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Prof. Dr. Reto Steiner

Prof. Dr. Reto Steiner

Prof. Dr. Reto Steiner

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Theaterstrasse 17
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 79 44

Work at ZHAW


Dean at ZHAW School of Management and Law, Member of the Executive Board and Head of Academic Affairs at ZHAW


Public Management, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector, Local and Regional Governance, Public Corporate Governance


  • University of Bern
  • ETH Zurich


  • Dean and Professor at ZHAW School of Management and Law
    2017 - today
  • Visiting Professor for Public Management
    University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)
    2020 - 2020
  • Contract Professor for Strategic Management in the Public Sector
    Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)
    2016 - 2018
  • Founder and Managing Director
    Swiss Institute for Public Management
    2016 - 2017
  • Member of the Management Board
    Center of Competence for Public Management at the University of Bern
    2002 - 2016
  • Visiting Research Fellow
    Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS)
    2013 - 2013
  • Visiting Research Fellow
    Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong (SAR, China)
    2013 - 2013
  • Visiting Professor for Business Administration in the Public Sector
    Vienna University of Economics and Business
    2008 - 2008

Education and Continuing education


  • Dr. rer. oec. / Management
    University of Bern
    1997 - 2002
  • Mag. rer. pol. / Management
    University of Bern
    1991 - 1996


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Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications