Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok

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Prof. Winfried RuigrokDean of the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law, University of St. Gallen

“The University of St. Gallen, as a leading European business school, wholeheartedly embraces the new space economy. We support managers, engineers, policy makers and advisers in the space industry with our innovative formats and top-level executive trainers. The Space4Business programme offered by three top European Business Schools hits the market at the right time for a growing future market.”

Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok (NL) is the Dean of the Executive School of Management, Technology & Law at the University of St.Gallen. He joined the university as a Professor of International Management in 1996 and has been the Director of the Research Institute for International Management (FIM-HSG).

His research focuses on international restructuring strategies and performance implications, the internationalisation of top management teams and boards, multicultural management, and corporate governance. His papers have been published in leading scholarly and popular outlets, incl. Strategic Management Journal, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Management Studies, Management International Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, Financial Times, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

He previously worked at the Warwick Business School (UK), European Commission (Belgium), Rotterdam School of Management (NL), University of Amsterdam (NL), and Netherlands International Development Organisation (NL). He has worked with numerous international companies and organisations including Deutsche Post, Ernst & Young, European Commission, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gore, Henkel, Hilti, Karstadt Quelle, Lonza, Nissan, Otto Versand, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RWE, and the Canton of St.Gallen.

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