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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 holds a chair for strategic management at the University of Geneva. Additionally he is a permanent visiting professor and director of the Center for Organinzational Excellence (CORE) at the University of St. Gallen.

His research and publications deal with the subjects of organization theory and strategic management, with particular focus on corporate growth, organizational ambidexterity, and innovation processes.

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
  • Designing Winning Executive Teams

Selected publications

  • 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.
  • Probst, G., Raisch, S., & Tushman, M. L. 2011. Ambidextrous Leadership. Organizational Dynamics, 40: 326-334.
  • Schmitt, A., & Raisch, S. 2010. Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: The Shifting Balance Between Recovery and Retrenchment in Corporate Turnarounds. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 1-6.
  • Raisch, S., Birkinshaw, J., Probst, G. & Tushman, M. L. 2009. Organizational Ambidexterity: Balancing
    Exploitation and Exploration for Sustained Performance. Organization Science, 20 (4): 685-695.
  • Von Krogh, G., & Raisch, S. 2009. Focus Intensively on a Few Great Innovation Ideas. Harvard Business Review, 87 (5): 32.
  • Zimmermann, A. & Raisch, S. 2009. Ambidexterity in Inter-Firm Relationships: Governance Structures and Knowledge Processes. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 1-6.
  • Raisch, S. 2008. Balanced Structures: Designing Organizations for Profitable Growth. Long Range Planning, 41 (5): 483-508.
  • Borzillo, S., Probst, G., & Raisch, S. 2008. The Governance Paradox: Balancing Autonomy and Control in Managing Communities of Practice. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 1-6.
  • Raisch, S., & Birkinshaw, J. 2008. Organizational Ambidexterity: Antecedents, Moderators, and Outcomes. Journal of Management, 34 (3): 375-409.
  • Raisch, S., & von Krogh, G. 2007. Navigating a Path to Smart Growth. MIT-Sloan Management Review, 48 (3): 65-72.
  • Probst, G., & Raisch, S. 2005. Corporate Crisis: The Logic of Failure. Academy of Management Executive, 19 (1): 90-105 

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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