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Patrick Schüffel

Visiting Professor UAS
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Faculty Profile - Patrick Schueffel

Patrick Schueffel is adjunct professor at the Institute of Finance of Fribourg’s School of Management. His research interests focusses on the areas of Entrepreneurship in Banking & Finance, Innovation, Strategy and International Business and thus on Fintech. He has published widely in academic as well as practitioner journals in Switzerland and internationally. Prior to his academic career professor Schueffel served as the Chief Operating Officer of Saxo Bank (Switzerland) and was a member of the Senior Management of Credit Suisse. At Credit Suisse he was the responsible global innovation officer of the one-thousand employee strong organizational unit “Investment Services & Products”. He holds a doctorate degree from Henley Business School at the University of Reading/UK, a Master Degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Diploma from Mannheim University/Germany.


Journal article

SCHUEFFEL, P. (2021). DeFi - Decentralized Finance erklärt.
SCHUEFFEL, P., HAMMER, M. (2021). Regulierungen Und Verbote - Was Krypto, Bitcoin & Co. Droht. MoreThanDigital.
SCHUEFFEL, P., LIEBAU, D. (2020). Crypto-Currencies and ICOs: Are They Scams?. An Empirical Study. The Journal of the British Blockchain Association, 2.
SCHUEFFEL, P. (2016). Taming the Beast: A Scientific Definition of Fintech. Journal of Innovation Management, 4, pp. 32-54.
SCHUEFFEL, P. (2015). Open Innovation in the Financial Services Sector -A global literature review. Journal of Innovation Management, 3, pp. 25-48.
SCHUEFFEL, P. (2015). Ethische Gewinnerstrategien: Stärkung der nachhaltigen Urteilskraft. Bank Praktiker, 9, pp. 32-39. Heidelberg.
SCHUEFFEL, P., & ISTRIA, C. (2015). Democratizing corporate culture: Aligning corporate and individual values. Talent Management Excellence, 3 (2), pp. 26-28.
SCHUEFFEL, P., & HERRMANN, L. (2013). Die Offensive der Non-Banks. Die Bank, 7, pp. 44-48.
SCHUEFFEL, P. (2011). Internationalization of new ventures: tests of growth and survival. Multinational Business Review, 19, 376-403.
SCHUEFFEL, P., & ISTRIA, C. (2005). Winning through diversity. European Business Forum, 23, pp. 41-44.


SCHUEFFEL, P., GROENEWEG, N., BALDEGGER, R. (2019). The Crypto Encyclopedia. Coins, tokens and digital assets from A to Z. Fribourg/Bern/New York: Firm Growth and Innovation.
SCHUEFFEL, P. (2008). Formative Factors in New Venture Internationalization An extension to theoretical findings and an empirical test. Henley on Thames: University of Reading.

Book chapter

SALAMPASIS, D., SCHUEFFEL, P., DOMINIC, R., CAMERON, D. (2023). Central Bank Digital Currencies: Opening Pandora’s Box or Paving the Future of Money?. The Emerald Handbook on Cryptoassets: Investment Opportunities and Challenges (pp. 283-306). Emerald Publishing Limited.
BALDEGGER, R., WILD, P., SCHUEFFEL, P. (2021). The effects of entrepreneurial orientation in a digital and international setting. Entrepreneurial Orientation: Epistemological, Theoretical, and Empirical Perspectives (pp. 145-174). Emerald Publishing Limited.

Proceedings from scientific conference

SCHUEFFEL, P., BALDEGGER, R., WILD, P. (2020). The effects of entrepreneurial orientation in a digital and international setting. Entrepreneurial Orientation Research Conference.
SCHUEFFEL, P., BALDEGGER, R., CAON, M., BUENZLI, D. (2019). The antecedents and outcomes of AI adoption in SMEs., ICSB 2019 World Congress. ICSB 2019 World Congress.
BALDEGGER, R., SCHUEFFEL, P., TUCHSCHMID, N., KAISER, A. (2018). The Impact of Banks on the Internationalization Efforts of SMEs: Help or Hindrance?. Brisbane: ACERE Conference 2018.
BALDEGGER, R., SCHÜFFEL, P., TUCHSCHMID, N. (2017). Banks and Internationalizing SMEs: Friends or Foes? EIBA Conference. Milan: EIBA Conference 2017.
SCHÜFFEL, P., BALDEGGER, R., TUCHSCHMID, N., KAISER, A. (2017). The Role of Banks in the Internationalization Process of SMEs: Blessing or Curse?., Academy of International Business Annual Meeting. Dubai: Academy of International Business Annual Meeting 2017.
BUBENZER, P., SCHUEFFEL, P. (2017). The stage theory is dead, long live the stage theory! : reviewing the state of the art in organizational lifecycle research. XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference.
SCHUEFFEL, P. (2015). Microfoundations of Open Innovation: The Antecedants of Openness and Innovation Performance., Academy of Management 2015 (Vancouver). Academy of Management 2015 (Vancouver).
WILD, P., SCHÜFFEL, P., AMANN, W., BALDEGGER, R., & RÉGNIER, P. (2014). Similar but disparate: The Early Internationalization Phase of Family vs. Non-Family Firms., Academy of International Business. Vancouver: Academy of International Business 2014.
SCHUEFFEL, P. (2014). The Effects of EO on Innovation Performance, Open Innovation Proclivity, and Openness. Philadelphia: Academy of Management 2014.

Book editor

SCHUEFFEL, P. (2019). WealthTech: Wealth and Asset Management in the FinTech Age. Information Age Publishing.


Grant Open Service Innovation 2013
Grant Banking as the facilitating factor in SME internationalization 2013
Grant New Venture Internationalization 2005