Faculty Directory

Hans-Ch. Brechbühl

Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration; Executive Director, Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies



DegreeAM, Harvard University, 1993; Advanced Linguist Certificate, Defense Language Institute, 1990; BS, United States Military Academy, 1982

AREAS OF EXPERTISEUse of digital strategies in corporations, business in emerging markets, telecommunications

Current Research Topics

  • Role of the CIO
  • Digital strategies and collaboration
  • Organizational change

Selected Publications

  • With R. Bruce, S. Dynes, M.E. Johnson, "Protecting Critical Information Infrastructure: Developing Cybersecurity Policy," Information Technology for Development (online edition), May 21, 2009
  • With S. Dynes and M.E. Johnson, "Information Security in the Extended Enterprise: Some Initial Results from a Field Study of an Industrial Firm," proceedings, Workshop on the Economics of Information Security, Harvard University, 2005
  • "Best Practices for Service Organizations," iQ Magazine, Cisco Systems, July/August 2003 and Business Strategy Review, 15(1), Spring 2004
  • "Linking Demand Chain and Supply," Le Nouvel Hebdo, July 5, 2002
  • "Migrating Asia’s Manufacturing," BusinessWeek CEO Forum Executive Briefing, 2001

Working Papers

  • With S. Ferencikova, "Transition at Whirlpool Tatramat: How to Enter Emerging Markets in Central and Eastern Europe," Working Paper 225, William Davidson Institute, 1999

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2001–present
  • Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Security Technology Studies, Dartmouth College, 2005–present
  • Executive Director, Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies, Tuck School, 2001–present
  • Director of Operations, 1993–95, Managing Director, 1995–98, William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan Business School

Nonacademic positions

  • Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Trade.com Global Markets (BlueStone Capital), 2000
  • Group Vice President, Corporate Development, Metromedia International Telecommunications, Inc., 1998–2000
  • Change Management Consultant, Tichy-Cohen Associates, 1997–98
  • Officer, U.S. Army, Military Intelligence, U.S. Army- Europe (Germany), 1982–89

Board memberships

  • Advisory Board, New England Technology Summit, 2003–06
  • Board of Trustees, Upper Valley Waldorf School, Quechee, Vt., 2002–05
  • Board of Trustees, Waldorf School of Garden City, N.Y., 1999–2009

Editorial positions

  • Editor, Roundtable on Digital Strategies overview series, 2001–present

Research & Teaching Summary

Through Tuck’s Center for Digital Strategies, Hans Brechbühl explores the impact of digital strategies in organizations with a particular focus on the role of the CIO. He came to Tuck after work in military intelligence and the communications industry and is also affiliated with Dartmouth College’s Institute for Security, Technology, and Society.