Oliver Gassmann

Oliver Gassmann

Oliver Gassmann

Prof. Dr.


Office ZIG 1-216
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen
Teaching Activities

I am teaching in the fields of Business Innovation, Business Model Design, Innovation Management, Platform Economy, Technology Management, R&D Management, Management on all levels from Bachelor, Master, MBA, PhD, Executive MBA to selected open and custom inhouse seminars. 

Nominated for the Student Teaching Award of the University of St.Gallen.


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Memberships in several academic, economic and political boards

Further fields of research

Business Model Innovation

Open Innovation

Innovation Patterns

Innovation Strategy

Technology Management

Editorial Board

California Management Review  
Creativity & Innovation Management
International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management
R&D Management

Additional Information

Sekretariat: Ursula Elsässer


2021:  Most cited scientist in ‘R&D Management’ (Google Scholar)
2020:  Impact Award of University of St.Gallen
2017:  Group of most influential economists in Germany (research, F.A.Z.)
2015:  Citation of Excellence Award der Emerald Group 
2014:  Scholarly Impact Award by Journal of Management 
2014:  Top Researcher worldwide by IAMOT (Washington, USA)
2013:  Rigor & Relevance Award in Business Innovation (HSG) 
2011:  Scientific Impact Award in Business Innovation (HSG) 
2009:  Top Researcher worldwide by IAMOT (Orlando, USA)
2009:  Rigor & Relevance Award in Business Innovation (HSG) 
1998:  RADMA Award (Manchester, U.K.) 


Professional Career

Harvard Business School (2016)
Stanford University, Center for Design Research (2012)
University of Berkeley, Haas School of Business (2007)
Schindler, Head of R&D Technology Management (1994-2002) 



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Fields of research

Business model innovation

Open innovation