Swiss Institute of Small Business
and Entrepreneurship


SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Family Businesses – these three pillars constitute the basis for our activities. The dialogue and exchange with entrepreneurs and executives spurs us on to generate and pass on knowledge about SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Family Businesses.

Fields of activities

Institute's directors

Institute's directors

The KMU-HSG is a «largely autonomous institute of the University of St.Gallen without being a legal entity in its own right». The Institute's «Executive Board» has the function of a board of directors. The Institute's Directors and the Board run the KMU-HSG's operative business.

Institute board

Books and Publications

Get access to our academic publications via the university's Reserach portal Alexandria.

Books (mostly in German) in our own publishing house «KMU Verlag HSG».

The institute's library is integrated in the University's library.


Research Fellows

We co-operate closely with the following research fellows.

Our Research Fellows