Olaf Bach

Field of Practice:

Economy / Economics

City, Country:

Zürich, Switzerland


2011, 2012, 2013


Nov 2011 - Apr 2012

Born 1977 in Mainz/Germany.

Olaf Bach studied business economics at the University of St. Gallen and history at the University of Bielefeld, the University of Edinburgh, and at the University of Hagen.

In 2008, he received his PhD from the University of St. Gallen with his dissertation Die Erfindung der Globalisierung. Entstehung und Wandel eines zeitgeschichtlichen Grundbegriffs (a conceptual history of the contemporary globalization concept) which has been published with Campus, Frankfurt/New York). Since completing his dissertation, Olaf Bach has been working for an international strategy consulting firm in Zurich lastly as senior project manager. He is visiting professor for business economics at Weißensee Art Academy Berlin and lecturer for strategic organization development at the University of St. Gallen. He published several articles, essays and critiques in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Merkur, Schweizer Monat, io new management and in the Journal of Business History.

Prizes and fellowships: Fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation for a research year at the University of Chicago; first prize in the essay-competition of the Friedrich-August-von-Hayek-Gesellschaft e.V.