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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

to Digital Economy and Transformation & Social Business

Empirical business and social resarch

to Empirical business and social resarch

Financial Management

to Financial Management

Marketing and Communication

to Marketing and Communication

Nonprofit- and Public Management

to Nonprofit- and Public Management

Human Resource Management

to Human Resource Management

Business Development

to Business Development

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 FHNW School of Business

Jan 19, 2021

Virtual Residential Week Thailand

The Residential Weeks, where students take deep dives into the business ecosystems of various countries, make up 30% of course content of the Swiss-Asian MBA ...

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Dec 18, 2020

New degree specialisations in the FHNW’s BSc Business Information Technology and BSc Wirtschaftsinformatik degree programmes

Digitalisation is an important topic for every company. Specialists and managers are needed in a wide range of disciplines today. The new specialisations meet ...

to New degree specialisations in the FHNW’s BSc Business Information Technology and BSc Wirtschaftsinformatik degree programmes
Dec 17, 2020

"Don't be afraid of failure!"

Launching a new business in the middle of the pandemic? For Andrew Mpeqa, taking risks is part of the game.

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Events FHNW School of Business

Jan 23, 2021, Online

Virtueller Schnuppertag Olten

Alle Bachelor-Studiengänge

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Feb 09, 2021, Webinar

HR-Corner (Webinar)

Aktuelle Fragen zum internationalen Human Resource Management

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Feb 15, 2021, Brugg-Windisch

Winter School Entrepreneurship 2021

Auf dem Weg zum eigenen Unternehmen

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Contact research

Prof. Dr. Patrick Renz
Prof. Dr. Patrick Renz Head of Institutes FHNW School of Business
Telephone : +41 62 957 28 37 (direct)

Contact for services

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

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