Head of interdisciplinary research area eSociety at the FHS St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Hans-Dieter Zimmermann is heading the interdisciplinary research area eSociety at the FHS St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen, Switzerland, since October 2009. Furthermore, he is an associate editor of Electronic Markets – The International Journal on Networked Business.
He studied Business Administration and received his doctoral degree in Information Management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Hans-Dieter’s major research interests concern changing patterns of communication and interaction arising from the emerging Digital Economy. Especially he is interested in the fields of Electronic Markets and Electronic-, Mobile-, or ‘Ubiquitous’ Business, or, in more general terms, in the increasing importance of ‘information’ in societies and its impact, especially on value creation. Developments to watch are especially the areas of 'Ubiquitous Computing', 'Ambient Intelligence', or ‘Web 2.0’.