“We intend to create a better world.
To do this, AUS faculty, staff, and students pursue multidisciplinary research.”

AUS Research


AUS is dedicated to fostering and growing practical research skills and competencies for its students and faculty members.

Research Vision & Mission
The Research Committee believes that the vision for research and scholarly activity at AUS should be to:

  • Transform AUS into a recognized center for applied research in Switzerland that leverages regional intellectual, social, cultural, and economic assets for global impact.

The AUS Research mission is to increase the visibility and impact of applied research at AUS by fostering students' and faculty members' research skills and competencies.
Three major thematic areas are put forward as Research Strategic Pillars with specific goals and directions for each. Specifically, the AUS Research strategic pillars are:

  • Visibility: Improve communication about AUS Research internally and externally.
  • Impact: Introduce internal process changes to increase research resources and productivity impact.
  • Leadership: Increase support for fostering research skills and competencies for students and faculty members.
AUS is dedicated to fostering and growing practical research skills and competencies for its students and faculty members.

Research Vision & Mission
The Research Committee believes that the vision for research and scholarly activity at AUS should be to:

  • Transform AUS into a recognized center for applied research in Switzerland that leverages regional intellectual, social, cultural, and economic assets for global impact.

The AUS Research mission is to increase the visibility and impact of applied research at AUS by fostering students' and faculty members' research skills and competencies.

Three major thematic areas are put forward as Research Strategic Pillars with specific goals and directions for each. Specifically, the AUS Research strategic pillars are:

  • Visibility: Improve communication about AUS Research internally and externally.
  • Impact: Introduce internal process changes to increase research resources and productivity impact.
  • Leadership: Increase support for fostering research skills and competencies for students and faculty members.

AUS Faculty Publication List

Professional publications, conference proceedings and press articles

  • Illy, P.-L., and Catenazzo, G. (2021). Le placement de produits dans un jeu video: accepté par les joueurs et gagnant pour la marque? Monde Economique, February 14.
  • Catenazzo, G. (2021). Comment gérer les risques de votre TPE-PME ? Monde Economique, February 8.
  • Tinsley, R., Rimmer, R., Matheson, C., and Campbell, G. (2020). A postsecular reading of festivals and events, mimeo, Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Catenazzo, G. (2020). Bientôt les vacances d’été ! Où irons-nous cet été ? Une enquête dans la Région lémanique, Monde Economique, July 6, 2020.
  • Hrankai, R., and Rimmer, R. (2019). Attitudes to careers in tourism and hospitality among international students in Switzerland, The International Hospitality and Tourism Student Journal, Special Collaborations Edition.
  • Fabrio, S. (2018). Will you Successfully Transition into Your Next Role? Wordpress.
  • Fabrio, S. (2018). Successful Product Development: From Dream To Reality, w B.Turchi
  • Fabrio, S. (2018). Innovation Balanced Scorecard: Measure Innovativeness of your Company, w B.Turchi.
  • Fabrio, S. (2017). Ask 'Why': Advice to startup co-founders, board members, investors, Wordpress.
  • Fabrio, S. (2016). Can exits accelerate the growth of Swiss entrepreneurship? Wordpress.
  • Jost, M., and Rimmer, R. (2016). Triggers, emotional mediators and reflective action in hospitality pedagogy, paper delivered to CHME Conference, University of Ulster, 4-6 May
  • Tinsley, R., Rimmer, R., and Matheson, C (2016) ‘Spiritual attitude, motivation and repeat attendance at the Beltane Fire Festival’, awarded the prize for the Best Paper in Tourism at the Council for Hospitality Management Education Annual Research Conference (CHME Conference), University of Ulster, 4-6 May
  • Fabrio, S. (2016). Four steps to benefit from the sharing economy,” Wordpress.
  • Lelescu, A. (2015). Predicting Future Scientific Discoveries Based on a Networked Analysis of the Past Literature, KDD '15 Proceedings of the 21st ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, September.
  • Houston, M., Osborne, M., and Rimmer, R. (2015). Private schooling and admission to medicine: a case study using matched samples and causal mediation analysis, BMC Medical Education, 15: 136, 7 pages.
  • Braga, C., and Fabrio, S. (2015). How to keep “license to operate” while navigating the regulatory labyrinth” IMD.
  • Rosselet, S. (2015). Globalization: an Impetus for Competition or Cooperation? DialogueReview. LID Publishing, June 5, http://dialoguereview.com/globalization-impetus-competition-cooperation-suzanne-rosselet
  • Rosselet, S. (2015). Is Spain a Rising Contestant in World Competitiveness? Richtopia.com, May 2.
  • Rosselet, S. (2015). Greece and the Troika – The Gunfighters’ Showdown, Richtopia.com, January 30.
  • Rosselet, S. (2014). Can a Nation’s Culture Drive Competitiveness? WordPress, November 27.
  • Fabrio, S. (2014). Regulation, a Threat or an Opportunity, Wordpress.
  • Spangler, S., …Lelescu, A…. (2014). Automated hypothesis generation based on mining scientific literature, KDD '14: Proceedings of the 20th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining, August, 1877-1886, https://doi.org/10.1145/2623330.2623667.
  • Lelescu, A. (2014). The strategic IP insight platform (SIIP): A foundation for discovery, Annual SRII Global Conference (SRII).
  • Rosselet, S. (2014). Faut-il imposer des quotas féminins en entreprise?24Heures and Tribune de Genève, August 15.
  • Rosselet, S. (2014). La propriété privée fait rêver, mais elle n’est qu’une illusion, 24Heures and Tribune de Genève, June 20.
  • Rosselet, S. (2014). Le salaire minimum, une menace pour la compétitivité suisse, 24Heures and Tribune de Genève, May 16.
  • Rosselet, S. (2014). U.S. Competitiveness: Time to Close the Skills Gap and Revive American Leadership, WordPress, March 31.
  • Osborne, M., Rimmer, R., and Houston, M. (2014). Adult Access to Higher Education: an international overview. In UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) The Role of Universities in Promoting Lifelong Learning. Hamburg: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.
  • Rosselet, S. (2014). A Long-Term View to Sustaining Competitiveness, WordPress, January 13.
  • Rosselet, S. (2013). Switzerland’s Model of Prosperity: Would the 1:12 Initiative Compromise its Competitiveness? IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, November; 24Heures and Tribune de Genève, November 12.
  • Jost, M., Rimmer, R., and Seaman, C. (2013). Transformational learning among hospitality and tourism students, paper to the International Hospitality and Tourism Research Centre Switzerland Conference, November.
  • Duffy, T., and Rimmer, R. (2013). The essence of a learning style inventory, paper to the International Hospitality and Tourism Research Centre Switzerland Conference, November
  • Rosselet, S. (2013). Skill Shortages in Japan: Can Abenomics Close the Gender Gap and Build Global Leaders? IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, September; Moneycab, October 23. WordPress.
  • Jost, M., and Rimmer, R. (2013) ‘Triggers for transformational learning among hospitality and tourism students’, paper to Eurochrie 2013, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, October
  • Rosselet, S. (2013). U.S. Manufacturing is Key to Competitiveness, The Christian Science Monitor, February 8.
  • Rosselet, S. (2013). A New Year’s Resolution for President Obama: Time to Close the Skills Gap and Revive US Manufacturing, IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, January.
  • Devitt, A., and Rosselet, S. (2012). Restoring Sustainable Competitiveness: Ireland, Progressive Economy, Dublin, July 11.
  • Matheson, C., Rimmer, R., and Tinsley, R. (2012). What brings people out on a cold night in Edinburgh to attend an uninhibited festival involving ancient rites and a bonfire? paper to The Global Events Conference V, Stavanger, Norway, June 13-15 and to the International Conference on Tourism and Events: Opportunities, Impacts and Change, Belfast, June 20-22
  • Coy, D., Duffy, T., and Rimmer, R. (2012). Analysis of the impact of culture and gender on the deep and strategic approaches to study of hospitality management students in Switzerland, paper to the ELSIN Conference 2012, Bangor, Wales, June 26-28.
  • Matheson, C., Rimmer, R., and Tinsley, R. (2012). An understanding of audience involvement at the Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh, paper to the 8th International Hospitality and Tourism Research Conference, Sörenberg, Switzerland, April 19-20.
  • Rimmer, R. (2012). Student decision making and academic outcomes, invited paper to the 8th International Hospitality and Tourism Research Conference, Sörenberg, Switzerland, April 19-20.
  • Jost, M., and Rimmer, R. (2012). Transformative learning, epistemic change and study among hospitality and tourism students, paper to the 8th International Hospitality and Tourism Research Conference, Sörenberg, Switzerland, April 19-20.
  • Coy, D., Duffy, T., and Rimmer, R. (2012). Culture, gender and learning styles among international hospitality students, paper to the 8th International Hospitality and Tourism Research Conference, Sörenberg, Switzerland, April 19-20.
  • Bell, V., Murray, J., and Rimmer, R. (2012). Evaluating QM Advance, invited paper to the Universities Scotland Student Retention Workshop, Queen Margaret University, January 19.
  • Rosselet, S. (2011). Leveraging Competitiveness to Tackle Short-Termism, IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, November.
  • Catenazzo, G., and Fragnière, E. (2011). Internal Control Systems in Switzerland: Are We Ready? Results of an Academic Survey. Newsletter of the Swiss Association of Internal Audit (IIA Switzerland), November and December, p. 7–8.
  • Matheson, C., Rimmer, R., and Tinsley, R. (2011). What brings people to an unconventional festival on a cold night? An understanding of audience involvement in the Beltane Fire Festival, paper to the International Conference on Tourism and Management Studies, Algarve, October 26-29.
  • Rosselet, S. (2011). Back on Top and Proud: The U.S. Regains the Top Spot in World Competitiveness,” Washington Examiner and San Francisco Examiner, U.S., July.
  • Houston, M., and Rimmer, R. (2011). Simultaneity in student decision making and institutional data’, paper to the Conference of the Higher Educational Institutional Research Network, Kingston upon Thames, June, 16-17.
  • Rosselet, S., and Smit, W. (2011). Sing a Song for Singapore Brands, IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, February.
  • Lelescu, A. (2011). Systematic Web Data Mining with Business Architecture to Enhance Business Assessment Services, SRII Global Conference (SRII).
  • Rosselet, S. (2011). Knowledge Transfer as a Driver of Competitiveness, Kazakhstan International Business Magazine, January.
  • Nie, W., and Rosselet, S. (2011). China’s Glass Ceiling: The Story of a Country’s Rise and Problems with Competitiveness, BusinessForum China, December 2010; Milano Finanza, January 18; IMD Great Debate, January.
  • Lelescu, A. (2010). SIMPLE: Interactive analytics on patent data, ICDMW 2010, The 10th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, Sydney, Australia, December 14.
  • Duffy, T., Houston, M., and Rimmer, R. (2010). Qualitative analysis of a self-administered motivational instrument: implications for students, teachers and researchers, paper for the European Learning Styles Information Network, (ELSIN 2010) Conference, University of Aveiro, Portugal, June and submitted to Reflecting Practice in Education.
  • Rosselet, S. (2010). The Dragon versus the Elephant, IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges; Shanghai Daily and China Daily, China; The Nation, Thailand. El Dragón Contra el Elefante :El Empresario, Mexico; La Carta de la Bolsa and Ejecutivos Magazine, Spain; América Economia , Chile, April/May.
  • Quinn, B., and Rimmer, R. (2010). International students: academic, employability and career outcomes, paper for the International Hospitality and Tourism Research Conference, Switzerland, 19-20 May.
  • Rosselet, S. (2009). Benchmarking the U.S. Health Care System in the Global Economy, IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, December.
  • Rosselet, S. (2009). The Nuts and Bolts of China’s Competitiveness, IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, October.
  • Rosselet, S. (2009). China at a Competitiveness Crossroads, IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, August; Revista Epoca Negocios, Brazil, August 17.
  • Rosselet, S. (2009). China in World Competitiveness: Will China Move up the Competitiveness Ladder? Business Forum China (German business publication), August.
  • Rosselet, S. (2009). Knowledge Transfer and Innovation, Business Spotlight Magazine, Germany, April.
  • Rosselet, S. (2009). Responsible Competitiveness in series: Global Business Leadership in a Time of Crisis: Issues and Challenges, IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges; Jakarta Times, Indonesia; Gazeta Mercantil, Brazil, March.
  • Rosselet, S. (2009). Global Crisis: Who will be the survivors? IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, February; Valor Economico, Brazil, March.
  • Rosselet, S. (2009). Death of the Decoupling Myth, Financial Times, January 29; FT Deutschland, February 13.
  • Rosselet, S. (2009). Reasons for Optimism, The Bridge, SwissChambers in-flight magazine for Swiss Airlines, Swisscham.org, January.
  • Catenazzo, G., and Fragnière, E. (2008). Fonction clé dans la gestion d’entreprise: le risk management. Entreprise Romande, n° 3005, p. 17–18, December 12.
  • Rosselet, S. (2008). Impact of President-elect Obama on U.S. Competitiveness, IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, October (also published in several foreign newspapers).
  • Rosselet, S. (2008). Keeping the U.S. Number One in Competitiveness, IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, September.
  • Garelli, S., and Rosselet, S. (2008). The New Waves of Globalization and Competitiveness, IMD OWP Book, August.
  • Houston, M., and Rimmer, R. (2008). School mathematics and university outcomes’, paper to the Conference on Mathematics Support at University, University of St Andrew’s. In Grove, M., and Marr, C., Addressing the Quantitative Skills Gap: Establishing and sustaining cross-curricular mathematical support in higher education, Glasgow: HEA Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research Network.
  • Houston, M., and Rimmer, R. (2008). Using institutional data to understand and augment the learning experiences of diverse student groups, paper to Exploring the Hinterland: Mapping an Agenda for Institutional Research in the UK, Southampton Solent University, June.
  • Rosselet, S. (2008). How Much Longer Will the U.S. Remain the Leader in World Competitiveness? IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, May.
  • Houston, M., and Rimmer, R. (2008). Learning dynamics in an ex-industrial region, paper to PASCAL European Network of Regions of Lifelong Learning, University of Limerick, May.
  • Rosselet, S. (2008). Capturing Knowledge to Boost Performance: Why Should it be a Priority?” IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, April.
  • Catenazzo, G., and D’Urso, J. (2008). Les genevois préfèrent une taxe sur l’or bleu que sur l’or noir. L’Agefi, March 18.
  • Lorange, P., and Rosselet, S. (2007). Taiwan: The Challenge to Speed Up, Global Industry and Commerce, Taiwan, October 15.
  • Rosselet, S. (2007). Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland as Global Players in the World Economy, Business Club Belgo-Luxembourgeois Magazine, June.
  • Rosselet, S. (2007). India: The Emerging Brain Power, IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, April.
  • Rosselet, S. (2007). Malgré ses Faiblesses, l’Inde a de Solides Atouts pour Intéresser les Investisseurs, Le Temps, Switzerland, March 23.
  • Rosselet, S. Methodology and Principles of Analysis”, IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, 2001-2012.
  • Rosselet, S. IMD World Competitiveness Yearbooks 2001- 2011.
  • Rosselet, S. IMD Special Reports: Emirate of Abu Dhabi (2011, 2007), Mongolia (2011, 2010),Kuala Lumpur-State of Malaysia (2009), United Arab Emirates (2009), Sultanate of Oman (2009, 2004), Terengganu-State of Malaysia (2009), Kazakhstan (2008), Galicia, Spain (2008), Selangor-State of Malaysia (2007), Ile-de-France, France (2007), Qatar (2006), Sabah-State of Malaysia (2006), Emirate of Dubai (2005), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2002).
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