Alexander Zimmermann

Alexander Zimmermann

Alexander Zimmermann

Prof. Dr.

Professor, Senior Lecturer in Organizational Development

Dufourstrasse 50

9000 St Gallen
Main Focuses



Public Value Creation



Fields of research

Ambidexterity (Exploration & Exploitation)


Organizational Transformation

Strategic Processes


Prof. Dr. Alexander Zimmermann has studied Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen and the Stockholm School of Economics. He holds a PhD and Habilitation from the University of St. Gallen.

Professional Career

Prof. Dr. Alexander Zimmermann began his academic career as a PhD Student and later Assistant Professor at the University of St. Gallen. Afterwards, he became Full Professor and Chair for Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at the University of Liechtenstein. In 2023, he returned to the University of St. Gallen as Head of University Development. Furthermore, he is a Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Organizational Development at the School of Management. Besides his roles at the University of St. Gallen, Prof. Zimmermann is a coach and moderator for strategic and organizational processes and a member of the advisory board of an international holding company. Prior to his PhD, Prof. Zimmermann has worked in the management consulting and consumer goods industries and collaborated in two start-ups.


SNF-Funded Project "Top Management Team Incentives and Paradox" (May 2022 until May 2026)