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We would be pleased to carry out research and development for you, and also advise and support you with your questions.

Our main objective in our research is a sustainable improvement in outcomes for our clients and the transfer of knowledge to our teaching and consulting. We develop scientifically-based, innovative solutions to current challenges in collaboration with private and public organisations. Our competence centres draw on the interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise of our extensive network of international partners in practice and academia. The insights gained from our latest research continually flow into our teaching practice in undergraduate and continuing education.   
Depending on the issues raised and the available budget, you can choose between different forms of research cooperation, from student projects and commissioned research to government-sponsored research projects along with other practice partners.

Core competencies

Digital Economy and Transformation & Social Business

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Empirical business and social resarch

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Financial Management

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Marketing and Communication

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Nonprofit- and Public Management

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Human Resource Management

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Business Development

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Typical research activity

  • Study for company / organisation ("contract research")
  • Research project supported by the Federal Government or other funding organisation (CTI / SNF, Gebert Rüf, etc.)
  • International research project supported by the EU

Typical service activity

  • Secondary analyses of all types (including data analyses)
  • Steering of strategy, organisational or cultural development
  • In-house development
  • Key note and workshop
  • Coaching and monitoring of processes
  • Expertise and audit

Student projects

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News of the FHNW School of Business

Jun 19, 2019

Pictures from an international student experience

Aline Pabst is a truly international student. The course of her studies took her from Switzerland to France, Germany and now China.

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Jun 13, 2019

New international magazine “TAKE-OFF”

The FHNW School of Business has launched “TAKE-OFF”, our new English-language magazine. We will be bringing you news twice a year from our numerous ...

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May 17, 2019

Reflections on South Korea 2019

The study module “Overseas Educational and Managerial Experiences” took students of the MSc International Management to South Korea. Over the course of ten ...

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Events of the FHNW School of Business

Sep 04, 2018, Zürich-Oerlikon

Maturanden-Messe 2019

Die Maturanden-Messe findet am 4. September 2019 im StageOne in Zürich-Oerlikon statt. Auch die FHNW ist mit einem Stand vertreten.

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Jun 19, 2019, FHNW Campus Olten

Otto Meister – ein Schweizer Pionier in China

Die FHNW zeigt in ihrem Campus in Olten die Ausstellung «Otto Meister – ein Schweizer Pionier in China».

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Sep 02, 2019, Olten

Summer School Entrepreneurship

Auf dem Weg zum eigenen Unternehmen

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Contact research

Prof. Dr. Guy Ochsenbein Head of Institutes FHNW School of Business
Telephone : +41 62 957 23 73 (direct)

Contact for services

Prof. Dr. Christian E. Weber Head of Institute for Competitiveness and Communication
Telephone : +41 62 957 26 19 (direct)

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