Dressing for success – and scent?

The common slogan “dress for success” underlines the wide-held view that what you wear matters in everyday life. It originates in Erving Goffman’s studies on the social world as a stage. Accordingly, individuals interact as performers. In the context of management and organization studies this mode of interaction has later...

Biennale Bern: Urban Scent Walk

It seems, in our times of antiseptic cities and scentless cyber-existence, the hunger for scent in the cultural arena is larger than ever. As such, the Urban Scent Walk (USW) seems to have hit the spot at the 2014 Biennale Bern!

Fragrant Careers? The olfactory presentation of self at the workplace

Individuals who want to be successful in today’s career landscape have to go beyond solid performance and strong results; personal branding is an increasingly important factor as well. Impression management plays a key role in today’s professional world, and one’s olfactory appearance is an integral part thereof. Which strategies and intentions...

Bern Biennial: Urban Scent Walk

Explore the old town of Bern by nose: How does Bern smell today? What stories do the fragrant and the foul smells in the city tell? How does smell permeate life in the city? The Urban Scent Walk explores the old town of Bern as a smellscape and an olfactory...

Materializing the Immaterial

 The article Materializing the Immaterial by Nada Endrissat & Claus Noppeney captures central insights of our research on perfume-making. It outlines how the question of materializing the immaterial is approached by the creative director and the two perfumers.

Images, Scents & System Requirements

What can requirement engineering learn from briefings in artistic perfumery? In a recent article Claus Noppeney & Nada Endrissat discuss the transfer potential of the artistic perfumery case developed in the research project “Wissensduft“. 

Scent Marketing

Scent marketing is the focus of the ongoing research project by Tobias Huwiler who studies in the Bachelor of Business Administration at Bern University of Applied Sciences.

Value of management research @ World Perfumery Congress

At the World Perfumery Congress 2014 in Deauville, Claus Noppeney gave a presentation on the value of management research for the perfume industry. Based on the research projects at Bern University of Applied Sciences he argued that the development of new scents is above all an organizational process that involves...