ETH Zürich is a world-renowned university located in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. It is considered the best university in continental Europe by the Shanghai Ranking ARWU, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings Ranking and the QS World University Ranking. Twenty-one Nobel Prizes have been awarded to students or professors of ETH Zürich, the most famous of which is Albert Einstein in 1921, and the most recent is Kurt Wüthrich in 2002. ETH’s Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC) combines scholarly excellence and a constant engagement with practice.
Faculty at D-MTEC conducts basic and applied research in management, economics, innovation, systems dynamics, and risk. Much of its research aims at improving the understanding of technology in organizations and societies at large. D-MTEC offers doctoral programs in management and economics, as well as master programs (MBA, MAS, & EMBA). The Strategic Management and Innovation (SMI) Group, as part of D-MTEC, is an international team consisting researchers with diverse backgrounds ranging from social sciences to engineering and natural sciences.
This unique composition results in a highly vibrant and creative group. Researchers at SMI share a vision of contributing to the highest level academic research. They develop new theories and conduct empirical research in a broad range of industries, focusing on financial services, information technologies, healthcare, and manufacturing.