The Center for Organizational Excellence (CORE) is a research collaboration between GSEM-University of Geneva and the University of St. Gallen. Its objective is to explore how companies can achieve superior profitability in the short term while simultaneously being successful, innovative, and responsible in the long term. To this end, the CORE studies how the perceived trade-off between economic and public value creation can be overcome and how synergies between the two objectives can be obtained.
The center is headed by its directors Prof. Dr. Sebastian Raisch (Professor of Strategy, GSEM-University of Geneva) and Prof. Dr. Gilbert Probst (Professor of Organization, GSEM-University of Geneva). The center’s external collaborators from the University of St. Gallen include Prof. em. Dr. Peter Gomez and Prof. Dr. Alexander Zimmermann.
Besides conducting academic and applied research projects, as well as producing teaching materials and cases, the CORE organizes company and research workshops. It supports its sponsors, such as BMW, Deutsche Bank, Nestlé, Siemens, and Volkswagen, in designing strategies, systems, and processes that allow them to create short-term and long-term value for its stakeholders and the society at large.
The CORE’s research has been published in top-tier academic and practitioner journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review. Members of the CORE have also won prestigious awards such as the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award, several Strategic Management Society Best Paper Awards, and the ECCH European Case Writing Award.