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Thomas Zellweger

title Prof. Dr.
name Thomas Zellweger
institute KMU-HSG – Swiss Research Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (KMU)
address KMU-HSG und CFB-HSG, Büro 1-356, Dufourstrasse 40a, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
phone +41 71 224 71 42
e-mail
homepage http://www.cfb.unisg.ch
Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=USZOeYkAAAAJ
publications papers (141)
projects project entries (7)
School SoM - School of Management
main focuses Family firms, family business, succession, Emotional Value, Socioemotional Wealth, Entrepreneurial Finance, Governance
fields of research Entrepreneurship
Family business
Governance
former positions Visiting Professor, Babson College, USA
Visiting Professor, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada
Visiting Professor, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany
Derivative Consulting, Brussels, Belgium
Helbling Corporate Finance, Zurich, Switzerland
Arthur Andersen, Zurich, Switzerland
additional business Board Memberships:
Welz AG, Trogen, www.welz.ch (president of board)
Hasler Transport AG, Weinfelden, www.haslertransport.ch
Tisca Tiara AG, Buehler, www.tiscatiara.com
teaching activities Managing the Family Business (graduate)
Entrepreneurial Finance (graduate)
Entrepreneurship (graduate)
Integration Project (under graduate) 
awards - 2015: Jürgen-Hauschildt-Award for best innovation paper
- 2014: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Ent. Division
- 2014: Best Paper Award, Deutschsprachiges Family Business Forschertreffen
- 2012: Best Paper Nominee, International Family Enterprise Research Academy
- 2012: Jeff Rothstein Award, International Family Enterprise Research Academy
- 2011: Best unpublished paper award, Family Firm Institute
- 2011: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Ent. Division
- 2009: Outstanding Reviewer Award, Family Business Review
- 2008: Best Unpublished Paper Award, Family Firm Institute
- 2008: Family Enterprise Research Conference, Honorable Mention
- 2008: JSBM Office Depot Best Paper Award at USASBE
- 2007: Joe Goodman Award of the Family Firm Institute
- 2007: Grant by Swiss National Research Foundation (SNF)
- 2006: Honorable Mention Best Doctoral Dissertation Award Family Firm Institute
- 2006: Wehrhahn Award at University of St. Gallen: Best dissertation
affiliations International Family Enterprise Research Academy
Family Firm Institute
Family Enterprise Reseach Conference
Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division, country Ambassador Switzerland
Family Business Network
editorial board Editorial Board Member Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
Editorial Board Member Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
Editorial Board Member Family Business Review
additional inform... 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. He holds an MBA from the University of St.Gallen and studied at Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). After two years in investment banking with Derivative, Brussels, he received his PhD at the University of St.Gallen in 2006. He was a visiting professor at Babson College, USA, at the University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business, Canada, and at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany. Thomas was a founding associate editor of Journal of Family Business Strategy and serves on the editorial boards of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Family Business Review. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science, amongst others. His research has received several international awards, and has been discussed in Forbes, New York Times, CNBC, The Times, The Straights Times, just as in the leading German speaking media outlets. Thomas is a member of three supervisory boards of family firms in Switzerland and advises family firm owners on succession, governance and strategic questions.