PhD-Student in collaboration with Institute of Technology / Management - St. Gal bei SAP

Unternehmen: SAP
Vertragsart: Befristet - Vollzeit
Standort: Regensdorf -


Founded in 1972, SAP is the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue. Based on market capitalization, we are the world's third largest independent software manufacturer.
As an integrated part of the development organization, our research lab in St. Gallen drives applied research while focusing on the business impact and contribution to SAP's product portfolio. The approach is based on co-innovation through collaborative research: Together with leading universities, partners, customers, and SAP product groups, we drive the development of promising ideas, concepts and prototypes into new software and business models for maximum customer value. In our locations in St. Gallen we are cooperating with the University of St. Gallen to drive research at the interface of technology and economics. In the near future our team will focus on a new way to manage intangible assets to allow for a better economic performance.


We provide a highly motivating project environment with multiple international partners in industry and academia for applied research. The team in Switzerland will focus on new ways to manage the linkage between non-financial and financial assets. We will explore three topics: a general framework for a new corporate management focusing on non-financial assets, innovation capital (ability to innovate) as well as customer capital (ability to respond). In all three areas this will include e.g. leveraging big data technologies to better measure and monitor non-financial assets in order to gain actionable insights for better decisions, and exploring / testing of cause-effect relationships as well as related time lags to improve enterprise performance.
Ultimately, the team is looking for new options to bring innovative SAP applications and services successfully to the market. The PhD candidates are expected to make crucial contributions both on the research and the transfer side.
In parallel, they will be part of a research team at the Institute of Technology Management under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann at the University of St. Gallen, one of the most renowned business schools in Europe. For the positions advertised here, the focus is on innovation capital (ability to innovate).

The selected PhD candidates will get the opportunity to demonstrate how their skills apply to the following tasks:

* Publish peer reviewed research papers as well as internal / external presentations

* Contribute to collaborative research and transfer projects

* Contribute to the acquisition of new external / internal projects

* Drive thought leadership in our focus areas and develop new topics

* Build up an internal network and collaborate closely to maximize the impact of our research activities

* Supervise students and interns

Do you want to find out how future IT-technology will look like and how it will influence the business of the future? Are you open to new ideas and concepts? Are you able to solve difficult problems by taking a look at them from a different, new perspective? Then join our team. You'll apply scientific principles and concepts to evaluate and assess potential of new concepts and solutions.



* Very good (University) Master's degree in business informatics, information systems, information management or related fields

* Interest in theoretical and conceptual as well as empirical scientific studies

* Experience in internet technologies and business are a plus

* Strong written and verbal communication / presentation skills in English

* Analytical and conceptual thinking skills

* Active interest in innovative technologies

* Self motivated with ability to work independently within a complex project environment

* Ability to work in a multicultural environment

* Flexible working style and strong team skills

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