Prof. Dr. Deane Harder


Prof. Dr. Deane Harder Dozent

  • Contact hours Monday
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Business School
    Institut Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Brückenstrasse 73
    3005 Bern


  • Consumer behaviour

  • Design Thinking

  • Low-end innovations

  • Sustainability


  • BBA

  • MBA

  • Digital MBA

  • CAS Strategisches Management

  • CAS Gesundheitsmanagement

  • Design Thinking; innovation and sustainability; behavioural economics and sustainability; supply chain management

  • Operational Excellence

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Innovation


  • Design Thinking

  • Behavioural Economics (Nudges)

  • VR/AR

  • Business Creativity


  • 2007-2016 Business experiences in various industries with a shift to applied research in innovation, consulting, corporate development, change management and individual coaching
  • 1999-2004 PhD Otago University


  • Magritte: Creativity in VR

  • BugBias: Insects as Human Food Tested in VR

  • 360° Videos in Teaching

  • Digital transformation in environmental monitoring

  • Pinoy Tannin: Development of a sustainable tannin industry in the Philippines


  • Publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals

    1. Fonseca LMC, Domingues JP, Harder DL, Machado PB. ISO 9001:2015 adoption: a multi-country
    empirical research. Journal Indust. Engin. Mgmt., 2018 (in press).

    2. Frecé J, Harder DL. Organisations beyond Brundtland: A Definition of Corporate Sustainability Based
    on Corporate Values. J Sustainable Dev Afr. 11:5, p184-193, 2018.

    Peer-reviewed conference papers

    1. Harder DL, Duminy L. Gamified feedback in education as a policy to increase intrinsic motivation. The
    Sixth Annual System Dynamics Conference Jointly Hosted by the South African System Dynamics
    Chapter and Eskom Society, 2018 (in press).

    Contributions to books

    1. Schmid S, Harder DL, Brechbühler Pešková M. Nudges to reduce waste. In: Nachhaltige
    Unternehmensentwicklung. Springer 2018 (in press).

    2. Harder DL, Tokarski KO. The Power to Change a Social System. In Organizational Behaviour and
    Human Resource Management (pp. 49–72). Springer, Cham, 2018.

    National studies

    1. Brechbühler Pešková M, Harder DL. Saving cost and reducing food waste – the potential for saving in the
    Swiss gastronomy, 2018.

    2. Tokarski KO, Brechbühler Pešková M, Harder DL. State of corporate development in Switzerland.
    A national survey in collaboration with SGO, 2017.

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency