Strategic Insights – Applied Research

For many years, the Institute for Business Management (IfB) of the University of SG 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.

Ecosystems & Platforms

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

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.

Innovative Business Models & Competitive Strategies

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

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.


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Aarhus University, Denmark Prof. Sven Kunisch
Bocconi Business School, Italy Lavie Dovev
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Prof. Lars Hakanson
Danube University Krems, Austria Prof. Barbara Brenner
EBS University of Business and Law, Germany Prof. Markus Kreutzer
HEC Paris, France Prof. Rudolphe Durand
INSEAD, France Prof. Felipe Monteiro
London Business School, UK Prof. Julian Birkinshaw
Norwegian Business School, Norway Prof. Gabriel R. G. Benito
Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands Prof. Henk Volberda
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK Prof. Richard Whittington
University of Geneva, Switzerland Prof. Tina Ambos
Prof. Markus Menz
University of Bath, UK Prof. Michael Mayer
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria Prof. Phillip Nell
Prof. Bodo Schlegelmilch


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


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Please 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.

Volker Stadlmüller

Lic. oec. publ. UZH, MAS SHE UZH
Vice Director Institute of Management & Strategy (IoMS), Director Executive Education