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Institute of Management (IFB)
Dufourstrasse 40a, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
+41 (0)71 224 7612
+41 (0)71 224 2355
project entries (6)
SoM - School of Management
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
Executive Director Master in Business Management
fields of research
Strategic Leadership (Top Management Teams, Functional Executives, Chief Strategy Officers, Strategy Departments, Executive Successions)
Corporate Strategy & Governance (Corporate Headquarters, Diversification, Ownership)
Mergers & Acquisitions
Academy of Management (AOM), Strategic Management Society (SMS), Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB)
Markus Menz is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the University of St. Gallen’s Institute of Management. He is also the Executive Director of the Master’s Program in Business Management (“Unternehmensführung”). Previously, he spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. He received a Ph.D. in Strategic Management (summa cum laude) and an M.A. in Banking & Finance from the University of St. Gallen, as well as a B.B.A. from the University of Liechtenstein.
He teaches undergraduate, graduate, and executive courses on general management and strategy. His research focuses on organizational units, teams, and executives involved in strategic leadership, particularly chief strategy officers. He is also interested in corporate strategy and mergers & acquisitions. His work has been published in leading academic and practitioner outlets, such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, The European Business Review, and Harvard Business Manager. He co-authored a book on strategic initiatives and programs, co-edited a book on mergers & acquisitions, and writes a quarterly column for M&A Review. For his research and reviewing activities, he received several awards and scholarships (e.g., by the Swiss National Science Foundation). He is an elected Representative-at-Large of the Strategic Management Society’s Strategy Process Interest Group (2013-2014 term) and the Scientific Advisor to the St. Gallen Symposium’s Wings of Excellence Award.
Since 2006, he is also an independent consultant and advises firms in various industries on strategy, management innovation, and organization design issues. He gained business experience in investment banking, for example in Transaction Advisory Services (M&A) with Ernst & Young in Zurich, in Leveraged Finance with HVB Group (today UniCredit Group) in New York, and in Equity Derivatives Trading with a start-up investment firm in Munich.
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