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

AUS Research

AUS is a prominent university of applied sciences that conducts applied research in business-related topics on a global scale.
AUS is a prominent university of applied sciences that conducts applied research in business-related topics on a global scale.

AUS Faculty Publication List

Articles
  • Rosselet, S. “Globalization: an Impetus for Competition or Cooperation?” DialogueReview. LID Publishing: June 5, 2015: http://dialoguereview.com/globalization-impetus-competition-cooperation-suzanne-rosselet/
  • Rosselet, S. “Is Spain a Rising Contestant in World Competitiveness?” Richtopia.com, May 2, 2015.
  • Rosselet, S. “Greece and the Troika – The Gunfighters’ Showdown”, Richtopia.com, January 30, 2015.
  • Rosselet, S. “Can a Nation’s Culture Drive Competitiveness?” WordPress, November 27, 2014.
  • Rosselet, S. “Faut-il imposer des quotas féminins en entreprise?” 24Heures and Tribune de Genève, August 15, 2014.
  • Rosselet, S. “La propriété privée fait rêver, mais elle n’est qu’une illusion”, 24Heures and Tribune de Genève, June 20, 2014.
  • Rosselet, S. “Le salaire minimum, une menace pour la compétitivité suisse”, 24Heures and Tribune de Genève, May 16, 2014.
  • Rosselet, S. “U.S. Competitiveness: Time to Close the Skills Gap and Revive American Leadership” WordPress, March 31, 20114.
  • Rosselet, S. “A Long-Term View to Sustaining Competitiveness”, WordPress, January 13, 2014.
  • Rosselet, S. “Switzerland’s Model of Prosperity: Would the 1:12 Initiative Compromise its Competitiveness?” IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, November 2013; 24Heures and Tribune de Genève, November 12, 2013.
  • Rosselet, S. “Skill Shortages in Japan: Can Abenomics Close the Gender Gap and Build Global Leaders? IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, September 2013; Moneycab, a Swiss German online business publication, October 23, 2013. WordPress,
  • Rosselet, S. “U.S. Manufacturing is Key to Competitiveness,” The Christian Science Monitor, February 8, 2013.
  • Rosselet, S. “A New Year’s Resolution for President Obama: Time to Close the Skills Gap and Revive US Manufacturing,” IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, January 2013.
  • Rosselet, S. “Restoring Sustainable Competitiveness: Ireland,” with Adrian Devitt (Forfas), Progressive Economy, Dublin, July 11, 2012.
  • Rosselet, S. “Leveraging Competitiveness to Tackle Short-Termism,” IMD’s
  • Tomorrow’s Challenges, November 2011.
  • Rosselet, S. “Back on Top and Proud: The U.S. Regains the Top Spot in World Competitiveness,” Washington Examiner and San Francisco Examiner, U.S., July 2011.
  • Rosselet, S. “Sing a Song for Singapore Brands,” co-authored with Willem Smit, IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, February 2011.
  • Rosselet, S. “Knowledge Transfer as a Driver of Competitiveness,” Kazakhstan International Business Magazine, January 2011.
  • Rosselet, S.“China’s Glass Ceiling: The Story of a Country’s Rise and Problems with Competitiveness,” BusinessForum China, December 2010; Milano Finanza, January 18, 2011; IMD Great Debate with Winter Nie, January 2011.
  • Rosselet, S.“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 2010
  • Rosselet, S.“Benchmarking the U.S. Health Care System in the Global Economy,” IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, December 2009.
  • Rosselet, S.“The Nuts and Bolts of China’s Competitiveness,” IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, October 2009.
  • Rosselet, S.“China at a Competitiveness Crossroads,” IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, August 2009; Revista Epoca Negocios, Brazil, August 17, 2009.
  • Rosselet, S.“China in World Competitiveness: Will China Move up the Competitiveness Ladder?” BusinessForum China (German business publication), August 2009.
  • Rosselet, S.“Knowledge Transfer and Innovation,” Business Spotlight Magazine, Germany, April 2009.
  • Rosselet, S.“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 2009.
  • Rosselet, S.“Global Crisis: Who will be the survivors?” IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, February 2009; Valor Economico, Brazil, March 2009.
  • Rosselet, S.“Death of the Decoupling Myth,” Financial Times, January 29, 2009; FT Deutschland, February 13, 2009.
  • “Reasons for Optimism,” The Bridge, SwissChambers in-flight magazine for Swiss Airlines, Swisscham.org, January 2009.
  • Rosselet, S. “Impact of President-elect Obama on U.S. Competitiveness,” IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, October 2008 (also published in several foreign newspapers).
  • Rosselet, S. “Keeping the U.S. Number One in Competitiveness,” IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, September 2008.
  • Rosselet, S.“The New Waves of Globalization and Competitiveness,” co-authored with Stéphane Garelli, IMD OWP Book, August 2008.
  • Rosselet, S.“How Much Longer Will the U.S. Remain the Leader in World Competitiveness?” IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, May 2008.
  • Rosselet, S.“Capturing Knowledge to Boost Performance: Why Should it be a Priority?” IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, April 2008.
  • Rosselet, S. “Taiwan: The Challenge to Speed Up,” co-authored with Peter Lorange, Global Industry and Commerce, Taiwan, October 15, 2007.
  • Rosselet, S.“Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland as Global Players in the World Economy,” Business Club Belgo-Luxembourgeois Magazine, June 2007.
  • Rosselet, S.“India: The Emerging Brain Power,” IMD’s Tomorrow’s Challenges, April 2007.
  • Rosselet, S.“Malgré ses Faiblesses, l’Inde a de Solides Atouts pour Intéresser les Investisseurs,” Le Temps, Switzerland, March 23, 2007 
  • Tinsley, R, Rimmer, R, Matheson, C and Campbell, G (2020) A postsecular reading of festivals and events’, mimeo, Edinburgh Napier University.
  • 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
  • Duffy, T, Jost, M and Rimmer, R (2018) ‘Evolving learning patterns among international hospitality students’, The International Hospitality and Tourism Student Journal, Special Collaborations Edition
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Matheson, C, Rimmer, R and Tinsley, R (2014) ‘Spiritual attitudes and visitor motivations at the Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh’, Tourism Management, 44, 16-33
  • Duffy, T, McCaig M, McGrandles, A, Rimmer, R and Martin, C (2014) ‘Review of the Integrity of a Self-Administered Motivational Instrument’, Nurse Education Today, 34(4), 625-630
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Jost, M and Rimmer, R. (2013) ‘Triggers for transformational learning among hospitality and tourism students’, paper to Eurochrie 2013, Freibürg, Germany, October
  • 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
  • Duffy, T, Houston, M and Rimmer, R (2012) ‘Qualitative analysis of a Self- Administered Motivational Instrument (SAMI): promoting self-assessment and self- regulated learning’. Special issue Reflecting Education, 8(1), Available from http://www.reflectingeducation.net/index.php/reflecting/article/view/105, (Accessed: 04 September 2014)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Donnelly, M, Rimmer, R and Shui, E (2011) ‘Quality, value for money and satisfaction with police services’, Policing: an International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 29(1), 92-105.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Houston, M and Rimmer, R (2010) ‘School mathematics and university outcomes’. In Marr, C and Grove, M (eds) Addressing the Quantitative Skills Gap: Establishing and sustaining cross- curricular mathematical support in higher education, HEA Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research Network.
  • Duffy, T and Rimmer, R (2009) ‘The positive impact of a Self-Administered Motivational Instrument (SAMI) on approaches to study and attainment’, Reflecting Education, 5(2), 104-115.
  • Reeves, A and Rimmer, R (2008) ‘Assessing learning in an Executive MBA’, International Journal of Management Education, 7(1), 13-28.
  • 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. To appear 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.
  • 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.
  • Donnelly, M, McCormack, D and Rimmer, R (2007) ‘Load and academic attainment in two business schools’, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 32(6), 1-18.

Publications

  • 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).
  • Rosselet, S.“Managing in a Downturn: Leading Business Thinkers on How to Grow when Markets Don’t,” Financial Times, Prentice Hall, July 2009 (chapter).
  • Fabrio, S. “Will you Successfully Transition into Your Next Role?” Wordpress, 2018
  • Fabrio, S. “Successful Product Development: From Dream To Reality, w B.Turchi,” 2018
  • Fabrio, S. “Innovation Balanced Scorecard: Measure Innovativeness of your Company,” w B.Turchi, 2018
  • Fabrio, S. “Ask 'Why': Advice to startup co-founders, board members, investors, Wordpress, 2017
  • Fabrio, S. “Can exits accelerate the growth of Swiss entrepreneurship? Wordpress,” 2016
  • Fabrio, S. “Four steps to benefit from the sharing economy,” Wordpress, 2016
  • Fabrio, S. “How to keep “license to operate” while navigating the regulatory labyrinth” IMD, with C. Braga, 2015
  • Fabrio, S. “Dealing with Russian Regulatory Challenges: The Tobacco Industry Experience,” IMD, Business Case no. IMD-3-2419 and teaching note, with C.
  • Braga and M. Noguchi, 2014
  • Fabrio, S. “Regulation, a Threat or an Opportunity”, Wordpress, 2014 
  • Lelescu, A. “Predicting Future Scientific Discoveries Based on a Networked Analysis of the Past Literature”, KDD '15 Proceedings of the 21th ACM SIGKDD
  • International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Sept 2015
  • Lelescu, A. “Automated hypothesis generation based on mining scientific literature”
  • Lelescu, A. “The strategic IP insight platform (SIIP): A foundation for discovery”, 2014 Annual SRII Global Conference (SRII)
  • Lelescu, A. “Systematic Web Data Mining with Business Architecture to Enhance Business Assessment Services”, SRII Global Conference (SRII), 2011 Annual
  • Lelescu, A. “SIMPLE: Interactive analytics on patent data, ICDMW 2010”, The 10th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, Sydney, Australia, 14 December 2010

Peer Reviews Publications

  • Mario Saba, Peter Bou Saba, Antoine Harfouche, (2018) "Hidden facets of IT projects are revealed only after deployment: The case of French agricultural cooperatives", InformationTechnology & People, Vol. 31 Issue: 1, pp.239-255, https://doi.org/10.1108/ITP-06-2016-0144
  • Peter Bou Saba., Mario Saba., André Azouri. (2016), « Competitive Innovation Matrix: a framework for open innovation ». EuroMed Journal of Management, vol 1, n°2, pp. 149-162 
  • Mario Saba., Damien Bruté De Remur., Sylvie Gerbaix. (2014), « ICT implementation. Going beyond expectations? An essay of interpretation through competitive intelligence ». TheInternational Strategic Management Review, vol 2, n°1, pp.46-55
  • J13. Legg, M., Ampountolas, A., & Hancer, M. (2021 Accepted) Senior leadership succession and market share. An Econometric case study on Native American casinos. Tourism Economics (TEU) (SSCI Indexed & Ranked A in ABDC).
  • J12. Ampountolas, A., Nde, T., Date, P., & Constantinescu, C. (2021) Machine Learning approach for micro-credit scoring - Risks 2021, 9(3), 50; (SSCI Indexed & Ranked B in ABDC) https://doi.org/10.3390/risks9030050. - Special issue: Interplay between Financial and Actuarial Mathematics.
  • J11. Ampountolas, A., & Chiffer, E. (2021). Will Blockchain shift Online Travel Agencies toward growth or to an end? Tourism Economics (TEU) (SSCI Indexed & Ranked A in ABDC) DOI: 10.1177/1354816620985371.
  • J10. Ampountolas, A., & Legg, M. (2021). A Segmented Machine Learning Modeling Approach ofSocial Media for Predicting Occupancy Demand. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM) (SSCI Indexed & Ranked A* in ABDC) DOI: 10.1108/ IJCHM- 06-2020-0611. - Special issue in Big Data.
  • J9. Ampountolas, A. (2020). Postcrisis REIT performance using financial ratios: A Data Envelopment Analysis approach. Tourism Economics (TEU) (SSCI Indexed & Ranked A in ABDC) DOI: 10.1177/1354816620962664.
  • J8. Ampountolas, A., Shaw, G., & James, S. (2020). Examining the relationships between market indicators and hotel pricing approaches. Tourism Economics (TEU) (SSCI Indexed & Ranked A in ABDC) DOI: 10.1177/ 1354816620925225.
  • J7. Dogru, T., Hanks, L., Ozdemir, O., Kizildag, M., Ampountolas, A. & Demirer, I. (2020). Does Airbnb have a homogenous impact? Examining Airbnb’s effect on hotels with different organizational structures. International Journal of Hospitality Management (IJHM) (SSCI Indexed & Ranked A* in ABDC) DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2020.102451.
  • J6. Saglam, Y. & Ampountolas, A., (2020). The effects of shocks on Turkish tourism demand: Evidence using panel unit root test. Tourism Economics (TEU) (SSCI Indexed & Ranked A in ABDC) DOI: 10.1177/1354816619899831.
  • J5. Ampountolas, A., Shaw, G., & James, S. (2019). The role of social media as a distribution channel for promoting pricing strategies. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights (JHTI) (SSCI Indexed & Ranked B in ABDC) DOI: 10.1108/JHTI-07-2018-0040.
  • J4. Ampountolas, A. (2018). Peer-to-Peer marketplaces: A study on consumer purchase behavior. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights (JHTI) (SSCI Indexed & Ranked B in ABDC) DOI: 10.1108/JHTI-05-2018-0028.
Book Chapters
  • Antoine Harfouche., Jamil Arida ., Mary Anne El Rassi., Peter Bou Saba., Mario Saba. (2020), « Success and Failure of the Institutionalization of IS Dispositives Within Organizations: The Effect of External Pressures and the Role of Actors ». In ICT for an Inclusive World. Springer series, Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation, vol 35, pp. 439-452 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34269-2_30
  • Mario Saba., Peter Bou Saba., Antoine Harfouche. (2019), « Identifying disguised objectives of IT deployment through action research », In ICT for a better life and a better world. The impact of information and communication technologies on organizations and society. Springer series: Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation. (LNISO), vol 30, pp. 69-82, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10737-6_5
  • Mario Saba., Sylvie Gerbaix. (2013), « Théorie de l'acteur-réseau, intelligence collective et coopératives agricoles ». Management des Technologies Organisationnelles, n°3, Collection Économie et gestion, Presse des Mines, pp.163-174
Books
  • Duffy, T and Rimmer, R, (2008) Improving Students Motivation to Learn, Exeter: Reflect
  • Rimmer, R and Rimmer, S (1994) More Brilliant Careers, Canberra: AGPS
  • Rimmer, R (1993) Income Distribution in a Corporate Economy, Aldershot: Edward Elgar
  • Rimmer, R (1983) Generic Bifurcations for Involutory Area Preserving Maps, Rhode Island: Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society
Let's create a research partnership!