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At the Research Institute for International Management, we advance the understanding of globalisation, foreign business structures and other cultures, as well as the implications globalisation has on organisational strategies, structures and processes. We promote effective ways to deal with the challenges associated with global business by providing sound and relevant education, conducting rigorous and relevant empirical research, and advising private and public sector practitioners.

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Research Assistant / Doctoral Position (35%) CGAM

We are currently seeking to fill the position of a research assistant with the possibility to combine this position with doctoral studies in the field of International Marketing. The preferred entry date is September 2015.
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New Value Co-Creation Strategies in B2B Markets

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, companies turn their attention to profitable growth again. But many firms overlook the business potential of existing customers. During our next roundtable on April 23, 2015, we will discuss how companies can escape the silo trap by rethinking their value focus and thereby create organic growth beyond expectations. 
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GAM Executive Program, June 23-25, 2015

A three-day seminar to get started with customer-centricity. Learn from companies like BASF, DHL, DSM, Henkel, Honeywell, Roche and IBM and develop your own roadmap to next-generation GAM practices. Early-Bird rates available until March 31, 2015.
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Dr. Gudrun Sander appointed to Associate Professor

Dr. Gudrun Sander was elected to become a Associate Professor (Titularprofessorin) as of December 1st.. This election reflects a recognition of the work Gudrun has done and the importance of the topic of diversity management within the University of St.Gallen.

Weiterbildung, Forschung und Lehre aus einer Hand

On November 5, 2014, Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok published an article (in German) in the "Sonderbeilage Weiterbildung und Karriere" of the NZZ on the benefits of executive education offered at the University of St.Gallen.
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PhD degree in Management with the award of “Highest Distinction” at FIM-HSG

On September 15, 2014, Dimitrios Georgakakis, doctoral candidate at FIM-HSG, received his PhD degree in Management with the award of “Highest Distinction”. His thesis with the title “Antecedents and Consequences of Top Management Team Diveristy: Expanding the Upper Echelons Research Stream” was included among the top 10 best doctoral dissertations of the University of St.Gallen in 2014. The study made a unique contribution to the research areas of upper echelons and top management team diversity.
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FIM-HSG top in two teaching case study competitions

On September 9, 204, Prof. Dr. Roger Moser and his Indian FPM student from IIM Kozhikode have been selected among the TOP 10 case studies during the 20th CEEMAN Case Writing Competition in cooperation with Emerald with their case about the future luxury and lifestyle retail sector in the Middle East and have won the first prize for their case on Trunz Watersystems AG in rural India during the Case Centre Anniversary Conference 2014 (General & Strategic Management Track 2).
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Literati Award 2014 winner at Multinational Business Review: "Highly Commended Paper"

On June 11, 2014 The paper "Regionalization strategy and performance: The moderating role of industry dynamism and top management team diversity" by Winfried Ruigrok, Dimitrios Georgakakis and Peder Greve (published in Multinational Business Review Volume 21, Issue 1) won the Literati Award 2014 in the category of "Highly Commended Papers".
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FIM-HSG paper one of the top 10% best papers of the Academy of Management Meeting 2014

In March, 2014, the paper “New CEO Origin and Firm Performance: A Multilevel Investigation” co-authored by Dimitrios Georgakakis and Winfried Ruigrok was invited for publication at the Academy of Management Best Paper proceedings. The paper was included as one of the top 10% best papers of the Academy of Management Meeting 2014 in Philadelphia.
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University of St.Gallen
Research Institute for International Management
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Ch-9000 St.Gallen
Phone: +41 (0)71 224 24 48

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