About HD

I am working as a Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Information and Process Management IPM at the FHS St. Gallen, University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen, Switzerland since October 2009. Here I am working in the interdisciplinary research area eSociety (www.esociety.net).

Personally, my major research interests concern changing patterns of communication and interaction through means of digitalization in societies, markets, businesses and other organizations, as well as on the level of individuals. Thus, I am interested in the increasing importance of ‘information’ and its impact, for example, on value creation which includes fields like Electronic Markets and all flavors of Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business. Currently I am especially interested in the utilization of New Media and Social Media in the commerce area as well as in governmental and societal areas such as eDemocracy, eParticipation and Smart Cities and Regions. 

See my personal Blog (HD's Two Cents - Themen rund um die Informationsgesellschaft (German only)) for further discussions and statements.

For the well accepted international academic journal 'Electronic Markets - The International Journal on Networked Business' (listed in SSCI) I am serving as a Senior  Editor

Before, I was with the Swiss Institute for Information Research - SII at the University of Applied Sciences – HTW Chur, in Chur, Switzerland, as Professor and head of the institute.

In 2004 – 2006 I was a Professor at the Institute for Information Systems (Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik) at the University of Muenster, Germany, and - during the winter term 2004/05 - at the Institute for Management at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.

Before, I was working as a Senior Research Associate and Senior Lecturer at the =mcminstitute for Media and Communications Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland where I was responsible for the research group Competence Center Electronic Markets CCEM and other CCEM-related projects at the =mcminstitute.

During the summer term 2001 I hold an interim chair for Information Management (Wirtschaftsinformatik) at the University of Augsburg, Germany.

In 1999 I joined BRIE - Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, University of California, Berkeley, as a Visiting Scholar for three months.

In 1995 I got my Doctoral Dregree in Information Systems (Dr. oec. HSG) from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. 

I studied Business Administration at RWTH Aachen and the School for Business and Economics of the University Erlangen-Nürnberg with majors in Information Systems, Banking, and Economics.

Some of my personal interests are travelling, photography, sports like skiing, hiking, jogging, and sailing.

Sincerely yours, 
Hans-Dieter Zimmermann


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