Professor Dr Oliver Gassmann is Director of the Institute for Technology Management of the University of St.Gallen (ITEM-HSG). He was elected to take his place among the world’s 50 top researchers by the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT). The HSG Professor of Innovation Management has received this award for the sum of his publications over the last five years. Oliver Gassmann is thus one of the world’s most active researchers in the field of Innovation Management. Oliver Gassmann is the Chairman of the HSG Research Committee and the main teacher in several Executive MBA programs.