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The Asymmetric Effects Of COVID-19 on the Labor Market Performance of Mothers and Fathers

COVID-19 confinement measures imposed a tremendous burden on families with young children: schooling and childcare had to be provided in the family home, alongside regular professional duties. In this note, we examine the asymmetric way in which the confinement impacted the sharing of household tasks between mothers and fathers and the corresponding implications for labor […]


Lessons from Covid-19 – Digital Universities (1)

The lockdown has changed higher education – probably permanently. Much will have to be redesigned in the coming years, but for now the challenges and opportunities dominate the autumn semester 2020. Teaching and learning were affected differently by Covid-19 than research and services. For the former, there was a compulsion to change in the short […]


Music goes digital in the Age of Social Distancing

The COVID-19 has changed the way we work and the way we entertain ourselves. It has forced us to remain locked up in our houses, observing and communicating worldwide through digital windows. During the period of isolation that we are experiencing, the need for social connection is greater than ever. The physical world is experiencing […]


“Lost in Transition” – a reflection on Digital Governance post-Covid

The Corona crisis has greatly changed our needs in many areas. The pressure to change has increased rapidly – also for a digital and agile administration. A reflection by researcher Anja Wüst from the Institute Public Sector Transformation at BFH Wirtschaft Due to unprecedented urgency, crisis management services had to be created overnight. And we […]


Transformation of companies in the Covid 19 crisis (3) – Concrete recommendations

The health crisis has accelerated the digital transformation. We are facing a major transformation of the economy. It is now important for companies to make the strategic decisions that are right for them. They have to part with many things – first and foremost with their fair-weather speeches to their own employees The crisis has […]


Digital sport in the Covid 19 crisis (3) – Visionary action is needed now!

Financial support for clubs and safety concepts for spectators are necessary, but not sufficient to help sport through the crisis. It also needs more digitalisation – right now, here and now! The health crisis will be with us for a long time and will pose challenges for sport. Good security concepts and state financial aid […]