1999 – The Gottlieb Duttweiler Chair
To mark its 75th anniversary in 2000, Migros offers to sponsor a professorial chair at the University of St Gallen. As its name suggests, the Gottlieb Duttweiler Chair of International Retail Management conducts research into retail and wholesale issues, with a specific focus on retail management and consumer behaviour. The Chair is not only interested in theoretical research and building a new generation of academics; it is also keen to exchange views with practitioners in the field. The Chair has been held by Prof. Thomas Rudolph since April 2000.