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University of Liechtenstein

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

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Liechtenstein is a prosperous economic area in the heart of Europe. The micro state is home to people from over 100 nationalities, and the country has one of the highest gross domestic products per capita worldwide. It has a diversified economy focusing on both product and service innovation. You will find headquarters from world leading international companies as well as a lively scene of start-up companies (see: www.liechtenstein.li).

The University of Liechtenstein is a public university that is both publicly and privately funded. For more than 50 years, it has been educating professionals for the domestic and international economy and has established excellent relations to industry. The university’s academic focus is divided into the two areas of business economics and architecture and planning. The university fulfils its statutory obligations through teaching in higher and continuing education, research and transfer. Tuition fees are subsidized by the state and amount to CHF 850.- per semester for all programs and students (regardless of their nationality). With its English language instruction, rigorous scientific training, and excellent career opportunities, the University attracts an international student body from around the world.

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The Institute of Architecture and Planning at the University of Liechtenstein can look back on a tradition of more than half a century.

This means that the Institute benefits from continuity and from a multifarious global network, which is reflected in the international composition of the student body. In recent decades architectural teaching has undergone a radical shift from ‘mere’ building towards engagement with the economically, ecologically and socially relevant themes of sustainable building. The role of architecture today is increasingly seen in combination with the concept of planning. The term is associated with the totality of all the processes currently running in a given area, and their interaction with the environment. This entails a principal focus on the interface of spatial planning and sustainable economic and cultural effects.

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Entrepreneurial thinking and activity are central to the Institute of Entrepreneurship. Essentially it is a matter of discovering entrepreneurial opportunities, developing innovative business ideas and realising them on the international markets. This vision can be traced through all the Institute’s areas of activity – teaching, continuing education, knowledge and technology transfer and research.

We analyse questions of entrepreneurship and innovation on well-grounded theoretical foundations, and work out concrete strategic recommendations for business practice. Our core competence fields include Strategy, Technology and Innovation, Corporate Entrepreneurship / Change Management, Internationalisation and Business Growth.

Focus on application orientation    
The Institute adopts an application-oriented and multidisciplinary approach to research. The guideline for all research projects is that research should be pursued on a solid basis of behavioural science and economic theory. We aspire here to the highest standards: our Institute is regularly represented at leading international academic conferences in the fields of entrepreneurship, international management, management and organisation, strategic management and technology and innovation management. In addition to this, we publish our research findings on a regular basis in leading international academic journals. Numerous prizes and awards testify to our competitiveness in the international arena.

Suggesting solutions for practical problems    
In addition, it is a high priority for us – in the light of the ‘rigor vs. relevance’ debate – not just to rest on our theoretical laurels, but to apply our research results actively in the context of society and the economy. Numerous longstanding partnerships with companies of the region document our success in this area. As well as opportunities of direct involvement in research projects, we also offer companies the option of public-private partnership models. This can involve a sponsorship role for doctoral candidates at our Institute. The student will then work, in partnership with the company and under supervision by a professor, on the development of solutions for selected problems originating in business practice.

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The Institute for Financial Services consists of the departments of Finance, Law and Taxation, and currently comprises five Chairs. As the Liechtenstein House of Finance, the Institute is concerned with central questions and problems in the field of private and public wealth management. It analyses, in particular, the international developments and challenges which are of crucial importance for the successful development of Liechtenstein as a business and financial centre and for its protagonists in the fields of politics, administration, economics and controlling. In addition, the Institute for Financial Services makes its voice heard internationally in putting across Liechtenstein’s position at theoretical and practical level. The focus here is not just on Liechtenstein, but also embraces other German-speaking regions, being consistently based on a comparative cross-border four-countries approach: FL, AT, CH, DE.

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Liechtenstein is a prosperous economic area in the heart of Europe. The micro state is home to people from over 100 nationalities, and the country has one of the highest gross domestic products per capita worldwide. It has a diversified economy focusing on both product and service innovation. You will find headquarters from world leading international companies as well as a lively scene of start-up companies (see: www.liechtenstein.li).

The University of Liechtenstein is a state university according to Swiss standards. With over 50 years of tradition the institution has established excellent relations to industry. The IS department is home to more than 20 IS researchers including 6 professors and renowned international visiting staff. Members of the institute have published in international top journals including MISQ, JAIS, JIT, or JMIS (see: www.uni.li/is).

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Coordinator for Marketing and Organisation
Institute of Information Systems

Education

2011: Bachelor of Arts in International Business Management at the Hochschule Furtwangen University, HFU Business School, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

2009 - 2010: Study exchange at the San Francisco State University, USA

2007 - 2011: Bachelor studies in International Business Management (in English) at the Hochschule Furtwangen University, HFU Business School, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

2006 - 2007: Studies of Law and English at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

2006: Stay abroad at the Takapuna Grammar School in Auckland, New Zealand

2006: High School diploma at the B.O.R.G Dornbirn-Schoren, Austria

Career

Since 2016: Coordinator for Marketing and Organisation at the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2013 - 2016: PR-/Online-Manager at Bachmann electronic GmbH in Feldkirch, Austria

2011 - 2013: Marketing, Communication and Organisation at Cree GmbH in Bregenz/Dornbirn, Austria

2010 - 2011: Internship in Corporate Communications at Zumtobel Group in Dornbirn, Austria

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Jan is the Hilti Endowed Chair of Business Process Management, Director of the Institute of Information Systems, and Vice-President Research and Innovation at the University of Liechtenstein.

His research has appeared amongst others in Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ)Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), the EuropeanJournal of Information Systems (EJIS), Information Systems Journal (ISJ), and Communications of the ACM (CACM) as well as in practitioners’ outlets such as MIT Sloan Management Review and Management Information Systems Ececutive (MISQe).

Jan has teaching experience from 24 universities in 13 countries, including many of the Financial Times Top 50 Business Schools such as the University of St.Gallenin Switzerland, the Vlerick Business School in Belgium, the University of Warwick in the UK, and the Smurfit School of Business in Ireland. He is also an active supporter of the AAU IS PhD program at the University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).He served as AIS Vice President Education 2014-2017 and he has been awarded the AIS Award for Innovation in Teaching 2013 as well as the AIS Technology Challenge Award 2015.   

Jan is an invited speaker, trusted advisor and trainer on IT and Management for many organizations around the world. For more details see http://janvombrocke.com.

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