President of the University of Lucerne
Professor for Business Administration

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Prof. Dr. Bruno Staffelbach is full Professor for Business Administration, Director of the Center for Human Resource Management (CEHRM) and President of the University of Lucerne, President of the Executive MBA of the University of Zurich, Member of the Board of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Brigadier General and former Commander of an Infantry Brigade of the Swiss Armed Forces.

Curriculum Vitae Bruno Staffelbach (PDF)


Research Priorities

  • Human Resource Management
  • Management-Ethics




Authored book

Journal Article

Book Section

Article in Public Media


Review, Editorial, Letter in a Journal


Conference contribution/presentation

Event contribution/presentation

(Peer reviewing) for journals/books/book chapters

Vested interests


  • Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker-Gesellschaft Schweiz, Gründungsmitglied, Switzerland, 2019–
  • International HRM Group, Chairperson, Switzerland, 2017–
  • Gewerbeverband des Kantons Luzern, Member, Switzerland, 2016–
  • Swiss Institute of Directors, Member, Switzerland, 2014–
  • American Economic Association, Member, United States, 2012–
  • Human Resource Planning Society / HR People + Strategy, Member, United States, 2005–
  • German Economic Association for Business Administration, Member, Germany, 2002–
  • Academy of Management, Member, United States, 2002–
  • American Psychological Association, Member, United States, 1997–
  • Zürcher Gesellschaft für Personalmanagement / Zurich Association for Human Resource Management, Board member, Switzerland, 1996–
  • German Economic Association, Reserach Committee "Economics and Ethics" (Verein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss "Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Ethik"), Member, Germany, 1995–
  • German Academic Association for Business Research (Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.), Member, Germany, 1992–
  • German Association for People Management (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung), Member, Germany, 1992–
  • Wissenschaftlicher Beirat io new management, Zeitschrift für Unternehmenswissenschaften und Führungspraxis, Member, Switzerland, 2006–2010

Services in external Research & Educational Institutions

  • Mitglied Beirat, Institut für Personalmanagement und Organisation, Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, 2019–
  • Board member, Institut für Führung und Personalmanagement Universität St. Gallen, 2014–
  • Member of a scientific advisory board, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), 2013–
  • Co-Investigator for Switzerland, Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness Project (GLOBE), 2013–
  • Partner and Swiss Representative, Cranfield Network on Comparative Human Resource Management (CRANET), 2013–
  • Partner, International Center for Corporate Governance, St. Gallen, 2013–
  • (Vice-)President, Executive MBA Universität Zürich, 2001–2018
  • Leiter Kursmodul Human Resource Management, Executive MBA Universität Zürich, 1992–2017
  • Inhaber Lehrstuhl HRM (bis Juli 16), Universität Zürich, 1992–2016

Services in favor of the public

  • Mitglied Executive Committee, Europa Forum Luzern, 2019–
  • Mitglied des Vorstandes, Forum Sicherheit Schweiz, 2018–
  • Mitglied Advisory Board, HR ConScience, 2017–
  • Mitglied Begleitgruppe WEA, Schweizerische Armee, Armeestab, 2017–
  • Mitglied des Vorstandes, Internationales Komitee des Roten Kreuzes, 2011–
  • Mitglied, Internationales Komitee des Roten Kreuzes, 2010–
  • Mitglied Expertenteam Trendbarometer, io new management, 2006–2013