Prof. Dr. Alfes granted with the HR Swiss Award

HR SwissAwardProf. Dr. Kerstin Alfes, iimt lecturer for HR Management since many years, has provided with her doctoral thesis (“Einfluss der Kompetenzen von Personalverantwortlichen auf die strategische Rolle der Personalabteilung“ – ISBN 978-3-86618-322-3) a valuable basis in the field of HR. Her outstanding achievement is honored with the HR Swiss Award.

This thesis illuminates the competences of HR managers in the German-speaking part of Switzerland and demonstrates at the same time, where through personal development measures, competences have to be improved (e. g.: in the understanding of the business processes and in participation of the strategy development).


Until now, Kerstin Alfes’s dissertation has been the widest empirical basis (414 HR managers) with sophisticated and analysed statistics.

Since her dissertation, Kerstin Alfes published many other basic contributions for the understanding of an efficient HR management on an international level, and was the first woman habilitated at the faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Bern in the field of Business Administration.