Stefan Haefliger is a professor of Digital Innovation and Strategy. In his research and teaching he focuses on co-creation strategies as well as regulation and organizational design in innovation processes. His current research on human-machine interaction focuses on automated feedback and the learning of professionals about how to work with and give autonomy to machines, in some cases allowing new ways of using information technology to re-define professional standards and practice. His research in technology strategy helps define optimal levels of modularity in product development and the role that machines and machine learning play in innovation management. Stefan’s research agenda spans the intersection of strategy and information systems and the role new technologies play in changing the workplace, from the making and breaking of rules to the digital infrastructure underpinning platforms and organizing.
Stefan is an experienced research supervisor, speaker and program leader, he designed and led classroom-based as well as experience-based international courses, such as to Israel and Palestine as well as consulting projects with executive MBA students in Chile and Portugal. International courses play a key role in experiencial learning and instilling a global mindset that combines personal growth, cultural exchange, and advanced academic content.
Stefan acts as an external examiner at the LSE and Imperial College, he was appointed to the Board of Studies at Bayes for six years and served as Associate Dean for People & Culture, driving inclusion and equality initiatives across the business school.
Stefan has written extensively on open innovation and business models and helps firms devise pathways to co-creation with customers and open innovation. His work has been published in MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, Research Policy and other and he is a founding editor of the open access Journal of Openness, Commons and Organizing (JOCO).
His insights are applied in management and used in executive education. Stefan is on the faculty at ETH Zurich and at Bayes Business School and he received a doctorate in management science from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. He held visiting positions at MIT, Hitotsubashi University, the University of Trento, Chalmers University and Rikkyo University in Japan.