Institute of Technology Management, University of St.Gallen

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The Institute of Technology Management was founded in 1989 with the support of the "Foundation for the Promotion of Technology Management, Technology Policy and Technology Transfer". 

The institute operates a research program, focussing predominantly on the development of problem and application orientated research concepts. The institute uses the "St.Gallen Management Concept" as a holistic reference framework. The research program has been continuously improved since its establishment. 

The institute maintains close links to industry through intense collaboration with Swiss and European organisations by means of major research and consulting projects. Research results from publications and theses flow directly into courses while students can develop real world research through collaboration in the institute’s industry projects.

Our Divisions

The Institute of Technology Management is made up of four divisions.


Based on a 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 concept is designed to provide profound theoretical and practice-oriented skills needed for being, acting, and thinking entrepreneurial.

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Innovation Management

The chair of Prof. Gassmann aims for high impact in the academic and in the practitioners' world. We focus our research activities on management of innovation by exploring patterns of innovation. Together with our international research partners in industry we develop tools for effective management of innovation. Together with our spin-off we also implement leading knowledge on innovation management into practical solutions.

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Production Management

Production Management offers industrial organizations both industry and functional expertise, consulting and benchmarking competencies, and academic research from a single source. In close cooperation with each client, our experienced team of managers, consultants, and academics produces tangible and positive results. Find out how you can benefit most from our services.

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Operations Management

This chair of Technology Management at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen is a sister-chair to the Chair of Information Management at D-MTEC at ETH Zürich. Prof. Elgar Fleisch, who has a double appointment at both universities as a full professor, splits his time equally among Zürich and St. Gallen. Both chairs share the same research interest, misson, Labs and Focus Areas.

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Here you can find current job vacancies offered by the Chair of Innovation Management at the Institute of Technology Management, University of St. Gallen. View all

Job title Pensum Division
Research Associate in Strategic Management 80 % Operations Management
Research Associate Energy Innovation Lab 70% Innovation Management
Internship in Entrepreneurship Research 70 % Entrepreneurship
Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in im Produktionsmanagement Full-time Production Management


Please find a short list of selected publications here. The full publication list is available at the bottom of this page or in Alexandria Research Platform reflecting the variety of our research.