Entrepreneurship

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik 

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Our Vision

Welcome to the Chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Gallen under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik. Based on the decision-making perspective, we analyze relevant research questions concerning the entrepreneurial process of discovering, creating, evaluating, and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities with high relevance for entrepreneurial practice. Our teaching activities are designed to provide profound theoretical and practice-oriented skills needed for entrepreneurship. 

 

We strive to be a leading institution in evidence-based entrepreneurship research, best practice application in the startup sector, and corporate venturing with a global scope.

  • Research: Publish research on entrepreneurial decision-making in leading journals
  • Startup World: Support and grow world-class ventures using systematic and quantifiable approaches

Our focus areas

Startup Navigator Lab

Dietmar Grichnik | Manuel Hess | Diego Probst | Torben Antretter | Tatjana Christen | Isabel Harstrick | Lorenz Ineichen | Dominic Knape | Eduard Müller | Sophie Romeiß | Yaro Wolff

 
The St.Galler Startup NavigatorTM teaches you how to systematically create your business. It is a practical guide, which builds on cutting-edge entrepreneurship research and best practices of some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Europe. Learn how to apply the Startup Cockpit with more than 66 tools and methods to make sure that your business decisions are based on facts instead of beliefs.
 
 
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Startup@HSG Lab
Dietmar Grichnik | Diego Probst | Dominic Knape | Eduard Müller | Niels Niemann
 
Startup@HSG is the first point of contact for startups and entrepreneurship at the University of St.Gallen. Our Startup-Lab supports students and all other HSG-members on her entrepreneurial path, independently which level they reached so far (Idea, Prototype, ready for market).
 
We offer an incubation program, startup-coaching, startup-offices, startup-events, a MakerSpace and much more. HSG-Startups that are already successful can apply for our HSG-Spin-Off-Label and join the network of amazing HSG-Entrepreneurs. On top, we annually award an outstanding entrepreneur of the HSG with the Prize “HSG Founder of The Year”.
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Strategic Entrepreneurship Research Lab
Dietmar Grichnik | Charlotta Sirén | Barbara Burkhard | Henrik Wesemann | Mike Hudecheck | Barbara Schmidt
 
Focusing on entrepreneurial decision-making, we investigate experimental learning processes and decision-making that leads entrepreneurs to act on opportunities. In our research, we heavily rely on state of the art methods such as experiments and meta-analyses. Our largest current project is the SNF Research Project “Learning More when Learning Together” in collaboration with ETH Zurich, that investigates antecedents and consequences of New Venture Team Learning.
 
In addition to our research activities, we collaborate with a large number of internationally leading business schools, universities, and technical universities.
 
Moreover, we ensure practical impact by applying gained insights in practical projects at the different units of the Chair for Entrepreneurship.
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Our Team

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Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik
Professor of Entrepreneurship

Dean School of Management

Director Institute of Technology Management

Director Chair for Entrepreneurship

Corinne M.
Corinne Metzger
Personal Assistant to Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik
Diego Probst
Diego Probst
Head of Startup@HSG
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Asst. Prof. Dr. Charlotta Sirén
Assistant Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship
Barbara Burkhard
Barbara Burkhard
Postdoctoral Researcher
Manuel Hess
Dr. Manuel Hess
Project Manager St.Galler Startup Navigator Lab
Henrik Wesemann
Henrik Wesemann
Research Associate & PhD Candidate
Dominic Knape
Dominic Knape
Research Associate & PhD Candidate
Eduard Müller
Eduard Müller
Research Associate & PhD Candidate
Mike Hudecheck
Mike Hudecheck
Research Associate
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Niels Niemann
Research Assistant
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Barbara Schmidt
Research Assistant
Torben Antretter
Torben Antretter
PhD Candidate
Tatjana Christen
Tatjana Christen
PhD Candidate
Isabel Harstrick
Isabel Harstrick
PhD Candidate
Lorenz Ineichen
Lorenz Ineichen
Research Assistant
Sophie Romeiß
Sophie Romeiß
PhD Candidate
Yaro Wolff
Yaro Wolff
PhD Candidate
GCE&I - Global Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Based on an entrepreneurial decision-making perspective, our center does research on Entrepreneurial Finance, Entrepreneurial Strategy, Experimental Entrepreneurship, Technology Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, and Corporate Entrepreneurship. At this, we maintain manifold co-operations with international leading business schools, universities, and technical universities.

 

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Entrepreneurship Research Talks

Our successful research talk series has delivered valuable collaborations between the GCEI and our renowned guest researchers. This series serves to provide entrepreneurship, family business and innovation researchers a forum for mutual exchange and dialogue about their subjects of interest, while offering HSG young researchers (PhD students and postdocs) opportunities for individual consulting and mentorship.

 

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Selected Publications

Please find a selection of the most recent publications by the Chair of Entrepreneurship below:

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