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Dr Michael Gibbert

Michael Gibbert , PhD


Master in Commerce, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Ph.D. in Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland


Adjunct Professor

Teaching Location(s)

EHL Campus Passugg

Area(s) of Expertise

Sustainable consumption
Value chain deconstruction in hospitality and agriculture
Qualitative research methods

Short Bio

Michael is full professor of sustainable consumption at Universita della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, and Adjunct Professor at EHL. He is also a professional chef (at least that's how he likes to think of himself - having completed an apprenticeship at Schwarzer Bock Wiesbaden back in the mists of time). His other great passion is 'La Bionda Piemontese' (a type of chicken) and 'La Bergamasca' (a cute sheep breed with floppy ears), both of which can sometimes be seen in the background during his Teams meetings.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Nair, L., Gibbert, M., Hoorani, B. (2023). Combining Case Study Designs for Theory Building: A New Sourcebook for Rigorous Social Science Researchers. Cambridge University Press.
Hoorani, B., Plakoyiannaki, E. & Gibbert, M. (2023). Understanding time in qualitative international business research: Towards four styles of temporal theorizing. Journal of World Business 58(1)
Gibbert, M., Nair, L., Weiss, M., Hoegl, M. (2021) Using outliers for theory building. Organizational Research Methods, 24(1), pp. 171-182
Gibbert, M., Hoegl, M., & Valikangas, L. (2014). Introduction to the special issue: Financial resource constraints and innovation. Journal of Product Innovation Management 32(2) 197-102
Gibbert, M., Wicki, B., & Ruigrok, W. (2008). What passes as a rigorous case study? Strategic Management Journal, 29, 1465-1474

Research Portals

ORCID 0000-0002-5483-6765