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Dietmar Grichnik

title Prof. Dr.
name Dietmar Grichnik
institute Institute of Technology Management (ITEM)
address Dufourstrasse 40a, 9000 St.Gallen, Switzerland
phone +41 71 224 7201
fax +41 71 224 7301
e-mail
homepage www.item.unisg.ch/ent
publications papers (210)
projects project entries (6)
School SoM - School of Management
university status professor
position Full Professor, Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management, Director Institute of Technology Management (ITEM-HSG), University of St.Gallen (Switzerland)
fields of research Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance, Decision-Making
former positions 2007 - 2010 Full Professor and Chair for Entrepreneurship (Prof. Otto Beisheim Foundation), WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar (Germany)

2007 Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge (USA)

2005 - 2007 Full Professor and Chair for Corporate Finance & Entrepreneurship, Witten Herdecke University (Germany)

2005 Venia legendi in Business Administration (Habilitation), Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf (Germany)

2000 Dr. rer. pol. (Ph. D.) in Business Administration, University of Cologne (Germany)

1996 Diploma in Business Education (Dipl.-Hdl.), University of Cologne (Germany)

1995 Diploma in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.), University of Cologne (Germany)
awards Awards and Research Funding:

Communication Impact-Award for "HSG Little Green Bags Video: 10 Myths of Entrepreneurship" at Business Innovation Day 2013

Best Sustainable & Social Entrepreneurship Paper Award at G-Forum 2012, FGF annual meeting 2012

Communication Impact-Award for "HSG Gründergarage" at Business Innovation Day 2011

Academy of Management (AOM) Best Paper Proceedings 2009

EXIST III Sponsorship provided by the General Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology for KOpEE (Koblenz Network for Open Entrepreneurship Engineering)

Wolfgang Ritter Award 2007 for Outstanding Achievements in Business Administration Research, Wolfgang Ritter Foundation, Bremen (Germany)

Scholarships of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), of the German National Scholarship Foundation (DFG), of the Konrad Henkel Foundation, Duesseldorf (Germany) and of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
affiliations AOM – Academy of Management
DHV – German Association of University Professors and Lecturers
FGF – German Scientific Association of Entrepreneurship Research
SG – Schmalenbach Association for Business Research
VHB – German Academic Association for Business Research
editorial board JSBM - Journal of Small Business Management
ZfKE - Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship
additional inform... Publications:

Author of 5 books and more than 200 articles in international journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Small Business Management, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, and Venture Capital.


Visiting Appointments and Scholarships:

2013 Visiting Professor, ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona (Spain)

2013 Lecturer at ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Management Zurich (Switzerland)

2011 Visiting Professor, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar (Germany)

2010 Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne (Australia)

2009 Visiting Professor, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, III. International Engineering Seminar, Bogotá (Colombia)

Since 2009 Visiting Professor, MBA Degree Program for Management Executives , DBS – Düsseldorfer Business School (Germany)

2008 Visiting Professor, MBA in International Management and Innovation, SIMT, Stuttgart (Germany)

2007 Visiting Professor for the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship Central Europe, Danube University Krems (Austria)

2006 Visiting Professor, Global Entrepreneurship Center of the Garvin School of International Management, Thunderbird University, Phoenix/Arizona (USA)

2005 Visiting Professor, Master Program for International Executives in SMEs and International Management (MIEX), Università di Bologna (Italy)


Academic Management:

Member of Steering Committee School of Management, University of St.Gallen

Member of Senate, University of St.Gallen


Referee and Advisory Mandates:

Academy of Management (AOM)
Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC)
BFuP – Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung und Praxis
DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
DBW – Die Betriebswirtschaft
DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
ET&P – Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
G-Forum – Interdisziplinäre Jahreskonferenz zur Gründungsforschung
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB)
Journal of Business Venturing (JBV)
Journal of International Entrepreneurship (JIE)
Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM)
SNF - Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
VHB – Jahrestagung des Verbands der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft
ZfB – Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft
zfbf / sbr – Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung / Schmalenbach Business Review
ZfKE – Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship


Practical Experience:

Co-Founder and Partner of Scienovation
Co-Founder and Partner of Effectuation Intelligence
Co-Founder and -Operator of Effectuation.de
Coach of European Start-Up Initiatives
Coach and Judge in Regional and International Business Plan Competitions