Raisch Sebastian
Prof. S. Raisch


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Sebastian Raisch is Professor of Strategy at the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM). He is also the Director of the EMBA program at GSEM. Sebastian is a permanent Visiting Professor at the University of St. Gallen and previously was a Visiting Professor at the Harvard Business School. He holds a PhD from the University of Geneva and a habilitation from the University of St. Gallen. In his life prior to academia, he was a strategy consultant working in several European countries.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Research interests

Sebastian’s research focuses on how large firms cope with the tensions between stability and change in their corporate development. He has worked and published on topics such as corporate growth and decline, corporate turnaround, organisational ambidexterity, organisational paradox, and strategic change. Currently, he is very much interested in the “digital revolution” and how it affects organizations as well as our lives. 

Sebastian's work has been published in leading international journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. In recent years, he received several academic awards for his contributions to the ambidexterity literature including the Strategic Management Society’s Best PhD Paper Award in 2012, the Emerald Publishing Group’s Citation of Excellence Award in 2012, and the Journal of Management’s Scholarly Impact Award in 2013. Sebastian serves on the Editorial Boards of the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Management Studies and the Strategic Management Journal.

Publication list


Strategic Management (Master)
Managing Growth (Master)
Strategic Management (Executive MBA)
Paper Writing & Publishing (PhD)