Staff

Heiko Gebauer

PD Dr. Heiko Gebauer

Group leader: Business Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure Services

Department Environmental Social Sciences

About Me

Heiko leads the group on Business Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure Services. This research group belongs to the cluster on Business Innovation and Transition Management. He is also a Professor at the Service Research Center of the Karlstad University in Sweden and lectures at the University of St. Gallen. Before that, Heiko was leading the competence center for the management of industrial services at the University of St.Gallen.

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Projects

In this project, we work with organizations from around the globe to identify factors for managing water kiosks sucessfully
In this project, we apply Business Model Thinking to create promising business models around innovative water and sanitation technologies

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected publications

Ulaga, W.; Estoquié, F.; Gebauer, H.; Grab, E.; März, S.; Soler, P.; van der Velden, H.; Renault, C. (2013) From product to service: navigating the transition, insights@imd, 26, 1-4, Institutional Repository
Truffer, B.; Binz, C.; Gebauer, H.; Störmer, E. (2013) Market success of on-site treatment: a systemic innovation problem, In: Larsen, T. A.; Udert, K. M.; Lienert, J. (Eds.), Source Separation and Decentralization for Wastewater Management, 209-223, Institutional Repository
Schöbitz, L.; Zurbrügg, C.; Gebauer, H.; Strande, L. (2013) Waste-based business models for resource recovery, Sandec News, 14, 6, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Reynoso, J. (2013) An agenda for service research at the base of the pyramid, Journal of Service Management, 24(5), 482-501, doi:10.1108/JOSM-04-2013-0090, Institutional Repository
Tilley, E.; Strande, L.; Lüthi, C.; Mosler, H.-J.; Udert, K. M.; Gebauer, H.; Hering, J. G. (2014) Looking beyond technology: an integrated approach to water, sanitation and hygiene in low income countries, Environmental Science and Technology, 48(17), 9965-9970, doi:10.1021/es501645d, Institutional Repository
Soltes, E.; Thakkar, A.; Survé, I.; Gebauer, H. (2014) Welcher Standort ist der beste?, Harvard Business Manager, 78-85, Institutional Repository
Meierhofer, R.; Flückiger, C.; Gebauer, H. (2014) Evaluating of distribution models for household water treatment products in Kenya, 1-6, Institutional Repository
Meierhofer, R.; Flückiger, C.; Gebauer, H. (2014) Evaluating distribution strategies for ceramic filters in Kenya and Bolivia, Sandec News, 15, 22-23, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Saul, C. J. (2014) Business model innovation in the water sector in developing countries, Science of the Total Environment, 488(1), 512-520, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.02.046, Institutional Repository
Larsen, T. A.; Gebauer, H.; Gründl, H.; Künzle, R.; Lüthi, C.; Messmer, U.; Morgenroth, E.; Niwagaba, C. B.; Ranner, B. (2015) Blue Diversion: a new approach to sanitation in informal settlements, Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 5(1), 64-71, doi:10.2166/washdev.2014.115, Institutional Repository
Kowalkowski, C.; Windahl, C.; Kindström, D.; Gebauer, H. (2015) What service transition? Rethinking established assumptions about manufacturers' service-led growth strategies, Industrial Marketing Management, 45, 59-69, doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2015.02.016, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Worch, H. (2015) Absorptive Capacity (of Organizations), In: Wright, J. D. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 12-19, doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.73106-0, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: heiko.gebauer@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 5484
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: FC E16

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Expert of

developing countries, urban planning, technology concepts, transdisciplinary research

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Research Focus

Business innovations for scaling up sanitation services in Base-of-the-Pyramid (BoP) markets

Business innovations for making water kiosk more successful

Service business development in manufacturing firms

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