A wealth of doctoral theses More than 700 doctoral students are enrolled at the University of St.Gallen. They do research on and write hundreds of doctoral theses about a wide variety of topics every year. This is reason enough to present selected theses of newly graduated doctors in a series. Inspirational leadership in professional football (7) There are various different leadership styles when it comes to managing employees. One of these is "Inspirational Leadership". In his thesis, Fabio Lenzlinger examined this leadership style, developed a model and applied this to the managerial behaviour of football trainers. Rights and questions relating to working from home (6) Many companies allow their employees to work from home. But what are the rights and obligations of employees and employers? In his doctoral thesis, Pascal Domenig explored home office work from a legal perspective. Improving teaching at universities (5) How do lecturers perceive their role as teacher, and how they can continue to develop their teaching skills? Marion Lehner explores these issues in her doctoral thesis. Understanding and fostering creative collaboration (4) Creativity is not borne out of nothing. Rather it emerges from encounters between people, and between people and materials. Further, creativity is mediated through techniques and technology. For his doctorate, Björn Müller followed a contemporary dance ensemble and analysed its "complicitous" creative process. Steering companies in China (3) In her dissertation Sabine Ruoss examined how managers steer the unsteerable. To this end, she accompanied the managers of Swiss subsidiaries in China and described their management practices. Support beyond the pharmacy visit (2) Dirk Volland has identified a gap in the healthcare system: the continued care of patients after they have left the pharmacy, clinic or doctor’s surgery. Using a system developed as part of his doctorate, he hopes to close this gap. Improving life in emerging markets (1) Emerging markets offer Western companies new opportunities for growth. In his dissertation, Stephan Winterhalter examines how frugal innovations can be developed not only to tap into new markets but also to improve the quality of life of the local population.