Rethinking Corporate Headquarters:
Innovative Approaches for Managing the Multi-Divisional Firm

May 28-30, 2015

St. Gallen, Switzerland

Once treated as almost synonymous with the place where strategies are made, corporate headquarters and the multi-divisional firms they steer, have given way to other research phenomena. With this special conference we want to redirect scholarly attention on the “elephant in the room.” Large, multi-divisional corporations form the backbone of well over half of the global economic output. Their attractiveness is not only confined to the US and Europe, but also developing economies are increasingly embracing them. With this special conference we want to summarize and advance our knowledge on these large firms and their corporate management.

Program Chairs

picture of Björn Ambos
Björn Ambos
University of St. Gallen
picture of Tomi Laamanen
Tomi Laamanen
University of St. Gallen
picture of Christoph Lechner
Christoph Lechner
University of St. Gallen
picture of Guenter Mueller-Stewens
Guenter Mueller-Stewens
University of St. Gallen

Track Chairs

picture of Tina Ambos
Tina Ambos
University of Geneva
picture of Matthias Brauer
Matthias Brauer
University of Mannheim
picture of Anja Tuschke
Anja Tuschke
LMU Munich
picture of Gianmario Verona
Gianmario Verona
Bocconi University
picture of Margarethe Wiersema
Margarethe Wiersema
University of California, Irvine
picture of Richard Whittington
Richard Whittington
University of Oxford