Lecturer

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Patrick Hofstetter holds a Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Bern. He taught physics and mathematics as a secondary school teacher before studying military science at the Military Academy at ETH Zurich. Then he worked as a professional officer in the Swiss Armed Forces in various management positions, in particular in management training. For four years he played a key role in the project planning and implementation of the new job profiles within the framework of the ongoing reform of the Armed Forces. At the same time, he wrote his dissertation under Prof. Dr. Bruno Staffelbach at the Chair of Human Resource Management at the University of Zurich, which was awarded the Norbert Thom Foundation's Recognition Prize in 2017 for outstanding dissertations in the field of public management / public business administration. Currently, Patrick Hofstetter is again mainly active in management training. At the University of Lucerne, his focus is on human factors in leadership and heuristic leadership processes.

 

Publications

Journal Article:
Percia David, D., Keupp, M. M., Marino, R., & Hofstetter, P. (2017). The Persistent Deficit of Militia Officers in the Swiss Armed Forces: An Opportunity Cost Explanation. Defence and Peace Economics, 1-17.

Dissertation:
Hofstetter, P. (2016). Psychological Contracts and Theoretical Cousins: Promises and Fulfillment, Work Orientations and Commitment in the Swiss Armed Forces (Doctoral dissertation, Universität Zürich).

Book Section:
Hofstetter, P. (2013). Ausserhalb normaler Parameter. Wenn Wissen und Erfahrung nicht mehr ausreichen. In Bruno Staffelbach (Hrsg.), HR Spotlights. Geistesblitze zur Personalführung. Zürich: Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

Hofstetter, P. (2013). Virtuelle Führung. Sind gute Orkjäger die besseren Abteilungsleiter? In Bruno Staffelbach (Hrsg.), HR Spotlights. Geistesblitze zur Personalführung. Zürich: Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

Article in Public Media:
Nager, F. & Hofstetter, P. (2018). Der Lehrverband Infanterie und die bevorstehenden Herausforderungen. Allgemeine Schweizerische Militärzeitschrift, 184(7), 16-18.

Nager, F. & Hofstetter, P. (2018). Der Lehrverband Infanterie und die aktuelle Bedrohungslage. Allgemeine Schweizerische Militärzeitschrift, 184(6), 18-20.

Hofstetter, P. (2015). Übung «CONEX 15»: Erfahrungen eines Bataillonsstabes. Allgemeine Schweizerische Militärzeitschrift, 181(12), 32-33.