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Institute of Management (IfB-HSG)

Sebastian Raisch

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Raisch is a permanent visiting Professor at the University of St. Gallen.

Sebastian Raisch is Professor of Strategy at the University of Geneva and a permanent visiting professor at the University of St. Gallen. At the HSG, he offers a PhD seminar, teaches several executive education courses, and collaborates with colleagues from the Institute of Management on research projects.  

Current projects

  • Responsible Growth as a Managerial Challenge
  • The Balance between Stability and Change in Firm Development
  • Managing Paradoxes in Organizations
  • Organizational Ambidexterity and Strategic Renewal
  • Big Data Analytics and Human-Machine Decision-Making in Firms

Selected Publications

  • Raisch S & Tushman M (2016) Growing New Corporate Businesses: From Initiation to Graduation. Organization Science, forthcoming.
  • Birkinshaw J, Zimmermann A & Raisch S (2016) How Do Firms Adapt to Discontinuous Change? Bridging the Dynamic Capabilities and Ambidexterity Perspectives. California Management Review, in press.
  • Schad J, Lewis MW, Raisch S & Smith WK (2016) Paradox Research in Management Science: Looking Back to Move Forward. Academy of Management Annals, 10(1): 5-64.
  • Fairhurst GT, Smith WK, Banghart SG, Lewis MW, Putnam LL, Raisch S, & Schad J. (2016) Diverging and Converging: Integrative Insights on a Paradox Meta-Perspective. Academy of Management Annals, 10(1): 173-182.
  • Zimmermann A, Raisch S & Birkinshaw J (2015) How Is Ambidexterity Initiated? The Emergent Charter Definition Process. Organization Science, 26(4): 1119-1139.
  • Zimmermann A, Gomez P, Probst G & Raisch S (2014) Creating Societal Benefits and Corporate Profits. MIT-Sloan Management Review, 55(3):17-21.
  • Schmitt A & Raisch S (2013) Corporate Turnaround: The Duality Between Retrenchment and Recovery. Journal of Management Studies, 50 (7): 1216-1244.
  • Klarner P & Raisch S (2013) Move to the Beat: Rhythm of Change and Firm Performance. Academy of Management Journal, 56: 160-184.
  • Raisch S, Birkinshaw J, Probst G & Tushman ML (2009) Organizational Ambidexterity: Balancing Exploitation and Exploration for Sustained Performance. Organization Science, 20 (4): 685-695.
  • Raisch S & Birkinshaw J (2008) Organizational Ambidexterity: Antecedents, Moderators, and Outcomes. Journal of Management, 34 (3): 375-409.

Further information

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Université de Genève
Faculté des Sciences et Économiques et Sociales
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Raisch
40 Bd du Pont d’Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Phone: +41 (0) 22 379 88 01

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