Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch

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Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch

WEV G 221

Weinbergstr. 56/58

8092 Zürich


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Elgar Fleisch has a double appointment at ETH Zürich and University St. Gallen (HSG). At ETH, he is a full professor of information management, at HSG of technology management.

At ETH Zürich Elgar Fleisch is part of the Department of Management, Technology, and Economy (D-MTEC). At HSG he is part of the Institute of Technology Management (ITEM-HSG) where he serves as director, and at the university level as a member of the Habilitationskommission, and the Weiterbildungskommission.

At both affiliations, Elgar Fleisch runs a team of post docs and doctoral students. All research projects span across both teams.

Research Interest

In his research, Elgar Fleisch and his team aim at understanding and designing the ongoing merge between the physical and digital world, a vision that was recently coined the “Internet of Things”. His work focuses on applications, economic impacts, and infrastructures of mobile and ubiquitous computing.

Short CV

After graduating from the Advanced Technical School for Engineering in Bregenz (Austria) in 1987, Elgar Fleisch, who was born in 1968, studied information systems at the University of Vienna (Austria). He received his doctoral degree from the University of Economics and Business Administration Vienna in 1993 for his work in artificial intelligence in production planning. Between 1994 and 2000 he worked as a postdoc in information management at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). From October 1996 to August 1997 he founded and led an IT consulting company in Philadelphia, USA. In 2000 Elgar Fleisch was elected Associate Professor at the University of St. Gallen, becoming a full professor in 2002. In 2004 he was elected Professor for Information Management at ETH Zurich and started a double professorship with the University of St. Gallen with equal time distribution. In 2001 Elgar Fleisch served as a lecturer at the University of Essen (Germany) and in 2009 as a visiting professor at MIT (USA).

All research projects are joint efforts of industry and academia; its results have been published in more than 250 scientific journals and books in both disciplines, management and technology. For more information on publications please visit the publications section.

Elgar Fleisch is a co-founder of several university spin-offs and serves as a member of multiple management boards as well as academic steering committees.

For a detailed CV please contact Mrs. Elisabeth Vetsch-Keller.


Augmented Reality and the Internet of Things
Alexander Ilic and Elgar Fleisch
Auto-ID Labs White Paper, WP-BIZAPP-068, Zürich: Auto-ID Labs ETH / HSG, 2016.
Mnemonic strategy training of the elderly at risk for dementia enhances integration of information processing via cross-frequency coupling
Stavros I. Dimitriadis, Ioannis Tarnanas, Mark Wiederhold, Brenda Wiederhold, Magda Tsolaki and Elgar Fleisch
Alzheimer's and Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions, 2 (4): 241-249, Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2016.
IoT business models in an industrial context
Markus Weinberger, Dominik Bilgeri and Elgar Fleisch
Automatisierungstechnik (AT), 64 (9): 699-706, München: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2016.
Understanding the Impact of Personality Traits on Mobile App Adoption – Insights from a Large-Scale Field Study
Runhua Xu, Remo M. Frey, Elgar Fleisch and Alexander Ilic
Computers in Human Behavior, 62: 244-256, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2016.
Revenue models and the Internet of Things? A Consumer IoT-based Investigation
Elgar Fleisch, Felix Wortmann, Dominik Bilgeri and Markus Weinberger
Bosch IoT Lab Whitepaper, August 2016, Zürich: Bosch IoT Lab, 2016.
Mobile Sensing and Support for People With Depression: A Pilot Trial in the Wild
Fabian Wahle, Tobias Kowatsch, Elgar Fleisch, Michael Rufer and Steffi Weidt
JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 4 (3): e111, Toronto: JMIR Publications, 2016.
Providing primary frequency control with residential scale photovoltaic-battery systems: A techno-economic simulation study of a virtual power plant
Sandro Schopfer, Verena Tiefenbeck, Elgar Fleisch and Thorsten Staake
Computer Science - Research and Development, 32 (1): 105-115, Heidelberg: Springer, 2016.
Promoting leasing as a business model for electric bicycles: Explorative evidence on the impact of regulatory incentives from a choice-based conjoint study in Germany
Kristina Flüchter, Felix Wortmann and Elgar Fleisch
Energy policy, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2016.
Effects of Charitable Versus Monetary Incentives on the Acceptance of and Adherence to a Pedometer-Based Health Intervention: Study Protocol and Baseline Characteristics of a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial
Tobias Kowatsch, Jan-Niklas Kramer, Flavius Kehr, Fabian Wahle, Niklas Elser and Fleisch Elgar
JMIR Research Protocols, 5 (3): e181, Toronto: JMIR Publications, 2016.
Providing primary frequency control with residential scale photovoltaic-battery systems
Sandro Schopfer, Verena Tiefenbeck, Elgar Fleisch and Thorsten Staake
Klagenfurt: 5th D-A-CH+ Energy Informatics Conference 2016, 2016.
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