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.


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, (2016) Amsterdam: Elsevier.
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, (2016) Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Providing primary frequency control with residential scale photovoltaic-battery systems.
Sandro Schopfer, Verena Tiefenbeck, Elgar Fleisch, and Thorsten Staake
D-A-CH Energieinformatik, (2016).
Effect of tariff arbitrage on photovoltaic battery economics using predictive control.
Sandro Schopfer, Verena Tiefenbeck, Elgar Fleisch, and Thorsten R. Staake
International Conference on Energy, Environment and Economics (ICEEE2016), (2016).
Blissfully ignorant: The effects of general privacy concerns, general institutional trust, and affect in the privacy calculus.
Flavius Kehr, Tobias Kowatsch, Daniel Wentzel, and Elgar Fleisch
Information Systems Journal, (2015) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
MobileCoach: A Novel Open Source Platform for the Design of Evidence-based, Scalable and Low-Cost Behavioral Health Interventions - Overview and Preliminary Evaluation in the Public Health Context.
Andreas Filler, Tobias Kowatsch, Severin Haug, Fabian Wahle, Thorsten Staake, and Elgar Fleisch
2015 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS), (2015) Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.
Rethinking Privacy Decisions: Pre-Existing Attitudes, Pre-Existing Emotional States, and a Situational Privacy Calculus.
Flavius Kehr, Tobias Kowatsch, Daniel Wentzel, and Elgar Fleisch
ECIS 2015 Completed Research Papers, (2015) Münster: ECIS.
Thinking Styles and Privacy Decisions: Need for Cognition, Faith into Intuition and the Privacy Calculus.
Flavius Kehr, Tobias Kowatsch, Daniel Wentzel, and Elgar Fleisch
Smart Enterprise Engineering: 12. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2015): Tagungsband, (2015) Osnabrück: Universität Osnabrück.
Towards Short-Term Detection of Job Strain in Knowledge Workers with a Minimal-Invasive Information System Service: Theoretical Foundation and Experimental Design.
Tobias Kowatsch, Fabian Wahle, Andreas Filler, Flavius Kehr, Dirk Volland, Severin Haug, Gregor Jenny, Georg Bauer, and Elgar Fleisch
ECIS 2015 Research-in-Progress Papers, (2015) S.l.: AISeL.
The Effects of Personalized Recommendations with Popularity Information on Sales: A Field Study in Grocery Retailing.
Marc Linzmajer, Sandro Schopfer, Thorben Keller, Liane Nagengast, Elgar Fleisch, and Thomas Rudolph
(2015) Münster: ECIS.
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