategic issues." An opinion piece from Sven Kunisch, Ph.D., senior lecturer in Strategic Management and Executive Director of the Master's programme in Business Management (MUG-HSG).
"Research shows that fiscal discrimination against equity promotes indebtedness. This increases the likelihood of a financial crisis." A commentary by Christian Keuschnigg, professor of economics at the University of St.Gallen and head of the Economic Policy Center in Vienna. (in German)
The fact is, we readily dismiss luxury as bling-bling for the rich, an extravagance – and ignore what lies behind it. Tradition, craftsmanship and culture are an important part of the picture, not to mention thousands of jobs. "What is Luxury?" is the topic of the 14th film of the "Little Green Bags" animation video series.
Succession is one of the biggest challenges facing an entrepreneur, particularly in the context of family businesses. Thomas Zellweger, Professor of Business Administration with specialisation in Family Business, KMU-HSG and CFB-HSG, explains different forms of succession and why businesses should follow a six-step-process.
Guido Cozzi, Ph.D., on the Horizon 2020 Project "MONROE" which focuses on a mathematical model for research and innovation policies. The model will allow policy makers to forecast the effects of their choices on the macro-economy in general and on society. Guido Cozzi is Professor of Macroeconomics at the School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS-HSG).
"Donald Trump is an empty vessel, he is a black hole. He spent his whole life trying to fill that hole. That's the essence of Donald Trump." An interview with Tony Schwartz, Ghostwriter of Donald Trump's book "The Art of the Deal" and CEO of "The Energy Project", at the St. Gallen Symposium 2017.
"There was no way of me being able to sense colour unless I created a new sensory organ to sense colour." An interview at the St. Gallen Symposium 2017 with Neil Harbisson, cyborg and contemporary artist.
"I think the key to be a successful entrepreneur is to have self-committment and self-belief". An interview at the St. Gallen Symposium 2017 with Dan Wagner, Serial Tech Entrepreneur, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Rezolve Limited.
Sharing goods, sharing resources: This is the basic idea of the "sharing economy". Prof. Dr. Marcus Schögel about the different models of sharing economy, new economisation approaches and legal issues that are related to the new business models. (in German)
"The French elite are not the only problem." Christoph Frei, Associate Professor of Political Science with special focus on International Affairs at the University of St.Gallen, takes a look at the recent Presidential elections in France.
Franz Schultheis on intercultural differences of the passepartout term "populism" and current social developments, which are digested by intolerance, political tiredness and demoralization of democracy. (in German)
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.
Must we fear the worst from populism and automation? "When thoughts about the future go haywire, it's time for historians to step in" - an opinion piece from Caspar Hirschi, history professor at the University of St.Gallen.
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.
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.
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)
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)
At the Education Fair of Eastern Switzerland prospective trainees and students will be able to obtain information about the University and its degree and executive education courses.