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Mr Nicolas Schweitzer

Nicolas Schweitzer


Brevet De Technicien Supérieur Hotellerie Restauration, Option Arts de la Table et du Service, Academie De Strasbourg


Senior Lecturer - Practical Arts

Teaching Location(s)

EHL Campus Lausanne

Teaching Subject(s)

Bar & Restaurant Outlets
Front of House Operations & Service Skills

Area(s) of Expertise

Practical arts

Short Bio

Mr Nicolas Schweitzer is a Lecturer Practical Arts overseeing operations and training students in various food and beverage outlets at EHL. Born in the French region of Alsace, Nicolas trained at the Ecole Hôtelière Alexandre Dumas located in Illkirch, France. During his studies, Nicolas completed internships in Monaco, Northern Ireland and Paris. He started his career as the Restaurant Manager at Chez Pierre in Alsace in 2006.

After two years there, he moved to Toronto to improve his English while working alongside Chef Marc Thuet at Bistro and Bakery Thuet. In 2008, he returned to France where he was a Chef de rang at the Parc hôtel in Wangenbourg-Engenthal. In 2009, he moved to Canada, to work for a year in Montreal at Pintxo in the front-of-house staff. He landed in Switzerland in 2010 and spent two years at the Golf de Lausanne restaurant as a Chef de rang, before spending three years at the Restaurant du Jorat in Mézières (Canton of Vaud) as Restaurant Manager. On the back of this experience, Nicolas joined EHL in January 2015 as an F&B Assistant, then became a Lecturer Practical Arts in September 2016.

Publications 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

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

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

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

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

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., & 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