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Markus Menz

name Markus Menz
institute Institute of Management (IFB)
address IfB-HSG, Büro 4-209, Dufourstrasse 40a, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
phone 071 224 7612
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homepage http://www.ifb.unisg.ch
publications papers (97)
projects project entries (6)
School SoM - School of Management
university status assistant professor
position Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
Executive Director Master in Business Management
main focuses Strategic Leadership (Top Management Teams, Functional Executives, Chief Strategy Officers, Strategy Departments, Executive Successions); Corporate Strategy & Governance (Corporate Headquarters, Diversification, Ownership); Mergers & Acquisitions
additional inform... Markus Menz is a habilitated Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the University of St. Gallen. He is also the founding Executive Director of the Master’s Program in Business Management (“Unternehmensführung”), a program with currently more than 400 students enrolled. Previously, he spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. Before his academic career, he gained international experience in consulting, investment banking, and marketing. He received his Habilitation (post-doctoral qualification) and Ph.D. (summa cum laude) in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen.   

Markus Menz teaches undergraduate, graduate, and executive courses on general management and strategy. In 2014, he was nominated for the University-wide Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching. His research focuses on strategic leadership and corporate strategy, particularly chief strategy officers, top management team structures, and corporate headquarters. An expert on strategy processes in complex organizations, he has led an annual study of the chief strategy officers and corporate strategy functions of the 500 largest European companies since 2011. His work has been published in leading academic and practitioner-oriented journals, such as the Academy of Management Annals, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, International Journal of Management Reviews, The European Business Review, and Harvard Business Manager. He co-authored a book on strategic initiatives and programs and co-edited a book on mergers & acquisitions. For his academic activities, he received several awards, nominations, and scholarships, for example, by the Swiss National Science Foundation. He was a Representative-at-Large of the Strategic Management Society’s Strategy Process Interest Group (2013-2014 term) and is the Scientific Advisor to the St. Gallen Symposium’s Wings of Excellence Award.