Strategic Insights – Applied Research

For many years, the Institute of Management & Strategy (IoMS) of the University of St. Gallen has been setting international standards in excellent strategy research. Thanks to the focus on economic and maximum practical relevance, we generate trend-setting strategic and measurable results for our corporate clients with an effect on future positioning and on the current business model.

Competence Centers

The IoMS focuses its research on the latest topics in business management. The aim is to offer the most up-to-date and useful knowledge both for society and for companies to respond to their challenges.

Global & Corporate Strategy

As globalization progresses, today’s top management places its holistic, global strategy at the center of its corporate mission.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are an important engine of transformation in the global economy with significant influence on national and international production networks, market relations and competitive dynamics.

Alliances, Platforms and Eco-Systems

Due to the advent of digital platforms, issues of cooperative strategies, both at the business, corporate and network levels, have again become increasingly important.

Innovative Business Models & Competitive Strategies

Through business model innovations, companies create and secure competitive advantages and adapt to the constant change.

Strategy Processes & Corporate Transformation

By identifying and defining new business processes that offer more efficient opportunities through digital technologies, new regulations, new markets, new customer profiles and new business practices, unique strategies can be formed.

Circular Economy, Business Models & Sustainable Transformation

This Competence Center focuses on the promising alternative to today’s linearly functioning economic systems and presents a solution to the waste of resources and the creation of waste in the first place.

Our Research Network

We cooperate intensively with the best universities worldwide to exchange knowledge.


Contact person

Aarhus University, DenmarkProf. Sven Kunisch
Bocconi Business School, ItalyLavie Dovev
Copenhagen Business School, DenmarkProf. Lars Hakanson
Danube University Krems, AustriaProf. Barbara Brenner
EBS University of Business and Law, GermanyProf. Markus Kreutzer
HEC Paris, FranceProf. Rudolphe Durand
INSEAD, FranceProf. Felipe Monteiro
London Business School, UKProf. Julian Birkinshaw
Norwegian Business School, NorwayProf. Gabriel R. G. Benito
Rotterdam School of Management, the NetherlandsProf. Henk Volberda
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UKProf. Richard Whittington
University of Geneva, SwitzerlandProf. Tina Ambos
Prof. Markus Menz
University of Bath, UKProf. Michael Mayer
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), AustriaProf. Phillip Nell
Prof. Bodo Schlegelmilch


Contact person

Amherst University, USAProf. Steven Floyd
Florida International University, USAProf. William Newburry
Prof. Aya S. Chacar
George Washington University, USAProf. Walter Jorge
Prof. Frank Rothaermel
Ivey Business School, USAProf. Klaus Meyer
Temple University, USAProf. Ram Mudambi
Prof. Charles Dhanaraj
University of Richmond, USAProf. Stephen Tallmann
University of Texas, USAProf. Mike W. Peng
Wharton School, USAProf. Harbir Singh
Prof. Nicolaj Siggelkow


Contact person

University of Queensland, Australia
Prof. Paul Spee

Contact us

Benefit from the outstanding research and practice expertise of our renowned HSG professors. Get neutral and professional support against all strategic challenges.

Give me a call. I will be pleased to answer your questions about our services. I look forward to hearing from you.

Erwin Hettich

Prof. Dr.
Head of Strategy Lab & Assistant Professor of Strategic Management