Prof. Dr. Olaf Bach


Economy and society are the broader frame for all forms of cultural practice, which conversely shapes our perception and action in economic and social spheres. Against this background, teaching and research focuses on intersections of the economic and cultural spheres, with a special interest in design thinking, strategy and creative entrepreneurship, and the socioeconomics of novelty


Studies in business economics (University of St. Gallen, lic.oec.HSG) and history (Universität Bielefeld, FernUniversität Hagen, University of Edinburgh), PhD University of St. Gallen, SNF scholarship stay at the University of Chicago, several years of experience as manager of global strategy consulting firm, lecturer for organization design at the University of St. Gallen



Practices and processes of renewal in organizations and institutions

Design thinking, management practice, and organization design

Actors and ideas of globalization