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Dr Achim Schmitt

Dr Achim Schmitt

Qualifizierung(en)

PhD (Dr. oec.) in Business Administration and Management, University of Geneva
Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR), Université de Paris-Dauphine

Funktion

Full Professor - Associate Dean - Graduate Programs

Unterrichtsfach(e)

Business Field Trip: Europe
Capstone Thesis
Hospitality Strategic Management in the 21st Century
Introduction to the MBA Program
Managing Underperforming Properties
Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry

Fachgebiet

Corporate strategy
Corporate turnaround
Organizational ambidexterity
Organizational decline
Strategic management
Strategic renewal

Kurz-Bio

Dr. Achim Schmitt ist Professor an der Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne und Dekan (a.i.) der Graduate School der EHL. In den letzten 8 Jahren leitete Achim Schmitt die Erschaffung mehrerer neuer Graduierten-Programme: den MSc Global Hospitality Business, den MSc in Wine and Hospitality, den Blended MBA in Hospitality sowie den Hospitality EMBA. Dr. Schmitt hat an der Universität Genf promoviert, sich an der Universität Paris-Dauphine in Frankreich habilitiert und ist Gastprofessor an der Universität Genf. Bevor er in die akademische Welt eintrat, war Achim Schmitt als Turnaround-Berater in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz tätig. Akademische Erfahrungen sammelte er an der Audencia Business School in Nantes (Frankreich), der Columbia Business School (USA), der HEC Universität Genf (Schweiz), der Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota (Kolumbien), der Universität St. Gallen in der Schweiz und der China Europe International Business School (CEIBS, China).


Dr. Achim Schmitts Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Organisationstheorie und strategisches Management, mit besonderem Interesse an organisatorischer Ambidexterität, organisatorischem Niedergang, Unternehmensturnarounds und strategischer Erneuerung. Seine Artikel und Aufsätze wurden in verschiedenen Fachzeitschriften veröffentlicht, darunter die Harvard Business Review, das International Journal of Management Research, das Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, Management Learning und die MIT Sloan Management Review. Derzeit ist er in zwei Gremien in der Privatwirtschaft tätig, im akademischen Beirat von CEIBS Europe sowie in den Editorial Boards von Long Range Planning.

Veröffentlichungen in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Schmitt, A., Raub, S., Schmid, S., & Harrigan, K.R. (2019). Changing tires on a moving car: the role of timing in hospitality and service turnaround processes. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 77, 549-561. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2018.08.019

Cruz, M., & Schmitt, A. (2019). Strategy and knowledge management in humanitarian organizations. In Villa, S, et al (Eds.), Decision-making in Humanitarian Operations: Strategy, Behavior, and System Dynamics. Palgrave Mcmillan.

Ahn, J., Lee, C.K., Back, K.J., & Schmitt, A. (2019). Brand experiential value for creating integrated resort customers’ co-creation behavior. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 81, 104-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2019.03.009

Back, K-J., Lee, C-K, Ahn, J., Schmitt, A., & Kim, H. (2019). A mixed method approach to developing a multidimensional scale for gambling fallacy in the Korean context. International Gambling Studies, 19(2), 220-240. https://doi.org/10.1080/14459795.2018.1541244

Schmitt, A., Raisch, S., & Volberda, H.W. (2018). Strategic renewal: Past research, theoretical tensions and future challenges. International Journal of Management Reviews, 20(1), 81-98. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12117

Josserand, E., Schmitt, A., & Borzillo, S. (2017). Balancing present needs and future options: How employees leverage social networks with clients. Journal of Business Strategy, 38(1), 14-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBS-01-2016-0003

Barker, V., & Schmitt, A. (2017). Firm turnarounds in knowledge intensive industries. In J. Adriaanse and J.-P. van der Rest (Eds.), Turnaround Management and Bankruptcy: A research companion: 327- 345. Routledge/Taylor & Francis: New York.

Schmitt, A., Barker, V., Raisch, S., & Whetten, D. (2016). Strategic renewal in times of environmental scarcity. Long Range Planning, 49(3), 361-376. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12117

Marmenout, K., & Schmitt, A. (2016). Organisational Change and Human Resource Management. In J. Crawshaw, P. Budhwar, A. Davis (Eds.), Strategic Human Resource Management: Challenges and Practice, 2nd edition. SAGE: Oxford.

Schmitt, A., & Klarner, P. (2015). From snapshot to continuity: A dynamic model of organizational adaptation to environmental changes, Scandinavian Journal of Management, 31(1), 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2014.06.003

Schmitt, A., & Raisch, S. (2015). Wie Experten die Krise meistern. Harvard Business Manager Magazine, (2),10-12.

Schmitt, A., & Devins, G. (2015). Einführung in das Produktionsmanagement. In T. Straub (Ed), Einführung in die moderne Betriebswirtschaftslehre, 2nd edition, Pearson Education: Munich.

Schmitt, A., & Marmenout, K. (2014). Organisational change and HRM. In Crawshaw, J., Budhwar, P.S., & Davies, A., Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives, 48-68. Sage Publications.

Schmitt, A., & Raisch, S. (2013). Corporate turnarounds: The duality of retrenchment and recovery, Journal of Management Studies, (50)7, 1216-1244. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12045

Schmitt, A., & Devins, G. (2013). Gestion de la production. In T. Straub (Ed), Découvrir la nouvelle gestion d‘entreprise: 37 pages. Pearson Education: Munich.

Schmitt, A., & Probst, G. (2013). Downsize, don’t dumbsize. The Smart Manager, 55-56.

Borzillo, S., Schmitt, A., & Antino, M. (2012). Communities of practice: Keeping the company agile. Journal of Business Strategy, (33)6, 22-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/02756661211281480

Schmitt, A., Borzillo, S., & Probst, G. (2012). Don’t let knowledge walk away: Knowledge retention during employee downsizing. Management Learning, 43(1), 52-73. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1350507611411630

Schmitt, A., & Devins, G. (2012). Einführung in das Produktionsmanagement. In T. Straub (Ed), Einführung in die moderne Betriebswirtschaftslehre: 208-237, Pearson Education: Munich.

Borzillo, S., Aznar, S., & Schmitt, A. (2011). A journey through communities of practice: How and why members move from the periphery to the core. European Management Journal, 29(1), 25-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2010.08.004

Schmitt, A., Probst, G., & Tushman, M. (2010). Management in times of economic crisis: Insights into organizational ambidexterity. M@n@gement 13(3), 128-150. https://doi.org/10.3917/mana.133.0128

Stadtler, L., Schmitt, A., Klarner, P., & Straub, T. (Eds.). (2010). More than Bricks in the Wall: Organizational Perspectives for Sustainable Success: A tribute to Professor Dr. Gilbert Probst. Springer Science & Business Media. Gabler Verlag: Wiesbaden. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-8349-8945-1

Schmitt, A. (2010). When crises represent an opportunity: Insights into corporate turnarounds. In L. Stadtler, A. Schmitt, P. Klarner, T. Straub (Eds.), More than Bricks in the Wall: Organizational Perspectives for Sustainable Success. How to achieve sustainable corporate success: 78-86. Gabler Verlag: Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-8349-8945-1_8

Klarner, P., & Schmitt, A. (2010). It's more than just bricks in the wall: Three decades of organizational studies, continued learning, and leadership. In A. Schmitt, L. Stadtler, P. Klarner, T. Straub (Eds.), More than Bricks in the Wall: Organizational Perspectives for Sustainable Success. How to achieve sustainable corporate success: 198-200. Gabler Verlag: Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-8349-8945-1_21

Schmitt, A., & Raisch, S. (2010). Neither black nor white yet both: The shifting balance perspective of corporate turnarounds, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings: Montréal, Canada, 1-6. Doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2010.54499469

Geförderte Forschungsprojekte

Schmitt, A., Project: A Behavioral Process Perspective on Hotel Corporation's Investment Decisions, Date: 01.09.2017 to 30.06.2019, External Fundraising: HES-SO.

Schmitt, A. Project: Scale development of gambling fallacy and its effect on gambling problem behaviors: A cross cultural study among Korea, USA, and Switzerland (Kyung Hee University, South Korea and the University of Houston, USA), Date: 01.09.2016 – 31.08.2019, External Fundraising.

Auszeichnungen

Best Reviewer Award 2016/2014/2010: BPS Division, Academy of Management Meeting, USA
Nominated for the Best Conference Paper Prize; 31st Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Miami, USA
Best Division Reviewer Award 2011: Strategic Management Track
Finalist Best Conference Reviewer Award 2011; EURAM Conference, June 2-4, in Tallinn, Estonia
Best Paper Proceedings 2010; Academy of Management Meeting in Montreal, Canada
Nominated for the Best Conference Paper Prize for Practice Implications; 29th Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Washington. D.C., USA