Martin J. Eppler

Martin J. Eppler

Martin J. Eppler

Prof. Dr.
Full Professor of Media and Communication Management
MCM-HSG
Büro 48-125
Blumenbergplatz 9
9000 St. Gallen
Publications Publications of Martin J. Eppler
Main Focuses Knowledge Management; Strategy; Knowledge Visualization; Collaboration & Innovation
Fields of research
  • Knowledge Management
  • Analytics
  • Knowledge Communication and Knowledge Visualization
  • Collaborative Creativity
Further fields of research
  • Management Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Strategic Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project learning, project experience sharing, Debriefing
  • Decision Making in Groups
Education

University of St. Gallen (lic.oec.HSG/Master (Steinacher Award), Habilitation)
Boston University School of Communication (Dean’s List)
ESCP, Paris
University of Geneva (PhD, summa cum laude)

Certificates in Analytics and US Law

Professional Career

Head of the University of St. Gallen’s International Study Program (for International MBA Students)

Guest Professor Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada  

Guest Professor Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Guest Professor Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China

Guest Professor Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland

Guest Professor Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, Peru

Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

Advisor to organizations such as United Nations, UBS, Swiss Re, Daimler, BMW, Philips, Swiss Military,

Ernst & Young, The European Central Bank, and others. Inventor of www.lets-focus.com  

Previous work for The Creative Business Inc., Bain - Company, Ringier, Geneva Knowledge Group, and the International Herald Tribune.

Member of the Digital Innovation Council, GfK Verein, Nuremberg, Germany

Teaching Activities

Meet up! Using Nudging for Collaboration

Dynagrams - thinking in Stereo (Master)

Creability - Creativity at Work (Master and executive)
Sketching at Work (MBA)

Visual Literacy for Management (Bachelor)
Visualization for team processes (Master)

Information and Knowledge Visualization for Business (Master)
Knowledge Managemente (Master)
Knowledge Communication and Visualization (at Aalto University)
Typologies and Taxonomies: Classification in Research (PhD course)
Global Managerial Communication (MBA)
Intercultural Management and Communication (CEMS Master)

Visual Metaphors for Management (Master)

Risk visualization (executive)

Projects

Communicating Analytics

Meet up! Improving Meeting Communication through Nudging

Dynagrams:  www.mcm.unisg.ch/en/Chairs/MCM+1/Projects/Dynagrams

 
Sketching at Work. www.sketchingatwork.com

Creability: On-demand Creativity for Teams: www.mcm.unisg.ch/de/Chairs/MCM+1/Projects/Creability.aspx

Management Atlas: www.ManagementAtlas.com

Collaboration Cards for Teams: www.CollabCards.com

Complex to Clear: www.Clear-Communication.org

Visual Literacy for Managers: www.visual-literacy.org

Dynagrams: Dynamic Diagrams for Strategic Planning www.dynagrams.org

Affiliations

Academy of Management

Swiss Media and Communication Research Association
various editorial, institutional and program boards

Awards

International Book Award (getabstract)

Personalwirtschaft Magazine Business Book of the Year

Abendblatt Career Book of the Year

Best Paper Awards (Academy of Management, Collaboration Technologies and Systems, IKnow, IEEE InfoVis)

Steinacher Preis (beste Masterarbeit)

7 University of Geneva Executive MBA Teaching Awards for Best Core Course (Engl.& French Programs)

ZfU Teaching Award in Gold

IABC Research Award

Who's Who in Science 

Spin-Offs en.lets-focus.com
Talks

Topics of recent international and national talks:

Communicating Analytics

Reinventing Meetings

Fostering Creativity and Innovation in Teams

 
Design Thinking in Management
 

How to be Clear in Complex Corporate Communication

Clarity in Knowledge Communication

Visualization in Management

Visualization for Inter-organizational Collaboration

Rea-time Knowledge Management

Managing Information Quality

How to Improve Strategy Communication

Making Strategy Implementation Work

Sketching at Work: How to Use Ad-hoc Drawings to improve Decision Making and Collaboration

Using Visualization as a Research Method

Magic Moments in Meetings: Breakthrough Productivity through Interactive Visualization

Editorial Board

OrganisationsEntwicklung (European Journal of Organizational Development);

Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication

previously on the editorial board of: Studies in Communication Sciences, Information & Management, and others

Additional Information

www.knowledge-communication.org
www.visual-literacy.org

www.ManagementAtlas.com

www.clear-communication.org

www.CollabCards.com

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