Dr. Thomas Bieker, Dr.oec. HSG, Dipl.-Wipäd. HSG

Studiengang Departement Wirtschaft


... is a lecturer in the Department of Economics at OST. He teaches financial and managerial accounting at the assessment level and supervises Bachelor theses. In addition, he teaches general business administration at the University of St. Gallen (assessment level) and within the marketing master's program at the University of St. Gallen. He has many years of experience in research and practice, including in the areas of sustainability and general management. He studied business administration, economics and business education at the Universities of Duisburg and St. Gallen, respectively, and holds a PhD in sustainability management.

Area of Expertise

  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • General business administration
  • Sustainability Management
  • General Didactics, Teaching of lecturers and teachers


  • Ph.D. in Sustainability Management, University of St. Gallen
  • Business education at the Universities of St. Gallen and Duisburg
  • Business Apprenticeship at M.A.N-Gutehoffnungshuette AG

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and OST
  • Main teacher for business subjects at KSB St. Gallen
  • Assistant to the CEO Ferrostaal AG (MAN group)
  • Research Assistant / Doctoral Student / Post-Doc, University of St. Gallen
  • Consultant for Dr. Praml-Bode (Personnel Consultancy), Duesseldorf

Teaching Experience

  • Financial and managerial accounting.
  • General business administration
  • Training of teaching staff
  • Applied Research Projects (Mareketing-Master, University of St. Gallen)
  • Supervision of Bachelor theses (OST and University of St. Gallen)
  • Head of Integration Case Study, University of St. Gallen
  • Training and coaching of university professors in the field of didactics
  • Training of Chinese executives on the topic of "Sustainable Tourism", Sino- Swiss Management Training Programme


- Development and implementation of a quality management system for STH Basel
- Sustainable growth strategies for IKEA Ostschweiz
- Growth strategies for the Kantonsschule am Brühl St. Gallen
- Conception of a diversification strategy for Mobility Carsharing
- Dental clinic Paracelsus - expansion in the Swiss market
- Expansion strategies for the Gymnasium Kloster Disentis
- Development and implementation approaches for a franchising concept at Mobility Carsharing
- Launch of an image campaign for a resource-saving approach to nature (with WWF Switzerland)
- Environmental image campaign for Toyota Motor Europe
- Sustainability management with a Sustainability Balanced Scorecard (research project with BMBF)
- Future of commercial secondary schools (research project wih BBT)
- Sustainability Balanced Scorecard for the Research Department of Volkswagen AG
- Sustainability Balanced Scorecard for Unaxis Balzers AG (Oerlikon group)


  • Title of professor (Canton St. Gallen)

Teaching related publications

  • Bieker, T. (2022). Mobility Carsharing - Markteintrittsbarrieren. Open Education Platform. DOI: 10.25938/oepms.365 (double blind peer review)
  • Bieker, T. (2022a). Internationalisierungsstrategie für die Mobility Carsharing. Open Education Platform. DOI: 10.25938/oepms.364 (double blind peer review)