Research in Focus


As an internationally networked business school, the University of St.Gallen (HSG) is characterised by an integrative approach with a broad research spectrum.

The University of St.Gallen conducts application and impact-oriented cutting-edge research that is dedicated to fundamental social, economic and entrepreneurial phenomena and finds answers to important questions. In this way, societal challenges can be better understood and dealt with. In addition, research findings contribute to the development of new technologies, products and services that improve people's quality of life and strengthen the economy. By also raising critical questions and identifying alternative solutions, HSG research initiates a social and political debate that contributes to opinion-forming and social progress.

To fulfil this social relevance, the HSG has always relied on highly practice-oriented research, often in cooperation with respected partners from the business world. Even though the individual research projects are located in different subject areas, they are united by the HSG's claim: to move from insight to impact through practice-oriented cutting-edge research. Here we present selected research projects from the HSG's diverse research landscape.

Featured research

Elite Quality Index (EQx)

The EQx is an international comparative political economy index that measures 151 countries on the ability of their elite business models – on aggregate – to create sustainable value, rather than transfer it around the economy and extract from society.

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