Thomas Zellweger

ThomasZellwegerAEC_3060_kleinProfessor and Chair of Family Business, University of St. Gallen

University of St. Gallen
Center for Family Business and Institute for Entrepreneurship (KMU-HSG)
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen

Phone: +41 71 224 71 00

Thomas Zellweger holds the family business chair at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he also directs the school’s Center for Family Business.

Thomas holds an MBA from the University of St.Gallen and studied at Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). After two years in investment banking at Derivative in Brussels (Belgium), he received his PhD at the University of St.Gallen in 2006. He was a research fellow at Babson College, USA; visiting professor at the University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business, Canada; and is a permanent visiting professor at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany.

Thomas is founding associate editor of the Journal of Family Business Strategy and serves on the editorial boards of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Family Business Review. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as Organization Science, the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. His research has received several international awards.

Thomas is a member of two supervisory boards of family firms in Switzerland and advises family firm owners on governance and strategic questions.

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