Curriculum Vitae 


Prof. Dr. Matthias P. Finger 


Full Professor and Chair, Management of Network Industries (MIR), 

College of Management of Technology (CdM), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL) 

Odyssea 1.01, Station 5, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland 

Tel: +41.21.693.00.01 Fax: +41.21.693.00.80 Email: 

Last updated: April 2020 

Narrative of Achievements

Matthias P. Finger received a PhD in Education in 1986 and a PhD in Political Science in 1988 both from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His career led him to be an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University, an Associate Professor at Columbia University, a Full Professor at the Swiss Graduate Institute of Public Administration and, since 2002, a Full Professor and Chair at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL) in Swizerland. Since 2010, he serves as the Director of the Florence School of Regulation’s Transport Area and as such is a part-time professor (10%) at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. As of 2018, he is also a professor at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, where he directs the Istanbul Center for Regulation.

Prof. Finger’s achievements in research, teaching, and service are summarized as follows:

  • Received more than 8 Mio. USD in research grants, among which a 2,1 Mio. EU grant on water liberalization scenarios.
  • Graduated, since being at EPFL (2002), 24 PhD students, numerous masters and executive masters students, and currently advises 6 PhD students; sat on 33 PhD committees since being at EPFL
  • Authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited 34 books, 94 refereed journal articles, 87 book chapters, as well as numerous non-peer-reviewed chapters and conference papers
  • Has developed a global executive master in Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems which runs since 2014
  • Teaches four Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the Coursera and EdX platforms (Management of Urban Infrastructures, Smart Cities, GlobalArctic, Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems)
  • Has been actively involved in University service, among which as Dean of Continuing Education between 2003 and 2009, and since 2014 as Director of EPFL’s Institute of Technology and Public Policy
  • Serves as an editor-in-chief of the Journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries (Sage) and related Annual Conference. Serves on the editorial board of Utilities Policy, in charge of special issues (Elsevier) and several other journals


Personal Data


Matthias P. Finger


Professor and Chair Management of Network Industries

Date of birth:

July 11, 1955


Switzerland, France


EPFL-CdM-MIR, ODY 1.01, Station 5, 1015 Lausanne,

Switzerland; Tel.: +41.21.693.00.01; Fax: +41.21.693.00.80; Email:





PhD in Political Science

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Advisor: Prof. Dusan Sidjanski


Ph.D. in Education

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Advisor: Prof. Pierre Dominicé


M.A. in Education

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland


M.A. in Political Science

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland


B.A. in Political Science

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland


Administrative Experience

2020- Consultant, Center for Digital Trust (C4DT), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL)
2020- Counsel, swiss-economics SE AG, Zürich

Manager, Istanbul Center for Regulation, based at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

As Founding Director I am currently building this Center for the entire region. The center will cover all traditional (transport, energy, telecommunications, postal services, water) and new network industries (digital platforms). It will mainly organize stakeholder forums for the relevant actors in these industries.


Director, Institute of Technology and Public Policy, Ecole
Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

As Founding Director I have built up this Institute at the interface between technology and policy. The Institute of Technology and Public Policy was closed as a result of a straty change of the new presidency of EPFL.


Swiss Post Chair, Management of Network Industries, College of Management of   Technology, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL),  Switzerland

As Founding Chair, I started this Chair in Fall 2002; I specialize in the study of the transformation, regulation, and governance of the network industries (postal services, telecommunications, electricity, public transport, water, air transport, and gas). The Chair itself is sponsored by Swiss Post and occupies a particular niche at the interface between engineering and social sciences, between theory and practice, as well as between the public and the private sector.


Director, Transportation Area, Florence School of Regulation, EuropeanUniversity Institute, Florence, Italy

I head the third area of infrastructure regulation and policy (next to the areas of energy and communications) within the Florence School of Regulation. The main focus is on policy relevant research for the European Commission, training for European and other transport regulators, and networking. The area is entirely sponsored by industry. We publish a so-called “European Transport Regulation Observer”, along with the summaries and analyses of our regular stakeholder meetings covering railways, air transport, urban public transport and road transport, and are now also taking upmaritime transport.


Dean, School of Continuing Education, EPFL, Switzerland

As Dean I had taken on the task of restructuring the existing programs and building up a full-fledged School of Continuing Education (next to the Doctoral School and the Masters/Bachelor School) with the purpose of making it client-oriented, financially self-sustaining, and fully aligned with the strengths and strategy of the University. I chose not to renew my Deanship for another 6-year period.


Co-Director, Sino-Swiss Management Training Center, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

This center was set up in 2003 as a result of obtaining a 10 Mio. CHF grant from the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) to support public sector and public enterprise reform in China by means of training and advising the China Training Center for Senior Personnel Management Officials (CTCSPMO) in Beijing. I chose not to renew my contract after five years of service. The program continues till today.


Director, Management of Public Enterprises Unit, Swiss Graduate Institute of  Public Administration, Lausanne, Switzerland

As Founding Director, I created this Unit in 1995 and developed it into a team of five full-time researchers, serving 20 Masters Students (M.A. projects) and 2-3 doctoral students annually. The Unit operated with an annual budget of approximately $500,000, which was financed through sponsorship (Swiss Post), consultancy services, and research contracts. I quit the Institute after having been appointed at EPFL.


CEO, CreaPost Consulting, Berne, Switzerland

In 1997, Swiss Post decided to set up an independent consulting firm, and I was selected to become its CEO and Executive Board member. As such, I have managed this subsidiary of Swiss Post specializing in research, development and international postal (logistics and communications) consulting with an annual budget of approximately $2 Million. I developed a strategy for international consulting, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the British Postal Consultancy Service (BPCS, the market leader), acquired a substantial contract with BPCS on the reform of the Greek Postal Service, and positioned CreaPost internationally. As a result of a change in leadership at Swiss Post, this subsidiary was closed and integrated back into the mother firm.


Director, Adult Education Guided Independent Study (AEGIS),

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York After having taken over the direction of the AEGIS program in 1993, I developed a new vision and strenghtened AEGIS’ reputation as an innovative doctoral program for working adults in leadership positions. I focused, in particular, on developing the linkage between theory and practical applications. I also managed to attract leading scholars as adjunct faculty. The AEGIS program continues until today.


Manager, International Academy of the Environment, Geneva, Switzerland

In the context of preparing for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, 1992), I designed training modules for decision makers on issues of global environmental change and development. The unique approach to these training modules resulted in the participation of experts and decision-makers from different and at times conflicting viewpoints, who, during the course of the training, were able to understand their different perspectives and develop common positions.


Academic Faculty Experience

2020-present Full Professor
Northern Arctic Federal University (NArFU), Akangelsk, Russia

Professor Emeritus

Ecole Polytechnique Födérale Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne ; Switzerland

2018-present Full Professor
Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ), Istanbul, Turkey
2010-present Part-time Professor (10%)
European University Institute, Florence, Italy
2002-2020 Full Professor
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne,
Switzerland; I was hired as full tenured professor
1995-2002 Full Professor
Swiss Graduate Institute of Public Administration, Lausanne,
Switzerland; I was hired as full tenured professor

Associate Professor
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA;

did not apply for tenure

1989-1991 Assistant Professor
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (50%) and
School of Education (50%), Syracuse University, Syracuse, New
York, USA; this was a non-tenure track position
1986-1989 Lecturer
Department of Political Science, University of Geneva, Geneva,


Visiting appointments

I have held various visiting professorships in the past, notably at Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands; Tecnologico de Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico, Bahçesehir Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey.


Areas of research

I pursue the following four main research interests:

  • In the area of the network industries, which is my main research area, I am researching (1) the co-evolution between institutions and technology, the idea being to establish an empirically verifiable link between a given state of technology, a state of institutional governance, and performance (in these infrastructures). (2) More precisely, I am interested in the governance of infrastructures as socio-technical systems. Intellectually grounded in new institutional economics, I am seeking to develeop efficient, effective, and legitimate governance by identifying the most relevant actors for such governance (public, private, third sector), as well as their optimal relationships (in regards to efficiency, effectiveness, and legitimacy). (3) More concretely, I apply such considerations to the regulation of the network industries in the communications, the transport, the energy, and the water sectors. This is the research area I am best known for. (4) Finally, and building also on my previous position as Professor of management of public enterprises, I continue my interest in matters of firm behavior and strategy under regulation, whereby I study the way regulated companies (mainly in the infrastructures) develop their so-called non-market strategies aimed at shaping their regulatory environment. See:
  • Holding the Swiss Post Chair in Management of Network Industries, and before the Swiss Post Chair in Management of Public Enterprises, I have developed a solid competence about the postal industry, and I am probably today the world’s leading expert on postal services, their regulation, and their rapid transformation, first as a result of competition and, since the past 10 years, also as a result of digitalization. Building also on my previous expertise in matters of e-government, this has triggered, more recetly, a strong research interest on the effects of digitalization on posts, logistics and infrastructures more generally. See:
  • I have developed, over the past five years, a new research area in matters of governance of large urban systems. While building on my expertice in network industries, I have taken urban socio-technical systems as the focus of analysis, considering them to be the most relevant unit where current infrastructure problems arise and are/must be solved. I pursue this interest by way of a global action-research project together with all the relevant actors, namely city governments, urban infrastructure managers, suppliers and Universities. See:
  • I have a long-standing research interest in matters of environment and development, dating back to my publications around the Rio-process (1992) and subsequent critical publications on the unsustainable development path of industrial societies. I have recently come to focus this interest on the Arctic region around a collective research project entitled GlobalArctic. See:

Grants, contracts, and proposals (only funded grants, chronological): overall more than 8 Mio. USD

Under EPFL rules, the only way to spend research money is for funding PhD students. Most of my PhD students are funded either by my EPFL budget, by Swiss Post or by other firms or organizations, thus reducing somewhat the pressure apply for research funding.

  1. Principal investigator: Integration of the Swiss energy system into the European energy policy (Swiss National Science Foundation) 2018-2019 (100’000 CHF)
  2. Principal investigator: Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy (Study for the European Paliament) from 2016-2017 (55’000 €)
  3. Co-principal investigator: Integration of the Swiss public transport system into the regulatory context (with Prof. Ulrich Weidmann, ETHZ); SBB Research Fund, 2014-2015 (45’000 CHF)
  4. CHANGE: Swiss (CH) Applied Research Network on the Economics and Governance of the Energy Transition (Consortium); one PhD student from 2014 to 2017 (approx. 300’000 CHF); this funding has just be renewed for another 4-year period (2018-2020)
  5. IGLUS – Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems: Guadalajara as a
    case study for Latin American Cities (Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research, Bilateral Programme with Mexico), 2012-2013, 160’000 USD
  6. Co-principal investigator : Rail performance index, financed by SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer, France), 2012-2015, 75’000 Euros for my part
  7. Co-principal investigator: Adressing Liability Impact of Automated System (ALIAS), EU 7th Framework Program, 2011-2013, 25’000 Euros for my part
  8. Principal investigator: incentive-based governance of the Swiss railway policy, SBB Research Fund (Swiss Railway Company), 2011-2012 (18 months), 170’000 CHF
  9. Principal investigator: Governance of Competition in the Swiss Railway Sector, SBB Research Fund (Swiss Railway Company), 2010-2011, 100’000 CHF
  10. Partner: EU Project Think Tank Energy (directed by Prof. Jean-Michel Glachant, Florence School of Regulation); in charge of a policy document for the European Commission on Transport and Energy, 2009-2011; Euros 22’000 for my part
  11. Co-principal investigator: Project “Performance and change in the local water sector (Switzerland, Germany, England)”, joint project with Prof. Andreas Klinke, EAWAG, financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation, 2009-2011; 217’000.- CHF
  12. Co-principal investigator: Project “Customs Risk Management”, joint project with Prof. Ari-Pekka Hameri, University of Lausanne, financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation, 2008-2010; 215’000.- CHF.
  13. Partner: Project “Next Generation Infrastuctures”, joint project with TU Delft, Paris I Sorbonne, George Mason University financed by NGI-TU Delft; 2007-2008; 100’000.- Euros for my part
  14. Partner: Project “TetraEner” (Optimal balancing of demand and supply through RES in urban areas), Integrated project, EU 6th Framework Programme, Priority 6.1. “Sustainable Energy Systems”, 15’000.- CHF, 2005-2007
  15. Co-Principal Investigator (with Prof. H. Dietl, University of Zürich): Research grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation on “Postal regulation and enterprise innovation”, 400’000.- CHF, 2005-2007
  16. Director: Capacity-building for the Institute for Environment and Resources (IER), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (EPFL Technical Cooperation project), 1,1 Mio. CHF, 2005-2007
  17. Principal Coordinator: “Water liberalisation scenarios: an empirical analysis of the evolution of European water supply and sanitation sectors”. EU research grant 5th Framework Programme, approx. 2,4 Mio. Euros, 2002-2005
  18. Partner: Capacity-building for the Institute for Environment and Resources (IER-CEFINEA), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (EPFL Technical Cooperation project), 250’000.- CHF, 2002-2004
  19. Principal Investigator: Comparative study on the effectiveness of telecommunications’ regulators. Swiss Federal Office of Telecommunications, Bienne, Switzerland, 120’000 CHF, 2002-2003
  20. Principal Co-investigator: Evaluation of e-government efforts in the Americas and Western Europe. A Collaborative Research Project between the Information and Computing Technology Group of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and the E-Government Research Institute of the University of Seoul, approx 3’000.- USD, 2002
  21. Principal Coordinator in Switzerland and Swiss Delegate to the European Commission COST A14 Action (e-government), approx. 500’000.- CHF (in Switzerland), 2002-2003
  22. Principal Co-Investigator: small Research Grant to study electricity liberalization in Europe under the auspices of the Norwegian School of Business. I was in charge of one of three sections of a book resulting from this research project, and which will address electricity regulation, Oslo, Norway, 10’000 CHF, 2000-2002.
  23. Principal Investigator: Research Grant to investigate the practices of e-voting in Europe, Swiss Federal Office for Science and Education and European Union COST A14 Program, Berne, Switzerland, 2001, CHF 120’000.
  24. Principal Investigator: Research Grant to establish a position paper for IUCN on “Comprehensive Governance”, World Conservation Union (IUCN), Gland, Switzerland, 1999-2000, CHF 30’000.
  25. Principal Investigator: Research Grant to analyze the  impact of new transport legislation on regional transport operators, Swiss Postal Car Services, Berne, Switzerland, 1997-1999, CHF 150’000.
  26. Principal Investigator: Research Grant “Organizational and interorganizational learning towards sustainability”, Swiss National Science Foundation, Berne, Switzerland, 1996-1999, CHF 470’000.
  27. Principal Investigator: Grant to Transfer Results from Previous Research (see next point) into Practice, Swiss National Science Foundation, Berne, Switzerland, 1993-1994, CHF 50’000.
  28. Principal Investigator: Research Grant “Environmental Organizational Learning”, Swiss National Research Foundation, Berne, Switzerland, 1991-1993, CHF 200’000.
  29. Co-Investigator (with Thomas Princen): Research Grant “Environmental NGOs in International Politics”, Canadian Government, Ottawa, 1991-1992, US$ 17’000.
  30. Principal Investigator: Research Grant “Environmental Adult Learning”, Swiss National Science Foundation, Berne, Switzerland, 1991-1992, CHF 105’000.
  31. Co-Investigator (with Pascal Sciarini): Research Grant “Changing Political Behavior in Switzerland”, Swiss Society for the Promotion of the Economy, Zurich, Switzerland, 1990, CHF 50’000.


Student advising (current and past since 2007)

PhD Students on Track: 6

  1. Geren, Ali, ITÜ, director, approximate graduation date 2021
  1. Klein, Raphael, “Exploring policy change through agent-based simulation” (Management of Technology), EPFL, director, approximate date of graduation June 2020 (financed by SCEER/CREST)
  1. Kürsat, Ali, “Airport connectivity”, ITÜ, director, approximate graduation date 2021
  1. Shen, Jiayun, “Measuring smart cities performance” (Management of Technology), EPFL, director, approximate graduation date September 2020 (financed by Swiss Post)
  1. Sudarkasa, Michael, “Financingof energy infrastructures in Africa” (Management of Technology), EPFL, director, approximate graduation date 2020 (self-financed)
  1. Zeki, Engin, “Centralized services for the Single European Sky” /Management of Technology), EPFL, director, approximate graduation date September 2020 (financed by Eurocontrol, Brussels)

PhD students graduated since being at EPFL: 24

  1. Van Baal, Paul, “Policy analysis during socio-technical transitions: three essays on the Swiss energy transition” (EPFL), defended October 2019
  2. Liechti, Fabian, “Conficting accountabilities of State-Owned Enterprises vis-à-vis government” (EPFL), defended June 2019
  3. Audouin, Maxime, “Towards Mobility-as-a-Service: a cross-case analysis of public authorities’ roles in the development of ICT-supported integrated mobility schemes” (EPFL), defended December 2018
  4. Mühlemeier, Susan, “Resilience and agency in mature sustainability transitions. Theoretical conceptualisation and empirical analysis of actor- and system-level dynamics in sociotechnical energy systems” (EPFL), co-director (Director: Prof. Claudia Binder), defended October 2018
  5. Verhoog, Reinier, “Governance of Energy Transition” (Management of Technology), EPFL, director, (financed by CHANGE research project), defended February 2018
  6. Oberrauch, Felix, “Instutions for investment into hydropower” (Civil Engineering and Environment), EPFL, co-director; defended January 2017
  7. Kollara, Kumar, “Diversification of postal operators into electronic services” (Management of Technology); EPFL, director, defended January 2017 (financed by Swiss Post)
  8. Rentsch, Carole, “Managing government-SOEs relations” (Management of Technology), EPFL, director, defended December 2016 (financed by Swiss Post)
  9. Razaghi, Mohamad, “Conditions for training urban infrastructures managers” (Management of Technology), EPFL, director, defended October 2016 (financed by my Chair)
  10. Greinus, Anne “Investments in railway infrastructures” (tentative title, given the early stage of research)  (Management of Technology), EPFL, defended December 2015 (financed by Swss Federal Office of Transport)
  11. Männistö, Toni “Mitigating crime risk in the international logistics network – the case of Swiss Post” (Management of Technology), EPFL, director, defended December 2014 (financed by DHL)
  12. Dyllick-Brenzinger, Ralf “Energy policy in the Middle East” (Management of Technology), EPFL, defended October 2014 (financed by EPFL’s Energy Center)
  13. Lieberherr, Eva ” Transformation of Governance in the Water Sector: a comparative performance analysis of Switzerland, Germany and Great Britain” (Management of Technology), EPFL, defended June 2012 (financed by a research project from the Swiss National Science Foundation)
  14. Duthaler, Christof “A network- and performance-based zonal configuration algorithm for electricity systems (Management of Technology), EPFL, defended May 2012 (financed by Swissgrid, Switzerland’s TSO)
  15. Maegli, Martin “Regulatory institutions in the postal sector: consequences for the behavior f regulators and the costs of regulatory governance” (Management of Technology), EPFL, defended May 2012 (financed by Swiss Post)
  16. Crettenand, Nicolas “The facilitation of mini and small hydropower in Switzerland through institutional mechanisms” (Management of Technology), EPFL, defended April 2012 (financed by my Chair)
  17. Treviño, Luis “Managing electricity sourcing in Europe’s energy intensive industry” (Management of Technology), EPFL, defended July 2011 (financed by CEMEX, Mexican cement company)
  18. Iliadis, Niko ” Financial risk modeling in electricity portfolio optimization: a stochastic dual dynamic programming approach for hydroelectric assets (Energy), EPFL, defended February 2009; redefended May 2011 and failed (self-financed)
  19. Schwark, Bastian “Determinants of firms’ strategies in matters of electricity regulation” (Management of Technology), EPFL, defended April 2011 (financed by McKinsey)
  20. Abdallah, Farah, “Collaboration and competition in Standard Setting Organizations” (Management of Technology), EPFL, defended November 2010 (financed by the Universa Postal Union, a UN agency)
  21. Nguene, Gustave “Strategic options of energy service companies in competitive markets” (Management of Technology), EPFL, defended February 2009 (financed by my Chair)
  22. Felisberto, Catia “The effect of liberalisation on incumbent’s innovation. The case of the postal sector” (Management of Technology), EPFL,  defended May 2008 (financed by my Chair)
  23. Mollet, Patrick “Diversification into logistics. Strategies for postal incumbents in Europe” (Management of Technology), EPFL, defended January 2008 (financed by Swiss Post)
  24. Manso, Patricia “Reform and risk management in the urban water sector: the role of regulation” (Management of Technology), EPFL, defended October 2007 (financed by my Chair)

Accompanying EPFL MS students (internships in a firm): 38

  1. Nicolas Hatem (Engie), 2020
  2. Jean Haizmann (, 2020
  3. Adrien Proby (Romande Energie), 2020
  4. Vincent Smet (KTH), 2019
  5. Robert Abboud (with Quaero Capital), 2019
  6. Ali Benali, 2018
  7. Manuel Catajar, 2018
  8. Valentin Terrail (with Swiss Embassy Korea), 2017
  9. Maria de Roche (with Almatech), 2017
  10. Theophile Verhes (with SIG), 2017
  11. Alex Mouradian (with city of Vienna), 2016-2017
  12. Shobhna Kondepudi (with Proctor & Gamble), 2016
  13. Alejandro Nunez-Jimenez (with ETHZ), 2016
  14. Dimitri Gros (with Swiss Railways, SBB), 2016
  15. Paul van Baal (with BKW, Swiss electricity producer and distributor), 2016
  16. Yasmine Zakari (with Stanford University), 2016
  17. Ionita, Costin, Big data (with Philip Morris), 20
  18. Agnel, Adrien, Advanced analytics (with Dassault Systems), 2015
  19. Audouin, Maxime, Urban transport (with Sunkyunkwan University), 2015
  20. Stavroula, Margelou, Adoption of solar energy (with Paul Scherrer Institute), 2015
  21. Sanchez-Schmidt, Laura, Bioplastics (with Nestlé), 2013
  22. Sarikayali, Sercan, Turkey and the Single European Sky (with Skyguide), 2013
  23. Stoenescu, Corina, Distributed energy production and trading (with BKW), 2013
  24. Corpataux, Rémy, Strategic options for the Swiss Luxury Watch Industry (with Rolex), 2012
  25. Baechler, Serge, Smart Energy Storage (with TotalFina), 2012
  26. Rahmadinejad, Mahdi, Broadband in Central Asia (with Informa), 2011
  27. Paragis, Ana, Innovation Index for Postal Operators (with Swiss Post), 2009.
  28. Tabatabaee, Hanif, Benchmarking and profitability analysis (with IATA), 2009.
  29. Tangui, Achraf, e-government services (with Swiss Post), 2009.
  30. Cartier, Jérémie, Sustainable Agriculture Plateform (with Nestlé), 2008.
  31. Caspar, Olivier, Transport planning (with Car Postal, Swiss Post), 2008.
  32. Matei, Ionut, Mail processing (with Swiss Post), 2008
  33. Adler, Corinne, Membrane-based Wastewater Treatment in China (with EAWAG, Aquatic Research Institute), 2007.
  34. Magnet, Anoys, Energy sourcing (with Cemex), 2007.
  35. Follonier, Sylvain, Telecom-Media convergence (with Sunrise Telecommunications), 2007.
  36. Padovani, Alice, Wireless Ground Link Communication Solution (with Easyjet) (2007)
  37. Lehmann, Matthieu, Toxic Waste Certification (with Cotecna Inspection), 2007.
  38. Demarco, Daniele, Revenue Protection Management (with Swiss Post), 2006

PhD dissertation committees: 34

  1. Foy, Shirah, “Entrepreneurship across sociocultural contexts. Empirical and theoretical perspectives”, EPFL, defended May 2020 (advisor Marc Gruber)
  2. Freyre, Alicia, «Energy programs for buildings. Analysis in the context of the Swiss energy transition», University of Geneva, defended April 2019 (advisor : Prof. Martin Patel)
  3. Hasler, Stéphanie, «De Smart à Responsive, les enjeux de la planfication urbaine à l’ère du numérique», EPFL, defended November 2018 (advisor : Prof. Jérôme Chenal)
  4. Vidal, Florian, “Les relations entre la Norvège et la Russie en Arctique. Regard et analyse sur une dynamique régionale à l’ère de l’Anthropocène”, Université de Paris V, defended October 2018 (advisor: Prof. Thierry Garcin)
  5. Bonneville, Jean-Baptiste, “Quel modèle économique pour une offre de transport de voyageurs porte-à-porte?”, Université Paris-Est, defended January 2018 (advisor: Sylvain Zeghni)
  6. Doomernik, Jack, “Strategies for international high-speed rail operators in the European passenger transport market”, University of Antwerp, defended April 2017 (advisors: Thierry Vanelslander & Edd van de Voorde)
  7. Bornet, Cyril, “Narrative recomposition in the context of digital reading”, EPFL, defended February 2017 (advisor: Frédéric Kaplan)
  8. Benedetto, Valerio, “The impacts of regulatory structures on the efficiency of European railway systems”, Leeds University, defended December 2016 (advisors: Andrew Smith and Chris Nash)
  9. Monkelbaan, Joachim, “Global Change, Sustainability, Governance: Constructing an Integrative Framework for Steering Transitions”, University of Geneva, defended December 2015 (advisor: Martin Patel)
  10. Jafarbegloo, Maryam, „Where is my place? The reflection of home and country on Iranian immigrants’ homemaking”, EPFL, defended November 2015 (advisor: Pierre Frey)
  11. Koradi, Pascal, “Ausgestaltung der Finanzberichterstattung als mögliche Erklärungsgrösse für wichtige Werttreiber einer regionalbank”, Universität Zürich, defended September 2015 (advisor: Conrad Meyer)
  12. De Maat, Sytse “Symbiosis of people and building” (Architecture), EPFL, co-director, defended September 2015 (advisor: Pierre Frey)
  13. Chickhale, Mayur, “A component-based Case Study Approach for effective Governance of Large-Scale Extended Enterprise Systems”, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ, defended April 2015 (advisor: Mo Mansouri)
  14. Khansari, Nasrin, “A multi-stakeholder framework for sustainable energy behavior: a multi-disciplinary systems study”, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ, defended April 2015 (advisor: Mo Mansouri)
  15. Cabello Llamas, Alan, “Customer-centered innovation processes for small and large firms”, EPFL, defended December 2014 (advisor: Chris Tucci)
  16. Ofusu-Adarkwa, Kwaku, “ICT-enabled governance: towards a model of engagement of rural and local communities”, Open University Malaysia, defended December 2014
  17. Perennes, Patricia, “Spécificité du secteur ferroviaire et liberalization. L aquestion du signal prix”, Paris 1 – Sorbonne, defended December 2014 (advisor: Claude Ménard)
  18. Nuguer, Victoria, “Financial frictions in macroeconomic models: policy analysis from an empirical and theoretical perspective”, EPFL, defended May 2014 (advisor: Luisa Lambertini)
  19. Darabi, Hamid, “Governing competition and collaboration”, Stevens Institute of Technology, defended May 2014 (advisor: Mo Mansouri)
  20. Muqbil, Burhan “Patent filing behavior and patent portfolio management: a study of Indian Public Funded Research Organizations (PRFOs)”, Indian Institute of Technology, defended February 2014
  21. Gonzalez, Nancy “Non-market strategies and innovation in the telecommunications sector”, Tecnologico de Monterrey, defended January 2014 (advisor: Alejandro Ibarra-Yunez)
  22. Scholten, Daniel “Keeping an eye on reliability. The organizational requirements of future renewable energy systems”, Delft University of Technology, defended June 2012 (advisor John Groenewegen)
  23. Hintsa, Juha “Post-2001 Supply Chain Security – Private Sector Implications”, University of Lausanne, defended September 2010 (advisor Ari-Pekka Hameri)
  24. Jonker, Martijn “Modernization of electricity networks. Exploring the interrelations between institutions and technology”, Delft University of Technology, defended August 2010 (advisor: John Groenewegen)
  25. Malhotra, Charru “Design of citizen centric e-governance systems: a study of select ICT based rural systems”, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, defended July 2010 (advisor: K. Gupta)
  26. Seppälä, Tiina “Globalizing Resistance: An analysis of the Premises of the ‘New’ Anti-War Movement in Britain”, University of Lapland, defended June 2010 (advisor: Julian Reid)
  27. Geambasu, Georgeta ” Expect the unexpected: an integrative model of conditions and factors driving the resilience of infrastructure projects”, EPFL, defended April 2010 (advisor: Francis-Luc Perret)
  28. De Mariz, Christine “Lead procurement agencies in Sub-Saharan Africa”, University of Paris 1 – Sorbonne, defended June 2009 (advisor Claude Ménard)
  29. Villaroel, Andrei “Open Source Corporate Strategy: Unveiling the firm’s open sources of competitive advantage”, EPFL, defended June 2008 (advisor: Christopher Tucci)
  30. Trinkner, Urs “Applied Industrial and Regulatory Economics – The Case of Liberalizing the Mail Market”, University of Zürich, defended November 2007 (advisor Helmut Dietl)
  31. Ehrensperger, Marc “Conditions for successful public-private partnerships in civil public construction” (in German), University of St. Gallen, defended October 2007 (advisor Kuno Schedler)
  32. Gutierrez, Jimena “«A Model for the Design of Effective and Resilient Supply Chain Security Management Systems”, EPFL, defended November 2007 (advisor: Philippe Wieser)
  33. Dorvil, Patrick “Privatization of Waste Management Services”, University of St. Gallen, defended June 2007 (advisor Thomas Dyllick)
  34. Kjellén, Marianne “From public pipes to private hands: water access and distribution in Daar El Salaam”, University of Stockholm, defended June 2006 (advisor:Mats Widgren)

Teaching (past 6 years, including overall teaching evaluations where available)

On-Campus Master courses taught at EPFL

  • Corporate Governance:
    – Spring 2011 (42 hours): Evaluation 5,8/6, best teacher award
    – Spring 2012 (42 hours): Evaluation 5,2/6
    – Spring 2013 (42 hours): Evaluation 5,3/6
    – Spring 2014 (42 hours): Evaluation 5,5/6
    – Spring 2015 (42 hours): Evaluation 5,4/6
    – Spring 2016 (42 hours): Evaluation 5,4/6
    – Spring 2017 (42 hours): Evaluation 5,6/6
    – Spring 2018 (42 hours): Evaluation 3,4/4
    – Spring 2019 (42 hours): Evaluation 3,7/4
  • Industry Analysis and Trends, renamed Industry Dynamics, Models and Trends:
    – Spring 2011 (42 hours): Evaluation: 5,3/6
    – Spring 2012 (42 hours): Evaluation: 5/6
    – Spring 2013 (42 hours): Evaluation: 5,3/6
    – Spring 2014 (42 hours): Evaluation 5,3/6
    – Spring 2015 (42 hours): Evaluation 5,3/6
    – Spring 2016 (42 hours): Evaluation 5,3/6
    – Spring 2017 (42 hours): Evaluation 5,6/6
    – Spring 2018 (42 hours): Evaluation 3,5/4
    – Spring 2019 (42 hours): Evaluation 3,6/4
    – Spring 2020 (42 hours): no evaluation, online teaching due to Covid-19

On-Campus PhD courses taught at EPFL

De- and re-regulation of the network industries:

  • – Fall 2011 (30 hours): no evaluation
    – Fall 2012 (30 hours): no evaluation
    – Fall 2013 (30 hours): no evaluation
    – Fall 2014 (30 hours): no evaluation
    – Fall 2015 (30 hours): no evaluation
  • Qualitative Research Methods:
    – Spring 2011 (42 hours): no evaluation
    – Spring 2012 (42 hours): no evaluation
    – Spring 2013 (42 hours): no evaluation
    – Spring 2014 (42 hours): no evaluation
    – Spring 2015 (42 hours): no evaluation
    – Fall 2015 (36 hours): no evaluation
    – Fall 2016 (36 hours): no evaluation
    – Fall 2017 (36 hours): no evaluation
    – Fall 2018 (36 hours): no evaluation
    – Fall 2019 (personal advising only)
  • Energy policy and regulation:
    – Spring 2015 (2 hours), as part of an EPFL Master course
    – Spring 2016 (2 hours), as part of an EPFL Master course in energy management
    – Spring 2017 (2 hours), energy regulation
  • Anthropology of complexity:
    – Summer 2015 (4 hours), course organized by the Architecture department of

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

  • Managing Urban Infrastructures, online as of February 2016 (Coursera and EdX); so far over 20’000 students
  • Smart cities, online February 2017 (Coursera and EdX); so far over 20’000 students
  • GlobalArctic, online July 2018 (Coursera); so far over 800 students
  • Innovatve Governance of Large Urban Systems, online as of February 2020 (Coursera)

Teaching at other Universities

  • Regulation of network industries (6 hours), May 2020, University of Neuchâtel
  • Regulation of infrastructures in Switzerland (2 hours), February 2018, IHEAP/University of Lausanne
  • Rail regulation (2 hours), March 2017, Antwerp Rail School
  • Regulatory economics and regulated industries (21 hours), Fall 2017, Istanbul Technical University
  • Regulatory economics and regulated industries (42 hours), Fall 2018, Istanbul Technical University
  • Regulatory economics and regulated industries (42 hours), Fall 2019, Istanbul Technical University

Past Executive Education programs

  • I have been directing a global executive masters program in electronic governance, whose first edition started in January 2005 and whose fifth edition ended in September 2011. The e-gov executive masters catered to CIOs (Chief Information Officers), CTOs (Chief Technology Officers), and CSOs (Chief Security Officers) in the public, the private and the third sectors and involves 10 residential weeks spread over 5 blocks of two weeks in Mexico, Rwanda, India, Thailand, Macau, Estonia and the EPFL Campus in the Middle East. This executive masters lastet for 5 editions.
  • A similarly conceived global executive masters program catering to postal managers was operational between 2009 and 2011 (2 editions) and covered 10 residential weeks in Europe (EPFL, Brussels), Canada, Australia and the EPFL Campus in the Middle East.
  • In 2017 I have started an annual Executive Programme on Governing Energy Transition (GET). Its aim is to accompany the energy transition of Switzerland and adjacent countries (mainly Germany). Participants take part in 4 2-day courses, leading to a Certificateof Advanced Studies degree from EPFL: As of 2020, this Program has moved to the University of St.Gallen.

Present Executive Education program:

  • As of 2014 I have started a global Action-Research program on the Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems (IGLUS). It is aimed at improving the performance of cities via their better governance. Participants take part in 5 out of 10 2-week action-learning modules (taking place in Mexico City, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur & Singapore, Detroit & New York, Seoul, Dortmund & Lyon, Bogota & Barranquilla, Delhi, Nairobi, St.Petersburg & Moscow), follow two 4-week introductory on-line courses (MOOCs) and complete a 60-page Master thesis within 2 years, to obtain an Executive Master degree from EPFL.

Organization of workshops & conferences (2016 – 2019)

As part of my activities at the Florence School of Regulation, I organize Forums and Executive workshops with the European Commission, regulated firms and regulators in the different transport modes. See:

  • Joint ERRA – IC4R workshop (Digitalization in the Energy Systems), Istanbul, Turkey, October 2019
  • 18th Florence Rail Forum (How to Revitalise Rail Freight with Digitalisation?), Florence, Italy, November 2019
  • 12th Florence Air Forum | Budapest Edition (ATM: How to make progress towards an economic regulator?), Budapest, Hungary, October 2019
  • 6th Florence Intermodal Forum (Towards EU-wide Multimodal Ticketing and Payment Systems), Florence, Italy, September 2019
  • 11th Florence Air Forum | Budapest Edition (Navigating Towards a More Efficient Airport Slots), Budapest, Hungary, September 2019
  • Allocation Regime in Europe8th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures: Digital platforms – the new network industries and how to regulate them, Florence, Italy, June, 2019
  • Executive Seminar (Air Ticket Distribution and the Regulation 80/2009 on the Code of Conduct for Computerized Reservation Systems), Florence, Italy, May 2019
  • 17th Florence Rail Forum (Green Financing of Rail), Florence, Italy, December 2018
  • 10th Florence Air Forum (Single European Sky), Budapest, Hungary, November 2018
  • 7th Swiss Infrastructure Day (Public Service in the age of Digitalization); Brugg, Switzerland
  • 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures: the effects of digitalization on infrastructures, Florence, Italy, June, 2018
  • 9th Florence Air Forum (Airport charges), Florence, Italy, May 2018
  • 16th Florence Rail Forum (Improving European Rail Freight), Florence, Italy, May 2018
  • 15th Florence Rail Forum (Financing of railway infrastructures), Florence, Italy, November 2017
  • Round-table: “Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf Behördendienstleistungen und Service Public”, Digitalkonferenz, 20.11.2017, Biel, Switzerland
  • 6th Swiss Infrastructure Day (Electricity Market Design), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Round-table on Resources extraction in the Arctic, as part of the Conference “Globalizing Polar Issues”, 11.-12.9.2017, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
  • 6th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures: Regulatory Challenges for Smart Cities, Florence, Italy, June, 2017
  • Executive seminar (Airport charges), Florence, Italy, June, 2017
  • Executive seminar (Competition in Railways), Florence, Italy, June, 2017
  • 14th Florence Rail Forum (Which role for Railway Undertakingsin the Mobility of the Future?), Florence, Italy, May 2017
  • 8th Florence Air Forum (The Single European Sky Performance Scheme), Florence, Italy, May 2017

Teaching in executive programs organized by others (incl. guest lectures): 2017-

  • The grid challenges (2 hours), Executive Program for China Light Power, Lausanne, May 2019
  • Digitalization of mobility (4 hours), MAS/CAS ETHZ in Mobilität der Zukunft, Zürich, September 2018
  • Digitalization and the future of the energy industry (2 hours), Energy Regulators Reginal Association (ERRA), Educational Workshop on Innovation and Regulation, Budapest, September 2018
  • Security of supply (energy) (2 hours), Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA), Training for newly appointed Chairmen and Commissioners, Budapest, July 2018
  • EU energy policy and regulation (4 hours), Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA), Summer School, Budapest, Juy 2018
  • The grid challenges (2 hours), Executive Program for China Light Power, Lausanne, May 2018
  • The challenges of regulation in Switzerland (2 hours), Graduate Institute of Public Administration (IDHEAP), Lausanne, January 2018
  • Smart Cities, executive training program for faculty members of Tecnologico de Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico (3 days), November 2017
  • EU energy policy fundamentals and implications for regulation (2 hours), 15th ERRA (Energy Regional Regulators’ Association) Summer School, Budapest, July 2017.
  • Smart cities (2 hours), Executive Certificate in Environmental Governance, HEID, Geneva, May 2017

School Service (EPFL)

2014-2018 Director, Institute of Technology and Public Policy (ITPP), EPFL
2003-2009 Dean, School of Continuing Education, EPFL
2010-present Director, Executive Education, EPFL Middle East Campus, Ras Al  Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
2009-present President, Recruitment, Promotion and Tenure Committee, College of Management of Technology, EPFL
2008-2018 Member of the supervisory Board of EPFL’s Transportation Center

Professional Service (current)

Organization of Annual Conferences

  • Organizer (since 2012) of the Annual Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructure Systems, always held in June in Florence, Italy.
  • Co-organizer (between 2008 and 2014) of the Annual Conference on Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, always held end of November in Brussels.
  • Organizer (2010-2012) of the Annual Conference on Trends and Innovation in the Postal Sector with the International Post Corporation, always held in September in Lausanne.; as of 2013 this Conference is replaced by an annual Postal Innovation Platform

Current (and significant past) Professional Leadership

  • President of the 7th Istanbul Smart Grid and Smart City Conference and Fair, Istanbul, Turkey, 25.-26. April, 2019
  • Board member of the Association “eGov”, Switzerland, 2017-.
  • Vice-president of the board of “Avenir Mobilité” (Future Mobility), Switzerland, 2016-.
  • Member of the Board of the Foundation “Swiss Innovation Park”, Berne, Switzerland, 2012-2015.
  • Member of the “Assises Ferroviaires” (expert commission on railway reform in France), Paris, France, 2011-2012.
  • Member of the Swiss Federal Commission on Railways Reform, Berne, Switzerland, 2010-2013.
  • Member of the advisory Board, Swiss Railway Research Fund, 2009-.
  • Member, Swiss Federal Commission on Electricity (ElCom, Electricity Regulator), Berne, 2007-.
  • Member, Swiss Federal Commission on Transport Litigation (SKE, Railway Regulator), Berne, 2004-2011; Vice-president 2012-2015.

 Editorial Boards

  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal Sosyoekonimi (Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences), 2017-
  •  Editor-in-chief of the Journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries (Sage), 2017-.
  •  Member of the editorial board of Zeitschrift für Verkehrswissenschaft, Germany, 2016-.
  •  Member of the editorial board of the Journal Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 2016-
  •  Guest editor, special issue of Utilities Policy on Regulating network industries in emerging countries (2016)
  •  Co-editor of the ISA (International Studies Association) Compendium on Environment (2016)
  •  Guest editor, special issue of Utilities Policy on Network Industries in Turkey (2015)
  •  Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Postal Communications (since 2014)
  •  Guest editor, special issue of Utilities Policy on 20 years of liberalization of the network industries in Europe (2014)
  •  Co-editor-in chief Journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries (2005-2015); member of the editorial board 2016.
  •  Chief editor of a trimestrial Network Industries Newsletter (since 1998), which now reaches approximately 6000 key professionals across the world. Since 2006, this newsletter is jointly published with TU Delft.
  •  Member, Editorial Board, Journal Transformational Learning, Sage Publishers, 2002-.
  •  Member, Editorial Board, Global Environmental Politics, M.I.T. Press, 1999-.

Review of Journal Articles, Research Projects, and Conference Papers 

In addition to reviewing all the articles for Utilities Policy special issues and for the Journal on Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, I also regularly reviewed articles for Energy Policy, EJEG (Electronic Journal of Electronic Governance), GEP (Global Environmental Politics), IRAS (International Review of Administrative Sciences), Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Regulation and Governance, Transport Research, as well as research projects for the Swiss National Science Foundation, and others more. I also review all the papers submitted to the different conferences I am organizing annually. 

Presentations at Academic Conferences (2017) 

  • Research Workshop, Fragmentation in Air Traffic and its Impact on ATM Performance, Budapest, Hungary (May 2019)
  • International Conference on Mobility Challenges, Ecole CentraleSupélec Paris Saclay, France (December 2018)
  • International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport, Munich, Germany (June 2018)

Keynotes (2016-2019) 

  • Digitalization and mobility. Swisstraffic, Berne, September 2019
  • Symposium 20 Jahre Bahnreform. University of Lucerne, May 2019
  • Turkey’s renewable investment outlook, Istanbul, December 2018
  • Keolis Strategy meeting, Paris, June 2018
  • Monterrey International Water Forum, Monterrey, Mexico, May 2018
  • Swiss Mobility Days, Martigny, Switzerland, April 2018
  • 6th International Smart Cities Congress, Istanbul, April 2018
  • SmartSuisse, Basel, April 2018
  • 2018, Year of Multimodality, DG Move, European Commission, Sofia, March 2018
  • Will Gigabit access become part of the Universal Service?, Broadband Switzerland, Berne, October 2017
  • Infrastructures between government and market, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, October 2017
  • Libéralisation et transition énergétique Suisse dans le contexte Européen. /ème Journée de l’Energie, Martigny, Suisse, October 2017
  • Postal regulation – past and future, Postal Innovation Platform (PIP), POstexpo, Geneva, September 2017
  • Smart and resilient cities, SwissRe, Zürich, September 2017
  • The importance of the Single European Sky for the European aviation sector, Observatory on Europe, Brussels, June 2017
  • Zukunftsstandort Digitale Schweiz, Bern, June, 2017
  • Railway operations of the future, 10th Transportation and Economic Forum, Tokyo, November 2016
  • Providing and Maintaing Access to Reliable Energy, 15th ERRA Conference, Bratislava, October 2016
  • Readiness for smart cities, Masterclass on smart nation, cities and communities, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 2016
  • Challenges for the regulation of Urban Mobility, Conference of the Foundation Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, May 2016
  • Service Public, enjeu de la cohésion nationale, Forum Helveticum, Berne, April 2016.
  • Economic and societal implications of digitalization, e-Forum, Berne, April 2016.

Moderating events (2018-) 

  • 7th Istanbul Smart Grid and Smart City Conference and Fair, Istanbul, Turkey, 25.-26. April, 2019
  • 11th Annual Airport Economics and Finance Conference, London, UK, March 13th 2019
  • 17th ERRA Energy investment and regulation conference, Antalya, Turkey, October 10th, 2018
  • EPFL-SBB Data Science and Mobility Conference (moderating the entire day, incl. Roundtables), January 31st, 2018

Publications: books (35)

  1. A modern guide to the digitalization of infrastructure (co-edited with Juan Montero). Book contract with Edward Elgar.
  2. Network Industries in Turkey (co-edited with Muzaffer Eroglu). Book contract with Springer.
  3. GlobalArctic – an introduction to the multifaceted dynamics of the Arctic (edited). Book contract with Springer.
  4. Beziehungen unter Strom: Die Schweiz, die Elektrizität und die Europäische Union (with Paul van Baal). Zürich: Chronos Verlag. Forthcoming 2020
  5. Rail Regulation Handbook (co-edited with Juan Montero). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Forthcoming 2020
  6. Network Industries. A research overview. London: Routledge, 2020.
  7. SBB – was nun?Szenarion für die Organisation der Mobilität in der Schweiz. Zürich: NZZ Libro, 2019; traduction française: Que faire des CFF?Scénarios pour l’organisation de la mobilité en Suisse.
  8. The Governance of Smart Transportation Systems: new organizational structures for mobility (co-edited with Maxime Auduoin). Berlin: Springer, 2018.
  9. The GlobalArctic Handbook (co-edited with Lassi Heininen). Berlin: Springer, 2018.
  10. Air transport liberalization: a critical assessment (co-edited with Ken Button). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2017.
  11. Towards cognitive cities. Advances in cognitive computing and its application to the governance of large urban systems (co-edited with Edy Portmann): Berlin: Springer, 2016.
  12. The Routledge Companion on Network Industries (co-edited with Christian Jaag): London: Routledge, 2015.
  13. Rail economics, regulation and policy in Europe (co-edited with Pierre Messulam): Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2015.
  14. Electronic challenges for postal services (co-edited with Bernhard Bukovc and Burhan Muqbil): Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2014.
  15. Transport Regulation in Europe (co-edited with Torben Holvad): Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013.
  16. E-governance: a global journey (co-edited with Fouzia Sultana). Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2012.
  17. International Handbook of Network Industries. The Liberalization of Infrastructure (co-edited with Rolf Künneke). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011.
  18. The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance: Towards a new Political Economy of Sustainability (co-edited with Jacob Park & Ken Conca). London: Routledge, 2008.
  19. Water and liberalization: European Water Scenarios (co-edited with Jeremy Allouche and Patricia Manso). London: IWA Publishing, 2006.
  20. The Multi-Governance of Water. Four case studies (co-edited with Ludivine Tamiotti and Jeremy Allouche). New York: SUNY Press, 2005.
  21. Limits to Privatization: Too much of a good thing (co-edited with Ernst U. von Weizsäcker and Oran Young). Report to the Club of Rome. London: Earthscan, 2005. Translations into: German, Spanish, Chinese, and many other languages.
  22. Water Privatisation. Transnational Corporations and the Re-regulation of the Water Industry (co-authored with Jeremy Allouche). London: SPON Press (Francis & Taylor Group), 2002.
  23. Learning Our Way Out: Adult Education at a Crossroads (co-authored with José Asún). London: Zed Books, 2001. Portuguese edition: A Educação de Adultos numa Encruzilhada. Aprender a nossa saída. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003.
  24. Adult Education and Social Responsibility. Reconciling the Irreconcilable? (co-edited with Danny Wildemeersch & Theo Jansen). Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1997.
  25. Du Monopole à la Concurrence: Analyse Critique de l’Évolution de 6 Entreprises Suisses [From Monopoly to Competition: a Critical Analysis of the Transformation of 6 Swiss Public Enterprises] (co-edited with Serge Pravato and Jean-Noël Rey). Lausanne: L.E.P., 1997. No English translation.
  26. Pour une Nouvelle Approche du Management Public. Réflexions Autour de Michel Crozier [Toward a New Approach to Public Management. Reflections about Michel Crozier] (co-edited with Bérangère Ruchat). Paris: Seli Arslan, 1997. No English translation.
  27. Les Défis de la Poste [The challenges to the Swiss Postal Service] (co-authored with Jean-Noel Rey). Lausanne: L.E.P., 1994; German edition: Die Zukunft der Post – Die Post der Zukunft. Zürich: Orell & Füssli, 1994. No English translation.
  28. The Earth Brokers. Power, Politics, and Development (co-authored with Pratap Chatterjee). London: Routledge, 1994. Japanese and Spanish editions.
  29. Environmental NGOs in World Politics: Linking the Global and the Local (co-authored with Thomas Princen). London: Routledge, 1994.
  30. The Green Movement Worldwide (edited). Greenwich CT: JAI-Press, 1992, Supplement 2.
  31. Les Partis Politiques à Coeur Ouvert. Enquête sur l’Élite Partisane Helvétique [Study of the Swiss Party Elite] (co-authored with U. Ayberk, C., Garcia & P. Sciarini). Lausanne: L.E.P., 1991; German edition: Die Kader der Schweizer Parteien. Zürich: Seismo Verlag, 1994. No English tranaslation.
  32. L’Homo Politicus à la Dérive? Enquête sur le  Rapport des Suisses à la Politique [The Decline of Political Man?] (co-authored with Pascal Sciarini). Lausanne: L.E.P., 1990. No English translation.
  33. L’Éducation des Adultes en Suisse [Adult Education in Switzerland] (co-authored with Pierre Dominice). Berne: Pro Helvetia, 1990. No English translation.
  34. Paix, Peace, Pace … Les Dix Bonnes Raisons d’Adhérer au Nouveau Mouvement pour la Paix [Peace: the Ten Good Reasons for Joining the New Peace Movement]. Lausanne: L.E.P., 1989. No English translation.
  35. Apprendre une Issue. L’Éducation des Adultes à l’Âge de la Transformation de Perspective [Learning at Stake: Adult Education at the Age of Perspective Transformation]. Lausanne: L.E.P., 1989. No English translation.

Publications: Book Chapters (88) 

  1. Regulating the interdependencies of the mobility and electricity sectors (with P. van Baal), in: Probst, O. et al. (eds) (forthcoming)
  2. Institutions, Organizations, and Technological Innovations: The Dynamic Development of Smart Ticketing Schemes in London’s Urban Transportation System (with Maxime Auduoin) (2018). In: Finger, M. and M. Auduoin (eds). The Governance of Smart Transportation Systems: new organizational structures for mobility. Berlin: Springer, 2018, chapter 10, pp. 189-206.
  3. State-owned enterprises in the Arctic (with Andrey Krivorotov) (2018). In: Finger, M. and L. Heininen (eds.). The Global Arctic Handbook. Berlin: Springer, pp. 45-62.
  4. Nicht so Good Governance in den Schweizer Netzwerkindustrien, in Kaufmann, R. & S. Rechsteiner (eds.) (2018). Governance der Energiewende. Zürich: Stämpfli Verlag, pp. 95-102.
  5. Zielkonflikte ei den Stadtwerken (with Susan Mühlemeier), in Kaufmann, R. & S. Rechsteiner (eds.) (2018). Governance der Energiewende. Zürich: Stämpfli Verlag, pp. 133-142.
  6. What can the South learn from the North regarding the implementation of IoT Solutions in Cities? The case of Seoul-born smart transportation card implementation in Bogota. In: Hostettler, S., Najih Besson, S. and J.-C. Bolay (eds.) (2018). Technologies for Development. Berlin: Springer, pp. 165-174.
  7. Infrastructures as common pool resources (with Rolf Künneke) (2018). In: Cole, Daniel H., and Michael D. McGinnis (eds). Forthcoming. Elinor Ostrom and the Bloomington School of Political Economy: Volume 4, Policy Applications and Extensions. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, pp. 233-245.
  8. System Dynamics Simulation to Explore Impact of Low European Electricity Prices on Swiss Generation Capacity Investment (with Reinier Verhoog and Paul van Baal). In: Dorsman, A., Ediger., V. and M.B. Kahan (eds.) (2018). Energy Economy, Financ and Geostrategy. Berlin: Springer, chapter 3, pp.31-62.
  9. The need to evolve Air Traffic Management: Europe as a laboratory? (with M. Baumgartner and E. Zeki) (2017). In: Finger, M. & K. Button (eds.). Air transport liberalization: a critical assessment. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2017, pp.339-358.
  10. Governing Energy Transitions: Transition Goals in the Swiss Energy Sector (2016) (with Reinier Verhoog). In Arslan-Ayaydin, 0., Dorsman, A. & Karan, M.B. (eds.). Energy, Sustainability and Finance. Berlin: Springer, chapter 7.
  11. European rail policy and regulation (2015). In: Finger, M. and C. Jaag (eds.). The Routledge Companion on Network Industries. London: Routledge, pp. 211-224.
  12. The Arctic, laboratory of the Anthropocene (2015). In: Heininen, L. (ed.). Future security of the global Arctic. New York: Palgrave McMillan, pp. 121-137.
  13. Rail economics and regulation (with Pierre Messulam) (2015). In: Finger, M. and P. Messulam (eds.). Rail economics, policy and regulation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 1-21.
  14. Rail access charges (with Pierre Mesulam) (2015). ). In: Finger, M. and P. Messulam (eds.). Rail economics, policy and regulation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 323-340.
  15. A critical analysis of the potential of the information and communication technologioes for democracy and governance. In: Manoharan, A. (ed.). E-Government and Websites: A Public Solutions Handbook. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2014, pp. 81-96.
  16. What does the Arctic teach us. An epistemological essay on business-government relations. In: Exner-Piroth, H. (ed.). The 2013 Arctic Yearbook. Rovaniemi: University of the Arctic. Web publication, 2013.
  17. Transnational corporations and the environment. In: Mikler, J. (ed.). The handbook of global companies. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2013, pp. 285-299.
  18. 25 years of Arctic environmental agency: changing issues and power relations (with Andrea Finger-Stich). In: Heininen, L. (ed.) (2012). The 2012 Arctic Yearbook. Rovaniemi: University of the Arctic, pp. 194-222.
  19. Non-state actors in global environmental governance (with David Svarin). In: Dauvergne, P. (ed.). Handbook on global environmental politics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012, pp.285-297.
  20. Towards an European model of regulatory governance? In: Levi-Faur, D. (ed.). Handbook on the Politics of Regulation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011, pp. 525-535.
  21. From “Service Public” to Universal Service (with Dominique Finon). In: Finger, M. & R. Künneke (eds.). International Handbook on the Liberalization of Infrastructures. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011, pp.54-69.
  22. Liberalization of the network industries in the European Union: evolving policy issues (with Marc Laperrouza). In: Finger, M. & R. Künneke (eds.). International Handbook on the Liberalization of Infrastructures. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011, pp.345-365.
  23. Exploring the future of Wi-Fi (with Pierre Rossel). In: Lemstra W., Hayes, V. & J. Groenewegen (eds.) (2010). The innovation journey of Wi-Fi. The road to global success. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.331-366.
  24. Saudi Post innovative address system: integrating electronic and physical platforms (with Farah Abdallah). In: UPU/ITU (eds.) (2010). ICTs, new services and transformation of the Post. Berne: Universal Postal Union, pp. 101-116.
  25. Transnational Corporations and the Global Environment (with David Svarin). In: Denemark, R. (ed.) (2010). The International Studies Encyclopedia. Vol.XI, pp.7149-7169, London: Blackwell.
  26. The history of a European information society: shifts from governments to governance (2009) (with Jamal Shahin). In: Tuptimhin, J. & R. Pipe (eds.). Global e-Governance. Advancing Governance Through Innovation and Leadership. Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp.62-83.
  27. Regulatory practices and the role of technology in network industries: the case of Europe (2009) (with Frédéric Varone). In: Künneke, R. et al. (eds.). The governance of network industries. London: Edward Elgar, pp.90-105.
  28. Sustainable Global Governance? An organizational and institutional perspective (2008). In: Park, J. Finger, M. & K. Conca (eds.). The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance: Towards a new Political Economy of Sustainability. London: Routledge.
  29. CIO in Europe (2007). In: Obi, T. (ed.). E-Governance: a Global Perspective on a Paradigm. Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp.152-155.
  30. Water Privatization: Reasons, characteristics, Difficulties, and Lessons (with Jeremy Allouche), in: Hahn, H., Hoffmann, E. & H. Odegaard (eds.) (2007). Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment. London : IWA Publishing, pp. 11-24.
  31. FAO – World Food Organization. Entry in Robertson, R. & A.R. Scholte (eds.) (2006). Encyclopedia of Globalization. New York: Routledge.
  32. Du gouvernement électronique à la gouvernance électronique: le rôle des technologies de l’information et de la communication dans la réforme du secteur public (2006) [From electronic government to electronic governance]. In: Chappelet, J.-L. (ed.). Contributions à l’action publique. Berne: Haupt; Lausanne: Presses Universitaires Romandes, pp. 89-102.
  33. De- und Re-Regulierung der Netzwerkindustrien: Wohin geht die Reise? [De- and reregulating the network industries: how does the future look like?] In: Schaffhauser, R., Locher, H. & T. Poledna (eds.) (2006). Das Gesundheitswesen – Motor von Wohlbefinden und Wohlstand. University of St. Gallen, Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Rechtswissenschaft und Rechstpraxis, Band 37, pp.75-78.
  34. Electronic Governance (with Thomas Langenberg). Entry in Anttiroikko, A.-V. & M. Mälkiä (eds.) (2006). Encyclopedia of Digital Government. Volume II E-H. Hershey: Idea Group Reference, pp. 629-633.
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  37. Privatization in G7 countries. In: von Weizsäcker, E., Young, O. & M. Finger (eds.) (2005). Limits to Privatization. How to avoid too much of a good thing. London: Earthscan, pp. 201-206.
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  62. The Swiss Postal Law of 1998: Is it Worth the Monopoly Protection? (with Colette Friedli) (1999). In: Crew, M. & P. Kleindorfer (eds.). Emerging Competition in Postal and Delivery Services. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 31-42.
  63. Public Management Qualifikationen für öffentliche Unternehmen und Verwaltungen [Public Management Qualifications for Public Enterprises and Administrations] (co-authored with B. Uebelhart). In: Schedler, K. & C. Reichard (eds.) (1998). Die Ausbildung zum Public Manager. Bern: Haupt, pp. 15-38;  French version: Qualifications en Matière de Gestion Publique pour les Entreprises et les Administrations Publiques. In: Emery, Y. (ed.) (1998). Les Cadres Dirigeants dans les Services Publics du XXIème Siècle. Berne: Publication de la Société Suisse des Sciences Administratives, Vol. 37, pp. 97-122; also published in: Uebelhart, B. & D. Giauque (eds.) (1998). Transformation dans le Secteur Public. Lausanne: L.E.P., pp. 15-35.
  64. Reconciling the Irreconcilable? Adult and Continuing Education Between Personal Development, Corporate Concerns and Public Responsibility (co-authored with Danny Wildemeersch and Theo Jansen). In: Wildemeersch, D., Finger, M. & T. Jansen (eds) (1997). Adult Education and Social Responsibility. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, pp. 1-25.
  65. New Public Management: Etat, Administration et Politique [New Public Management: State, Administration, and Politics (with Bérangère Ruchat). In: Finger, M. & B. Ruchat (eds.) (1997). Pour une Nouvelle Approche du Management Public. Réflexions Autour de Michel Crozier. Paris: Seli Arslan, pp. 33-56.
  66. Apprendre le Changement dans le Secteur Public [Learning to Change in the Public Sector] (with Silvia Bürgin). In: Finger, M. & B. Ruchat (eds.) (1997). Pour une Nouvelle Approche du Management Public. Réflexions Autour de Michel Crozier. Paris: Seli Arslan, pp. 191-212.
  67. Nationalstaat und Globalisierung — Kritische Überlegungen zur Zukunft des Nationalstaates im Zeitalter der Globalisierung [Globalization and the Nation-State: Reflections on the Future of the Nation-State]. In: von Weizsäcker, E.-U.(ed.). (1997).Grenzen-los? Jedes System braucht Grenzen – aber wie durchlässig müssen diese sein? Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag, pp. 58-69.
  68. Une Mise en Perspective de la Critique de l’Ecologie Politique de Bernard Charbonneau [A Critical Look at Bernard Charbonneau’s Political Ecology] (with Andrea Finger-Stich). In: Prades, J. (ed.) (1997). Bernard Charbonneau: une Vie Entière à Dénoncer la Grande Imposture. Paris: Erès, pp. 159-170.
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Publications: peer-reviewed articles (93) 

  1. Sustainable energy, food and water systems: sector coupling, regulatory convergence and climate change (with R. Fuentes, L. Hunt, B.Manzano, J. Montero and N. Nezamuddin) (forthcoming)
  2. Infrastructure potential of the Russian Arctic land territories (with Stepanova, V., Grigorishchin, A., Yakhyaev, D. & T. Khairova) (forthcoming).
  3. The energy-mobility system in transition: the case of the Swiss Federal Railways (with Paul van Baal), Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, forthcoming.
  4. Governance von Staatsunternehmen im Zeitalter der Liberalisierung. Jahrbuch Verwaltungsorganisationsrecht – Staatshaftungsrecht – Öffentliches Dienstrecht, 2018-2019, pp.11-124.
  5. Empower or Thwart? Insights from Vienna and Helsinki regarding The role of public authorities in the development of MaaS schemes (with Maxime Auduoin). Transportation Research Procedia, 2019, Vol. 41, pp. 1-16.
  6. The effect of European integration on Swiss Energy Policy and Governance (with Paul van Baal). Politics and Governance, 2019, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp.6-16.
  7. Strategic Objectives for State-owned Enterprises as a Means to Mitigate Political Interference: An Empirical Analysis of Two Swiss State-owned Enterprises (with Fabian Liechti). Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 2019, Vol. 90, No. 3, pp. 513-534.
  8. Smart governance for smart cities (with Mohamad Razaghi). Proceedings of the IEEE, 2018, 106 (4), pp. 680-689.
  9. The development of Mobility-as-a-Service in the Helsinki metropolitan area: a multi-level governance analysis (with Maxime Audouin) (2018). Research in Transportation Business and Management.
  10. The „Global Arctic” as a new geopolitical context and method (with Lassi Heininen). Journal of Borderland Studies, 2018, 33(2), pp.199-202.
  11. Platformed! Network Industries and the New Digital Paradigm (with Juan Montero). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 2017, Vol.18, Nos.3&4, pp. 217-239.
  12. What future for the Post Office Network (with Christian Jaag). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 2017, Vol.18, Nos.3&4, pp. 153-174.
  13. Conceptualizing “Smart Cities” (with Mohamad Razaghi). Informatik Spektrum, 40, No.1, 2017, pp. 6-13.
  14. Major public enterprises in Switzerland (with Carole Rentsch and Philippe Sulger) (2017). Economia Pubblica, No.3, pp.51-88.
  15. Smart cities – ein Überblick (with Edy Portmann) (2015). Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik, Band 52, Heft 4, August, pp. 470-481.
  16. Yes, No, Maybe: the ambigious relationship between State-Owned Enterprises and the State (with Carole Rentsch) (2015). Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Vol.86, No.4, pp.617-640.
  17. Towards becoming an emerging country with a performing electricity sector. The case of Cameroon (with Nicolas Crettenand) (2015). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries,16, No.2, pp.129-154.The alignment framework (with Nicolas Crettenand and Walter Lemstra) (2015). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Vol.16, No.2, pp. 89-105.
  18. EU Transport Policy. Transportation and Economy, Vol.75, No.5, May 2015, pp. 4-9.
  19. Stability of the classifications of returns to scale in data environment analysis: case study of the set of public postal operators (with Predrag Ralevic, Momcilo Dobrodolac and Dejan Markovic). Acta Polytechnica Hungarica, Vol.11., No.8., 2014, pp. 177-196.
  20. The challenges of imperfectly unbundled TSOs: can corporate governance or regulatory action mitigate such imperfection? (with A. d’Arcy) Competition and Regulation in Network Industries,15, No.2, June 2014, pp.117-137.
  21. Integrated Timetables for Railway Passenger Transport Services (with Sonia Strube Martins, Andreas Haller and Urs Trinkner). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Vol.15, No.1, March 2014, pp.78-106.
  22. The Single European Sky gridlock: a difficult 10 year reform process (with Marc Baumgartner). Utilities Policy, 31 (2014), pp. 289-301.
  23. Governance of Competition and Performance in European Railways: an analysis of five cases. Utilities Policy, 31 (2014), pp. 278-288.
  24. A post-2020 EU energy technology policy: Revisiting the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (with Sophia Ruester and Sebastian Schwenen). Energy Policy, 66 (2014), pp.209-217.
  25. A Strategic Energy Technology Policy towards 2050: No-regret Strategies for European Technology Push (2013) (with Sebastian Schwenen, Sophia Ruester and Jean-Michel Glachant). Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, Vol.9, No.2, pp.160-174.
  26. Review of electricity sector reform in five large, oil- and gas-exporting MENA countries: current status and outlook (2013) (with Ralf Dyllick-Brenzinger). Energy Strategy Reviews, Vol.2, No.1, pp.31.45.
  27. The alignment between institutions and technologies in network industries (2013) (with Nicolas Crettenand). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Vol.14, No.2, pp. 106-129.
  28. Towards legitimate water governance? The partially privatized Berlin waterworks  (with Eva Lieberherr and Andreas Klinke) (2012). Public Management Review. Vol.14, Issue 7, pp. 923-946.
  29. Competition effects in a liberalized railway market (2012) (with Markus Lang and Marc Laperrouza). Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Vol.13, No.3, pp. 375-398.
  30. What role for government in e-government? (2010) Journal of e-governance, Vol.33, No.4, pp.199-204.
  31. Regulatory Governance Costs in Network Industries: Observations in Postal Regulation (2010) (with Martin Mägli & Christian Jaag). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Vol.11, No.2, pp. 207-237.
  32. Coûts de la regulation des industries de réseaux: enseignements du secteur postal [Regulatory costs in the network industries] (2009) (with Martin Mägli & Christian Jaag). Revue d’Economie Industrielle, No.127, pp.47-68.
  33. Reforms in the urban water sector: vulnerability analysis of the main elements at risk (2009) (with Patricia Manso). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Vol.10, No.2, pp.115-138.
  34. Worksharing and Innovation in the American Postal Sector (2008) (with Cátia Felisberto). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Vol.9, No.4, pp. 319-340.
  35. Water sector evolution scenarios: the case of Europe (2008) (with Jeremy Allouche and Patricia Manso). Water Policy, Vol.10., No.3, pp. 221-238.
  36. Moving Beyond the Technological Neutrality Myth: the ICTs and Power in Public Administrations (2008) (with Philipp Zimmermann & Philipp Müller). International Journal of Electronic Governance, Vol.1, No.2, pp.215-230.
  37. The effect of entry regulation on process innovation in the Swiss mail sector (2008) (with Helmut Dietl, Cátia Felisberto, Andreas Grütter, Martin Lutzenberger). Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 144 (1), pp.37-55.
  38. Technology matters: the cases of the liberalization of electricity and railways (2007) (with Rolf Künneke). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Volume 8, No.3, pp.301-333.
  39. Entre commande et veille – reaction (2007), Revue Internationale de Recherches en Education et Formation des Adultes, Vol.17, pp. 59-64.
  40. “Mobile” e-government options: between technology-driven and user centric (with Pierre Rossel and Gianluca Misuraca) (2007). The Electronic Journal of e-Government, Vol.4, Issue 2, pp.79-86.
  41. A fuzzy-based approach for strategic choices in energy supply. The case of a Swiss power provider on the eve of electricity market opening (2007) (with Gustave Nguene). Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol.20, Issue No.1, pp.37-48.
  42. The postal network between competition and Universal Service provision: possible scenarios for its evolution (2006). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 29-48.
  43. Bringing technical systems back in: towards a new Europan model of regulating the network industries (with Frédéric Varone) (2006). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Vol. 1, No.1, pp. 89-108.
  44. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Local Power relationships: An Impact Assessment (2005) (with Philipp Zimmermann). Electronic Journal of e-Government, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp.231-240.
  45. The quest for coherence between institutions and technologies in infrastructures [with John Groenewegen & Rolf Künneke] (2005). Journal of Network Industries, Vol.6, No.4, pp.227-260.
  46. Air transport regulation under transformation: the case of Switzerland (with Michel Piers) (2005), Journal of Air Transportation, Vol.10, No.2, pp.20-32.
  47. Marchés de l’électricité et stratégies des opérateurs: vers une régulation technocratique multiniveaux [Electricity markets and operators’ strategies: towards multi-level technocratic regulation] (with Christophe Genoud) (2003). Politiques et Management Public, Vol. 21, No.3, pp. 21-38.
  48. De la transformation de l’Etat à la gouvernance électronique [From State Transformation to Electronic Governance] (2003). Les Cahiers du CREMOC (Centre de Recherche sur L’Europe et le Monde Contemporain), special issue.
  49. From e-government to e-governance? Towards a model of e-governance (2003) (with Gaëlle Pécoud). Electronic Journal of e-Government, Vol. 1, pp 1-10.
  50. Water resources management in a globalized economy: towards a multi-level regulatory approach (with Jeremy Allouche and Patricia Manso) (2003). Economia e politica industriale, No.116, pp. 217-232.
  51. State versus Participation: Natural Resources Management in Europe (with Andréa Finger-Stich) (2003). International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) / Institute for Development Studies (IDS) Institutionalising Participation Series (Series Editor: Michel Pimbert), 49 pages; French edition published 2004.
  52. Rio plus ten years of globalization (2002). Politics and the Life Sciences, September, Vol.21., No.2, pp.51-52.
  53. Genèse, actualité et avenir du Service Public en Suisse et en Europe [Past, present, and future of public services in Switzerland and Europe]. Revue Economique et Sociale, Vol.60, Spetember 2002, pp. 123-134.
  54. Towards institutionalized governance? The case of the local/global water sector (with Christophe Genoud). Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, Vol.8, No.2, 2002, pp.27-63.
  55. Converging towards “Multi-Utilities”? European Business Forum, Issue No.9, Spring 2002, pp.24-25.
  56. A critical analysis of power in organizational learning and change (with Jean-Yves Mercier and Silvia Bürgin Brand). Administrative Studies, Vol.20, No.2, June 2001, pp.107-119.
  57. Constraints to organizational change processes regarding the introduction of organic products: case findings from the Swiss food industry (with Simone Maier). Business Strategy and Environment, Vol.10, 2001, pp.89-99.
  58. Environmental Organisations: Changing Roles and Functions in Global Politics (with Ludivine Tamiotti). Global Environmental Politics, Vol.1, No.1, February 2001, pp.56-76.
  59. Globalization versus Environment: The World Bank’s Contradictory Thoughts on Establishing a Sustainable Water Resources Management Policy [with Jeremy Allouche]. Global Environmental Politics, Vol.1, No.2, May 2001, pp.42-47.
  60. Privatisations et propriété publique [Privatization and public ownership] (with Christophe Genoud). L’Expert-Comptable, Vol. 74, No. 3, March 2000, pp.215-219.
  61. Teaching Public Administration in Switzerland. Public Administration, Vol. 77, No. 3, 1999, pp. 657-661.
  62. New Global Regulatory Mechanisms and the Environment: the Emerging Linkage Between the WTO and the ISO (with Ludivine Tamiotti). IDS (Institute for Development Studies) Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 3, July 1999, pp. 8-15.
  63. Néolibéralisme Contre Nouvelle Gestion Publique [Neoliberalism versus New Public Management]. Nouveaux Cahiers de l’IUED, Geneva, No. 8, 1998, pp. 57-76.
  64. Peoples’ Perspectives on Globalization. Development, Vol. 40., No. 2, Spring, 1997, pp. 15-20.
  65. Le Rôle du Parlement en Matière de New Public Management (The Role of the Parliament in New Public Management). L’Expert-comptable Suisse, No. 1-2, 1997, pp. 41-46; German version: Die Rolle des Parlaments im New Public Management. Der Schweizer Treuhänder, No. 1-2, 1997, pp. 47-52]
  66. Environmental NGOs: Carving out a New Niche (with Tom Princen). Ecodecision, No. 22, Autumn, 1996, pp. 26-29.
  67. Théorie et Pratique de l’Organisation en Apprentissage Permanent Dans le Secteur Public [Theory and Practice of the Learning Organization in the Public Sector] (with Jean-Noël Rey). Revue Européenne des Sciences Sociales, Tome XXXIV, No. 106, 1996, pp. 193-218.
  68. Der umweltbezogene Lernprozess: Lernschritte von Unternehmen in Richtung Nachhaltigkeit (Environmental Learning Processes in Enterprises) (with Silvia Bürgin & Ueli Haldimann). UmweltWirtschaftsForum, No. 4/3, 1996, pp. 21-28.
  69. New Public Management — un Débat Manqué (New Public Management – A Missed Opportunity). Swiss Political Science Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1996, pp. 138-143.
  70. Promoteurs Globaux – Résistance Locale: l’Ingérence au Quotidien [Global Promoters – Local Resistance]. Nouveaux Cahiers de l’IUED, Geneva, No. 3, 1995, pp. 75-86.
  71. Nongovernmental Organizations in World Environmental Politics (with Tom Princen and Jack Manno). International Environmental Affairs, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1995, pp. 42-58.
  72. Learning Our Way Out: A Conceptual Framework for Social-Environmental Learning (with Philomene Verlaan). World Development, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1995, pp. 503-513.
  73. Adult Education and Society Today. International Journal of Lifelong Education, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1995, pp. 110-119.
  74. From Knowledge to Action?  Exploring the Relationship Between Environmental Experiences, Learning and Behavior. Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 50, No. 3, 1994, pp. 141-160.
  75. Does Environmental Learning Translate into More Responsible Behavior? Environmental Strategy, No. 5, February, 1993, pp. 17-18.
  76. Wie es zur biographischen Methode in der Erwachsenenbildung kam [How the Biographical Method in Adult Education Came to be]. Education Permanente, No. 1, 1992, pp. 8-11.
  77. Green Politics in Switzerland: Environmental Attitudes and Political Parties (with Simon Hug), European Journal of Political Research, No. 21, 1992, pp. 289-306.
  78. Les Dimensions de l’Espace Politique Suisse et l’Intégration de la ‘Nouvelle Politique Ecologique’ [Dimensions of Political Space in Switzerland and the Integration of ‘New Politics’ into ‘Old Politics’] (with Pascal Sciarini). Revue Française de Science Politique, Vol. 41, No. 4., August, 1991, pp. 537-559.
  79. Can Critical Theory Save Adult Education from Post-Modernism. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, Special Issue, Vol. IV, No. 1, 1991, pp. 133-144.
  80. Integrating ‘New Politics’ into ‘Old Politics’. The Example of the Swiss Party Elite (with Pascal Sciarini). West European Politics, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1991, pp. 98-122.
  81. Does Adult Education Need a Philosophy? Studies in Continuing Education, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1990, pp. 99-106.
  82. The Subject-Person of Adult Education in the Crisis of Modernity. Studies in Continuing Education, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1990, pp. 24-30.
  83. L’Ecologie Dans l’Education des Adultes: Où, Pour Quoi, Comment et Pourquoi les Adultes se Forment-ils à l’Ecologie? Education Permanente (CH), No. 4, 1990, pp. 205-207.
  84. Typologie der ErwachsenebildnerInnen der Deutschschweiz. Eine biographische Forschung [Typology of Swiss German adult educators] (with Hubert Bausch). Pädagogische Rundschau, No. 44, 1990, pp. 193-207.
  85. La Réflexion et les Mouvements Ecologistes en Europe. Essai d’un Bilan des Années 1980 [Ecological movements in Europe]. Cadmos, No. 49, 1990, pp. 91-102.
  86. Apprentissage Expérientiel ou Formation par les Expériences de Vie? La Contribution Allemande au Débat sur la Formation Expérientielle [Experiential learning – the German Perspective]. Education Permanente (F), Nos. 100/101, 1989, pp. 39-46.
  87. The Biographical Method in Adult Education Research. Studies in Continuing Education, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1989, pp. 33-42.
  88. Environmental Adult Education from the Perspective of the Adult Learner. Convergence, Vol. XXII, No. 4, 1989, pp. 25-32.
  89. New Social Movements and their Implications for Adult Education. Adult Education Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 1, Fall, 1989, pp. 15-22.
  90. L’Approche Biographique Face aux Sciences Sociales: le Problème du Sujet Dans la Recherche Sociale [The Biographical Approach in the Social Sciences: the Problem of the Subject in Social Research]. Revue Européenne des Sciences Sociales, Vol. XXVII, No. 83, 1989, pp. 217-243; italian translation: La Critica Sociologica, No. 90-91, 1989, pp. 1-32.
  91. La Recherche-Formation en Education des Adultes: de l’Institution à la Personne et Retour [Formative Research in Adult Education: From the Institution to the Person and Back]. Revue Suisse de Sociologie, No. 14, 1988, pp. 521-531.
  92. Le Parti Socialiste Suisse Face à la Société Industrialisée Avancée [The Swiss Socialist Party Facing Post-Industrial Society] (with Jean-Noël Rey). Annuaire Suisse de Science Politique, No. 26, 1986, pp. 257-272.
  93. La Méthode Biographique et les Problèmes Epistémologiques de la Civilisation Occidentale [The Biographical Method and the Epistemological Problems of Western Civilization]. Education Permanente (F), Nos. 72-73, 1984, pp. 48-58.
  94. Formation des Adultes et Epistémologie des Sciences Humaines [Adult Education and the Epistemology of the Human Sciences]. Pratiques de Formation, No. 4, 1982, pp. 37-44.
  95. L’Absence de Réflexions Ecologiques en Science Politique [The Absence of Epistemological Considerations in Political Science]. Annuaire Suisse de Science Politique, Vol. 21, 1981, pp.  335-352.

Publications: non-peer-reviewed articles, working papers, proceedings   

  • Eine kritische Beurteilung der Bahnreformen aus Sicht der neuen institutionellen Ökonomie. Schweizer Jahrbuch für Verkehr, 2019, pp. 33-48.
  • L’accord bilatéral sur l’électricité avec l’UE (with Paul van Baal). Bulletin du VSE, No. 9, 2019, pp. 2-6.
  • Die Schweiz braucht ein Mobilitätsamt. Volkswirtschaft, No.2, 2019, p.59.
  • Mobilité urbaine: pourquoi les villes doivent prendre l’initiative face au digital. Pulse, No.2, Printemps 2018, pp.6-7.
  • A Programme for the New Network Industries (with Juan Montero). EUI Working Papers, RSCAS 2018/41, 14 pages.
  • Human Smart Cities – der Mensch im Zentrum (with Stefan Metzger, Edy Portmann, Astrid Habenstein, Anja Riedle and Res Witschi) (32018). In: Transforming Cities, No.1, 2018, pp.62-67.
  • Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy (with Juan Montero, Nadia Bert, David Küpfer). Brussels: Directorate General for Internal Policies; Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies; Transport and Tourism, May 2017, 89 pages.
  • Integration des Gesamtsystems öffentlicher Verkehr im regulatorischen Kontext (with Christian Marti and Ulrich Weidmann). Jahrbuch der Schweizerischen Verkehrswirtschaft 2016. Forthcoming 2016.
  • Zukunftstandort digitale Schweiz. Voraussetzungen und Potentiale des lektronischen Bürgerdossiers (with Annett Laube-Rosenpflanzer, Edy Portmann, Christian Jaag, Pascal Sieber, Urs Stadler, Peter Nobs, Renato Gunc, Alfred Bertschinger, Georg Ständike). Verein eGov Schweiz, February 2016, 72 pages.
  • World is changing, does transport follow? The role of regulation in preparing transport for the future (with Nadia Bert and David Küpfer). Brussels: Directorate General for Internal Policies; Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies; Transport and Tourism, August 2015, 30 pages.
  • FSR Manifesto. An EU agenda for the upcoming five years of regulation of infrastructures (with Jean-Michel Glachant, Pier Luigi Parcu and Stéphane Saussier). Florence: European University Institute, January 2015, 63 pages.
  • Liberalisation of air traffic management services: what role for Eurocontrol? Skyway, Spring, 2015, p. 42. 
  • Solid infrastructure financing for efficient rail system. Report to the French Railways (SNCF) in collaboration with Yves Putallaz, Didier van de Velde and Boston Consulting Group, December 2014.
  • Finanzierung von Eisenbahninfrastruktur mit mehrjährigen Leistungsvereinbarungen – Schweiz, Deutschland, Belgien (with Anne Greinus). In: Jahrbuch 2014 Schweizerische Verkehrswirtschaft. S. Gallen: Universität St. Gallen, pp. 53-66.
  • Services Publics: Où en est le chanagement de modèle? (with Urs Trinkner). Die Volkswirtschaft / La Vie économique, 7/8, 2014, pp. 34-37.
  • Yes, No, Maybe: the ambiguous relationship between State-owned enterprises and States (with Carole Rentsch). Milan European Economic Workshops, Working Paper No. 2014-05.
  • Wie gelänge ich möglichst effizient von A nach B? Eine Vision für den Personentransport. Volkswirtschaft, 2013, No.12, pp.22-23; also in French.
  • 10 Jahre Flugsicherungsreform: Reformstau oder Kompetenzgerangel am Europäischen Himmel? (with Marc Baumgartner), Volkswirtschaft, 2013, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 54-58; also in French.
  • Une réflexion critique sur la nouvelle gestion publique. Parlament, Vol.15, No.2, August 2012, pp.8-10.
  • 30 years of railway liberalization: what does it mean for us? VAP-Wettbersfähige Güterbahn – vom Wunschtraum zur Wirklichkeit. Festschrift zum 100-Jahr-Jubiläum des VAP. Zürich: Cargorail, 2012, pp.141-144.
  • E-Gov and Public Sector Reform: what roles for government in e-government? Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, edited by T. Janowski and J. Davies. New York: The American Association for Computing Machinery, 2009, pp. 1-4.
  • The operationalization of e-governance (with Jamal Shahin). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (T. Janowski & T. Pardo, eds.). New York: ACM Press, 2008, pp.24-30.
  • Quel rôle du parlement vis-à-vis des entreprises publiques autonomisées? (with Kuno Schedler). Das Parlament, 2008, Vol.11, No.1, pp.3-6.
  • Power regulatory framework and opportunities for self supply (with Luis Treviño). EPFL: College of Management of Technology Working Paper, 2008-001.
  • Investissments dans les infrastructures urbaines: quells risques et comment les contenir? Gwa – Gas, Wasser, Abwasser, No.4, 2007, pp. 243-244.
  • Etendu et possibilité de financement du Service Universel postal en cas d’ouverture totale du marché, La Vie Economique, No.5, 2007, pp. 14-16 ; German version, pp. 14-16.
  • Le secteur de l’eau en Europe: 6 possibles scenarios pour 2020 (with Jeremy Allouche and Patricia Manso). Gwa – Gas, Wasser, Abwasser. No. 2, 2006 ; French (pp.7-12) and German (pp.13-18) versions.
  • Historical Operators and New Technologies (with Farah Abdallah and Cátia Felisberto). Joint MIR and SAP publication, November 2006, 16 pages.
  • The need for coherence between institutions and technology in liberalized infrastructures: the case of network unbundling in electricity and railways (with Rolf Künneke). EPFL-CdM Working Paper, 2006, 23 pages.
  • Liberalisierung des Gassektors in Europa. Mögliche Auswirkungen auf die Schweiz (with Bastian Schwark). Gwa – Gas, Wasser, Abwasser, No.10, 2006, pp. 825-832.
  • Governance of network industries: towards European regulators, differentiated regulation or self-regulation? (with Frédérich Varone), EPFL-CdM Working Paper, 2006, 20 pages.
  • From e-government to e-governance: implications for technology management (with Pierre Rossel), EPFL-CdM Working Paper, 15 pages.
  • Defining performance of the air transport system, EPFL-CdM Working paper, 2006, 12 pages.
  • Exploring e-Governance in the network industries (with Pierre Rossel), EPFL-CdM Working paper, 2006, 15 pages.
  • Benchmarking of Hydroelectric Stochastic Risk Management Models using financial indicators (with N. Iliadis, M. Pereira, S. Granville, P.-A. Haldi, N.-A. Baroso). EPFL-CdM Working Paper, 2006, 8 pages.
  • The postal network between competition and Universal Service provision: considerations about its (non-)regulation. EPFL-CdM Working paper, 2006, 14 pages.
  • What works and what doesn’t with BOT contracts? The case of thermal and hydraulic plants (with Nicolas Crettenand and Antoine Dubas), EPFL-CdM Working Paper, 2006, 28 pages.
  • More than digitalization – The transformative potential of e-governance (with Thomas Langeberg & Philipp Müller). Proceedings of the 38th Hawaii Conference on System Sciences, IEEE, 2005, 9 pages.
  • Industry Boundaries in Times of Change: How do Firms Strategize? (with Jeannine Vong Srivastava), EPFL-CdM Working Paper, 2005, 30 pages.
  • Postal Sector Overview and Dynamics (with Ismail Alyanak and Patrick Mollet), EPFL-CdM Working Paper, 2005, 26 pages.
  • The Universal Postal Service in the Communications Era. Adapting to changing Markets and Customer Behavior (with Ismail Alyanak and Pierre Rossel), EPFL-CdM Working paper, 2005, 44 pages.
  • The Evolution of thye Water Sector in Europe: an Institutional Analysis of Possible Scenarios (with Patricia Manso and Jeremy Allouche), EPFL-CdM Working Paper, 2005, 17 pages.
  • Competitive Analysis of Incumbant Postal Operators in Europe (with Patrick Mollet), EPFL-CdM Working Paper, 2005, 24 pages.
  • Conceptualizing e-governance, European Review on Political Technologies, Vol.1, 2005, web-publication.
  • Adaptar a aprendizagem aos novos desafios da sociedade, in Aprender Ao Longo Da Vida (Portugal), No.1, May 2004, pp. 33-36.
  • The future international administration of global mail – a review of other industry models (with Triangle Consultancy), London, 2004, 40 pages.
  • Postal regulation: principles and orientation. Edited by the Universal Postal Union, Berne, Switzerland, 2004, 29 pages.
  • La concurrence dans les chemins de fers – une chimère? (with Christophe Genoud). Publication of the Swiss Association for Public Transport, 2004, 16 pages; also German edition.
  • From e-government to e-governance? Towards a model of e-governance. In: Bannister, F. & D. Remenyi (eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on e-government. Dublin: Trinity College, 2003, pp. 119-130.
  • Renaissance de l’Etat ou adaptation à la globalisation? In: Hablützel, P. (ed.) (2003). Der smarte Staat. Kulturwandel in der öffentlichen Verwaltung. Berne: Eidgenössisches Personalamt.
  • Regulatory convergence? The case of the European electricity sector. IDHEAP Working Paper, No.10, 2002, 27 pages.
  • Genèse, actualité et avenir du Service Public tant en Suisse qu’en Europe. IDHEAP Working Paper, No.7, 2002, 9 pages.
  • The transformation of the global water sector: The role of the World Bank and the Public Services TNCs (with Jeremy Allouche). IDHEAP Working Paper No.6, 2002, 8 pages.
  • e-voting: entre bureucratie et démocratie (with Linda Cotti). IDHEAP Working Paper No.1, 2002, 15 pages.
  • Le parlement face à la dynamique de la nouvelle gestion publique. Parlement. Vol. 4, No.3 November 2001, 16-19.
  • Wasser – Zwischen Politik und Macht; Angepasste Wasserprojekte – ein Exportschlager der Schweiz; Wasser – Das Businessmodell [Three articles on Water privatization]. Entwicklungspolitik, No.20/21, 2001, pp. 20-21; 41-43; 44-45.
  • Synthese der Analyse von Drittweltzeitschriften. In: Schade, F. & E. Schmidt (eds.). Erleuchtend oder ausgebrannt? Journalismus zu Nord-Süd in Bilanz und Perspektive. Frankfurt: IKO-Verlag, 2001, pp. 37-40.
  • La gestion déléguée et la réforme de l’Etat. IDHEAP Working Paper, No.14, 2001, 14 pages.
  • Conduire dans une administration en changement [Leadership in a changing public administration]. In: Hablützel, P. et al. (eds.) (2001). Führen im Wandel. Berne: Schriftenreihe des Eidgenössischen Personalamtes, Vol.14, pp.41-52.
  • La Poste Suisse 1848-2000. IDHEAP Working Paper, No.8, 2001, 31 pages.
  • L’évolution de la politique de la Banque Mondiale dans les années 1990: quel rôle pour l’Etat? (with Pascal Tornay). IDHEAP Working Paper, No.7, 2001, 17 pages.
  • La Nouvelle Gestion Publique et le rôle des parlements (with Sonia Weil). IDHEAP Working Paper, No.6, 2001, 19 pages.
  • Y a-t-il un lien entre e-vote et e-administration? IDHEAP Working Paper, No.5, 2001, 20 pages.
  • Privatize, privatize the World Bank. Entwicklungspolitik, No.5, März 2001, p.25.
  • Etude comparative des processus de réformes des adminstrations communales: état des lieux en France et en Suisse (with Pascal Tornay). IDHEAP Working Paper, No.3, 2001, 20 pages.
  • The multi-governance of water (with Ludivine Tamiotti). Report for IUCN, 2001, 170 pages.
  • Dynamique de la nouvelle gestion publique et rôle du parlement. IDHEAP Working Paper No.18, 2000, 8 pages.
  • Universal services and services in the general interest: a conceptual framework (with Daniel Krähenbühl). IDHEAP Working Paper, No.17, 2000, 12 pages.
  • The transformation of international public organizations: the case of UNCTAD (with Bérangère Ruchat). IDHEAP Working Paper, No.14/2000, 22 pages.
  • Le changement intelligent: intervention et construction (with Silvia Bürgin Brand and Jean-Yves Mercier) (2000). Les Cahiers de l’ASO (Association Suisse de l’Organisation), 2000, pp.99-107.
  • La Poste Suisse, un “Champion National”. Actualités des Services Publics en Europe, Mai 2000, No. 67, p. 9.
  • Autonomisation des services. In: Emery, Y. (2000). L’ administration dans tous ses états. Réalisations et conséquences. Lausanne: Preses Polytechniques Romandes, pp. 131-140.
  • Transformations et défis de la Poste suisse. Bulletin HEC, No.50, Mai 2000, pp. 37-39.
  • Learning Our Way Out. Entwicklungs-Politik, No. 1, January 2000, pp. 49-52.
  • Globalisation and Governance. PolicyMatters, No. 6, December 1999, pp. 1,5.
  • Learning in the Face of Power (with Silvia Bürgin). In: Easterby-Smith, M., Araujo, L., & J. Burgoyne (eds.) (1999). Proceedings, Vol.1, Lancaster University, pp. 371-396 (ISBN 1-86220-071-8).
  • Partnerships in the UN. The Transformation of UNCTAD — A Case Study (with Bérangère Ruchat). In: Montanheiro, et al. (eds.) (1999). Public and Private Sector Partnerships: Furthering Development. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University Press, pp. 189-204.
  • Apprendre Face au Pouvoir: l’Administration peut-elle Devenir Apprenante? IDHEAP Working papers, No.3, 1999, 19 pages.
  • Managing Globalisation in Public Utilities (with Emanuele Lobina). Cahiers de l’IDHEAP, No.177, 1999, 62 pages.
  • Steps Toward Organizational Learning: The Swiss Post (with Silvia Bürgin). The Systems Thinker, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1999, pp. 9-10.
  • Peut-on Manager l’Apprentissage? [Can learning be managed?]. Persorama, No. 4, Winter 1998/1999, pp. 46-49.
  • Grundlegende Gedanken zu Politik und Verwaltung im Umbruch [Foundational Thoughts About the Transformation of Politics and the Administration] Praxis, No. 2, 1998, pp. 3-8.
  • New Public Management. Guide de Référence pour Introduire un Modèle de Gestion des Affaires Publiques Basé sur des Accords de Prestations (with ATAG Ernst & Young and the Canton of Geneva). 1998, 26 pages.
  • Apprendre face au pouvoir. In: Federal Personnel Office (1998) (ed.). Les Administrations sont-elles Capables d’Apprendre?  La Modernisation, Processus d’Apprentissage. Berne: Publications de l’Office Fédéral du Personnel, Vol. 10, pp. 99-126.
  • La Nécessaire Transformation des Universités [The Necessary Transformation of the Universities]. IDHEAP – Discussion Paper, No.10, 1998.
  • Le New Public Management – Reflet et Initiateur d’un Changement de Paradigme dans la Aestion des Affaires Publiques. Université de Genève, Faculté de Droit. Nouvelle gestion publique. Chances et limites d’une réforme de l’administration, 1997, pp. 41-60.
  • Why Transnational Corporations are Organizing to “Save the Global Environment” (with James Kilcoyne). The Ecologist, Vol. 27, No. 4, July/August, 1997, pp. 138-142.
  • Trade, Globalization and Global Standards. SUNS – South-North Development Monitor, No. 3989, May, 1997, pp. 1-5.
  • Transforming the Swiss Postal Service into a Learning Organization (with Silvia Bürgin). IDHEAP – Discussion paper, No.3, 1996.
  • The Swiss Postal Service: Towards a Learning Organization (with J.-N. Rey). Union Postale, No. 4, 1995, pp. 58-60.
  • Anforderungen an das lernende Unternehmen heute und in der Zukunft. Das Beispiel der POST PTT (with Silvia Bürgin & Serge Pravato), Cahiers de l’IDHEAP, No.144, 1995
  • Considérations Socio-Epistémologiques sur l’Education des Adultes Aujourd’hui. Universite de Geneve: Cahiers de la Section des Sciences de l’Education, 1993, No.72, pp. 11-30.
  • Ökologie in der Erwachsenenbildung. Bern: BUWAL, 1991, Schriftenreihe Umwelt No.158., 84 pages.
  • Unintended Consequences of the Cold War: Global Environmental Degradation and the Military. New Views in International Relations, 1991, Occasional Paper Series, No.10, Syracuse University, PARC.
  • Alternative Conceptions of Peace in Europe. In: Andreeva, I.S. & U. Vesa (eds). European Security and Cultural Values. Tampere: Tampere Peace Research Institute Report, 1991, No.45, pp. 269-287.
  • The Military, the Nation-State and the Environment. The Ecologist, Vol. 21, No. 5, September/October, 1991, pp. 220-225.
  • Typologie des Formateurs/trices d’Adultes en Suisse Alémanique. Une Approche Biographique et Statistique (with Hubert Bausch). Universite de Geneve: Cahiers de la Section des Sciences de l’Education, 1990, No.58, pp. 162-181.
  • Biographische Methode und Erwachsenenbildung (with Elisabeth Fröhlich). Bericht No.1, Luzern: Akademie für Erwachsenenbildung, 1989, 15 pages.
  • Méthodo Autobiografico e a Formaçao (with Antonio Novoa). Lisbonne: Ministerio da Saudé, 1988.
  • L’Horizon Bouché de la Civilisation Industrialisée Avancée: Repenser l’Epistémologie de la Recherche et de la Formation à Partir des Adultes [The Blocked Horizon of Industrial Civilization: Rethinking Adult Education]. Universite de Geneve: Cahiers de la Section des Sciences de l’Education (Genève), 1987, No.46, pp. 99-112.
  • L’Individu Dans la Modernité. Université de Genève: Cahiers du Département de Science politique, 1986, 200 pages.
  • La Politisation des Sciences Sociales. Contribution au Débat sur la Politique des Sciences. Université de Genève: Cahiers du Département de Science politique, No.19, 1986, 62 pages.
  • Biographie et Herméneutique. Les Aspects Epistémologiques et Méthodologiques de la Méthode Biographique. Université de Montréal: Publications de la Faculté d’Education Permanente, 1984, 197 pages.
  • Die Militarisierung der Sozialwissenschaften [The Militarization of the Social Sciences]. Widerspruch, No. 8, 1984, pp. 38-48.
  • Homme-Technique-Environnement. Le Point de Vue de Deux Chercheurs (with Jacques Grinevald). Polyrama, 1984, Vol.61, pp. 22-25.
  • Wissenschaft und Krieg (with A. Gsponer, J. Grinevald & B. Vitale). Zürich, ETH-VMP Verlag, 1983 [French translation: La Science et la Guerre. Bruxelles: GRIP, 1986].
  • Le Post-Modernisme: Achèvement d’un Projet? Quelques Remarques Critiques. MSH-Informations,  1983, No.46, pp. 17-22.
  • Vom Lehrling zum Leerling. Oberwalliser Lehrlinge äussern sich zu ihrer Lage (with S. Niklaus & R. Anthamatten). Brig: Tunnelverlag, 1981.


Trilingual German, French, English
Italian Fluent in speech
Spanish Fluent in speech
Finnish Fluent in speech
Turkish Capable to get by on everyday conversations, actively learning
Arabic Actively learning since 5 years
Russian Beginner, actively learning


Curriculum Vitae

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